7521227 Eddie James RAMC info sought

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  1. Jim Prout

    Jim Prout Member

    Im currently in the process of obtaining some family military records and thanks to this website, it is going really well. I have tried to do everything without having to subscribe to any of the numerous websites out there. I have now found some info on my uncle who was RAMC during WW2, namely 7521227 Eddie James. I also have 2 x medals which I believe belong to him which I would like to get mounted professionally.

    It looks like he is on the British Army casualty list 1939-1945 but to view this information I will need to upgrade my membership and pay. Is there any way of viewing this info without paying or alternately, is there anyone out there with an active account for these sites that can get this information for me. Ive just paid out £41 to get my grandads army records and am trying to keep costs down. Cheeky I know but worth asking I reckon. Thank you so much everyone.
     
  2. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    This ones on me Jim :)

    Kyle
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  3. Jim Prout

    Jim Prout Member

    Hi Kyle,

    Thank you so much for this, fantastic.

    Kindest regards


    Jim


     
  4. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Hi Jim,
    It costs £30 to obtain a service man's record.
    If you don't mind me asking why did,and to whom, did you pay £41 ?

    Graham.
     
  5. Jim Prout

    Jim Prout Member

    It was £11 for his death certificate that i required then £30 to the MOD records unit at Glasgow.
     
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  6. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Well done Jim, Some guys do get ripped off attempting to obtain records from other sites, just wanted to make sure it wasn't you.

    Graham.
     
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  7. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Goodluck with your research Jim.

    Graham.
     
  8. Jim Prout

    Jim Prout Member

    Thanks Graham,
    Its slow work but its important i get it right as we have quite a few medals and I want to make I get them mounted correctly and for the right family member. Theres more things coming to light all the time and im fascinated by it all.


     
  9. Jim Prout

    Jim Prout Member

    I'm trying to get hold of my uncle's service records but I am drawing a blank. The reason being, I cannot get hold of his death certificate as he died in one part of the UK, was cremated, and his ashes are now at our family plot in Cardigan, West Wales. My mum thinks he died in Bagshot, Surrey but I've contacted them and they can't find any details about him. He served during WW2 and there is a form somewhere stating that he was injured at some point. I believe it was sent to me via a member on here and is attached to one of my posts. I believe I may have his medals in my possession but would really like to get hold of his service records too. If anyone can advise me where to go from here, please do.
     
  10. Jim Prout

    Jim Prout Member

    I also have a date of birth for him of 18/06/1924, died in 1978.
     

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  11. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Was his father Owen, mother Mary and wife Barbara? There is a family tree that suggests his death was registered in Bristol, is that likely? Remember that the place where a death was registered is not necessarily where the death occurred.
     
  12. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    ps he was injured 4/9/44.
     
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  14. Jim Prout

    Jim Prout Member

    Yes,that's him. Owen Glyndwr James is my grandfather and Mary my grandmother. And his wife was called Barbara.
     
  15. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    The death register entry is as follows:
    First name(s) EDWARD
    Last name JAMES
    Gender Male
    Birth day 3
    Birth month 6
    Birth year 1923
    Age -
    Death quarter 1
    Death year 1978
    District Bristol
    County Gloucestershire
    Volume 22
    Page 0827
    Country England

    The dob differs, how certain are you?
     
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  16. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    What was your grandmother's maiden name?
     
  17. Jim Prout

    Jim Prout Member

    It's the dob I have seen on my grandad(his father)s service records. I'm sure that it says 1924 on the headstone too(photo on one of my earlier posts). But to be honest, they got one of the years incorrect by about 1 year on my grandad headstone!!!
     
  18. Jim Prout

    Jim Prout Member

    Wilson.
     
  19. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Edward James
    Birth: 1923
    Death: Mar 1978 - England
    Marriage: 1947
    Spouse: Barbara Doreen Haines
    F: Owen Glyndwr James
    M: Mary Jane

    Edward James
    1923–1978
    BIRTH 1923
    DEATH MAR 1978 • Bristol, Avon, England

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Edward James
    Death Age: 54
    Birth Date: 3 Jun 1923
    Registration Date: Jan 1978
    [Feb 1978]
    [Mar 1978]
    Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Registration district: Bristol
    Inferred County: Avon
    Volume: 22
    Page: 0827

    TD
     
  20. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Your first post says
    "but would really like to get hold of his service records too"

    your post no 9 says
    " It's the dob I have seen on my grandad(his father)s service records"

    Do you have his service records or not ? - I'm confused

    TD
     

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