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  • Laurie Petts no 3 bombers 42 air school Port Elizabeth

    I knew my Mum had this photo album years ago, but she never really mentioned it. She did tell me she was engaged during the war and that he was missing.

    So coincidentally my cousin was messaging me last night saying did I know about him, and today I have been clearing out Mums clothes and there was the album.

    Can take better photos, but can't decide what his name was. Laurie Pera?

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    more photos here


    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...p6Y0hSY1I2MlRR

    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...p6Y0hSY1I2MlRR

    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...p6Y0hSY1I2MlRR

    Been googling around and they were sent to SA for Training.

    Mum was in Finchley by this time, so assume he was from the area. Be interesting if I could find any info on him.

    been one of those days, have Dads navy records and receipts of various funerals etc, also her Pru book, all things recently talked about, will look properly when I get home....along with Mums swimming certs!
    Last edited by cbcarolyn; 21-02-22, 23:24.
    Carolyn
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    Might it be Paris?
    Caroline
    Caroline's Family History Pages
    Meddle not in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

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    • #3
      I've looked for airforce deaths on the CWGC under Laurie, Laurence and Lawrence but haven't found any possibles so it looks like he survived the war.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jill on the A272 View Post
        I've looked for airforce deaths on the CWGC under Laurie, Laurence and Lawrence but haven't found any possibles so it looks like he survived the war.
        Interesting, guess I will never know. Not the sort of thing I would ask dad!
        Carolyn
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        • #5
          cbcarolyn yes, it wouldn't be appropriate to ask your dad. My granny kept photos and letters home from my mum where she was gushing about her male Belgian penfriend when she was a teenager, they came to me via my aunt and I was able to find out about him.

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          • #6
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            Last edited by Beefybeef; 22-02-22, 19:55.

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            • #7
              Looking on FMP civil births:
              How about Laurie Perez born Whitechapel 1899 (maybe too old?)
              Or Lawrence James Pare born Sheppey 1906
              Anne

              Edit to say, looking at the photo he looks too young for either of these.
              Interesting that the surnames Pare and Pers do exist though!
              Last edited by Anne in Carlisle; 22-02-22, 10:55.

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              • #8
                Mum was born 1925, I reckon similar age.

                Thinking she must have met him in Holloway, they were bombed out in Oct 40 and went to Finchley.

                Definitely an odd surname.
                Carolyn
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                • #9
                  It looks like Laurie Pers to me.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GallowayLass View Post
                    It looks like Laurie Pers to me.
                    The last letter isn't an S unless there's something before it too. I'm wondering if anyone but me can see the enhanced version I posted?

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                    • #11
                      Yes, I can see it and all Carolyn's pictures. Looking at all the other letters in the other names I think it most looks like Pare.

                      There's a Laurence Pare born in 1920 on the 1921 census in Leigh, Lancashire. Can't find his birth reg. though so its probably a mis transcription.

                      Anne
                      Last edited by Anne in Carlisle; 22-02-22, 15:39.

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                      • #12
                        Once I get home I will have another search around, you would think a name like that would be easy enough to find.
                        Carolyn
                        Family Tree site

                        Researching: Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon; Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Anne in Carlisle View Post
                          Yes, I can see it and all Carolyn's pictures. Looking at all the other letters in the other names I think it most looks like Pare.

                          There's a Laurence Pare born in 1920 on the 1921 census in Leigh, Lancashire. Can't find his birth reg. though so its probably a mis transcription.

                          Anne
                          It looks like he is on the 1921 census too.

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                          • #14
                            perhaps I can find parents on reg of electors in London. Leigh is a long way from London!
                            Carolyn
                            Family Tree site

                            Researching: Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon; Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
                            Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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                            • #15
                              Juggling with the 1921 search there are 2 other people at his address in Tyldesley with Shakerly: Annie Pare b1899 and John Hilton Pare b 1897

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                              • #16
                                And on the 1939 as
                                John Hilton PARR b 21/5/1897 Railway permanent way labourer
                                Annie PARR b 27/10/1898
                                Lawrence PARR b 23/3/1920 Telephone switch [illegible] LMS R[ailway?]

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Jill on the A272 View Post

                                  It looks like he is on the 1921 census too.
                                  I think that's what I said 😊
                                  Anne

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                                  • #18
                                    Yes, I wasn't paying attention properly as I was cooking at the same time.

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                                    • #19
                                      does that fit for him to be training as a pilot and living in Holloway or Finchley in 1940/41. I will scrutinise the rest of the photos tomorrow, and see if there are any more clues. I like a good mystery.
                                      Carolyn
                                      Family Tree site

                                      Researching: Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon; Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
                                      Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Beefybeef View Post

                                        The last letter isn't an S unless there's something before it too. I'm wondering if anyone but me can see the enhanced version I posted?
                                        I did but now it's gone

                                        Vera

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