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RESEARCH STATUS23/11/2014

Research service status: due to high demand from 1st December 2014 I am only accepting research on soldiers who died in WW1. 

Researching a soldier who fought in the First World War? Using years of experience, author and historian Paul Reed is at your disposal to offer a fixed-price research service.

All you have to do is provide details of the soldier(s) you would like researched; sometimes we can trace a man even if you only have a name and some idea of where he was from. If you only have limited details always email me first.

At the moment, three options are available. These are offered post-free in the UK, and for an additional £5 airmail for overseas. And remember - the cost of all copying is included in the price - no hidden extras!

If you pay with Paypal please remember to EMAIL me as well with the details of the soldier(s) you would like researched.

Did your soldier die in the War? Yes - chose Option 1

Did your soldier survive? Yes - chose Option 2

I only know a name: in this case please email me

OPTION 1 - SOLDIERS WHO DIED IN WW1

This package provides you with the basic information about the soldier you are researching (including all the material mentioned above) plus the following extra research at the National Archives in London:

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Print out of details from Soldiers Died in the Great War - this includes full military details, plus where born, enlisted and living, and if there was previous service in another unit.

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Copy of colour Memorial Scroll personalised to the soldier, from Soldiers Died in the Great War.

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List of men from the same unit who died the same date - learn the names of the comrades who died with him.

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Copy of Medal Index Card giving details of the campaign medals awarded to the soldier.

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Copy of the original war-time unit War Diary for the day the soldier died, explaining what the unit was doing that day: note, this can be from just a few lines to many pages.

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Full colour trench map showing the battlefield where he died (Western Front only).

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Extract from the 'Official History' of the war giving details of what was happening on the day he died (note - the amount of information varies from a line to several pages).

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Search of Paul Reed's personal library and archive for further information relating to the action in which the soldier died - typically this will be a search for any unit or divisional histories, memoirs mentioning the unit or battle, plus a check to see if we hold any original photographs of the unit he served in. Copies of any material found are provided.

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Detailed summary and conclusions explaining the research sent to you.

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Research presented in an attractive folder with colour cover page showing regiment/unit badge. 

Cost: £60.00 / £65.00 Overseas

For UK Residents:

Details Of Soldier

For Overseas Residents (inc Eire):

Details Of Soldier

IF YOU ARE A UK RESIDENT I PREFER PAYMENT BY CHEQUE: Please email me with the details of your request.

OPTION 2 - SOLDIERS WHO SURVIVED WW1

Researching soldiers who survived the war can be more difficult, but this package provides you with the basic information about the soldier you are researching using the following sources at the National Archives in London:

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Copy of Medal Index Card giving details of the campaign medals awarded to the soldier.

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Copy of Medal Roll - which often shows all the battalions served in.

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Search for a surviving Service Record: note that many have not survived. When they do survive, typically they can be 15/20+ pages. If survived, copies will be made.

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Search of Paul Reed's personal archives and photographic collection for any related material.

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Plus the usual detailed summary and conclusions explaining the research sent to you.

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Research presented in an attractive folder with colour cover page showing regiment/unit badge.

THIS SERVICE IS SUSPENDED UNTIL EARLY 2015

For UK Residents:

For Overseas Residents (inc Eire): 

IF YOU ARE A UK RESIDENT I PREFER PAYMENT BY CHEQUE: Please email me with the details of your request.

ALL PAYMENT IS BY UK STERLING CHEQUE or

PAYPAL NOW ALSO ACCEPTED


Due to the popularity of this service, your research is normally completed and received in around 16-20 weeks.


Email your requirements to:

IMPORTANT - PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME 

& POSTAL ADDRESS


EMAIL:
ww1research@hotmail.com

Last Updated: 23 November 2014

 

 

 

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