Help identifying soldier regiment

Discussion in 'The Brigade of Guards' started by fathippy, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. fathippy

    fathippy Junior Member


    My grandfather's brother William Billy Barker is in this photo and I am looking for any information anyone can give me. I only have his name and the rest is blank except for this photo

    Thanks in advance

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  2. Owen

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    Grenadier Guards
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  3. CL1

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

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  4. fathippy

    fathippy Junior Member

    Only problem is I'm not his next of kin and don't know who is my dad has lost touch with most of his family.
    So can't really go down that route.
  5. CL1

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

    you dont need to be next of kin I have assumed he is no longer alive or was he killed in WW2
    you dont require his service number

    Apply for the records of someone who's deceased
    You can apply for a copy of someone else’s service records if any of the following apply:

    • you’re their immediate next of kin, for example their spouse or parent
    • you’ve got consent from their immediate next of kin
    • you have a general research interest - you’ll only have access to limited information, unless they died more than 25 years ago
    You need to know the person’s full name, date of birth and service number.
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  6. CL1

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

    A note of caution you will not find his service records on the internet the only route is via the government website provided.

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  7. fathippy

    fathippy Junior Member

    Sorry the one listed is not him his full name was William John Barker and he was born in Dilhorne in Staffordshire
  8. CL1

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

    I am sure a forum member will add what they can but as you know (sorry to go on) service records will give you details of his regiment and other pieces of useful info.Then you will be able to get the war diaries which will give you further info on the regiments route taken during the war

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