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Info on Grandad Royal Marine Commando #528750
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Hey guys,

Trying to find out some info on my grandad who i dont really remember as he died when i was only 3. His name was Thomas Anthony Severn. On his grave stone it says Royal Commando 45 or 42. But i cant seem to find any records of his service. Could any one possibly help please. thank you laugh


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Re: Info on Grandad Royal Marine Commando [Re: MrBrightside] #528766
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When did he die John?

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I think if he died ww1 era,most records on ancestry.

If he served after ww1 then you have to apply for them with a death certificate.

I will dig out the address.


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he died in 1985-1986, Dont think he was in WWII not sure how long he was in the service for


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try MOD website,you will need death certificate,if your not his NOK, and they charge 30 but free if NOK.

i tried to post a link to website,but i failed sorry,not good on computers,haha


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Cheers for that poodlepup! smile I just wanted to see what he used to do in the marines as ive heard they have a mountain climing diversion etc etc. thanks again! wonder if there would be info on the net?


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Some stuff on wikipedia and on the commandos website,yes they had all kinds of different divisions.
Would be good if you could get his service record though there would be lots of interesting stuff.

Good luck anyway!
ps is it a family headstone or war grave?

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Originally Posted by summer01
what about the census John ?


Too recent.


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Re: Info on Grandad Royal Marine Commando [Re: MrBrightside] #529349
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This link gives you the History of the 45 Commando Royal Marines.

According to Ancestry, Thomas died aged 62 in May 1986, he was born in 1924 (hope it's ok to post this incase anyone has access to military records)


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Thats the one, Just wanted to know where he was based etc cyprus rings a bell tho


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Lisa W could you possibly find out where he was born? Its always been a mystery for me. We think he was born in Derbyshire but not sure


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Originally Posted by JohnLeatherFix
Lisa W could you possibly find out where he was born? Its always been a mystery for me. We think he was born in Derbyshire but not sure


Hi, If i have the right Thomas, he was born in Boston, Lincolnshire. His Parents were Thomas and Annie (nee' Gretton) They married in Basford, Notts in 1920

Your Grandad's siblings
Frank b.1921 in Basford
Kenneth b.1929 in Boston
Constance b.1931 in Boston
Elizabeth b.1934 in Boston

Hope that helps. I can look into your Great Grandparents in more detail if you like. It will be from records i can access so is not 100% unless confirmed by birth/death certificates



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thank you so much lisa!! that would be fantastic. As i lost my dad and grandad very young i find this info emmence


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Well done Lisa.
I too was addicted to Ancestry,i must renew my membership soon i think.


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