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World War Two / Gunner Jones in 1940
« on: Yesterday at 12:57 »
I have a note book which records that 996798 Gunner Jones was billeted at our house in Swindon for 10 weeks on 24th November 1940. My  mother received 1..3..11d per week for his keep.
How might I go about trying to find out a bit more about this brave man? Thanks, Toby.

Canada / Unfamiliar Destination
« on: Thursday 01 November 18 15:04 GMT (UK)  »
An Allen family booked to this place sailing 2nd. class on 5 March 1913 on S.S.Royal Edward. Does anyone rcognise the destination?
Thanks, Toby.

South Africa / 1896 Voyage to Cape Town
« on: Sunday 21 October 18 14:12 BST (UK)  »
Mr.A.G.Taylor of 44, Herbert Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, England sailed to Cape Town on 28 November 1896. The ship's name is recorded as "GREEK" but I cannot find any ship with that name and am wondering if it was in fact from the Greece Shipping Line. Any ideas , anyone?
Thanks, Toby.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / AGRICULTURIST BOUND FOR CANADA
« on: Friday 19 October 18 17:20 BST (UK)  »
I an quite stuck with the name of a gentleman who is booking a passage to Canada leaving on an unspecified ship at the end of March 1904. He was living, at that date, at 206, Rodbourne Road, Swindon. Be pleasd if anyone can help. Toby.

New Zealand Completed Requests / Patterson Smith in New Zealand
« on: Tuesday 09 October 18 11:22 BST (UK)  »
I believe that Kenneth M Patterson Smith emigrated to NZ some time after  late 1950s. He would have had to become naturalized so i assume that there would be some paperwork associated with this. Can anyone offer some advice? Thanks, Toby.

Armed Forces Resources / East or West & North or South
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 21:44 BST (UK)  »
Looking at the 1871 census for HMS Cadmus. It is stated to be at sea Longitude 16deg 56'  and
Latitude 69 deg23'. In the northern hemisphere, it appears that this means either near Trinidad or off Bombay. Was there a convention which ties this up without doubt or is there some other reason?
Be glad of some comments. Toby.

World War One / Sapper George Vizard of Chipping Sodbury
« on: Saturday 29 September 18 12:06 BST (UK)  »
Probably obvious, but I am unable to guess what the first part of the following means:-

1/2 Nd S.M. Field Coy., R.E.

Thanks, Toby.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Swindon Occupations
« on: Tuesday 28 August 18 11:38 BST (UK)  »
I wonder if anyone can decipher these two occupations. Probably inside the G.W.R. Works.
Thanks, toby.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / William Sims of Wantage 1841
« on: Thursday 23 August 18 13:14 BST (UK)  »
I wonder if anyone has some good ideas about William Sim's occupation and also if it is a Y or N in the born column.
Thanks. toby.

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