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Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« on: Sunday 20 November 16 21:11 GMT (UK) »
Claude William Bradbury's birth was registered in Leicester in the SQ of 1910. His parents were William James's Bradbury and Elise Dorothee Louise Bradbury (ne Juhrs or Jrs).

His older sister Phyllis Dorothy Bradbury died unmarried in Leicester in 1984, but at some point the family had moved to Hampshire.  William James died in Hampshire, perhaps as early as 1919. and Louise died in Bournemouth in 1977. Claude's brother Dennis Edwin died in Southampton in 1974. 

What happened to Claude? Apart from one entry in the Hamburg passenger lists prior to 1935, I cannot find him in the U.K.


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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 20 November 16 21:32 GMT (UK) »
Phyllis left a will - may mention Claude  https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills

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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 20 November 16 21:39 GMT (UK) »
Just posting this info in case anybody else does the same search.

He is NOT the 1942 death in Tonbridge.  That death can also be found on www.cwgc.org and relates to a Claud b Keighley
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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 20 November 16 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Carole.

It may come down to buying one of the Wills, but this is a twig to be honest and I was hoping I might be able to tie up this loose end without lashing out on a Will.

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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 20 November 16 22:15 GMT (UK) »
Looks like there may be another sister too - Joan born 1918.

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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 21 November 16 12:02 GMT (UK) »
A~ says John S and I can't find it on the GRO Index.  It won't let me past 1917,  but I can see a marriage for a Joan S B~ in Leicester in 1942.  I'll follow that through and see where it takes me.

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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 21 November 16 12:15 GMT (UK) »
Try FreeBMD (.org.uk).
This volunteer-run project has transcribed the GRO Indexes.
Almost 100% coverage up to 1940's; less so thereafter.
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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 21 November 16 12:28 GMT (UK) »
Free BMD confirms it is Joan.  Thanks.  Their coverage has obviously improved markedly since the last time I used the site.

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Re: Claude William Bradbury born 1910. What happened to him?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 21 November 16 12:50 GMT (UK) »
It's an ongoing project!
And still looking for volunteer transcribers? <hint!>
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