Photos and request for advice researching my Great Grandfather
As per the title chaps. My (maternal) grandfather has been researching mine/my brothers family tree. Turns out my (paternal) great grandfather was in the army. I was curious so I asked my Grandma for any photos, to see if I could find out where/when he served etc. She mentioned he was in India during WW1 and then fought in the third Anglo-Afghan War 1919. She thought he was in the Green Howards, which would make sense. It's the local regiment, the badge on his collar is quite hard to make out, but the general shape matches that of the Green Howards cap badge and according to wikipedia, during WW1 "1st Battalion (regular army). In India throughout the war. Took part in Third Anglo-Afghan War in 1919."
Anyway I'm going to make a call to the regimental museum just down the road and ask their researchers for a hand/advice and ask my grandmother if she has any letters/documents/more pictures. In the interim I figured I'd post here. Someone like LD or CR probably knows a website or two or an old regimental association that might be able to give me a little more information.
Anyway without any further ado, the pictures.
I'm under the impression that this was a shooting team and they'd just won a trophy
Close up of the man himself (and an epic tache on his left)
There are military record websites ( not for free though). I've used them to find out where my great uncle was buried (Anzio). The more info you can retrieve from within the family the better. Don't just think photos though, medals could have his service number engraved on them and also any old army documents may have clues. Any correspondences too.
You know his Regt & Bn, what about Coy & Pl ?
OC and Tp Cdr ? Names of his mates ?
Thanks for the tips guys. I'm beseeching my grandmother to remember where she's stored any documents/photos/medals and souveniers she has left, so I might have a bit more to go on than Name, DOB, Regiment and Company in 1917 soon. Furthermore I'm getting down to the museum on Saturday with my dad, to see what help they can offer. http://www.greenhowards.org.uk/resea...menuheader=100
Any tips on which records websites you used Arfah? I wouldn't mind paying.
Thanks for links CR. I'll try and find a copy of that book too, it's a campaign I know relatively little about.