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    digitisation of WWI unit war diaries

    to be released hopefully in time for the centenary of the great war:

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/830.htm

    #2
    Thanks for info - I will look out for these being released.
    herky
    Researching - Trimmer (Farringdon), Noble & Taylor (Ross and Cromarty), Norris (Glasgow), McGilvray (Glasgow and Australia), Leck & Efford (Glasgow), Ferrett (Hampshire), Jenkins & Williams (Aberystwyth), Morton (Motherwell and Tipton), Barrowman (Glasgow), Lilley (Bromsgrove and Glasgow), Cresswell (England and Lanarkshire). Simpson, Morrow and Norris in Ireland. Thomas Price b c 1844 Scotland.

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      #3
      the archives say these are the most sought after records, and i have to say they could be quite interesting.

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        #4
        Looks quite interesting. I now need to try and work out the ones that I found yesterday.
        Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

        I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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          #5
          They are fantastically interesting - I hope they have digitised all the extra documents you often find filed with them (maps, operation orders, casualty lists, battalion histories etc.)

          You do need to know what battalion (or unit) the person you are researching was in (and when) to use them - if you know that, and the diary is a good one, you can track their war virtually every day.
          Last edited by AntonyM; 13-04-13, 15:31.
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            #6
            As Anthony says, they are really interesting. I believe they have digitised all documents within them.

            Of course, quite a few are available for download already at the National Archives site.
            Last edited by annswabey; 13-04-13, 15:00.
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              #7
              Originally posted by AntonyM View Post
              They are fantastically interesting - I hope they have digitised all the extra documents you often find filed with them (maps, operation orders, casualty lists, battalion histories etc.)

              You do need to know what battalion the person you are researching was in (and when) to use them - if you know that, and the diary is a good one, you can track their war virtually every day.
              Good luck attempting to figure out mine then, he joined up in 1894 and never stayed in the same battalion or regiment, he kept moving about a lot. It's only because the pages have his name on them that I know he's my person.
              Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

              I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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                #8
                If you have his service record his battalion should be listed ..... if there is no service record, and you have a medal roll index card, you can still use the information on that to discover the battalion he was in (at least when the medals were handed out).
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                  #9
                  Does 27 images count as a record or card? :P
                  Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

                  I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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                    #10
                    Medal index cards are exactly that - a two sided card.

                    If you have 27 pages that will be a service , or pension, record.
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                      #11
                      It's a pension, it says on the Ancestry file.
                      Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

                      I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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                        #12
                        Lennon, your 27 pages for Hugh were from the British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920 (WO364 TNA reference)
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                          #13
                          The 27 images will be his service record and his regiments and battalions, with dates he was with them may well be included. If he served overseas he should have a separate Medal card (on Ancestry) which will give the medals he was entitled to. The references against the medals on the Medal card refer to the Medal Rolls (not online, but at the National Archives) which give a man's battalion(s)
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                            #14
                            Now I just need to try and read the majority of it. I can make out his name, features, age, and the words Egypt & Malaria.
                            Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

                            I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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                              #15
                              I've added a new album to skydrive in anyone would like a look at the records for themselves.
                              Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

                              I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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                                #16
                                I'll look forward to these being released

                                Thanks, Kyle :)
                                Jacky:)

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                                  #17
                                  My War guy sent me Hugh's medal card

                                  He certainly does seem to have all the details for members of my family..
                                  Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

                                  I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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                                    #18
                                    Which medals did he get? Just Victory and British?
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                                      #19
                                      Just Victory. Can I upload the image here? If not I'll send a link to it.
                                      Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

                                      I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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                                        #20
                                        You can send a link or tell me his name, number and regiment and I'll look it up!
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