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Re: Did my great grandfathers serve?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 19 November 20 21:17 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, you learn something new every day!

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Re: Did my great grandfathers serve?
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 19 November 20 22:23 GMT (UK) »
The 1939 register was taken on 29th September and according to this http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/britain_wwtwo/ff1_conscription.shtml
registration started a little later so  his being a shop assistant certainly would not necessarily exclude your grandfather Stones serving later

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Re: Did my great grandfathers serve?
« Reply #11 on: Monday 23 November 20 11:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi

John Pretoria Barry did served in WW1 and part of WW2. If you have access to Ancestry there are quite a few public family trees on there. One of them has included his service record up until he was pensioned off in June 1940. Within the military records on this site is his earlier military service record, record of WW1 medals and long service medal which he received in mid 1933.  His service number up until 1928 was J69154 and after he transferred in 1929 it was changed to M39660. Hope this helps a bit.

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Re: Did my great grandfathers serve?
« Reply #12 on: Monday 23 November 20 11:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I forgot to add I had relatives who were on the 1939 Register but they did join up later and serve in WW2. The only way I could initially find out was asking all the distant relatives and if they knew what services they were in. I then applied for their service records from the MOD. It is a really easy process.

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