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World War 2 => 1939 - 1945 => Topic started by: ravrick on October 02, 2019, 07:57:08 AM

Title: 3854365 Pte T Healey - Manchester Regt TA 1939
Post by: ravrick on October 02, 2019, 07:57:08 AM
Hi,
I am trying to find out some information about a former member of the Manchester Regt. He is 3854365 Pte Tom Healey who initially enlisted into the Loyal Regt on the 20th Jan 1932 and served 7 years with the colours, he then joined the Manchester Regt TA. I am trying to find out his date of birth/death and if he served during WW2 (which I would imagine he did do with the TA?)

Any help or info would be appreciated,
Cheers,
Rick
Title: Re: 3854365 Pte T Healey - Manchester Regt TA 1939
Post by: charlie on October 02, 2019, 08:01:14 PM
Rick,
I think your best bet would be to apply for his service record.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records

Charlie
Title: Re: 3854365 Pte T Healey - Manchester Regt TA 1939
Post by: ravrick on October 02, 2019, 08:45:50 PM
Hi Charlie,
I am looking to do that but first I need to ascertain a date of birth and death? Also do you know if he would have received a new number on joining the Manchester Regt TA?
cheers,
Rick
Title: Re: 3854365 Pte T Healey - Manchester Regt TA 1939
Post by: charlie on October 02, 2019, 09:16:05 PM
Rick,
You only need his number or date of birth, not both. His date of death is what you need as it will have a bearing on how much information is released. Is he related to you? Do you know his christian name and where he was born/lived?

He was awarded the 1918-62 General Service Medal with the clasp for Palestine. On the medal roll, which is dated 29.02.1940, he was serving with 6th Bn Loyals. It therefore looks like he re-enlisted into the Loyals TA or was a recalled reservist.

Charlie