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Beverley Report 6 May 2014 23:03

i am looking for a frank curtis who was in national service with a eric thomas in 1958/59


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 6 May 2014 23:11

Without further details, that's a difficult one to sort out.

When approx was Frank born, and where? Guesstimating age when he did NS, would born c 1940 sound about right, or would he have been born before then?

Do you have the names of any siblings he may have had? Any idea of which regiment etc? if so, one of the Forces Associations might be worth trying. Also Forces Reunited.


patchem Report 6 May 2014 23:33

If you look on free bmd;

for Frank Curtis, born 1939 - 1941, you will gain some idea of the number of possible births.

If his name was not Frank, but Francis, you have some additional births.

In addition, have you attempted to contact anyone with Frank/Francis Curtis, of appropriate birth year, in their tree on here?

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Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 May 2014 08:42

Have you tried this site. He may have registered on it

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Kenneth Report 7 May 2014 08:59

Only men born before 1/10/1939 did National Service, my cousin born
1938 did his from 1959 to 1961.


Reggie Report 7 May 2014 09:49

Also, young men who were apprentices often had their National Service deferred until the apprenticeship was completed


Beverley Report 7 May 2014 22:13

i only know his name as frank curtis he lived in Liverpool and had a brother called tony and that he did his national service with my uncle eric thomas in1958/59


Reggie Report 7 May 2014 22:30

Is your uncle alive?

Can he give you any further info?


Reggie Report 7 May 2014 22:33

Plus another thread which has been deleted


patchem Report 7 May 2014 22:45

On your other thread you mention Ashton.

There is a Frank Curtis showing on free bmd born in Ashton in 1941.

Kenneth has claimed that only men born before 1/10/1939 did National Service, whilst Reggie has pointed out that some had service deferred.

I cannot see any brothers for that Ashton birth, just a sister, unfortunately.


patchem Report 7 May 2014 22:54

If Frank was Francis and Tony was Anthony, and your dates of birth are earlier than Detective suggested, these are possible births for them:

Births Jun 1936
CURTIS Francis Wilson Liverpool N
Births Mar 1944
Curtis Anthony J Wilson Liverpool S.


Births Jun 1938
Curtis Francis Roughley Salford
Births Jun 1942
Curtis Anthony R Roughley Salford

How old do you believe Frank to be, compared with your family members - older or younger than Eric?

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 7 May 2014 23:17

Eric was born in 1938 if it helps and seeing as Salford is near Ashton I suspect the one with MMN Roughley is the one you seek.

Edit: Probably the Liverpool one.



Reggie Report 8 May 2014 08:46

Should such recent info be posted on here?

Wouldn't PM have been more discreet?

The man (and his family) may not be aware that he is alleged to have fathered a child........

Consider the potential distress if someone connected to any of the people detailed sees this.............................


Beverley Report 8 May 2014 19:49

Thankyou all for your thoughts and help it is greatly appreciated i only know that when i was a baby i lived for a very short time in Liverpool and my aunties have told me that is where Frank is from so i have thought that is where he is from i know nothing else i was born in 59 and his brother is called Tony and he had a lovely family


Beverley Report 8 May 2014 20:16

my uncle is dead who frank did his national service with


Beverley Report 8 May 2014 20:16

my uncle is dead who frank did his national service with


patchem Report 8 May 2014 20:40

Have you looked to see if any of those possible Francis or Anthony births are in any trees on here?

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 8 May 2014 21:44

Looks like the Liverpool one has a tree on here.



Reggie Report 3 Jun 2014 12:07


Beverley Report 15 Jun 2014 22:57

I have recently found out that Frank Curtis came from or lived in Crosby Liverpool and als had sisters as well as a brother :-( :-)