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My late uncle Ralp's DOB

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David Report 1 Jul 2013 18:59

Can any one help please?
I am seeking the date of birth of my late uncle RALPH ATKINSON

He was killed in action while serving as a stoker first class aboard CORVETTE HMS BLUBELL.
Torpedoed 1944 while escorting Russian Convoys.
He was born approx 1924, not certain of the year.
I've searched through GR unsuccessfully.

His Father was Thomas Atkinson born 1880.
I'd appreciate it if any one could tell me uncle Ralph,s date of birth

Thank you in anticipation.


jax Report 1 Jul 2013 19:02

Where was he born? or where was his father from?


jax Report 1 Jul 2013 19:05

Rank:Stoker 1st ClassService No:P/KX 178266Date of Death:17/02/1945Regiment/Service:Royal Navy H.M.S. Bluebell Panel ReferencePanel 89, Column 3.MemorialPORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL


David Report 1 Jul 2013 19:11

Thank you jax for your prompt reply.

How do I get his DOB from your kind reply?


David Report 1 Jul 2013 19:13

He was born in Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland


jax Report 1 Jul 2013 19:15

You will have to purchase his birth cert if you know who his father married

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 1 Jul 2013 19:17

David , do you know his mother's name, that would help to pinpoint the marriage of his father, and then that can be used to find his birth, as the mother's maiden name will show in the index.


MarieCeleste Report 1 Jul 2013 19:27

Hello David, if he was your uncle then obviously a brother of your mother or father.

What is the maiden name of their mother on their birth record (assuming post 1911)?

As you'll be aware, there are a lot of Atkinsons here in Newcastle.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 1 Jul 2013 19:28

Sorry deleted post as I was way off with dates :-S


Graham Report 1 Jul 2013 20:43

maybe him?

First Name RALPH H
Birth Year 1923
Gender M
Mother's Maiden Name ASTLEY
Year 1923
Country England
County Northumberland
Event Quarter 2
Volume 10B
Page 669


MarieCeleste Report 1 Jul 2013 20:59

Good possibility Graham as Castle Ward also covers north Newcastle.

(Can't type for laughing at avatar) ;-)


jax Report 1 Jul 2013 21:09

Think that one could of died in Derbyshire 1994?


patchem Report 1 Jul 2013 21:18

If it is the correct birth then these are siblings, and I cannot see a marriage (unless the Mother had been married before)
Births Dec 1919
Atkinson Joseph W Astley Castle W. 10b 798
Births Sep 1921
Atkinson Eleanor Astley Castle W. 10b 765
Births Jun 1923
Atkinson Ralph H Astley Castle W. 10b 669
Births Mar 1925 )
Atkinson Ann S Astley Castle W. 10b 639
Births Sep 1926
Atkinson William Astley Castle W. 10b 609
They do not appear to be in David's tree.


ArgyllGran Report 1 Jul 2013 21:19

IF it's him, there are no likely marriages on FreeBMD. Apart from two before Thomas was born, there's only this one, which is far too late, unless Ralph's parents didn't marry until after his death :

Marriages Jun 1945 (>99%)
Astley Eva Atkinson Luton 3b 1199
ATKINSON Thomas C Astley Luton 3b 1199


patchem Report 1 Jul 2013 21:27

David has May Atkinson, 1922, Newcastle in his tree.

Also May Atkinson, 1921.

And Thomas, 1920, Newcastle.

And George 1920, and Ethel 1919.

Lots of cousins?


Reggie Report 1 Jul 2013 22:30

Who did his father marry?


David Report 2 Jul 2013 09:18

Mother was Janet Dodds wife of Thomas Atkinson
Janet died of bowel cancer 1944


Reggie Report 2 Jul 2013 09:40

Having all the info makes a difference

Marriages Sep 1928 (>99%)
Atkinson Thomas Dodds Newcastle T. 10b 225
Dodds Janet A Atkinson Newcastle T. 10b 225

Was Janet a second wife? Was Thomas her second husband?

Deaths Dec 1944 (>99%)
Atkinson Janet A 61 Newcastle T. 10b 179


David Report 2 Jul 2013 09:47

YES, Janet had been married before,so had Thomas Atkinson


Reggie Report 2 Jul 2013 09:47

You refer to Ralph as your uncle....please say which of his siblings was your parent..........and when/where he/she was born

Please also read, and comment on, all the info people have posted.