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Burma Star Association records on FMP

Postby MoVidger » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:52 pm

For those with a military ancestor who served in the Burma campaign of World War 2: FMP now has over 53,000 membership forms of the Burma Star Association. To become a full member of the Association, an ex-Serviceman, ex-Servicewoman or Nurse must have been awarded the Burma Campaign Star for service in Burma during World War 2 for the necessary qualifying period or the Pacific Star with Burma Clasp.

Each record includes both a transcript and an image of the original form. Transcripts will reveal your ancestors application year, ship/unit, status and residence while images will provide you with your ancestors rank, service number, address and signature.
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Re: Burma Star Association records on FMP

Postby Roberts7 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:03 pm

Hi,
My Grandads name was Edward Carey, he was born in Newport Mon. He was in the South Wales Borderers in Burma, I know little about his war history as he never mentioned it. I was handed his uniform when he passed away a few years ago but not his medals.
I know about his brothers deaths and their war history, Daniel went down on HMS Hood and Leslie was shot down over Ploesti in the last days of the war and is buried outside Bucharest.
Can someone point me in the right direction to find out my Grand Fathers army history ?
Kind Regards
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Re: Burma Star Association records on FMP

Postby AdrianB38 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:31 pm

You have to apply to the Ministry of Defence, who are the only people with access to the full records. See https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records

You will need his death certificate and - if you are not his next of kin - you will also need permission from the NoK, otherwise some details about exactly which unit, are not given out until even longer after the death.
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