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Title: WW1 Armored Car Squadrons
Post by: Jan Glass on 03 April 2017 02:40:47 AM
Hi, I have found some interesting photos that seem to show me that my husband's great grandfather may have served in Gallipoli with an armored car squadron. This man is a mystery to the entire family so I am hoping someone can identify the squadron or his uniform and tell me where I can go looking for more information on him. Without knowing how and where he served I can't find out any more. I do know that he ended up as the chauffeur for the Admiral of the Fleet, Earl Beatty. I would appreciate any help anyone can give me. Thank you Jan Glass
Title: Re: WW1 Armored Car Squadrons
Post by: PhiloNauticus on 03 April 2017 10:36:07 AM
The uniform doesn't help I'm afraid. It is possible he was R.N. - see:

http://navymuseum.co.nz/worldwar1/ancillary-forces/armoured-cars/

If he was RN, then search the archives to find his Service Record:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/royal-navy-ratings-service-records-1853-1928/