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    How were temporary residents treated in the 1939 Register?

    In the 1939 Register George H Canton b1912 is shown living at 7 Saint Vincents Close, Bridge-Blean RD, Kent. FMP shows the location to be in Littlebourne. However in the 1939 Electoral Roll he is shown as living in 6 Arden St Gillingham. Now he had a shop next door in Arden St so I think the sojourn in Littlebourne must have been temporary. In a census the address is recorded as where they are on census night regardless of how temporary but since the 1939 one was for rationing purposes I would have though that they would want the permanent address. Does anyone know?

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    Was his sojourn with relatives who were not very well off. He might have trying to be kind and let them collect rations in his name in the hope nobody would notice? There were no computers to cross check in those days.

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      #3
      Not all shops had accommodation, my great grandfather has two grocers shops, lived over one and the other was a single storey lockup.

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        #4
        Originally posted by GallowayLass View Post
        Was his sojourn with relatives who were not very well off. He might have trying to be kind and let them collect rations in his name in the hope nobody would notice? There were no computers to cross check in those days.
        They were the only people in the property. I know of no close relatives so far from Gillingham.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Jill on the A272 View Post
          Not all shops had accommodation, my great grandfather has two grocers shops, lived over one and the other was a single storey lockup.
          His accommodation was next door to his shop. I don't know if they were on the same lease or if he was just lucky enough to live so close.

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            #6
            do you know the date of the 1939 reg of electors? I assume October as now?
            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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              #7
              I think it was 29th September of the top of my head.
              anne EDIT talking rubbish! Read the question Anne! That date was the 1939 Register nit the electoral roll, sorry.

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