does anyone have a account?

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Unfortunately I can not afford one at the moment but I would love to see the records of my father Lear-1134 I think his service number was 1440288. I am less sure of my grandfather Lear-1135 but he was of an age where he might have been in the first world war and his service number might have been 23117. Thank you
in Genealogy Help by Andy Lear G2G6 Mach 1 (11.7k points)

2 Answers

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Hi Andy cannot help with your father you can apply for your fathers records i think the fee is about £30. The John William Lear service no 23117 came from Stoke and died in the ww1, cannot find any others.
by Alan Channon G2G6 Mach 1 (11.5k points)
Yes I know it is expensive. Thank you for trying
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While the British National Archives at Kew are closed, due to Covid, their records including British military records are free to download if you sign in, all you have to do is create an account.

Another source, though I'm not sure how I found it is The London Gazette newspaper, they have records for medals and important promotions. It is free also, you will probably need to do a lot of searching, it goes by name and date of whatever the event was.

Someone on G2G gave me the link, a few months ago I will look for it and post it here, when I find it

I tried a 1 month membership with the forces war records and was not impressed.

Found London Gazette look under Awards and Accreditations.

Edit: add London Gazette website
by M Ross G2G6 Pilot (469k points)
edited by M Ross

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