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    Default Herbert John Price Jones Military Information

    Hi all:
    I am looking for any information for subject person. He was presumably posted to Ontario, Canada during 1942 with the British Commonwealth Air Training Programin either the London, Ontario or Trenton/Picton, Ontario areas All my mother told me was that my biological father was called "Ginger" Jones and he was from South Wales. DNA matches lead me to believe subject is that person. He died in 1960 from suicide in Newport, Gwent, Wales.
    My mother registered birth under husband's name but he was overseas at the time. No luck there.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Jim

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    Welcome to the British-Genealogy forums Jim
    if you came to us from Forces War Records reading this will explain the connection.
    Unfortunately we can't help with WW11 service records as they are still held by the MoD. You can apply for them but you will need a copy of the death certificate, 30 pounds and a lot of patience during a lengthy wait for them to be delivered.
    Here is the link where you can download the application forms. Read carefully first to make sure you are eligible to receive the information you are after.
    I see you have a comprehensive tree for this man on ancestry.com
    Christina
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    Thanks Christina. Tried that rout and got the death Cert but they also wanted the regimental number which I do not have, Tried many searches on different sites but no luck with complete name only Herbert Jones. Was hoping someone here would know his number
    Thanks
    Jim

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    Hi Jim
    On the application form there is an asterisk next to the regimental number required. Move down the page and it says
    * SERVICE NUMBER AND/OR DATE OF BIRTH MUST BE INCLUDED

    So if you have his date of birth you do not need his service number.
    Christina
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    Thanks for the help Christina
    Jim

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    His birth appears to be...

    JONES, HERBERT JOHN PRICE (mother's maiden name PRICE)
    GRO Reference: 1904 D Quarter in NEWPORT, MON Volume 11A Page 218

    Use that reference to obtain a birth certificate.

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    On Ancestry is a family tree for Herbert John Price Jones he married in 1934 to Emily Gwendoline Lightwood 1907 - 1996 and had a daughter Beryl Joyce Jones 1935 - 2010

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    Thanks Peter. Have alreadt aquired birth and death certificates.
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by christanel View Post
    Hi Jim
    On the application form there is an asterisk next to the regimental number required. Move down the page and it says
    * SERVICE NUMBER AND/OR DATE OF BIRTH MUST BE INCLUDED

    So if you have his date of birth you do not need his service number.
    Christina
    If the combination of forename and surname are very common the RAF will sometimes insist on a service number. I have direct experience of that.

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