Drafter Posted 12 February , 2005 Share Posted 12 February , 2005 Hi wanted to post this picture I have on the Alexander Family that's related to me. My grandmother told me the man in the uniform is Charlie who served in World War One. All she knew is that he got hit by mustard gas in the field and went missing somehow made it to his home just out of the blue. Doesn't know the date of enlistment date of discharge doesn't think he won any medals. What I was wondering if anyone here can you tell his unit from his uniform he's wearing what perticular branch of the army would he have served in judging by it looks he was a private but would like that verified. I went to the medal card index website and there is no Charlie Alexander listed there. His brother beside him in the photo is Sam went back to the website there is a Sam R. Alexander having served in the WW1 in the Army Service Corps as a Private Dm2/190249. Does anyone know what ASC does? I'm wondering the one in the uniform could have served in the artillery or as an infantry soldier. I'm also wondering if my grandmother has the names confused. For all I know it could be Sam in the uniform not Charlie. She did tell me that Sam served in World War Two in some kind of office setting but don't if it was a type or a stenographer. Have looked at what's on the medal card index without buying it so far. So I don't much more than that without seeing what it contains. Was wondering if anyone can tell me about this photograph and what would be involved in getting his name looked up at the PRO if anyone here can do that for me. Is the medal card index ran by the PRO? What I was wondering can you see those records at the PRO? Does the PRO have other service records? I would greatly appreciate any help if it can be verified there. Thanks very kindly. Sincerely, Drafter Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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