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British Army birth in Germany in 1960s
« on: Sunday 03 October 21 19:50 BST (UK) »
I wonder if someone could give me some advice on how to find and order a birth cert where the birth took place in Germany in the 1960s. Father's unit was based in Germany at that time and family resident at base.

Thanks for any help  :)

Monica
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Re: British Army birth in Germany in 1960s
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 03 October 21 20:18 BST (UK) »
Most births  took place in British Military Hospitals but were registered  at the garrison where the parent was serving.  A number of Records are held at the National Archives at Kew. It would be a good starting point. I know some people who have a military birth certificate and a standard British one.Good luck with your search

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Re: British Army birth in Germany in 1960s
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 03 October 21 20:25 BST (UK) »
Thank you, Morvenwalker  :) I was thinking that contacting the GRO direct might confirm whether one can be ordered through them? Have full details. Sibings' births took place in UK army bases.

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Re: British Army birth in Germany in 1960s
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 03 October 21 21:48 BST (UK) »
I seem to remember that all births were registered with the GRO - hence the two birth  certificates. Be good to hear how you get on.

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Re: British Army birth in Germany in 1960s
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 03 October 21 22:02 BST (UK) »
Will let you know  :)

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Re: British Army birth in Germany in 1960s
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 03 October 21 22:50 BST (UK) »
Findmypast have the British  Armed Forces and  Overseas Births Index.
 Once you have the reference you order from the GRO as usual, only on a different page of the application, just  follow the instructions on the GRO website.
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: British Army birth in Germany in 1960s
« Reply #7 on: Monday 04 October 21 18:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Jebber and Jon_ni

Following your advice, I think I may have found the birth on the Find My Past index for Army overseas births. Thank you both  ;) Now on to order through the GRO...

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Re: British Army birth in Germany in 1960s
« Reply #8 on: Monday 04 October 21 18:26 BST (UK) »
Good luck.
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.