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Posted by: Brenda {No contact email}
Location: Newark
Date: Thursday 13th December 2018 at 9:56 AM
Does anyone have info about L/24569 Sgt Thomas Dickman who served in WW1 in D Battery 170 Brigade RFA and was wounded in May 1917 in the Third Battle of the Scarpe ? My father was awarded the Military Medal for rescuing his sergeant in this battle and I would be grateful if anyone knows if this was the man he rescued. Thomas lived in Barrrow in Furness,and I believe that he died in 1922.
Posted by: Molly Meehan {No contact email}
Location: Cardiff
Date: Tuesday 20th November 2018 at 8:22 PM
Dear All

I'm trying to find any information relating to my father, John Henry Desmond, who was in the royal artillery in WW1 - all I know is that he served 3 yrs (1915-1919) in the 254 Battalion. I'm the only remaining family member and would really like to know more about him of anyone can help or direct me to where I can get any information?

Many thanks


Posted by: Martin Waite {Email left}
Location: Stroud
Date: Sunday 4th November 2018 at 7:54 PM
Hi Alan, I am trying to find out a little more about Lt - Col Charles Carter Moxon mentioned below. Any information that you have would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Posted by: Christine Barbour Moore {No contact email}
Location: Uk
Date: Sunday 14th October 2018 at 3:09 PM
Want to ID insignia for WO Class 1 Royal Engineers WW1.
My Grandfather Stanley Corsellis Randall MM.

Have his cap badge and another insignia. Think it went on the sleeve not sure though. Has Lion on the right and Unicorn on left. Crown top centre. Different to the cap badge.

How do I send picture please?

Grandpa’s picture is on your photos forum.

Kind Regards

Posted by: Robert Stapleton {No contact email}
Location: Brighton
Date: Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 2:46 PM
Hi Alan. I am trying to establish details of my great uncles death in WW1. His details that I know are
Richard Thomas Luck b.1895 in Brighton died 18th Feb 1918 in France. We think he was in 19th siege battery RGA
Reply from: Jacky
Date: Sunday 14th October 2018 at 9:00 PM

Gunner LUCK, R T
Service Number 54835
Died 18/02/1918
19th Siege Battery. Royal Garrison Artillery
Disembarked in France 25 May 1915
Earned the 1914-1915 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His War Gratuity payment was made to his father, Richard. This amounted to £14/10, indicating that he had about two and a half years service.
Have saved my links to the information if you can't access it. Happy to reply by email if that would help

Posted by: Martin Burgess {Email left}
Location: Chalgrove
Date: Monday 25th June 2018 at 7:14 AM
I'm trying to find out if my grandfather and my great uncle ever actually served together as they were in the same regiment, namely the East Lancashire Regiment at the same time although joining up at different times and being discharged at different times.
My grandfather was Joseph Burgess born 27/1/1879 in Stockport. He joined up around 1898 and was demobbed around 1923. His regimental number was 5656, and he had attained the rank of honorary Lieutenant and Quartermaster by the time he was discharged.
My great uncle was John Burgess born during 1873 in Stockport. He joined up in 1891 and was discharged in 1911 having attained the rank of Sergeant Major. His regimental number was 3218.
I have quite a bit of detail from Alan about my grandfather's service, so if anyone has further detail on John Burgess service, I would love to know more as well as if the two of them ever actually served together.
Posted by: Ann Bedwell {Email left}
Location: Felixstowe Suffolk
Date: Friday 22nd June 2018 at 12:26 PM
I would appreciate it if someone could explain the following.
William Bradburn b 1900 in Liverpool shows a record on ancestry in RAF Airmen records AIR79. He is age 17 service no 161096. You do not get any details.
However I have also found him as a deck boy ID 370145 also no details.
Was he air force or merchant navy.?
Any help is appreciated
regards Ann
Posted by: Ron Clews {Email left}
Location: Worcester
Date: Friday 15th June 2018 at 6:37 PM
I have my G.Grandfathers WW1 War Gratuity record. Under date and place of death it states No.63 F.R. Belgium. Does anyone know what the refers to?
Posted by: Charlotte {Email left}
Location: Uk
Date: Friday 15th June 2018 at 5:13 PM
I am interested to know if any one has any information on soldiers from 6th Batt KSLI who went awol on 20/02/1915 and were discharged on 22/03/1915, all from the area which is now Telford in Shropshire.
Posted by: Hugh {Email left}
Location: South Lanarkshire
Date: Saturday 7th April 2018 at 3:35 PM
I am looking for information on T I A Macdougall who initially served in an artillery regiment during the second world war. He was born on 21 April 1919.
Reply from: Jean
Date: Sunday 27th May 2018 at 2:19 PM

I'm no relation - just like the detective work!

His death:

Trevor Iain A Macdougall
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Trevor Iain A Macdougall
Death Age: 76
Birth Date: 20 Apr 1919
Registration Date: Sep 1995
Registration district: Swansea
Inferred County: West Glamorgan
Register Number: D118
District and Subdistrict: 8971D

T. I. A. Macdougall
in the UK, British Army Lists, 1882-1962
Name: T. I. A. Macdougall
Military Year: 1941
Regiment: Royal Regiment of Artillery
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Same rank and regiment in 1942-45.

More detail from the Army Lists is available to anyone with a subscription to Fold3, via

I believe this is his birth below, because someone's family tree on gives his name as Trevor Iain Glenwyn Archibald Macdougall.

644/18 203

Married twice: first time in London 1943, second time in Edinburgh 1965.

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