Thankyou for your reply.
Marriage cert says;
25 June 1927
Name; William Hanson
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?