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yvcain

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William Henry Hill
« on: November 14, 2007, 10:16:10 AM »
I am trying to trace my Grandfathers Service record.
William Henry Hill born 1882 in India. Manchester Regiment. Regiment No: 34143. Injured in battle at Lake Dorian, Salonica 1917.
No luck so far on Ancestry web site.

Also my Great Grandfather (Walter) John Hill born 1848 in Liverpool. Served in the Hussars in India around 1880 and South Africa around 1886.

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Re: William Henry Hill
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007, 10:27:31 AM »
Hi yvcain and a Warm Welcome to The Forum  ;D

As you may know 30/40% of WW1 service records were lost in the German bombing of London in 1940, so it may not be found, however Ancestry have not yet uploaded all the records, so there is still hope!

Just wondered if you had come across this useful link for Families from India

http://indiafamily.bl.uk/UI/Home.aspx

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Wendi  :)

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Re: William Henry Hill
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007, 10:37:16 AM »
Thanks for the info Wendi. Expensive though isn't it?!!

yvcain

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Re: William Henry Hill
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 10:49:16 AM »
hi yv

welcome to the forum, i thought i'd just add this map for a bit of interest



we have another thread going on a similar soldier who was killed there in april 1917

http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=68.0

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Re: William Henry Hill
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007, 10:52:35 AM »
Description     
Medal card of Hill, William Henry
Corps   Regiment No   Rank
Manchester Regiment    34143    Private
Date    1914-1920
Catalogue reference     WO 372/9

http://www.tiny.cc/mwbpw

if you haven't already got this, you should download it (£3.50)
« Last Edit: November 14, 2007, 01:02:08 PM by harribobs »
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Re: William Henry Hill
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007, 02:49:40 PM »
did he live in m/c during ww1.
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Re: William Henry Hill
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2007, 09:01:19 AM »
Thanks for the info Wendi. Expensive though isn't it?!!

 ??? There's a lot available online for free  ???

http://indiafamily.bl.uk/UI/AdvanceDiscovery.aspx

It's the British Library after all  ;D

Wendi  :)
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Re: William Henry Hill
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2007, 10:12:54 AM »
Hi wendi

I logged on to Indian Family History, fill in the form, but drew a blank.

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Re: William Henry Hill
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2007, 08:16:10 PM »
Oh well, it was worth a try  ;D  It'll be The National Archives then for your Great Grandfather......

Mack was asking about your Grandfather in WW1
did he live in m/c during ww1.
mack
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Wendi  :)
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