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Leslie Flint


Plyn Aston
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Leslie Flint died on the 10th October 1918.  He was never found. He was 22 years old.  Along with his Brother Frederick his name is recorded on the memorial at Vis en Artois.  The third brother Miles Walter Flint survived the war.  I am new to this and don't know where to start but I would like to find out his war record. Thank you

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Hi and welcome

Best to start with name, DOB, and where born, any other info such as Rgmnt & service number if you have it.

And let us know if you have access to Ancestry or Findmypast.

regards

Jon

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A quick search I did gave me...

DOB:Circa 1896

Age:22

Birth Town:Tideswell, Derbyshire

Resided Town:Buxton, Derbyshrire

Nationality:British

Date of Death:10/10/1918

Fate:Killed in Action

Information:SON OF ADELINE ANN AND THE LATE JOHN FLINT, OF TIDESWELL. STEPSON OF JOHN BRAMWELL. HIS BROTHER FREDERICK ALSO DIED IN SERVICE.

Rank:Corporal

Service Number:17818

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Hi Jon,  Leslie was in the Sherwood Forresters and your information is correct. I have no other information on Leslie and would like to find the war records off all three brothers. Frederick's service number was 20087 corporal Frederick Flint M.M.  The little information I have says he was killed in action at  Riencourt aged 20.

The other brother Miles Walter Flint was I believe in the Manchester Regiment but I know nothing else.  

I have no access to ancestry or Find my Past.  

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Hi

the chances are slim for records, as many were lost under WW2 bombing (look up Records info here - http://www.1914-1918.net/records.html)

Without access to Ancestry or FMP there may be some info from the National Archives, but usually a £3.50 download fee.

You may find Medal Index Cards and War diaries. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Most sites for specific information require some sort of fee and if you read the top of the forum, too specific requests/answers detracting from the paid sites can be frowned on by the Mods.

You can look up the Gazette online, as per the previous link I added. Search such as "Gazette ~number - rank abbreviate eg Pvt, Srj, Cpl - Surname Initial

or direct via https://www.thegazette.co.uk/

regards

Jon

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The effects register shows that Acting Corporal #17818 L Flint had 49 months of qualifying service at the time of his death.

 

The effects register shows that Acting Corporal # 20087 F Flint had 17 months of qualifying service at the time of his death.

 

Craig

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6 minutes ago, jonbem said:

rank abbreviate eg Pvt, Srj, Cpl

You won't get far with those - try Pte and Sjt or Serjt.

 

Ron

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http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4554775

Reference: WO 95/1624
Description:

71 Infantry Brigade: 2 Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). (Described at item level)

Date: 1915 Nov 1 - 1919 Mar 31
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http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7352248

Reference: WO 95/1555/2
Description:

1 Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)

Date: 1918 Apr. - 1919 Apr.
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