Pte A.J. Vernon AMPC 101758

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  1. Koen

    Koen Member

    Hello Everyone,

    I have in my collection 8 letters written to a Pte A.F. Vernon of the AMPC. The letters were retrieved from a greatcoat by a local after a column of lorry's was shot at by fighter aircraft at Wijtschate (Lindenhoek). I would like to find out more about the incident and what happened to Pte Vernon.

    Regards Koen
     

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  2. Tricky Dicky

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    42 Company Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps (AMPC) | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 167/1278
    Description:
    42 Company Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps (AMPC)
    Date: 1940 Mar., Apr., June
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
    Access conditions: Open Immediately


    AUXILIARY MILITARY PIONEER CORPS [Allocated Title]

    TD

    Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps, May 1940

    From this site - Pioneer Corps, 42 Coy, France (World War Two) - RootsChat.Com
    In outline:
    13 Nov 39 Arrived France Nov 39 Located TEMPLENEUVE* – Part of ‘X’ Force (alongside 40 & 41 Coys) extending the MAGINOT Line 1 Mar 40 Located LA MADELAINE** working on the defence line North and East of LILLE, TURCOING and ROUBAIX 12 Mar 40 2Lt A A G Tulloch – tos 19 May 40 Ordered to return to DUNKIRK 25 May 40 Evacuated to UK
    18 Jun 40 Located WESTCLIFFE and reforming. (War diary)
    *probably Templeuve south east of Lille **North of Lille
     
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  3. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    I believe his initials are AJ. Possibly Alfred James Vernon dob 28/3/1918 died 1999, Sunderland. Again possibly married Hilda Rosher 1946.

    In 1939 the family are at 9 Thomas Husband Street, Houghton Le Spring (as per letter).
    James Weldrake Vernon & Evelyn with (presumably) children
    William H
    Closed record
    Leslie
    Closed record
    Edmund
    Evelyn
    Amelia
    Closed record


    James was ARP and William H 11 Coy DLI

    James W Vernon married Evelyn Stokes Q2 1917 Gateshead.
     
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  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I've got the diary but I think May is missing.
     
  5. Koen

    Koen Member

    Thanks everyone. The initials are indeed A J. In the letters he received from his parents and brothers he is called Alfie so there is a good chance his name is Alfred Vernon. Two of his brothers served with D Coy 11th Bn DLI, Pte William Hector and Pte Joe.
     
  6. Koen

    Koen Member

    The same lady who found the letters also retrieved the wooden back half of a Morris Commercial CS8. The planks are still in there original paint scheme and have a artillery marking painted on it.
     

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  7. Tricky Dicky

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    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2000
    Name: Alfred James Vernon
    Death Age: 81
    Birth Date: 28 Mar 1918
    Registration Date: Nov 1999
    Registration district: Sunderland
    Inferred County: Tyne and Wear
    Register Number: D59E
    District and Subdistrict: 0581D

    Probable birth details
    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Alfred J Vernon
    Registration Date: Apr-May-Jun 1918
    Registration district: Gateshead
    Inferred County: Tyne & Wear
    Re-registration Year: 1918
    Mother's Maiden Name: Stokes
    Volume Number: 10a
    Page Number: 1679

    TD
     
  8. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    Vernon Household (10 People)
    9 Thomas Husband Street, Hetton U.D., Durham
    NAME DOB OCCUPATION
    James Weldrake Vernon 06 Jun 1895 Motor Driver
    Evelyn Vernon 18 Nov 1893 Domestic Duties Unpaid
    William H Vernon 29 Oct 1919 Labourer General Travelling Showman
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
    Leslie Vernon 31 Jul 1923 Wagging Man Below
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
    Edmund Vernon 15 Nov 1927 At School
    Evelyn Gallagher (Vernon) 23 Jul 1932 At School
    Amelia Wilde (Vernon) 30 Jul 1934 At School
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
     
  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Anyone have any idea what sort of occuption that was ?? - something to do with a coal mine?? - it doesnt appear on this site which purports to be Durham based mining terms - Durham Mining Museum - Mining Occupations

    TD
     
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  10. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Sorry, TD, it's our old friend 'transcription error'. Here's the original:

    Vernon.jpg

    Wonder what Wiilliam H Vernon did?
     
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