January 6, 2015

Can We Send Leroy Tillery's US WWII Dog Tag Home? (Case #23)

Olive Tree Genealogy received a request for help finding family of Leroy Tillery whose US WWII ID Tag (Dog Tag) on the estate at Dorford Hall, Near Nantwich, Cheshire England. The finder of the Dog Tag and the Secretary of the Crewe & Nantwich Metal Detecting Society are hopeful my amazing readers will be able to find Leroy's descendants or family members. 

Can We Send Leroy Tillery's US WWII Dog Tag Home? (Case #23)
Mr. Bradley, Membership Secretary informs me that his research indicates that Dorfold Hall was used as a WWII US Army camp to house the 158th Liaison Squadron(camp capacity 170 personnel) in the 1940's. He requests our help to help send Leroy's Dog Tag home. 

After receiving the email, I searched NARA's Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records) using the serial number 34669274 on the Dog Tag. Here is the information found for Leroy:

Leroy Tillery, Army Serial Number 34669274, lived in Nash County North Carolina and enlisted at Ft. Bragg on 30 November 1945. His year of birth was 1924. He was an African American and his marital status was given as "single with dependants"

If you would like to help send Leroy Tillery's Dog Tag home, please leave your findings in the comment section of this blog post unless it is about living individuals. For information concerning living people, please write to me privately at olivetreegenealogy AT gmail DOT com (replacing AT and DOT with the appropriate characters) 

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