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Major Bernard Debenham

Simon7

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Major Bernard C Debenham ( Born Cousins ) was adopted by mr debenham but kept mother name as middle name, if that makes sense

1904 thetford

Served in the world war 1 in Belgium I believe

Dies 1984

Thanks for any info and ask if you need more but I may not know

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The marriages Dave kindly posted for you are marriage indexes. If you want to know more about the marriage you will most likely have to obtain the actual marriage cert.

I found these below

London gazette 26 January 1940
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS.
S. M. Bernard DEBENHAM (116498 ) to be Lt. (Qr.-Mr.). i6th Jan. 1940.

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/34781/supplements/599


London Gazette 11 July 1947
Lt. (Qr.-Mr.) B. DEBENHAM (116498 ) to be Capt.
•{Qr.-Mr.). I4th July 1947.

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/38014/supplements/3245


http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/
 

Simon7

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The marriages Dave kindly posted for you are marriage indexes. If you want to know more about the marriage you will most likely have to obtain the actual marriage cert.

I found these below

London gazette 26 January 1940
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS.
S. M. Bernard DEBENHAM (116498 ) to be Lt. (Qr.-Mr.). i6th Jan. 1940.

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/34781/supplements/599


London Gazette 11 July 1947
Lt. (Qr.-Mr.) B. DEBENHAM (116498 ) to be Capt.
•{Qr.-Mr.). I4th July 1947.

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/38014/supplements/3245


http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/

Thankyou .
 

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Bernard C Debenham enlisted RAMC February 1920. Served as Private at Netley Hospital - later served Maidstone, Egypt, Crookham, North Africa and Singapore. Married Ethel in 1924. Father, Henry Edward Debenham, killed 29th October 1918 at Dombrie, Nr Lecelles, France - initially buried at Rogny but reinterred in War Grave Commission Cemetery, Tournai, Belgium.

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Major Bernard Debenham was my grandfather. He was a Major (acting) in WW2 and received the MBE in 1946. He was not adopted. His father was Henry Edward Debenham but when Bernard was born his parents were unmarried and therefore his birth certificate recorded his mother's surname of Cousins. His parents married shortly after his birth and Cousins became a 'family' name for his and Ethel's three daughters.
 

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