WikiWirral Wirral's Biggest Online Forum
Forum Stats
12353 Members
65 Forums
73355 Topics
990677 Posts
32 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
71 registered (abermattwirral, 11 invisible), 1327 Guests and 254 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Captain Toni's text message annoyances 486
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm Fun Day 6th August 412
Tunnel Flyovers Part 1 407
Granny Pods 319
Flood and storm warning 312
Who is number 13? 295
Broken lawnmower 270
Need uPVC window removing and putting back. 220
Norman Thelwell -Artist 198
Tree slice cutting 186
New General Forums
Acid attacks plague London, Whats really going on
by snowhite
Yesterday at 11:47 AM
Granny Pods
by granny
17th Jul 2017 7:53pm
WASPI website, pension complaints templates 50's
by Longnails
15th Jul 2017 3:48pm
Hoylake Golf Resort
by Excoriator
6th Jul 2017 5:52pm
New Wirral History
Norman Thelwell -Artist
by granny
18th Jul 2017 10:19am
Tunnel Flyovers Part 1
by Norton
15th Jul 2017 5:40pm
Where was St Catherine/Catharine Street Higher Tra
by derekdwc
11th Jul 2017 10:19pm
QE2 Visit September 1995
by Norton
10th Jul 2017 10:33pm
Wilfred Owen
by Fireblade
7th Jul 2017 8:58pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Disney Magic
Umbrellas Liverpool
Topic Replies
Missing Cat. CH41
by RUDEBOX
Today at 02:16 PM
Looking for Joyce Randles and family
by Gibbo
Today at 01:10 PM
Nigel and Jacob
by granny
Today at 11:54 AM
Clutch Problem
by Gibbo
Today at 09:53 AM
Granny Pods
by venice
Today at 01:32 AM
Police Cars South Wirral Direction
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:12 PM
Pensions
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 10:19 PM
High end gaming pc
by brady
Yesterday at 09:18 PM
Canadian Ice Cream
by Moonstar
Yesterday at 09:08 PM
July
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm Fun Day 6th August
by RUDEBOX
18th Jul 2017 9:31pm
charity fundraiser
by Dilly
16th Jul 2017 6:47pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#712600 - 29th Jul 2012 11:14am Not exactly local - any military experts here?
MerseyMan Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 17th Jan 2008
Posts: 526
Loc: Wallasey
Hello there!
In about 2010 I posted here about finding my grandad who left home in 1949, anyway to cut a long story short I found he ended up in Florida married twice again. His step daughter from his first marriage in the US who I am in contact with said he visited Scotland back in 1962 to see his daughter out of wedlock. She was born in the early 50's and all his step daughter said was her name was Hilary and her mother called Ella. I finally got his service records after waiting 11 months and saw he had an address in Edinburgh in 1952 before he left to go to the US. I assumed his daughter out of wedlock might have been born in Edinburgh whilst he was still in the army but after a number of advertisments in Edinburgh newspapers I didn't get anything concrete back. I have attached some scans of his records to see if anyone knows where he was specifically based. The service records don't give an idea to me anyway of where he may have been based. If I can find where he was based I can put a few more advertisements in local Scottish papers. I received some cinefilm of the trip my grandad made over here in 1962 and I have screen captured a image of this Hilary who would be my mother's half sister.
Any help or advice would be appreciated.
smile
These are not all his records but just the latter part which states where he was between 1950-54, he went to the US in 1954 to live.

Any questions just ask.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
scan0001.jpg

scan0002.jpg

scan0003.jpg

scan0004.jpg

scan0005.jpg

scan0006.jpg



Top
Google Ads
#712602 - 29th Jul 2012 11:33am Re: Not exactly local - any military experts here? [Re: MerseyMan]
Davefabo Offline
Member

Registered: 20th Dec 2011
Posts: 51
Loc: Barnston
Merseyman, two possible routes for you.
1. The Army keep service records themselves, you say you have some of his service papers, are these from the Army?, if not write to them with your enquiry.

2. The national archives at Kew in London have many historical records, almost all of the various Government departments, including the services,official papers. (note of caution here, I dont know if Scottish records are kept there), a visit to their website will tell you more.

hope you find out what you are looking for.
Dave

Top
#712603 - 29th Jul 2012 11:39am Re: Not exactly local - any military experts here? [Re: MerseyMan]
MerseyMan Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 17th Jan 2008
Posts: 526
Loc: Wallasey
Hi, i have all his records from the mod. Quite a lot of paperwork, i only scanned the latter of his records. I have everything on him. Its just finding out where he was based from the info on these scans.
cheers

Top
#712667 - 29th Jul 2012 6:52pm Re: Not exactly local - any military experts here? [Re: MerseyMan]
arwen444 Offline
Member

Registered: 18th Jul 2011
Posts: 84
Loc: wallasey
just a thought but have you been on the site scotlands people . you can search by first name only and between certain dates for the births in scotland. i have find it very useful . although you have to pay a little for the actual results of the search the info they give had proven to be very valuable .knowing that the mothers name was ella and quite an unusual name should help

Top
#712707 - 29th Jul 2012 9:34pm Re: Not exactly local - any military experts here? [Re: arwen444]
Helles Offline
Wise One

Registered: 28th May 2010
Posts: 887
Loc: Wirral
Strange one. Seems he was with or attached to a number of different units. Seaforth Highlanders, Royal Army Service Corps, something I cannot read, Royal Artillery and it mentions Royal Armoured Corps as well. Seems he qualified as a clerk. TOS means taken on strength and SOS means struck off strength. The latter just means you left the unit, nothing bad.

Top
#712804 - 30th Jul 2012 2:37pm Re: Not exactly local - any military experts here? [Re: MerseyMan]
MerseyMan Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 17th Jan 2008
Posts: 526
Loc: Wallasey
Thanks for all your replies, I've done a few searches on Scotlands people for a Hilary born between 1951-4 in Edinburgh, someone kindly looked these up for me in Edinburgh but there was no sign of a mother called Ella or any where the father isn't mentioned. He probably galavanted off base so it opens up a whole new world of searching for her. Didn't really get anything back from the advertisements in the Edinburgh papers so maybe he went a little further afield to have his fun. All I have is a picture of Hilary aged about 11 i captured of cinefilm which I got off my grandad's step daughter in the USA. This I put in the Edinburgh newspapers but still no reply.

Top
#712902 - 30th Jul 2012 11:52pm Re: Not exactly local - any military experts here? [Re: MerseyMan]
arwen444 Offline
Member

Registered: 18th Jul 2011
Posts: 84
Loc: wallasey
i know its expensive but there are about 11 pages of hilarys born between those years in scotland, perhaps widen your field from edinborough might get a few results. apologies if you have already done it smile

Top
#712979 - 31st Jul 2012 1:55pm Re: Not exactly local - any military experts here? [Re: MerseyMan]
MerseyMan Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 17th Jan 2008
Posts: 526
Loc: Wallasey
Thanks for the reply, yeah I know 53 Hilary's born in that time fram in Edinburgh City. I know I can look at each of those birth certificates in detail in the Edinburgh records office for free but have work commitments and a new Baby boy that makes doing anything like this impossible.

Top
#714572 - 6th Aug 2012 7:56pm Re: Not exactly local - any military experts here? [Re: MerseyMan]
bigpete Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 7th May 2009
Posts: 336
Loc: Thingwall
Try Elgin - where his ma comes from - I have folks in Edinburgh and Elgin is a good way north of there and a lot less populated .......

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Missing Cat. CH41
by RUDEBOX
Today at 02:16 PM
Looking for Joyce Randles and family
by Gibbo
Today at 01:10 PM
Nigel and Jacob
by granny
Today at 11:54 AM
Clutch Problem
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:38 PM
Police Cars South Wirral Direction
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:12 PM
For Sale & Free
XBox One Games
by rhoobarb2002
Yesterday at 11:02 AM
Gardener Oxton Area
by Guzzler
18th Jul 2017 7:46pm
High end gaming pc
by brady
16th Jul 2017 6:36pm
Spanners and hand tools
by anniebo28
16th Jul 2017 3:36pm
Candy washing machine
by conan
15th Jul 2017 12:14pm
Featured Member
Registered: 15th Feb 2013
Posts: 71
Newest Members
Mrsilent, Drew67, ziggurat1, Baldygardener, EuanAntona
12353 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Looking for Joyce Randles and family
by Gibbo
Today at 01:10 PM
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm Fun Day 6th August
by Greenwood
17th Jul 2017 10:11pm
Broken lawnmower
by cools
17th Jul 2017 11:42am
Mike Fitzpatrick - Roofer. any good?
by yr20405
15th Jul 2017 12:14am
Published Author & Freelance Writer Seeks Work
by Jobneeded67
14th Jul 2017 3:12pm
News : New Topics
Nigel and Jacob
by granny
Today at 11:54 AM
Police Cars South Wirral Direction
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:12 PM
Canadian Ice Cream
by granny
Yesterday at 08:52 PM
Pensby High School Bus Service
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 12:02 PM
Dog Found walking on A41 taken to Allport Vets
by fish5133
18th Jul 2017 6:02pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Missing Cat. CH41
by RUDEBOX
Today at 02:16 PM
Clutch Problem
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:38 PM
Who is number 13?
by Norton
16th Jul 2017 6:59pm
Captain Toni's text message annoyances
by DavidB
15th Jul 2017 9:38pm
Is The Medical World Missing The Point
by diggingdeeper
13th Jul 2017 6:58pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Clutch Problem 106
Canadian Ice Cream 73
Police Cars South Wirral Direction 62
Nigel and Jacob 27
Looking for Joyce Randles and family 14
Missing Cat. CH41 0
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 5:10am
Sunset Thu 9:26pm
Local Time Thu 3:42pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .