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Old 02-10-17, 05:07 PM
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Default Help Researching a WW1 POW, 1st Bn Royal Liverpool

Hoping that the power (and collective wisdom) of the forum can help me find some more details on a chap. I have one document relating to the chap in question who is;L/Cpl Thomas James Welsh (242026) from the 1st Bn Royal Liverpool Regiment.

Any thing about his service history and/or his time as a POW would be gratefully received.

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Old 02-10-17, 06:36 PM
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Hi Dave,
RL Regt is most likely 'Kings Own' - Royal Lancaster Regt, the 'Kings' Liverpool Regt did not have the Royal prefix despite being a Royal Regiment
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Old 02-10-17, 09:14 PM
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Hi Paul,

Thanks - that's a great step in the right direction, not my usual area of concern so not sure about any of the abbreviations /notations.

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Dave
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Old 03-10-17, 08:06 AM
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Sorry Paul, but it the King's (Liverpool) Regiment. Given his 6 figure service number he probably originally enlisted in the 1/6th battalion as did the two others on the same page.
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Oops!
Thanks Simon
What looks like an R must be a K (Regt/corps) don't usually see KL Regt they are usually written Liverpool Regt or Kings Liverpool Regt
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Thanks for the clarification and the additional information Simon - greatly appreciated.
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Sadly, the service papers have not survived.
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Old 04-10-17, 02:19 PM
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I appreciate the effort in trying to find them - many thanks
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Default Help researching a WW1 POW, 1st Bn Royal Liverpool

Hi

Have you tried the International Red Cross website in Switzerland. They have digitalised all the WW1 POW records some of which have a reasonable amount of detail on them. I'm not sure of the cost. At the moment they are doing the same for WW2 POW records but they won't be available until 2018 or 2019.

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Old 04-10-17, 06:25 PM
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Hi Arnham,

I have looked on their searchable database with no result, but I hadn't realised that it was potentially not complete. I'll ping them an email,

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