Reginald Hampton (forum archive)

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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by blueryles » 29 Aug 2010, 10:45
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Hi all, I am trying to find any information i can about my grandfather Reginald Hampton who served in the border regiment from 20/1/17 to 2/10/18 reg number 35451.

I have tried a search of the national archives but the only record i can find is his medal card.
Regards, Dave.

File alt font awesome.svg Posted by spike » 29 Aug 2010, 18:52
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In memory of
John Farrer
(19455 Pte.)

11th Border Regiment
k.i.a. 1st July 1916
Have you downloaded his Medal Card?

You might get more information from there, ie which battalion he was in. It doesn't look like his Service Record has survived ( they were bombed at Kew in WW2 and some were lost/damaged). Maybe the Border regiment Museum could help you find more if you have his Battalion.....

File alt font awesome.svg Posted by blueryles » 29 Aug 2010, 19:07
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HI SPIKE, THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY. I HAVE DOWNLOADED HIS MEDAL CARD BUT ALL IT TELLS ME IS HE WAS IN THE BORDER REGIMENT WHICH WAS ABBREVIATED TO BORD. REG. AND NO MENTION OF THE BATALLION. AS YOU SAY HIS RECORDS WERE PROBABLY LOST IN WW2.

KIND REGARDS DAVE

File alt font awesome.svg Posted by CockneyTone » 29 Aug 2010, 23:32
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Dave, a warm welcome to the site, two real 'long shot' suggestions you may want to try?

1) The MIC that you have downloaded from the National archives prrobably only shows you the front of the card, its possible via I think 'Ancestry' to get a download of the back of the card as well which 'sometimes' may give you extra info!

2) Obtain a copy of Soldiers Died in the Great War for the Border Regiment (Via a library to save purchasing a copy) and go through each entry looking for men killed with Service numbers close to your Grandfathers service number as sometimes 'blocks of men' were all sent to a Battalion together, so if you get men either side of your Grandfather in the same Battalion it 'could' mean he was in the same battalion!

As I say long shots but may be worth a go, good luck with your research,
Regards Scottie.

File alt font awesome.svg Posted by IanT » 01 Sep 2010, 19:50
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Dave, I've looked at the card on Ancestry & there is nothing written on the back. His discharge was under Para 392 xvi King's Regs, "No longer physically fit for service". I presume he was either ill or wounded.
Ian