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Alfred Percy Shaw

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jkmsk
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Alfred Percy Shaw

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Hi
My husbands grandad was Alfred Shaw, and we are trying to find out some info about him. The story goes that he was a night watchman. We think this was possibly in the 1940’s so he may have been an air raid warden. He lived on Milecross Norwich.

Does anyone have any info or know where we could find out?
Many Thanks 🌻

Mick Loney
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Re: Alfred Percy Shaw

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It is a case of working backwards from your husband, via his parents etc.
I.e work back from what you know, use freebmd or GRO to find relevant birth and marriage registrations.(you may need to buy a few certificate, but get the PDF versions which are available from GRO, they are cheaper)
I know you may not wish to publish details of living people, but without a few more clues it makes it difficult for us to to help you.

jkmsk
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Re: Alfred Percy Shaw

Post by jkmsk »

Thanks, I do have all his birth details etc. Was just wondering if anyone knew anything about air raid wardens and if there was a register etc

Mick Loney
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Re: Alfred Percy Shaw

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There are notes on the 1939 register, indicating who were ARP, special constables etc. Other than that, I’m afraid I can’t help you. However there will be others who may point you in the right direction :D

EDIT I forgot to mention that the 1939 register was used well after 1939. For example many womens name were amended when they got married, many years after 1939

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