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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 26 April 20 13:06 BST (UK) »
According to https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C13353

"civilian households were enumerated on 29 September 1939 to compile a National Register."

Perhaps boarding schools were enumerated earlier, in anticipation of being evacuated..

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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 26 April 20 13:43 BST (UK) »
For a definitive answer, I would suggest this thread needs input from Mean_genie.

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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 26 April 20 14:11 BST (UK) »
Of course he could have just made a mistake in writing the date. The Transcript book DISM before that one, DISN, is dated 16th October, and the one after 19th October.

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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 26 April 20 14:24 BST (UK) »
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Of course he could have just made a mistake in writing the date. The Transcript book DISM before that one, DISN, is dated 16th October, and the one after 19th October.

That seems a likely explanation!
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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 26 April 20 16:33 BST (UK) »
Maybe they couldn't be bothered to complete a new one on 29th Sept,if they'd only just done one as the new school year started on 16th Sept,and they knew the names would all be the same as then.
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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 26 April 20 18:18 BST (UK) »
try this link https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record/browse?id=tna%2fr39%2f1785%2f1785d%2f001

That allows me to make an educated guess.
That date is supposed to be the date the enumerator had completed the enumeration (most give a date in October) I suspect your enumerator just entered the date he received it
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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 26 April 20 19:32 BST (UK) »
The 1939 register was, I thought, to be taken on National Registration day, 29th September 1939, and yet looking up boarders in a school, I have discovered that their 1939 register to be dated 16th September 1939. It seems they weren't too rigid about the date, or was it different for schools? Anyone know the reason why this was earlier?
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The date on the front of the Transcript Book is not the date when the registration was taken. It is the date when the enumerator filled in the Transcript Book from the National Registration schedule filled in by the householder and collected on the 29th September. The dates on the other Transcript Books are about two weeks after the 29th September.

You can see the enumerators instructions and other forms at https://www.findmypast.co.uk/articles/world-records/full-list-of-united-kingdom-records/census-land-and-surveys/1939-register-original-forms
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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #16 on: Monday 27 April 20 09:27 BST (UK) »
These are the instructions for institutions including residential schools or colleges. As you see it says all persons who spent the night of National Registration Day in this Institution.

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Re: The 1939 Register
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 30 April 20 13:25 BST (UK) »
The consensus seems to be a mistake by the enumerator, which makes sense to me. I've looked at a lot of Transcript Book covers to see the dates (don't judge me ::) ), and this is the first I've seen pre-dating Sep 29.

There's no particular significance in the fact that it's a boarding school. The ED includes the returns for 4 schools and a hospital. Very large institutions were sometimes EDs in their own right, with an officer of the institution acting as the enumerator, but this book covers 5 separate institutions, so it was just a 'regular' enumerator.