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1939 Register

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John Report 28 Apr 2022 11:21

I would just like to confirm.

If somebody joined the army on 15th September 1939 seeing that the register is from 29th September is it likely that they would not appear in the register?


nameslessone Report 28 Apr 2022 11:26

As long as he had actually left home then yes.

In my own family females in barracks were included in the 1939.


John Report 28 Apr 2022 11:31

I have not found him when searching at Ancestry.


John Report 28 Apr 2022 12:03

Can somebody try and find him at FMP please?


ArgyllGran Report 28 Apr 2022 12:07

If you tell us his name and DOB, someone will have a look.

Have you found his parents/siblings (if any)?
Where did his family live?


John Report 28 Apr 2022 12:23

Stanley Frank Harrison born October 1918 in Camberwell

I have found his parents living in Kingston, Surrey with 1 closed record I did not think this was him as he died in 1995 so assumed his record would be open. He has siblings that could well be the closed record.


ArgyllGran Report 28 Apr 2022 12:27

(On Ancestry)
Maybe ??? What was his full DOB? DOB's are often slightly "out" on the 1939 Register.

Stanley Harrison
in the 1939 England and Wales Register
Name: Stanley Harrison
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 22 Sep 1918
Residence Date: 1939
Address: 1 Armament Training Camp, Cotford Hull
Residence Place: Holderness, Yorkshire (East Riding), England
Occupation: Grocery Bar Assistant Naafi
Line Number: 2
Schedule Number: 1
Sub Schedule Number: 2
OVSPI: Servant
Enumeration District: Jciw
Borough: Holderness
Registration district: 520/3
Household Members Age
Thomas Gould 28
Stanley Harrison 21
Robert Rafton 61
Sydney J Halford 28
Thomas Harrison 19
George L Wadsworth 22
David L Stephenson 37
Harold Ashton 25
George W R Wardley 25
Joseph R Pocklington 20


ArgyllGran Report 28 Apr 2022 12:43

Regardless of when he died, his record should be open on the Register, because he was born more than 100 years ago. (Unless he was in the forces and not on the Register in the first place, of course.)

"You will see some records covered by a black line in the 1939 Register. These are the records of individuals who were born less than 100 years ago and whose death has not been registered. This is to protect their privacy if they are still alive. The Genealogist, Findmypast and Ancestry regularly update their 1939 Register collections to include more individuals as they become eligible."


John Report 28 Apr 2022 12:44

27th October 1918 is his DoB

I don't think that is him.


ErikaH Report 28 Apr 2022 13:12

If, as originally stated, he had enlisted before the Register was compiled, he will not be recorded in 1939.................,

GOOGLE has the answer...........!!!!!!

Registration of members of the armed forces was dealt with by the military authorities, so the 1939 Register does not include service personnel in military, naval and air force establishments.


John Report 28 Apr 2022 13:28

He joined on 15th September and the register was on 29th. Was it common practice to leave home so quickly after joining?


ErikaH Report 28 Apr 2022 13:57

There was a war in progress………….

My brother-in-law enlisted mid-September and was not with his family on 1939 Register


nameslessone Report 28 Apr 2022 13:59

If my mother is anything to go by then yes he could already have left home. I always knew Mum had signed up right at the beginning of the war and there she is in the female army barracks in the 1939.