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Pte. Ernest Alfred Flynn - South Stafford Rgt.


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Hi all,

 

Searching for records for Private Ernest Flynn.

 

Info known is:

Born: Egham, Surrey 1883

Enlisted: Walsall, Staffordshire on 28 July 1891

 

If anyone can help, would really appreciate it.

 

Cheers,

 

Tony

 

 

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Apologies birth was 1872. And from family member apparently they had seen his attestation enlistment document which stated 3rd btn South Stafford.

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In that case it could be

First name(s) Ernest
Last name Flynn
Birth year 1873
Birth parish Egham
Birth town Guildford
Birth county Surrey
Birth country England
Service number 2556
Regiment -
Year 1891
Attestation date 28 Jul 1891
Attestation age years 18
Attestation service number 2556
Attestation corps 3rd Bn South Stafford Regiment
Document type Attestation
Series Wo 96 - Militia Service Records 1806-1915
Archive The National Archives
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Thanks for this info. I heard he died in 1914 whilst still in the army and apparently before WW1 started so would interested if anyone has info on his death and circumstances of this death.

 

thanks,

 

Tony

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If you have access to Fiindmypast it is HERE

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Hi

 

Jonbem, does FMP give a cause of death etc. ??

 

Swisstony, you wouldn't have a photo of him, by any chance or know where he is buried ???

 

I have this on him

 

Ernest Alfred FLYNN
Private 3578

1st Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment

Died in England on Monday 16 February 1914

 

     Ernest was born in Egham, Surrey to John and Alice Rachel (née Edwards) Flynn of 11, Industrial Dwellings, Deptford, Middlesex and later of 76, Whitehouse Street, Birchills, his father, who predeceased him in 1895, being a leather japanner.

     A locksmith, Ernest enlisted in the Army on Monday 11 January 1892.

     He married Sabina Penketh Hodgkins, a Walsall born girl, at Elham, Kent in 1909 and then resided at 11, Oaks Road, Cheriton.

     Still a serving soldier, Ernest died at Walsall at 41 years of age.

 

Regards,

 

Graeme

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Hi Graeme,

 

unfortunately we do not have a photo. However, this is him. I was interested in what he died from whether it was illness or from action I.e. Wounds..

 

Cheers,

 

Tony

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Tony,

 

Given his age and being prewar it was most probably natural causes. Could have been an accident but certainly not action/wounds from action.

 

Graeme

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2 hours ago, GraemeClarke said:

 

Jonbem, does FMP give a cause of death etc. ??

Can't give you too much, especially regarding the "premium" paid for sites, see Final changes to copyright and posting attachments   08/05/17

But no cause of death.

 

regards

Jon

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Ok, thanks Jon. I will locate his birth cert from Ancestry and then maybe order a copy for more info,

 

Appreciate all your help on this.

 

Regards,

 

Tony

 

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Surely you would need to order his death certificate to find out what he died from. It is possible there may be a post mortem report that has an identification number on the certificate.

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Hi ST

 

Can I ask, if you do get the death certificate, to PM the result to add to my (Walsall) research,

 

Many thanks,

 

Graeme

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