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nedsir

Soldiers Records after 1918?

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nedsir

I am sorry if this is not in the correct section, but I was wondering if it is possible to get a soldiers record of service for after the First World War? In particular if you only have his name

and address at that time. I assume it is a long shot but the reason I ask is that to be honest that is all the information that at present I have.

 

Has anyone ever used the M.O.D section that holds such records, and do they need his unit? I can only assume he was in the Royal Engineer's Water and Railways section and that he was serving near his home City of Belfast. Any help with this would be of great assistance to me.

 

Regards

 

Ned.

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19 minutes ago, nedsir said:

I am sorry if this is not in the correct section, but I was wondering if it is possible to get a soldiers record of service for after the First World War? In particular if you only have his name

and address at that time. I assume it is a long shot but the reason I ask is that to be honest that is all the information that at present I have.

 

Has anyone ever used the M.O.D section that holds such records, and do they need his unit? I can only assume he was in the Royal Engineer's Water and Railways section and that he was serving near his home City of Belfast. Any help with this would be of great assistance to me.

 

Regards

 

Ned.

What was his name & address and do you have idea of a possible date of birth ?

Craig

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4 hours ago, ss002d6252 said:

What was his name & address and do you have idea of a possible date of birth ?

Craig

Thanks for your reply Craig his name and address were as follows.

 

Francis McCann McDonnell St Belfast

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3 hours ago, TGM said:

Many thanks TGM I've looked at some of these sites. I really just wanted to know what info they needed as in unit etc. That I'm not in sure of.

 

Also worth referring to:

     3. Apply for the records of someone who's deceased

http://www.army.mod.uk/welfare-support/23212.aspx

 

Armed forces records held by other archives

 

Not used MoD service myself but seen the result of one left in a digitised file :o

 

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4 minutes ago, nedsir said:

Thanks for your reply Craig his name and address were as follows.

 

Francis McCann McDonnell St Belfast

 

There are several records for McCann, F in the post 1920 record list from the MOD. A DoB would really be needed to tie it down to a particular man.

Craig

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Just now, ss002d6252 said:

 

There are several records for McCann, F in the post 1920 record list from the MOD. A DoB would really be needed to tie it down to a particular man.

Craig

Sorry he was born 11 May 1877 as far as I know in Belfast. Mothers name Teresa.

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I can't see an entry on the list the MOD released however that  list isn't 100% - problem you have is that it's one of the lists they use to find their filed records...

Craig

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Dragoon

Hello, 

Don't know if this helps, my Great Grandfather wasn't on the list, so I assumed his record was burnt.

I just phoned the MOD historical disclosure department in Glasgow on the off chance!, and they were incredibly helpful.

I gave them as much detail as I had, and they found his record.

Worth a try

 

Good luck

 

Chris

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5 hours ago, ss002d6252 said:

I can't see an entry on the list the MOD released however that  list isn't 100% - problem you have is that it's one of the lists they use to find their filed records...

Craig

Craig thank you for your efforts. My problem is exasperated by the fact that within a few streets of his address were he lived at that time there were no less than four men with the same name and amazingly they were not related. As I don't know his regiment for sure I can only go on his address around that time added to this is the fact that at that time people moved addresses almost monthly. But he lived at the address I posted for quite some time. So all I can hope for is that the records office can go on the address alone. Regards ned

5 hours ago, Dragoon said:

Hello, 

Don't know if this helps, my Great Grandfather wasn't on the list, so I assumed his record was burnt.

I just phoned the MOD historical disclosure department in Glasgow on the off chance!, and they were incredibly helpful.

I gave them as much detail as I had, and they found his record.

Worth a try

 

Good luck

 

Chris

Thank you Chris for this information do you think an address only is of use to them? I can't be fully sure of his regiment.

 

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There is in the Medal Rolls a Francis E McCann served in 6th Connaught Rangers, Royal Irish Fusiliers and finally Railways Royal Engineers WR/204882.  His medals were returned which suggests (a) he had moved address since demobilisation and (b) was no longer serving 16/4/24 which was the date of the CRV.

 

Unfortunately the 6th Connaught Rangers were raised in County Cork which is about as far as you can get from Belfast.

 

Ken

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, nedsir said:

 

 

I think a name and DOB might be enough, it may be a long shot, but you never know! Worth a try, it worked for me.

Phone number is 0141 224 2670

Chris

 

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1 hour ago, Dragoon said:

I think a name and DOB might be enough, it may be a long shot, but you never know! Worth a try, it worked for me.

Phone number is 0141 224 2670

Chris

Thanks again Chris I will certainly give it a try.

 

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2 hours ago, kenf48 said:

There is in the Medal Rolls a Francis E McCann served in 6th Connaught Rangers, Royal Irish Fusiliers and finally Railways Royal Engineers WR/204882.  His medals were returned which suggests (a) he had moved address since demobilisation and (b) was no longer serving 16/4/24 which was the date of the CRV.

 

Unfortunately the 6th Connaught Rangers were raised in County Cork which is about as far as you can get from Belfast.

 

Ken

Hi Ken sadly for me this is not him although I thought it might be him for some time as he lived very close to the Francis I'm looking for.

 

As for the 6th Connaughts on a point of information, they in fact were made up in large part from men that came from West Belfast who were in the Irish National Volunteers who joined up by way of the Nationalist Home Rule party of John Redmond and the Belfast Nationalist M.P. Joe Devlin hundreds joined the 6th Connaughts as well as many other British Regiments.

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