Hi – I’d like to find out more about my grandfather, Joe Bannister, who served in Italy in 1944-5. Details are very sketchy but he was I understand a corporal cook in the Catering Corps (was it the Service Corps at the time?) and based in Bari. Advice on where to start my research would be very welcome. Thanks.
Hi Chris – thanks for your reply and sorry for such a slow response from me. My grandfather lived in Bourne, Lincolnshire so a different Joe I’m afraid. Good luck in your research – I’m a bit stuck as can’t find anything about him on the military records sites. It may be because of his inter war service – I believe he served with the Northamptonshire Regiment in India and Sudan in the 1920s…..