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Re: What happened to Ivor HOPWOOD who died in Australia
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 29 August 09 23:46 BST (UK) »
Hi Maxidog,

It seems there was no family about at the time of your fathers death since he was living in a half way house. It may help to post this number you have been given to our armed forces board.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,300.0.html

I would post it to the general board initially as we are not sure it was WW11. If it is WW11 the moderator can soon move the post.

If you let them know that war pensions paid for your fathers funeral and provide his name, date of birth and this number, they may be able to help. 

Cheers Kris  :)
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Re: What happened to Ivor HOPWOOD who died in Australia
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 30 August 09 00:04 BST (UK) »
Hi All,
Jenn, I did check the Korean Nominal roll for Australian servicemen.

I assume NZ has their own roll.

It should be noted that there is an option offered to all Korean servicemen as to whether they want to appear on the roll so the fact that he is not showing on the Australian section may not discount the possibilty.

http://www.koreanroll.gov.au/about.aspx

Sue
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Re: What happened to Ivor HOPWOOD who died in Australia
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 30 August 09 00:19 BST (UK) »
I did note in Maxi's reply the funeral directors thought this was a British Army Number (not NZ)

Kris   ;D
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Re: What happened to Ivor HOPWOOD who died in Australia
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 30 August 09 01:00 BST (UK) »
Sorry  I  didn't explain myself too well as usual,  I did mean  the Bristish Army in Korea  not Australia, as I don't think we  found him in Australia.

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Re: What happened to Ivor HOPWOOD who died in Australia
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 30 August 09 04:01 BST (UK) »
Hi,

There does not appear to much available re British service records online but a good place to start your search is here
http://www.armymuseums.org.uk/bothb.htm

They advice that access to serice records of personel after 1920 should be made  through the Veterans Section of the Army Website www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceFor/Veterans/

aanad http://www.britains-smallwars.com/korea/ offers a query board on Korean service men.

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Re: What happened to Ivor HOPWOOD who died in Australia
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 18 August 21 00:02 BST (UK) »
I have not used RootsChat for several years because I was fed up of going round in circles trying to find out some important information regarding my fathers family? I also decided that there would never be closure whilst my father's family ( my first cousins) all refuse to have anything to do with me including Carol who I met briefly after responding to a message I spotted on Roots Chat.
My daughter recently mentioned DNA testing and suggested that I got involved with that in order to find out if I have any siblings from my fathers 2 other marriage. How do I go about this testing?

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Re: What happened to Ivor HOPWOOD who died in Australia
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 18 August 21 10:04 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Welcome to Rotschat. Are you the same person (under a new username) who got the birth certificate from NZ?

If so, we would love to know what you found out from the certificate.

I haven't done a DNA test, hoever I believe that can be done through companies such as Ancestry.com.

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Re: What happened to Ivor HOPWOOD who died in Australia
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 19 August 21 06:48 BST (UK) »
Did the death certificate from NZ help you at all?

There are a number of public trees on Ancestry mentioning your father's details. 

As you know the maiden names of his other two wives, you could search for any possible matches on http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl   Search using the years and even the areas where you think he lived in those years.

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National Probate Calendar - Index of Wills and Administrations
Probate date   6 Dec 1967
HOPWOOD Ivor of 13 Newton Road, Newton, Auckland New Zealand died 4 April 1966 at The Public Hospital Auckland.  Administration Bangor 6 December to Annie Malpass married woman.  347 Pounds.

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Re: What happened to Ivor HOPWOOD who died in Australia
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 19 August 21 11:43 BST (UK) »
Details of his second wife whom Ivor married in 1951.  Elinor was born in 1908.

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Marriages Sep 1934   
HOLDEN Elinor    THURSFIELD    Blackburn    8e/890
(John Stanley THURSFIELD died in 1943)

Marriages Jun 1944   
THURSFIELD   Elinor    CARNIE    Tavistock    5b/808
(Wallace CARNIE worked in the postal service and died in 1960)
   
Marriages Dec 1951   
THURSFIELD    Elinor    HOPWOOD    Manchester    10e/526
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