Biography Of Richard Moles | Client Comments
Thank you for forwarding on the report and supporting paperwork on Captain Francis Crozier. The war diary made fascinating reading.
Simon Walker Dublin Ireland 1st November 2012
I received your package yesterday and have looked at it at least six times. I am truly delighted with it. I have made copies of your report and given them out to most of his grandchildren already. We are going to meet up and have a good look at his army sheets. Just like to thank you for your work I would not have been able to recover this amount of information on my own.
Claire Walsh County Kilkenny Ireland 25th September 2012
I have today received the file you have prepared. It is very extensive and I am very impressed, as my extended family will be. I will recommend you to any people I meet who have similar searches. A very happy customer.
Dave Shanahan County Tipperary Ireland 22nd August 2012
This is deeply fascinating and moving. Very many thanks for your great care and attention. We really do appreciate you working so hard to get this done by father’s day, also the significant extra time you put into the research. I know you expressed frustration at not being able to find out more but you have discovered more about my wife’s grandfather than was ever known by the family. We look forward to receiving the copies in the post in the coming days. Best wishes and very many thanks again.
Ross PurvesBedford England 17th June 2012
The package arrived safely this morning; many thanks. I have been reading through the information, and will follow the information about Robert with great interest (and may in the fullness of time have one or two questions). Daniel seems to have died on a 'quiet day'; we have a copy of a letter from Robert to my grandmother (his sister), in which he says that Daniel was on observation duty and was hit by a shell; that would seem to be consistent with the war diary, and presumably just one of the many examples of totally random deaths in WW1. I appreciate your effort on our behalf; as you see, it is thought-provoking, and may literally help to take us to new places.
John England Yorkshire England 6th June 2012
I received your kind letter today with your findings. Thank you very much for your efforts. I am sure that you were frustrated in your search but my family and I are very grateful for what you were able to tell us. We literally knew next to nothing and the information you provided was a great deal to us. My father and I wish to convey our deepest thanks.
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Moran Missouri USA 1st June 2012
WOW you do a great job. Would you be willing to research my Great Great Grandparents living in Dublin around 1850?
Elliot Neck Victoria Australia 21st May 2012
Thank you so much for doing the work I had requested. The National Archives sent me a copy of my paternal Grandfather’s WWI Medal Roll on the 16th May 2012. Thank you once again and may God bless you and your family always. I will contact you again if I need any work done at the National Archives.
Francisco do Rosario Noronha Mumbai India 18th May 2012
Thank you so much my husband was so surprised when I handed the envelope to him. You were able to put all the information into a chronological order and expand the information. It made a lot more sense than I was able to make of it for him. Also you helped my husband understand better his father’s army career. Thank you again and kind Regards.
Shelagh Moynihan Basingstoke England 12th May 2012
This is just to acknowledge receipt of the WWI documents and to say how glad I am, even so belatedly, to have some knowledge of what my father would have experienced in those few years which, undoubtedly, had an indelible effect on his life both mentally and physically and to thank you for your expert research.
Valerie Walker Dublin Ireland 26th April 2012
My apologies for not contacting you sooner to thank you for the research carried out on Private James Law. It all makes very interesting reading especially when read in conjunction with your notes. The details about the wife and family were also a big surprise and open up new lines of enquiry in my family history.
Andrew McDonald Dunbartonshire Scotland 23rdApril 2012
I received the documents yesterday and I am very pleased with your work, excellent is the word. It’s all very interesting. The official defence of Lucknow and casualty report are very important. I will be contacting you in the future for another search.
William MacFarlane Holland 4th February 2012
Many thanks for the research material you found for Patrick. We are still absorbing this but are now able to do much easier research into where and when his military took place. As I said there is much to take in, so it is too soon to say if there are any questions. I must say however that we are delighted with what you have found.
Richard Gordon Ludlow Shropshire 30th January 2012
Just to let know that I received your report. Yes a pity about the Leinster Regiment service record but nevertheless very fascinating and gives me some clues for further research. Once again, thank you very much.
Martin Rushton Singapore 12th December 2011
Your package arrived today and I've had a brief look through it. There is quite a lot of interesting information in it. I am very happy with the content and your synopsis-thanks very much for all the work you obviously put in to it. Thanks again.
Paul Gallagher Co. Kildare Ireland 19th December 2011
I was very pleased with your research and the presentation. It certainly looks like Samuel never transferred to the 106th Regiment of Foot. He married my Grandmother X 2 Sara Robinson on the 3rd May 1868.
Stuart Hill Rotherham Yorkshire 18th October 2011
Many thanks for research. I was very impressed.
Eugene Finnegan County Kildare Ireland 5th October 2011
I received the search results today and once again I have to thank you for a job well done, it was a pity about the poor quality of the originals but at least the records are still readable. My mate at work will be delighted with his Grandfathers record; we have been trying for over a year to find anything on Joe Young. We can’t even find him on the census. So Richard thanks. No doubt I will need your services again.
Robert Kettle Swansea Wales 27th September 2011
I just want to thank you for all your time and help on the work you did for me. I hope to do business with you again.
Thomas Robinson Portlaoise Ireland 27th August 2011
Thank you so much for the report you sent me back in March regarding my Grandfather William George Bennett. I did receive it and while the amount of information was limited that was my expectation knowing how many records have survived. Thank you for the narrative and all the photocopies. It is wonderful and I have read the whole thing several times already. Thank you again.
Richard Bennett Campertown New South Wales Australia 6th August 211
Thanks for that Richard. I was amazed to see he joined up at the age of 15, that is why he had problems with authority most likely. He obviously saw some heavy action at Ypres. I went there about five years ago and saw the Menin Gate and the Cloth Hall Museum. He lost his elder brother near Poperinge in July 1918.
Christine Bickley Peterborough England 12th May 2011
Thank you for the research document on Thomas Lovett. It was very detailed and comprehensive. I was very pleased with the results. It is amazing that so much information remains on file. Thank you again for a great job.
Donal Sheridan Armagh Ireland 2nd May 2011
Thanks very much for the research. We did find the details very interesting and it has confirmed information that has bas been handed down through the family. One point of interest regarding his short promotion to Corporal is that we have a photograph of him with two stripes on his arm. From the service record we now date that photo which was most likely taken in India, with best wishes.
Kevin Madden Taigum Australia 8th April 2011
I have just received the package for the research on Patrick Kearney. I want to thank you for the endless amount of information you found on both his Boer War and WW1 involvement. Again thanks for your help to date it was priceless.
Damien Dunne County Meath Ireland 27th March 20111
The material has arrived and is fascinating despite the limited information on Richard and Matthew. We are very grateful for your efforts.
Gerard Morrissey County Cork Ireland 18th February 2011
The war diaries have arrived today and they are excellent. They are worth every penny, thank you.
Steven Owen Staffordshire England 7th February 2011
I received the documents on my Grandfather on Tuesday and I am very pleased with the results. Thank you for your time.
Patrick Grace London England 22nd January 2011
Thank you very much for the excellent research you have undertaken into my Great Great Grandfather. I was initially curious to know why he had not joined in Scotland; at least he wound up in the Royal Munster Fusiliers. I am quite proud he was in this Regiment. He had an excellent career from Private to WOI and then Honorary Lieutenant. It was a magnificent result and I hope to uncover more army ancestors in the future and hope to engage you again. I have been recommending your service to my work colleagues. Thanks very much again.
Kiel Gardoll New South Wales Australia 20th December 2010
I have received the documents that you sent me and I just wanted to say thank you very much for your work. I am very pleased with finding out so much information.
Christian Santo London England 24th November 2010
Just to say thanks for the research you undertook for me about my Grandfather. Your report arrived earlier this week and I have been busy on the internet trying to locate more information on the ships etc. I have so far been unable to locate crew lists anywhere but will keep at it. Many thanks again for your assistance. I am sure my Mum will be delighted on Christmas day with the findings.
Lynda Kazimoglu Edinburgh Scotland 5th November 2010
Just to let you know that I received your package today and I am very impressed with what you found out. I will read through it in great detail and I may have some questions for you if that’s ok. Regards and Thanks.
John Moore Lucan Ireland 2nd November 2010
It all arrived safely and it's terrific. I have been in the books on WWI for days. Thanks a million. I'll tell others.
Iain Falconer Gwynedd Wales - 26th October 2010
I received the results of your research today and am thrilled at what you have found. It dispels a few family stories but enriches our understanding of his life. I was not optimistic that you'd find anything and was almost resigned to be told his records destroyed along with thousands of others. I was surprised to see his military career was shorter than I'd imagined and also that he wasn't discharged until 1904. One family story that's been proved false is that "he served in South Africa". Many thanks for an excellent result. My only regret is that I did not call on your services earlier.
Dave Stableford Gravesend Kent England - 3rd September 2010
I just wanted to thank you again for the details you found out about William Fitzgerald. I have just come back from Dublin and when I showed my Dad he was absolutely amazed and really thrilled. I am returning to college next month, so I won't have loads of spare cash but I will be in touch again with regards to further research - probably John Ernest Wilson as mentioned previously and his brother William. I have also found out that on my mother's side of the family, her Great - Grandfather served with the 16th Lancers and I would be interested in finding out about him in the future.
Sara Wilson Dublin Ireland - 23rd August 2010
I just wanted to say thank you very much for finding the last parts of the War Diary. I think I now have a complete picture of what happened - well as near as possible after 65 years! I do appreciate all the hard work you did finding the correct war diaries. I can now trace where he went and it all adds information to the family jigsaw puzzle.
Gerry Moss Moray Scotland - 11th August 2010
Thanks so much for your wonderful work preparing the report on my Great-Grandfather, which arrived in the mail yesterday. It reads splendidly and looks great as well. The extra research is also very much appreciated: your conclusions make a lot of sense. I've always wondered about the false name; I thought he might have been in debt, in strife with the law, in trouble with a girl, or something like that. I've also always been intrigued by the Canadian chapter of THGB's life. For the life of me, I cannot figure why his father, a retired London copper, was there. I'll be getting back to you about that one, since I'd like to commission you again to compile something similar about him.
John Piggott Marrickville Australia - 25th June 2010
Thank you so much, received your package this morning and what a file you have found I am delighted plus I now have confirmation of his place and a birth date for him. You may be interested to know that he spent his days in Ennis as a Gillie for the local gentry (all ex army) and to this day his record for the biggest salmon caught with a rod and line on the river Fergus still stands 28lbs 3oz. Because of the long history of Irish born British Soldiers in our family I am sure I will need your help in the future.
Alice Flaherty Ennis County Clare Ireland - 14th June 2010
Received your research today and although there was no baptismal paper for George Adamson Stanley the information you gave me on his brothers birth county was new to me together with the fact that he died in debt. It is possible that this could lead to further information. Thank you very much for your contribution and if I require further military research it would be appreciated if you would consider undertake it.
Dougald Stanley Australia - 4th May 2010
The envelope arrived today and makes some interesting reading, seemed a bit of a rebel throughout his career. I wonder what he would think of me being a MP Ha, Ha! Surprise about him serving on the Macedonian Front and I suppose the Boer War rumour must have been mixed up with him serving at Lucknow. My Dads going to love it though, so thanks again for your help, it has been a pleasure to deal with you. If I know anyone researching their family history I will be sure to recommend you.
Chris Musgrove HM Forces Cyprus - 16th April 2010
Good Morning Richard. The package from you arrived about 30 minutes ago and your thoughts about my feelings on the outcome are certainly correct. I could not be happier. It is exactly what I wanted. When get to the point of continuing my research into the military life of Uncles siblings, I will certainly contact you again. Thank you very much.
Les Bush New South Wales Australia - 29th March 2010
The paperwork on Patrick Mark Armstrong Boyd late Northumberland Fusiliers arrived today. I wanted to thank you for hard work...sadly as you mentioned, it looks as though Mark will not be giving up his secrets anytime soon...which is a great shame...we can only guess. Still, I am very proud to have his medals and will cherish them for many years to come. It has been a great pleasure corresponding with you.
Andrew MacDonald Brisbane Australia - 10th February 2010
Thank you for your report, based on the unit pay musters which I received yesterday 7th December and again, some fascinating information which only seems to whet my appetite to know more about this very interesting period of history. Many thanks.
Bob Mahony Dublin Ireland - 8th December 2009.
Many thanks for the information on Michael Whelan. It was disappointing not to find his service record but it was a long shot. The information supplied confirms much of what I had been told by older members of the family. The account from the captured German officer Lieutenant Marten's was particularly interesting giving a graphic description of the circumstances surrounding Michael's final hours. We have now decided to place a plaque on his father's grave at Piercestown in Michael's name. Again many thanks for your assistance.
Frank Murphy Wexford Ireland - 6th December 2009.
Once again I have to thank you for another fine job completed. Another piece of the jigsaw falls into place. I know that both my Dad and his brother will be pleased with the results. I am sure there will be more commissions in the New Year.
Robert Kettle Milford Haven Wales - 3rd December 2009.
Thanks for the war diaries, as usual a fantastic job done. Many thanks for the additional diary that was kind of you. I will be in touch again soon. Once again many thanks
Andy Holmes West Sussex England - 29th November 2009
Thanks for the call last night that was really amazing news! We actually only live 8 miles from where James was born so that's so spooky because when we moved up here 30 years ago we had no idea. Many, many thanks for your and your wife's hard work.
Russell Quinlan Aberdeen Scotland - 16th October 2009.
The research has arrived. Fantastic! Thanks
Tim Barnett Vancouver Canada - 15th September 2009
I am indebted to you for your efforts in trying to locate the son of my Great Great Grandfather William Roe. It is of course disappointing but I am sure that if anyone could find him it was you. I was so impressed with the volume of information you located for me for my G.G.G. It is encouraging to have confirmation of William James's place in the 22nd Regiment of Foot and his wife's name. I also appreciate the copy you sent. If you ever need a reference from this part of the world please feel free to pass on my name and contact details. You have been most helpful.
John Stevens Brisbane Australia - 2nd September 2009.
Many thanks for your hard work on this far from being disappointed I am pleased to have some hard facts about where my Grandfather was likely to have been and in which battles he probably fought! This from my point of view is mission achieved! Very many thanks again.
Charlie Brooker Nottingham England - 18th August 2009.
Many thanks for your research package which arrived this morning. I am impressed with the volume of information that you located. I will recommend you to anyone that is seeking to research an ancestor who served in the army in the First World War. Thank you again for your prompt and efficient service.
Peter Geraghty Limerick Ireland - 9th July 2009
I'm writing to say how pleased I am with the contents of the packet from you that arrived today. Thank you so much for your work. These documents go some way to answering the questions I have had about my father's service in the Great War. Thank you again and very best wishes.
Clive Collins Tokyo Japan - 6th Jul. 2009.
Just letting you know that I received the documents you sent relating to my father James O'Meara (Meara) this morning. I found your report was very interesting and informative - there were a few things that I already knew but there were lots and lots that I did not know. The photocopied documents made very interesting reading with all the details and reports of the battle of Mons.
Christopher O'Meara New South Wales Australia - 2nd Jun. 2009.
Delighted to receive all the information on my Great, Great Grandfather William Roe. You have done a marvellous job. The records you have managed to unearth help me to confirm many of the details and in particular dates of service in India. Your efforts to re-copy and improve readability are very much appreciated. I had not previously been able to locate his place of birth. I am really most impressed. Again my thanks for your very professional attention to detail.
John Stevens Brisbane Australia - 2nd Jun. 2009.
I received the paperwork on Patrick Byrne today. Thanks a million for another great piece of work. The family of Patrick will be over the moon as they knew little or nothing about his involvement in The Great War.
Hubert F. Goodman Co. Tipperary Ireland - 24th April 2009.
The papers for Alfred Wray arrived today. My uncle will be thrilled when he sees them! Thanks very much for an excellent quick service. I will recommend you to others doing their family history. I will be in contact again in the near future as I will be starting to try and trace another member of the family who served in WWI.
Lyn Collins Flintshire Wales - 30th Mar. 2009.
Once again thank you for your efforts on my behalf. I at least have some documentary evidence of Martin's service. The Silver War Badge may have been from the malaria he contracted. So Richard we may not know all about Martin's time in the army but I've got a better idea of where he was and why in the fifties he used to take to his bed with malaria. I'm working on another family member who reputedly was also an Argyll and when I get more information on him I hope you will once again dig out some details for me.
Jock Crawford Waterford Ireland - 9th Mar. 2009.
Thank you for the report and records that I received. I was very pleased with quality and amount that you found considering the chance of finding anything was very slim. The service that I received from you was excellent, my thanks once again.
J Longhurst Tewksbury Gloucestershire - 27 Feb. 2009
Many thanks for the research which you carried out on Robert Kirkby of the 18th Regiment. I am delighted with the results which will help me to "flesh out" this ancestor and enable me to read around him during the New Zealand Wars. I will certainly recommend you to others needing military research, and look forward to using your services again, myself, in the future. Best Wishes.
Barry Diggle West Yorkshire England - 4th Jan. 2009.
Your documents arrived safely yesterday and are far better than I expected. I am now trying to digest them for sending on to other members of the family. They are a real "This is your Life" set. They have exploded a few myths but that was not wholly unexpected after watching "Who do you think you are?" I am sure I shall have some questions but back to reading them now. Many thanks for all your help.
Vincent O'Callaghan Worcestershire England - 3rd Jan. 2009.
Many thanks for the package we're really delighted with the result of your search. We may have a question or two when we have a closer look. Kind Regards,
James Gaffney Mullingar Westmeath Ireland - 15th Dec. 2008
All received this morning! Have had a chance to look it over, will study in more detail with the family. Thank you so much for a wonderful service!
Jennifer Ridley Shropshire England - 9th Dec. 2008
Thank you for the documents which arrived yesterday. I am impressed by how much you have managed to find and am very grateful that we can fill in a bit of missing family history.
Kate Williams Oxford England - 30th Nov 2008
I received the records in the post many thanks. I was a bit disappointed there was no mention of family members (brothers/sisters) etc. but that's the way things go. I might be in touch again to trace his brother.
Loreto McCormick Cavan Ireland - 12th Nov. 2008
Hello Richard. I received all the impressive document copies and Unit War Diary copies today relating to my Grandfather Sergeant Hubert Goodman late the Leinster Regiment. I compliment you Richard for providing such an excellent report and a very prompt one at that. I will certainly be recommending you to other Military Ancestor Hunters. What a lucky day I came across your website. Thank you again and long may you continue to be of help to others with your top class service.
Hubert F Goodman County Tipperary Ireland - 10th Oct.2008
Many thanks for the documents which arrived today. My father and I were deeply moved at the insight into the experiences and trials of my Grandfather. Thanks again for your efforts.
Chris McGrady France - 25th Sept. 2008.
Many many thanks for the excellent research & report that you have done for me regarding my Great Granddad John Conway. I got home from Harrogate late last night to find your excellent report on the mat and must say that I am absolutely thrilled with it. It is so good to be able to track John's army career so precisely as it clarifies so many of the other things that I already knew about his life and tells me for example where his first wife is likely to have died, that although her name was Catherine she was probably known as Kate and explains why one of John's daughters was christened Kate. Your great work has given me a great deal of pleasure, thanks again.
Charles Hawkshaw - Burn Middlesex England - 22nd Aug. 2008.
Thank you for the excellent research you did on my ancestors, Peter Nugent and Nehemiah Bishop. Even though Peter's service records were destroyed during WWII, the information you gave me on the Battalions he served with will help me learn more about the Leinster Regiment. Nehemiah's service information was really a thrill to receive. I shared this info with another Great Granddaughter of his. Thank you again for all your help.
Maureen Buckley Elmont New York USA - 7th Aug. 2008.
This afternoon I received your documentation of my Grandfathers war history. On reflection I think that my Dad and his family had already done this so many years ago, certainly before he came to Australia, things mentioned in your research stimulates memory the mention of the Mauritania for instance, I remember Dad saying that they knew his Father had embarked on that ship, although I had forgotten that fact. Thank you so much for your time and effort, I maybe did not mention that I have his medals, and a large cardboard "citation" showing a picture of him in uniform signed by King George with the same commemoration verse that you have sent me it is very moving. I want to commend your work it must be very interesting but sad also to research the passing of so many lives. I would one day like to make a visit to the Helles Memorial. To honour my Grandfather and all those who gave the greatest gift of all "life".
Maureen Riddle Australia - 22nd Jul. 2008.
Just to say a big thank you for a wonderful service absolutely brilliant just what I was after and more. I did not know that Kathleen had a twin sister who died. I would certainly recommend your services to anyone who requires Army research look-ups etc.
Janice Morgan Birmingham - 9th July. 2008.
Received your research package today 7th Jul 2008. It certainly puts some "meat on the bones" of my Great Grandfather. I was surprised to find no reference to his Service No, height, hair colour etc as found in Australian war records. Nevertheless still great information. Thank you very much for your time and effort. I have no doubt that I will be seeking your assistance for more of my military ancestors in the future.
Ian Abrahall Victoria Australia - 7th Jul. 2008
Thank you so much for the research you did on Timothy Buckley. It is unfortunate that he is one of the people who had their records destroyed but at least I know all there is to know about his involvement in the war, short though it was. There was still a lot of information in your report, most of which I had not even imagined could be gotten and for that I am very thankful to you. I have given your name to a friend of mine who had his great grandfather die on the Bandon with the Royal Navy in WWI so he might be in contact with you in the future and I will certainly give your contact details to anyone who I come across who is researching their relatives.
Gerard O'Mahony County Cork Ireland - 29th Jun. 2008
Many thanks for your endeavours regarding my grandfather. It is disappointing that the records were not be found, due to probable destruction during the Blitz but your info regarding the campaigns, he was probably involved with are a significant help.
Phil Jones Llanelli Wales - 26th Jun. 2008
Once again I have to thank you for your first class service. As you say the records could have been in better condition but never the less the information is there, another piece of the jig-saw falls into place. I see that his date of birth is given as 28/2/1892; actually its 28/2/1891. It arrived on his 60th birthday. It would have been interesting to know why he got 60 days but that will remain a mystery.
Robert Kettle Pembrokeshire Wales - 17th Jun. 2008
I recently received the information you sent me regarding Henry Willis and I wanted to say how delighted I was with it, of course it was a little sad that his service record could not be located but it was worth a chance. Thank you for your efforts, the whole presentation was extremely professional and I would recommend you and your services to anyone wanting to explore that area in their family history, well done.
Mandy Manning Cork Ireland - 24th May. 2008
Just to let you know everything arrived safely, we are extremely pleased with the result and would like to thank you for all your hard work. It certainly helps us with the Norwich and Birmingham connections and I am now sure we will be able to track down the birth of the son in Ireland. Once again many thanks and will have no hesitation in recommending you.
Angela Phillips Gwent Wales - 15th May. 2008
Thank you very much indeed for all the papers that arrived today. Wow, what a fantastic job you have done. I must say that I am absolutely delighted that you have been so successful in researching my Grandfathers "colourful" service history. Your modest fee must go down as the best value for money investment I've made since I started my obsession with researching my family history. I will certainly recommend your service to anyone I come across that needs similar help. Thank you very much indeed. You are a STAR!
Charles Hawkshaw-Burn, Middlesex, England - 17th Mar. 2008
I received the package this morning and at a first glance its brilliant thank you, you have done an excellent job and in double quick time .I may have some more commissions for you in the near future and will be recommending you to anyone I know who needs research done. Thanks again.
Michael McMahon, Sterling, Scotland - 28th Feb. 2008
Just a short note to let you know the records arrived safely & as always I am very pleased with them! also according to his Aussie army records he went to Japan as part of the Occupation Forces, very interesting. Thanks again.
Paul Dann, Australia - 21st Feb. 2007
Thank you very much for the docs and excellent summary of the war service of my grandfather Hugh McIvor I'm so pleased I came across your website, it was very moving holding those records.
Mary McIvor, Glasgow, Scotland - 21st Feb 2008
Documents arrived this morning. I am absolutely delighted both with content & presentation!
I was quite surprised to see he must have married in Ireland which I didn't expect. I will be in touch soon for David Wright's records.
Muriel Coleman, Whitley Bay, Northumberland - 16th Feb 2008
This is just a short note to thank you for obtaining and posting the baptism certificate for Edward Winter Hume and, indeed, for the other research work you undertook for us. We have been very pleased with your prompt service and the quality of information you provided and have now packaged it all to send to Edward's grand-daughter - (my mother-in-law) now in her 80's. I think she will be very surprised and pleased at the wealth of information we have been able to give her. It may be that we have occasion to ask for your help again and I would certainly not hesitate to recommend you to anyone else in search of ancestors.
Audrey Fleming, France - 17th Jan 2008
Thanks very much for the results of the search you carried out on my grandfather's service in the First World War. They arrived this morning. I was aware that a large number of service records were destroyed in the blitz during World War Two so although it was disappointing, I wasn't too surprised. At least you discovered which Battery and Brigade he served in which might enable me to find more precisely where he served. Thanks once again.
John Kirby, Crowborough, East Sussex - 19th Jan 2008
Thank you for the impressive package of document copies relating to Lt. Patrick Taylor late Royal Irish Regiment. My wife and I have now had a chance to study the contents in detail and we are absolutely delighted with what you have managed to find. Also your explanatory and background notes were most useful. Thank you very much for what you have done and for doing it so quickly and thoroughly.
Tim Kershaw, Gloucestershire, England - 27th Dec 2007.
Very many thanks for this fascinating insight into my grandfather's life. None of us had a clue that he enlisted under a different name. Why? Is there a common reason? Also, we thought he was in the forces for hostilities only but clearly, he joined up much earlier. A bit more work is necessary on our part now. If I need further work, I'll be in touch. Yours was a most prompt and efficient service.
Charles Hunter, Aberdeen, Scotland - 27th Nov 2007.
Richard, just to let you know the package arrived in good order and timely. Thank you very much, and I hope we can do business again.
Mike Creasy Lincoln, California, USA - 23rd Nov 2007.
We received Henry Pearce's service records and we are so pleased to have the gaps in our knowledge about his life filled in with this information you sent us. Thank you very much indeed.
Ruth Pearce, Leicester, England - 20th Nov 2007
I am delighted with the copies of Andrew Allen's army records which were delivered today. Many thanks for your efforts which are much appreciated they certainly fill in a great gap in our family records. All the best.
Gary Edwards, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England - 14th Nov.2007
I received the documents this morning. They appear to be just what I am looking for although I have not had time as yet to read through them properly. Thank you very much for your very prompt and excellent service.
Margaret Sear Horsham West Sussex - 23rd Oct. 2007.
I received your research today. Thank you it was most enlightening and much appreciated. I would like to thank you for your help so far.
Jimmy Leavey, Armagh, Ireland - 17th Oct. 2007.
I apologise for the delay in acknowledging your letter of 27th August. You have provided me with valuable details I did not have - well worth the modest fee. Thank you very much.
Atholl Wilson, Yorkshire, England - 24th Sept. 2007
Received a most interesting package today! I will have to have a good look through it all before getting back to you again. Your covering letters seem to answer most likely queries but inevitably there will still be the odd question. First rate service - and you may quote me on that.
Francis Payne, Auckland, New Zealand - 4th Sept 2007.
Thank you very much for your report which was excellent. It provided much more information than I had hoped for. I am now looking forward to a little research of my own on the places he has been and the battles his battalion were involved in.
Denis Dunne, Killiney, Ireland - 3rd Sept2007.
Thank you so much for the service records they arrived today, it has made interesting reading (I have spent the whole day reading) I'm most happy with the results you managed.
Kate Shirley, Paraparauma, New Zealand - 22nd Aug 2007.
Many thanks for the work you did on my relative James Murray. I received your report this morning. It is very interesting.
Sandra Kent, Hauxton, Cambridgeshire - 11th Aug 2007.
Your envelope arrived yesterday and we were absolutely delighted with what you managed to find out. Thank you very much you did a brilliant job.
Andy and Dot Cribbett, County Devon - 5th Jul 2007.
Thank you very much Richard, Dad's details they arrived this morning. I cannot thank you enough as I have gone down too many dead ends trying to find out about him and this has given me more information than I could have hoped for. You have been professional, understanding and prompt in your services and I would recommend you to anyone wishing to research war records. Thanking you
Patricia Hegarty, Bristol, Avon - 26th Jun. 2007.
I received the result of your research today and I would just like to thank you. It is indeed disappointing that you were unable to find Fred's service records but I'm happy to know that they were most likely destroyed. I plan to write up a summary of Fred's life and present it to my Grandpa. I think he'll be just as pleased as I am with what you have found. I also plan to have a copy kept with Fred's medals, although I'm not sure what happened to his SWB.I would also like to say that the service you provide is invaluable to people like me who would find it difficult to get to the National Archives. It was a pleasure to be able to speak to someone who has a genuine interest and obvious enthusiasm for what they do. Thank you very much.
Rebecca Wilcox, Carlisle, Cumbria - 26th Jun. 2007.
I want to thank you most sincerely for your letter dated 8th June reporting on your enquiries concerning Sergeant Patrick McGrath. While it is disappointing that his service record was lost in the Blitz, none the less, what you have located is more than the family ever knew and is extremely interesting.
Gerry Carroll, Dublin Ireland - 14th Jun. 2007.
Just to let you know that the research you did on George Blackham and William Spann arrived safely this morning and I am delighted with the results. I cannot believe that my wife and I have been lucky enough to find the records for three out of our four grandfathers brilliant and very many thanks for your hard work.
Terry Nixon Wetherby West Yorkshire - 21st May 2007.
Thanks very much for the package of information you sent. The quality of info received was far better than I expected & has given me a lot to digest. I have now been able to find census records from 1891 and 1901 & have already discovered another child born in Forfar & have learned that my great Grandmother was only 14 when she married!
Robert Whinnett Co. Waterford Ireland - 15th May 2007.
A really interesting search on Great Grandfather - thanks. Your piece from the "History of the Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment" was quite a find. Thanks again. I am really pleased that I carried out the search.
Jonathan Scott Barber Kenninghall - Norwich 11th May 2007
Received your package yesterday through the post. Very pleased with the info you provided. Many thanks for your efforts and prompt service.
Dave Carver Oxford - 29th Apr.2007
I received your research on Saturday 7th Apr. I am sorry I did not get back to you sooner. But I just wanted to say thank you so much for the information you sent to me. I am absolutely delighted with it as I am sure my Dad will also. You will certainly get my recommendation should anyone I know be searching for their ancestors.
Sandra Coady-Redmond Birmingham - West Midlands 16th Apr. 2007
Received your package yesterday, wonderful. Thank you so much. My mother is just thrilled to finally have some information on her father.
Dorothy Woodward Ontario Canada - 11th Apr. 2007
Very many thanks for your report on, and the military record of, my grandfather Charles Mealing. It is brilliant and I am delighted - love your business graphic by the way. I hadn't realised that the military record would be so comprehensive and it allowed me to fill in a lot of blanks on my grandfather and got rid of a lot of question marks. Once again, many thanks, this was a brilliant success.
Terry Nixon West Yorkshire - 8th Apr. 2007
I would like to thank you very much for the case study carried out for me. The presentation was excellent and well laid out. It was indeed a stroke of luck with the medals that enabled the story to be found. If it wasn't for your endeavours in Kew, pointing me in the right direction with the records in Glasgow & then getting the subsequent war diaries, there would always have been a part missing from my family story. I'll certainly be recommending you to anybody looking for their own WW1 soldier's story.
Neil James Johnston Pembrokeshire Wales - 4th Mar. 2007
John O'Neill here, I received the correspondence today and I must say I am overwhelmed and overjoyed to receive this information. And I would just like to say on behalf of myself and my family thanks a million.
John O'Neill, Napier, New Zealand - 30th Dec. 2006
Just to let you know that I received the documents in the post yesterday. I would just like to say thank you for all of your hard work and it is much appreciated by my family.
Jacinta Larkin. Dublin, Ireland - 12th Dec. 2006
I just wanted to let you know that I received the information. I found it fascinating looking through everything and I can't explain the feeling I had knowing I was related to this man. The best bit is I told my Grandmother when I received it and she is over the moon, I can't wait to bring it to her. Thank you so much Richard for a great job.
Shirley Barnes, Co. Kildare, Ireland - 20th Oct. 2006
The results really pleased me. Just finding out his service number was more than I imagined possible, but to obtain the Boar War medals was the cream on the cake. I am absolutely delighted with your efforts. I have the Regimental history and can now place my Grandfather on the pages and in the situations. My very real thanks and best regards.
Chris Allen, Dorset - 29th Sept. 2006
It has just arrived - and it's wonderful - I knew a lot of the history - he would tell me when I was little all about India - he loved it there and always bemoaned the fact that curry was non existent in the Ireland of the 50s - thank you again for all your work. I shall enjoy reading and studying it.
Mary Evans, Swindon - 20th Sept. 2006
I have received you letter and copies in the post and I must say I'm quite overwhelmed by it all. You say it is only a small and damaged file but there seems so much information to digest! Considering we only knew that my Great Grandfather had fought in the war in France and only had a couple of his medals, to read all that you have found has been quite awesome. It really created a much more detailed picture of what happened.
Sarah Hill, Worcestershire - Aug. 2006
Thank you for your report, received to-day along with the Handley page data - most welcome. A short career…but one of which my father was proud. In any event I am delighted to receive the report and I enjoyed talking with you about the matter. I compliment you on your specialist standing and on your diligence in providing such an efficient service.
Dan Collins, Dublin, Ireland - 11th Aug. 2006
I just wanted to write to you to thank you very much for taking up the research. Finding out that I have ancestors that were involved in such historic moments as the Battle of the Somme and ANZAC Cove was very exciting. I have to admit, I didn't expect to receive anything as personal as the letters handwritten by my Great-Grandfather Martin Gaffey. They were actually very moving. Once again thank you for the excellent work.
Neil Richardson, Dublin, Ireland - 9th Aug. 2006
I can't thank you enough I am delighted with the information. I was not expecting it to arrive so quickly. If I come across anyone else who would benefit from your services I will highly recommend you.
Joanne Kearns, Co. Derry, Ireland - 20th Jul. 2006.
Thank you so much for the research you did for me. I highly recommend you to anyone who is seeking answers about their military ancestors. The information I got really helped me to finish the WW1 chapter on my Grandfathers side of the family tree. Once again Richard it was an honour having someone as trustworthy and reliable as yourself, it is so hard finding people like you these days.
D. Nugent, Co. Meath, Ireland - 24th May. 2006.
Just to let you know I am thrilled to bits with the info you sent me. I cannot believe how much there was. Still cannot take it all in I will be reading it for days. I would definitely recommend you to other people.
Vanda Bridgens. Manchester - 22nd Apr. 2006.
Many thanks for a prompt and professional service. I would recommend your excellent services to anyone. While it was disappointing that the Main Service Record could not be found. Your research provided fascinating new background on my Great-Uncle. I can now go to visit his grave in Northern France with a fuller picture of his short life and death.
Linda Giles, Co. Down, Ireland - 4th Apr. 2006.
I acknowledge receipt of the results. Most grateful for these which exceeded my expectations? I look forward to perusing the documents in detail.
E. Conboy, Cheshire - 17th Mar. 2006.
Thank you for the prompt service, my late father would have been delighted with all the information. I will let anyone in the WW1 field know of your service.
Patrick O'Rourke, Washington, USA - 25th Feb. 2006.
I will keep a note of your website and e-mail address to pass on to anyone researching their military ancestors. Your professional and efficient service is fantastic and in this day and age makes a refreshing change.
Mrs Claire Rockett, Somerset - 25th Feb 2005.
Thank you again for being so prompt and professional. I would certainly recommend you to others.
Mary Baron, Cambridge - 4th Mar 2005.
Everything arrived safely on Friday and thank you so much for your prompt service. The records are very interesting as to the location of the troops and this has piqued my interest. My husband will have to educate me on the battles I'm afraid. Thank you again and maybe in time I will find a few more for you to research.
Patricia Mannella, Ontario, Canada - 21st Mar 2005.
What can I say, many - many thanks and have a great holiday. Very Best Wishes.
Eric, Dorset - 21st Mar 2005.
Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly, you're a gentleman. Now that I know about your service and how good you are at it I will definitely use you again in the future. Again many thanks.
Steve, County Down, Ireland
What a great service! Your research will enable me to continue tracing my family history. This could not have been achieved without your help. Very fast, efficient and friendly service. Highly recommended. Thank you for all your help".
Emma O'Brien, Devon - 26th Apr 2005.
Received your report this morning, I am over the Moon, this one has been keeping me awake and I could not explain it, however now I feel the missing piece's have been put in place. My sincerest thanks for the information and wonderful service.
John Burtenshaw, Yorkshire - 21st Jun 2005.
Thank you so very much for your research into the records regarding my Grandfather. They were most informative and give substance to a relative of whom I knew almost nothing. Once again many, many thanks for your report.
John Meehan FBCS CITP, Surrey - 22nd Jun 2005.
Received report today and superb as always.
Roger Griffiths, Norfolk - 8th Jul 2005
I am absolutely delighted with the records you found. The medical record were quite amusing as you suggested, first impression was he was a bit of a malingerer but I guess his time in India could have contributed plus a bit of the "Old Irish Blarney" thrown in too. Once again many thanks.
George Latham, Victoria, Australia - 12th Jul 2005.
Please accept my heartfelt appreciation of your dogged determination to uncover as much information as possible about my grandfather. The initial information I was able to provide you was meagre indeed, yet the abundance of information you have subsequently unearthed is amazing.
Frank Callaghan, London - 27th Jul 2005.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such an outstanding report. Now I have most of the story of my Grandfather and what his life was like back then, which will be added to my research. It was worth every penny, now I can research his Regiment while he was in India.
D. J. Harvey, Florida, USA - 25th Aug 2005.
Received the information today, I am Thrilled to be able to find out so much about my Great Uncle. My family tree is now complete and you sir, like I said before, are a scholar and a gentleman.
Dale MacRae-Barry, Windsor, Ontario - 17th Oct 2005
Very impressed with your work and will recommend you to anybody needing this kind of service Thanks.
Steve, Co. Durham - 27th Oct 2005
I can't believe my luck. He used to say "I am not getting out of bed for Hitler" and he never went to an air raid shelter. I guess the Luftwaffe did not have a bomb with his name on it, eh? They couldn't even hit his army records. Thank you again.
Conrad, Canada - 13th Dec 2005
The papers arrived today and I am very happy indeed!! Thank you very much for the fast and friendly service. I will indeed be in touch again if I need any further assistance.
Paul Dann, New South Wales, Australia - 9th Feb 2006
Thanks for the fascinating report. It really puts things in perspective for me. Pity my dear old Dad isn't around to see what you found. He'd have loved it.
Brian Tannan, County Meath, Ireland - 4th Jun 2004.
I found the work you did, for my wife and I in researching Royal and Merchant Navy records extremely useful. The details you uncovered gave us a fascinating insight into the past.
Rod Hutton, Aberdeen, Scotland - 22nd Sept 2004.
Wonderful news the papers arrived yesterday and I was so pleased with that information and now there's more unbelievable. Until now all I had was a tiny envelope with Michael's address on it and now there's all this.
Patricia Keiserman, Manhasset, New York - 11th Sept 2004.
I received your package today. "I am over the moon" Many Thanks.
Wally, Mid. Glamorgan, Wales - 28th Aug 2004.
Many thanks indeed for your phone call last night it was kind of you to respond so quickly and I was thrilled with your success in finding the elusive Glover J. Your own enthusiasm was a reflection of a true researcher.
Lindsay Robertson, Aberdeen, Scotland - 22nd Sept 2004.
How can I thank you enough, you have done a great job and I appreciate the effort. If anyone is in need of an excellent researcher, you will be my recommendation.
Mr T N Kavanagh, Victoria, Australia - 1st Nov 2004.
I was very pleased that I asked you to do the research rather than attempt to do it myself. Your explanation of the content of the documents was also very helpful. If I need any other research carried out in future I would not hesitate to contact you.
Alan Worth, Cardiff, Wales - 29th Nov 2004.
Brilliant just brilliant. What you have given me will help me make something great for the grandchildren.
Erick Halliday, Devon, England - 25th Oct 2004.
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David Burrows, Queensland, Australia - 1st Jul 2004.
Sincere thanks for your prompt professional service. Your work on my behalf yielded new insights into my family history and your expert advice opened up new possibilities on my genealogical trail. Many thanks again.
P.J.Stevens, County Cork, Ireland - 2nd Feb 2005.
Thank you for uncovering a part of my family history unknown to me or my uncles. With only a name, birth details and the regiment I must admit I was sceptical. Apart from finding his service papers copying explanations and posting to me first class. Your follow up service answering any questions by return of e-mail was also very helpful. Many Thanks.
John Brown, Queensland, Australia - 16th Dec 2005.
I received your package in today's mail and I am thrilled to have all the printouts. I am planning to make a memorial scrapbook to my grandfather and the items you sent will figure greatly in it. You are doing a wonderful service for people like me. You really give these people a voice from the grave. Thank you again and God bless.
Kathleen, Canada - 5th Feb 2005.