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Where`s Henry?

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:confused: :confused: :confused: Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I am researching my maternal family history, the surname being, Yarnold. I have found all ten, BMD, of my Mothers uncles & aunts...except one, Henry Yarnold. I know his date of birth, 5 October 1890, in Balsall Heath, Birmingham. However, I cannot find anything definite, about his marriage, if indeed he ever did marry, nor his death, I`m assuming he has by now passed away unless he is 118 years old!!.
I know he survived the first world war, and I believe I can trace him to at least 1927, where he is a `witness`, to his sisters wedding. But that is it. I can find `Henry`s`, with middle name letters, but on his birth cert`, it gives no middle name at all. The brick wall, has as they say, been hit, so any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Hi there,welcome to the site. I do notice on ancestry there is a Henry Yarnold on a Cresswell family tree, though it could be yours.also june qr Birmingham N 1925 Henry Yarnold & May Eaton 6D 819
could this be him?
 
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Pejay, thanks for replying and sorry for my delay getting back. I think the Henry is in my tree on Ancestry, and I have noted the B`ham N reference you posted too, the only reason I have not sent for that particular cert`, is because on the Birth cert` I have for Henry, there is no mention of a middle name, I also have a couple of letters written by both of Henry` parents while he was serving in France during WW1, and neither make any reference, except, `Harry`. I suppose the only way of finding out for sure is to purchase the certificate you have kindly found for me.Thankyou, I do appreciate all replies I get.
 

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the strange thing is I too have some birth certs without a middle name,and then all at once up crops a middle name, I guess sometimes people gave themselves a middle name - perhaps it made them feel a bit more important. I do not know, Unfortunately family history can be an expensive past time especially if you get the wrong certificates, can you find out anthing about his wife before you send for the cert?. I guess I have been fairly lucky, so far I have only had 2 wrong certs but that is still £14 lost :)
 
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Pejay, I have to agree with you on this one, and I have just now, ordered the marriage cert`, if nothing else, at least I will have eliminated that particular person if he turns out to be the wrong one, and yes, it IS expensive but no-one has forced us to take this on have they. Cheers, Cresser.
 

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