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WW1 Research Service

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. However, in that case email me to see how feasible this is.

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

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THIS SERVICE THE TURNAROUND FOR RESEARCH PACKS IS CURRENTLY 16+ WEEKS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PACK SOONER THAN THAT LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU ORDER.

OPTION 1 - SOLDIERS WHO DIED IN WW1

This package provides you with the basic information about the soldier you are researching and includes the following:

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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 / Overseas Cost: £65.00


UPDATE: Please email me if you would like research undertaken, explaining details of what you would like researched.

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.

Cost: £60.00 / £65.00 Overseas

UPDATE: Please email me if you would like research undertaken, explaining details of what you would like researched.

 

ALL PAYMENT IS BY UK STERLING CHEQUE or

PAYPAL NOW ALSO ACCEPTED


Your research is normally completed and received by you in around 16+ weeks.


Email your requirements to:

IMPORTANT - PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME 

& POSTAL ADDRESS


EMAIL: ww1research@hotmail.com 

 

 

 

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