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SGT. L. F. Bond, 53rd Welsh Div TA Div Signals

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    Default Re: SGT. L. F. Bond, 53rd Welsh Div TA Div Signals

    Quote by Totenhead View Post
    Cheers Jerry, I must have been looking at a differant form last time, it stated that service number was mandatory

    Will give it a go ! Cheers !
    Not sure on that Martin, it was a long time back, but I think many people will not have the service number. See what the forms ask you for.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    Not sure on that Martin, it was a long time back, but I think many people will not have the service number. See what the forms ask you for.
    Hi Jerry

    Third option down, that must have been the one I first looked at, service number is required

    Cheers

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    Quote by Totenhead View Post
    Hi Jerry

    Third option down, that must have been the one I first looked at, service number is required

    Cheers
    Strange as on the link page they say they will give you the service number on the list of things they can supply!
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Totenhead View Post
    Hi Jerry

    Third option down, that must have been the one I first looked at, service number is required

    Cheers
    It says service number AND/OR date of birth is required, not both, so if you know when he was born you should be OK.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Strange as on the link page they say they will give you the service number on the list of things they can supply!
    Sorry mate you may be right !! I have not read the entire webpage ! I spend my entire life it seems looking at computer screens ! haha so I was lazy and simply scrolled down quickly to the Apply for Service personnel service records, you can view all the appliacations available

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    These are the ones I am still struggling with;

    3 Had? 3rd Heavy Artillery division?
    3 Hldg? 3rd Highland?
    7" Go/d R 7th ?? regiment?


    i cant get any of these either..... 3hldg, 3rd highland i would guess that as well, very difficult

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    Did your fathers records come with a mug shot, i managed to get both my grandfathers records and its great to see a photo of them when they joined

    Paul

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    Did your fathers records come with a mug shot, i managed to get both my grandfathers records and its great to see a photo of them when they joined

    Paul
    Hi Paul, no mug shot with his records, just the two I posted above in the desert, and they were left to me when he passed away.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Got some more information on another forum on the ones I highlighted in red in the last image.

    3rd Holding Battalion,36 Construction Section 19/12/1941
    3rd Holding 5/1942 - P of E (Port of Embarkation) 6/1/42
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    An update with most of his units ID'd.

    53rd Welsh Divisional Signals (TA)
    3rd STC (Signals Training Course?)
    3rd Holding Battalion
    36 construction Section?
    Then he was sent to Malaya but was diverted to Egypt
    MEF (med expeditionary force) GHQ Inps?
    MEF N Linesman section
    MEF 73rd Heavy AA Regiment
    MEF 7th GOR (not sure on this, Gun Ops room was suggested)
    MEF 3 AA 6/20 Room 3/8
    EMBarked + SOS (sent off strength) MEF to CMF (central med force)
    BNAF (British North Africa Force) 48 AA Ops Room
    CMF 16th L of C Sigs (Line of Communications Signals)
    1 L of C Sigs
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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