FAQs

 What if I only know a soldier’s name?

Whether I will be able to identify the soldier from just a name will be based on a number of factors: if their service record has survived, how common their surname is, etc. If you furnish me with as much information as you have available, I will be able to tell you how likely a successful search will be.

Do you also research soldiers who served in the Second World War?

I also research soldiers who served in the Second World War and there’s usually a lot of more information available for them.

Do you research soldiers who served in the Royal Navy, or Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force?

No, I only research those who served in either the army or Royal Marines.

How long will the research take?

For a narrative history, I aim to have your research completed within four to six weeks. If you are interested in my document copying service, I can usually complete the research in less than ten days.

Can I have the research posted to me?

I’m happy to post the research to you on a CD for an additional £2.50 or on a USB stick for £5.50.

What forms of payment do you take?

I can take payment via cheque, PayPal (with an additional 3.6% to cover PayPal’s fees) or bank transfer. I will send you an invoice once the research has been completed.