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Harold Bates - Birmingham - Help Needed

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Hey all,

I am on a bit of a mission to find out all there is to know about my great uncle Harold Bates from Birmingham, UK.

From speaking to my grandmother and the limited information on Ancestry : his birth year was approx 1922 in Birmingham and he died in 1942 at the age of 19. The entry found for his birth is correct as it lists Aubrey as his mothers maiden name which is correct.

The story about Harold is that he died at 19 before he could enlist in the war effort and we dont know why.

His death certificate has just been ordered and the hope is that there is some kind of additional information and possibly even a photo floating around on the internet.

My grandmother doesnt have long left and is keen to see any details about the brother she never knew. Her family were always typically closed about anything to do with past relatives so its proving a real challenge.

I guess I am trying to give her some kind of closure and search for the impossible but if you dont try you dont knew etc :)

Anyone able to help or at least point me in the right direction please?

Harold parents were Florence Bates (Aubrey) and Edwin Bates.

Thanks

Scott
 

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