Hi from Sunny Wales

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by GPMB, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. GPMB

    GPMB Member

    Evening All,

    A long time lurker & finally thought I would start contributing. Long time interest in WW2, spiked even more by digging into the service of both of my great uncles, who served in Italy & Africa.

    Looking forward to getting stuck in and making the most of this fantastic site.

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  2. CL1

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

    Welcome to the forum Gavin

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  3. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Hello and welcome Gavin,

    Let's start the ball rolling, as they say.

    What were your great uncles' names and regiments?


    (from windy Italy)
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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi & welcome

    As a long time lurker you will know its important to obtain service records before really getting into research on a relative

    Good luck

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  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Are we that scary that it's taken you all this time to post ?
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Welcome aboard.
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  7. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the throng, Gavin :D
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  8. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Welcome, Gavin!
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  9. GPMB

    GPMB Member

    Thanks All.

    In answer to some of the above, I have obtained both of their service records & can now concentrate on getting into the nitty gritty of their service. I have been concentrating on my Great Grandfather from WW1 for the past god knows how many months!

    Trevor John Conway (14400719), East Surrey Regt, served in North Africa as part of the MEF.

    Thomas John Conway (3962234), Royal Sigs, served in North Africa & Italy (he was awarded the Italy star, but it isn't obvious from his records where/when, so something else I need to look into).

    Thanks for the welcome:)
  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Would suggest starting a seperate thread for each, even Great Grandad, although hes WW1 I guess you will know we cover quite a wide area on here

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  11. GPMB

    GPMB Member

    **ignore the MEF comment above :whistle:
  12. GPMB

    GPMB Member

    Will do Tricky - I'm not going to go off on a tangent in this thread (very easy to do so) - I am going to do as much digging as I can, and will add them into the relevant area:D
  13. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Surrey, England, Regimental Rolls, 1914-1947
    Name: Trevor John Conway
    Event Date: 29 Jan 1943
    Regiment Number: 14400719
    Regiment: East Surrey

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  14. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member


    Could you put up the Service Records so that we can see the movements of both men?

    You get awarded the Italy Star for serving in Italy. Nothing more.


  15. GPMB

    GPMB Member

    minden1759 of course.

    Not yet being overly familiar with the forum rules - am I better off putting them in the service records section?
  16. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    As suggested earlier probably better to start a thread for each relative that way all information that relates to them will be contained within that thread, and therefore not across ?X? number of threads

    Put them in the Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy section

    Thats my opinion anyway

  17. GPMB

    GPMB Member

    Ive added a thread into the Service Records section as I have queries over a Italy Star entitlement - thanks all.

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