981034 Bombardier Makinson A

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  1. Koen

    Koen Member

    Hello gents and lady,

    I bought this spoon that was found on the Bray-dunes beach. The spoon has been marked with regimental number 981034.
    After some searching I found the owner of the spoon on powvets.com. His name is Bombardier Makinson A. I assume he spent the rest of the war as a POW in Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony at Stalag XI-B
    I wondered if it was possible to find Bombardier Makinson unit. Or does somebody know what arty unit where in the neighbourhood.

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    Regards Koen,
     
  2. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Koen, I suspect the first option is to see if he completed a POW questionnaire upon his release (they're held at Kew). It may state unit.

    Going on from there, if cost and time are no object, you could search for date of death if he is deceased, obtain copy death certificate and then pay for a copy of his army records.
     
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  3. jmcq

    jmcq Junior Member

    wrong posting
     
  4. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    981034 MAKINSON Arthur Bdr. joined the Royal Artillery in 1939.

    He appears to have been evacuated from France and captured at a later date. The Lancashire Evening Post 24/3/45 features an article telling of his capture in Holland in December 1944. it also states that he was from Southport.

    I have found :
    Arthur Makinson Born 3 Q 1913 Ormskirk Lancashire.

    Possibly:
    MAKINSON Arthur Born 19/6/1913 Died 3 Q 1990 Doncaster.


    POW liberation paperwork or service records would confirm this.

    Guy
     

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  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Well done Guy
     
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Well found Guy

    From a family tree:


    ARTHUR MAKINSON
    Birth 19 Jun 1913 in AINSDALE,FORMBY,LANCASHIRE. - I presume this is close to Ormskirk ??
    Death Aug 1990 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England


    Name: A Makinson
    Rank: Bombardier
    Army Number: 981034
    Regiment: Royal Artillery
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: XI-B
    Camp Location: Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony
    Record Office: Royal Artillery (Field) Record Office, Foots Cray, Sidcup, Kent
    Record Office Number: 5

    TD
     
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  7. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    TD,
    That fits,
    Thanks
    Guy
     
  8. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    He died more than 20 years ago then. This means that his full records can be applied for which will be the only way to find out who he served with in 1940. Presumably he left his small pack on the beach.
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    And I wonder what that 'Special Mission' in 1944 was
     
  10. Koen

    Koen Member

    Many thanks to all of you.


    How and where can I apply for his army records?

    Regards Koen
     
  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  12. Jim mitchell

    Jim mitchell Junior Member

    This might be your man. From the local press in Doncaster during WW2
     

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  13. Jim mitchell

    Jim mitchell Junior Member

    Another write up
     

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  14. Jim mitchell

    Jim mitchell Junior Member

    And another
     

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  15. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    From info in the press cuttings :

    Marriage details
    Name: Arthur Mackinson (note different spelling)
    Spouse Surname: Bates
    Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1943
    Registration district: Don Valley
    Inferred County: Doncaster
    Volume Number: 9c
    Page Number: 1401


    Name: Margaret Bates
    Spouse Surname: Makinson (spelling correct this time)
    Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1943
    Registration district: Don Valley
    Inferred County: Doncaster
    Volume Number: 9c
    Page Number: 1401

    If you intend to obtain his service records then a copy of his death cert will be necessary

    Name: Arthur Makinson
    Birth Date: 19 Jun 1913
    Date of Registration: Aug 1990
    Age at Death: 77
    Registration district: Doncaster
    Inferred County: Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire
    Volume: 3
    Page: 438

    TD
     
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