I have just found out that my Grandad signed up for the was aged 18 in 1942. He did not die in the war. I was just wondering how i might go about finding his records? I'm sure i have read somewhere that you have to apply for them, but i don't know where from.
Ask your parents, aunts, uncles, etc, if they have any knowledge,or paperwork, with regards to your grandfather's service. You may be surprised with what has been "put away". If his surname was uncommon the records office may be able to find him from his date of birth.
Alison, do you have a photo of your grandfather in uniform? There might be a cap badge that will identify his regiment.
Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Bn, Worcestershire Regt - DOW at Bray-sur-Somme on 18th February 1917
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment (pictured) - KIA during at trench raid at Hulluch, France on 18th May 1918
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA DOW 4th September 1918
Private 4131324 Sidney Lee, 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment, KIA during the bombing of Wallasey on 12th March 1941