Hello, I am Emma!

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by Emjsw01, May 17, 2019.

  1. Emjsw01

    Emjsw01 Member

    Hello,
    I just thought I would introduce myself as a new member!
    I am the very proud granddaughter of George Williams (1921-2010) who served in the Royal Artillery during WW2.
    I am currently researching my family tree and am trying to find out more about his military history (he told me lots of stories but I never knew much about where he was and what he did until after his passing) . The Army is a steep learning curve for civilian! I found this amazing website and am touched by how kind, friendly and helpful everyone is and am pleased to be here :)
    I look forward to getting to know people.

    Best wishes Emma
     
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  2. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Welcome Emma
     
  3. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Welcome!
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum.
    Hope we can help with your research.
     
  5. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Welcome from a Son of a Royal Artillery Gunner.

    Regards,

    Rob.
     
  6. Emjsw01

    Emjsw01 Member

    Thank you very much :)
     
  7. Emjsw01

    Emjsw01 Member

    Thank you for the welcome :)
     
  8. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

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  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Emma

    This time Tony56 typed faster than me - service records are THE ONE & ONLY place to start

    TD
    Well done Tony - this time :mad:
     
  10. Emjsw01

    Emjsw01 Member

    Thank you for the welcome, that is very kind of you. I have just got grampa's military history documents through the post, there are so many abbreviations and numbers etc that I think I might need to ask for help! Although I have little experience, I am really hoping that in some way I can to something to contribute to the group too.
    Nice to meet you :)
     
  11. Emjsw01

    Emjsw01 Member

    Hi Rob, thanks for the welcome, my grampa was a gunner too, I can see I am in good company :)
     
  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Best to start a new thread with his Name & Regt as the title - that way all his details will be kept together

    TD

    forgot to add - upload good scans orientated the right way for members to see and highlight areas you need help with
     
  13. Emjsw01

    Emjsw01 Member

    Thank you, I only recently after all of these years found you could do this! My nanna, his wife, is still with us and applied for his records which arrived ladt week but they are a bit complicated!
     
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  14. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    If you start a new post with a title of his name, service number and regiment and ...................

    OK Tricky you won!

    But would add that it will be helpful to upload copies and you will get help interpreting them.
     
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  15. Emjsw01

    Emjsw01 Member

    Hi TD, thank you for getting in touch, luckily we have now received them although there is quite alot of stuff blanked out with a black marker!
     
  16. Emjsw01

    Emjsw01 Member

    Thank you very much for the advice, it is all in paper at the moment so I need to take photos of them as they are too big for my scanner!
    Also, before his Altzhimers sadly got worse (sorry for my spelling) he wrote his memories of the war in his life story. I thought it might be useful to others so I will post that too for anyone interested?
     
  17. Emjsw01

    Emjsw01 Member

    Thank you, I will take pictures of them and will do that
     
  18. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Should make an interesting thread and keep you occupied for a while

    TD
     
  19. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Had to make an edit to my earlier post #12 - sorry mate
    TD
     
  20. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Hi Emma,
    If you have a smartphone there is a good free app called PhotoScan which is very good at scanning documents and photos - I use it all the time for scanning photos to upload to the forum. I do have a scanner but it’s a faff to use. If the documents you got are like the ones I have then they are A3 size which is also difficult to fit in the kind of printer/copier/scanner most of us have at home.
     
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