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Offline themonsstar

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Research Boer War British Army Service Records WO97
« on: December 04, 2008, 12:30:21 AM »
I will be happy to do research at the NA Kew looking at WO97 Service Records (Boer War)but this will cost you by giving a decent donation to:

National Gulf Veterans and Families Association
Which is an independent registered charity aiming to support those who served in the 1990-91 and 2003 (to date) Iraqi / Gulf conflicts, either in the armed forces or as a civilian, and their families and dependants.


The Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society, Combat Stress, exists to serve these men and women. For over 80 years, we have been the only services charity specialising in helping those of all ranks from the Armed Forces and the Merchant Navy suffering from psychological disability as a result of their service.

If you make a cheque out to the NGV&FA/Combat Stress and send it to me I will post it to the NGV&FA/Combat with the other cheque I get for doing research.As for cost I would like a you to cover P/P to me let us know cheers MS


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Re: Research Boer War British Army Service Records WO97
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 04:46:45 PM »
Hi Themonsstar,
I have two relatives who served in the Manchesters, Boar War through to WW1 and I have obtained their service records via ancestry.  Are the records you mention in this post contained within their service records which I have, or is there further information for me to obtain re their time in South Africa?
Regards Karlowe1959 

Willi Tilsley

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Re: Research Boer War British Army Service Records WO97
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 09:26:26 AM »
Hi Roy
Is there another means of payment as I dont think my SA check will do any good?
Cheers Willi


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Re: Research Boer War British Army Service Records WO97
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 08:35:11 PM »
I have just logged on having been advised to contact The Regiment in the hope that details of a soldier killed in the Boer War could be checked for me. For quite a few generations my past relatives were named William Henry Murphy, certainly from the early 1800s or earlier,upto a birth in Manchester in about 1877. I have found a W.H.Murphy honoured on the Boer War Memorial in Saint Anns Square. Maybe this is the chap I am looking for. It would be a huge help if his date of birth was confirmed,last known address,next of kin etc.
Pte 4055 of the 1st Battalion was killed at the battle of Talana Hill, I think, on the 20th October 1899

The advice I received to contact the Regiment was from the Tameside Museum, but I see the contact should be through this forum
I hope someone can help me. I have been having terrible difficulties locating burial places