Albert Leonard Plumb

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Notforgotten, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Notforgotten

    Notforgotten Member

    Greetings all. This is my first post.
    I realise that this might be a bit of a long-shot, but I wonder if anyone might be able to help with any information on the above, or how I might be able to trace his service records.
    The only information that I can offer is his name; Albert Leonard Plumb, and his d.o.b. which is 21st August 1918. He was from Birmingham England, possibly Aston.
    Many thanks for looking.
  2. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    You have what you need right there? The service records are only held by the MoD. you will need to apply to them

  3. Notforgotten

    Notforgotten Member

    Thank you for your reply Mr. Jinks. If his name and d.o.b. is enough, I will do as you say.
    Thanks again and best regards.
  4. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

  5. Notforgotten

    Notforgotten Member

    Many thanks Lesley.
    After looking at the form, I notice that they seem to require a service number and a death certificate, neither of which I have access to. The gentleman was a cousin of mine, and I am not his next of kin, so I suspect that I might be falling somewhat short of requirements?
  6. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    Just get a copy of the death certificate from the General Register Office if you can find which one it is. Someone may come along to help you with the reference for this so you can apply. They only cost about 9 or 10 quid.

    No you don't need his service number but you do need his FULL date of birth. The MOD can usually find records from this.

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  7. Notforgotten

    Notforgotten Member

    Thank you very much Lesley. I should be able to get hold of his death certificate no probs.
    Your help is very much appreciated.
    Best regards.
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  8. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    I can only find one Alfred Leonard Plumb died 1st September 1949 at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridgeshire , Home address of 42 High Street Cherryhinton,Cambs ? Any relation to your A L Plumb? Do you know when your cousin died?

  9. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    These MAY be him?

    GRO Birth
    First name(s) ALBERT L
    Last name PLUMB
    Birth year 1918
    Birth quarter 3
    Registration month -
    Mother's last name Millward
    District Aston
    County Warwickshire
    Country England
    Volume 6D
    Page 902

    GRO Death
    First name(s) ALBERT LEONARD
    Last name PLUMB
    Gender Male
    Birth day 21
    Birth month 8
    Birth year 1918
    Age -
    Death quarter 2
    Death year 2004
    District Sandwell
    District number 070/1
    Register number C72
    Entry number 006
    Date of registration mm/yy 0504
    County Staffordshire
    Country England

    Royal Artillery attestations 1883-1942 Transcription
    First name(s) A. L.
    Last name Plumb
    Age -
    Birth year -
    Birth place -
    Attestation year 1938
    Service number 1492010
    Former service number -
    Record set Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942
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  10. Notforgotten

    Notforgotten Member

    No Kyle, that isn't him. I have him on Ancestry as "Death registered May 2004 aged 85 in Sandwell West Midlands, but many thanks to you for looking.
  11. Notforgotten

    Notforgotten Member

    Thank you Tony56. His mother's maiden name was definitely Millward, and the death details are correct too. Thanks to your efforts it would seem that I now have his service number too. I am very much obliged to you.
    According to his sister, who is in her nineties, and prone to being a little " confused" at times, he was in the R.A. but at some point moved into some type of special forces, whatever that may mean.
    Many thanks once again for your help.
  12. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Nice to see you made it here from GWF and that you now have all you need to apply for his Service Records, which should give you the full details.
    Just ensure you ask for ALL records they may hold, just in case there is something "useful" they may hold.
    I hope you can find enough to help his wife know some more about her husband, it may help stir some old memories that will add more to the collective family history.
  13. Notforgotten

    Notforgotten Member

    Thanks Kevin, and thanks once again to everyone for their input and help. It is all very much appreciated.
  14. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    1492010 is definitely a Royal Artillery service number.
  15. Notforgotten

    Notforgotten Member

    Thanks Steve.

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