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rob123
26-10-08, 16:50
I know this is taking a liberty :):)but please can someone look up something for me on ancestry. Sidney E Horsfall who I now believed died in WW2 was in the RAF.

Many many thanks

Little Nell
26-10-08, 16:56
Where are you hoping to find him, Rob? I don't think Ancestry has RAF records. And wasn't his first name spelled Sydney?

Elaine ..Spain
26-10-08, 17:01
There is one recorded on the CWGC site

Name: HORSFALL, SIDNEY EDWARD
Initials: S E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit. Sqdn
Age: 27
Date of Death: 04/12/1941
Service No: 921014
Additional information: Son of Herbert and Nellie Horsfall; husband of Stella Horsfall, of Bournemouth, Hampshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 45.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

rob123
26-10-08, 17:42
OOPPS:o yes it was suppose to be Sidney Horsfall feel silly now:confused:
and thank you Elaine

Merry Monty Montgomery
26-10-08, 20:46
I looked for his birth reg yesterday and couldn't see it, but maybe this is the one?

Births Jun 1914
HORSFALL Sydney [E_] Burton Bradford 9b 1[35]5

This is how it's been transcribed on FreeBMD and it's the only Sidney or Sydney with the right middle initial within a five year span. Fits for age with the death record.

I think the page number should be 135, though if you need the cert I wold suggest getting it checked.

Apologies if you have this already!

rob123
26-10-08, 22:03
Thanks for all that information I stumbled across this forum cannot remember how it has been fantastic and I am glad I did,eveyone has made me feel really welome and have been so helpful I would recommand it to anyone, everything I have asked as been asnwered and the information very very welcome. I will do MY best to help in any way I can.

beach102
25-02-10, 16:21
I did find that Sidney Edward Horsfall was born March 3, 1914 in Bradford,Yorkshire. He was a member of the Royal Aero Club #18161 Tricketts Cross Farm in Ferndown Dorset, a farmer, and registered in the Bournemouth Flying Club October 5, 1939. That was the only ancestry record I could find for him. Hope this helps.