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what does the x mean in service number


Was the 1939 census the last whole population census. I have found most of his siblings but cant find his children. I know of two from his first marriage. Thanks so Much for your help


War Hero
There are later editions of the census, but only the summary information is available.

I can see the children from the first marriage too; I'll try to look for the ones from the later marriage later today.


First marriage was eileen Higgins, two children. I think he remarried in 1950 to a lily murray but can't be sure, know nothing after this. I believe Eric had 7 siblings and his sister Alice holt née gosling was a witness at his first wedding to Eileen Higgins in 1944. Someone else called dessie/bessie/tessie gosling was also a witness. DSC_1164.JPG


Lantern Swinger
just found out my father had a malaya medal anyone have any idea what marine units serverd there
40 & 42 Commando as well as the SBS according to:–Malaysia_confrontation
But following link mentions a member of 45Commando.
He could've been on Albion or Bulwark though.
my father left the marines in 1960 , he joined in 1945 so can sfely say he was rthere between those dates hopefully next year the records office will be back at strength so i can get a copy of his records
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