1939- blacked out as too young? or new child?

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  1. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    1939 has my 3rs cousin x 1 rem'd with her Husband in Chelmsford. Amy Ashby b. 1891 hubby Frank b. 1889. Their only remaining child ( known to me), was born in Sep. Q 1922 in Chelsea, making him probably 16-17yrs.

    He was killed in Brussells 16 Dec. 1944 -"Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve".
    Would his names still be unreadable at this time?

    I have seen much younger children named.

    Would I be just amusing myself to ask for this line to be opened giving just the commemorative certificate of war death as legal proof 'or overseas equivalent' to send to FMP?
     
  2. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    This is what FMP say Wendy.

    "You will need to provide evidence that the individual has passed away and we can only accept a copy of an official death certificate (issued by the General Register Office or overseas equivalent) so please ensure you have this document before proceeding. If we do not receive this valid proof of death, we will be unable to proceed with a search."

    National Archives say the same.:(
     
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  3. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    My uncle was killed at El Alemein in 1942 and his entry is not redacted, so your RAF lad should be an open entry too - perhaps it is another child (or a grandchild?)
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I went for it Anne, & sent PDF of Commerative certificate from CWG- Brussells
    which gives his death & parents names. Either they will or they won't. perhaps there hadn't been anyone to query it earlier. Father died 1945 Essex , Mother 1974 Braintree, Essex. I'm hoping death & burial 16 Dec.,Schoonselhof Cemetery V.D. 39 Belgium will suffice. If not don't look for updates on this post. :D
    Earlier child b. 1920 also died 1920 Chelsea. Not found another child to this couple.
     
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    As they say, "You've got to be in it to win it".
     
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  6. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Good luck. I hope that if they do agree to open the record that you don't have to wait too long.
     
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