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steviebee

Hi I have just found out a great uncle Francis Henry Bateman from popular London sorry no service number was in the RAF during world war 1. I was wondering if there was any information on him, or could someone point me in the right direction TIA.

 

Steve

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steviebee

Thank you. 

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Pat Atkins

Apologies if this is the same info as Horatio2 has linked to! Ancestry has a Francis Henry Bateman on the RAF Airmen records. This gives his service number as 53974, and a date of enlistment of January 12th 1917, aged 26. His next of kin was his wife, Harriet Mary Bateman. This is what the document description says; not sure what else, if anything, the document itself might contain - it's on Fold3.

 

Speculation, but I'm guessing that as a 26-year-old in 1917 - after a year of conscription - he may have (a) transferred to the air force from another service, (b) been in a starred occupation or (c) been deemed unfit until then.

 

Cheers, Pat

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steviebee

Thank you Pat.

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