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Robert W Bolton 42812 Machine Gun Corp

Postby geoffkittle » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:12 pm

I am trying to trace my maternal grandfather's WW1 service. I have his service number and that he was in the machine gun corps. How can I search further and/or does anyone have more info than I?
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Re: Robert W Bolton 42812 Machine Gun Corp

Postby ritah » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:25 pm

His medal card is on Ancestry which shows he was a Private in the Machine Gun Corps and that he was awarded the Victory and British medals but no further information. Perhaps someone else could check on Find My Past for you.
Good luck
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Re: Robert W Bolton 42812 Machine Gun Corp

Postby geoffkittle » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:59 pm

Rita
Thank you. It was from the medal card that I got my info.
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Re: Robert W Bolton 42812 Machine Gun Corp

Postby junkers » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:45 pm

Do you have any further information like date and place of birth and death and whether he survived the First World War as it helps to narrow the search.
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Re: Robert W Bolton 42812 Machine Gun Corp

Postby geoffkittle » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:00 pm

junkers wrote:Do you have any further information like date and place of birth and death and whether he survived the First World War as it helps to narrow the search.
born sept 22 1895 Greater London and survived the war


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Re: Robert W Bolton 42812 Machine Gun Corp

Postby brunes08 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:38 pm

The Machine Gun Corps members were trained at Belton House just north of Grantham - there was a Time Team programme about it some time back on Channel 4. Type 1WW Machine Gun Corps into Google usually helps with background information.


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Re: Robert W Bolton 42812 Machine Gun Corp

Postby geoffkittle » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:40 pm

Thank you


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