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serveta paul
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Forces records lookup

Post by serveta paul » 09 Jun 2019 09:49

Good morning,
I’m looking for any forces records regarding Reginald Frederick Harper b.1907
I know he had medals but the family have lost them
I’d like to make a duplicate set but need to know which they are.

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Paul
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Post by Bertieone » 09 Jun 2019 12:07

Bert

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Post by AndyJ » 09 Jun 2019 21:46

If you have details of Reginald Harper's service (eg his service number and regiment) you may be able to obtain details of his medals directly from the Medal Office, without first having to pay to obtain his service history. Details of how to do this here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/medals-camp ... ligibility

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Post by MaryA » 10 Jun 2019 08:22

Regarding Andy's suggestion above, I applied last year to the RAF to enquire if my uncles medals had been claimed at the time of his death. Took a while but eventually we heard that they had and we were happy that our grandparents must have had them in their possession. For this knowledge there was no charge and I would suspect the Army would give similar advice.
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serveta paul
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Post by serveta paul » 10 Jun 2019 18:01

Many thanks

Paul
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Post by AndyJ » 12 Aug 2019 16:54

A useful summary by the Imperial War Museum of some military record resources, here

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Post by daggers » 12 Aug 2019 20:16

A word of caution about the IWM summary. The Brigade of Guards records are no longer held by the regiments, but are with the rest of the army. There may be other changes, too.
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