When you say "my fathers regiment number", do you mean the Engineer Regiment he served with or his Army number?Im trying to find out information of this man please its very important
Having worked for SPVA they can be slow and they have form for screwing up some stuff for serving personnel, but they have a very large body of records, with the name and Service number you have they should be able to get the information. May require proof of your ID and familial relationship.Service personnel and vets agency
I had a look at the commonwealth graves site, nothing came up so Im assuming he didnt die on operations.I would have expected a Google search of name and date to throw up something, especially as it appears to be an official headstone.
Sadly, no: it's too modern for any detailed military background.
Thanks:For post 1945 casualties you need to look at the Armed Forces Memorial Roll of Honour. Special teams were set up by the MoD in the late 1990's to record post WW2 deaths. For some reason ARRSE is not letting me post the links but if you Google ' Search the Armed Forces Memorial Roll of Honour' you will find it easily. Sapper Old does have an entry on there.
As mentioned above, further research would need to be done via a request to Army Personnel Centre by the next of kin.
So what your saying is, he’s not genI had a look at the commonwealth graves site, nothing came up so Im assuming he didnt die on operations.
I googled the date and name and nothing came up.
I looked up a roll of honour from the Engineers and nothing came up (Only saw the EOD roll).
So Im giving up.
Yeah thats my dadSadly, no: it's too modern for any detailed military background.
@stacker1 has done most of what can be reasonably done with a 'modern' death in service: anything more would have to be carried out either by a blood relative or as a request under FOI Act.
There is a Family Tree thread on Ancestry but with little visible (the date of death is incorrect as someone has taken the quarterly Death Index publication date and assumed that it is Date of Death).
Here's an image of the chap:
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