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World War Two / Sottish soldier WWII records.
« on: Wednesday 02 May 18 14:25 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I just know this is going to be one of those rapid response answers  ;D

However, could I ask, would the service records of a Scottish person who served in the second world war be held by the M.O.D, or would they in fact be available from the National Records of Scotland, I am just enquiring for a friend who would like to get his late Grandfathers service record.

Many thanks.


Canada Lookup Request / Another cheeky request regarding Romeo Guy Labrosse.
« on: Wednesday 21 February 18 21:33 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, after my previous request was wonderfully solved thanks to DonM, see here;

I wondered if anyone could find Romeo Guy Labrosse's marriage, I have very little to go on apart from the fact that his spouse had the christian name of Sophie Stella, she passed away as far as I can see in August 2004, I assume that they married in Canada as she is down on his service record.

Many thanks as always in anticipation of any replies, and as always my very best regards.


Hello all, :) I am trying to help a friend out regarding this chap :

Romeo Guy Labrosse was born in 1927 and was a member of the  1st Canadian parachute battalion from 1944 until 1946, I was wondering if anyone could find a positive death for him, I only have a UK sub to Ancestry and FindMyPast so am unable to clarify a death for him which is possibly in 1999, any information would as always be very gratefully appreciated.


Hi, yesterday I had a wonderful surprise when the daughter of my Great aunt sent me a copy of a photograph showing my Great grandfather who came over from the Netherlands in 1911 with his family.

Having never ever seen a photograph of him I was absolutely over the moon, would it be possible to clean it up a little and just a general tidy up, anything which in your wisdom you would think it would benefit from.

As always any help would be enormously appreciated.

Best regards always

Australia / When did he enter Australia,1911 to 1915 Adelaide. George Armstrong AIF.
« on: Sunday 10 December 17 13:03 GMT (UK)  »
Hi  :)
I have for a while now, added a thread on my local history FaceBook page about local lads who died in the First World War on the one hundred year anniversary of their death.

It is coming up to the anniversary of the last man's death from 1917 in a weeks time and I have his early life in England, however he left England and fought in the A.I.F after enlisting on the 2nd of February 1915 at Keswick? South Australia and subsequently lost his life on the 18th of December 1917 whilst serving as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Australian Pioneers.

I have a very good history of his service from the National Archives of Australia which tells me everything I could wish to know, however, would it be possible for someone to point me in the direction of a date for his entry into Australia? his service record shows that his port of entry was Adelaide South Australia, however I would ideally like a date, just to finish his story off.

Many thanks for your time in reading my post and as always my very best regards.


Added, he was born in Doncaster and his parents were Robert and Mary Armstrong, they remained in England when George left home, George was born about 1884.
Just found him in 1911 in Doncaster so entry would be after that date.

World War Two / Women Factory Workers in WWII, Were they eligable for a medal?
« on: Thursday 09 November 17 11:14 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, Just asking a quick question for a friend, I've had a search around and can't find a answer  ::)

My friends Mother in Law worked on Aircraft engine parts (testing them) at a factory in Blackpool during the second World War, would she have been eligible for any kind of medal for this type of work or was it just a job that women did and not a reserved occupation as such?

Many thanks for any input and as always my very best regards.


Hi,  :) I have recently received a number of photographs from a family member, among them is this one, I have absolutely no idea who he is  ::)

He could possibly be a member of the Sisson or Hebden family but I have no idea at all, is it possible for someone to give a date please, the back is plain and the photograph measures 2inches x 1and 3/4 inches and looks to have been cut out of an album.

Many thanks in anticipation of your time and kind replies and as always, my very best regards.


Hi, could anyone tell me what the shoulder patch is on the shoulder of this gentleman please, I note that his wife is wearing a sweetheart badge to the Royal Sussex Regiment? and he has a Special Proficiency patch on his arm and what looks like 2 chevrons but the patch is proving hard to pin down.

Many thanks in anticipation of any kind replies and as always my very best regards.


World War One / I would greatly value your opinions on a photograph please
« on: Saturday 26 August 17 22:35 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I have recently received the attached photograph and was wondering if anyone could offer any answers to my questions.

I think the photograph was taken around 1914 - 1918 but could be wrong, my question is, why would the woman be wearing the uniform of a soldier, including the cap, complete with badge of the Kings own Yorkshire light Infantry?.
On the back is written "Your neice Reed Sarah on gurde" (spellings as per the writing) it is addressed to "Unkle joaniss c/o Mr Brunyee Goole Fields Goole" (again spellings as per the writing).

Or, is it a later photograph and she is just posing for the photograph in the uniform of say, a family member or a loved one?

Any thoughts or input would as always be greatly appreciated.


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