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Joined: 22/07/2023 20:20:34
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Hello researchers.
Is it possible to link a service number to an individual? I have three possible service numbers that may relate to my Uncle James Smith "De Sevia" who was a TSM in Troop 3 of number 1 Commando. The numbers are:
I would appreciate any help you could give me.
Steven Smith
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Joined: 23/09/2008 00:08:02
Messages: 4673

Reference your uncle:

The answer is yes but principally on official Service Records which are not available online. Additionally it is if they have received an award, or officer promotion or commission, or or something meriting inclusion in the London Gazettes or War Office / other files. Or if they have been mentioned in a Unit War Diary , or were a casualty, ie. killed, wounded, missing, or prisoner of war. Finally some regimental personnel cards or records are now available online. I personally cannot find anything on those numbers but I do not have access to everything. The numbers you gave were in batches issued to the following Regiments/Corps.

6844557 - King's Royal Rifle Corps.
3970799 - Welch Regiment
T/195982 - Royal Army Service Corps.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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Alan Orton
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Joined: 24/09/2010 06:18:51
Messages: 148
Location: United Kingdom

The first service number is for a chap called Hales, there are no WO records for the other two, on the third either with or without the T/ prefix. It might be worth checking the image for his cap badge it may be Welch Regt.
Hope this is of some use.
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