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Henry Robert Victor Pleasance.
« on: Tuesday 12 December 17 21:17 GMT (UK) »
Henry was born in Holborn abt. 1897, son of Fred Edward Frost Pleasance and Agnes Annie (don't know her maiden name). I know virtually nothing about him except that his name appears on the Tostock War Memorial (Suffolk). As far as I can gather he joined the 23rd Bn. Middlesex Regt. and was killed 5th Nov 1918 (a week before the end of WW1).CWGC gives his parent's address as Tostock Green. I haven't got access to a genealogy site at present so finding I difficult to get info about parents, siblings or indeed this man. Any info would be most helpful. I was asked to help research the names on Tostock's memorial as I had done similar for two other neighbouring villages. Many thanks.
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Re: Henry Robert Victor Pleasance.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 December 17 21:26 GMT (UK) »
Mother's maiden name is GARDINER


Marriages Jun 1896   Stow (Suffolk) Vol    4a   p1287   
Gardiner    Agnes Annie
Pleasance    Fred Edward F        

Both bits of info can be obtained from free sites - the first the General register Office site, the second from FreeBMD

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Re: Henry Robert Victor Pleasance.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 December 17 21:26 GMT (UK) »
The GRO Index Search shows Mother's Maiden Names for nearly all births from 1837 to 1916.

PLEASANCE, HENRY  ROBERT VICTOR     (Mother's Maiden Name:) GARDINER      
GRO Reference: 1897  J Quarter in HOLBORN  Volume 01B  Page 741

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Re: Henry Robert Victor Pleasance.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 December 17 21:30 GMT (UK) »
1901 finds the family in Shoreditch

Fred b Hoxton c1870, a policeman
Agnes b Lucknow, India c1876
Henry
William aged 2
Dorothy aged 7 months

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Re: Henry Robert Victor Pleasance.
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 December 17 21:35 GMT (UK) »
Previous censuses suggest Fred was b Tostock

think I have found Agnes in 1881 in Tostock. Father Robert an army pensioner

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Re: Henry Robert Victor Pleasance.
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 December 17 21:36 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to both of you for the very useful info. I had looked at CWGC site and found Henry's birth on Free BMD. Hadn't got any real clues about place of birth of father or mother though. Your info helps very much with that. Wonder why they ended up in a tiny village in Mid Suffolk?
Burt, Cockrill, Craske, Debenham, Double, Grimwade, Grimwood, Hilder, Mayhew, Ray. All from  West Suffolk around the Bury St. Edmunds area.
Simpson, Pittendreigh, Arthur.   Aberdeenshire

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Re: Henry Robert Victor Pleasance.
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 December 17 21:38 GMT (UK) »
Wonder if 1901 or 1911 census has them in Suffolk and is Fred perhaps a village policeman?
Burt, Cockrill, Craske, Debenham, Double, Grimwade, Grimwood, Hilder, Mayhew, Ray. All from  West Suffolk around the Bury St. Edmunds area.
Simpson, Pittendreigh, Arthur.   Aberdeenshire

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Re: Henry Robert Victor Pleasance.
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 12 December 17 21:41 GMT (UK) »
I think he is Fred Edward Frost Pleasance?

1881 census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27D-LDGH
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Re: Henry Robert Victor Pleasance.
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 12 December 17 21:43 GMT (UK) »
Just noticed that CWGC has him aged 24 at time of death, I wonder if he lied about his age. Would be interesting to find out when he joined up and if the papers, if they survived, showed his date of enlistment.
Burt, Cockrill, Craske, Debenham, Double, Grimwade, Grimwood, Hilder, Mayhew, Ray. All from  West Suffolk around the Bury St. Edmunds area.
Simpson, Pittendreigh, Arthur.   Aberdeenshire