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COMPLETED: 1939: What was an A.M. Warden
« on: Friday 11 November 16 21:16 GMT (UK) »
I'm looking at Walter J Fisk (dob 28 Sep 1905) on the 1939 Register in Halesworth, Suffolk.

He's clearly a fisherman and an A.M. Warden, and that's repeated in column 11: "A.M. Warder A.M.E.S. Wars[.."

Could A.M. Warden be Air Ministry Warden?  Is that going to be like, but not, an ARP Warden?

Any idea what A.M.E.S Wars ... might be?

Thanks

Lancashire: Stevenson, Wild, Holden, Jepson
Worcs/Staffs: Steventon, Smith
East London & Suffolk: Guest, Scrutton
East London: Palfreman (prev Tyneside), Bissell, Collis, Dearlove, Ettridge
Herts: Camac, Collis, Mason, Dorrington, Siggens
Marylebone & Sussex: Cole
London & Huntingdonshire: Freeman
Bowland: Marsden, Noble
Shropshire: Guest

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Re: 1939: What was an A.M. Warden
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 November 16 21:18 GMT (UK) »
I read it as Warder, but no idea what it means

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Re: 1939: What was an A.M. Warden
« Reply #2 on: Friday 11 November 16 22:09 GMT (UK) »
Just guessing but could it be M for Marine

E S might be East Suffolk?  If that's where Halesworth was located.
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Re: 1939: What was an A.M. Warden
« Reply #3 on: Friday 11 November 16 22:21 GMT (UK) »
Auxiliary sumthin?

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Re: 1939: What was an A.M. Warden
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 November 16 06:58 GMT (UK) »
A.M.E.S. = Air Ministry Experimental Station
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Re: 1939: What was an A.M. Warden
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 12 November 16 07:31 GMT (UK) »
Not "Wars.." but "Dars..."

He would have been guarding the Chain Home radar station at Darsham.

http://darsham.onesuffolk.net/village-history/darsham-in-world-war-ii/raf-high-street-1939-1958/
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Re: 1939: What was an A.M. Warden
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 12 November 16 16:35 GMT (UK) »
Excellent. Thanks very much for your help everyone.
Lancashire: Stevenson, Wild, Holden, Jepson
Worcs/Staffs: Steventon, Smith
East London & Suffolk: Guest, Scrutton
East London: Palfreman (prev Tyneside), Bissell, Collis, Dearlove, Ettridge
Herts: Camac, Collis, Mason, Dorrington, Siggens
Marylebone & Sussex: Cole
London & Huntingdonshire: Freeman
Bowland: Marsden, Noble
Shropshire: Guest

Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk