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For Roy Crowshaw
IP: 86.173.79.214


Roy
I have tried three times to reply to your email regarding Sgt J. Baron 7th BN. Sadly each email has bounced back as undeliverable. The email address you gave is clearly wrong. This is your email and address as I received it...

outlook_FFE782B56A753425@outlook.com

Hello

I am a retired serviceman and my interest is researching soldiers through their medals and documents. I have recently purchased a set of medals including the Efficiency Medal for Sgt Baron. I know the Battalion was converted to Royal Engineers Searchlight and then to Royal Artillery. Do you have any information such as enlistment dates for this soldier.

Kind Regards

Roy Crowshaw

This was my reply to your enquiry.....

Good Evening Roy
Many thanks for your email.
I will assume that you have seen the feature page for the 7th Bn on the LF Web Site? If not click on this link and scroll down to WWII.†
None of the information contained therein may be reproduced without permission and is subject to copywrite.
https://www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk/feature/seachlight7thLF/AnewVersionoftheSearchlightStory1.htm
Now then.
As you will most probably know details of WWII Veterans, particularly Service Records†are not held locally. It would therefore be necessary for you to make an application to the Historical Disclosure Department of the Army Records Office in Glasgow. I have placed a link below that explains how to apply. It is normally only family members with the consent of the NOK who can obtain a record. However bona fide researchers can also obtain Service Records if they can show justification. It will though in most cases be a redacted record. The Fusilier Museum Bury DO NOT hold any personal records of WWII Veterans and they too would refer you to the Army Records Disclosure Office in Glasgow. It would be the only source†of the information you seek. Sadly due to the pandemic a severe backlog in dealing with applications has built up and it is taking several months to obtain a Service Record. A fee of £30 is payable irrespective of the results and must be paid " up front ". A copy of the subjects' death certificate must accompany an application along with the fee.
This is the link to the GovUK Web Site.
https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records
Regards†
Geoff Pycroft†
Researcher and Archivist†
Lancashire Fusiliers Web Site†


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