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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 14 May 17 13:51 BST (UK) »
What's TNA? I don't think my great grandfather was enlisted in ww1 as I have a letter from his sister dating that he had been exempted for another six months as he was an ambulance driver for st johns service. How would I find out? He was Cedric Cecil Amey born 1885 and lived in barking/Rainham around the time of ww1. He would have been married by ww1 too  ... 1911 to daisy hicks.
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 14 May 17 13:59 BST (UK) »
TNA is The National Archive, so the official archives of the UK. If you go to the Discovery catalogue you can search the indexes of the TNA and many, many other archives around the country that have subscribed such as local museums and record offices. Discovery takes some getting used to but is very good once you have it figured out.

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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 14 May 17 14:07 BST (UK) »
It may be an idea to ask the question on the 'Forces' board as there are a lot of knowledgeable people on there.

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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 14 May 17 14:09 BST (UK) »
Nanny, does the handwriting of the 'pwc' entry match that of the main entry for the family?

If it doesn't then, as suggested earlier, it's more than likely that it was added to the register at a later date and could well refer to post-war credit.

It would be useful if you could show a snip from the entry you're referring to.
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 14 May 17 14:26 BST (UK) »
It's in a different handwriting and different colour pen from what I remember. It's a whole since I posted this.
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 14 May 17 15:05 BST (UK) »
The PWC annotations would have made when a Post War Credit refund claim was processed. Most of these would have been added in the mid-1970's when repayment was made available to surviving holders.
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 14 May 17 15:33 BST (UK) »
Hmmm ... Both my great grandad and grandmother died in the 1960s?
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 14 May 17 15:40 BST (UK) »
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Hmmm ... Both my great grandad and grandmother died in the 1960s?

Before the law changed circa 1973,  PWC refunds were only made on the death of the holder, subject to claim by the personal representatives of the deceased.
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 14 May 17 15:42 BST (UK) »
Sorry that's not quite right. From 1946, Post War Credits were repayable, subject to certain conditions, at age 65 for men and age 60 for women. From 1954 they were repayable in case of death or bankruptcy. From 1972 they were made generally repayable on production of a certificate.
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