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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 30 September 17 08:02 BST (UK) »
The difficulty with your Grand Father is that he is a bit too recent for online records.


His military records will still be with the MOD Ministry of Defence in the UK,I believe you can get them if you have his death cert and can prove you are related. There are several threads about this on the Armed Forces board. This is one
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=775379.msg6289130#msg6289130

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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 30 September 17 08:24 BST (UK) »
 :) That's what kicked all of my researching off. I can't find any proof that my Grandfather is dead or alive. The last info I have is that he moved back to Roscrea in 1962 and after that, it's been radio silence. What's been really good, is that I've seen my family tree has just blown up in size. It's pretty amazing. I've found more about my Irish heritage than I know of my Maltese heritage and I've not had as much contact with the Irish side for the moment.

The MoD have been not very helpful. Even my Mum has had problems in getting any details from them.

I'll check the thread out later on, but thanks again.

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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 30 September 17 09:27 BST (UK) »
Do you know when your Grandfather was born?
If there is anything to find it would help to have an idea of his age.
I guess shortly after 1920.

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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 30 September 17 09:30 BST (UK) »
I have the 6th Feb, 1921 (registered in Roscrea).  Luckily I do have a copy of his birth certificate.

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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 30 September 17 10:28 BST (UK) »
RootsChat has a no living or possibly living person policy so we shouldn't even be discussing him here.
I don't see a death up to 1965 in Roscrea and he could still be living but if not a death notice in a newspaper might be your best bet, more recent ones are usually online but for earlier this site can be useful https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ they do a 24 hour sub for €10.

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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 30 September 17 10:52 BST (UK) »
I know looking for info. more on your grandfather rather than gg/f  but thought I’d post these details confirming address 1911 Irish census

George Nixon
document Year:   1908
Regimental Number:   RFRA5589
Regiment Name:   Royal Artillery (Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery)
Form Title:   Army Reserve (Special Reserve)
Born c 1888, Birr, Hair Red, eyes Grey, 5ft 8, C of E, Farm labourer
Joined 29/10/06
Next of kin father John, Mother Jane (Older brother John) Leinster Regt. Tipp’
Address Parkmore Roscrea

details difficult to read as document very dark, hopefully have names correct

Robert Nixon Leinster Regt. 7177068,
assested  18/6/04 jointed 21/6 discharged 3/7/22
Address  Grove St., Crinkle Birr
Hair light brown, eyes blue, 5ft 7,  scar back of head, right side and front of chest
Birth Place:   Roscrea, Tipperary
Next of kin address Parkmore Roscrea Co. Tipperary
Father John, mother Jane
Brother John (older) 2/ Leinster Regt.
William with father
George (?gt?) with father

Robert married Sarah Robinson 18/?/09
(Robert & Sarah together Barrack St. in 1911 with son Thomas)

James Nixon
Regiment:   Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)
Regimental Number:   9146
Death Date:   19 Apr 1915
Death Place:   France
Birth Place:   Birr, Ireland
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11583862&ref=acom
son of John & Jane Nixon of Parkmore Roscrea

Not sure what's available or where you'd look but have you thought about looking at the Electoral Register for Roscrea, Tipperary to see if his name comes up there (although I guess it could be like looking for a needle in a haystack probably plenty with the same name)




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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 30 September 17 11:02 BST (UK) »
Among those to enlist were six sons of John and Jane Nixon of Parkmore.  Robert, John, Joseph, George, Adam and James joined the Leinster Regiment which was based in Crinkill Barracks, Birr which was where most local volunteers signed up.
Nineteen-year-old Lance Corporal Adam, the youngest of the boys, was killed in action on August 18th 1915, his body was never found and his name is inscribed on the Helles Memorial near Sedd el Bahr in Turkey.  James who was also a Lance Corporal was 25 years old when he died of wounds received in the second battle of Ypres and is buried in Bedford House Cemetery in Belgium.

http://www.roscreathroughtheages.org/forgotten-heroes.html

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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 30 September 17 11:18 BST (UK) »

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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 30 September 17 13:14 BST (UK) »
RootsChat has a no living or possibly living person policy so we shouldn't even be discussing him here.
I don't see a death up to 1965 in Roscrea and he could still be living but if not a death notice in a newspaper might be your best bet, more recent ones are usually online but for earlier this site can be useful https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ they do a 24 hour sub for €10.

I know. My apologies for hijacking the thread to look for a (potentially) living person, but it's been really helpful seeing past family history too.

I'll get on to the link above later on. My only problem is that my Grandfather may or may not have moved back to the UK (although the last known address is in Roscrea). So he may or may not have died in the UK too.

As you've said, the name is pretty common, but I've been blown away by the help people have given here in such a short time. I really didn't expect this.