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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #54 on: Thursday 07 December 17 20:22 GMT (UK) »
There are some electoral registers, but they are arranged by streets not by people's names.

The ones in question were arranged by surnames. At least those few in the early 1900s that I had time to look at.
Last appearance of William Turner as per 1901 census was the 1902 electoral register
Electoral Polling District Hamsterley
Parish or Township Medomsley
William Turner at 117 Hamsterley Colliery

If anyone wants to attempt to pin him down afterwards they are on findmypast.

Thank you I shall have crack at it tomorrow.

My Grandad William Turner (1903) was born at Hill Top Colliery so may have moved there by 1903
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #55 on: Thursday 07 December 17 20:26 GMT (UK) »
Has the 1906 Lanchester death definitely been checked? I know the report says a certificate was  checked but was not for him, but there are no further details given. Not impossible that the child born in 1907 wasn't his.

Yes, what were the exact details on the death certificate?

Not sure if you saw this Jen as a lot of posts came up at the same time lol
23rd Jan 1906 William Turner 42 year old Assurance Agent, Tanfield, Lanchester, witness John Welsh
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #56 on: Thursday 07 December 17 20:44 GMT (UK) »
There's a William Turner in Tanfield 1903 which is where Hill Top Colliery was
But that could be the one who died in 1906 above
Edited: I think our William Turner (d) 1906  Assurance agent lived in Oak Terrace Tanfield as That Name is there 1903 to 1906 and then no more

There are Three other addresses for A William Turner in Tanfield up until 1908 then they all disappear
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #57 on: Thursday 07 December 17 22:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Just an observation about his age . Many people lied about their ages, and if he looked a lot younger than he was I wouldn't totally rule out that he wasn't in the forces when he was in  early 50's - my g grandfather was.

My G grandfather was transferred to the Royal flying corpse in 1917 when his true age was 51 yrs of age. He lied about his age on his forces papers back in 1914 . In 1914 he gives his birth as 1872 (making him look like 42 - when in fact he was 48 yrs old! He was born in 1866)  He was discharged in 1918  (when he was 52)for being medically unfit.

Regarding the war, could your family have got the story mixed up over time and it wasn't WW1, but the second Boer war? (1899 to 1902)My other Great grandfather was in that one (and he was a coal miner, a Timberman in the pits to be more precise)

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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #58 on: Thursday 07 December 17 22:59 GMT (UK) »
Royal flying corpse? :o Think that should be Corps?

I shall be having nightmares tonight thinking about that one!

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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #59 on: Thursday 07 December 17 23:02 GMT (UK) »
Royal flying corpse? :o Think that should be Corps?

I shall be having nightmares tonight thinking about that one!

Giggsy
LOL I didn't notice that mistake. That will teach me for not proofreading before I hit the post button lol
I won't edit it  ;D
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Graham -Derry,Ballymoney,Carrickfergus & Ballymena
White-Broughshane
Boyd-Ballymoney
Lloyd Llangfiangel ar arth(Pencader,Llainwen)
Roberts,Lloyd, Hopkin, Davies Carmarthenshire
Parker Oystermouth/Mumbles.
Carlsen (also called Carlson & Karlson )B in Former Russia (Finland) & Swansea S.Wales.
Butler family Llangyfelach (Clydach & Ynystawe)
Quarman Bitton & S.Wales

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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #60 on: Thursday 07 December 17 23:19 GMT (UK) »
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Royal flying corpse

That's made me laugh. That could be Edward VII  - hope it wasn't Victoria with all those skirts billowing about.  ;D
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #61 on: Friday 08 December 17 02:09 GMT (UK) »
There's a William Turner in Tanfield 1903 which is where Hill Top Colliery was

According to Durham Mining Museum, Hill Top Colliery was in Langley Park: http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/h010.htm

Or Esh
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01l5h/

Either way it's a good 10 miles from Tanfield.
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Re: Great Grandfather died in WW1 im starting to think not
« Reply #62 on: Friday 08 December 17 07:23 GMT (UK) »
I'll have to order John George Turner Birth cert I suppose to see father was

Don't forget that if you do you can get a PDF for 6 from the GRO instead of paying 9.25
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