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Jeanette Report 29 Dec 2019 01:19

How will I find out where my father served during the war his name was William Thomas harold tibbles from Bethnal Green London. Born May 8th 1918.
Thank you


ArgyllGran Report 29 Dec 2019 10:04

WW2 army records are not online.

If you know his service number you can apply for a copy of his army record. It will cost £30, and will take weeks if not months to arrive.

Details and application forms here:

However, it may not give you a great deal of detail, as I discovered from my own father's WW2 record.

If you know what regiment or part of the army he was with, you can research that and see where they were deployed.


KathleenBell Report 29 Dec 2019 10:15

This is him in the 1939 register with his mother and sister:-

13 Busby Street, Bethnal Green, London, England

First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number

Emma S Tibbles 25 Dec 1880 Female Box Maker (Cardboard) Widowed 165 1
Florence Sproule (Tibbles) 17 Feb 1922 Female Gown Machinist Single 165 2
William T H Tibbles 08 May 1918 Male Salesman & Stock Keeper In Boot & Shoe Warehouse Single 165 3<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 29 Dec 2019 10:20

If he was already in the army when he married then you may find his army number on his marriage certificate:-

First name(s) WILLIAM T H
Last name TIBBLES
Marriage quarter 1
Marriage year 1941
Registration month -
MarriageFinder ™

WILLIAM T H TIBBLES married one of these people

Mary Cook

Spouse's last name Cook
District Scarborough
District number -
County Yorkshire
Country England
Volume 9D
Volume as transcribed 9D
Page number 801
Record set England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005

Kath. x