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Change of name

Sheree Brown (View posts)
Posted: 30 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Percival, Carson
My great great great grandfather was born Frederick James Percival in 1840 Lambeth England, he married and had several children born under the name Percival, he then migrated to USA to work on the Canadian Pacific Railway for a few years, two more children were born there. Then the family moved to Australia in 1882 , two more children were born but they were registered as Percival Carson, eventually the percival was dropped and they became Carson. When Frederick and his wife died they were burried under the name of Carson with no mention of Percival and future generations have only just discovered this.
I guess we will never know why he chose to do this, he certainly kept it a secret. He was only ever refered to in Australia as Mr Carson.

Re: Change of name

Posted: 9 Mar 2008 9:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi there, I am trying to trace my Grandfather who was a William Percival Carson, born in Australia in Brunswick in about 1890 and after living and marrying in the UK returned there alone in about 1925. My father when he was alive tried desperately to find Percival who had left when my father was about 5. I wonder if he remarried bigamously or even changed his name. I have carried on trying to locate him with little success so far. Can you tell me anything else about your Percival?
Thanks Judith

Re: Change of name

Posted: 9 Mar 2008 9:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
I found your man in the Australian Archives - it gives his birthdate, place of enlistment and his next of kin

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/Login.htm

Re: Change of name

Posted: 3 Feb 2011 9:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Percival Carson
Hi Judith,

Your William was the son of Laurence Edward Carson and Adelaide Dobell, birth registered in Richmond 1890, #26854. His is not listed on the Victorian death index, unless he died after 1985. William enlisted in the in the Australian Army for WW2 and served 5 months. He listed his locality as Bendigo and NOK as Adelaide Aumont.

National Archives:
CARSON WILLIAM PERCIVAL : Service Number - V82570 : Date of birth - 05 Jul 1890 : Place of birth - RICHMOND VIC : Place of enlistment - BENDIGO VIC : Next of Kin - AUMONT ADELAIDE
http://naa12.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsRep...

Hope this helps,
Diane

Re: Change of name

Posted: 3 Feb 2011 7:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Diane

Thank you for your reply and I appreciate you taking the time to help. I did not know about the WW2 stuff although had heard a rumour so it is very helpful to hear that he definitely served. I imagine that he was killed after the 5 months but would love to know for sure. His son (my father) also served in WW2 for the UK as a navigator but was only 19 at the time war broke out, he would have found it very interesting to hear that his father was serving at the same time.
This does give me some information to go on so I hope to find out what happened to him at some point. Thank you again for your assistance.

Kind Regards
Judith Nevard

Re: Change of name

Posted: 3 Feb 2011 9:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Carson
Hi Judith,

He wasn't killed, he was discharged. But more interestingly I have found a second enlistment for him, using a different second name. This time he enlisted in Sydney, NSW and stated his locality as Corowa, NSW, which is on the Victorian border. He can be found on the nominal roll at http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/script/name.asp#searchtabs Only type P for second name in the search to see both Nominal Roll records. On the second enlistment he has dropped his birth date by exactly 1 year to the day. He still listed his birth place as Richmond, Vic. This time he was discharged in 1946. You can purchase his service record $16.50 within Australia or $15 from overseas. Just email ref@naa.gov.au for details on how to do it. You will need to purchase both the Victorian and New South Wales records to get his full servcice record. I got my father's a while back and it included a front and side photo of him from shoulders up.

Re: Change of name

Posted: 4 Feb 2011 9:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
That's so interesting, thank you very much for all this information! I will certainly be getting the certificate as I think it would be really interesting to see it. I really appreciate you taking the time to help, thanks again.
Judith
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