Help on info on soldier from 2/ Royal Scots Fusiliers.
A friend, knowing how much I'm into British military history, gave me a medal today that he said 'looked like it might be British.' Well, it's a 'Mons Star' medal. On the back is the following...10521 PTE R. Durward 2/ R SC FUS. I'm assuming this is the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. I would be more than thankful if anyone could point me in the direction of a website or something else where I might put this man's name and roster number into in order to get more info on him. It amazes me that items like this get thrown to the side, and that family members give no more thought to them than the daily garbage (although I cant say for certain that thats why this ended up at a flea market in North Georgia) Anyway, I have always been intensely interested in the Great War, and any 'connection' I can make to a name of a person who was thrown into that God awful mess is always very special to me. If anyone could tell me where I need to start looking, that would be great. Thanks much.
04-19-2012 12:21 AM
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here is a link to a differnt Durward that fell during the great war. Based on his service number and the fact he also was with the Royal Scots Fusiliers, could this be your soldier's brother? Note the information linking to his mother in dundee.
Hope this helps
War grave commision, is the first place, I had a look and no mention or record of him so he may survived.
The other place to look is the National Archives were its possible to view some medal index cards, your man does show up and it costs £2 to view his medal index card, you can print this off etc, this will give some basic info including full name etc and were he seen action.
Interesting thing is there are several Durwards In the RSF, and there numbers are in 10*** range.
See link below
The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details
Last edited by bigduke6; 04-20-2012 at 04:47 AM.
Thanks very much, will be diving into this tonight!