Mystery SAS Man?

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Verrieres, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Andy,

    I was a little surprised at the number of CWGC without a Service Number during my visits to Berlin CWGC.

    So it is not unusual.

    Regards
    Tom
     
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  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers peeps.......Scratching head as to where to go next.

    Arkrite

    There would only be a coroners report if it was classed as a 'sudden death'. If a Dr is happy to sign a death cert. then there is normally no involvement from the Police or the local Coroner's office.

    Cheers
     
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    It's just as likely that this chap died of Cancer, a car accident, or something, years after leaving, or even was just obsessed with the Unit.
    The '1982' immediately raises a Falklands eyebrow but as Diane says; a private stone can have whatever the Vicar/authority deems acceptable.
    A military reference doesn't necesarily imply a question that can be answered from a military perspective.
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It's just as likely that this chap died of Cancer, a car accident, or something, years after leaving, or even was just obsessed with the Unit.
    The '1982' immediately raises a Falklands eyebrow but as Diane says; a private stone can have whatever the Vicar/authority deems acceptable.
    A military reference doesn't necesarily imply a question that can be answered from a military perspective.

    That was a thought....There are plenty of Walter's out there :)
     
  6. arkrite

    arkrite Senior Member

    dbf....thanks for the information. A newboy at this game I have a lot to learn. Drew 5233 ..Of course you are right re Sudden death but a long time ago that was all I seemed to get. Von Poop ...your comment reObsession was a niggle at the back of my mind . I trawled the net most of last night. and came up with nothing. No obituries ,newspaper reports or birth or death reports. People leave trails in their lives and this is unusual. There is probably a simple explanation to all this but I am lost at the moment. Thanks again to everyone for pointing me in the right direction `
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  8. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Banned?

    Unconduct unbecoming to an officer and an gentleman???
    One suggestion is it possible to look at the cemetery records for 1982???? This might give some light on NoK etc.....
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Banned?

    Unconduct unbecoming to an officer and an gentleman???
    One suggestion is it possible to look at the cemetery records for 1982???? This might give some light on NoK etc.....

    I was far too smart for my own good apparently to get past Corporal let alone a rupert :lol:

    I'm trying to re register :D
     
  10. arkrite

    arkrite Senior Member

    Had a quick look on that site. If I had full body armour I would think myself lucky if I lasted five minutes and they dont take prisoners. Good Luck Drew5233.
     
  11. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Although there will not necessarily be a Coroners Report there will be a Death certificate, now, dont ask me where to go and get one mind!

    Could the name also be an alias?

    I would hope he isn't, as has been suggested a 'walt', as that is just not on!

    Yesterday when out with TomTAS we went into Merton&Sutton Cemetery where one of his former work colleagues was buried recently, and saw two headstones with 'Para' badges on them. Both were obviously veterans of service.

    Andy
     
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  12. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi Andy,

    Fell into the same train of thought as you - but, Verrieres and Ken have already pointed out that neither can find this name listed in the death indices for 1982 ... I find that intriguing ...

    d
     
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I've gone through births in 1945 and deaths in 1982 on Ancestry.co.uk and can't find anything that looks like him. Maybe he was a 00 agent? :unsure:
     
  14. ken griffin

    ken griffin Senior Member

    Andy,
    You could try an e-mail to the vicar of Eggbuckland who is Tim Dickens

    tim.vicar(at)tiscali.co.uk

    Ken
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Ken,

    Well done on that and a email has been sent :)

    Cheers
     
  16. ken griffin

    ken griffin Senior Member

    Andy,
    Do you think he might have changed his name by deedpoll, or maybe he had a middle name, as there is a Ronald Ian Nicholson that seems to match birth and death dates,
    will look into your PM request.

    Ken.
     
  17. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Andy,
    Do you think he might have changed his name by deedpoll, or maybe he had a middle name, as there is a Ronald Ian Nicholson that seems to match birth and death dates,
    will look into your PM request.

    Ken.

    That may be him (I guess the family may have overlooked his middle name on the head stone)....Did he pass away in the Plymouth area?

    Cheers Ken
     
  18. ken griffin

    ken griffin Senior Member

    Andy,
    its possible he was born in 1944,
    and his death could have been registered in the 3rd qtr of 1982, as he died in late June, see attached.

    Ken.
     

    Attached Files:

  19. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Apart from the Exeter/Plymouth bit it looks like the same person.

    So I think its safe to assume he was born on 13th Aug 1944.

    Well done Ken :)
     
  20. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    A great piece of detective work by all those involved.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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