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Regiment number but no name


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Hi

Can anyone tell me how I can find out the name of a soldier who was in the British Expeditionary Force, France?

The details I have on the back of the photograph are:

L/Cpl F King 36.227 (F - looks like an 'f')

X Coy 4th Batt (Coy - I could have this wrong due to the style of handwriting)

Yorks Reg

BEF

France

It looks from the dress and photograph as if he was a solider in the First World War.

Thank you. Amanda.

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Amanda . Welcome .

I am confused - you have his name or do you mean the first name. I think that the number is possibly 36227

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...p;resultcount=1

Think this is him - it is a J

stevem

Hi

I'm no longer confused. I thought J King was an abbreviation for the name of the regiment i.e. King's Fusiliers.

Although I now have another mystery as I have nobody with the surname King in my family tree.

Thank you for replying. Amanda.

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He could have been the friend of one of your family that served. It looks as though he survived because i cannot see him on the CWGC site.

L/Cpl = Lance Corporal

Best of luck.

steve

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  • 4 years later...
Guest StephanieWhitehead

Hi,

Not sure if you will still be checking this as you posted a long time ago. I am just researching our family tree and I think the photo you have is of my great grandfather, Corporal Joseph King who had number 36227. If you do read this and you are able to send me a copy of the photo if you still have it I would love to see it.

Stephanie Whitehead

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Stephanie, looks like Amanda's long gone, but you could try sending her a PM and she should get an e-mail notification.

Good luck

Sean

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Sean,

I don't think either of them can use the PM system until they have 5 posts?

And (as you know) according to her history Amanda was only ever on the site for 1 day - it's a dead duck I am afraid.

BillyH.

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Billy, would it be the case if Stephanie makes enough posts to PM Amanda, will Amanda still get an e-mail notifying her of a PM on the forum, or does Amanda need to also have 5 posts to recieve a PM? Thats assuming that Amanda still has the same e-mail address of course!

Regards

Sean.

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Sean,

I think you have to "tick" something on your profile to get an e-mail alert?

I know I don't get them anyway, but I am on here most days so it doesn't matter.

I suspect that the 5 post rule applies to receiving PM's as well as sending them, which really kills it.

But I can appreciate the frustration of knowing that there is a photo you want in someones else possession and you can't ask for a copy.

If Stephanie sees this conversation she could manipulate another 3 posts or else she could ask you or I to try PM'ing Amanda on her behalf? Perhaps better youself because I am away on holiday on Saturday!

BillyH.

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Billy, I hadn't even considered doing that, how dim of me :doh: will try it now and keep fingers crossed. Be a shame to see an opportunity like this go unrewarded!! Have a good holiday, watch this space

Regards

Sean

Edit: Amanda cant receive PM's!! Maybe one of the MOD's can find an e-mail address and make contact?

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