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john ronald alvis of bristol uk/ ww2 / army
« on: Saturday 03 February 18 22:52 GMT (UK) »
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 I am trying to find out what regiment john was in , he was born 1909 hanham Bristol my cousin found a photo of him in uniform but we don't know what regiment any info most welcome cheers m

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Re: john ronald alvis of bristol uk/ ww2 / army
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 February 18 22:56 GMT (UK) »
You could post the photo for identification.  Army records for World war 2 are still with the M O D
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Re: john ronald alvis of bristol uk/ ww2 / army
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 03 February 18 22:59 GMT (UK) »
Service Records of those personnel serving after 1920 are still with the MOD.
To see them see: https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

There will be a fee of 30, and you will need his death certificate.
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« Reply #3 on: Saturday 03 February 18 23:02 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for posting link K.G - could not do it from my iPad  ::)
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Re: john ronald alvis of bristol uk/ ww2 / army
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 03 February 18 23:07 GMT (UK) »
hi thanks to you all for a quick helpful replies I will pass it onto me cousin cheers m

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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 03 February 18 23:41 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for posting link K.G - could not do it from my iPad  ::)
Rosie
Rosie - you beat me to the post ;)
But, having typed it I thought I might as well post it ;D
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Re: john ronald alvis of bristol uk/ ww2 / army
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 04 February 18 10:02 GMT (UK) »
So this presumably is John's birth registration

ALVIS, JOHN  RONALD     BABER     
GRO Reference: 1909  S Quarter in KEYNSHAM  Volume 05C  Page 497

This is his marriage?

Marriages Sep 1930   
Alvis    Jack R    Wilcox    Keynsham    5c   1307
Wilcox    Edith    Alvis    Keynsham    5c   1307

Not unknown for someone called John to be known as Jack.

The 1939 Register gives his birth date as 4 July 1909.  His occupation is labourer (incapacitated) - presumably not a significant one if he was in the army. Family are living in Bristol.


 
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