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    Can I ask if anyone has a Find My Past Subscription ?

    I wish to see what is held for the following individual

    Mottershead
    S
    1916

    1940
    British Army, Royal Engineers 1900-1949
    England

    I believe he is Stephen Mottershead
    Birth
    16 Nov 1916 Birkenhead, Merseyside, England
    Death
    Sep 1987 Birkenhead, Merseyside, England


    A Stephen Mottershead with the above details travelled from UK to the USA along with a number of confirmed RAF members - under 'Government Official' in early 1941 - No Stephen Mottershead can be found in Air 78 and I wondered if his British Army, Royal Engineers 1900-1949 reveal anything ? thanks Paul

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    Paul this is all there is as far as I can see on the WW2 page. There is another Stephen Mottershead b. 10th month unreadable 1919, living at 11 Cleveland Street Birkenhead, occupation warehouse checker/labourer.

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    First name(s) S
    Last name Mottershead
    Service number 1893720
    Rank Acting Corporal
    Regiment Royal Engineers
    Ship or regiment Royal Engineers
    Year 1939-45
    Country Great Britain
    View the original source View the record's source
    Original source British Army Casualty Lists 1939-1945
    Record set World War 2 Allies Collection
    Category Military, armed forces & conflict
    Subcategory Second World War
    Collections from Americas, Australasia, Great Britain, Ireland, UK None
    Last edited by davew; 19th January 2022 at 19:54.

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    Thanks is their an image of his record attached ?

    Paul

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    Found him


    Sydney Mottershead
    Rank: Corporal Number: 1893720
    Ship/Rgn/Sqn No: 144th Field Park Sqn
    Name of Rgt or Ship: Royal Engineers
    Died: 19/01/1943 Age: 26
    Country of burial: Tunisia Grave Photo: No
    Cemetery or Memorial: Medjez-El-Bab Cemetery
    Town Memorial: Stretford Book
    Extra Information:
    Memorials found on:
    St.Bride's (Old Trafford)

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    Births Sep 1916 (>99%)
    Mottershead Sydney Craven Barton I. 8c 1039

    Working theory still
    Hold true

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    I will return to this subject !

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    Paul

    Just to add to the mix - browsing through Air 78/114 there's an S. R. Mothershead 193941. There's also an Eric Mottershead 2210659 in amongst the Mothershaws and Motherhills.

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    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    Sydney Redvers Mottershead
    Birth 1900
    Lancashire
    1918
    193941
    App Fitter & Turner

    BIRTH 3 NOV 1900 • Widnes, Lancashire, England

    DEATH 12 JUL 1965 • Prescot, Lancashire, England

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    S Mottershead born 1916 + or - 5 years and any event `1940 + or - 5 years brings up 76 entries in find my past.

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    Bill

    We are now sure the person we are after was Sgt Stephen Mottershead who was in RAF (no Air 78 entry Service Number unknown) who was Flight/Engineer on B-17 Ferry Flight to UK in AN518 on Mar 19 1941 . Stephen Mottershead born Birkenhead 1916 is on a US Immigration Entry to Seattle from Canada as Govt Official

    Arrival
    13 Apr 1941 Seattle, Washington, USA

    Arrived Canada
    1 Apr 1941 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    on Georgic (along with a number of other RAF personnel)


    Another RAF person is we believe Sgt Kenneth George Alexander F/E on AN530 May 13 1941 - again who is also not found in Air 78 and no Service number known



    Name: Kenneth George Arkwright
    Gender: Male
    Age: 22
    Marital Status: Single
    Record Type: Manifests
    Birth Date: abt 1919
    Birth Place: Barry, Eng.
    Arrival Date: 3 Apr 1941
    Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington, USA
    Ship Name: Troop Ships


    Birth
    21 Apr 1918 Barry Glanor, United Kingdom
    Death
    31 Dec 1988 Rockport Aransas Texas
    Paul

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