Forest of Dean Soldiers 1945 (General)

by adelekirsty1992, Friday, October 29, 2021, 13:40 (988 days ago)

Hello my name is Adele Brain
I'm currently looking into my family tree and was wondering if anyone had any insight into websites or information where I may be able to find out where my great grandfather fought in 1945.

His name was Tom Brain (1917-1994), spouse of Maud Mary Mountjoy Brain. They lived at Drybrook Cross, Drybrook.
The only information is that he was a solider in 1945.

If anyone could help that would be brilliant.
Thank you

Forest of Dean Soldiers 1945

by shepway @, Friday, October 29, 2021, 15:48 (988 days ago) @ adelekirsty1992

Tom Brain born 1917 is the SON of Tom Brain and Maud Mary Mountjoy Robins who married in 1916. He married Ruby Myrtle Cooper at Viney Hill on 28 July 1945 and is described as a Soldier in the Register. I have checked Ancestry, Find My Past, National Archives and Soldiers of Gloucestershire and cannot find any record of him in their databases. If you have any record of the Regiment he joined I would suggest you contact them as they may be able to help.


Forest of Dean Soldiers 1945

by adelekirsty1992, Tuesday, November 02, 2021, 16:58 (983 days ago) @ shepway

Thank you Mike.

The information you have is all correct to match what I have in my ancestry account already.

Like yourself I have only been able to find that he was a solider when he married Ruby Cooper. Unfortunately the information is running dry and I have not been able to find out any rank or regiment details.

Forest of Dean Soldiers 1945

by probinson @, S. Oxon, Tuesday, November 02, 2021, 17:15 (983 days ago) @ adelekirsty1992

To apply for someone's service record you only need their name and date of birth.


Forest of Dean Soldiers 1945

by probinson @, S. Oxon, Saturday, October 30, 2021, 11:24 (987 days ago) @ adelekirsty1992

You could apply for his service record. Details here:


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