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Frank Wood

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My grandfather was Frank Wood born in 1890 in Great Driffield, East Yorkshire, I have just found out he signed up in 1909 for the Durham Light Infantry and his soldier number is 10817, this was on the pension records, how do I find his service record, I assume he was in the first world war, he died in 1945 as an air raid warden.
 

ronmanley

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Hello

To obtain your grandfathers service record, download this form found here
http://www.veterans-uk.info/pdfs/service_records/army_kinship.pdf

Complete all sections of the form with the details you have.
If you are not the nearest living next of kin you will need a letter of authority from that person giving you permission to act on his/her behalf.

Hope this helps.

if you need any other help come back to me

Regards - Ron
 
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HI,,you need to check on Ancestry to see if his service record survives,,,,,be aware that 70 percent of records were burnt in an air raid during WW2,,,,So,if it is not on Ancestry,,his record was probably one of those lost.:)
 

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