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The London Gazette (Archive)

Postby plbramham » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:49 pm

Just in case anyone missed this on the original posting about searching The London Gazette for awards, appointments, promotions etc:
Hi Chris,
I know what you mean about having to scroll through London Gazettes. Here's some tips I picked up finding info on George Darwell ( posted elsewhere)
Go to http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/search
On the date to narrow down the possible matches, don't go for the pre-set (e.g. World World One) enter your own (e.g. 1 Jan 1915 to 30 Dec 1916)
Use "with all the words" Enter "Border" plus the surname ( e.g. Darwell) Don't use "Regiment" as the Gazette sometimes uses Regt, Rgt, or R., so may not match.
When you get the PDF use a right click or the search facility and enter the surname, then go to "find next" This saves time not having to scroll through the whole page.
This (usually) finds you all appointments, promotions, citations ( but also bankruptcies etc) .It often lists soldiers assets (financial) on death- these can usually be spotted on the matches list before calling up the PDF as there are names and other regiments listed on either side on the preview.
I did once try the date preset "First World War" then "Border". That gave me one hell of a list of matches. At the start of them I got a lot of the emergency granting of commissions ( especially 3rd Border) in 1914. (George Darwell spent years as a Lt. but became Capt. on outbreak of war.I guess that happened with a lot of the regular junior officers)
Hope this helps, Regards, Paul
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Re: The London Gazette

Postby plbramham » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:41 pm

Just found another quick search method. Don't use the name use the service number! The system reads it as a word.
I was looking for an MiD for a Lancashire Sjt in the AVC, and typed his number - TT/01735 , there is was one match! As his surname was Thornton, I would have spent ages looking under matches for his name, Hope this helps, Paul.
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Re: The London Gazette

Postby kerchi » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:44 pm

Thanks Paul, very useful to know for future reference.
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