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How do I research British military records?
Other ways to find service records
- the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
- the Armed Forces Memorial roll of honour.
- the National Archives for service records from 1913 to 1920 or service records before 1913.
How do I find out about my grandfather’s military service?
You can request a copy of the Veteran’s military records in any of these ways:
- Mail or fax a Request Pertaining to Military Records (Standard Form SF 180) to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC).
- Write a letter to the NPRC.
- Visit the NPRC in person.
- Contact your state or county Veterans agency.
How do I find my father’s national service records?
Service records, 1920–present Visit the GOV.UK website for information about how to request a summary of a service record from the Ministry of Defence (MOD). These are available to next of kin and members of the general public on request to the MOD, provided the subject is no longer living.
Is there a way to look up someone’s military record?
Types of Military Records You can find veterans’ military service records from World War I to the present from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). The NPRC houses many types of records, including Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF).
Where are UK military records kept?
British soldiers since 1920 Records for the post-1920 period are still considered official records and are held by the Ministry of Defence at the Personnel Centre in Glasgow.
How do I find someone in the Army for free?
Also, you can call the National Contact Center toll-free at 1 (800) FED INFO, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., eastern time. Remember, when you need to find someone in the military, provide as much identifying information as possible about the person you wish to locate.
How do I find someone who served in ww2?
Contact organizations like the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, or American Ex-Prisoners of War to ask for a vetera’s application, or to find people who might have known your veteran. VFW applications include a copy of the discharge papers form DD-214.
How do I find someone in the military for free?
How do I find deceased relatives military records?
If you are a veteran or next-of-kin of a deceased veteran, you may now use vetrecs.archives.gov to order a copy of your military records. For all others, your request is best made using a Standard Form 180. It includes complete instructions for preparing and submitting requests.
How do I find someone that was in the army?
How to Locate U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans
- By phone at 1-877-272-7337.
- Through an online request (You’ll first need to create an account.)
- Using its Hero Care app on your mobile device.
How do you find out if someone is in the military for free?
You may also contact the NPRC directly through a toll free phone number: 1-866-272-6272. The National Personnel Records Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, CST. The national archives are closed on weekends and Federal holidays. In order to contact the NPRC for more information, please call 314-801-0800.
How can I find a soldier?