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    An old friend and ship mate has asked if I can find any records of His Fathers Military service. Unfortunately the guy died in a car crash which my friend survived in the late fifties. He has 1 newspaper clipping that mentioned His dad was mentioned in dispatches and nothing else. His Fathers name was Dennis James Perks. He was born in Chertsey Surrey with no date of birth known He served in the Manchester Regiment (Tanks) Which is not a lot of information but if anyone can help I know that it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks J.W.

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    Might get something here you have to be a next of kin to access the Gov. records https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

    or here https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki...Records_Online

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    Hello JW
    Just to try and narrow tings down a bit have you got approx date of his Service at all, (Year ) . All i have seen is someone who is ( States Gunner ) then we can go into it more possibly? Was it WW2 ?? There are many names that would match this, but to try and guess which is the one ??? We do need more info/
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    From the Surrey Births Deaths Site .


    • For officers and soldiers whose regular or reserve service ended between 1921 and 1997: Army Personnel Centre Secretariat, Disclosure 2, Mail Point 555, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow G2 8EX. Tel: 0845 600 9663
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    Another site to try https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/

    My brother used this site and signed up and paid for one month , got the info on my uncle who served in WW2, and then cancelled the subscription. It gave details of where he served, the batttalion he was in, where he was killed and the medals he was awarded.
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    Hi folks I spoke to my mate last night He actually Lives on the Isle of Wight and was coming to the mainland today to visit his mother, She is a frail 93 year old woman and He will ask Her what she can rember about her Deceased Husband. His Father was definitaly in the Manchester Regiment in tanks His father died in either 1954 or 55 and He is sure that His father Landed in His tank in Normandy D- Day plus 2. His mothers name is Rita Perks and Her Maiden Name was Gardiner. Once again Thank you all for your help and I will add any extra information when I receive it . J.W.

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    Hello JW
    This is pf course no certainty but is the only one i can find on FMP. UK
    It is a paid Sub site, but one can get a Single Purchse for 1.50 GBP.

    So it may be worth a look?? But as said i really cannot say !
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    We still do really need a bit more info if at all possible !



    If it is his Death Notice, it may just have some info that could help ???
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    So the above must be him, as it shows here the Marriage !

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    Futher to all the info above , it is wise to read the following in detail, so as you may unserstand where or how you might find more on your Man
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    Manchester Regiment Archives (tameside.gov.uk)

    Family History using Military Sources (tameside.gov.uk)
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