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Is Elizabeth Brown going to be John Vallange/Vallance's future wife??  Perhaps that was what was meant rather than Elizabeth being the deceased's future wife?

It looks like he transferred to the Royal Corps of Signals which would be the regular army.  I would suggest that you consider obtaining his army records as per my reply #1.

It does cost 30 so do bear that in mind and it can take up to three to six months to receive them.

It depends on how much you wish to know about his time in the army.

Did you wish to find out anything else about Wilfrid, or just his army record?

I have tried to make it lighter but not sure if it has helped.

The Common Room / Re: Trying to track down David Lipman between 1901 and 1930
« on: Thursday 17 September 20 08:28 BST (UK)  »
The family are in the 1939 register living in Hackney, London.  Use Edward to search for them.

On the probate record David's death is shown as 19th July 1941.  There is no will as it was administration only.  This is the death record as per the GRO

LIPMAN, DAVID       65 
GRO Reference: 1941  S Quarter in EDMONTON  Volume 03A  Page 773

The Common Room / Re: Deserter from Army in WW1
« on: Wednesday 16 September 20 21:48 BST (UK)  »
A little bit of info here

British Army, Deserters And Absentees In Police Gazette 1914-1919

First name(s)   J
Last name   Scaife
Age   38
Birth year   1878
Birth place   Manchester
Year   1916
Service number   112359
Unit/Regiment   Mechanical Transport
Regiment   Army Service Corps
County   Lancashire
Country   England

The image gives his height as 5' 9" and his trade as Boiler Fireman, he deserted on 8th November 1916.

This is from Find My Past.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Finding army timeline
« on: Wednesday 16 September 20 11:10 BST (UK)  »
I'm doing guesswork here until you provide further details.

There is a death for a Wilfrid Frederick Maynard in 1980 Hounslow district.  Date of birth is given as 5th July 1907.

Is the above your Wilfred?

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Finding army timeline
« on: Wednesday 16 September 20 11:02 BST (UK)  »
Is this Wilfrid's birth?

GRO Reference: 1907  S Quarter in BETHNAL GREEN  Volume 01C  Page 135

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Finding army timeline
« on: Wednesday 16 September 20 10:58 BST (UK)  »
Welcome to Rootschat Hama  :D

Can you tell us when and where Wilfrid was born please?  As you have his army number perhaps you could put that on here as well.

Do you have his full army record or is the B200d etc all you have?

Have a look at this as it tells you how to obtain military records.  Not sure if this covers the Territorial army.

The Lighter Side / Re: What's the most witnesses to marriages in your tree?
« on: Monday 14 September 20 20:15 BST (UK)  »
Welcome to Rootchat Doraneh  :D

Perhaps the Best Man and Chief Bridesmaid were also included as witnesses.  Do any of the witnesses names suggest that they are family members?

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