July 1941 Elsie F from Salford, married to James C in april 1940, gave birth to a son.
On the birth certificate she is Elsie C formerly F, and the father William Williams, balloonrigger. They were both informants and both with the same address in Fallowfield. In November she had another son, but her mother was the informant and James C was registered as the father. If that's true I'll never know. Husband James was in the army, in England untill July 1942. His wife and the Fallowfield address is in his service record.
I know William Williams is an impossible name to trace. When I am in Manchester again I could see if there was a Williams living at that address in 1939 and 1946. Not Elsie, that I know.
In the meantime: can anyone tell me something about balloon riggers in the Manchester area? All I have found so far is that it was mainly a woman's job. And that they were produced where the Museum of Science and Industry is now. I suppose it's no use writing to the RAF, they will want Squadron and service number.
Also, there was talk later in the family about "Elsie and her American". An American in 1840/41? Wasn't that a bit early? Maybe she had more fun later. Maybe a Canadian, would they have been involved with barrage balloons?
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Yes, I would have thought that 1940/41 was too early for an American GI. So I would presume an American citizen or, as you suggest, a Canadian soldier.