I have just joined this forum to find more information about a number of relatives that served and/or died during WWI. The most urgent concerns my Great Uncle George Proctor (b. act 1871 in Small Heath, Birmingham, Warwickshire). I have found two instances of him in the military. The first is the 1891 census, where he is living at home on 4/5 Parliament Street, Bordesley with his parents. His occupation is listed as a N. or S. Staffs Regt soldier. The entry is very light so it is unclear if this is North or South. His marriage to Clara Grace Lakeland of Preston, Lancs is registered during the 2nd quarter of 1896. In 1901 his wife was living alone in Preston with his first son. I assume he is away in South Africa based on the moves of the Manchester Regiment, which he belonged to in 1911. The 1911 census has him as a colour sergeant of the Manchester Regiment (2nd Battalion?) based at the Depot in Ashton under Lyne with his wife and children in the married barracks. What I need to know, as a novice in WWI (and Boer War) family research, are the next steps I can take to find more information about my Great Uncle's military career? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am a member of Ancestry.com and Ancestry.co.uk so I can search their databases.