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One of my great uncles emigrated to New Zealand in the 1880s and lost touch with his English family. I put my name on to London Ancestors and was contacted by the widow of one of his great grandsons.She has given me the names of over 100 NZ cousins plus some English ones I didn't know. I've had no luck with either Genes Reunited or Lost Cousins but live in hopes. Trouble is with a common surname you get so much useless stuff, so I've stopped looking at Hot Matches.

Armed Forces / Re: British Army in Baku 1919
« on: Thursday 05 January 06 10:35 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you, Annie. Interesting picture.I am glad to say the memorial doesn't contain my Dad's name. He came home in 1919 and lived through the second world war, driving his taxi thtough London in the days of the Blitz and V1s and V2s, dying at home in 1972 at the ripe old age of 87. How I wish I'd recorded all his stories, I just try to remember them.

Armed Forces / Re: British Army in Baku 1919
« on: Tuesday 03 January 06 10:34 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you, Ian. I would very much like to read what you have about British troops in Baku, though I'm afraid I have nothing to add. Dad just said he was there and at the time (many years ago- he died in 1972) I didn't ask him for details.  He talked more about what happened when his unit was in Karachi afterwards.

Essex Completed Lookup Requests / Re: Names being researched, anyone else???
« on: Sunday 01 January 06 19:40 GMT (UK)  »
 To Mars Bar
Could you tell me anything
about the Peculiar People in Essex? When were they around, as I have a possible missing baptism in Witham in c. 1823 -5. Looking for John Evans but can only find a Jonathan Evans baptised at St.Nicholas, Witham  in 1823. Probably him but maybe not.

London & Middlesex Completed Lookup Requests / Henry Charles Evans and family
« on: Friday 30 December 05 17:59 GMT (UK)  »
Strange to say I cannot remember my father ever mentioning his uncle Henry Charles whose existence I only found through 1861 census et seq. I know nothing about him or family after 1901 census as under
37 Fairlight Road, Tooting Graveney
Henry Evans . 48 b.St.Pancras No occupation
Amelia (Wife) 46 (nee Yourn)
Charles 20 No occupation
Edith 15
Richard 13
Amelia 10
William 8
Does anyone recognise this family? I thought I had Amelia's marriage but wrong girl!

One Name Studies: A to G / Re: Gamon family of Shoreditch, London
« on: Wednesday 28 December 05 10:00 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Claire
Yes, that's him, born in the City of London, died in Trafalgar Road on 17th.March, 1861 so just missed the 1861 census. His son John Thomas Gamon, born 1824, died 8th.November, 1908. I have plenty of information up to 1901 census but would like to know what happened to the family after that.
I saw the name in the Surnames so thought I would see if the person researching could help. Thank you for looking as I see it isn't one of your names.

One Name Studies: A to G / GAMON, Shoreditch, London, 1900s
« on: Tuesday 27 December 05 18:51 GMT (UK)  »
Any information on the descendants of Thomas Cornelius Gamon living in or near Shoreditch, especially after 1901 gratefully received by his great  great granddaughter - (not a Gamon by name).

One Name Studies: A to G / Re: FRYATT One Name Study (LINK)
« on: Tuesday 27 December 05 18:36 GMT (UK)  »
My Great great grandmother was Mary Fryet bap. Little Braxfield, Essex 31 August, 1794. She married William Evans (bap. 23 February 1791) on 18 July 1816 at St.Nicholas, Witham, Essex.
They had 6 children:
Mary 1818
William 1819
Sarah (d. 1822) and Elizabeth 1820
Jonathan or John 1823 - my great grandfather
Harriet 1827
I hope this information may be useful to you.

Armed Forces / British Army in Baku 1919
« on: Tuesday 27 December 05 18:22 GMT (UK)  »
My father, 1885-1972, seved in (Mesopotamia)Iraq from 1917 to 1918 or 1919. Before coming home, he was sent to Baku. He was a lorry driver in the RASC. He told me quite a lot about his time in Mespot but little about Baku. Does anyone know anything about British involvement there? Were they protecting the oilfields aganst the Reds?

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