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My Father's early history.

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Hello every one from a first timer.
I am interested in finding an early part of my dads life.
He was 8 at the 1911 census and he married when he was 25 in 1927.
He served in the Air Force in the early 20s and served in Mesopotamia (as it was then) for a time.
As far as I can find out he was out of the Air Force a couple of years before he married because he was a linesman for the Post Office at that time.

I am trying to find when he joined the Air Force and when he left, plus the early part of his Post Office career if that would be possible.

If there is any one out there who can guide me in the right direction I would be most appreciative. arram.
 

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Hi and welcome...

If you could give a little more info, his name and place of birth if you have it would help.

Geoff

Edit: Just noticed his name :)
 
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Sorry about that Geoff.

His name - Frederick Thomas McNicholl
Place of birth - Hull, Yorkshire, England
He was a Flight Mechanic in the Airforce.
His parents and family lived in Argyle St in Hull to the best of my knowledge he wasn't born there.

That's all I have about him. arram
 

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National archives UK

Reference:AIR 79/2778/326158 Description:
Name: Frederick Thomas McNicholl.

Date: [1918-1928] Held by: The National Archives, Kew Legal status: Public Record Language: English Access conditions: Open Immediately

NOTE: This record has not been digitised and cannot be downloaded.
Request a quotation for a copy to be digitised or printed and sent to you.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details/AssetMain?iaid=C12722632
 

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Hi

This looks like him in 1911..

Civil Parish: Holy Trinity and St Mary
County/: Yorkshire-East Riding
Street address: 2 Williams Ter South Parade Anlaby Rd Hull
RD: Hull
RD No: 522
Sub-RD: Myton
ED: 11; Piece: 28780

Thomas Mc Nicholl 39 [b. Barnsley, Yorkshire. Cooper's labourer]
Georgina Mc Nicholl 36 [b. Greenwich, Kent]
Bernhard Mc Nicholl 10 [b. Hull. School]
Frederick Mc Nicholl 8 [do. do]
Lucy Mc Nicholl 4 [do]
[Image says 5 children born alive, 4 living, 1 died]

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British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969
Name: Frederick Thomes Mc Nicholl
Date Appointed: Jan 1932

This is the entry on the image..
 
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Possibly a relative...

British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969
Name: Peter T N McNicholl
Date Appointed: Oct 1948
Place Appointed: Hull

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seems he was briefly a cabin boy in the merchant navy also.

Record collection Merchant navy & maritime


First Name FREDERICK THOMAS

Last Name Mcnicholl

Year Of Birth 1902

Birth Month November

Birth Day 29

Birth Place Hull

Birth County Yorkshire


Place HULL

Date Range 1918-1921

Identity Certificate Number 801447
 

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I have posted a message on your profile. Can you make 1 more reply on your thread here,,,,this should enable me to send you a private message.
 

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what I am trying to say,,,is that there is a cr10 card,,,which is his merchant navy card,,,,this has a photo of him as a young lad,,,maybe 15..16..17 years old,,,i would like to send it to you.
 
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There are a couple of dates might need checking. There is a possibility regarding the photo. You will have to give me a day or so. arram
 

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click on my name gortonboy,,,and see if you can send me a private message,,,i would like to get your email address,,,,we don't like having email addresses on the forum ,,as you may get spammed.
 

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Arram has made 4 posts and should be able to use the PM system now. However, I notice his name is still in 'blue'. Let me know if PM's are not working.

Geoff
 

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