Friendships are forged during times of hardship and service but often comrades lose contact when they return to their civilian lives. Lost Trails is a messageboard service to help you locate your former mates, companions etc.

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Last seen at 6 Springfield house, Kenilworth Rd, Knowle, Solihull. Moved to Britanny , in between Dinan & Dinard
Read more or contact Andi Hogg
Posted: 18 May 2016

I 'm going to write a book about my ( grand) parents , my life and the spirit for my children and grandchildren, brother and sisters. In the documents of my parents I've found a letter written by Tom Storr which was stationed in Helmond (Netherlands) and, as far as I have understood from the lett...
Read more or contact Henk van Kuyen (the Netherlands)
Posted: 17 May 2016

Reunion - 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Southern Cameroons 1961. Following the publication of the book "As I Remember" 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Southern Cameroons 1961. It has been suggested, by a number of those who have read the book, that a reunion be held. Based on this request it is...
Read more or contact John Gibson
Posted: 16 May 2016

I have Information for Alex Hetherington concerning Brit. Forces in Germany
Read more or contact Heinz Johannsen
Posted: 16 May 2016

Ron worked for GPO before National Service with Royal Signals Catterick Camp.
Read more or contact Ellen Bignell
Posted: 30 April 2016

I have a drawing which the artist has identified as "Corp Rogers Tailor's Shop Purbright 1990" which I thought might be of interest to the "Corporal" who is pictured working at a Singer sewing Machine.
Read more or contact Mary Carter
Posted: 29 April 2016

Roy & I served in Egypt at RAF Abyad,109 MU. being demobbed in1955. After which he worked for Silver City Airways flying out of Lydd. His address then was 38 High St,Dymchurch, Romney Marsh Kent (a rented, shared house). He left Silver City as "engine inspector" for a position at BA Heathrow. I...
Read more or contact Syd Payne
Posted: 17 April 2016

Member of Leven British Legion. Live in Scotland Fife to be exact
Read more or contact Lacw Hancock
Posted: 10 April 2016

Leicester Royal British Legion (Councillor Jack Ward, committee chairman at the Aylestone branch of the British Legion) Read more: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Day-50-Years-Ago/story-20928257-detail/story.html
Read more or contact David Wilde
Posted: 6 April 2016

Harry Hargreaves deceased, trying to contact relatives or comrades.
Read more or contact Tony Vettese
Posted: 4 April 2016

Looking for information on my grandfather who served in WW1 1914-1920. Was married to a Annie Brown, but divorced after the war. Had 2 sons and 1 daughter. My father was William Arthur Neal, a Home Child, sent to Canada in the late 1920's. His brother was Ernie and daughter Winnifred. Any help w...
Read more or contact Charles Neal
Posted: 31 March 2016

Underwater bomb disposal last job I knew about with Royal Navy. He would be about 67 years old now.
Read more or contact Lois Atkins (nee Baxter)
Posted: 30 March 2016

Ted was a good friend for many years and often talked about his life in the army. Born in Middlesborough in 1932 we believe he served and was a prisoner of war in Korea and spent the rest of his working life as a professional soldier. He lost his sight in the eighties. Ted passed away recently a...
Read more or contact David Ross
Posted: 29 March 2016

I am trying to find former friends including Sel Newman from Gt Yarmouth, Pat Peters from Shrewsbury, Ed & May Wilson Colsnauton,Scotland Terry Middleton of Tamworth and Bob & Bill Wise from Manchester
Read more or contact Brian Soloman
Posted: 28 March 2016

I'm trying to find out more about Harry Wharton who had a relationship with my now deceased grandmother during the war. He was a dispatch rider in the Royal Lancashire Artilllary stationed in Macclesfield Cheshire. It is believed that he was killed in action ( possibly France) and details were in th...
Read more or contact Peter Barton
Posted: 28 March 2016

My Dad was in the Irish Guards from 1951-1953 but I do not know what regiment or any other information.
Read more or contact Belinda McDonagh
Posted: 24 March 2016

I am currently looking for my biological father, who last saw me when I was a baby. I have sadly very little information to go on except that his name was 'Phil' he was tall, with receding blonde hair, lived in Crawley, Sussex, and was a member of the Redhill British Legion around 1984
Read more or contact Cheryl Page (was Dyke)
Posted: 22 March 2016

Michael was stationed in Northern Ireland in 1970 he was with the parachute regiment and was at Long Mesh. I knew him from 1970-78. The last I heard from him he was moving to Cardiff or Carlisle. That's the only information I have.
Read more or contact Elisabeth Parks
Posted: 21 March 2016

I would like to hear and record the experiences of British soldiers who served in Germany just after the Second World War. I'm interested in finding out about their relations with civilians and the German authorities. I'm also interested in finding out about the black market and what the authorities...
Read more or contact Alex Hetherington
Posted: 10 March 2016

Alasdair posted an entry on the Every Man Remembered website about his great uncle Noel Malcolm who died in Forbach in 1918 during the First World War. Noel is buried in France. Alasdair wrote that Noel had one surviving sister – Dorothy, but my grandmother (Jean Gilchrist Malcolm, later Clements) w...
Read more or contact Margaret Irene Wilson
Posted: 9 March 2016

Doreen was in the Auxiliary Territorial Service and Women's Royal Army Corps. She lived in Willesden.
Read more or contact Norma Kinson née Ransome
Posted: 4 March 2016

Roger Brazier was a signalman (number 23986026) in the 8th Signal Regiment, 2nd Squadron.
Read more or contact Howard Smith
Posted: 3 March 2016

I am trying to trace my father. He was in the Army in 1944 and was born in Aberdeen on 13 February 1918.
Read more or contact Anna O'Keeffe
Posted: 2 March 2016

Mum and Dad's (Margaret and Alec's) Diamond Wedding is coming up in October this year. Hopefully you are still able to make contact.
Read more or contact Ray Izzard
Posted: 29 February 2016

I'm searching for a needle in a haystack! I'm trying to find my father whose name is unknown to me. He dated my mother Jacqueline (Jackie) June Payne. He was possibly based at RAF Rackheath, Norwich, Norfolk, England between 1950 and 1953. I was born in 1952. They used to go dancing at the Samson an...
Read more or contact Susan Payne
Posted: 25 February 2016

I'm looking for details about my father. I have conflicting information about him and would like to confirm what is true and to know more. He was a pilot who possibly retired as Squadron Leader (possibly Squadron 31 or 51) but I'm not sure. He was from North Wales and looked like David Niven!
Read more or contact Jonathan St. John Price
Posted: 24 February 2016

Chris was in the Royal Horse Artillery in the 1990s. He left around 2006. He has since rejoined the Armed Forces but doing what I don't know.
Read more or contact Starbuck (formerly Stephanie) Friend
Posted: 23 February 2016

William Duffy was taken prisoner on 7 May 1953 when serving as an observer with 1913 Light Liaison Flight. Both he and the pilot parachuted out and were captured.
Read more or contact Derek Hawes
Posted: 23 February 2016

Harry Holland joined the Territorial Army in 1943 and was later assigned to the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). He died in 1955 but I am looking for anyone who may have known him or have photographs of him. He was my grandfather and, sadly, no photos remain of him. If anyone can help, I would be tr...
Read more or contact Darren Mason
Posted: 16 February 2016

I think Ron or Jenny were from Dundee. They were in the 21 Signal Regiment F Heavy Cable Troop.
Read more or contact Bill Pearson
Posted: 16 February 2016

My Father was Norman William Aspinall, brother of Clifford Aspinall. I am interested in making contact with Clifford's relatives so that I may learn about our family history.
Read more or contact Joanne (Aspinall) Rushleau
Posted: 15 February 2016

My wife has possession of the Second World War Service medals of her late father (Lieutenant R C Thom of the Gordon Highlanders). The Defence Medal in the cluster is in the name of the officer sought above and has clearly been mounted as the result of a mix-up. I would like to remedy this error with...
Read more or contact Mervyn Buckley
Posted: 15 February 2016

Does anyone know or remember a man called David L. Jones who was born in 1948 in the Shortheath area of Willenhall, West Midlands? I understand at one time he was a member and regular visitor of the Royal British Legion Club in Shortheath, before possibly moving away to another area and possibly get...
Read more or contact Philip Saunders
Posted: 14 February 2016

I met Jenny, a Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) nurse, when I was in the Royal Herbert Hospital. She left for Rinteln in 1969. It would be nice to see how life has treated her after all this time.
Read more or contact Derek Greenhalgh
Posted: 11 February 2016

I would like to hear from anyone that knew my father. He was from Sydenham, England, and was in the Remes in India in 1947. His name was Leonard Keeling, but he was known as John . I didn't get to see my father because he died before I was born. I would just like to know a bit about his time in the ...
Read more or contact Janice Jeive
Posted: 7 February 2016

Robert Harris was the grandson of Fredrick Harris of Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, and the brother of Edwin Harris who was an undertaker in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England.
Read more or contact John Harris
Posted: 6 February 2016

I was born in Maidstone, Kent, to Beverly Dawn Mills and my father was Ronald Geoffrey Hall. His mum was Dorothy May Hall and his father was William John Hall. I know this as my father wrote it in my baby book. I was born in 1982. I know nothing about my father or his family and would love to know. ...
Read more or contact Haley Mills (born Rhian Hall)
Posted: 5 February 2016

Jim & I were both printers in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC) and served together at Ordnance Depot Viersen in both the 1970s and 1980s. Jim retired from the Army in approx 85–6 as a WO1. Jim was originally from Liverpool and was a Liverpool FC supporter. I think his wife, Shirley, came from t...
Read more or contact John Middleton
Posted: 4 February 2016

Carol was known as Jean Walters before her marriage to Brian Williams.
Read more or contact Jean Fuller
Posted: 31 January 2016

I would love to get in touch with them or their children Steven and Simon. Please let me know if you have any information on them. I would be ever so grateful.
Read more or contact Margaret Hughes
Posted: 29 January 2016

Frederick Alan Lewis was married to Pauline Richardson on 30 March 1968 in St Paul The Apostle Church, RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus. They may have lived at 31 Mount Road, Barcebridge Heath, Lincoln sometime around 1971. I believe they divorced but do not know when – the information I have suggests sometime ...
Read more or contact Pauline Gloistein, Jameson & Mackay Solicitors
Posted: 26 January 2016

My father was a national serviceman in the early 1960s in the Royal Hampshire Regiment who served in Jamaica. He is trying to contact an old friend – Neville Cooper. He was in HQ Company and I think he was in the PRI shop, although I'm not sure about this.
Read more or contact Gerald Garrett
Posted: 21 January 2016

Robert Johnson was a member of the Royal British Legion in the Enfield area of London. He was born in 1943 and at some point worked as a landscape gardener. His wife's name was Patricia.
Read more or contact Paul John Sims
Posted: 21 January 2016