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In the First World War, at the age of 64, Frederick Courtney Selous rejoined the British Army. My grandfather was a Private in his unit, the 25th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Was my Grandfather with him when Selous was killed? When my grandfather was alive I never knew of the association.

Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Name Spelling Variations
« on: Monday 15 October 18 04:34 BST (UK)  »
My problem is south of the border in County Durham. The name Freak. or ? or? or ? or ?.

Description of 1841 Census by

"hopefully" added by me.

I am sure in any Census there are instances of wording NOT asked for on occasional instances.

'It was the first census conducted by the General Register Office to record the names of everyone in a household or institution. Information available in this collection (hopefully) includes place and name, age, gender, occupation and birthplace of each individual who spent the night in individual households".

Other Countries / Re: India: Where was my father and what did he do?
« on: Thursday 11 October 18 02:00 BST (UK)  »
In 1933 Thomas Edward Ley was a 27 year old PRINTER headed for Topsham, Exeter from India and  conveniently able to get off the ship in Plymouth. I wonder if he printed banknotes for the mint if mints print banknotes!

Wound taken care by the Veterinary Officer!

How about this one in a United States Submarine WW11

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: usa city on ship record please decipher
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 01:53 BST (UK)  »
For the British (and former Empire) Purists amongst us Atlantic does have a Cathedral so can be considered a City. Many do not.

Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
Address: 936 Baltic Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey NJ, 08401, USA

Northumberland / Re: Parents of Lawson ARMSTRONG
« on: Friday 05 October 18 02:45 BST (UK)  »
I have seen many boys named after friends or neighbours. Two places predominate. Stanhope, County Durham and North Carolina, USA.

South Africa / Re: Ernest Strain in South Africa
« on: Tuesday 02 October 18 12:15 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks. Went to bed late after posting a South African question. Awoke early with the answer. Many thanks.

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