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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: FREE military records on Ancestry Reply with quote

Ancestry seem to be giving free access to military records again.
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weejock



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When? Shocked
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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well never Embarassed
In late October I was getting access to MICs without charge and I assumed this was the same as last year when access was given during November. Come November it stopped and when I checked with ancestry they told me they had no plans for free access this year.
I did update my message on SWMP but forgot to do the same here.
Sorry.
Ken
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weejock



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy LOL!! thanks!!
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spoons



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a subscription so can do the odd lookup for people.

\Paul
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weejock



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could check for my gt grandfather Pte John Headrick Buchanan who served the Cameronians(Scottish Rifles). Lived in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. his parents were Alexander and Elizabeth Nee Drummond. Married Annie Monaghan (pos after leaving army) I got his picture but no details of his army number etc.
ANY info would be appreciated.

weejock.
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spoons



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, that's difficult trying to identify a soldier who survived with a fairly common name (only 1st and last are searcheable) and when you only know the Regiment, not number.

There were 5 John Buchanans listed with medal index cards. It is always possible that for some reason he was never entitled to any medal but that seems unlikely.



I assume your ancestor survived the war which rules out number 3 as he was killed in action. Number 4 is the only one whose service record seems to have survived - his mother was named Agnes and came from Dunfermline.

Your best bet is to see if his medals survive in the family somewhere - they will have his number inscribed around the edge.

\Paul
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weejock



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for trying Paul. he defo served with Cameronian Scottish Rifles not the Cameron Highlanders. so it wont be any of these ones. I also know he was issued medals as he served a couple of years in France sadly the medals are missing
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