« Go back

Tracing ex-servicemen

World War Two veteran, Robin 85, grew up in Herne Bay, Kent and watched the Battle of Britain from his garden, collecting scraps of metal from downed planes.

After serving in the Royal Engineers from 1943 Robin joined a reinforcement battalion at the Normandy landings, and was dive-bombed by a Luftwaffe fighter jet in Holland. His fondest memory of the war was reuniting with his cousin on the battlefield in Belgium.

Today, Robin reunites ex-servicemen and old friends, many of which were separated by the war. To do this, Robin runs two websites, findanoldfriend.co.uk and missedfamily.com.

The sites are powered by search credits purchased by 192.com, allowing Robin to trawl millions of edited electoral roll records and Births Deaths and Marriages Indexes.

"I run my websites as a necessary small income but it is a joy to help people reunite, 192.com is the centre of my operations," he says.

Of the four to five enquiries Mr Brown get's a day, he expects to convert at least two of these, reuniting people who have been out of touch for decades.

Would you like to know more?

For advice on finding family and friends read the 192.com Guide to Tracing Relatives & Friends

To find someone that you've been looking for search the 192.com People Finder

Expert people finder Robin Photography: Sittingbourne Messenger and Andy Payton
Expert people finder Robin