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Wilfred Birch
« on: Friday 02 February 18 12:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

I am trying to find out a little more about the man, can anyone help

He was called Wilfred Birch born Skipton 2nd April 1910 died in an accident in July 1951.
Army details as known are:- Duke of Wellington Regt., 8th Army map caravan driver for General Montgomery’s 2nd in command at El Alamein.

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Re: Wilfred Birch
« Reply #1 on: Friday 02 February 18 12:28 GMT (UK) »
His service record will be with the MOD; details of how to get a copy are here:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=651361.0

He was baptised on 15th May 1910 (birth shown as 2 April 1910) at Holy Trinity, Skipton;  son of John Richard (a labourer) and Eliza Ann of 14 Queen Street,Skipton.
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Re: Wilfred Birch
« Reply #2 on: Friday 02 February 18 12:29 GMT (UK) »
Birth registration Jun 1910 Skipton shows mothers maiden name Middlebrook.

Marriage in Sep 1899 Skipton
John Richard Birch
Eliza Ann Middlebrook

There are several births with Birch/Middlebrook in Skipton looking at boys alone but may not be all from the same parents. 

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Re: Wilfred Birch
« Reply #3 on: Friday 02 February 18 12:33 GMT (UK) »
Possible birth
Wilfred Birch born Skipton mothers maiden name Middlebrook

John Richard Birch married Eliza Ann Middlebrook 1899 Skipton

1901 14 Queen St Skipton
RG13/4032 F 32 P 10
John Richard Birch aged 24 stone  quarryman born Grassington
Eliza Ann  21 born Skipton
Henry 1 Skipton
Polly 1month  Skipton

What other information are you after bearing in mind we cannot talk about the 1911 census

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Parkinson St Pancras,
Lethbridge Paddington Slough
Jenkins Marylebone Paddington
Mizon/Mison/Myson Paddington
Tindal Marylebone Paddington
Tocock, (name changed to Ellis) London
Southam Marylebone, Paddington
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Edermaniger(Maniger) Essex Kent Canada (Toronto)
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Re: Wilfred Birch
« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 February 18 12:47 GMT (UK) »
We are however allowed to post links to 1911 on free websites  ;D

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWNF-PWG
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Re: Wilfred Birch
« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 February 18 12:56 GMT (UK) »
between 1899  and  1919 Wilfred is possibly is  1 of 11 children, 2 children died
John 1902-1903
John William 1905-1907

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PS Marriage Skipton 1937 to Clara Delves,
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Garner, Marylebone Paddington  Northolt Ilford
Garner, Devon
Garner New Zealand
Maddieson
Parkinson St Pancras,
Lethbridge Paddington Slough
Jenkins Marylebone Paddington
Mizon/Mison/Myson Paddington
Tindal Marylebone Paddington
Tocock, (name changed to Ellis) London
Southam Marylebone, Paddington
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Edermaniger(Maniger) Essex Kent Canada (Toronto)
Coveney Kent Lambeth
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Re: Wilfred Birch
« Reply #6 on: Friday 02 February 18 16:27 GMT (UK) »
There is a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post of 16 July 1951.  Heading is 1 Killed, 2 Hurt in Car Crash.

Wilfred Birch, The Oval, Shortbanks, Skipton was killed when the car in which he was travelling was in collision with a motor coach at Cowling, near Keighley.

Two other occupants of the car, Thomas Richmond Hodgson, Woodland Cottage, Kildwick, driver (severe concussion), and T. H. Wiseman, King Street, Spring Gardens, Skipton, (lacerated scalp and suspected fracture of the spine), were today reported to be poorly.

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Wilfred Birch
« Reply #7 on: Friday 02 February 18 16:31 GMT (UK) »
In the 1939 Register he is living in Skipton with a wife.  Birth date is the same as given by Rados.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Wilfred Birch
« Reply #8 on: Friday 02 February 18 16:32 GMT (UK) »
Oh, how sad.

There is a will/Admin naming Clara as his wife



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Garner, Marylebone Paddington  Northolt Ilford
Garner, Devon
Garner New Zealand
Maddieson
Parkinson St Pancras,
Lethbridge Paddington Slough
Jenkins Marylebone Paddington
Mizon/Mison/Myson Paddington
Tindal Marylebone Paddington
Tocock, (name changed to Ellis) London
Southam Marylebone, Paddington
Bragg Lambeth 1800's
Edermaniger(Maniger) Essex Kent Canada (Toronto)
Coveney Kent Lambeth
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