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« on: Jun 28, 2004, 16:47 »
Has anyone any idea how to trace a former serving member of the DLI?

I've got the name, Private Frank Turnbull 205095 who served during World War 1.

I've checked with the war graves commission and he is not listed as a casualty, so chances are he made it back home.

My next stop will be the DLI museum, but I don't think they hold the regimental archives.

Any advice appreciated on this one.


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« Reply #1 on: Jun 28, 2004, 16:53 »
The DLI museum should certainly be able to advise you best. See this page for help on WW1 for some good starting points. There's a list of WW1 newspapers that were being published, along with where they are archived.

You might also ask at Durham County Council's site.

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« Reply #2 on: Jul 05, 2004, 07:04 »
Quote from: GreatAycliffe
Has anyone any idea how to trace a former serving member of the DLI?

I've got the name, Private Frank Turnbull 205095 who served during World War 1.

I've checked with the war graves commission and he is not listed as a casualty, so chances are he made it back home.

My next stop will be the DLI museum, but I don't think they hold the regimental archives.

Any advice appreciated on this one.


You could also try writing to the MOD for his Army Records (please note it may take 3-4 months to get a reply) :

Enquiries about information from Army personnel records should be made to the appropriate address below:

Officers or Soldiers whose regular or reserve service ended before 1921*

The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue
Kew
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 4DU
Telephone 0208876 3444
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
enquiry@nationalarchive.gov.uk

Officers or Soldiers whose regular or reserve service ended between 1921 and 1997

Army Personnel Centre
HQ Secretariat
Historical Disclosures
Mail Point 400
Kentigern House
65 Brown Street
Glasgow
G2 8EX

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