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Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:33 pm
I have just managed to find out what service my granddad served in during WW2. On my nans death certificate (1944) he is down as a Corporal in the R.A.M.C, I believe this stands for Royal Army Medical Core. In brackets it says clerk.
Can any tell me what his roll might have been, as far as I know he had no medical knowledge and he never talked about the war.
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:42 am
The RAMC was the Royal Army Medical Corps and as he was a clerk he may been dealing with administrative affairs liking a reception officer in the NHS today registering details and which itself was important. He may have been attached to one of the large army hospitals. You can for a fee get details of your father's service from the Ministry of Defence which should show what he did and where which may be relevant.
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