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Old 25th April 2012, 06:41   #1
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Hi : My Dad served in the royal navy during 2WW and stayed here at the end of the war. Although he spent a lot of time in hospitals from 1946 till his death in 1959 he managed to have 4 children here. I thought I'd get his records when I went to England but that is unlikely now so how do I get this information from Aus.

What I know George Henry Douglas Cooper b 19/4/1918 Itchen village d1959.
Royal Navy my avi is my Dad in uniform.
My relatives in England belive he was on the Andes before it left Sydney in October 1945.
Any advice or info on this would be great.

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Hi there are quite a few Itchen villages in UK, a county would help.
His death, you never said where he died.
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Hi there are quite a few Itchen villages in UK, a county would help.
His death, you never said where he died.
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Hi Oz Itchen village Southampton Hampshire. Dad died in Goulburn NSW 1/12/1959.
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Re: Dads records

Hi Glen.

I think there are a few hoops to jump through to get any service records, if they still exist.
Try an email here. http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive....cords_page.htm.

Scroll down to section 3.

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I think there are a few hoops to jump through to get any service records, if they still exist.
Try an email here. http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive....cords_page.htm.

Scroll down to section 3.

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Thanks steve I did look into it about 3 years ago and got the idea it would be easier to do it in person and it was like pulling teeth from here Ill have a look and see what I can do.
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Thanks steve I did look into it about 3 years ago and got the idea it would be easier to do it in person and it was like pulling teeth from here Ill have a look and see what I can do.
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If it's like the Army records, I doubt you can go in and pick them off the shelf.

I think, but I'm not sure, you need proof of who you are and marriage and birth records, etc.

Took nearly 7 months for me to get my Dad's Army records.

Hopefully the Navy are better organised.


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If it's like the Army records, I doubt you can go in and pick them off the shelf.

I think, but I'm not sure, you need proof of who you are and marriage and birth records, etc.

Took nearly 7 months for me to get my Dad's Army records.

Hopefully the Navy are better organised.


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Just had a look and proving that I'm next of kin is alright but his insurance number and what ship he served on have not got a clue. As far as 7 months to get it I have had no info for over 50 years so I can wait.
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Just had a look and proving that I'm next of kin is alright but his insurance number and what ship he served on have not got a clue. As far as 7 months to get it I have had no info for over 50 years so I can wait.
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Send them an email Glen, and see what they have to say. Or......get someone to give them a phone call.

Good luck mate.

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Ok thanks for the help of to bed now will go through what I have tommorow.
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