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3rd South Midlands Brigade RFA

Andrew193

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I'm looking for details on William Henry Paul Furniss (usually known as Paul) who was born on 19th September 1890 in Southport and apparently served with the above during WW1. These details are taken from his Australian discharge papers under who he attempted to join during WW2. He emigrated and took up citizenship.
 

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FURNISS WILLIAM HENRY PAUL : Service Number - N105164 : Date of birth - 19 Sep 1890 : Place of birth - SOUTHPORT ENGLAND : Place of enlistment - RECRUITING DEPOT E C NSW : Next of Kin - LAMBERT ALTHEA

3 March 1941 states he was 50 yrs & 5 months – DOB 19 Sept 1890 a writer and actor single – NOK was Friend - Althea Lambert Glasby 114 Curlewis st Bondi NSW – Medically discharged 24 July 1941

https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/8b32a7dbab3745818864e8bd100ff600

Paul died 8 Jan 1945 Prince Henry Hospital – of 114 Curlewis st, Bondi.. Althea was exec on his probate

Parents = Raymond Joseph Furniss & Millicent Sophia C – reg 5258/1945

William/Paul – actor - age 39 departs UK on ship “Hobsons Bay” for Sydney – on his own

fair bit if you google him & Althea..
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FURNISS WILLIAM HENRY PAUL : Service Number - N105164 : Date of birth - 19 Sep 1890 : Place of birth - SOUTHPORT ENGLAND : Place of enlistment - RECRUITING DEPOT E C NSW : Next of Kin - LAMBERT ALTHEA

3 March 1941 states he was 50 yrs & 5 months – DOB 19 Sept 1890 a writer and actor single – NOK was Friend - Althea Lambert Glasby 114 Curlewis st Bondi NSW – Medically discharged 24 July 1941

https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/8b32a7dbab3745818864e8bd100ff600

Paul died 8 Jan 1945 Prince Henry Hospital – of 114 Curlewis st, Bondi.. Althea was exec on his probate

Parents = Raymond Joseph Furniss & Millicent Sophia C – reg 5258/1945

William/Paul – actor - age 39 departs UK on ship “Hobsons Bay” for Sydney – on his own

fair bit if you google him & Althea..
regards
Val
Thanks Bootzy that is him and yes I've seen and read the "online" stuff on him, a very interesting character who would have been my great great uncle.
 

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I've been looking into the history of the 3rd....., as much as you can, and also as he was a thespian what he was doing during the war and I can't see how he was in the 3rd... as during WW1 he was also appearing on the stage in various productions. So was he "fibbing" on his Oz service papers and if he was why pick on that unit??
 

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I have managed to find his medal roll and he did in actual fact serve with the 3rd.... for about 10 months before being discharged as "medically unfit...." which is the same reason he was discharged during WW2.!!! Unfortunately, there's no service record available that I can find so perhaps he's amongst the "burnt records"
 

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Although this is a long shot have you tried to get the service records from the place in Scotland? Sadly, it takes a lot of months to get them and the fee of £30 is non-refundable. There is one part that does WW I and the other does WW II. From memory the form to fill in is quite comprehensive.
 

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