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Albert John Frost Underwood

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CarolBU

CarolBU Report 31 Jan 2013 20:58

Served in both WW1 and WW2 born1897 - my beloved grandad .

Mike *

Mike * Report 31 Jan 2013 21:06

What are you looking for Carol ?

His ancestors or his war record ?

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 31 Jan 2013 21:07

and when and where was he born please?

Mike *

Mike * Report 31 Jan 2013 21:08

Actually born 1896

Name: Albert John F Underwood
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1896
Registration district: Birmingham
Inferred County: Warwickshire
Volume: 6d
Page: 58

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 31 Jan 2013 21:08

this him?

name: Albert John Frost Underwood
event: Census
event date: 1911
gender: Male
age: 14
birthplace: Birmingham, Warwickshire
record type: Institution
registration district: Birmingham
sub-district: St Martin
parish: Birmingham
county: Warwickshire

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 31 Jan 2013 21:10

name: John F Underwood
event: Census
event date: 1871
gender: Male
age: 30
relationship to head of household: Head
birthplace: Birmingham, Warwickshire
record type: Household
registration district: Aston
sub-district: Deritend
event parish: Aston
county: Warwickshire
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head John F Underwood M 30 Birmingham, Warwickshire
wife Eliza Underwood F 34 Birmingham, Warwickshire
son Walter Underwood M 6 Birmingham, Warwickshire
son Albert Underwood M 5 Birmingham, Warwickshire
son John T Underwood M 4 Birmingham, Warwickshire
son George W Underwood M 2 Birmingham, Warwickshire

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 31 Jan 2013 21:11

????

Name: A J F Underwood
Medal or Award: RN Long Service and Good conduct Medal
Service Year: 1925-1930


Was the Navy his career?


Name: Albert John F Underwood
Birth Date: 3 Jun 1896
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1976
Age at Death: 79
Registration district: Yeovil
Inferred County: Somerset
Volume: 23
Page: 2026

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 31 Jan 2013 21:12

name: Albert Underwood
event: Census
event date: 31 Mar 1901
gender: Male
age: 4
relationship to head of household: Son
birthplace: Birmingham, Warwickshire
record type: Household
registration district: Aston
sub-district: Deritend
ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity
civil parish: Aston
county: Warwickshire

Mike *

Mike * Report 31 Jan 2013 21:14

in 1911 aged 14 he was working as a pageboy in a hotel company

This MAY be him in 1901

George Underwood 31
Allee Underwood 31 - ( actually reads ALICE)
Albert Underwood 4 <<<<
Christi Underwood 1

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 31 Jan 2013 21:25

Description: Name Underwood, Albert John Frost
Official Number: SS5044
Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire
03-06-1896

(Navy Record available from below link £3.36)

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/royal-naval-seamen.htm

Chris :)

CarolBU

CarolBU Report 31 Jan 2013 21:55

Thanks all for your replies. I know his date of birth and family records back to 1816 or so. I have navy records (£3.36!) showing him at HMSVictory - Naval Barracks Portsmouth and HMS Excellent - Gunnery Training School Whale Island. (1914) He was still serving in the navy or fleet air arm in 1924 - left at some point and rejoined prior to WW2 and was at HMS Champion Sheerness.

He was still in the Navy/Fleet Air Arm in 1923 - gosh and he walked with a navy roll so he must have been at sea for a while! (I know cos I worked on cruise liners in the 70s) He ended up at Yeovilton.

My father also volunteered for the navy at the start of WW2 and had something to do with developing radar - all very hush-hush.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 31 Jan 2013 22:06

so what exactly do you want then Carol :-)