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Royal Army Medical Corps (R.A.M.C)

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My Grandfather Charles Walter Smith was in the R.A.M.C (Royal Army Medical Corps) from 1915 to 1917 when he was wounded in France I don't have his regiment or unit details and I cant find any trace of him on Ancestry or genes reunited in the military records, is their anywhere else I can look.:(
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Hello and welcome

I'm not hot on Mil records but I know abit.

Have you tried looking on TNA's site? (The National Archives).

I can't navigate it for toffee I'm afraid, as it confuses the heck out of me.
 

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hello Phill,
have you had a peep at ramc-ww1.com, that might be a bit of help for you, sorry but dont know how to set up the link thing. Good luck with your search
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hello Phill,
have you had a peep at ramc-ww1.com, that might be a bit of help for you, sorry but dont know how to set up the link thing. Good luck with your search
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Pat,

if that is the web address, ramc-ww1.com just add www to the front of it, it should turn blue which will then when you click on it take you to that site. If it doesnt then you need to goto the site you want to link to here, 'copy' the URL (from address bar at the top) and 'Paste' it into the thread, save and it will be there :)

once you get the hang of it, it is a very handy thing to know :)

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Hello Julie,
yes that was a web address and thanks for showing me, and others,how to do the link thing, of course you realise I now need to get a link to your computor so I can nudge you each time I try to do it lol. Thanks love, best wishes
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Pat,you are very welcome, hun. I know that sometimes pictures are miles better than words, so if it helps to have pictures to describe how to do something then i'm all for it! (I'm a visual learner too)
 
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Hello and welcome

I'm not hot on Mil records but I know abit.

Have you tried looking on TNA's site? (The National Archives).

I can't navigate it for toffee I'm afraid, as it confuses the heck out of me.
I had a look and like you said its a mine field. seams that you need to know all the details first, before you can find the person your looking for and trying yo find the correct record is a tast, but ill keep trying.
Thanks
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Phill,

do you have a DOB for your grandad? and an area of birth please.
Hi Darkcrystal,
Sorry for the delay in replying been away for a few days.
My Grandfather was born on 15 Mar 1878 in Marylebone Middlesex/London and Died on 4 Aug 1947 in Romford, Essex. Im told he served in the RAMC from 1915 to 1918 and also in the ARP Service in WWII in Chadwell Heath, Dagenham. Im also informed that he was awarded a total of 4 medels but dont know what they were for, Two would be from WWI The other two I dont know.
 

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Try the Army Medical Services Museum? They hold all the RAMC records & can be contacted at


The Curator
AMS Museum
Keogh Barracks
Ash Vale
Aldershot
GU12 5RQ

Tel: 01252 340320
 

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Can anyone help with information about Canadians in RAMC?

Lieutenant Hugh Robert McNAIR was in RAMC ( Medal roll) and served in France from Dec 9th 1915 to June 7 1916. He served with "22 Gen Hosp"
Is there any way of finding out about this hospital?

He applied for his 1914-1915 Star in December 1918 when working in Quebec for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

In 1922 when he was living near Southampton he applied for the Victory Medal and was awarded it for his service with the "Harvard Unit".

Does anyone have information about this unit?

Our man returned to USA in June 1916 and did go to Boston.

Regards

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Their is a artical from the New York Times re the Harvard Unit here is the link if you have not read it?

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9400E0DA1039E13ABC4950DFB7668382609EDE

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Hi, I'm also looking for some information on the R.A.M.C, I have some medals with the persons name on and rank, but I thought they should also have his service number on, instead it just has the number 8, any idea what that's for, thanks.
 

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