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What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« on: Wednesday 04 November 15 22:42 GMT (UK) »
It's on the right hand side on my great grandad's side. I know he was an ambulance driver in ww1.
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 November 15 11:35 GMT (UK) »
park with care  ;)
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 November 15 11:37 GMT (UK) »
It's probably a Post War Credits reference
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 14 May 17 12:40 BST (UK) »
I really want to know the answer to this question too.

Unfortunately it is definitely not Post War Credit as they did not start until 1942. So far I have found PWC next to the names of 5 personnel who all served in WW1 but different units, so perhaps it is something to do with being on a reserve list?

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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 14 May 17 12:42 BST (UK) »
Could be. I also know he was an arp in ww2.
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 14 May 17 12:50 BST (UK) »
Would the 'PWC' not have been added at a later date though?

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 14 May 17 13:02 BST (UK) »
It is possible PWC may have been added later, however cross-referencing a random selection of people I have found on the 1939 register with the medal rolls on TNA for WW1 all give hits for military service, it seems to be the common denominator... but what does PWC stand for? ???

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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 14 May 17 13:11 BST (UK) »
My assumption would be that although Post War Credits were introduced later than 1939 they would have received them i.e. added at a later date to the 1939 just as other info. was added to it?

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 14 May 17 13:50 BST (UK) »
Yes good idea, so to disprove the theory I would need to find someone I could be certain had a Post War Credit but does not have PWC against their name...
I'm determined to figure this one out, if only there was an abbreviation list that went with the register!