This was just the service we were looking for. My family and I were so looking forward to receiving my Grandfather’s army service history from the MOD in Glasgow but those records were so short and the handwritten notes were hard to read. This service made sense of all the military records and brought together all the little pieces we knew to make one easy to read chronological summary of my Grandfather’s time in the army. We now know what life was like for him. We really appreciate the way historical commentary and insights were added to the summary narrative as it added colour and context. We would not hesitate to use this service again.
I am totally thrilled with the military research that Rob has done for me. I just would not have known where to start and was desperate to find out about my late Grandfather’s military history as a soldier in WW2. Thanks to Rob’s skill and expertise at navigating all the sources of information I now have a full picture of where my Grandfather went during his 5 years service, and even the location he was wounded. It was a very emotional and moving experience to read the report that Rob had written. I can’t express how grateful I am to Rob for his time, effort and expertise; he has given me a wonderful insight into my Grandfather as a young man and soldier. I’ve been able to look at this alongside the family history and narrative that I know and gain a deeper understanding of events and people.
I was delighted to know which medals my Grandfather was issued. I plan to get a replacement set and to wear them – on the appropriate side – at a Remembrance service in November at the church close to his original family home, and where his mother and father are buried. I also plan to take them to the Menin Gate, Ypres, when I next go and wear them during the act of remembrance at the Gate. It will be so poignant to have a focus in the medals to remember both my Grandfathers’ service during WW2 and his fellow pals and soldiers. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have found Rob via his website. His research and investigative skills are superb. He had made the whole process an absolute pleasure.
Elaine Mitchel-Hill, Granddaughter of a WW2 Soldier
My grandfather Reginald L. passed away when I was 16 years old. He never spoke to me about his past nor told me stories regarding the Second World War which he participated in. My grandmother gave me – before she passed away last year – some pictures, letters and information she received from him during the war. After the war, he came over to live in Belgium. It was my burning desire to learn about my grandfather’s war history. I started to google…. dug a bit deeper…article …pictures…maps…..but it was clear that it was going to be very difficult (read impossible) to get the pieces of the puzzle all by myself.
The one thing that received all of my attention was Rob’s website….once reading it, it was crystal clear to me! It felt like an angel that was sent by my grandfather… As of the moment I’ve contacted Rob, this feeling only amplified. Thanks to Rob’s amazing research skills and his passionate digging work I’m feeling so blessed and amazed with the documents he provided! There is no way I’ve could have found it all by myself. But Rob did. And I’m 1000% sure he can help YOU as well. Don’t hesitate, I highly recommend his approach and professional help.
Tom B, from Belgium, Grandson of Reginald L, WW2 private.