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I presume the Casualty Lists published weekly show Service Numbers against each entry and not another number e.g. casualty. Is this so? I have a record of an individual who looks like a relative (my uncle) but the Casualty List service number (five digits) does not match the two Medal Card...
Can anyone give me some advice please. We have a number of old family graves in different Birmingham Cemeteries. Is there a method of advising the cemetery authority of your interest in the grave? I understand that there may be a need to cover old graves and reuse the areas (as deeds expire and...
Does anyone know of a means of "decoding" the abbreviations on records of service for the army in WW1? examples being "To the Field", "Field", "PUC", "B213", "ED 3913"
It appears that the numbers are other forms. So that part solved.
Looks like the rest means in the trenches and...
My mother-in-law told stories for many years about military incidents she was involved in during WWII. Like many family stories you are never sure of the facts and the imagination!! Briefly the story ran like this: She was a telephonist/plotter in a bunker (Command Post) located near Dover. Her...
"Where there's waves there's water"
Often used by my mother, (even when she was over 100) usually about anyone with any form of wave in their hair when they said or did something silly----water instead of brains!!
There is a story in our family concerning WW11 and the bombing of Hockley and Ladywood areas. Usually under the heading of "The night of the Big Raid". A few questions if anyone can help.
Was Ellen Road School destroyed by a landmine killing all those in the shelter?
Was there a memorial tablet...