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BBC: A Challenge for Rootschatters
« on: Thursday 22 September 05 07:05 BST (UK) »
I spotted this on the news website and wondered if we could be of help, possibly not but Roots chatters have pulled it off before.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4268066.stm

with regards, Sarah.
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Re: A Challenge for Rootschatters
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 22 September 05 07:35 BST (UK) »
What a good idea Sarah!

For a start, tried searching for the death of an Ethel Mary (with or without ROBINSON) born about 1920, without finding one. (Used Ancestry)

Is she still alive?

kind regards, Arranroots  ;)
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SOM: BIRD, BURT aka BROWN
HEF: BAUGH, LATHAM, CARTER, PRITCHARD
GLS: WEBB, WORKMAN, LATHAM, MALPUS
WIL: WEBB, SALTER
RAD: PRITCHARD, WILLIAMS
GLA: RYAN, KEARNEY, JONES, HARRY
MON: WEBB, MORGAN, WILLIAMS, JONES, BIRD
SCOTLAND: HASTINGS, CAMERON, KELSO, BUCHANAN, BETHUNE/ BEATON
IRELAND: RYAN (WATERFORD), KEARNEY (DUBLIN), BOYLE(DUNDALK)

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Re: A Challenge for Rootschatters
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 22 September 05 09:57 BST (UK) »
Hi

I tried the CWGC site to see if any of these men were listed, and came up with the following. Not sure how much use it is, but it does throw up a wider variety of names, and something may ring a bell with somone. It may help to track down some brothers or sisters and their descendants.

John Robinson's middle name was Victor. Son of Hubert Hedley Robinson, O.B.E., Merchant Navy, Master S.S. Empire Success (London) (Died on active service, 19th February, 1945), and of C. Helen Robinson, of Wimborne Minster, Dorset; husband of Ethel M. Robinson.

Of the three other men listed, there is no record on CWGC for L E Moss. The other two are:

Kenneth Wakefield
Age 20 when killed in August 1942
Son of Albert J. and Alice J. Wakefield, of Bedford.

Peter Siegfried Sharman
Age 20 when killed in August 1942
Son of George Owen Sharman and Gabriel Sharman, of Buxton, Derbyshire.

As no details are given of the wives of these men, is it safe to assume that they were unmarried, or just that there wasn't room for more detail in the article?

I've done a quick hunt on Genes Reunited to see if any of these are entered, but nobody seems to be looking for them.

Will try another couple of ideas asap, but my boss is in the office now  :(

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Re: A Challenge for Rootschatters
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 22 September 05 10:57 BST (UK) »
His father's record also:
http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2691196

Hubert Hedley Robinson was b. Redruth in Dec 1886 quarter (although in the London Gazette for 19 Mar 1940 he is listed as Herbert Hedley Robinson).  His parents were Hubert Treweeke Robinson and Alice Burns S. Curnow (from 1891 census/freebmd).  I couldn't find any brothers or sisters for him.

LE Moss I think is Leonard Edward Moss, of NZ!  Same date of death - 28/8/1942, Sergeant in the NZ Air Force-
http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1077309
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Re: A Challenge for Rootschatters
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 22 September 05 11:23 BST (UK) »
There's a Leonard Edward Moss on Genes Reunited born 1914 which would be right. No place of birth given though. I let my membership lapse, so I can't can't contact the member. Is anyone else able to?

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Re: A Challenge for Rootschatters
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 22 September 05 11:39 BST (UK) »
I am a member and will contact "Judith"

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Apsey - Devon, Dorset
Edmunds/Edmonds - Monmouth
Edmunds - Chard
Ellott/Ellet/Elliot - Dorset
Fry - Devon, Dorset, Somerset
Hill - Dorset, Somerset
Mabb - Dorset
Matthews - Hants
Richards - Dorset, Somerset
Webster - Lambeth, Norfolk
Others: - Backaller(and variations), Billows, Blessley, Crabb, Dening, Lea, Mitchell, Parris, Wilson, Woodward.
Main areas:- Chardstock, Bridport

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Re: A Challenge for Rootschatters
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 22 September 05 11:48 BST (UK) »
Found a John Robinson - Kent 1917 there too, so messaged them as well.
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Apsey - Devon, Dorset
Edmunds/Edmonds - Monmouth
Edmunds - Chard
Ellott/Ellet/Elliot - Dorset
Fry - Devon, Dorset, Somerset
Hill - Dorset, Somerset
Mabb - Dorset
Matthews - Hants
Richards - Dorset, Somerset
Webster - Lambeth, Norfolk
Others: - Backaller(and variations), Billows, Blessley, Crabb, Dening, Lea, Mitchell, Parris, Wilson, Woodward.
Main areas:- Chardstock, Bridport

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Re: A Challenge for Rootschatters
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 22 September 05 13:07 BST (UK) »
What a good idea Sarah!

For a start, tried searching for the death of an Ethel Mary (with or without ROBINSON) born about 1920, without finding one. (Used Ancestry)

Is she still alive?

kind regards, Arranroots  ;)

Ancestry seems to be throwing a hissy fit at present, and entering a year on some searches means it keeps saying no matches are found. Searching deaths 1984-2002 for Ethel Mary Robinson without any further info gives 21 results, three of which look like possibles from the date of birth given. Searching just for "Ethel Mary" gives 5885 results, so I'm NOT going to play. Hopefully Ancestry will sort this out pretty quickly.

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Re: A Challenge for Rootschatters
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 22 September 05 13:27 BST (UK) »
Found this site on google.

http://members.tripod.com/chrisuphill/mainr1.htm

ROBINSON~Alice~9/8/1945~89~1856~W/O Robert Treweeke; M/O Healey Hubert~Centenary~

ROBINSON~Healey Hubert~19/2/1945~59~1886~S/O Robert Treweeke & Alice~Centenary~

ROBINSON~Robert Treweeke~16/3/1941~84~1857~H/O Alice; F/O Healey Hubert~Centenary~

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