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Sqd Ldr David Jeffrey Meninsky/Menin

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~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 12 Jun 2023 16:40

Hi...can any one help find info on the above man. He is my father, DOB Aug 1918, died Isle of Man 1986.

He was in the Secret Service and travelled all over the world. He worked with Ian Smith Rhodisia and god knows who else.

His Secret Service Records are very elusive.

His 3rd Wife Margaret Watterson (from the Isle of Man) is also very elusive and had some kind of hold on him. Her daughter Susan is also very elusive. I presume Susan still lives on The Isle of Man.

Any info would be great...many thanks..

jude heather


ArgyllGran Report 12 Jun 2023 18:13

Re his Secret Service records - have you tried all the links suggested in your other thread?

Chances are - Secret Service records can't be made public . (I don't know - I'm just guessing.)

Before we risk posting anything online, is Margaret still living?


ArgyllGran Report 12 Jun 2023 18:18

Margaret G Watterson
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
Name: Margaret G Watterson
Registration Date: Apr 1969[May 1969] [Jun 1969]
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration District: Horsham
Inferred County: Sussex
Spouse: David Menin
Volume Number: 5h
Page Number: 1276

Margaret Glenn Menin
in the Web: Isle of Man, Burial Index, 1598-2003
Name Margaret Glenn Menin
Age 66 Years
Birth Year abt 1922
Burial Date 26 Jul 1988
Burial Place Onchan, Isle of Man
Biography 66 years. Cremated.


ArgyllGran Report 12 Jun 2023 18:40

For helpers' reference -

Susan was born 1943 in Worthing RD, middle initial J - daughter of a previous wife.

Married David Lowrie in 1961, in Worthing RD.

Maybe her death ????

GRO Reference: DOR Q3/2020 in WILTSHIRE (799-1C) Entry Number 520804038

Yes, you have her death on your Ancestry tree, Jude..


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 12 Jun 2023 22:32

Thank you for this info.....That Susan is my sister Susan Meninsky/Menin/Lowrie....not Margaret Wattersons daughter...Margaret Watterson also had a son, David l think, he committed suicide, as did his mother, so no she is not alive...l think she died in Eastbourne 1996

My sister Margaret Tedder and myself enquired years ago re secret service and were told we had to wait 30yrs, that has since increased to 50yrs but dont know when that was!

My family were: Hilda Joan Meninsky/Menin/Stendera, (mum) David Jeffrey Meninsky/Menin, retired Sqd Ldr.(father) Margaret Eileen Meninsky/Menin/Moffat/Tedder. Janet Davinia Meninsky/Menin. Susan Meninsky/Menin/Lowrie/Caldwell. 3 sisters.


ArgyllGran Report 13 Jun 2023 10:04

For the Secret Service records, it seems you need to go back to whoever you asked before, and clarify the situation.

The death you think might be Margaret's:

Margaret Watterson
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Margaret Watterson
Death Age: 71
Birth Date: 8 Mar 1925
Registration Date: Mar 1996
Registration District: Eastbourne
Inferred County: East Sussex
Register Number: B61E
District and Subdistrict: 4541B
Entry Number: 64

The only way to be sure one way or the other is to buy a copy of the death cert.


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 16 Jun 2023 22:28

Many many thanks....will get ack if l find anything more..


Kay???? Report 11 Aug 2023 19:14

Portsmouth Evening \Post 1954 carries and article,(army)
abt David Menin of Haresfield line mentions he joined the RAP in 1936,