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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: COMPLETED - Cause of Death help please..
« on: Monday 16 October 17 23:25 BST (UK)  »
It is not Asthma but Asthenia,----, general debility resulting from poor growth,very slender and narrow chested, typical of Asthma though. He might have had Asthma but died from its complications rather than  that itself.
                                                    Viktoria.

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Yes ,I noticed that but could not make out anything.
To be a little unkind, there are no badges and  he does not look as smart as you would expect a soldier to be.
.Viktoria.

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I don`t know anything  about yeomanry uniforms but before I saw the posts I wondered if he was in a Brass Band?
Haslingden would have a band surely, most mill towns did. There will be records surely if there was a band,of members` names etc.
 But usually people would be photographed with the instrument they played.
                                                                                     Viktoria.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: COMPLETED - Cause of Death help please..
« on: Friday 13 October 17 21:12 BST (UK)  »
It is not Asthma but Asthenia,----, general debility resulting from poor growth,very slender and narrow chested, typical of Asthma.
                                                    Viktoria.

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The Common Room / Re: Tyne Cot
« on: Monday 02 October 17 21:51 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Nanny Jan, that will be lovely.
There is not a lot of light pollution there as it is quite rural so the little lights will really show.
We lived in Belgium when it was the 50th anniversary and attended the service at Tyne cot and the fly-past of a Canadian plane over the cemetery ,which dropped one poppy for every fatality in the three battles of Ypres .Passchendaele being the third.
They banked up against the little white grave-stones and were such a stark reminder of how great the loss of lives there.
The Northumberland Fusiliers--just out of The Crater district of Aden stood guard of honour.
A woman was dashing around frantically looking for her father`s grave. She said he was John Strachey of The Inniskillin Fusiliers and he`d been killed on October 17th 1917.
I. my husband and two sons heard his name and my husband and I  said how we would remember it as being the same as a politician who launched a hair-brained scheme to grow peanuts in Africa but the wrong area was chosen and it was a complete failure- "The groundnut scheme."
Later on our way to St George`s Memorial church on Elverdinghe Straat we stopped at a tiny cemetery near St Jan Potizje and popped in as it was a "battlefield "cemetery,ie the graves were higgledy piggledy, not in neat lines, and we found him. Just about a quarter of a kilometre away.
We had no means of letting the woman know as she had been on a coach trip visit.
Since when we have searched for him in records but the CWGC says there is no such person.
Well four people heard the name, the regiment, the date yet he seemingly did not exist despite his daughter looking for his grave.It haunts me she was so close yet never found him.I wanted her name and address but the coach courier blew a whistle ( people were wandering all over the graveyard)for people to hurry up and  re-join their coaches.She had to dash off. How very sad.
 I`d love to be there but my passport needs re-newing and my little dog is far from well and I won`t leave her . She has cancer and there are things which will inevitably happen and  which need emergency treatment.
 I hope it is televised.Thank you again, that means a lot to me.Viktoria.

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Hampshire & IOW Lookup Requests / Re: A spinster?
« on: Sunday 01 October 17 23:11 BST (UK)  »
All unmarried women and girls were described as spinsters- just as I was when I married at 19.
 I was  just a little  curious  to know why you seemed to query  the word as age was not a factor.
Which dictionary did you use?
The word comes from the general occupation of women in days gone by ie spinning. They made their own cloth in their homes, the weaving done by men but the wool was spun by women.
Viktoria.

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I would not have thought them to be of the same person, they are so totally different.
But the technical explanations could very well be the reason, She was a very good looking lady.
                                                              Viktoria.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Cause of death of 2x Gt Grandfather
« on: Sunday 01 October 17 22:44 BST (UK)  »
Yes I too agree.
SKOOSH---you are at it again!  Viktoria.

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Hampshire & IOW Lookup Requests / Re: A spinster?
« on: Sunday 01 October 17 22:30 BST (UK)  »
Not sure I get your drift but on a marriage cert it must say the person`s state at the time of marriage so yes she would be a spinster at her marriage and that would be stated on the marriage cert.
It does seem a bit silly that having just got wed, and  when the couple sign the register ,the bride is stated as a spinster, which she was prior to the ceremony but not after at the time of signing.
Viktoria.

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