Tracing a WW1 Soldier

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Neville Bougourd, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Neville Bougourd

    Neville Bougourd New Member


    My usual speciality is the Polish Airmen of 304 Squadron in WW2 but I am currently trying to help a colleague track her grandfather's military history in WW1 - and I am like a fish out of water!

    I have a group photograph of him and friends in what appears to be a fusiliers uniform, but his medal card indicates that he was in the Royal Garrison Artillery. Can anybody help, please?
  2. skyblue

    skyblue Active Member

    Hi Neville,

    Welcome aboard. Personally, I don't know much about such things. But, you could try posting in the "Looking for Someone." section of the forum. You can find it by clicking on Forums - Research - Looking for Someone. Hope you find what you are looking for!
  3. Neville Bougourd

    Neville Bougourd New Member

    Thank you, skyblue - that has to be worth a try!
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  4. phil tomaselli

    phil tomaselli New Member

    He may have started by joining a Fusilier regiment but transferred to the Royal Garrison Artillery before he was posted abroad. The Medal Card only shows what units he served in AFTER leaving Britain.
  5. pink ling

    pink ling New Member

    I was lucky enough to find 4 of my Great Uncles and my Grandfathers service records for WWI on the website It can be a long search if you have a common surname but if you are successful the records can tell you quite a lot about the person. Unfortunately many of the records were destroyed in WWII

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