RAF research help please? - 358695 F/Sgt G.T. Penny (c1924)

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  1. Axel78

    Axel78 Member

    Hi all,

    Would anyone be kind enough let me know if they have any info on the following person;

    Flight Sergeant George Taver Penny
    Born 1903
    Maybe a F/Sgt around 1924 and served the duration of the war. Family memory believes there to be a link to RAF Ventnor at St Boniface Down on the Isle of Wight.
    Married Margaret Joan Cooke (b.1912) in approximately 1930 ish

    I have been asked to see what you wonderful guys and girls might be able to find out for my ailing 77 year old stepdad.

    Many thanks in advance,
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    If someone has Fold3 access then there is a file for him on there

    UK, Royal Air Force Airmen Records, 1918-1940
    Name: George Taser Penny
    Gender: Male
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: 10 Dec 1903
    Birth Place: Canning Town, London, London, England
    Service Date: 11 Sep 1924
    Service Number: 358695
    Mother: H. Penny
    Next of Kin: H. Penny
    Relation to Airman: Mother

    1939 England and Wales Register
    Name: George T Penny
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Married
    Birth Date: 10 Dec 1903
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 81
    Residence Place: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
    Occupation: Electrical Mechanic W??
    Line Number: 23
    Schedule Number: 173
    Sub Schedule Number: 1
    Enumeration District: EBPR
    Borough: Portsmouth
    Registration district: 90/3
    Inferred Spouse:
    Margaret Penny
    Inferred Children:
    Edna Penny
    Kenneth Penny
    Household Members Age
    George T Penny 36
    Stanley Penny 29
    Margaret Penny 27
    Edna Penny 6
    Kenneth Penny 5

    I think you might need to check the details you have for his marriage as the record I have found shows

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
    Name: George T Penny
    Registration Date: Jul 1951
    [Aug 1951]
    [Sep 1951]
    Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
    Registration District: Gosport
    Inferred County: Hampshire
    Spouse: Phyllis M Southwood Or Collor
    Volume Number: 6b
    Page Number: 741

    and the Phyllis is named as his wife in the Probate record


    You could also apply directly to the MOD for his service records, forms here Request records of deceased service personnel I would guess the MOD files will cover WW2, so may be a better bet to start with
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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Ah see he married twice - probably

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
    Name: George T Penny
    Registration Date: Apr 1932
    [May 1932]
    [Jun 1932]
    Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
    Registration District: Portsmouth
    Inferred County: Hampshire
    Spouse: Margaret J Cooke
    Volume Number: 2b
    Page Number: 1157

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  4. Axel78

    Axel78 Member

    Hi Tricky Dicky,

    Great work as always. I will be going for his service records as I advised my stepdad today but wanted to see what hits we could find here first. interesting ref the marriage but maybe he remarried. I will bounce the info of the family and see if the names ring any bells.
    Thanks again :)
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  5. Axel78

    Axel78 Member

    Do you have a copy of the probate record by any chance and then hopefully I can see what parish he died in allowing me to get a copy of his death certificate? thanks again, james
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: George T Penny
    Death Age: 61
    Birth Date: abt 1904
    Registration Date: Oct 1965
    [Nov 1965]
    [Dec 1965]
    Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
    Registration District: Portsmouth
    Inferred County: Hampshire
    Volume: 6b
    Page: 619

    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995
    Name: George Taver Penny
    Death Date: 7 Nov 1965
    Death Place: Hampshire, England
    Probate Date: 18 Jan 1966
    Probate Registry: Winchester, Chester, England

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  7. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    These should get you started from Findmypast.

    GBM_AIR79_2933_00430.jpg GBM_AIR79_2933_00431.jpg
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  8. Axel78

    Axel78 Member

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