Author Topic: George E Greenwood Born Luton 1921 -Where, When Did He Die?  (Read 474 times)

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Re: George E Greenwood Born Luton 1921 -Where, When Did He Die?
« Reply #27 on: Monday 04 February 19 16:57 GMT (UK) »
If as you mentioned he was in the RAF he probably would not be on the 1939 register as it was for Civilians only

Ah, good shout.

I didn't know that. But it's corroborative info in a way.

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Re: George E Greenwood Born Luton 1921 -Where, When Did He Die?
« Reply #28 on: Monday 04 February 19 17:00 GMT (UK) »
The purpose of the register was to issue ration cards to civilians. It was used after the war up until the  1990's by the NHS, that is why you get amendments to womens surnames on it if they married after 1939.   
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Re: George E Greenwood Born Luton 1921 -Where, When Did He Die?
« Reply #29 on: Monday 04 February 19 17:04 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that too.
I was wondering about the crossings out with dates beyond 1939 even though I inferred it was due to marriage.

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Re: George E Greenwood Born Luton 1921 -Where, When Did He Die?
« Reply #30 on: Monday 04 February 19 17:07 GMT (UK) »
p.s. maybe that could be a reason why the 'other' George E. Greenwood (b. Luton) isn't on either.

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Re: George E Greenwood Born Luton 1921 -Where, When Did He Die?
« Reply #31 on: Monday 04 February 19 17:09 GMT (UK) »
This looks like the parents marriage for the 1917 George

Marriages Mar 1917 

Greenwood    George    Hales    Thanet    2a   1772    
Hales    Ida F    Greenwood    Thanet    2a   1772
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: George E Greenwood Born Luton 1921 -Where, When Did He Die?
« Reply #32 on: Monday 04 February 19 17:13 GMT (UK) »
The register was taken on 29 September 1939.

If he was born December qtr 1921 he was probably still at home, he was only just turned 18 at the start of war.  As already mentioned there are 2 blacked out entries after the parents

The register was also used for conscription sodoubtful that he would have joined up already
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