Paratrooper Pte William Roberts #3657611 (WW2)

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Paratrooper Pte William Roberts #3657611 (WW2)

Postby Paul McCabe » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:08 pm

Private William Roberts #3657611 was a paratrooper in WW2 & was in the Carrier Platoon in the 2/4 South Lancs Reg.
His DOB was 3rd April 1917.

He was my Mother's older brother (my Uncle). RIP both of them.

I'd appreciate any advice in helping me trace his war record as my Mother had mentioned he was dropped into Caen (France) the night before the D-Day landings & once actually captured a German 'Pay-Master'.

This clip got me confused as it doesn't mention the 2/4 South Lancs Reg ?

Tactical drop: British Paratroopers’ drop to D-Day victory - News stories - GOV.UK

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Re: Paratrooper Pte William Roberts #3657611 (WW2)

Postby Paul McCabe » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:11 pm

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Re: Paratrooper Pte William Roberts #3657611 (WW2)

Postby Jan » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:42 pm

Hi Paul,

You would have to contact the MOD for the records, you will need to prove Kinship and have birth and death certs, I am not sure what they charge now for the records, it was £30, and it could take up to six months to get them sent to you.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collectio ... ce-records

Best of luck.

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Re: Paratrooper Pte William Roberts #3657611 (WW2)

Postby Paul McCabe » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:57 am

Hi Jan...........Thanks for the prompt advice..........just ordered the Death Cert..........due 16th December.

A thousand mile journey starts with a single step ...!! (or something like that). :-)

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Re: Paratrooper Pte William Roberts #3657611 (WW2)

Postby WatsonTommy » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:03 am

paul.. ask the british legion they will put you right
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Re: Paratrooper Pte William Roberts #3657611 (WW2)

Postby Paul McCabe » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:25 pm

Hi Tommy...........Thanks for advice............presently I've posted off my Uncle's death cert & sent it off to the Army with the appropriate fee. (Thanks Jan too).

They've acknowledged receipt of same but have reminded me it could take 6 months.

Watch this space :-)

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