MEDAL RESEARCHERS

 

NZEF Research Service

NZEF Research Service covering New Zealanders who served in the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces (NZEF) during World War 1 (1914-18). [OMRS 3425].

Public Record Office (PRO)

The Public Record Office is the national archive of England, Wales and the United Kingdom. It brings together and preserves the records of central government and the courts of law, and makes them available to all who wish to consult them. The records span an unbroken period from the 11th century to the present day.

Great War Family Ancestry and Research Services

Great War Family Ancestry and Research Services are able to offer a high quality and professional research service for anyone with a relative who served in the Army, Royal Navy or RFC during the First World War.  They also a range of lectures and courses on First World Army Records, ranging from 10-week adult education courses to one off lectures on any aspect of First World War army records.

Public Record Office Online Catalogue

This is the Public Record Office's online catalogue of archives of central government, courts of law and other national bodies.

Australian Military Research

Service details available for Australians who have served from The Boer War to Vietnam. Also varied selection of Medal Rolls for sale. Contact Steve Chilvers for more details & enquiries.  Contact: chilverss@iprimus.com.au

Dr Stuart Blank

Dr Stuart Blank, a researcher, covers all branches of British military history and military genealogy at the PRO and other London facilities. Please contact me with your requests via stuart.blank@btinternet.com or Post : PO Box 78, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 1XY, United Kingdom.

Borderers Research, and Militaria Glasgow, Scotland

Research on the King's Own Scottish Borderers has always been of interest to Gerry since he joined the Regiment in 1984. He has an extensive Regimental history collection including Regimental journals (Borderers Chronicle) since its inception in 1926. If you are interested in the KOSB or require something checked, whether it be a family search or information on a specific battle, let him know. [OMRS 5311]

Empire Research & Militaria

Empire Research & Militaria was established by Michael J. Charteris in 1997, for the undertaking of Research into Australia's ANZAC's of the Great War. Please visit his site for further details of the services he can provide for both Medal Collectors & Families who's ancestors were Anzacs. Empire Research also hosts Conglomerate Coins & Medals, owned and operated by Mr Alfred Organ, of Brisbane. Please email Alf from Michael's site under "Medals for Sale". Ask for a copy of his latest catalogue, or make an inquiry about any of your medal requirements. Alf deals mainly in British and Commonwealth medals, as well as other nationalities.

Australia's Military History in the 20th Century

John Winterbotham; is a Military Historian and Geneologist who can find any AUSTRALIAN SERVICE PERSON who served in the BOER WAR; WORLD WAR 1; WORLD WAR 2; KOREAN WAR; MALAYA; BORNEO and/or VIETNAM WAR.

Royal Flying Corps, Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force Register 1914 - 1919. also British Military Uniform Identification Service

Established by David J Barnes in 1983 to collect and maintain details of those who served in the British Aerial Forces in the First World War. Specialties include casualty research, prisoners of war and internees and Roll of Officers in Royal Naval Air Service. Compiling an alphabetical index to RAF Muster Roll April 1918. Enquiries and contributions to Register welcome

Research and identification of those British Military photographs often found amongst family papers, antique fairs and flea-markets etc. Researcher has been a collector of these items since 1972 and has contributed notes etc to a number of books and articles. Identification from First World War era a specialty, but all periods covered from Crimean War to Date. Will research both Land and Aerial Forces

Australian Military Research

Service details available for Australians serving in Third China War, Boer War, WW1. Also can assist with medal confirmation for other British medal entitlements various campaigns. Contact Steve Chilvers at Email: chilverss@iprimus.com.au for more details and enquiries

South African Medal Research

Rhino Research specialises in researching information on South African decorations and medals. They are able to carry out research in the following areas - Medals, decorations and awards issued by the South African Police and the South African Defence Force [record cards and personal files where available (copies can be provided)]; Soldiers who fought in World War One and World War Two [record cards, personal files]; South African Constabulary (Anglo Boer War) [record cards, personal files, casualties, recruitment details]; QSA and KSA medal and clasp verification

Soviet Military Awards

The Soviet Military Awards Page is dedicated to providing information about military and labour awards from the former Soviet Union

Mostly Unsung Military History Research and Publications

Established in Melbourne in 1991 Mostly Unsung provides a unique research facility into Australian Military History from the First Fleet to the present day. Headed by Lieutenant Colonel Neil C Smith, AM Mostly Unsung specialises in genealogical and service aspects of former Australian and British Defence personnel. With over 24 years Regular Army experience, Neil Smith understands military jargon, abbreviations and the various organisational and recording systems employed by the Army, Navy and Air Force. He has accrued a wide and useful experience in examining publicly available records so as to optimise the value of both personal and service details pertinent to individual and groups of Australian servicemen and women

Jonathan Collins, ARRC, BSc(Hons)

Full time researcher with 25 years experience in Naval, Military & Air Force research, First World War a specialty, all periods covered from Napoleonic wars to Second World War. Records of Indian Army officers and HEIC soldiers researched. Visit my web site at www.jcollinsmedals.co.uk for standard fees or e-mail me at jonathan@jcollinsmedals.co.uk for a quote.  Tel / fax no 01489 - 582222

Wartime Research Media Limited

The company was set up in August 1999 with the principal aims of completing the publication and distribution of Murphy's Register, the company's lead product. With the launch of the internet site, Wartime Research Media is pleased to announce two new services, namely the Research Service and the Photo Reprint Service. They will also be launching a Military Medal Catalogue in the very near future

Roger Dowson (Local Military History Research)

Roger Dowson is a writer and researcher in Manchester and covers the local area during the Great War. He can offer research services for a modest fee within Greater Manchester, Lancashire and North Cheshire.  He is now also covering detailed Military & Family History research in the North Yorkshire area relating to units and individuals from that area, which includes photographing headstones, memorials and searching period newspapers, and even searches for living relatives etc. He also covers the Manchester Regiment & Lancashire Fusiliers in some detail. He can be contacted at: LocalMilHistory@aol.com

Researching Royal Navy at the PRO??

Contact John Hailey - his e-mail address is JHailey123@aol.com

Family History in India

Website for people tracing their British, European and Anglo-Indian family history in India, Burma, Pakistan and Bangladesh.  This page is a basic 'Beginner's Guide' to researching British and European ancestors who lived in colonial India (which included the modern countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma)

Forrest Research - Military and Library Research Service

Scottish based library search service.  Services include locating specific books, ordering a copy of the pages you are interested in, and then posting them to you. If the book is still in copyright, then they will only be able to copy a certain proportion of the pages, and they must only be used for private research and not re-published. If the book cannot be copied because it is too old or fragile, then they provide a transcription service where they will re-key the text and present it as a facsimile of the original

Royal Humane Society - Life Saving Medal Rolls and Citations

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commission was established by Royal Charter in 1917. Its duties are to mark and maintain the graves of the members of the forces of the Commonwealth who were killed in the two World Wars, to build memorials to those who have no known grave and to keep records and registers, including, after the Second World War, a record of the Civilian War Dead.  The CWGC will launch access to these records on the 9th November 1998. The records will be available via the Commission's web site. It will be possible to do traces on a casualty's surname via this site. The Commission has taken this step to further access to the wealth of information it holds. It is anticipated that the records will be a significant educational tool for schools studying the two world wars as they attempt to put the Commonwealth's losses into a wider historical context

Victoria Cross

Iain has established this website to display the burial location of all Victoria Cross holders in the United Kingdom and Ireland by county and by an index of names. The aim of the site is to continually monitor the condition of graves and headstones and to assist in the erection of headstones to those VC winners who lie in unmarked, common or pauper's graves. Readers are encouraged to send photographs or jpg files of headstones which will be displayed under the appropriate recipients name

The site also contains VC winner's: Name, Rank, Force, Date and location of VC action, The announcement in the London Gazette, Place and date of birth, Date and place of death, Grave location, VC medal location and Remarks. (The location of VCs is of special interest)

A rolling 'News' service on all things connected to the Victoria Cross is provided and continual monitoring of the auction scene and sale of the medal is displayed. Questions and/or queries on any VC subject will be acknowledged and answered

Canadian Research Service

Canadian Research Service is a researcher for hire, offering a wide variety of research on the Canadian Military from early 1800 to present day. Most research is undertaken at the National Archives & Library of Canada, National Defence Directorate of History, War Museum & RCMP Research is offered on the following subjects

Soviet History and Orders and Medals Homepage

Historical Research L.L.C. specializes in the research of Soviet military history, and orders and medals of the Soviet Union from 1918-1991. They have published a book on Soviet orders and medals, and sell hard to find military history books in English and Russian. They provide an authentication service for Soviet orders and medals as well as a newsletter and marketplace to help out fellow collectors in this increasingly popular field. They also offer professional Russian translation services and professional medal photography services

Dick Flory

I would be glad to assist anyone trying to research Royal Artillery officers who served in World War 1 or to supply London Gazette dates for decorations awarded to Royal Artillery officers and men during WW1.

Anthony Staunton (Australian MHS / OMRS)

This site includes information on the Military Historical Society of Australia (MHSA). It provides Information and Access to Information relating to Australian soldiers, sailors and airmen and the British Army in Australia.

Jean-Paul LeBlanc

Jean-Paul's objective is to have a place where individuals with similar interests can gain access to the latest links and news dealing with Orders, Decorations and Medals with special emphasis on ribbons

60th Rifles / King's Royal Rifle Corps / Royal Green Jackets

If I can be of assistance to anyone with regard to information on the 60th, I'd be pleased to do so. I have virtually all of the Regimental literature in my library, plus a computer data base with all of the Victorian medal rolls thereon.