1939 WW2 Register.
On Friday, 29th September, 1939 the entire population was enumerated during the process of WW2 Registration when everyone was issued with National Identity Cards.
The register did not include any person already serving in the armed services. Besides recording full names, the record includes birth date & in many cases the future married surname of single women (as a hand written addenda). Children/minors were usually not named in the register.
The Identity Card was finally abolished in February 1952, but the identity numbers were used within the NHS to give everyone an individual number. People who had a Identity Card issued during WW2 still retain the same number as their NHS identity today.
Find My Past and Ancestry have released the entire register, with the exception of certain redacted records. To gain an understanding of the Enumeration Districts, there is a helpful article http://www.findmypast.co.uk/articles/1939-register-enumeration-districts?_ga=1.234361756.345444609.1386409852. These records ar available to search for free, at Suffolk Libraries and Record Offices.
A breakdown of some of the Districts in Suffolk are as follows:
|Borough / District||Type||Area Code||Registration District & Sub District||Village|
|Suffolk||Leiston cum Sizewell||UD||TWG|
|Suffolk||Blyth, Suffolk||RD||TXA||S||216-1||Benhall, Nr. Saxmundham|
Mill Green (Stonham Aspal)
|Suffolk||Bury St Edmunds||MB||TYA|