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Thread: England & Wales, Electoral Registers 1920-1932 New source Info?

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    Default England & Wales, Electoral Registers 1920-1932 New source Info?

    I was looking up one of my Pre War Bail Outs today (Charles Percy Ginn) and found him on the Electoral Registers 1920-1932
    I looked at one record and it says:
    1925 England & Wales, Electoral Registers 1920-1932

    Parish of Weedon
    228 Ginn, Percy Charles "Red Lion" 110968 A/Sgt RAF

    I am not sure of electional area but every one on page is in Active Service and gives
    Rank and Service Number (and Unit for some)
    in RN/Army/RAF if NCO and Rank if Officer

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    its on, this might hold some good answers actually!!!
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 26th June 2019 at 10:09.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945

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    Default Re: England & Wales, Electoral Registers 1920-1932 New source Info?

    OK - I have found a bit more about using the Electoral Roll - Best explained by an example

    On 16 March 1923 28 Squadron Bristol F.2b crashed in India J6779

    The casualty file raised for the pilot is available at RAF Hendon Vault - and has CoI report and mentioned second crewman

    Pilot was F/O de Fontenay, Philippe Andre de Fontenay who was injured in the crash at Dardoni /India

    - See
    and (confirming WW2 attached Free French)

    Anyway the second crewman injured is listed as AC2 C N Tipper 326225

    The issue I had was that 326225 was issued William George Keates

    I found C N Tipper on Air 78 as #326335 - So we know the number was a typo.. Anyway who is C N Tipper

    It is an unusual name and initials to be able to be searchable from 1899 to 1905 in FreeBmd ( least 18 in 1923 but who had not served in WW1) - the 3nnnnn series of numbers were from around 1918 onwards and I found a Cleon Norval Tipper born 1902

    Birth 12 Apr 1902 Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England
    Death Oct 1984 Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England

    OK how can I prove C N Tipper was Cleon Norval Tipper ?

    Well the 1939 Register had his job down as Aircraft Fitter - which is a good clue (he had worked with aircraft but not 100%) - BUT also the 1925 Electoral Roll had him down in Worcestershire but with NM and a along his name looking up these code show

    NM: Naval or military voter
    a: Absent voter (serving in the armed forces)

    Thus I know that Cleon Norval Tipper was in Armed Services in 1925 and abroad - and that a a C N Tipper was in RAF - I am therefore 100% convinced I have the right name and the second crewman was

    AC2 Cleon Norval Tipper #326335

    He was absent in 1926 Electoral Roll but looks like he back home in England by 1927 - Consistent maybe with a 5 years or 7 ?? - I think enlisted airman interwar went overseas for one or other can anyone confirm - I think officers was for 3 years ?

    Just wanted to alert you all to the important fact that not only do some Electoral roll have service number - they are also a good clue to both military service and serving overseas
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 14th January 2022 at 12:07.

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