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Help if possible
« on: Sunday 25 November 18 21:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi I'm trying to find out about my husband's grandad who served in ww2 bug I keep hitting brick walls searching we only know his name private William ratcliffe and his number 4909857 South Staffordshire also we think he might have a medal but unsure how to find out we are struggling as there's no family to ask for info any help would be appreciated as iv give up dpingbthe family tree and thought this would be easier

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Re: Help if possible
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 25 November 18 21:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Welcome to Rootschat.  :)

His service record will be held by the MOD and not online. You can send for a copy, cost 30.  This link gives the details:

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=651361.0
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)
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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 November 18 21:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi thank you very much for that ill take a look

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 November 18 15:40 GMT (UK) »
Start with your husband and who his parents were, from there find their marriage, this will give his fathers name and occupation. work your way back like this through each generation, also 1939 index will prove useful once you have a name, date and area.
Free BDM index will help.
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Stevens /Godfrey /Rudgley /Claridge/ Gipson /George /Bliss
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