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    Default Aubrey James McHenry A.C..1. RAFVR, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham

    I'm researching the above person who died 10th August 1946 aged 25. His gravestone has the inscription after his name A.C..1. RAFVR. The number 1 could be an I. I've been unable to find any service record for him. I guess the A.C..1. could mean aircraftman (first class?). Anyone got any ideas? Where could I go looking for him in any RAF records?

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    As a start point, his service number was 1210084 (AIR78) and, as you say, AC1 was aircraftman first class. No further details found

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    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    fewtrela, Hi and welcome,
    Aubrey James McHenry
    b. 3 Dec 1920 Reg Q1 1921 Canterbury 2a 1767 (MMS Hills)
    1939 Reg Living at 47 Stechford Road, Birmingham C.B., Warwickshire, (GE 52.491308 -1.813073) with brother Harold and widowed(?) mother Florence.
    Nov 1940 Enlisted RAFVR 1210084 in Block 1150001-1250000 at Cardington probably around 18th/19th b/day?
    d. 10 Aug 1946 Reg Birmingham 9c 305 (Cause not known).
    HTH
    Peter Davies
    PS The Canterbury birth Reg is shown as Aubrey I in FREEBMD
    Last edited by Resmoroh; 23rd December 2019 at 09:51. Reason: Additions
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    Sadly Aubrey died of Leukaemia after the war on 10th August 1946. Would I have to get his service record to understand his role in the war. I'm researching sixty six men on the Castle Bromwich war memorial and don't have the funds to pick off everyone's service record.

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    Thank you Peter, great assistance.

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    There was also:-

    Harold Joseph McHenry (brother of Aubrey James McHenry)
    b. 20 Mar 1915 Reg Canterbury 2a 1728 (MMS Hills)
    m. Q3 1940 m Doris M Powell Reg Meriden 6d 2372
    b. Q1 1942 Judith Reg Birmingham 6d 1043 (MMS Powell)
    b. Q4 1943 Brenda C Reg Birmingham 6d 352 (MMS Powell)
    d. Q4 1981 Reg Birmingham 32 844.

    He married and had two children. Looks like all in the Birmingham area - so your hunting ground might be quite small and close to you? They might (rpt, might) have some docs relating to their uncle. Otherwise - as you surmise - unless somebody 'finds' him by accident whilst researching something else then your only source is likely to be his Service Record. Even in these days of heavily redacted versions it should tell you where/when he did his Square Bashing, and where/when he went for his Trade (whatever that was?) Training. His subsequent postings before he went Long Term Sick might also be shown.
    Sorry, can't be any more help!
    HTH
    Peter Davies
    Last edited by Resmoroh; 23rd December 2019 at 12:27.
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    Most grateful Peter.

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