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Family History Beginners Board / Re: How to find date of death
« on: Sunday 26 July 20 08:09 BST (UK)  »
The newspaper article is correct, thanks

Looks like I will have to pay £11 for the certificates

Family History Beginners Board / How to find date of death
« on: Saturday 25 July 20 23:02 BST (UK)  »
I am looking to find the dates that two of my aunts died.
Both died in Wigan
Edith Tickle b 19/5/1901 died Qtr 3 1976 39 2181
Elizabeth Tickle b 18/3/1912 died Qtr 1 1979 39 2927
I know that with these details, I can obtain the death certificates, but at £11 each, that is a little expensive at the moment.
Are there any online databases that show the exact date of death?

Thank you for the response.
I havenít got a Findmypast subscription at the moment, but will check when I am able.
I will apply for his army records and see if these will provide more details.

Handwriting on rear of photograph

Thank you for your reply ShaunJ
William Tickle was my father, he was definitely born in 1914
I have his army pay book, showing his army number as 13045340, enlisted at Wigan on 4/7/40 for the Territorial Army.
I didnít know that he served with the Pioneer Corps.

The photo that I originally posted is definitely my father.
On the back is handwritten
Trooper W Tickle 404566
HQ Squadron, 3rd Carabiniers, Cavalry Barracks, Colchester, Essex
Home address: 19 Baldwin St, Wigan

My dad was definitely in the army before WW2, it was some sort of cavalry regiment, as he spoke of dealing with horses during that time.

I have added a scan of the back of the photo.
The number 404566 is darker than the surname Tickle.
I donít know why, maybe added later???

I thought my dad said that the first army stint was as national service, I must have misunderstood, he died 40 years ago, so the memory of his stories are a little flakey.

During his second period of service in WW2, he was quickly made up to corporal or lance corporal, because of his ďrecentĒ training.

I cannot explain the pre 1920 number, these are the only documents that I have.

Hopefully a better quality image

The picture that I posted was added as an attachment, I started with a better quality image, is there another way to send a larger file?

I would be grateful for help in restoring this old photo of my dad.
I think it was taken during his national service before WW2.
On the back of the photo is written:
Trooper W Tickle 404566
HQ Squadron
3rd Carabaniers
Cavalry Barracks

My dad was born in 1914, he looks quite young, so would expect the photo was taken in the 1930ís
The family story goes that after completing his national service, he was later called up in WW2 and as he had recently been through his training, he was made a corporal and spent his service training new recruits.


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