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Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by spitfire826, Feb 22, 2021 at 12:31 PM.

  1. spitfire826

    spitfire826 Junior Member

    Hi everyone.....
    I am ex RN FAA mainly based in Culdrose, Cornwall. I kneel and bow in honour to members and heroes who were involved in any military capacity...

    I am looking for a little help and guidance in looking into details of my grandfather, Bertie Charles Thomas Adams, Po. J97026 based at HMS JACKDAW, RNAS CRAIL and was involved in a car accident 10th February 1943...I am looking for any further information of the accident.

    many thanks

    Darren
     
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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Darren

    Welcome

    Firstly you should obtain his service records from the MOD - forms here - Request records of deceased service personnel it may or may not contain of his accident but either way its the best place to start

    Secondly I am sure other members will be along who have access to newspapers of the day who would probably have reported the incident

    TD
     
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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Welcome Darren.
     
  4. CL1

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

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  5. CL1

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

    Please find attached his headstone from my photo collection.
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    PETTY OFFICER BERTIE CHARLES THOMAS ADAMS
    Service Number: C/J 97026
    Regiment & Unit/Ship

    Royal Navy

    Date of Death
    Died 10 February 1943

    Age 38 years old

    Buried or commemorated at
    ISLINGTON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM

    Sec. N. Block 11. Grave 20676P.

    United Kingdom


    • Country of ServiceUnited Kingdom
    • Additional InfoSon of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Adams; husband of Gertrud Ida Martha Adams, of Holloway. London.
    • Personal InscriptionIN LOVING MEMORY OF A DEVOTED HUSBAND AND FATHER. WE SHALL MEET AGAIN
    Download certificate




    BURIED OR COMMEMORATED AT
    ISLINGTON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM
    MiddlesexUnited Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 621
    View cemetery details
     
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  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960
    Name: Bertie Charles Thomas Adams
    Event: Death
    Birth Date: 6 Oct 1904
    Birth Place: Tottenham, London
    Death Date: 10 Feb 1943
    Death Age: 38
    44994_adm_104_127-0013.jpg
    Gives a location

    UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1848-1939
    Name: Bertie Charles Thomas Adams
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 6 Oct 1904
    Birth Place: Tottenham, London
    First Service Date: 20 Apr 1920
    First Ship Served On: Ganges
    Last Service Date: 24 Sep 1925
    Last Ship Served On: Pembroke I
    Service Number: J97026
    43283_adm_188_841-0026.jpg

    There are a few more files/records for him on Ancestry


    TD
     
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  7. spitfire826

    spitfire826 Junior Member

    my word guys....I was expecting a response in a couple of days, with minimal expectation...thanks so much.
    some of the info, I already have...but thank-you......
    I have the first half of his service record...it goes upto 1926 and then I have sent request to vets uk for the second half upto 1943.
    I have visited his grave a couple of times because it was over grown, you couldn't even see it.. I also have a family tree started with ancestry, so I will take another look..
    many thanks everyone...
    Darren
     
  8. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Source Registers Of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings A - Blyth
    First name(s) Bertie Charles Thomas
    Last name Adams
    Service number C/J 97026
    Birth year 1904
    Birth date 06 Oct 1904
    Birth place Tottenham, London
    Death year 1943
    Death date 10 Feb 1943
    Death place Near Gates of Montrave Hospital, Nr Crail
    Rating P O
    Vessel HMS Jackdaw
    Type Armed Forces
    War Second World War, 1939-1945
    Branch of service R N
    Place HMS Jackdaw
    Archive reference ADM 104/127
    Adams.jpg

    Records
    Adams records.jpg

    Edit: sorry Tricky, see you have already posted them!
     
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  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  10. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Can't find a present day Montrave Hospital but I wonder if this country house was commandeered during the war, unfortunately now demolished but the footprint can be seen on satellite maps.
    Montrave House | Canmore

    Here are the gates.
    Montrave House.jpg
    Newspapers confirm the hospital existed during the war, it closed in 1946.
    Montrave.jpg
     
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  11. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard Darren. As you’ve already found, they’re a great bunch here, helped me a lot.

    Ah, Cornwall, my favourite place in the whole world and where we want to live. I’ve lost track of how many times we’ve driven past Culdrose for a bit of shopping at Sainsbury’s in Helston (other stores are available) on our way to and from the holiday cottages we loved to stay in at Church Cove or Poldhu.

    The police car that always seemed to be parked up on the entrance by the main road threw me the first time we drove past, thought it was a speed trap and duly cruised by at 29mph lol, but then it dawned on me it must have been the RNP or MPs d’oh.

    Good luck with your research.
     

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