Do you have any additional information on Harold? DOB, place of birth
Hi Elliot, thanks for your reply concerning my grandfather Harold Devitt. Place of birth - Halifax, Yorkshire, UK. I don’t know his date of birth but he was with the West Yorkshire Regiment. He was recommended for a MC but did not receive one. We do not have any medals. I hope this helps.
Pam Howarth (granddaughter)
Found his WW1 medals card also showing his unit. The Ministry of Defense might also prove helpful to you please see their database link. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records
Also found information on Robert Devitt any relation?
Hope this helps,
Thanks so much for sending over the links especially the Medals card. I can also contact the Ministry of Defence as you suggest.
I don’t think that Robert Devitt was a relative, certainly not one that we know of anyway and not one of Harold’s siblings. Unfortunately I know very little about his ancestry. Devitt is an unusual name though so they maybe a connection.
I’ve looked at all the photos and he doesn’t appear in any of them but so interesting to see them all. I’ve tried to attach a photo of Harold In his WW1 uniform but it hasn’t worked for some reason, I would have liked you to see him.
Thanks for taking the trouble to help, I really appreciate it.
Dear Ms. Howarth,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
The United Kingdom’s Army Personnel Centre (APC) Historical Disclosures Section holds army service records for officers whose service ended after April 1922 and soldiers whose service ended after January 1921. APC also holds some records for the Foot Guards (not Scots Guards) back to 1750. Subject to the payment of an administration fee and provision of a copy of a death certificate (except where death was in service), certain information can be provided from the records of service of deceased service personnel on request under the Ministry of Defence publication scheme. APC can supply information to the next of kin of deceased former soldiers and officers, and more limited information to other enquirers if fewer than 25 years have passed since the death of the subject. Within the 25 year period, where the consent of the immediate next of kin has been given, some information will be released to a third party applicant.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Thank you so much for sending the APC link. I think this is exactly what I need and I will follow it up. I am very grateful for this information.
Thanks again and very best wishes