Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by Liz. K, May 4, 2018.

  1. Liz. K

    Liz. K Member

    I'm Liz and I'm currently researching the history of my Gt Grandfather Walter Albert Boyden. So far I know he was in 4th Batallion Buffs and was held as PoW in Germany for 3 1/2 years.. I am looking to gain more information but not having much luck so far Look forward to chatting :)

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  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Welcome to the forum.

    Have you applied to U.K. MOD for a copy of his Army service papers yet?

    Get a copy of military service records: Apply for the records of someone who's deceased

    You’ll need a copy death certificate and pay £30. Takes about 4 to 6 weeks to get a reply.

    Your best bet to discover his POW history is to apply to ICRC in Switzerland via this link -

    Requests for information about people held during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War: Quarterly limit reached

    The next opportunity to apply will be 14th May. You need to be quick off the mark as past experience shows the application window will close after 48 hours.

    It’s a free service and it can take 8 to 10 weeks to receive copy papers.

    Good Luck

    Steve Y
    Last edited: May 4, 2018
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  3. Liz. K

    Liz. K Member

    Yes I have his basic MoD papers but the hand writing is dreadful so I can only get snippets of information.

    Thanks for the link, I'll make sure it's in my diary

  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Welcome to the forum
  5. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    If you post the records you have members may be able to assst with interpretation.

    What do you mean by basic MOD papers?

  6. Liz. K

    Liz. K Member

  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi Liz,

    Welcome aboard.

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