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Offline MaxD

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Seeking family of Henry George Arthur Ottewell born 1914
« on: Wednesday 13 September 17 17:31 BST (UK) »
Some letters from Henry George Arthur Ottewell serving in the Royal Artillery in 1944 to his family have turned up.  They were written just before and just after D Day.  He is believd to have passed away in 1993.  He was married to Constance.  There were at least two children who may still be living.  The person who has the letters would like to return them to the family.  Would anyone who can help please PM me.

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Re: Seeking family of Henry George Arthur Ottewell born 1914
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 18:26 BST (UK) »
Constance died intestate 15.4.1998 and administration was granted 1.7.1998

https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills

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He is believd to have passed away in 1993

No death showing in 1993.  The only one in Derbyshire in 1993 is an Albert Henry D Ottewell

An Arthur Ottewell b 1914 died 1993 but there is a 1914 birth on freebmd for him
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Re: Seeking family of Henry George Arthur Ottewell born 1914
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 19:24 BST (UK) »
Thank you Carole and thank you for your PM, I'll pass on the suggestion.

His letters suggest he used the name Arthur and the 1993 death with the Aug 1914 birth seems to cross check with the 194 Henry GA Ottewell birth Sep quarter 1914.  Side issue though, offspring well worth trying as you advise.

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Re: Seeking family of Henry George Arthur Ottewell born 1914
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 19:29 BST (UK) »
Hi

Henry was born Sept qtr 1914 - but so was an Arthur which could be the 1993 death

Arthur Ottewell Mother's Maiden Name:   Dixon Sept qtr 1914 Belper  7b    1379

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Re: Seeking family of Henry George Arthur Ottewell born 1914
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 19:39 BST (UK) »
Thanks Carole.  Haven't found a Henry GA death/will but I'll tuck the two possibles away in case we get two families fighting over the letters!
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