Casualty Cards

Discussion in 'Research Material' started by AB64, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I was looking at some records on findmypast yesterday and stumbled across the "Royal Artillery Other Ranks: Casualty Cards 1939-1947" which were new to me, are these available for other units? and if so where?

    Thanks

    Alistair
     
  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    These are new to me as well Alistair. I must purchase some new credits.

    Thanks

    Steve
     
  3. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I ended up having to get a fair few credits yesterday - there isn't a massive amount of info but they give a useful overview and gave me a cause of death that I hadn't been able to find for one of the men whose paybook I have.

    I did a forum search and someone mentioned going to the RE museum to look at casualty cards a couple of years ago.

    Alistair
     
  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks Alistair,

    I've had a couple of RA enquiries via my website recently. I try to help everyone who calls in, but sometimes apart from directing them to apply for their man's service records, there isn't much I can give them.

    Best wishes

    Steve
     
  5. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    I notice when doing a `search only` on men who have no known grave and are on the Dunkirk Memorial etc that these men are found straight away if they hold additional info into cause of death ,where and when etc then these could be a god send to anyone researching a `missing`casualty. Sorry to ask the same question but does anyone know if other units have similar cards?

    Kyle
     
  6. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    An example of one of the cards - the basic card is generic not RA specific.

    Alistair

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  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks for placing an example up on the forum Alistair. :)
     
  8. hutchie

    hutchie Dont tell him Pike!!

    Be interesting if theres any reme ones
     
  9. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

  10. Charpoy Chindit

    Charpoy Chindit Junior Member

    Alistair

    Did you know that Joseph Taylor-Lowen was MID LG 05/04/45.
     
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  11. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I didn't - thanks for that - I've had a quick run through the LG for all my service books but its not always that simple.<br /><br />Thanks again<br /><br />Alistair
     
  12. BrianM59

    BrianM59 Senior Member

    As far as I am aware, the Tank Museum at Bovington hold all casualty cards for Royal Armoured Corps personnel. The ones I looked for were from 1940 and although the odd one was relatively brief, they were very useful.
     

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