I am living in Bad Oeynhausen at at the time i am studying at the faculty of history in Bielefeld.
I am trying to get in touch with my grandfather or anyone who knows him.
First, i want to tell you that i do not want to make any demands to Mr. Jenkins. I only want to know something about my roots. I imagine that he has his own family, if he is still alive.
All information i got about my Grandfather:
Name: Gwyn (Howard) Jenkins
Born: 1924 or 1925
Born / Lived: Wales/ County Glamorganshire
He must be stationated in Bad Oeynhausen/Germany in March /April 1948
He was called "Taffie" by his soldier friends (as many where, I think
Things I have done so far:
I searched in der local archives here in Bad Oeynhausen, but there are no informations left.
I searched in several ancestry forums and also met nice people, who tried to held me.
A nice lady lookes for him in the brith indexes.
She found out, that there are some Gwyn Jenkins born between 1919 and 1927:
Dez Qtr 1919 Neath, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Juni Qtr 1921 Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan
Dez Qtr 1924 Neath, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Mrz Qtr 1926 Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Juni Qtr 1927 Pontardawe, Swansea, West Glamorgan
She did not find a Gwyn Howard Jenkins or a Gwyn H Jenkins although my grandmother told me his name is Gwyn Howard Jenkins.
I was in touch with a really nice lady in Herford. She took my information to get an service record, but it failed, because the information i have is too less.
And finally, I wrote to the Soldier magazine. They printed a request in their magazine, but unfourtunately, I get no answers.
Thank you very much for reading my post!!!