Hi Lyn. Yes I'm absolutely delighted to read those articles that Mike kindly found and posted. We know from the address given that this is the correct Edward Poyser and as suggested, would explain why he can't be found on the 1939! This is so awesome, even at 5.14 in the morning!how amazing mike no wonder we could not find edward on the 39 register...he was in india by the looks of it..i am sure nick will be delighted with the newspaper articles you have found
as promised nick here is the 39 register for dilys davies...just as an aside do you know when dilys died...Hi Lyn
Thank you and I never say or think information is of no use until I've seen it. Please could you send the image to my email or attach it to a reply or alternatively let me have the link? I've still yet to find Edward on the 39 although as you'll see above, we've found his father and also possibly in a blanked out (x7) 39 entry.
I hadn't notice before that it said he joined in 1937 (March) but that's good. You're right he can't, therefore, be one of those blanked on the 1939.Reading the newspaper clippings Edward says theat he joined the army in 1937, so if that is correct then it is doubtful whether he would actually be one of those blanked out entries on the 1939 register.
Also he should be listed on the electoral rolls for 1945 and 1946, either with his wife or as an absent voter. Not available online I don't think but can be seen at the Library of Bham. Hopefully at a known address because if not then it's like searching for a needle in a haystack.
Thank you Mike. I wonder if that's 'our' Edward, possibly having returned from service maybe? I think we'll only know that if/when his army records are released. I had intended to apply for them but having looked much deeper into that, it appears they only do postal applications and you can only pay by cheque or postal order. I mean come on MOD, get up to date with technology for God's sake!! So for now I'm not going to proceed. I don't know anyone these days who uses cheques and last time I used them, postal orders were disgustingly expensive so sod that for a game of soldiers, as the saying goes ... quite applicably in this case of course.The 1945 rolls are online, and show Richard & Mary at 93 albert road in that year. A search showed no Edward Poyser in 1945. It has not been mentioned, and you may already be aware that the 1947 online rolls show an Edward Poyser with others at 9 Sandford Road in what is presumably a house converted into flats (see below
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this is why i asked the question MWS...also i take it that dilys and edward divorced ??as on the 39 davies is crossed out replaced by poyser then thats crossed out and replaced by davies...Are you sure that's correct? On the 1939 register her dob is 20 Aug 1917 and there's a death registered Jun 2002 Denbigh for a Dilys Mary Davies with that dob.