Don't know if there is a similar topic on here. I can't find it, so if there is I look forward to hearing and will move me 'arris over. Lots of people currently researching family backgrounds especially now that info can be readily got on the internet. My old feller is in his mid 70's and spends most of his spare time chasing leads and sorting out family photos ... now he's bought a laptop! Being an ex soldier he his keen on the old family military history and it seems our clan have been cannon fodder throughout the ages. So far, and on my dads side: My great great grandfather was a Csgt in the Royal Marines My great grandfather was Royal Berkshire Regt and then RE and served in the Boer War [edited] and then WW1 My grandfather was 25 years in the Navy and served throughout WW2. Interestingly he had been awarded his LS&GC before all his war medals. My dad served in Korea with the RAOC I served in RE for 24 years (my 3 brothers & sister did not serve) On my my mums side he hasn't got far yet but 5 of her brothers served during WW2 and her dad was Navy in WW1 and special constable WW2 Not much really, but got me thinking. I knew a Scottish family who had three brothers serving in the RE when I first joined and their dad and granddad had both been RE. But I am sure that for some of the infantry regiments there are even more family ties. So ... do tell!