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Offline RyanUK

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Armed Forces help
« on: Tuesday 27 October 20 14:13 GMT (UK) »
I am looking to find a little information on my Great Grandfather's WW2 service records with any documents or even a regiment number if possible. I personally haven't had any luck.
With Ancestry the only place I have searched.
We have him in photographs in uniform.
I presume he joined in 1939 when Germany declared war on Britain. Any guidance at all would be great.

James William Brinsley
Nickname 'Jim'
DOB - 1st April 1907 - 28 Nov 1971
Birth Address:
305 Newbridge Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, England
Family Address:
7 Star Street, Portwood, Stockport, Cheshire, England
Marriage: To; Gladys Tattersall -
April 1934 Stockport, Cheshire, England





Brinsley -
(marple, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Dace -
(cannock, staffordshire)
(altrincham, cheshire)
(detroit, michigan)(canada)(usa)
(stockport, manchester)

Longson -
(chapel en le frith, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Tattersall -
(waterfoot, lancashire)
(rawtenstall, lanc)
(rossendale valley)
(stockport, manchester)

Townley -
(livesey, blackburn, lancashire)
(greater manchester)
(cheadle, stockport)

Winfindale -
(burton upon trent, staffordshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Offline nanny jan

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Re: Armed Forces help
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 27 October 20 14:17 GMT (UK) »
WW2 service records are held by the MOD and not online.  You can apply for a copy:

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=651361.0
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Re: Armed Forces help
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 27 October 20 14:20 GMT (UK) »
Have you looked at 1939 register? Very slightly different DOB, not joined up at that time.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 said to be nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON


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Re: Armed Forces help
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 27 October 20 14:51 GMT (UK) »
There is a mention here of a J W Brinsley but no way of knowing if it your James, would hesitate in looking at and paying for the record as there is not always much info or identifying details.
Perhaps if you could post the photo someone might be able to recognise a badge.

https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/namesearch/?FirstName=james%20w&Surname=brinsley&RecordType=NotSelected&RecordDateStartYear=1700&RecordDateEndYear=2020&Step=1&ReceivedGallantryAward=False

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Re: Armed Forces help
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 27 October 20 15:10 GMT (UK) »

If you click on 'Report to moderator', you can have this thread moved to 'World War 2' sub-forum where plenty of military experts can assist you.

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Re: Armed Forces help
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 27 October 20 15:13 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much for your very kind replies and useful links. I will definitely apply to the mod for possible records.

In reference to his DOB being slightly different in the 1939 census. My nana always said the reason is he was born on the 1st April 1907 and he didn't like the fact it was associated with april fools day so he always asked for his birthday to be celebrated on the 31st March which is the date in the 1939 census.

Thanks to ShaunJ the J.W Brinsley who was a 2nd lieutenant in the records was indeed not James William Brinsley. Thanks Shaun.

I will move the this thread as suggested to the World War 2 sub-forum.

I will follow up shortly with a picture of his uniform.

Brinsley -
(marple, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Dace -
(cannock, staffordshire)
(altrincham, cheshire)
(detroit, michigan)(canada)(usa)
(stockport, manchester)

Longson -
(chapel en le frith, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Tattersall -
(waterfoot, lancashire)
(rawtenstall, lanc)
(rossendale valley)
(stockport, manchester)

Townley -
(livesey, blackburn, lancashire)
(greater manchester)
(cheadle, stockport)

Winfindale -
(burton upon trent, staffordshire)
(stockport, manchester)

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Re: Armed Forces help
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 October 20 15:14 GMT (UK) »
Forces War records does not have WW2 service records even though it may look like it, the MOD is the only place you can get them
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline RyanUK

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Re: Armed Forces help
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 27 October 20 15:18 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much for your very kind replies and useful links. I will definitely apply to the mod for possible records.

In reference to his DOB being slightly different in the 1939 census. My nana always said the reason is - he was born on the 1st April 1907 and he didn't like the fact it was associated with april fools day so he always asked for his birthday to be celebrated on the 31st March which is the date in the 1939 census.

Thanks to ShaunJ the J.W Brinsley who was a 2nd lieutenant in the records was indeed not James William Brinsley. Thanks Shaun.

I will move the this thread as suggested to the World War 2 sub-forum and I will follow up with a picture of him in uniform for reference.

I appreciate the comments on mod only records. Thank you all for helping me.
Brinsley -
(marple, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Dace -
(cannock, staffordshire)
(altrincham, cheshire)
(detroit, michigan)(canada)(usa)
(stockport, manchester)

Longson -
(chapel en le frith, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Tattersall -
(waterfoot, lancashire)
(rawtenstall, lanc)
(rossendale valley)
(stockport, manchester)

Townley -
(livesey, blackburn, lancashire)
(greater manchester)
(cheadle, stockport)

Winfindale -
(burton upon trent, staffordshire)
(stockport, manchester)

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Re: Armed Forces help
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 27 October 20 15:19 GMT (UK) »
The J W Brinsley who was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery was John Wilfrid Brinsley. Commissioned 13 Feb 1943: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35945/supplement/1305
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