My grandad was a Sapper (im not sure what a sapper is).
I only found this out recently by getting a collection of birth certificates of my family.
My Uncle has my grandad on his birth certificate as GEORGE ALFRED DUBBER and it says occupation Sapper R.E i think they may mean royal engineers?,but also it had his real job under it as a Bill-Poster,i would love to know what that was.
I have never met anyone who knew my grandad,and indeed my family has all but gone,so if anyone knew him that would be great,but just getting his file would be wonderful,trouble is i dont have and army numbers that he would have had.
The birth cert was dated 1918 so i guess that was the end of the war,and its great he survived,as many didnt.I wish i knew more aboout the war,but maybe this site will teach me more.
My Dad was in WW2 but i cant find a regiment for him either,just a few pictures,and ive sent twice for help at records office,they dont seem very helpful and charged me £50,to tell me they couldnt look for his records as i didnt have his regiment,i argued that the rare name should narrow it down,but no joy.My Dads name was HENRY JAMES DUBBER sadly he passed away leaving only 3 pictures and no clues apart from fact he was a driver/rifleman,and we come from Portsmouth Hampshire,and i vaguely remember him saying something about the 8th whether that was a regiment i dont know.ive attached his pics
Also he told us,one of the paaswords to get into camp was "halt who goes there?" Answer "Two kippers on horseback,i love that password they sure had a sense of humoyr.lol.
Also,i think he may have spent some time stationed on isle of wight,and drank a lot.lol.
he never went overseas though.
Im looking forward to meeting you all.Take care Love Ann.(Guinevere)xx