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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #18 on: Friday 01 September 17 11:46 BST (UK) »
By 1989 there would have been 50 years worth of new-borns not included on the register

No reason why there shouldn't have been a parallel register of those born after the original 1939 register was completed...

My ID number - I was born in 1944 - became my NHS number until they were replaced in 1995/6. From wikipaedia: the previous system founded on wartime identity card numbers which in England and Wales used letters and digits.. I can still remember mine entirely [sad I know] & it was 4 letters + 3 integers.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #19 on: Friday 01 September 17 11:48 BST (UK) »
You are right, guess I should have said National Health Service Numbers.  I wonder why these are not annotated on the register.

The NHS did not start until 1948.  ???

As the register already had a reference number allocated to everyone listed I doubt it would be necessary to add another reference
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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #20 on: Friday 01 September 17 11:55 BST (UK) »
The Register is a snapshot of everyone living in England and Wales on 29 September 1939 (except those already in the armed forces).

Details of anyone born later, plus those who were missed from the first list, were written into additional books which have not been released.

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Added - I believe this information is freely available on FindMyPast.
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Bullock, Cooper, Boler/Bowler, Wright, Robinson, Lee, Prior, Trinder, Newman, Walklin, Louch

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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 02 September 17 03:50 BST (UK) »
For births after 29 September 1939 each birth register book was assigned a unique 4-letter code, and each birth has an entry number. This ensured that each newborn had a unique 4-letter, 3-number identity card number, which later became their NHS number.

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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 02 September 17 07:50 BST (UK) »
This ensured that each newborn had a unique 4-letter, 3-number identity card number, which later became their NHS number.

On a letter I have seen dated 2017 for someone born 1948 - their NHS number is 10 numbers no letters   :-\
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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 17 February 18 13:17 GMT (UK) »
Rosie that's because everyone's number has been changed to a 10 digit one. Maybe from 1992 when the Register stopped?
I haven't a clue what mine or my children's are but I know the original ones!
In fact when asked I always give my original one too!

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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 17 February 18 20:43 GMT (UK) »
I once spoke to someone who had been involved in the project to computerise the database; he told me that the existing numbers were in so many different letter and number formats that it was simpler to scrap them all and start again.

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Re: 1939 Register - Annotations and What They Mean?
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 03 January 19 13:29 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone have any idea what ‘Ref C/H EX’ means on the 1939 Register?