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photoman

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Late Father's War Service
« on: June 08, 2009, 07:20:31 PM »
I'm trying to find out about my late Father's war service and I think he served with the Manchester Regiment sometime during world war II, how do I find out?

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Re: Late Father's War Service
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2009, 08:16:35 AM »
hi photoman, and welcome to the forum, it would help to start  off if we had a name and as much info you have on him. cheers tonyrod

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Re: Late Father's War Service
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009, 07:13:24 PM »
His name was Edward Raymond Harman born 12 June 1918 called up for service in 1939 prior to war breaking out.

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Re: Late Father's War Service
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 02:09:07 PM »
hi photoman, check this out,
Ancestor Research Officers prior to 1914 Other Ranks prior to 1914 Both 1914-1920 Both 1920 onwards
Useful Addresses Useful Books Succession of Titles Researchers The records of Officers and Other ranks from 1920 onwards, including those still serving, are held at the Army Personnel Centre, (APC) in Glasgow. Access to these records may be requested through the Veterans Section of the Army Website www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceFor/Veterans/
Here you will find advice about medals and how to access Service Records as well as the number for a free Helpline service
hope this helps 
                      tonyrod

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Re: Late Father's War Service
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2009, 03:10:14 PM »
Nice one tony !

You can download the necesary forms from here http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/army.html

You'll also need £30 and a copy of his death certificate

Welcome to our Forum photoman  ;)

Wendi  :)
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Re: Late Father's War Service
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2009, 07:18:21 PM »
Thanks for the info