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IHi - any ideas of the approx date for this one? The family were pretty prolific so without a date itís difficult to figure out who it shows.  It was taken on the Fife/Perthshire border in Scotland and the family were farmers. Unfortunately I donít have access to the rear of the photo, just this digital image.

Thanks in advance

World War One / Thomas Abel Archer - records burnt?
« on: Thursday 08 October 15 14:09 BST (UK)  »
Hello afraid it's me again. This time I'm looking into my paternal great grandfather.

I have found his medal card on Ancestry so have his rank and regiment but again I can't find anything further. Now, this could be because I'm struggling to get to grips with the databases but as I understand it could mean his records were destroyed during WW2? Is that right?

He was Thomas Abel Archer. Born Great Bowden on 11 Aug 1889. He was in the Royal Ordnance Corp and his number was 014114. I've been told he was in the Sherwood Foresters.

Any help or confirmation gratefully recieved. Thank you

Oh so I was. These are all brilliant! Thank you so so much  ;D

That's wonderful, so much better. Thank you!


This is my husband's great grandfather. I've been researching his WW1 service with the help of the WW1 board and they suggested I should post the picture of him here to be restored.

My children (6 & 8) are going to take the photo and records into school to show their class. They have really enjoyed the research.

Thanks in advance.

I will do that, great suggestion thank you.

Thanks Ken, just been reading up on the Derby scheme. Am really enjoying finding out about a whole new area. My children (inspired by Horrible Histories WW1 special - it's one of their favourites!) are also fascinated and want to take the photo and records into school.

Think I need to go have a better search on Ancestry. I used to be quite good at understanding the sources online but that was about 8 years or so ago. It's moved on a bit eh?

Thank you both VERY much. I hadn't picked up on the cap badge and had missed the notation re the Huntscraft - I'd found the info via googling. Could have saved myself a job!

I'll use the info you have noted to search Dod as for some reason am having trouble finding him on that site.

Cumberland / Re: Lifeboat Inn, Church Street, Workington
« on: Tuesday 06 October 15 17:03 BST (UK)  »
If you track the postcode for Church St on you can use the thumbnail views to track the development (or otherwise) of Church St. It appears to have been cleared in the late 1960s / early 1970s. Given the date I would suspect slum clearance?

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