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Andrea B
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Hello

I have recently discovered my great grandfather was in the Durham Light Infantry at least in the latter part of WW1. I have spoken with a researcher specialising in DLI and she doesn't think he started off there. As he was from Sheffield, which regiments would he most likely to have joined at the beginning of the war? And are there any available lists details the soldiers in each regiment?? I have a service number for him but I am aware that it was used by other soldiers also.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Have you searched Service records & medal rolls on ancestry? They will show other regiments he was in. Post his name ,dob & place of birth if you want me to check for you

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On 22/12/2021 at 08:45, johnm said:

Have you searched Service records & medal rolls on ancestry? They will show other regiments he was in. Post his name ,dob & place of birth if you want me to check for you

Thanks! He was called William Osborne, born 1st May 1887 in Sheffield. He may have been 9th or 19th DLI in the latter part of WW1. I have a service number 59408 which I'm not sure is his as there were a number of William Osbornes in DLI. Many thanks!

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On 29/12/2021 at 09:59, Osgathorpe56 said:

I have found his Medal roll, he was in the 19th DLI, had a search for his service records, it looks like they did not survive. Suggest researching the DLI diaries, the Regimental museum is permanently closed, don't know why, but this may help https://www.durham.gov.uk/dlicollection

Thank you so much!

 

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