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John Evan Morris Pryce

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Empey Report 20 Mar 2018 20:59

I am looking for information about the above, in particular, his WWII experience. He was probably a chef in service with the RAF. He lived in Montgomeryshire and probably joined up from there. I do not know at which recruiting centre. Maybe Shrewsbury? I do not know whether he would join the RAF direct or a catering corps and then be attached to an RAF flight, if that is the right word.
Can anyone help?
Thank you


PatinCyprus Report 20 Mar 2018 21:07

The RAF has it's own catering trade.

At station level it's catering flight.

Service records after 1920 are still with the MOD. You can send for a copy at a cost of £30.
This is the link for obtaining UK service records:


PricklyHolly Report 21 Mar 2018 10:07


John E M Pryce in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2005
Name: John E M Pryce
Mother's Maiden Surname: Mills
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1920
Registration district: Newtown
Inferred County: Merionethshire
Volume Number: 11b
Page Number: 258

John E M Pryce in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
Name: John E M Pryce
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1947
Registration district: Newtown
Inferred County: Montgomeryshire
Spouse: Paula E Frankenberg
Volume Number: 8c
Page Number: 744

John Evan M Pryce in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: John Evan M Pryce
Death Age: 84
Birth Date: 2 May 1920
Registration Date: Jan 2005
Registration district: Shrewsbury
Inferred County: Shropshire
Register Number: A69A
District and Subdistrict: 715/1A


Empey Report 21 Mar 2018 14:07

PatiinCyprus and PricklyHolly: Thank you for this information.


Empey Report 21 Mar 2018 20:20

The MOD requires a service number which we do not have. Is there any way of finding it?


KathleenBell Report 22 Mar 2018 00:00

If you try ringing the MOD and give them the information you do have they may be able to help even without his service number.

When I got my father's and father-in-law's records I didn't have their numbers but still managed to get copies, although this was quite some years ago so things may be different now.

The fact that he has more than one forename will help.

Kath. x


PatinCyprus Report 22 Mar 2018 13:26

You do not need the service number if you have the date of birth.


Empey Report 22 Mar 2018 14:33