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How do I go about applying for a Posthumous French Bravery Award for my father? He was a French National - born & bred in France of a French mother and British father. Because of his activities against the occupying Germans in 1939, he joined the French Army as the only option to leave France, and was sent to North Africa. In 1943 the Allies defeated the Axis and French Nationals were instructed to join the Free French by De Gaulle. My father refused and cutting a long story short was flown into England, interviewed by the I.S.L.D and sent into training and then into occupied France. In late 1943 and 1944 he was in Rhone Alpes working with the Maquis / Resistance. I have documents from French Nationals with whom he worked, confirming this and also completed American SASX questionnaires from NARA which mention him as a "British Military Intelligence Officer identifying landing areas". 
I understand L'Honneur de la guerre was last awarded in 1947 and is not awarded posthumously.
Would appreciate some guidance.

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Europe / Posthumous French WWII Bravery Awards
« on: Sunday 09 June 19 21:48 BST (UK)  »
How do I go about applying for a Posthumous French Bravery Award for my father? He was a French National - born & bred in France of a French mother and British father. Because of his activities against the occupying Germans in 1939, he joined the French Army as the only option to leave France, and was sent to North Africa. In 1943 the Allies defeated the Axis and French Nationals were instructed to join the Free French by De Gaulle. My father refused and cutting a long story short was flown into England, interviewed by the I.S.L.D and sent into training and then into occupied France. In late 1943 and 1944 he was in Rhone Alpes working with the Maquis / Resistance. I have documents from French Nationals confirming this and also completed American SASX questionnaires which mention him as a "British Military Intelligence Officer identifying landing areas" from NARA. 
I understand L'Honneur de la guerre was last awarded in 1947 and is not awarded posthumously.
Would appreciate some guidance.

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The Lighter Side / Quiz questions - help please
« on: Tuesday 18 December 18 07:03 GMT (UK)  »
My genealogy group meeting is TODAY!!! and as it's our Christmas "do" we're having a quiz. Last year it was won by someone who had kept a note of last year's Q&A's.........so I need some new questions.............any ideas?

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / 1939 Register
« on: Tuesday 11 December 18 21:07 GMT (UK)  »
Looking for Jack Lennards on the 1939 register.........brings up an entry for Jack Levine - crossed out and "Lennard" inserted. It gives a date of birth........and the following notation: "m.d. 230 AYA 28.5.51" any ideas?

According to the entry, it's possible Jack Levine was married to (Joan Avril) Hoffman........ There isn't a birth entry for Jack Levine for December quarter 1905 - per the birth date given and I can't find a marriage between Levine / Hoffman.........which the entry also suggests.

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London and Middlesex / Death Registration and burial
« on: Friday 11 August 17 19:46 BST (UK)  »
Greater London Burial Index includes:
Mary Ann Lloyd, 57, Little Sutton St, 8 Jan 1854 age 56, St Thomas Charterhouse, Islington

There are three death registions in 1854 for Mary Lloyd - no Mary Ann's - Hackney, Southwark and Marylebone. None fall in the first quarter.

Any ideas?




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Europe / PROFESSIONAL RESEARCHERS - FRENCH?
« on: Monday 06 February 17 17:56 GMT (UK)  »
Yet another door slammed in my face in my fairly hopeless attempts to find out more about my father's death in Cameroon in 1964. As he was dual French/English and apparently socialising with French friends when the purported accident occurred, I made an approach to the French Consul in Yaounde. Letter received today basically tells me : Je vous informe que la section consulaire de l'Ambassade de France au Cameroun n'est pas en mesure d'effectuer de telles recherches. En effect, la recherche dans l'interest des familles est un service qui n'est plus rendu par l'administration francaise dupuis 2013. Je vous invite donc a adresser vos demandes a des professionels de la recherche privee.

Why, why why is it necessary to get a professional researcher? .........Anyone happen to have contact with someone who would take this up?

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Can anyone recommend a FH programme which runs on a Mac? Preferably something free of charge - and something I can easily download. At present using Legacy Family Tree on Windows 8 but looking to change over to Apple.

Thanks in advance.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Birth Certificate Amendment
« on: Monday 08 August 16 17:46 BST (UK)  »
I've just received a birth certificate. Box 7 reads:
"X the mark of Penelope Burn
Mother
(12) Occupier (the word occupier has been crossed out)
4 Edwards Court
Princess Street
Chester"

on the right hand side of box 10........has been written: "Twelve" with the initials of the registrar. The 12 obviously applies to the crossing out of "occupier" and inserting "mother"

Is the number 12 associated with this kind of amendment? If not, what does it mean?

Thanks

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Donegal / Leeper Family
« on: Friday 15 July 16 19:37 BST (UK)  »
I'd like to find the baptism for my mother Muriel Leeper b 1928 registered Stranolar. Father was Oliver Leeper and Marion Kilpatrick. Birth certificate shows she was born in Cappry - which appears to be the name of a road. Also interested in the baptisms of any siblings together with marriages for Murial and any siblings............
Have these records been returned to a Records Office, as in the UK? Where would I find these records please?
Thanks

 

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