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SIMEON WHEATCROFT

Has any one got any records of my father's military service in the second world war.
I can remember him coming to see me in his uniform in the childrens homes in Oldham.
he was then married to Florence Annie Wood. I have search the military records but not found any trace of him. he died 05 - 02 - 1972 in Oldham Lancashire age 69.
I would like to know what service he was in and where he served.
My very best wishes.
Fred Wheatcroft,

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Hi Fred,

Observation & questions.

Born Saddleworth 1903 Died 1972 Oldham.

There are only two Military Records on Ancestry and neither of them are Simeon.
NOT sure what WW2 records are available.

Could he have had an occupation that would have required him to wear a uniform?
not necessarily military.

The 1939 index might also help.

Elaine in Ottawa.

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Fred.

Military records for anyone who served in WW2 are still with the M.O.D.

You would need to know which of the services he was in to apply for his record.

Angela

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Hi Elaine,
Many thanks once again for your very kind reply, I have wrote to the War records office to see if they can help me
Would you know how I can obtain a copy birth for person born in Quebec Canada 1896.
I have found a copy of his baptism but nothing comes up for his bith.
My very best wishes.
Fred Wheatcroft.
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Re: SIMEON WHEATCROFT

Hi Angela.
Many thanks for your very kind reply. I have wrote to the war records office to see if they can help.
My very best wishes.
Fred Whetcroft.

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Morning Fred,

Each Provence looks after its own BMD's and I believe they cost about $32.

Doesn't the Baptismal Certificate cover who the parents etc are?

The RC Church kept very good records.

Have a look at this material.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/genealogy/places/Pages/quebec.aspx

Elaine in Ottawa.

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Hi there Fred,
I'm wondering whether he was actually in the forces or maybe Civil Defence i.e fireman, ambulance, Arp or anything like that.

He would have 36 at the outbreak of war that's why I'm thinking more on the Civil side.

Cheers Roger.

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Hi Fred,

From the 1939 register.

148 Greengate Street, Oldham C.B. Lancs.
Florence A. Wheatcroft (Wood), D.O.B. 9 Jun 1903, domestic duties, married.
Harry Wheatcroft, D.O.B. 26 May 1929, at school.
Next three records officially closed.
Neville Wheatcroft, D.O.B. 12 Apr 1934, at school.
Next three records officially closed.

One of the closed records might be a girl called Evelyn.

All the household is numbered, and Florence is number one, so it
does not look like Simeon is with them.

That's if I have the right family.

Moira.

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Hi Moira,
Thank you very much for your very kind reply.I must be No 9 on the 1939 census.
Shortly after this census with the exception of my brother Harry who went to live with my grand mother the rest of the Children were all placed in children's home in and around Oldham. All I can remember about the house it had a green door and a large white pot knob on it. At this time I was told Mum & Dad had separated by this time hence Mum had the name Wood attached to her name But she did not remarry until 1947.
I am going to visit my sister in Oldham next month so I shall call into the archive center to see if they can help me in any way.
My very best wishes.
Fred Wheatcroft.

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Hi Elaine,
Once again thank you very much for your very kind reply and your time and trouble.
The Baptism record I have found is for William Benjamin Horace Jackson Baptized 26 - 08 - 1986 which only gives his fathers name William Jackson & mother name as Harriet Ada Jackson, Baptism Location Quebec (Quebec City) Religion Anglican Anglican saint Mathew's church. the hand writing is very poor to read.
My very best wishes.
Fred Wheatcroft.

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Fred, are you aware that Harriet Ada Beeson married William Jackson in St Neots in Q4 1893?.
Dave

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Where did you find the baptismal information?

I would suggest other than an address and his occupation you have all you need.
It up to you to write to Quebec City if you want the Birth Registration.

The site I gave you tells you how to do it. It also lists the Form you would need
to fill in. I have not idea if you can do it on line.


Elaine in Ottawa.

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