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    Default H. R. Horley, J. H. Brown, both RAFVR, both (138015) at the same time

    Hi,

    Harry Rex Horley, RAFVR

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...43-CWGC-Errors

    (CWGC has his service number 138105),

    was commissioned 30-12-1942, LG 30 March, 1943. His service No.: (138015)

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/1471

    John Henry BROWN, also RAFVR

    Was commissioned 10-02-1943, LG 16 March, 1943. His service No.: (138015)

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...5940/page/1250

    There is also Ernest Francis FitzHerbert WRIGHT (138015) – Army

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-not...-page-size=100

    The service number (138105) is used (LG) only once: William Vaughan SIMPSON (138105)

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-not...-page-size=100

    Using of the same numbers at the same time for RAF/Army is normal. But RAF/RAF?

    Is CWGC right?

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    Have you checked the RAF lists, the indexs at the back.

    Army and Air Force being completely different services, numbers would be duplicated. They are just numbers from ledgers in that context.

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    Hi,

    The same problem

    CWGC: Edward TRACKWAY (138109)

    LG/RAF Force lists haven’t got (138109), but have got twice (139109)

    646793 Edward TRACKWAY (139109) 30th Dec 1942
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/2102

    and

    1399768 Reith Risdon PRENTICE (139109). 13th Feb. 1943 and three times initials K. R Prentice
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../2932/data.pdf


    Air Force list: R. R. Prentice (139109).
    https://digital.nls.uk/british-milit...chive/96356718

    Flying Officer K R Prentice (service number 139109). Service: RAF. Evaded capture in...
    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ls/r/C14084236

    AIR 78: 1399768 Keith Risdon Prentice

    Does the CWGC have another source? For example a dog tag?

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    On the other hand there are those who had two numbers!

    Reginald Kenneth Pilsbury :-

    b. 20 Mar 1912 (Reg Lichfield 6b 886)
    25 Aug 1939 Noted as being at Met Office HQ 16 Grp (Chatham) on the Met Office War Posting t/p signal – no change of location.
    5 Sep 1939 Cmd Plt Off RAFVR(Met Branch) – Note, before WW2 officially declared! Not ‘Acting’. Also confirmed in RAF Lists.
    19 Oct 1939 Cmd Cancelled (reason(s) not given/known). Poss medical?
    1 Mar 1944 Cmd Flt Lt RAFVR(Met Branch) (142647). Poss now medical fit?
    26 Jun 1948 ATD on SS Eros London-Jamaica. Male. 36. Married. Profession: Senior Meteorological Offr.
    20 Mar 1957 Relinquish Cmd – Note: “No Retention of Rank”. No reason given!
    1 Jan 1973 Award. ISO (As PSO MoD – will just have retired at age 60).
    m. Q3 1990. Reg IoW 20 2740.
    2002 Located 1 Church Hill, Saffron Walden. (Elect Reg)
    d. Oct 2002 (Reg Cambridge 3311A A58C 027).

    Brilliant cloud photographer! Poss reason for ISO? But he has a "history", some of which I know but is not for public consumption. Why he was first Commissioned (he was in UK), and just why it was "Cancelled", is not known.

    But - at the end of the day - he had two Service Numbers. Why, either "they" did not discover this, or "he" did not disclose it, is something we are unlikely to ever know!

    Not too many APs dealing with this sort of thing?

    HTH

    Peter Davies
    Meteorology is a science; good meteorology is an art!
    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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