Your family story

Sunday, November 4, 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Did your relative serve with the Green Howards? Was he a POW? Do you know where he saw service? The answers to these and many other questions can be answered at our special family history session.

Come along to the museum with your family stories of military service.  We’d love to see any military artefacts, memorabilia, letters or personal items you have.

Our staff will be joined by experts from The Royal Armouries, The York Army Museum and The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum.  They will help uncover the story of your relative’s participation in both world wars, and could even solve the mystery of that military looking thing you’ve had in the loft all these years!

This is a FREE event, included in your museum admission.  It’s also a chance to add your story to our Ribbon of Remembrance.

Author, Margaret Parry will be signing copies of her book, ‘The war poets and the diary of an ordinary Tommy’ in the Medal Room during the event.  Find out more…

Before your visit.

We’ll be able to help more if bring as much official information as possible.

Research into soldiers who served in World War One is relatively straightforward, but for those soldiers who served in World War Two, it can be problematic; individual service records are still held and controlled by the Ministry of Defence but they are available to next-of-kin.

Apply to:
APC MS Support – Disclosures 2
MP 535,
Kentigern House,
65 Brown Street,
G2 8EX
Tel: 0845 600 9663
Fax: 0141 224 3172
Email: [email protected]

In the case of soldiers from World War Two, if you can get a service record before you come along, we will be able to tell you much more than we would without it.