Hello, Thought I'd chuck this up, partially because I'm at a brick wall, and partially bucause I know I won't be the first, nor last, person to encounter such a problem. I recently sent off an application request for service records, as my Great Grandad apparently served in WW2, What is interesting, is that it's a potential that he also served in WW1 as well, as he is of an age where both are technically a possibility. One massive hitch though. The family doesn't know his service number, nor unit, rank, De-Mob date etc. Supplying DOB, name, Birth location doesn't seem to cut the mustard for the records guys, so they seem to want the requirements of military details before they contemplate searching. Is there anything I can do to try and track an army number? I have Basic rudimentary details of my ancestor, Name, DOB, Birth place, Death etc. but that is all. I have used Forces War Records and Ancestry which have brought up an entry for the Royal Engineers, however, I don't want to request that file incase its the wrong person with the same name. Any guidance will be appreciated, as I'm already spitting feathers! thank you.