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Trying To Find Granddad's Service Records


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Chessington, Surrey
Hi All,

I have been told by my mum that her father served during the First World War but we have no idea of the regiment etc. My mum recalls that he got injured from getting schrapnel in his leg, and says he also got medals (no idea which ones or what happened to them unfortunately).

My Granddad was William, Frederick Holding born in 1899, Lambeth, London and his parents were Goddard and Harriet Holding. At the time of the 1911 Census the family were living in Lion Street, Southwark, London.

I have found the records of John Holding (Granddad's brother) he was killed in action in 1915 and would dearly love to find out about my Granddad. I know he was an ARP Warden during the Second World War but how can I find out about his service during WW1?

Any help would be very much appreciated. :)

Chris x

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