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Peter Alan Weston Stevens - Military Career?
« on: Tuesday 02 July 19 11:54 BST (UK) »
Hi All,

I have another thread on my Gran's cousin over on the beginners board with some background / additional information here:
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=814989.0

In summary, I can't find nay record of Peter from his birth until his death was announced in the 1951 Probate Calendar.

His death was reported as occurring in Tripolitania, Tripoli, Libya so I wonder whether he might have been there in a military capacity.  I can't find any records of him in military service on any of my searches in Ancestry or Findmypast so I'm not having much luck.

Someone has helpfully suggested that I apply to MoD for any service records but without a death certificate I can't start this process.  I'm hoping that the probate records might suffice but would this mean, given that I don't know which area he might have served in, applying separately to Army, Navy etc?

Does anyone have any other suggestions about how I might go about finding out whether he was in Libya with the military?  I'm quite baffled.

Thanks,
Andrea

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Re: Peter Alan Weston Stevens - Military Career?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 12:05 BST (UK) »
I am on the other thread and thought it worth highlighting to anyone joining the search here that his last address is known: 5 Via G. Ugolini, Tripoli.

Personally I think a direct military angle seems unlikely given the vagueness of detail on the 1951 intestate administration concerning his death “on or since 3 December 1948 in a place unknown” - surely the military would know where their people were?  But since he is such a mystery it is no doubt worth pursuing every avenue, given that the area was under British military administration at the relevant time.
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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