Author Topic: INDIA: Looking for info on the family of William Cotton French of 3rd Gurkhas  (Read 1987 times)

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Re: INDIA: Looking for info on the family of William Cotton French of 3rd Gurkhas
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 15 July 15 13:12 BST (UK) »
Entry from The Peerage;
Frederic Hugh Rose French married Avis Marion Durie Parsons, daughter of Clement George Parsons and Grace Boddam.
He gained the rank of Captain in 1936 in the service of the Royal Engineers.

Clement George Parsons was the son of James Parsons and Temperence Beckett.
He married Grace Boddam, daughter of General Hungerford Meyer Boddam and Louisa Maria Husband, on 5 December 1895 at Bombay, India.
He was buried, in the Red Sea.
He gained the rank of officer in the service of the British Army.
Children of Clement George Parsons and Grace Boddam;
Avis Marion Durie Parsons
Grace Parsons b. 1897
Claudia Parsons b. 1900

From F/S;
Avis Marian Durie Parsons christened 21 November 1905, Simla, Bengal, India

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Re: INDIA: Looking for info on the family of William Cotton French of 3rd Gurkhas
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 16 July 15 17:32 BST (UK) »
There is a shipping record FindMyPast,for Miss D.E French age 23 no occupation
Ship, Ormonde 18 th July 1931 disembarked Port Said.
Having embarked Port Of London,
Address,Stayer House,Eye,Suffolk.
Appears to have remained unmarried.
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Simper Wilts.West Wilts.West Vermont.Kelsey Surrey.Chappell
Chapel Essex.McPherson,M Pherson MacPherson
Perthshire Scotland,Cork,Dublin,Drogheda Ireland.
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Re: INDIA: Looking for info on the family of William Cotton French of 3rd Gurkhas
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 21 July 15 16:39 BST (UK) »
Does anyone have access to Forces War Records? It looks as if the eldest son Frederick Hugh Rose French was, by 1942, a Major in the Royal Engineers. FWR don't do a trial period  >:(

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Re: INDIA: Looking for info on the family of William Cotton French of 3rd Gurkhas
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 12 December 17 01:22 GMT (UK) »
General Hungerford Meyer Boddam was my 3rd Great Grandfather, I'd be really interested in knowing more about him if anyone has any stories or if there would be any photographs or portraits out there I'd love to see them. I found a picture of his Wife Louisa Husband so that's why I was hoping there might be one of him out there!

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