Sigs Historian Address, WWII era

Discussion in 'Royal Signals' started by dhgrainger1, Apr 11, 2009.

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  1. Evening all,

    I'm after tracking down details about my Grandfather, originally Sigs, who did 25 years, 1930-1955 (ish).

    Nan says he started with the Sigs, he did time with 'them' and then the Indian Army, then back to the Sigs to demob sometime around 1955-56.

    I've got his service number, and some patchy info on some medals, but not completely sure and waiting for details on them.

    I'm after details of any within the Sigs museum, or if there's a Sigs veteran society who may be able to provide some info!

    I realise it's pretty patchy, but any help would be ace, thank you!
  2. Go to this link, download the Certificate of Kinship form.

    Get your Nan to fill it and and you don't have to pay the £30.
    You will need a death certificate.

    You will then be sent all his service records. Including all his postings, medical info and medal entitlement
  3. You should get the info back in 4-6 weeks.

    Once you have the info then you can use the Royal Signals museum. They have researchers that will look up the units for a fee. I think you can go down and look it up yourself for free. There is also a lot of info on the web.

    Do you have his medals? If so these will let you know what theatres he served in. PM or post here if you need a hand ID'ing them if any are named then that gives more clues, date joined etc

    Enjoy the research, it's rewarding.

    Do read your grandfathers medical records before you show them to the rest of the family. Just in case he was a player :wink:
  4. Thanks very much for the info!

    When filling out a SAR form, is there anything I should specificly write so that I make sure I get all the records? Or is asking for all surviving records sufficient?

    Thanks again :)
  5. Just ask for all service records. They will be intact as it was only WW1 service records that were destroyed by the blitz.
  6. Not all of them though (my GGF were though)
  7. Yep fair one my bad English.

    About 20% of WWI service records survived in tact after the Blitz.

    What I was trying to say was that WWII should be complete.