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Alfred G Grisdale Michigan Purple Heart
« on: Wednesday 04 September 13 22:41 BST (UK) »
Alfred G Grisdale died in Normandy in July 1944, shortly after D Day. He was a Corporal with the 32 Reg of the 3rd Armored Division. He joined the army in 1941 in Detroit and was supposedly born in 1916 and a (later) resident of Macomb County. Even though I am the 'family historian' of the Grisdale family I can't find any mention of his birth or any other reference to him. Can anyone help?

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Re: Alfred G Grisdale Michigan Purple Heart
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 04 September 13 23:04 BST (UK) »
What were his parents' names?
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Alfred G Grisdale Michigan Purple Heart
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 04 September 13 23:23 BST (UK) »
That's the problem, except for the military records I can find nothing at all and I know all the other Michigan Grisdales!!

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Re: Alfred G Grisdale Michigan Purple Heart
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 04 September 13 23:34 BST (UK) »
This may be Alfred in 1930 but he is a boarder with a bunch of other young boys and I don't have access to the original image to see more details.  I haven't found him in 1920.

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Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Alfred G Grisdale Michigan Purple Heart
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 05 September 13 00:00 BST (UK) »
Well this certainly seems to be him! Thanks. He might be the son of George Alwyn Grisdale born in Canada and Lucy Dexter born in US, who married in Michigan in 1914. But I still can't find anything for Alfred's birth or in the 1920 or 1940 censuses

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Re: Alfred G Grisdale Michigan Purple Heart
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 05 September 13 00:15 BST (UK) »
Trouble is, George and Lucy can be found in Michigan in 1920, 1930 and 1940 with their children which do not include Alfred.

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Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Alfred G Grisdale Michigan Purple Heart
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 05 September 13 00:20 BST (UK) »
Yes indeed. As I said I have all the Grisdales in Michigan (and Canada) in my system and can see there is no Alfred. but he did exist and just maybe he fits into the gap of their children. Also Alfred is a name in this family and it would help to know what the G stands for? Sometimes people changed the order of their names i.e. G Albert? Still a mystery!

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Re: Alfred G Grisdale Michigan Purple Heart
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 05 September 13 00:27 BST (UK) »
There isn't much of a gap.  George and Lucy have a son Earl born in about 1916.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr