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Re: Information on Leslie william Gordon Reid
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 17 March 19 00:18 GMT (UK) »
Aha! it makes sense now. I didn't think he'd served in any combat zones, but it's nice to know that the service he did give was remembered all those years later.

Thanks again DB

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Stewart
Reid, Wolfendale, Hawkin, Tapp
Plymouth, Macclesfield, Liverpool.

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Re: Information on Leslie william Gordon Reid
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 17 March 19 15:28 GMT (UK) »

Leslie's AF record appears to be on Ancestry in the Fold3 section, to which I don't subscribe.


For info. - the transcription of the above shown on Anc*y

Leslie Gordon Reid   
Birth Place:   St Peters, Plymouth, Devon, England
Service Date:   18 Dec
Service Number:   406361
Father:   Isaac W. Reid
Next of Kin:   Isaac W. Reid
Relation to Airman:   Father

You can also find the transcription on the other pay for site F M P

Leslie Gordon Reid
Birth year   1899
Parish    St Peters
Birth town   Plymouth
Birth county   Devon
Occupation   Nil Student
Attestation year   1913
Attestation date   18 Dec 1913
Attestation age   14
Service number   406361
Archive reference   AIR 79/2993
Next of kin first name(s)   -
Next of kin last name   Reid
Record set   British Royal Air Force, Airmen's Service Records 1912-1939

Here’s some of the details from the above
 
Current Engagement in HM Forces
Boy service commenced 18.12.13 age 14 1/2 duration of period 4 yrs T.F.

Description on engagement
Height 5 feet 1/4 inches chest 27 inches

Person to be informed of casualties father
Isaac W Reid, 25 Amphill Rd., A?gbu?, Liverpool

Transfer to R.A.F. “G” reserve date 11.4.19  23/46772

Movements
List of dates from 22.5.18 to 11.2.19
List of Units from/to
Lists Departure /Arrival Authority

Medical Boards
Authority 23/46772 result Category A

Casualty Card Destroyed:-

Next page

Trade Fitter (?)
Authority RDO 83 date 5.7.18 Trade  Machinist written above IB143 date of effect 26.5.18

Casualties, Wounds, Campaigns, Medals etc.......
Egypt from 4.6.18

Re: the list of his movements units from/to rather than trying to type it all I've added that part on an attachment

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Re: Information on Leslie william Gordon Reid
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 17 March 19 16:24 GMT (UK) »
Not sure if you can see other half of attachment re: movements


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Re: Information on Leslie william Gordon Reid
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 17 March 19 16:45 GMT (UK) »
Brilliant, Ladyhawk, Thank you  :o :)

So much information to take in there

Regards

Stewart
Reid, Wolfendale, Hawkin, Tapp
Plymouth, Macclesfield, Liverpool.

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Re: Information on Leslie william Gordon Reid
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 17 March 19 18:59 GMT (UK) »
Gertrude Crew arrived in Canada 08 Nov 1924. She was going to friend Mrs Lilley at what appears to be about the same address as Leslie was going to when he arrived in Montreal (address is a bit garbled on his imm. form but the city directory has it). Gertrude had arrived Brooklyn New York with her parents 01 Sep 1924; they were going to son/uncle in Brooklyn.

William and Elizabeth (Anderton) Crew must also have come to Canada at some point. They are buried in Lakeview Memorial Gardens Pointe Claire....

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/120882388

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Re: Information on Leslie william Gordon Reid
« Reply #32 on: Sunday 17 March 19 22:13 GMT (UK) »
Thank you PB

I've often wondered who Mrs Lilley was, and how she became a friend of Leslie before he emigrated & now also, apparently the mutual friend of his future wife.

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Stewart
Reid, Wolfendale, Hawkin, Tapp
Plymouth, Macclesfield, Liverpool.

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Re: Information on Leslie william Gordon Reid
« Reply #33 on: Monday 18 March 19 15:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

On Leslie's passenger list, friend given is Mr. A. Lilley 45 Bouchier, St. Dennis, Montreal.
From the 1921/22 Montreal Directory, (attached), Lilley, Alf

On Gertrude's passenger list, friend given is Mrs. Lilley, 1478 St. Denis St., Montreal
From the 1924 Montreal Directory, (attached), Lilley, Alfred

I think Alfred is Alfred Charles Lilley b. 1875 Kent, UK, and from his service file, like Leslie, joined the military age 15. He served 20+ years with the Royal Engineers,  married Alice Argue in 1903 Halifax, Nova Scotia. Within that file, there is a letter dated 1921 inquiring about his service medals and he gives his address as 45 Boucher, Montreal.  He migrated to Canada in 1919, and died in Montreal in 1934. His obit. has a notation "London and Liverpool England papers please copy"
page 7
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Fr8DH2VBP9sC&dat=19340512&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

Military mates ?


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Re: Information on Leslie william Gordon Reid
« Reply #34 on: Monday 18 March 19 15:34 GMT (UK) »


Well done DB.......... ;D

William, Elizabeth and Gertrude appeared on a New York passenger List of the laconia on 1 September 1924 - going to son Mr G W Crew 3014 Church Avenue. Brooklyn. NY.

1930 census Church Avenue Brooklyn, Kings, New York.

George W Crew   33
Winifred A Crew   32
Gertrude O Crew 8 William L Crew 6 George I Crew 4

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Re: Information on Leslie william Gordon Reid
« Reply #35 on: Monday 18 March 19 15:37 GMT (UK) »

California Death Index.
George Crew passed away in California - born 22 July 1896 - 10 July 1965
mothers maiden name Anbderton.

FIND A GRAVE

   
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.
Plot   Remembrance, Map A22, Lot 1034, Space 1

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85862840

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