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johnpreid
1 hour ago, Mark1959 said:

John

Can you confirm the following is your family coming from the 1939 register

Living Chalk Pit Avenue in Orpington

John Reid born 2/1/1895

Kathleen born 29/10/1901

Closed Record

John P born 1921

Frank born 1923 (You have told me your father was called Frank)

Eileen M born 1925

Closed Record 

Closed Record

Derek born 1932

The closed records are not released records

You have stated John and Kathleen had 7 children. If the closed records are also children then that would make 7. 

If you can confirm this gives the forum members more to get their teeth into 

This John is a nightwatchman. Seen other sources suggesting this man was born one day earlier on 1/1/1895

The mother's maiden name appears to be Price.

 

 

This has made me very happy and I truly truly thank you. All of the information here is right with regards to John p. I knew him as Jack and Derek was the one who died at sea working for the White Star line. A big thank you yet again

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Mark1959

Ok. The other children appear to be Brian and Lawrence (from your message). The last may be George (birth registered 1929) . All the births registered in the Bromley District with mother's maiden name Price. The only ones that match that criteria

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johnpreid
On 04/02/2019 at 10:22, Mark1959 said:

Ok. The other children appear to be Brian and Lawrence (from your message). The last may be George (birth registered 1929) . All the births registered in the Bromley District with mother's maiden name Price. The only ones that match that criteria

Brian Lawrence George does not ring a bell. all of the others are right. I have just sent you a message Mark with my details below

 

 

Edited by johnpreid
Information about my father perhaps might help

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Michelle Young

If I've read this correctly, your grandfather was a night watchman. Andrew Bamji in his book states that many men with facial disfigurement worked in jobs where they wouldn't have to be seen by too many people, one was a cinema projectionist, other men were night watchmen 

 

Michelle 

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johnpreid

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has helped me. I will be making a small donation

Because of everyone's kind help especially Mark and Michelle

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clk

Hi John,

 

I didn't progress it further, to look at Cheshire Regiment men with near number surviving service records that 'bracket' his at the top end, but at the lower end what I did see was...

 

59043 Hudson; 59045 Foulkes; 59059 Hodkinson; 59066 Gibney; and 59078 Ridgway all appear to have been mobilised from the Army Reserve on 6th/7th November 1916, before being initially posted to the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion on the 7th/8th November 1916 - though subsequently following different service paths.

 

Regards

Chris 

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johnpreid

hi too everyone who has helped me with this.could someone look to see when he left Ireland? please and how old?  or any thing about him or his wife? or his son frank Francis reid. born 1924 December. as he joined the Royal Marines in second world 2 war. and would love to have some more information please 

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