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Canada / William F Halsall - 1884 - 1954
« on: Sunday 26 August 18 17:05 BST (UK)  »
Info for Marrle......

Attestation Papers for William Francis Halsall - 12 September 1884 - Town of Leigh, Lancashire.

slow to load but the full digital file - lots of info -


Canada / Their name liveth for ever more...........................
« on: Saturday 11 August 18 19:40 BST (UK)  »
Burial Service for four Canadian First World War Soldiers at Loos British Cemetery. France. 23 August 2018

Thursday 23rd August 13:00pm - Loos British Cemetery in France

One casualty was recovered at the site of a construction project in Lens, France, and has been identified as Private John Henry Thomas. Private Thomas was killed on 19 August 1917 during the Battle of Hill 70 whilst serving with the 26th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

The remaining three casualties were all recovered near the village of Vendin-le-Vieil, France and have been identified as Private William Del Donegan, Private Henry Priddle, and Sergeant Archibald Wilson. All three soldiers were also killed during the Battle of Hill 70 whilst serving with the 16th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Following the initial recovery by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s staff,  the identifications were made by The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

The service has been organised by the DND and the CAF and will be attended by Government of Canada and regimental representatives, family members, and the CWGC. The public is welcome to attend.

The Common Room / British POWs sank with the Lisbon Maru - should it be raised ?
« on: Saturday 14 July 18 15:57 BST (UK)  »
A Chinese film-maker wants to raise a Japanese ship that was sunk in 1942 with hundreds of British prisoners of war on board. Some of the victims' families back the idea, but one of the survivors says it's a war grave, and should be left where it lies.


Gloucestershire / CWGC Appeal for relatives of Private John Knight
« on: Tuesday 10 July 18 20:04 BST (UK)  »
Not much info on this one............

CWGC wish to make contact with relatives of Pvt John Knight born 1886 passed away 3 March 1918 -
Burial 7 th March 1918 - Whitminster, Gloucestershire - 32 years old.

Knight    John    32 years    Wheatenhurst    6a   420


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Dublin address
« on: Sunday 08 July 18 18:23 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone decipher the address for John Conroy in Dublin 1914  ???


Dublin / CWGC Appeal for relatives of Pvt Peter Conroy
« on: Sunday 08 July 18 16:14 BST (UK)  »
CWGC wish to make contact with relatives of Pvt Peter Conroy - 51100 - Princess Patricia Light Infantry  (East Ontario Regiment)  Peter passed away 28/8/1918 ( Pte. Conroy's death was registered in South Dublin) - born 16 January 1876 - single at attestation date. Had served in the Canadian Rifles - Halifax and 18 years in the 15th East Yorkshire Regiment.
The name of next of kin on his Canadian Attestation Papers (9th February 1914) was John Conroy - Arran Quay Dublin.

Son of the late Thomas and Ellen Conroy -,-peter/

Peter Conroy - 51100 - Princess Patricia's Light Infantry (East Ontario Regiment) - Glasnevin (OR Prospect Cemetery) - Grave - St Pauls TD 25

If you are related, please contact CWGC - UKNA Technical team


Essex / CWGC Appeal for relatives of Pvt George Henry Barrick
« on: Sunday 08 July 18 15:53 BST (UK)  »
CWGC wish to contact relatives of Pvt George Henry Barrick - Labour Corps - 474633 - passed  11 June 1918 Thurrock Unitary Authority, Essex (after discharge)
Husband of Ada Frances nee Clarke Barrick, of Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. Married 2 February 1914 Dunmow -  Residence in 1915 - Southend Rd, Stanford-le-Hope

If you are related and can help, please contact CWGC - UKNA Technical Team



England / CWGC Appeal for relatives of Col John Hyndman Howell-Jones
« on: Sunday 08 July 18 14:01 BST (UK)  »
CWGC wish to make contact with any family members of Colonel John Hyndman Howell-Jones known as Jack and born c1878 British Guiana.
John married Florence Severne - registered September 1905 - St George Hanover Sq (1a 978) and they had a son, Edmund.

The Howell-Jones family in British Guiana

Mary Hemery was born in 1856 in Arundel, Sussex. She was married in December 1876 in Canterbury to Benjamin Howell-Jones born c1849 British Guiana. They had four children, John Hyndman Howell-Jones known as Jack, born c1878 British Guiana, Leonora Mary Howell-Jones born c1880 British Guiana, Katie Millicent Howell-Jones and Christian Howell-Jones born c1882 British Guiana...................etc etc..................

There is a French photo postcard of sisterKatie Howell Jones in fancy dress at Christmas 1916 in the Windsor Hotel Paris Plage – where she was a cook in a Red Cross billet for about 50 nurses and VADs, during the First World War.

In later life she lived at Kew Cottage, 110 Shortheath Road, Farnham, Surrey. She died about 1970 and was buried near Farnham.

Leonora Howell Jones became an Anglican nun, being known as Sister Leonora.

Probate for John Hyndman Howell-Jones - 8 April 1941 The Military Hospital Shenley Street St Albans - London - Probate  28 Apr 1942 Llandudno. to Herbert Meadows frith - Solicitor.

If you can help. CWGC would love to hear from you -


CWGC wish to make contact with any family members of Gunner Gilbert Hardy Midgley born 1889 Keighley Yorkshire.  Royal Garrison Artillery - Regimental Number:   72696 -  passed away 24/3/1916. Appears to be unmarried.  In 1915 living at 116 Malsis Road, Keighley.  Father John William Midgley - Mother Jane Wilson. Parents married 12 April 1887 - Bingley, Holy Trinity, Yorkshire.

Family in 1901 census - 118 Malsis Road Keighley Yorkshire.

RG13 Piece 4075 Folio 27 Page 8

John William Midgley   38
Jane Midgley   32
Wilson Midgley   13
Gilbert Hardy Midley 11
Douglas Midley   10
Doris Midley   5
Elizabeth Townson 50 Boarder.

If you are related to Gunner Gilbert Hardy Midgley and can help GWGC - please contact UKNA Technical Team.


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