Hi, new member Caz65 (Carol in Leeds, West Yorkshire) - already posted this in my introduction today but it was suggested I post in the appropriate forum - fingers crossed that's what I've done! The last thing I want to do is keep posting in the wrong place (I'm not used to forums) and confuse everyone (or more to the point confuse myself!) I've had a copy of my dad's army service records for a couple of years now but fairly recently decided to try and 'dig a bit deeper' and hopefully piece together his time during World War II. I thought I would use the questionnaire I spotted to help get things going. 1. Full Name: Harry Young 2. Relationship (to researcher): Father 3. Service number: 4540650 4. Which branch of Service. Army 5. What unit. 8th Battalion King's Own Royal Regiment, which then merged in 1944 to become the new 1st Battalion 6. Which areas served in. France, Malta, Middle East, Italy 7. Date of birth. 30.3.1915 8. Date of death. 12.11.82 9. Was he a POW ? No 10. Any Gallantry medals. No 11. Any Campaign Stars/Medals ? 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal 12. Do you have his AB64 or equivalent ? Don't know what this means 13. Approx age on joining. 24 14. Have you applied for records? Yes 15. Do you have any photos ? a couple 16. Have you tried researching elsewhere ? Yes 17. If you have, state where. Google and RA websites and the KORR Museum website 18. Main reason for researching the named person ? He was my dad, I'm proud of what he did according to his service records but would love more detailed information (if possible) on what he/the battalion actually did during those war years. The kind of things I'd like more information about is as follows: Posted 18.4.40 to Dorking then 25.4.40 embarked for BEF - from which port? name of ship? Disembarked & entered Theatre of Operations 26.4.40 - France - where in France? what were they doing in France? 31.5.40 OR 5.6.40 (one record states 31.5.40 and another this date crossed out and replaced with 5.6.40) disembarked UK - he was in the evacuation of Dunkirk but what ship would he have been on and what port in the UK was disembarkation? did they all disembark at Dover only? In Pollok (Glasgow) May/June 1941 - presumably training? Embarked for Service Overseas, Kelso 11.7.41 - from which port? what ship? would it have been via Gibralta? Disembarked Malta 24.7.41 - possibly Valletta? what sort of things were the KORR doing in Malta? SOS Malta to ME 4.11.43 - what ship? Disembarked Port Said ME 11.11.43 - apart from being in Jerusalem at some stage, no other places mentioned in the 3 or 4 months he was in ME, so anything would be helpful here! SOS MEF to CMF 22.3.44 - he remained in Italy until August 1945 - he was wounded (BC) 16.7.44 admitted 19 CCS then transferred to 72 Gen Hosp (which I believe was in Cancello, near Naples) then wounded in action (BC) again 5.10.44 - based on these dates I've been trying to find out what battles these could have been? Whew! Sorry if this is all a bit longwinded but I thought I may as well 'set up stall' right at the beginning and take things from there. Again apologies if I should have posted this elsewhere - remember, I am new to all this! I fully appreciate that I may not get all the answers, if any at all, but at least I will have tried.