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    Just wondering, I seem to recall a few on here researching your families military history.
    Did you already know regiments and such like, or is there a way of finding out, as my family don't seem to know much about that side.

    Any suggestions would be welcome, also where would the Merchant Seaman's records be kept, to access?

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    Hi Sweetcheeks,
    a good place to start tracing military deaths, is through the commonwealth war graves commision,which lists most,if not all WW1,and WW2 casualties.I think there is a Merchant Navy list,on the National Archives site,though I'm not sure how comprehensive it is!Here's a couple of links!

    http://www.cwgc.org/
    http://nationalarchives.gov.ukdocumentsonline/
    http://www.nmm.ac.uk/memorialsMemori...ull=transcript

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    Thanks Steve, my lot didn't die in the war, but I would be interested to see where they served.

    Thanks again.
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    A clue might be where your relatives were living around the time they joined up, if join up they did. As many regiments would draw recruits from certain areas. This may give a few places to begin to look for their names.
    Are there no clues within the family?

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    Hi Kathy,
    here's another link,which might be more useful?
    http://www.forcesreunited.org.uk/

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    Are you after WW1 or WW2?

    WW1 I can check the service records on Ancestry for you, only 10% have survived. All the medal cards are there.

    WW2...You need to apply to the Army for service records. You need to be a diect relative. Cost me about 35 6 years ago.

    I can dig out the links for applying if you need them.
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