Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:45 AM
The thing is that you have to go with the facts and not the family rumours as these can get distorted over time, now saying that, he died in 1958 making him 62 years old? a bit young or did he die of wounds after the conflict, do you have the death cert to tell you what he died of,
the reason I am saying this, is that a lot of people have looked (may not have posted) and not been able to come up with the facts thats that match the rumours,
My Grand Father died at the age of 75,,, reason lung problems after being gased during the war.
Now slighty of subject, but proves what I am saying, A freind at work gave me some details for his ancestor Stanley Frost of Steventon, died in 1945 at sea in a convoy, and his name is on the Steventon War Memorial, and he was in the army, thats the family history he was given,
and now the facts
Sidney James Frost, 5380664, Ox&Bucks L I, KIA 21/05/1940 at Dunkirk, the only man on CWGC thats from Seventon who was KIA during WW2, the Stanley Frost on the war memorial is Sidney Frost KIA WW1.
I did 15 mins of research for facts, he had a lifetime of rumour and distortion of facts,
Out of the Severn men of my family 4 do not have service or pension records but ALL have MICs.