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Can anyone search for this person in SHROH records, it would take me forever. The photo was found in Wales but had a Jordan and Metcalf of George Street  stamp on reverse.  He was RAF by the looks of it, just a chance he may have been killed and recorded. No name unfortunately, the person who bought it is trying to return it to family. Just told, vaguely possible name Erlam.

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Good choice Phyll but I don't think he was army, by the look of his coat it was RAF. See, this is WWII RAF Ground crew 

Battle of Britain. WW2 RAF ground crew member from Battle of Britain era with Union Jack and Airforce colours in background.Picture has been aged to give the feel of a vintage photograph. 1944 Stock Photo

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Checked on war graves site Rats - no person down as deceased with the name Erlam or similar in the RAF - and I checked all, not just St Helens.  I'll do a bit more digging later but I'm not holding my breath.  Hope all is good with you?

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Hi Ratty, this is a long shot but could this be him? :dunno:

This photo looks a bit like him & he was in Cardiff, Wales around that time.

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The guy looking has been told by someone that he looks like a relative  of her aunts husband Bill Erlam, his name possibly Henry Erlam born St Helens and he died before 2019. He had a brother who lived in Wales, the photo was found in Wales.

I searched SHROH but there's not much info on RAF and searching every photo in case that info is wrong would take ages. I also searched what record sets I know of on RAF names and there are no Erlam or Irlam's there.  That's all I can do really. He needs to trawl the old newspapers maybe but without a positive name it could take a lifetime.


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Thanks for looking

 


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Mishka I'm doing ok, thanks for asking.

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Looking just above his left breast pocket he was a Sergeant Aircrew but not able to see what trade, observer, gunner, navigator etc. Usually a Letter signifies which part of the crew he was, be it O,G,N etc.

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A friend of mine has a Family Tree on Ancestry that has a number of St Helens Erlam names. One photo has a group of the family with a soldier named Pye. 

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St Helens treas for Erlam seem to not be public. He's RAF though halj


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I found that family of your post Phyll, there didn't seem to be a link

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