TiarasTimeOutsAndTantrums · 26/10/2011 20:15
Are there enlistment records etc on ancestry? I can only seem to find ww1
whomovedmychocolate · 26/10/2011 23:14
There is a site called I think forces reunited that may be able to help you. :)
TiarasTimeOutsAndTantrums · 27/10/2011 09:13
Thank you! I'm trying to do my grandparents family history for them as they aren't brilliant with the computer and I know his brother died in the war
Kbear · 27/10/2011 09:16
If you know which of the forces he served with you can get all the information from the relevant records office. My grandad was in the RAF and I wrote to them with his death certificate to get his RAF record of service.
TiarasTimeOutsAndTantrums · 28/10/2011 13:29
It's the RAF I've found his grave online but not sure if there's a death cert still
HerdOfTinyElephants · 28/10/2011 13:47
Did he die in the UK or abroad?
Surviving next of kin can request a copy of the service record -- make sure you specify in your application that you want the service record and any other documentation they hold on your great-uncle.
For the RAF you'd need to fill in the form at //www.veterans-uk.info/pdfs/service_records/raf_kinship.pdf and send it to RAF Disclosures Section, Room 221b, Trenchard Hall, RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, LINCS NG34 8HB with a cheque for £30 and copies (I think photocopies are fine) of relevant certificates. Your grandfather would need to actually be the one applying, though, as next of kin.
TiarasTimeOutsAndTantrums · 28/10/2011 13:50
Oh thank you! He's buried in holland I've found a record online saying he was a flight sergeant.
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