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World War One / Re: Cause of death "An Accident" - How to find out more.
« on: Wednesday 15 November 17 13:13 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you. I've found a transcript of the 152d Batt War Diary, but there is no further information on those dates.
I've also searched newspapers on FindMyPast but no luck.

Intriguingly the date of death on the grave registration form is the 9th July, yet the date on the gravestone is the 8th July.

Such mystery. I guess there is only one thing for it...part with some pennies!  ;D

World War One / Re: Cause of death "An Accident" - How to find out more.
« on: Wednesday 15 November 17 12:39 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you nanny, I have a subscription and have searched extensively. I believe I have got all the records i can from it, but still no joy on the service record.

What i'd really like to know is, will it be worth my buying a death certificate? Will there be one and do they hold 'cause of death' information for War deaths?

World War One / Re: Cause of death "An Accident" - How to find out more.
« on: Wednesday 15 November 17 12:21 GMT (UK)  »
No service record survived the Blitz, I have located the Soldiers Effects record and that is where the death is recorded as "an Accident"

I'd be happy to purchase the access to the relevant war diary if anyone can help me locate it?

World War One / Re: Cause of death "An Accident" - How to find out more.
« on: Wednesday 15 November 17 11:41 GMT (UK)  »
France and Flanders Western European Theatre

Enlistment Place   Hackney Baths, Middx.
Rank   Gunner
Regiment   Royal Garrison Artillery
Regimental Number   6942
Type of Casualty   Died
Theatre of War   Western European Theatre
Comments   Formerly 125, Hackney Bty., R.G.A.
Other Records   John Gayden -

World War One / Cause of death "An Accident" - How to find out more.
« on: Wednesday 15 November 17 11:25 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All

A quick question if I may….

I am intrigued by an ancestor who died in WW1. John Gayden b1891  died on 8th July 1916 and on his soldiers effects record it states the death as “An Accident”.

Normally I would purchase the death cert, but because this is a WW1 death I have no idea if the cert would disclose any detail of the death.
Does anyone know if this would benefit me or are the death records of soldiers who died in the War just a record of death without further info?

Thank you

I am seeking help from a researcher who would be willing to look through the Patients Case of the 2nd County Asylum at Coney Hill which are held at Gloucestershire Archives.

I would like to know more details about why he was submitted and what treatments were undertaken. I am happy to pay for photocopies or scans I am just not able to travel the distance to the archives myself.

Data is as follows:

Record set HO23/70/2  (Dated 1897-1910 so it is open for viewing)
Name: George Gaden b1847
Admitted: 26th August 1907
1911 Census: Recorded as a patient – Infirmity “Lunatic”
Died in Hospital : 12th July 1912.

Please note that there are several spelling variations for the name which include Gaden, Gayden, Gaydon, Geadon

Thank you.

Hi all,
I've been passed this fantastic photo of my GG Grandmother and her children.
She was born in 1854 and is standing in the center of the picture. She has her hands on her youngest son who was born in 1885 and I am guessing he looks about 4 years old maximum.

My question is, what do you think the occasion was if any? I noticed they are using a backdrop (thats my cheeky Great Granddad peeping around the side of it!!) but I cannot tell if this may have been to commemorate a family event like a wedding or something?

What do you think?


If any kind volunteer is able to look up the burial of The following I would greatly appreciate their findings. I am looking for clues as to why this lady died so young.

She was born in Shalbourne, Berks in 1855.
Lived there until 1881 when she is found in Wooburn with her father. Her father died in 1885 and I believe she may have returned to Shalbourne.

Mary A Bignell - Wiltshire History Centre Ref MR/14/142

BMD Record, Registration Dist: Hungerford, Berkshire  2c p171

Many thanks in advance.

Armed Forces / Re: What uniform is this?
« on: Sunday 24 January 16 09:30 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you.

They were living in Odiham, Hampshire when this was taken.

Sadly the original, physical image is about 4" x 3" and so the details are lost.

 Edit: just rescanning it now...

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