Help with WW1 service history

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by no_idea, Nov 12, 2012.

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  1. I've registered on Great War Forum, but still waiting for activation.

    Can anyone help with research for me please?

    Driver Idwel Jones
    279488 RA

    I vaguely remember him telling me of horse riding gun carriages so presume he must have been Field Artillery.
    I don't have his exact dob but I think it would have been 1897 or so.

  2. scaryspice

    scaryspice LE Moderator

    Had a quick look on Ancestry and found his medal card.

    Dvr Idwal Jones
    279488 RFA
    Awarded the Victory and British war medals, but no stars which implies he wasn't serving in 1914/15.

    Not found his service record yet but then as you probably know a lot of them were destroyed by German bombing action in the second WW and don't survive.

    More details of the medal rolls are here British Army medal index cards 1914-1920 | The National Archives
  3. Thanks for the speedy reply. Yes, I have those 2 medals with me here.