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Posted by: Jeanette {Email left}
Location: Plymouth
Date: Wednesday 29th March 2017 at 2:50 PM
Help please Im looking for photos of the buffs (East Kent)regiment 1917-1920 India. Any help would be brilliant

Posted by: Ian Cameron {Email left}
Location: Llanrhystud
Date: Sunday 19th March 2017 at 9:03 PM
Alan Greveson kindly helped me with some information about my grandfather, Edward Richard Borthwick (RFA T 805970 Gnr). Since then I found a record of one of his woundings dated 25/6/1918. It states that he was transferred from the 64th Field Ambulance to No. 30 Ambulance Train. His regiment was the RFA, 122nd Brigade, C Battery 38th Division.
I have tried to find some information about where this might have taken place but without any luck. Perhaps someone on the forum with a knowledge of either the RFA or RAMC may be able to help.
Many thanks,

Posted by: Sue Winders {Email left}
Location: South Wonston Winchester
Date: Thursday 23rd February 2017 at 12:36 PM
I wonder if anyone can help with the service records of three brothers:
Stanley Charles Harle born 1892 Canterbury
Frederick William Harle born 1895 Newbury---sometimes called Fred I know he went to salonika
Sidney James Harle born 1898 Newbury --- I know he was wounded on the somme and also went to Palestine after/during war
Thank you
Posted by: June Walters {Email left}
Location: Wales
Date: Friday 17th February 2017 at 6:35 PM
Hi, I am trying to find out a little more about my grandfather Ralph Houghton. He was a gunner with 66 Company Royal Garrison Artillery in Port Royal, Jamaica. The 1911 census shows him as a 24 year old single man. Is there any other information on my grandfather please?
Posted by: John Nicholls {No contact email}
Location: Harlow
Date: Sunday 12th February 2017 at 11:06 AM
Such a shame Alan no longer on this site he has helped me so much over the years. Can anyone help me on this please. When my mother died she left me a few bits of which one was a Medal which i cant find out much about it. This person is not even on my Tree but he must be part of the Family otherwise why would she have had it. I should explain her maiden name was Bartlett and she married a Nicholls. This brown Medal says The Great War for civilisation 1914-1919 on the edge of the coin it says :
G S 20486 Pte W Nicholls R. Fus. he must have belonged to my family but with whom ???? can anybody help me please.
Posted by: Chris Wilson {Email left}
Location: Exeter
Date: Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 4:51 PM
Hi Allan,
I'm researching a man who was with the Yorkshire Regiment but was seconded to the Nigeria Regiment during the war: do you happen to know where I could go (preferably online) to get details of their activities from 1914 to 1917?
Kind regards
Reply from: Site Editor
Date: Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 10:18 PM

Hi Chris,
Alan has retired from doing research on the forum.
I was keeping Alan's name in the forum's title as a mark of respect for all the work he did, but I guess no one will believe it while Alan's name is still there, so it's now removed.
Regards, Bob.
Reply from: Chris Wilson
Date: Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 10:31 PM

Thanks, Bob.
I wish Alan the very best of retirements. I stumbled upon this site by accident only a few months ago and was very impressed by the help I received. It is a great shame that Alan has hung up his research microscope, he will be greatly missed, but everyone deserves time off. So best wishes, Alan, and thanks for all your help.
Reply from: Site Editor
Date: Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 11:01 PM

Alan was an absolute expert in his knowledge of WW1. He's been answering queries since (I think) 2008 and he did all this unpaid and with a great passion.
Regards, Bob.
Posted by: Mark Edwards {Email left}
Location: Current Location
Date: Wednesday 11th January 2017 at 7:50 PM
Carrier, Clifton William John.
Rank : Private
Service No: 51204
Date of Death 23/10/1918
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: The King's ( Liverpool Regiment) 4th Bn.
Laid to rest at
Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery Montay

I am a descendant of Private Carrier, Clifton William John. I wonder if anyone can give me information about his service record where he fought any service medals he may of achieved. Details of where he fell and cause of death.
Posted by: Sue Smith {Email left}
Location: South Yorkshire
Date: Sunday 8th January 2017 at 2:57 PM
I just wanted to acknowledge the great help that Alan provided to me in researching WW1 fatalities relating to the village of Ellastone - his knowledge is second to none - and I wish him all the best in his retirement. He will be a great loss to research! Thanks Alan!
Posted by: Colin Peckham {Email left}
Location: Ballina
Date: Sunday 8th January 2017 at 6:19 AM
Hi, I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather Charles Alfred Peckham who enlisted with the Royal Hampshire Regiment Rifle Brigade 10.09.1914 for action in France, he was awarded a decoration qualifying date 30.07.2015, but not sure what or why. 1st Corps R.B. Reg. no. 3/4325, then I think Reg no. 1787 - 305506 and Victory Number C/1/103 B22 page 2088 [I think he got the Star Medal]. Cause of discharge A.O. 265/17 p.2. p.3g2 XV1. I dont have any idea what this all means as I am not a historian, so I hope that someone can help. I am very proud and up to this point thought that he only was in WW2, building a Chapel from a Warehouse in Cardiff Docks for US servicemen who were arriving in bags !! Hope someone can help
Posted by: Ian Parsons {Email left}
Location: Northampton
Date: Thursday 5th January 2017 at 5:08 PM
My Great Uncle Cyril Bulman was in the 1st Hants. in 1915 having enlisted on 2nd Sept 1914. On 23/10/15 he was promoted to unpaid L/Corporal. I have a copy of a transfer document dated 25 April 1916 which says he was transferred to be Temp 2nd Lieutenant 21st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers dated 19th March 1916. I believe he trained as an officer at Cadet School GHQ. How long was this for as on 26th March he joined the 21st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers in the Trenches at Hamel. He was blinded on 5th June 1916 but lived until 1981.

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