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Edgar Grainger Born 18 July-1897 Leeds-Yorkshire

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mouseman Report 9 Feb 2012 13:11

Hello Kathleen.

I have today received the death certificate Of Edgar Granger. age 68.
Ploughley. County of Oxford. but it's the wrong one.

Thank you for trying very hard, to help me in my search, for Edgar.
I can't see any where else to go..........

Thank you to all my helper's.

Margaret x


mouseman Report 18 Jan 2012 18:44

PM sent to Perchino.

Margaret x


mouseman Report 18 Jan 2012 18:42

Hello Flick.

Thank you for searching " WW2 casualties.
Much appreciated.



mouseman Report 17 Jan 2012 16:39


Thank you for your pm. Gerald will take your advice, and we will come back to you.

I will write to the Yorkshire post and check if they have any past employees
records, and again I will come back to you.

Thank you so much for your time and interest spent.
Kindest regards. Margaret x

Kindest regards


Perchino Report 16 Jan 2012 21:15

The Mercury, Leeds was acquired on 26 November 1939 by:

Yorkshire Post Newspapers are publishers of the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post. They are based at offices in Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire. They are ultimately owned by Johnston Press plc.

Have you approached them to see if they have any records of past employees who may have served in the Armed Forces?


Flick Report 16 Jan 2012 10:03

His name does not appear among WW2 casualties on CWGC


mouseman Report 15 Jan 2012 21:59

Hello Perchino

I did correspond with World war 1 forum I found that Edgar had enlisted
when under age and was discharged at a later date, but did re enlist when of age. I have wondered if he enlisted in WW2 and again perhaps lied about his age.?

Regards Margaret x


mouseman Report 15 Jan 2012 21:43

Hello Perchino.

I am sorry I don't know the district, which Edgar moved to in London.
Gerald remembers that his mother told him that Edgar corresponded, using a post box number, which terminated after a short period of time.
Gerald was evacuated to Burley in Wharfedale and his father visited him, at school, just the once, so we are not sure if Edgar returned to Yorkshire.
I don't know who Edgar worked for. I do know he worked for a newspaper in Leeds prior to the family moving to Shefield. I think the paper was called The Mercury
Kind regards.and thank you for your time spent.


Perchino Report 15 Jan 2012 13:15

Hello Margaret,
Do you know which district in London Edgar moved to in 1939? As an Engineer's Clerk who did he work for? Bearing in mind that 1939 was the year WW2 broke out and he appears to have already served in the Armed Forces in WW1 I am wondering what impact WW2 had on his life.
At the moment I cannot see his name obviously on a Passenger List post WW2. The most likely countries for emigration would be Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA.


mouseman Report 14 Jan 2012 18:57

hello Elizabeth.

This is the Edgar Grainger you found 1911 Census household transcription
Grainger Thomas head born 1855
Grainger Jane - wife born 1856
Grainger John - son 1879
grainger Ada -daugh' born 1884
Grainger Thomas -son born1889
Grainger Joseph son - born 1891

Grainger Edgar son - born 1894 age 17 coal mine tipper

Grainger Elsie daughter 1903
Grainger lilian daughter 1907
Grainger Arthur grandson born 1910

Born Fairburn- district Pontifract

Kind regards


mouseman Report 12 Jan 2012 20:44

Hello Elizabeth.

Eveline Mary Grainger death in 1983 is correct. Evelile was Edgar's wife.

With regret the death of Edgar Grainger in Pontifract is the wrong Edgar Grainger. this is the wrong family. I have these details.

We do not have any information on our Edgar Grainger, only as given.
as this appears the only Edgar Grainger on record we wonder if he could have gone abroad.

Thank you so much for your interest.

Margaret x


KathleenBell Report 12 Jan 2012 11:28

I hope Margaret sees your reply Elizabeth as I think the death you found is much more likely to be the one she is looking for.

Kath. x


Elizabeth Report 12 Jan 2012 01:01

`hi margaret have found the following-- Eveline mary grainger Death 1983 J A S Claro yorkshire Edgar Grainger Death 1976 OND Pontefract yorkshire Certificate No 5. 1243 hope this is what your looking for seams quite possible to me as this is the only edgar grainger with an i in it good luck liz


mouseman Report 11 Jan 2012 15:54

Hello Kath.

Thank you for your help. I don't think this is correct but will send for the certificate and will post on here when it arrives.

Thank you again for your help and interest.

Margaret xx


KathleenBell Report 10 Jan 2012 22:36

Could this be a possible death? I know the age doesn't add up properly and the surname is spelt wrongly but I searched for a death of an Edgar Grainger (including name variants) born 1897 +/- 5 years and the only one without a middle initial was this one:-

Name: GRANGER, Edgar
Registration District: Ploughley
County: Oxfordshire
Year of Registration: 1960
Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
Age at death: 68
Volume No: 6B
Page No: 1130

Kath. x


mouseman Report 10 Jan 2012 21:48

As stated on the marriage certificate " Clerk "

Engineers clerk given on The Birth Certificate of his son.

Thank you for looking


Perchino Report 10 Jan 2012 21:36

What was his occupation?


mouseman Report 10 Jan 2012 20:16

Can anyone help me in finding what became of Edgar Grainger.
Edgar was born in Leeds Yorkshire address Harold Street. Burley.Leeds.
Father's name George.. Mother Fanny nee Buckle.
.George born 1890
Jessie born 1892
Clifford born 1899
Arthur born 1900

Edgar born 1897 married Eveline Mary Large in Headingly. Leeds. in June 1921. 1 son Gerald born 1928.
Edgar, Eveline and Gerald moved to Sheffield 1938 Eveline and Gerald returned to Leeds 1939. Edgar moved to London 1939 looking for work.
and lost all touch with his family.
I cannot find a Death Certificate. Any help in bringing closure or finding
any siblings to Gerald would be a bonus.

Regards Margaret.