1 Reply Latest reply on May 10, 2021 9:11 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Looking for photo of Bernard Anthony Payne

    Paul Batenburg Newbie

      I am looking for photo Bernard Anthony Payne from Letschworth, Hertfordshire, UK. Bernard was killed in action on October 31, 1944 in the Netherlands. He is buried in Nederweert. I adopted his grave. Now we are searching for his photo and his family.

        • Re: Looking for photo of Bernard Anthony Payne
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Mr.  Batenburg,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The Commonwealth War Graves Commission provides information about Gunner Bernard Anthony Payne of the 97 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery.


          The United Kingdom’s Army Personnel Centre (APC) Historical Disclosures Section holds army service records for officers whose service ended after April 1922 and soldiers whose service ended after January 1921. APC also holds some records for the Foot Guards (not Scots Guards) back to 1750. Subject to the payment of an administration fee and provision of a copy of a death certificate (except where death was in service), certain information can be provided from the records of service of deceased service personnel on request under the Ministry of Defence publication scheme. APC can supply information to the next of kin of deceased former soldiers and officers, and more limited information to other enquirers if fewer than 25 years have passed since the death of the subject. Within the 25 year period, where the consent of the immediate next of kin has been given, some information will be released to a third party applicant.


          We also suggest you contact The National Archives of the United Kingdom, the Imperial War Museum, and the Royal Artillery MuseumAdditionally, the institutions listed on the FamilySearch Wiki page for Hertfordshire Societies may be able to offer some assistance.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!