103964 Percy Forde PAYNE, MC, Royal Army Chaplain's Department attached 1 Welsh Guards

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  1. dbf

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    Name Payne, Percy Forde
    Rank: Chaplain to the Forces Class 4
    Service No: 103964
    Regiment: Royal Army Chaplain's Department attached 1 Battalion Welsh Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North West Europe 1944-45
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 01 March 1945
    Date 1945
    Catalogue reference WO 373/51
  2. Mark Harris

    Mark Harris New Member

    I am trying to contact anyone related to Rev Percy Forde Payne, i have a letter written by him to my mother, regarding a parcel he found, i would like to speak to any relitive.
  3. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    He features on one tree on ancestry. It is a private one so I can't see any details except his birth in 1906, so have sent an ancestry message to the tree owner.

    Conflicting place of death in these two records, assuming they are him. The will is £ 1.50 to order so may be worth a start.

    Death Cert
    Name: Percy Forde Payne
    Death Age: 62
    Birth Date: Aug 1906
    Registration Date: Jul 1969
    [Aug 1969]
    [Sep 1969]
    Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
    Registration District: Eastbourne
    Inferred County: Sussex
    Volume: 5h
    Page: 586

    From Wills & Admons, but should confirm friends &/or relations

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  4. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    Several mentions of his citation in newspapers in 1945 & a small obituary from 1969.

    Padre’s Bravery With only one man to help him, and exposed for whole day to concentrated shellfire, the Rev. Percy Forde Payne, an Army chaplain of Pont Newynydd, Wales, evacuated nearly 100 casualties from battered aid post during the battle of lie Pas ...
    Published: Tuesday 20 March 1945
    Newspaper: Lancashire Evening Post
    Results for 'percy forde payne' | British Newspaper Archive
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  5. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    Through the ancestry private messaging service I have made contact with the husband of a niece of Percy Forde Payne, who is happy to help and have passed his details on to Mark Harris.

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