2657326 Wilfred Sydney WARD, Coldstream Guards

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  1. DaveHoll

    DaveHoll Member

    Hi guys,
    I'm new to this site and have been researching members of my family that have been in the military.

    I recently came across what i believe to be a pace stick whilst clearing out my nans house.

    I know my great uncle was in Coldstream Guards so assuming this was his. I'm having difficulty in making his number out especially the fourth one which to me looks like a 7. I believe he joined in the 40s or 50s. IMG-20230706-WA0002.jpg IMG-20230706-WA0001.jpg IMG-20230706-WA0000.jpg

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Further to previous post his name was Sidney Ward
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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    It's not a pace stick.
    They are like a huge pair of dividers.

    It's a swagger stick , used when 'walking out'.
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  3. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Looks like the stick carried by an NCO in this recently:
  4. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Welcome to the forum.

    It looks me like 2657326? If so it will be a 1936 enlistment - 2657712 joined up Jan 1937. My father served Jan 1937/46 and with 3rd CG (PIW Dec 1941). He had a Border Regiment army service number as he had previous TA service.

    The CG enlistment registers and some other archive - although not service records - are available on findmypast site.

    Hopefully a kind member will search for Sidney Ward for you.

    Last edited: Jul 8, 2023
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  5. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

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  6. DaveHoll

    DaveHoll Member

    I’ll agree there that’s what I think as well with a letter L at the end
  7. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Thanks very much Tony.

    From his posting to Class Z Army Reserve, on expiry of his 12 years service, on what looks like 8/4/1948 he would have joined up 7/4/1936.

  8. DaveHoll

    DaveHoll Member

    Thankyou for this can I ask where you got this from, asI would like to do further research on him medal card etc etc.

    I’ve done his father, my great grandad and my great uncle who died on first day of Somme.
  9. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    It’s from the CG records on findmypast.

    There are no Medal Cards in the public domain for WW2 Campaign Mrdals. The entitlement is recorded on his service record. You’ll need to apply to MOD for that.

    Get a copy of military service records

    if he saw active service with 3rd CG in Palestine 1936 or 1938/39 he will be listed on the Palestine CG GSM roll on Ancestry.

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  10. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    He’s carrying a pace stick.
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  11. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Ah, non-expert here.:salut:
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  12. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Welcome to the forum.
    What a great thing to have in the family. Have you found any other info or photos even?

    Hope you don't mind - I've edited title, moved thread to Guards sub-forum and added your g. uncle to the nominal roll linked below.
    Coldstream Guards, Other Ranks: unofficial Nominal Roll by Army Number order
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  13. DaveHoll

    DaveHoll Member

    Many thanks I shall have a look into that.
    Once again many thanks

    Not at all, the more info i can get the better.
    No other items found as yet.
    He did not have any family so wonering what happened to his medals as i was only about one when he died

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