identify British battledress BETTSWORTH 5883792

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  1. Ben14

    Ben14 Member


    I am looking for information about a battledress found near Caen (Normandy)
    there is a name on it, with a service number

    BETTSWORTH 5883792

    Does the service number help identify his Regiment and if so where do I research to find details.

    Many thanks.



  2. Tricky Dicky

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  3. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Private J L Bettsworth, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, wounded 8th August 1944. The Service Number is 5888792

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  4. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    5888792 BETTSWORTH John Leslie Pte. Royal Warwickshire Regiment
    16th April 1914 Wandsworth, London - 2Q 1978 Lambeth, London
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  5. Ben14

    Ben14 Member


    many thanks for yours answers!!!! it's very interesting information

    it's possible to have information with just a serial number ?

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  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    With a death cert you could obtain his service records
    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: John Leslie Bettsworth
    Death Age: 64
    Birth Date: 16 Apr 1914
    Registration Date: Jun 1978
    Registration district: Lambeth
    Inferred County: Greater London
    Volume: 14
    Page: 0159


    You could donate it to family if he had some - need a search for that
    From a Family tree on Ancestry
    John Leslie Bettsworth
    BIRTH 16 APR 1914 • Wandsworth, London, England
    DEATH JUN 1978 • Lambeth, Greater London, England


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