Hello everybody, info of a lot of soldiers please!

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Jurgen van de Coolwijk, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. I search for different info about some soldier from who i adopted the grave!

    Offcourse i already found something myself but everything is welcome, maybe it's a missing piece!

    1) Norman Bradford Bluck, Royal New Zealand Airforce, servicenumber 40364

    2) John Frederick Hatch, Rafvr, servicenumber 903079

    3) Peter Raymond Harris, Royal Airforce, servicenumber 581152

    4) Tracy Henry A, 2LT 337 BOMB SQ 96 BOMB GP/H/, servicenumber O-671142

    5) Bridges, Jack D, Private 60th infantery reg., servicenumber 17053053

    6) Anstey Frederick Robert, Lance Corporal Gloucester Reg, servicenumber 5179708

    7) Jozwiak S Plutonowy, 1st Polish Panzerdivision, Service Number 6046

    8) Amiro Albert M, sapper Royal Canadian engineers, servicenumber F/5085

    For everyone, pictures, info, paperwork, familymembers is very very welcome.

    Thanks so far. If you have any Questions feel free to ask.

    I adopted the graves so they won't be forgotten. I put some flowers on there graves once in a while!


    Jurgen van de Coolwijk
    The Netherlands
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  2. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Jozwiak S Plutonowy, 1st Polish Panzerdivision, Service Number 6046.


    Details from the website, PolishWarGraves.nl


    JÓŹWIAK Stanisław
    Rank - plut.
    Service - 6046
    Born - 4.11.1900 Mała Górka p. Środa
    Unit - 1.Pol.Dyw.Panc.
    Regiment - B. Podh.
    Date of death - 18.9.1944, Axel-Dubosch. Killed in action during protecting the withdrawal of the Dragoons.
    Initially buried - next to farm "Tweede Verkorting 4" at Axel, the Netherlands
    Today buried - Adegem, Belgium, Canadian War Cemetery
    Grave - VII.C.9.
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  3. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member


    1) Norman Bradford Bluck, Royal New Zealand Airforce, servicenumber 40364

    It seems he had quite the adventure before even completing his training.

    From Errol Martin's "For Your Tomorrow - A Record of New Zealanders Who Have Died While Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915"

    NZ40364 (prev. A40364) b. Otorohanga 31 Oct 1920; Otorohanga School; farmer - father's farm at Otorohanga. NZ Army/TF (Waikato Regt) 3 years; RNZAF Levin/RTS as Aircrafthand (GD) 26 Jan 1940; Ohakea 23 Feb 1940; ITW 19 Oct 1941; remust as Airman Pilot u/t 20 Oct 1941, No. 2 EFTS 29 October1941, No. 2 SFTS 11 Jan 1942, No. 1 SFTS 8 March 1942, Pilot's Badge wef 9.3.1942 & Sgt 24 April 1942, att RAF & embarked for UK 27 May 1942, torpedoed in Atlantic by U-754 29 June 1942, rescued by Norwegian Oregon Express 4 July 1942. arr. New York 10 July 1942, att RCAF, by rail to No. 5 "M" Depot (c. 20 July 1942), att RAF & embarked for UK 21 August 1942, No. 3 PRC 2 Sept 1942, No. 6 (P) AFU 22 September 1942, 11 OTU (Wellington) 8 December 1942, No. 1651 HCU (Stirling) 3 Apr 1943, comm. 30 April 1943, No. 75 Sqn (Stirling - at least 6 ops) 5 May 1943, killed on air operations 25 June 1943. Son of Walter Bradford and Eileen Maud Bluck (nee Atchison), Papatoetoe.

    Norman Bradford Bluck



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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    I checked the Watford War memorials and he is not listed on the memorials I have photographed

    Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner)HATCH, JOHN FREDERICK.
    Service Number 903079

    Died 16/07/1940

    Aged 25

    18 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of Frederick George and Bertha May Hatch, of Watford, Hertfordshire.


    Date: 16-JUL-1940
    Time: 07:30
    Type: Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
    Owner/operator: 18 Squadron Royal Air Force (18 Sqn RAF)
    Registration: P6933
    C/n / msn:
    Fatalities: Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
    Other fatalities: 0
    Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
    Location: In Schelde, 10 km NW of Vlissingen - [​IMG] Netherlands
    Phase: Combat
    Nature: Military
    Departure airport: RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
    Destination airport:
    Blenheim P6933 was on an operation to bomb a Belgian airfield.
    Shot down into the sea during attack on barges by a Bf 109 of JG54.
    Sgt (745279) Anthony St John BUNKER (pilot) RAFVR - killed
    Sgt (581152) Peter Raymond HARRIS (obs) RAF - killed
    Sgt (903079) John Frederick HATCH (WOP/AG) RAFVR - killed

    Accident Bristol Blenheim Mk IV P6933, 16 Jul 1940

    Sergeant (Observer) HARRIS, PETER RAYMOND
    Service Number 581152

    Died 16/07/1940

    18 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force

    Accident Bristol Blenheim Mk IV P6933, 16 Jul 1940
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  5. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

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    alieneyes Senior Member

  7. bofors

    bofors Senior Member


    1) Norman Bradford Bluck, Royal New Zealand Airforce, service number 40364
    probate record here - but restricted -
    Wellington probate files [second sequence][​IMG]
    BLUCK Norman Bradford ORDER DETAILS »
    1944 1944 Wellington High Court [​IMG] [​IMG] R[​IMG] Wgtn

    More here - http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C17807

    Norman Bradford Bluck | New Zealand War Graves Project
    24/25.06.1943 No. 75 Squadron Stirling III EH902 AA-K P/O. Bluck
    Norman Bradford. Bluck | 75(nz)squadron


  8. Thanks so far everyone ,a few new websites discovered thanks to you.

    Its a very good start, Most difficult is mostly a birth date!

    Greets Jurgen
  9. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    Name: Albert M. Amiro
    Birth Date: 1 Mar 1919
    Birth Place:
    Lower East Pubnico, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Residence Place: Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co. N.S.
    Death Date: 1 Nov 1944
    Service Number: F5085
    Regiment: Royal Canadian Engineers
    Rank: Sapper
    Next of Kin: Rose Amiro
    Relationship: Mother
  10. From Albert I just have a meeting with a far cousin who was stationed in the Netherlands.
    I have also find a picture of him. Was very special. Still trying to get more photo's of him.

    Attached Files:

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  11. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    I'd be curious to learn how he died. Canadian army records aren't as detailed as RCAF ones so "accidentally" could mean anything from a truck overturning to an accidental discharge from a weapon.

    Mrs Amiro died in 1949 but she had two brothers and four sisters. There's a lady here named Denise who comes up with a lot of information on anybody from Nova Scotia. I'm pretty sure she or another member can dig up photos and relatives for you.
  12. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    Norman Bradford Bluck-
    From findagrave -
    Papatoetoe, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand
    A family tree on Ancestry has -
    Walter Bradford Bluck
    Eileen Maud Atchison


  13. Great job everyone, i subscribed to few new websites thanks to you.
    Hope to get a little step closer to find family of the different soldiers!
  14. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1911 Census - Wadleys End, Winterbourne, Gloucestershire

    Frederick Thomas Anstey - 30 - Coal Miner and Hewer - b.Winterbourne - died 1960
    Annie Clara Anstey - 27 - Sewing Machinist - b.Winterbourne - died 1951
    Dora Rosetta Anstey (later Turner) - 6 - b.Winterbourne - died 1999
    Kessie Agatha Anstey (later Ray) - 5 - b.Winterbourne - died 1967
    Annie May Anstey (later Chambers)- 3 - b.Winterbourne - died 1995
    Frederick Robert Anstey - 1 - b.Winterbourne
  15. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    Many thanks for your project.
    Where do you live? Sounds like Holland.
  16. Yes i do, The South of the Netherlands

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