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Looking for records of Robert Thomas Collis b 1924
« on: Friday 06 March 20 00:06 GMT (UK) »
Robert Thomas Collis b 1924
Stoker on a minesweeper in the RN during WW2...allegedly.
My sisterís friend needs proof that his gt grandad was in the RN. Does anyone have access to Fold3 and the like that might shed some light on this?
Many thanks in anticipation!

PS.....I have just read further down the board and see that WW2 records are not yet available for public view. So clearly, the family will need to follow the application guidelines!
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
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Re: Looking for records of Robert Thomas Collis b 1924
« Reply #1 on: Friday 06 March 20 08:18 GMT (UK) »
Did you find him on the 1939 register?

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Re: Looking for records of Robert Thomas Collis b 1924
« Reply #2 on: Friday 06 March 20 08:35 GMT (UK) »
It's a long shot but are there any events (birth/marriage) where his occupation might be shown?

My mum's first husband's occupation is shown on their marriage certificate as HM Forces.
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)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Looking for records of Robert Thomas Collis b 1924
« Reply #3 on: Friday 06 March 20 16:43 GMT (UK) »
Great idea Nanny Jan!
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire

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Re: Looking for records of Robert Thomas Collis b 1924
« Reply #4 on: Friday 06 March 20 16:59 GMT (UK) »
Yes amondg...he is listed as a sheet metal worker...and then a word I canít make out...
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire

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Re: Looking for records of Robert Thomas Collis b 1924
« Reply #5 on: Friday 06 March 20 17:08 GMT (UK) »
Imp = improver?
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)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Looking for records of Robert Thomas Collis b 1924
« Reply #6 on: Friday 06 March 20 17:15 GMT (UK) »
Nanny jan...this what it has for his fathers occupation...I think they are the same words...but what words are they ? Frame?
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire

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Re: Looking for records of Robert Thomas Collis b 1924
« Reply #7 on: Friday 06 March 20 17:22 GMT (UK) »
iron frame fitter and welder?

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Re: Looking for records of Robert Thomas Collis b 1924
« Reply #8 on: Friday 06 March 20 17:24 GMT (UK) »
Thatís what I thought too oldohiohome...so the son would be sheet metal worker (iron frame)
Found this lovely list...never knew there were so many jobs in that area
http://doot.spub.co.uk/code.php?value=190
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire