Marine GEORGE STANLEY HALL PO/X 111875, No. 45 R.M. Commando., Royal Marines

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by CL1, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    omg thanks, i spoke to my family and that is his mothers maiden name! so that is his birth certificate
  2. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    Its strange because I cant find a Death certificate of any kind
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Post 10 has his death cert details - if you contact Worthing Registrars office they can (for a small fee) provide a copy of his death cert


    edited to add:
    Perhaps contact the Commando Vets Assoc - and ask them if they have any details
  4. smdarby

    smdarby Well-Known Member

    It's also worth mentioning the Royal Marines Association. They have a guestbook page on their website where you can seek info from other members.
  5. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    okay i will look on the Royal Marines Association website, I have asked on the commando vets website but they just said to ask MoD and pay the fee of £30. They were also looking for his gravestone to put in their album.
  6. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron


    If you can wait a bit longer for forum members who are more familiar with the Royal Marines to see your posts to come along, I am sure you will get more information within the next couple of days. Research just takes a little more time :wink:

  7. CL1

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

    More photos

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  8. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    Thank you, I was just up there on Monday.
    Can anyone read the writing on the poppies?
    It looks like my grandfathers hand writing. I just can't read the writing.
    Cheers, Jsavage00


    I can read: Dear Brother Sonny

    always remembered

    sister Connie and Brother Pete

    That's all I can read.
  9. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Hi from what I can make out it reads :

    Our dear brother Sonny

    Loved and remembered every day
    from brother Peter (surname not clear)
    and sister Connie (surname not clear)

    Hope this helps.

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  10. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    Thanks Lotus7,

    I am not sure if they are their surnames.
    Tomorrow I will check with my father and if he can not read it then I will have to check on my family tree once I receive it. One mystery leads to another, haha.
    I can't ask them either because they sadly passed away late last year.
    I find it very interesting looking back into my families past and that.

    Hopefully more information is found and maybe a few photo's of him. I would like to know what battles he fought etc. Hopefully he wrote a diary.
    My father was given his pistol, his knife and a Nazi knife but my grandfather took them away from him because he was too young.
    Thanks everyone!
    Hopefully more information is found!

  11. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    I concur, could the name after Peter it be another brother or maybe his wife. And for Connie her surname.
    Good luck with your research, keep us posted please.

  12. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    I found out more information about my great-uncle from my family, what had happened is that he survived the war and when he came back to training, they were meant to be using blanks but someone shot him with a live bullet and he died instantly. If anyone else can find more information about this incident and it will be very appreciated.
  13. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    He Also survived d-day and that
  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I would suggest you re read the above and start by obtaining a copy of his death certificate. Also apply for his service records as previously detailed. These are factual documents that may provide information, but at least they are a concrete start to finding out further information.

  15. smdarby

    smdarby Well-Known Member

    How far are you from Portsmouth? You could make an appointment to see a curator at the RM Museum (see their website).
  16. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    I'm in London so I'm quite far from Portsmouth but my dad said he might take to me to Dunkirk for my 16th so if I have a chance I'd go then.
  17. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    You seem able to have a Family Tree being provided by some members of your family, plus the headstone in Islington Cemetery was placed there in 2011 by "family members" (see Post #1 now on this thread).
    Whilst you may not have the money, surely your family can purchase his Records for you as a research project or birthday/Xmas present? Or at least the Death Certificate so you can find out a bit more. A death from a live round on a training exercise using blanks should have involved an inquest if not a military court martial to establish the facts.
    There may be newspaper reports from Worthing or wherever the exercise was being held (he may not have died instantly but been taken by ambulance to a specialist gunshot or whatever ward in a hospital near Worthing but actually quite far away from where the incident occurred. (They were reported as being near Bexhill and Eastbourne).

    You could email the Royal Marines base and ask for your request to be forwarded to their Records and Archives section.
    Googling using his name, date etc may throw up some interesting leads, keep on till you've gone through several pages, don't just quit after one page.

    We're not here as a service, we're all private individuals spending our time (and often money) for various research subscriptions and organisations, and spread all over the world (look where Tricky Dicky is, yet he has spent an awful lot of time on your various requests).

    Research is a learning curve and a Family Tree is a basic requirement to help fit all the pieces you have together and see if other pieces fit or not.
    Accuracy in helping provide a full and correct account for you takes time.
    At 15, there never seems to be enough time, but rest assured, there is plenty, so why not put things together using what you know and what we have provided, plus any other family details as this is a good way to keep in touch with outlying family that obviously still remember Sonny.
  18. Jsavage00

    Jsavage00 Active Member

    Hi again, I just received my family tree and it says George's birth was 2 Dec 1922
    Does anyone know a website where I can find dates of peoples births/deaths for free or maybe a forum because my ancestors in the 1700's/1800's dont have any dates. Thanks
  19. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Try - - I would suggest to start with the present and only use what you definitely as true and work backwards in time, and double check any results if you can. You should be able to go back to 1840's fairly easily, but after that its down to luck and how wealthy your ancestors were.

  20. CL1

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

    Give Islington Cemetery a call 020 7527 8300
    explain who you are and see if they have further family members details listed that they can share with you.
    Or at least ask them to make contact on your behalf.
    I have found them very helpful in the past


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