Is there any way to search the forces war records by date of birth? I just created an account there but the help is little or no help at all
I know my father was in the RAF regiment there is a photo attached. His full name was John Hamilton Lear and he was born 30 Nov 1921
He once told me that he was shipped over to India and hated it there but had not been there very long before they realised that he only had one eye (lost the other when a lemonade bottle exploded in his face when he was 12) so they shipped him back and he spent the rest of the war as a storeman
It would be nice to confirm any of this and maybe put a bit more flesh on the bones. I do not know what rank the two stripes on his arm denote but hopefully someone here might? Also maybe from the uniform someone might be able to tell what regiment he was in or at least narrow it down a bit?
It is also possible (in fact reasonably likely) that his father John William Lear (Lear-1135) was involved in the first world war since he would have been about the right age but with nothing other than wild speculation to go on I presume there is no way to find him other than to read all 25 million records which would be madness
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