Jocelyn Harrisson
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Finding my Grandfather
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HI I am trying to find some record of my grandfather who was a soldier in WW2 and I am not having any luck.Hi name was Hector Arnold Padman. He was born in Smithton Tasmania on 25/9/1916. He tried to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sylvia Aug 26.

 

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Sylvia replied to Jocelyn Harrisson's discussion Finding my Grandfather
"Hi Jocelyn, I’d waited bit before answering as I’d had the same gut feeling as Debra, but did want to step on any toes. I am aware that not everything is online yet and could be wrong here, but things don’t seem to be adding up.…"
Aug 26
Debra replied to Jocelyn Harrisson's discussion Finding my Grandfather
"Hi Jocelyn, Your grandfather does not appear on the WW2 nominal roll at http://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/ My best guess is that the story was made up to explain away his health problems.  You should purchase his death certificate which will show…"
Aug 26
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Finding my Grandfather

HI I am trying to find some record of my grandfather who was a soldier in WW2 and I am not having any luck.Hi name was Hector Arnold Padman. He was born in Smithton Tasmania on 25/9/1916. He tried to commit Suicide after the war and I can find 2 court notices saying that he was remanded into custody for this dated 10/9/1952. My father says that he was in the light horse and he was sent to France. But when my aunt died we lost his service medals. He apparently was sent to live in Hobart Tasmania…See More
Aug 25

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