Earlier today I received an email from lost cousins about First World War Soldiers’ Effects records now online. Years ago I contacted the National Army Museum about thee records as I wanted to see if they had any record of my great uncle Alfred Mansel Young. They did, but I subsequently lost the information.
Anyway, last night I searched on Ancestry which is where the records are now available and was able to re-discover the record.
I am so happy to have a copy of this record. I don’t understand much of it but it does show that the money was paid to his father Mansel Young. I find this interesting as at the time of his enlistment he was living in South Wales and I’m not sure why.
The Soldiers’ Effects Records, 1901-60, relating to monies owed to soldiers who were killed in action are held by the National Army Museum (NAM Accession Number: 1991-02-333; Record Number Ranges: 317501-319000; Reference: 164). You can access them via Ancestry and search them here.