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Killed in WW2
« on: Sunday 22 November 20 16:22 GMT (UK) »
Good Afternoon one and all,

My wife’s uncle was killed in WW2 .
We have a lot of information about his war record and death in Japan.
We do not have any details of possible marriage,children etc.
His name was Albert Smith b 1908.
Where can I start to look.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this.

Dave

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Re: Killed in WW2
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 22 November 20 16:38 GMT (UK) »
Did he leave a will. You can search Soldiers wills if you know his year of death.
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Re: Killed in WW2
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 22 November 20 16:52 GMT (UK) »
Have you looked for his entry on the CWGC find war dead? It usually gives a next of kin if known.

If you could give us a little more information on Albert e.g. where he was born, regiment he served with, date of death then perhaps someone on here could help you further.

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Re: Killed in WW2
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 22 November 20 17:55 GMT (UK) »
With a surname like Smith you would need to give more info:

Where was he born?

Do you have his full birthdate as that can be used to trace him on the 1939 register which may show a wife etc

Is this him?

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2221558/ALBERT%20SMITH/
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Re: Killed in WW2
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 22 November 20 18:07 GMT (UK) »
Yes,this was Albert.
So many Smiths on 1939 register from Nottingham to be sure

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Re: Killed in WW2
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 22 November 20 18:22 GMT (UK) »
If his age is accurate on the CWGC website then he would have been born in either 1906 or 1907 depending on when his birthday fell.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Killed in WW2
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 22 November 20 18:27 GMT (UK) »
If he is plain Albert with no other names born in Nottingham, then one of the below could be his birth registration

SMITH, ALBERT       FREEMAN 
GRO Reference: 1906  M Quarter in NOTTINGHAM  Volume 07B  Page 360

SMITH, ALBERT       ELNOR 
GRO Reference: 1906  J Quarter in NOTTINGHAM  Volume 07B  Page 374

SMITH, ALBERT       WARING 
GRO Reference: 1906  D Quarter in NOTTINGHAM  Volume 07B  Page 442

There are no plain Albert's in 1907.

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Killed in WW2
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 22 November 20 18:36 GMT (UK) »
On the CWGC Debt of Honour Register,it states he died on 18th May 1944 aged 37.
If it helps his mothers maiden name was Wiley.

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Re: Killed in WW2
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 22 November 20 18:41 GMT (UK) »
March qtr 1908 Albert Smith mmn Wiley Nottingham 7b 450

EDIT

March qtr registrations can sometimes indicate births late in the previous year (eg) Nov/Dec
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