1st Hampshires - Acting Corporal *Ralph Webber Lucas*

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Simon_Fielding, May 24, 2019.

  1. Simon_Fielding

    Simon_Fielding Withnail67

    I'd be pleased with a little help on some on this soldier I'm researching for a colleague.

    b. 1916 Gateshead d Bath 1959
    Father George b. Featherstone 1880 d. Sheffield 1969 served 13th Bn Durham Light Infantry

    RWL service no 5496033

    serves NWF India 1937-1938

    Working as Bricklayer in Bath 1939 census

    reported missing 2 8 1944; not missing 7/9/1944 Long Service/Good Conduct Medal October 1951
  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    The only place to start the research of service personnel is to send off for their records which will give the information needed to further the research.
    Get a copy of military service records

    It is always useful to outline what records have already been search as this will save a lot of duplication and wasted effort, I assume from what you have posted that you have access to one or both of the family history sites, perhaps you could confirm what records you already have.
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  3. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    The casualty lists to which you refer have his regiment as the 7th Hampshires, so important to obtain service records.
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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    For Info

    At the time of Raplhs birth his father [George] was a Private in 3rd DLI according to the birth certificate

  5. Simon_Fielding

    Simon_Fielding Withnail67

    Thank you for answering so quickly. Yes, what's here is cobbled together from Ancestry / FMP / Forces WR... I have suggested obtaining MOD records but as the wait is so long I was trying to get as full a picture as I could on existing records. The battalion isn't obvious on FWR so 7th Bn is very useful.
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

  7. Simon_Fielding

    Simon_Fielding Withnail67

    That's really helpful - thank you.

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