Hello can anyone help I’ve no idea what I’m doing !
I’m currently doing a family tree and came across a relative who I’m trying to find details on
Joseph shields 3406
2nd battalion royal scots fusiliers
Hi Katie - Findmypast has 11 pages of service papers including discharge documents for him which can be viewed and downloaded for a fee. Depending on where you live you can do this free of charge at the National Archives in Kew. He was also awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) for Pieter's Hill, the last battle in the campaign to relieve Ladysmith, which adds much interest to his story.