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Re: Have I found him?
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 25 November 17 15:56 GMT (UK) »
Hadn't tried that! Thanks

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« Reply #19 on: Saturday 25 November 17 15:58 GMT (UK) »
Hadn't tried that! Thanks

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Re: Have I found him?
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 15:34 GMT (UK) »
Reporting back from visit to St Pancras Cemetery this lunchtime. Nothing of use, I'm afraid. The grave in question is in one of the 'wilderness' sections of the cemetery - actually a neighbouring section to one I've attempted to visit previously.

It's difficult verging on impossible to get into some of these sections. In the case of this particular one, you're faced with a six-foot-high wall of brambles. No sign of any monuments through the leaves and branches. Possibly the entire section is dedicated to communal plots.

Although plot numbers are given in the burial register entries for communally buried individuals, the cemetery office advises that no communal plot maps are available - they were either never created, or at least none have survived.

I don't know whether Levertons (the funeral directors) might still have any useful records... it's 'only' the 1960s, after all.

BARTRAM - Nottingham, Derby, originally Beds (Stagsden)
PERFETT - St Pancras & Marylebone, Rugby, Nottingham
RADFORD - Nottinghamshire, also back & forth to Bury
RUDD - Margate, Bermondsey, Newcastle, Nottingham

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Re: Have I found him?
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 16:43 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Rattus, for looking.  Appreciate your help.

I am pursuing a marriage at the moment, waiting for a certificate.  If this is our John, then it looks as if he may have left the midlands during WW1 and never went back to the area.

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« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 16:56 GMT (UK) »
Let us know how you get on with the marriage certificate  :)
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« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 16:59 GMT (UK) »
Will do. 

If it is the right one, then it will link all the findings on this thread! And break down our family brick wall!

FS

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« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 17:21 GMT (UK) »
Will do. 

If it is the right one, then it will link all the findings on this thread! And break down our family brick wall!

FS

Fingers crossed it is your John

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Re: Have I found him?
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 02 December 17 10:38 GMT (UK) »
Reporting back, as promised. First, I must say a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this search. We seem to have solved one of my brick walls, even if it has thrown up a few questions that will probably never be answered. It's two generations back from me, and I am, as far as I know, the oldest member of the family!

The marriage was in January 1918.gives his age as 37, which is correct. 
He is using Andrew as a second name, which he did on the 1911 census.
Father's name is Andrew - which I knew, and the occupation of manufacturer is ok.(If it had specified what he manufactured, it would have nailed it!)
Interestingly, one of the witnesses is one of his cousins, who I already have on the tree, so that is another positive.
His residence at the time of marriage is 83 Lowth Road, Camberwell, which janan has already come up with from the electoral roll.

Occupation is given as staff sergt(?) in the Army. I have not been able to find any military documentation for him.

I have created a document, putting all the finds in date order - I may pursue the death of his daughter, but have not been able to find the reference to it. (2014?)  There is a possible on the Find a Will site, so may just give that a try.

All in all, a very successful posting. I only looked him up on the 1939 as an afterthought.  I had gone to the library to go through it for all the relatives I knew were still alive then, most of whom I met in my early years. I still have some to look up when I have the time.

Once again a big thank you to you all - one of these days I might try throwing my other brick wall in the mix.  With information becoming more available, things are certainly coming to light that I never thought I would find!

Regards,

FS

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Re: Have I found him?
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 02 December 17 11:02 GMT (UK) »
If he was still in the Army in 1920 his records will not be online, they are still with the MOD  ;)
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