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WW1 Service records

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Nicholas Report 24 Sep 2017 23:07

I`m trying to help my wife find a service record of her Great grandfather. His name was Albert Clements, born in Yoxford, Sufolk. His wife was called Lelia. One child was called Florence born 1915 in London.Albert is said to have been in The Royal Sussex Regiment and if this is the case there is a medal index of an Albert Clements of the Royal Sussex Reg` number SD2374 on the National Archives website. I wondering if anyone was able to find any service records of this man to confirm the connection
Many Thanks


PatinCyprus Report 25 Sep 2017 07:31

There are many Albert Clements,what was his date of birth, that may help. I have tried to search via Florence and Lelia.

Unfortunately over 70% of WW1 soldiers documents were destroyed in WW2 bombing. The medal cards survived so you may have the correct one.

I have 1 grandfather with his documents but the other only his medal card survives and I'm lucky - there are only 3 with his name and I knew his regiment which left me 2 and one of those died and his documentation is intact, so it's obvious which medal card is his.


Nicholas Report 25 Sep 2017 15:25

Hi. Albert was born in 1882. I`m not surprised you can`t it but i appreciate your help anyway


safc Report 25 Sep 2017 17:10

Southdown Battalions 1914-1918 Transcription

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First name(s) Albert
Last name Clements
Service number 2374
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Sussex Regiment
Record set Royal Sussex Regiment, Southdown Battalions 1914-1918
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory First World War
Collections from England, Great Britain

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Nicholas Report 25 Sep 2017 17:46

Thank you. I`ll pass this on.