Helen Teresa Allen (Allan) W73103 - Royal Signals

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by SwissTony, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. SwissTony

    SwissTony New Member

    I am looking to find our more information regarding Helen Teresa Allen (Allan) and her time in the Royal Signals regiment.

    The information I do have is as follows;

    Born: 1922 Cavan, Ireland
    Regiment: Royal Signals regiment
    Service No: W73103 (not sure if this is 100% correct)

    Married: - John W Wilson
    Parents: John and Mary Allen (Allan)

    If anyone is able to provide me with more information regarding her service I would be most grateful.


  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Tony - welcome

    The best and really only way to truthfully answer your questions would be for you to obtain her service records, these can ONLY be obtained from the MOD and the link is - Request records of deceased service personnel

    Do you know when they got married and/or where??

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  3. SwissTony

    SwissTony New Member

    Hi TD

    Not sure, just checking with a family member, will let you know if I find out the details.

    Thanks for the other info.

  4. SwissTony

    SwissTony New Member

    Hi TD,

    Found out that they were married in Cavan, Ireland on 5th September 1942.

  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958
    Name: John William Wilson
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep, 1942
    Registration district: Cavan, Ireland
    Volume: 3
    Page Number: 74
    FHL Film Number: 101578
    Records on Page:
    Ellen Allen

    OK - so it looks as though you need to be careful as she is shown here as Ellen not Helen. There is also a family tree on Ancestry - details
    John William Wilson
    BIRTH 10 OCTOBER 1912 • Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh, N. Ireland
    DEATH 31 MARCH 2007 • Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh, N. Ireland

    Helen Teresa Allen
    BIRTH 12/5/1922 • Cavan, Ireland
    DEATH 16/2/2012 • Blackburn, Lancashire, England

    Although I have as yet to find her death certificate details which is what you need to obtain her service records. It seems from the family that they had a number of children (10)

  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Now I know why I cannot find her in England .....................
    UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current
    Name: Helen Teresa Wilson
    Death Date: 16 Feb 2012
    Cemetery: St Mary's Roman Catholic Newtownbutler
    Burial or Cremation Place: County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
    Has Bio?: Y
    Spouse: John Billy Wilson
    Children: Martin George Wilson

    So Swisstony I think we now know where you need to go to next


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