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Offline rosie99

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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 14 May 17 15:52 BST (UK) »
Does it just say PWC or is there a number after it  :-\
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #19 on: Monday 15 May 17 10:42 BST (UK) »
It's in a different handwriting and different colour pen from what I remember.

If that's the case, and as suggested earlier, the entry was an addition made some time after the original register was drawn up.
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 29 October 17 11:35 GMT (UK) »
In my ancestor's case the annotation in green ink is on the right hand page and can be made out as 'PWC - 77/28 38'     Reading other postings I would imagine it applies to Post War Credits and as he died in 1974, presumably paid to his estate?
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 29 October 17 11:54 GMT (UK) »
Does it just say PWC or is there a number after it  :-\

There's a number after it. 3 digits a slash and then 4 written in a much lighter pen.

I have found that most things written on the right hand page refer to WW2.
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #22 on: Monday 30 October 17 12:24 GMT (UK) »
I came across a reference to PWC meaning Post War Clothing - the "demob suit", but that would have been dealt with by the armed services.

The fact that I've just come across such an entry against a civil servant who was born in 1883 certainly strengthens the case for "Credit".
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #23 on: Monday 30 October 17 13:35 GMT (UK) »
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In my ancestor's case the annotation in green ink is on the right hand page and can be made out as 'PWC - 77/28 38'     Reading other postings I would imagine it applies to Post War Credits and as he died in 1974, presumably paid to his estate?

It will certainly be a reference to a Post War Credit repayment claim. If he was aged 65 before 1972 it could have been claimed then, if not then it could be anytime from 1972.
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Re: What does pwc mean on the 1939 register?
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 16:39 BST (UK) »
PWC, Political Warfare Committee.