Royal Artillery Leonard Barker - help with service records please

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by fathippy, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. fathippy

    fathippy Junior Member

    His records say wounded in western wester Egypt and I think this is when he lost his eye. Many thanks.

    Oops desert
  2. fathippy

    fathippy Junior Member

    Update: I have since found out that the Christmas cards my grandfather received after leaving the army were from Field Marshall Jan Smuts.

    My father has also told me that my grandfather's older brother Sidney also served with him in the same unit but I can't find any trace. Any ideas where I might start to look?

  3. CL1

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

  4. fathippy

    fathippy Junior Member

    Hi I'm waiting on several sets of army records including both of my grandfather's brothers, William and Sidney and my husband's grandfather's brother, Clifford but as you will know the wait is quite a while.
    I just wanted to be trying something whilst I'm waiting.

    His name is Sidney Barker born 6 July 1913 in Cheadle, Staffordshire. My dad remembers him recalling many stories of being in the desert with his brother during the war.

    So I'm just trying to find out something for my dad.

  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    You mean this Sidney

    Sidney Barker
    BIRTH 6 JUL 1913 • Cheadle, Staffordshire
    DEATH JAN 1982 • Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England

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  6. fathippy

    fathippy Junior Member

    Yes, that would him. Just trying to find out if he was ever in the same unit as my grandfather, his brother.
  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Best way to find out would be to send off for his service records

  8. fathippy

    fathippy Junior Member

    I have but there are long delays.

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