My parents split up in 1942 when I was 6 months old so I never new him. The only real military information I have comes from my recently discovered cousins. They didn't get to know him till the 70s so I only have hand me down stories of him. All I've got at the moment is Alan Joseph Cassidy Born: Byker New Castle Upon Tyne 27 Oct 1900 Rel: RC Enlisted: Machine Gun Corps 1917 Married: 24 Apr 1940 Staines Middlesex Son Me: Alan Philip 1942 Died: New Castle Upon Tyne 28 Mar 1978 He told my cousins that he was stationed in Russia keeping the White and the Red Russian apart. He also told them he was in or attached to the Spanish Army (POUM?) in the Spanish Civil War. What I'm hoping to find is his Army Number so I can try and get his records. I went to Kew but didn't have any luck, perhaps I looked in the wrong place. I'm living in the USA now and will not be able to get back to Kew till next year if then. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you for your help. Alan Cassidy.