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Re: Death of Percy Clarence Wheeler
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 14 September 17 02:45 BST (UK) »
I also checked births for a Wheeler/Forward combination and got two after their marriage in Jun 1924 Hammersmith.

Sep 1924 Hammersmith - Terence R
Jun 1925  Merthyr Tydfil - Sylvia
Richardson, Sherman, Gillam, Hitchcock, Neighbour, Groom, Walton, Strange, Littleford, Brown, Guy, Abbs, Tasker, Bartlett, Farey, Etteridge

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Re: Death of Percy Clarence Wheeler
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 14 September 17 07:04 BST (UK) »
Yes I have the baptism that is him. 
I have also considered he went abroad but cannot find any evidence to support this.

Margery left everything to her friends but also she never mentioned her sons either in her will.  One was put into Barnados so guess she would not.  One had died but there is another one and I have not idea what happened to him although found him in later life.

I have just found a PC Wheeler died 1945 WW2 in the Grenadiers guards 1st Battalion 2623866 so this is a possible one which I will follow up.  Although it is difficult to get info from WW2 isnt it!?
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Re: Death of Percy Clarence Wheeler
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 14 September 17 07:34 BST (UK) »
Not that difficult, just takes some time and a little bit of cash.

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records

Richardson, Sherman, Gillam, Hitchcock, Neighbour, Groom, Walton, Strange, Littleford, Brown, Guy, Abbs, Tasker, Bartlett, Farey, Etteridge

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Re: Death of Percy Clarence Wheeler
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 14 September 17 16:41 BST (UK) »
Hi Mirl

Thank you that is very helpful - re other children

I did not want to waste money on tracing the WW2 Grenadier Guards PC Wheeler if it is not him though.
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Re: Death of Percy Clarence Wheeler
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 14 September 17 17:16 BST (UK) »
On a quick search earlier I couldn't see the death of the Grenadier Guard PC Wheeler on CWGC.  Have you found details of him there?

www.cwgc.org
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Death of Percy Clarence Wheeler
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 14 September 17 18:27 BST (UK) »
Hi avm228

I found a listing on Find my past web site 'British Army Casualty Lists 1939-1945' but it just says PC Wheeler so have no idea at the moment if this is him or not. 
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Re: Death of Percy Clarence Wheeler
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 14 September 17 18:32 BST (UK) »
Hi avm228

I found a listing on Find my past web site 'British Army Casualty Lists 1939-1945' but it just says PC Wheeler so have no idea at the moment if this is him or not.

You will see from that record that he is in a "Wounded" list (date of casualty 5.3.45).  Since he doesn't appear on CWGC, it does not look as though he died from his wounds.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Death of Percy Clarence Wheeler
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 14 September 17 18:50 BST (UK) »
Hi avm228 yes you are right.  So maybe it is not him.  I still think maybe he changed his name when he came out of prison! 
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Re: Death of Percy Clarence Wheeler
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 14 September 17 20:35 BST (UK) »
Madge (Margery M) Hanks (Wheeler) with the same dob as the death cert, 29 June 1903,  is in Newport CB on the 1939 register.
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