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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.
Posted by: Young Buzzard {Email left}
Location: Newton Abbot
Date: Monday 2nd January 2017 at 5:41 PM
Hello Alan,
Firstly A Very Happy New Year to you, and thank you for all your help in 2016.

It was whilst I was thinking about the Royal British Legion that I remembered an uncle who was a keen member of the Legion and I wondered if he had served in the Great War. I found his medal card which told me he has served with the Army Service Corps Number M/322368 he was called Cecil Prideaux Bound. I am interested in the M before his number, and I wondered if it denoted some form of mechanised detachment,uncle Cecil was not at all mechanical his only real interest was gardening. I look forward to your reply with interest, as always.
Thank You.
Reply from: Site Editor
Date: Monday 2nd January 2017 at 10:32 PM

Hi Young Buzzard,
Alan has really retired from the forum. It isn't a joke or anything.
Regards, Bob.
Reply from: Ian Willden
Date: Friday 27th January 2017 at 11:03 PM

Reply from: Becca
Date: Sunday 19th March 2017 at 11:17 PM

Hi there, Young Buzzard,
You will find information about him on Find My Past. I typed in his full name but his middle name has been omitted in his Army records.
Trust you will find his records interesting.
Kind regards
Reply from: Young Buzzard
Date: Monday 20th March 2017 at 10:31 AM


Thanks for the nudge, I have now looked at the attestation papers and have discovered that M 322368 is not my relative but someone else with the same name. At least my family tree will not contain this inaccuracy. Thanks again for your help.
Posted by: Bella {No contact email}
Location: Esher
Date: Monday 26th December 2016 at 12:31 PM
Dear Bob,

Thank you for your message.

May I wish you too a Merry Christmas and a very Happy 2017.

With kind regards.

Posted by: Bella {No contact email}
Location: Esher
Date: Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:09 PM
Dear Alan,

Would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year and to thank you for your generous support and help with my family tree over the past few years.

With kind regards.

Reply from: Bob
Date: Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:40 PM

Hi Bella,
Alan won't get your message (previously, Alan was automatically emailed with every new message or reply from the forum, but that has now stopped). I'll pass your message on to him for you.
Reply from: Gerald A Archambeau Author
Date: Sunday 25th December 2016 at 7:56 PM

Dear Alan,

Marion and I would like to thank you for your wonderful service to your community in the UK and around the
world, and especially by helping me find the truth about my Jamaican born grandfather Inspector Herbert Theodore Thomas, whose contribution to the British Empire & Jamaica B.W.I. was erased and lost for decades. You my friend helped me; his Jamaican born grandson find and expose the truth for the world to see the facts about a good man's life of loss, and his humanity. Gerald & wife Marion.
Reply from: Alan Greveson
Date: Sunday 25th December 2016 at 11:18 PM

Dear Gerald and Marion,
Thank you for your kind wishes. You know we will always keep in touch via air-mail and e-mail. I know you will look forward to the Spring in Canada and planting-out your geraniums and marigolds. It is a priviledge to have reasearched your ancestors.
With Christmas wishes and hopes for a Happy New Year,
Posted by: Pete {Email left}
Location: E Yorkshire
Date: Saturday 24th December 2016 at 10:36 PM
Hello Alan,
I wonder if you would be able to supply me with information about this soldier.
Ernest Grantham No146217 who was born on 4 May 1892 in York and served in the R Es.
Many, many thanks for all the work you have done for me. It certainly has helped me put the family together.

May I wish you and yours, and Bob a very happy Christmas, and good wishes for 2017.

Reply from: Bob
Date: Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:34 PM

Hi Pete,
I guess you missed the red text that Alan has now retired from the forum. He will not be doing any more research as from this Christmas Eve, He is doing something on his own, which I may be assisting him with the programming.

Happy Xmas to you and best wishes for the New Year.
Posted by: Kez {No contact email}
Location: Queensland Australia
Date: Friday 23rd December 2016 at 11:29 PM
Just a note to wish you a Merry Christmas Allan and to thank you for your help and advice throughout the year!
It has been very much appreciated,
cheers Kez
Reply from: Alan Greveson
Date: Friday 23rd December 2016 at 11:52 PM

Dear Kez,
Thank you for your kind thoughts. A Merry Christmas!
Posted by: Young Buzzard {Email left}
Location: Newton Abbot
Date: Tuesday 20th December 2016 at 11:48 AM
Good Morning Alan,
I have located yet another soldier from the "greater" Widecombe area who fought with the Devonshire Regiment through the Great War and returned to the UK afterwards to continue his life and start a family. He was Private Joseph George Warne No 15418. I have read his medal card and note his receipt of the 1914/15 star but I am not sure where the Devons fought in France in 1914/15, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you once again for all your help, and I wish you the "Compliments of the Season".
Reply from: Alan Greveson
Date: Tuesday 20th December 2016 at 4:15 PM

Dear David,
No service record has survived for Joseph George Warne so it is not possible to state his military service. The Army service-medal rolls recorded he served with the 2nd Battalion and the 10th Battalion Devonshire Regiment. As he first went overseas on 18th May 1915 he would have been part of a draft of reinforcements to the 2nd Battalion (8 Division, France and Flanders) before being posted to the 10th Battalion (26 Division, Macedonia) at some stage, perhaps after recovering from wounds.
With kind regards, and compliments of the season,

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