Looking for a Thomas Hornby

Discussion in 'REME/RAOC' started by SteveLunt, May 25, 2021.

  1. SteveLunt

    SteveLunt Active Member


    I have been trying to find a Thomas Hornby (my partners Grandad)

    we know very little other than he was in the REME and served during WW2

    He was from Bolton, born in 1917, died in 1972 in Leigh

    Really dont know anything else military wise, his father was Henry Hornby who served in WW1 (we have a photo of him in uniform)


  2. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

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  3. CL1

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

    the only way is to apply for his service records
    A long wait now due to the pandemic £30 plus death cert required
    you do not require his service number date of birth will do

    Get a copy of military service records

    Deaths Sep 1972
    Hornby Thomas 9my1917 Leigh 10d 133

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  4. SteveLunt

    SteveLunt Active Member

    Hi Clive

    Many thanks, I thought I may have been able to at least get an enlistment or soldier number,

    Will a copy death cert be ok, or would it have to be original, as not sure we have the original but can order a copy from GRO

  5. CL1

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

    Steve a copy is fine via GRO
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    If you read the forms they ask for Service number OR date of birth, and normally the death certificate provides birth date as well

  7. SteveLunt

    SteveLunt Active Member

    Many thanks

    I will get this organised , I know it will take quite some time due to current restrictions


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