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my father served in the 8th army as a Royal Engineer in north africa, sicily and italy certainly at monte casino and el alamein where do I start in tracing his journey?
His service number was 1989748
Hi Alf, Please see the section “Finding the Service Records of a Relative”
You can download the forms using the links in the article.
Once you have the forms filled in and sent off it will take a few weeks for the records to be sent to you.
Get a copy of the Battalion War Diary. It gives very detailed accounts of where they went.