Grenadier Guard l/Sgt Edward Ward 2616707

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  1. Andrew hudson

    Andrew hudson New Member

    Hi, I'm trying to trace information of my step grandfather, I believe he was in the training battalion, Victoria barracks in 1941, but served in Italy and Africa with 3rd battalion later in war, left after war as a Sgt. Many thanks
     
  2. CL1

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

    hello Andrew

    first thing apply for his service records
    Get a copy of military service records


    Family Research
    Increasing numbers of people are undertaking major research to find out more about their relations who have served in The Guards regiments. Many of these people ring the museum to ask us to search the archives for details about these former soldiers. Unfortunately, we do not hold any service records on individuals. The following Foot Guards regiments no long hold any records; Grenadier, Irish and Welsh Guards. For the soldiers records for these regiments please go to the following link https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/

    Only the following two Foot Guards regiment still hold their records

    Coldstream Guards 020 7414 3081
    Scots Guards 020 7414 3419
    The Guards Museum - Family Research


    regards
    Clive
     
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  3. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Hi Clive,

    Situation has now changed. Scots Guards and Coldstream Guards RHQ no longer hold service records.

    MAY 2018 UPDATE - SCOTS GUARDS RECORDS AT NRS, EDINBURGH REMAINDER AT MOD GLASGOW

    Steve
     
  4. Andrew hudson

    Andrew hudson New Member

    I thought that was the case but Thankyou
     
  5. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Andrew.

    3 GREN GDS were in Cassino for the build up to and then the Fourth Battle - Apr-May 44. They had the grim task of holding Cassino town itself.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  6. Andrew hudson

    Andrew hudson New Member

    Thankyou Frank, yes I have a rough idea of the actions he was potentially involved in, as he has an Italy star, he may also been at Dunkirk BEF, Africa and Palestine, But never spoke about it except to say he saw his close mates lose their lives..
     
  7. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Andrew.

    Here is 3 GREN GDS in the town at Cassino:

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    Regards

    Frank
     

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  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  9. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi Owen,

    OP should be able to have sight of the Regimental History via below link. Unfortunately it’s view only rather then downloadable (unlike CG Regt History:)).

    Steve

    Catalog Record: The Grenadier Guards in the war of 1939-1945 | HathiTrust Mobile Digital Library
     
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