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Offline Richie Bear

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help needed please
« on: Thursday 20 November 14 18:30 GMT (UK) »
hi guys help needed I'm trying to track down info on my granddad

Eric J Boyce born 17 July 1923
born in ireland
died  in 1973 in the westmidlands aged 49

2ND Lieutenant - East Yorkshire Regiment 
served during WW2 1942
served in the RAF during the WW2 and went to germany and Australia

and also my great great granddads  Richard woolley and William Ward

William Ward served in the Boer war married to Emily Craddock both British

Richard woolley  served in army was in catering corp during 2ND war and his wife olive benton  during the 2ND war she worked in the factory making ammunition bullits also both British


this is all the info i have at this time but any help or info regarding this matter would be a great help

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Re: help needed please
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 20 November 14 18:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Welcome to Rootschat.  :)

Post 1921 service records are still with MOD; a useful posting from millymcb gives details of how to apply for copies:

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


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« Reply #2 on: Thursday 20 November 14 18:53 GMT (UK) »
It looks likely that this marriage is one you are looking for;

Sep quarter 1906. Registration district Walsall
William Ward to Emily Craddock
The reference is 6b 1289. You will need this to order a copy of the certificate. That will give you their fathers' names and you can then check back on the 1901 census and before

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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 20 November 14 19:00 GMT (UK) »
Richard Woolley and Olive Benton marriage:

Jan. 1947
Walsall, Staffs.
Vol: 9B
Pge: 1274


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« Reply #4 on: Thursday 20 November 14 19:05 GMT (UK) »
 
For ordering certificates online:

http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/

Cost 9.25 and usually arrive within 7-10 days.


Nanny Jan
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



All census look-ups are crown copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 20 November 14 20:08 GMT (UK) »
According to the death registration an Eric John Boyce, who died in 1973 in the Midlands -- was born 17 July 1924 (ie not 1923).

However I cannot see a birth registration for anyone by this name in the Irish Civil Registration Index.
Might 'Eric' be a nickname -- and are you sure he was born in Ireland?
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Re: help needed please
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 20 November 14 20:09 GMT (UK) »
hi guys help needed I'm trying to track down info on my granddad

Eric J Boyce born 17 July 1923
born in ireland
died  in 1973 in the westmidlands aged 49
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Death registration: Eric John Boyce born 17 July 1924 registered Oct./Dec.1973 Walsall, Staffordshire district (volume 9b page 1893)
note: birthdate on certificate given by informant so may not be accurate

The online Irish civil registration index goes up to 1958 and I didn't see any Eric Boyce listed
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1408347

Could he have been born in Northern Ireland? N.I. counties only go up to 1921 in the index.
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 20 November 14 20:15 GMT (UK) »
hi guys help needed I'm trying to track down info on my granddad

Eric J Boyce born 17 July 1923
born in ireland
died  in 1973 in the westmidlands aged 49

2ND Lieutenant - East Yorkshire Regiment 
served during WW2 1942
served in the RAF during the WW2 and went to germany and Australia

and also my great great granddads  Richard woolley and William Boyce 

William boyce  born ireland served in the Boer war married to Emily Craddock born british 

Richard woolley  served in army was in catering corp during 2ND war and his wife olive benton  during the 2ND war she worked in the factory making ammunition bullits also both British


this is all the info i have at this time but any help or info regarding this matter would be a great help

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 20 November 14 20:19 GMT (UK) »
"William boyce  born ireland served in the Boer war married to Emily Craddock born british"

Again, we need a location in Ireland. Have you found William Boyce on 1911 census yet? the 1911 Irish census is online (free) but we aren't allowed to do lookups for the 1911 English one here. If he was in Scotland- 1911 only available on Scotland's People site (pay per view)
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!