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Good morning all. New here and just getting used to things 😊 Now retired, I have a bit more time for my hobbies, one of which is learning genealogy. Thing is, a couple of old addressed envelopes from June 1942 have recently been found locally. One of them is in a reasonable condition but the others haven't survived so well. And I have photographs of these envelopes. I'd like to know if it's okay to post these images, as they contain soldiers' names and units. I wouldn't want to break any rules.

If I am allowed to post the photos, then I will do so (if I can find out how to post images). This may be a nice little way to pass the time, so if anyone wants to help or comment, then please do so.

On the subject: I have a soldier's name (rank unclear), and the address on the envelope is 383 Field Battery RA, Officers Mess, The Royal Clarence Hotel in Ilfracombe. Postmarked 03 June 1942. The person may still be living but I wonder what could be made out of that little lot.

Thanks in advance, for any comments or help, which will be much appreciated.

Cheers

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Re: WW2 1942 Addressed Envelopes Found - Help Appreciated
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 13:47 GMT (UK) »
Can't help you but this is interesting, will see how it works out

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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 14:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi Louisa. I was just wondering whether I should post one of the envelope images, showing the soldier's name. Plenty of time, no rush. And yes I agree 😊 if this developed it could be interesting.


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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 14:46 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat.

I would think the soldier would be pushing a hundred by now, so it safe should be safe to name him. If there is enough information from the name, you could always check for a death in the GRO Index, the deaths now go up to 2019.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: WW2 1942 Addressed Envelopes Found - Help Appreciated
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 15:24 GMT (UK) »
No one ever throws anything away in Devon 🙄
ackland. lymington/southampton
hulme.   biddulph moor/southampton
mcrea.   aberdeen/southampton
gordon.  aberdeen
weir.      aberdeen/southampton
griffiths. llannefydd
roberts. llannefydd
davies. ffestiniog/llannefydd
linton.  southampton
callen. eling/totton

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 15:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi Devon Bloke and welcome to Rootschat, I agree with Jebber. I think the risk is very small and the benefits would outweigh the risk.

Griff...I wish I lived in Devon  ::) ;D ;D
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 15:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi Devon Bloke and welcome to Rootschat, I agree with Jebber. I think the risk is very small and the benefits would outweigh the risk.

Griff...I wish I lived in Devon  ::) ;D ;D
Carol
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ackland. lymington/southampton
hulme.   biddulph moor/southampton
mcrea.   aberdeen/southampton
gordon.  aberdeen
weir.      aberdeen/southampton
griffiths. llannefydd
roberts. llannefydd
davies. ffestiniog/llannefydd
linton.  southampton
callen. eling/totton

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 15:56 GMT (UK) »
DB
I don't know anything about imaged online here, someone else most certainly will , good luck

LM
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Garner, Marylebone Paddington  Northolt Ilford
Garner, Devon
Garner New Zealand
Maddieson
Parkinson St Pancras,
Lethbridge Paddington Slough
Jenkins Marylebone Paddington
Mizon/Mison/Myson Paddington
Tindal Marylebone Paddington
Tocock, (name changed to Ellis) London
Southam Marylebone, Paddington
Bragg Lambeth 1800's
Edermaniger(Maniger) Essex Kent Canada (Toronto)
Coveney Kent Lambeth
Sondes

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 18:34 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou all for the kind and encouraging replies. I'll be back on as 7.30 pm with more info.
Cheers all 😃