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Sgt Ernest Noel Roots 1st Royal West Kents

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I am researching my grandfather Sgt Ernest Noel Roots but can't find any war records. I know the may have been burnt in WW2. He was already in the 1st Battalion Queen's Own Royal West Kents when WW1 broke out. He was in Dublin at the time. I have the regimental history by Captain C T Atkinson but nothing personal to Ernest. He survived the whole war and was involved in many of the major battles and events. He was still in the battalion in the early 1920's in Ireland.

Any help or information would be very gratefully received. Grant Harrison

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Hi and welcome

please read the top item under announcements "Final changes to copyright and posting attachments"


here is a little that might help


First Name:E N



Service Number:9264

Gallantry Awards:

Meritorious Service Medal

Gazette Info:Gazette Issue 30111. M.S.M. Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for valuable services rendered with the Armies in the Field.

Gazette Date:01/06/1917

Gazette Page:5493

Service:British Army

Regiment:Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)




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Hi Grant, 


If the DoB (USA format) matches in the image below, then for £30 you could get a copy of what is probably his service record, though it might be heavily weeded. Further info on how to go about it is here






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