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Ronald Gill 1920

Location
Wallasey
From
England
Any information Birth, Marriage, Death of Ronald Gill from Sheffield. Married Sybil ?. Mother was Evelyn Wragg who was married to Charles Gill. He is my cousin and we lost contact.
Any info on Ron's war record would also be helpful. I do know that he was a prisoner of war during WW2
Brian
 
Hi Brian

This looks a possibility..

Births Q2 1922
Gill Ronald
Mother's surname: Wragg
Ecclesall B.
Volume 9c Page 655

There are a few possibilities for siblings also.

A possibility for the marriage:
Marriages Q2 1945
Bell Marjorie Cordray
Cordray Bernard F Bell
Firth Sybil [Gill]
Gill Ronald [Firth]
Sheffield
9c 1048

You may find this site useful for BMD's..

http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

Geoff
 
Found Births for :-
Marjorie E Gill mar Q 1921 in Sheffield mother Wragg
Ronald Gill Jun Q 1922 in Ecclesall Bierlow mother Wragg

Marriage for Ronald Gill to Sybil Firth Jun Q 1945 in Sheffield.

Marriage for Charles Gill to Evelyn Wragg Jun Q 1919 in Sheffield.

Only Death for Ronald is for mar Q 2005 in Sheffield but it says birth is 9 Nov 1923 - about a year adrift.

Best I can do - Peter
 
It's a long shot, but this may be his prisoner record. Duke of Wellingtons was a West Riding regiment


UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
about R Gill

Name:
R Gill

Rank:
Private

Army Number:
5891238

Regiment:
Duke of Wellingtons Regiment

POW Number:
132071

Camp Type:
Stalag

Camp Number:
IV-G

Camp Location:
Oschatz, Saxony

Record Office:
Infantry and Army Educational Corps Record Office, York

Record Office Number:
20


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Wellington's_Regiment
 
The POW camp in Oschatz, Saxony was one of the last to be liberated, so it would seem unlikely he would be home to marry Sybil in 2nd q 1945.

Peter

It appears that whilst Stalag-4G was a POW camp, it was mainly an admin centre and hospital - it was also a series of 'work camps' scattered throughout Saxony.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalag_IV-G

Providing repatriation took place in May or the first half of June, the Q2 marriage would still be possible. Otherwise we have the wrong man or marriage!

Geoff
 
This helps a little...

http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/pow/stalag4g.html

Scroll down to this...
Quote:
Prisoner of War 20/06/42 to 13/05/45 Italy, Germany Stalag 4b and 4g
Dad was prisoner of war in Italy, but no records show which camp. He may have been kept in North Africa for some time, before going over to Italy. They were usually shipped into Italy via Benghazi or Brindisi. . After Italy surrendered they were transferred to Austria or Germany. Dad was held in Stalag 4B. The camp opened Oct.39. & was Liberated 23rd April 45. End Quote.

4B and 4G appear to be together. The above chap was also in 4G.

Geoff
 
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Horse,
Thanks for all the help. If you wish to add my cousins name to your web site, please do. I am sure that Ron would not mind.
I lost touch with my Sheffield relatives many years ago and I am now finding it very difficult to obtain any family knowledge.
All your look up's help enormously.
Thanks again
Brian
My thanks as well to all other contributors, without you we would not know where to look.
 
Horse,
Thanks for all the help. If you wish to add my cousins name to your web site, please do. I am sure that Ron would not mind.
I lost touch with my Sheffield relatives many years ago and I am now finding it very difficult to obtain any family knowledge.
All your look up's help enormously.
Thanks again
Brian
My thanks as well to all other contributors, without you we would not know where to look.

Just to say, it was DaveL's 'long shot' that set the military ball rolling...

Geoff
 
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