Clarification of provision of death certificate (Service records)

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Peter Clare, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    In the past, not having applied for the service record of personnel who died out of service, would the MOD accept a photo copy of the required Death Certificate? Or does it have to be the original?
  2. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Good question Peter. I cannot for the life of me remember if I sent a photocopy or not when applying for my dad's records. I am sure it must have been a photocopy because I can't remember getting any paperwork back; not even an acknowledgement

  3. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Photocopy is OK
  4. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Thank you both


  5. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    I sent a photocopy when I got Dads records, it was accepted.
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Hi Peter from my enquiry in 2007, photocopy was fine. In fact they state clearly on the information letter not to send originals as they will not return anything.

    see attached.

    ALH Service Rec..jpeg
  7. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Many thanks to all for putting me right.


  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    They will accept anything that is proof of death, even a undertakers receipt or a photograph of a post war civilian headstone..

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