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Danish grandfather

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Re: Danish grandfather

Posted: 21 Jan 2009 8:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hanson/Hansen
Dear Hedvig,
Thankyou for your reply.
Marriage cert says;
25 June 1927
Name; William Hanson
Age; 25
Codition; Bachelor
Rank or Profession; Private 2nd Battalion, Royal Tank Corps. No; 7872123
Residence; Pinehurst Barracks, Farnborough
Fathers Name & Surname; Henry Bernard Hanson
Rank or Profession of Father; Seaman.
He married Caroline Ada Morris, aged 21, Spinster, Domestic Cook of 9 Maybury Lane, Frimley. Her father was Frederick Morris, a Woodman.

I also have a copy of his death cert which is misleading. He died in January 1970 and his widow was the informant on the cert and she gives his date & place of birth as 12 August 1901, Liverpool.

Thinking that for some reason my father & grandmother had lied about him coming from Denmark, I looked up William Hanson born Liverpool & sent off for a copy of birth cert for one who was born closest to Liverpool. But the fathers name & profession did not match.

That he came from Denmark was always spoken of in a secretive way. My father said he came to England looking for work, but that he should not have stayed here. I had the impression that, certainly in the early years, he was afraid of being sent back to Denmark.
But how did he get into the army? Could he have had false papers and is the name of his father as given on the marriage cert even true?

How can I get to the bottom of this?

Regards
Bernadette

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
catmrs1959 11 Aug 2008 6:24PM GMT 
hedvigpj 19 Jan 2009 4:18PM GMT 
catmrs1959 21 Jan 2009 3:23PM GMT 
hedvigpj 21 Jan 2009 6:01PM GMT 
HughW36 21 Jan 2009 7:11PM GMT 
catmrs1959 22 Jan 2009 5:26PM GMT 
HughW36 22 Jan 2009 9:27PM GMT 
catmrs1959 23 Jan 2009 4:41PM GMT 
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