Author Topic: How can i find if my GT Grandfather was in the boer war?  (Read 3409 times)

jtw

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How can i find if my GT Grandfather was in the boer war?
« on: December 15, 2008, 09:31:46 PM »
Hi there, first time on the forum.

trying to find out if my gt grandfather served in the boer war, my aunty(his grandaughter) is convinced he was in the boer war and ww1.he was born in 1878. i have his birth and marriage cert from 1902 which states he was in the 2nd cheshire regiment as a private and resident at the castle chester. The thing i don't have is a service number which is why i have never been able to find out if he also served in ww1.
I do have a photo of him in uniform but it's not very clear and no idea when it was taken.

any help or advice would be much appreciated

cheers

jim

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Re: How can i find if my GT Grandfather was in the boer war?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 10:16:34 PM »
Hi Jim

And welcome to the site.

Can you give us your G/F name

Cheers MS

jtw

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Re: How can i find if my GT Grandfather was in the boer war?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 11:09:53 PM »
Hi there,

his name was Thomas Dawson born birkenhead

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Re: How can i find if my GT Grandfather was in the boer war?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 11:17:07 PM »
hi Jim

and welcome to the group

we'd love to see the photo, if you click Additional Options below the reply box, you can add a pic from there

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Re: How can i find if my GT Grandfather was in the boer war?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 11:18:11 PM »
photo of him, not very clear i'm afraid