Trying to find information .....South Lancashire Regiment

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  1. JUSTIE NIELSON

    JUSTIE NIELSON New Member

    Firstly would the number we can't quite read be his service number?

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  2. JUSTIE NIELSON

    JUSTIE NIELSON New Member

    Looking for information on our Grandfather who was in the South Lancashire Regiment 1939-1945. His name was Joseph Pountley. And we have no further information apart from a headstone photo. We are in New Zealand. Not sure where to look next?
     
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  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Certainly looks like it.
    3653213 would fall within the correct Army Number block allocation
    South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers) 3644001 - 3701000
     
  4. JUSTIE NIELSON

    JUSTIE NIELSON New Member

  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Applying for copy of his service records is generally the best way to proceed.
    See this link Request records of deceased service personnel - GOV.UK
     
  6. JUSTIE NIELSON

    JUSTIE NIELSON New Member

    Thanks. At least we know the correct number now.
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    There was a few South Lancs battalions during WW2. You would need to know which one(s) he was in to find out more detail about his war. It will be recorded in his service records.

    Good luck.
     
  8. harkness

    harkness Active Member

    Born 15 Oct 1916 in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
    Son of Cornelius Pountley by his first wife Emma (nee Tomlinson).

    Here's Cornelius with his second wife, Elizabeth (nee Bray):

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    Pountley Household (5 People)
    51 Waterside Stubbs Terrace , Macclesfield M.B., Cheshire, England
    FIRST NAME(S) LAST NAME(S) DOB OCCUPATION
    Cornelius Pountley 19 Nov 1894 General Labourer
    Elizabeth Pountley 04 Sep 1900 Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Jack Pountley 12 Jan 1934 At School
    Philip Pountley 30 Mar 1936 Under School Age
     
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  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Well-Known Member

    A little more detail on Joseph
    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2005
    Name: Joseph Pountley
    Mother's Maiden Surname: Tomlinson
    Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1916
    Registration district: Macclesfield
    Inferred County: Cheshire
    Volume Number: 8a
    Page Number: 201

    If you want a copy then contact the Registrars Office for Macclesfield and with the info above they will find it and send you a copy (for a small fee)

    I note he also had a brother - from an Ancestry family tree (does not show Joseph):
    James Pountley
    Birth: Mar 1919 - Cheshire
    Death: Abt 2000
    Marriage: Mar 1950 - Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
    Father: Pountley
    Mother: Tomlinson

    TD
     

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