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Victor Watson
« on: Tuesday 19 January 21 22:26 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for information on my grandfather Victor Watson. I donít know an awful lot about him, but I know he served in the army probably 40ís and 50ís I would like to know how to find out what regiment he served with and what his id tags would have looked like. He married Irene Fysh and lived in Holme Next Sea until his death

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Re: Victor Watson
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 January 21 23:36 GMT (UK) »
Service records for that period are still with the MoD

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

Looking at his marriage entry he was Victor W Watson - was he born 1925?
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Re: Victor Watson
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 19 January 21 23:47 GMT (UK) »
I will have to ask for my mum for his birth year, he died in June 2011. Do I need any kind of paperwork for accessing the mod archives?


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Re: Victor Watson
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 19 January 21 23:52 GMT (UK) »
He was born December qtr 1925 his mothers maiden name was Tyrrell & he was Victor William.  Died 12.5.2011
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Re: Victor Watson
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 19 January 21 23:56 GMT (UK) »
If you access the link in my reply & click on "apply for the records of someone who is deceased" it gives details of info required

Parents William Forest Watson & Kathleen Tyrrell
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Re: Victor Watson
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 20 January 21 00:14 GMT (UK) »
Iíve clicked the link and it says I need his service number. Thank you for all of your help 😊 does December qtr include September because that was his birth month. They were married on 29th January. My nanny had a child Jennifer before they married and then they had Lesley, Sandra (my mum) and Kevin. I have very basic genealogy knowledge so appreciate all of your help 

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Re: Victor Watson
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 20 January 21 08:26 GMT (UK) »
You don't need his service number but you will need his date of birth. If you look at the army form it's and/or.

" SERVICE NUMBER AND/OR DATE OF BIRTH MUST BE INCLUDED"

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Re: Victor Watson
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 20 January 21 10:27 GMT (UK) »
Iíve clicked the link and it says I need his service number. Thank you for all of your help 😊 does December qtr include September because that was his birth month. They were married on 29th January. My nanny had a child Jennifer before they married and then they had Lesley, Sandra (my mum) and Kevin. I have very basic genealogy knowledge so appreciate all of your help

December qtr (Oct-Dec) shows when the birth was registered; you had 6 weeks to register a birth.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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