Royal Garrison Artillery

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Gladfyfe
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Royal Garrison Artillery

Post by Gladfyfe » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:59 pm

Hi, I am looking into the Royal Garrison Artillery as my great uncle was killed in WWI , serving in the 67th Siege Bty. I would be grateful for help with sources to find out more about their contribution to the war and especially if there are any military museums/archives which might hold Battalion photos of Gunners from the Company. I have his death certificate from CWGC and SNWM.

Many thanks,

Helen

Currie
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Re: Royal Garrison Artillery

Post by Currie » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:06 am

Hello Helen,

Searching for “67th Siege Battery” finds a scattering of mentions and it may be worth a browse through that lot. Try also using the Bty abbreviation. https://www.google.com.au/webhp?complet ... battery%22

A search for "67th Seige Battery" finds some info about War Diaries etc. https://www.google.com.au/webhp?complet ... battery%22

Unfortunately they are not yet online. It would be fairly rare to find names of soldiers other than officers in these documents. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.u ... i=C7349962

Have you been able to find his service record among those at Ancestry? You have to be lucky as about two thirds were destroyed as a result of WW2 bombing. Ancestry also has medal index cards.

The WW1 British Army didn’t take individual photographs of its soldiers. The ones you see were arranged privately. The group photos you occasionally see usually have no information as to the names of individuals.

All the best,
Alan

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