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James Barry Divorced?

KateJen

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Hi

I am trying to trace my Paternal Grandfather with no luck. His name was James Barry and rumour is that he was an American Soldier here in England and he married my Grandma Joan Bellamy in 1942, a year before she gave birth to my father in 1943.
My grandma then went on to marry another man in 1943 after being with him from approx 1945 onwards but there is no information as to where James Barry went.
I have since obtained my grandmas wedding certificate to her second husband and it states that she was the “former wife of James Barry of no home and she obtained a divorce” - why does it say this? Why not just suimply divorced?
I also cannot find anything on James Barry, literally nothing; which could support him being in the American Army? Could he have died in the war?
 
In an Anc. tree it say he was born 1920, could this be him?
James Berry abt 1920 Death Date: 14 Jul 1943. Regimental Number: 643934. Catania War Cemetery Italy.




 
Hi,

The marriage certificate will give you James occupation and fathers name.
That’s another odd thing as usually they do say I know but this particular one says nothing.
my fathers marriage certificate however states he was a Marine Mechanic which would support some sort of armed forces perhaps?
 

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In an Anc. tree it say he was born 1920, could this be him?
James Berry abt 1920 Death Date: 14 Jul 1943. Regimental Number: 643934. Catania War Cemetery Italy.
I don’t know how I would know as I know nothing about his parents or if he had siblings, which regiment he was in if any. There are a few James Barry’s or alternatives Berry who were born in that time or died in the war too, I just can’t tell unfortunately
 
James Berry 643934 Flight Sergeant RAF (note Berry not Barry)
That marriage cert is 1949 who did she marry in 1943 as stated.
 
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JOANLast name BELLAMYMarriage quarter 1Marriage year 1942Registration month -
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JOAN BELLAMY married one of these people
James Barry
Spouse's last name BarryDistrict Staincross
you need this marriage
 
JOAN BELLAMY--Marriage quarter 1--Marriage year 1942--Registration month -



James Barry
District Staincross

Jan-Feb-Mar Affiliate Line Number: 13Volume: 9C
 
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