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Willpenrievans

Good evening, 

 

wondering what’s the best way to go about researching a Royal Garrison Artillery soldier without having to sign up to ancestry or some such similar site. 

 

My Great Grandfather was 285457 Gunner Percy Owens & was with them from 1916 to when he was honourably discharged due to wounds on 30th May 1918. 

 

Any help ir guidance gratefully received. 

 

Thank you, 

 

Will 

 

 

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ss002d6252

Realistically, you can't avoid Ancestry and Find My Past.
 

#285457 Owens has a partial surviving service record.
https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM/WO363-4/007299052/00235&parentid=GBM/WO363-4/7299052/15/235

To read it you should be able to sign up for a free trial on Find My Past.

There will be different records on Ancestry, a free trial of that is also usually available.

Craig

 

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HolymoleyRE

Hi Will,

 

Your local library may have a subscription to Ancestry.

 

Andy 

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Mark1959

And I would also recommend the very helpful tips here before you start

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/

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