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Army WW2
« on: Thursday 28 March 19 17:27 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone help please, I have a marriage in Wales in 1945. The groom states that heís a private gives a number which I assume is his army number, and then the abbreviation HCC, does anyone know what this stands for ? His address was Eniskillen where he was born if thatís any help. Thank you
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Re: Army WW2
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 30 March 19 22:28 GMT (UK) »
I'm not an authority however it may be something related to e.g. Headquarters Command? Coy.

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Re: Army WW2
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 31 March 19 19:22 BST (UK) »
Thank you, Iíll have a look at that  :)

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Re: Army WW2
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 31 March 19 19:29 BST (UK) »
What is the army number?  There is an outside chance that will point towards his regiment or corps.


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Re: Army WW2
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 31 March 19 23:46 BST (UK) »
Marriage certificate under rank or profession it says Private no:7046058 HCC would be grateful for any help, not that good with war stuff !

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Re: Army WW2
« Reply #5 on: Monday 01 April 19 00:05 BST (UK) »
The block of numbers  7040001 to7075000  were allocated to the Royal Irish Fusiliers, no help in answering what HCC stands for.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Army WW2
« Reply #6 on: Monday 01 April 19 00:57 BST (UK) »
How about Household Cavalry?

Edit: maybe not, Fusiliers were Infantry not Cavalry.
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WILSON; Lancs, Lanrks.
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Re: Army WW2
« Reply #7 on: Monday 01 April 19 09:39 BST (UK) »
Marriage certificates are notorious for a) badly written military terms that are capable of mistranscription/misinterpretation and b) terms concocted by well meaning civilian minds that aren't proper terminology.

HCC is not a term that makes any sense in conjunction with a service number in a column for a man's rank.  Is the HCC 100% clear or could it be something else LCpl for example? Might be worth posting a clip?

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Re: Army WW2
« Reply #8 on: Monday 01 April 19 19:38 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much  ;) Irish Fusiliers makes sense.  HCC is clearly written, for once I got a certificate that was easy to read ! Still a puzzle though......