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Durham / Re: Old Soldier - Michael Mahon - Died Roker 1910
« on: Tuesday 31 January 12 18:17 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Stan,  that is one cemetery I don't have to check out.....  :D

Durham / Re: Old Soldier - Michael Mahon - Died Roker 1910
« on: Tuesday 31 January 12 13:55 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you all for your pointers, I can see a trip to Sunderland maybe needed later in the year.
Thanks Annie, I had been told Jarrow some years back by a cousin and just noted the name, could be Mere Knolls or Monkwearmouth cemetery are closer, having seen the list of cemeteries in the area from Stan (thanks) , there are quite a few
Michael Mahon was my Great Grandfather; he was born 1828 in Ballymacooligan, Kings Co. Ireland.  He came over here and joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry in 1848, (Crimean Veteran);
1869 Discharged RM Chatham; joined 7th Battalion Rifle Brigade,
1871 he is Colour Sergeant 1st Kings Tower Hamlets Militia
1881 Staff Sergeant, Greenwich Pensioner Militia
1891 Post Office Overseer, Telegraph Messengers, retiring in 1899 at the age of 71; in all spent 50 years in service to the crown.
At the time of his death he was living with his daughter and son in law. (William H Crump)

I know there was a press cutting since I have a scanned copy, but it is badly damaged, headed “Crimean Veteran” has a photo of Michael with his medals (Photo:  By A W Wilson & Co) but much of the text is missing and not a clue which newspaper it is taken from.

 Thanks again

Durham / Old Soldier - Michael Mahon - Died Roker 1910
« on: Monday 30 January 12 19:07 GMT (UK)  »

Can anyone help me please; I am trying to locate the final resting place for Michael Mahon born 1828 – died 28 Sept 1910.  He was living at 25 Kingston Terrace, Roker, Sunderland at the time of his death and it is thought he is buried in Jarrow or Haughton le Spring Cemetery, although I would think Haughton is a little far out? 
Many thanks

World War One / Re: WW1 Blackwatch
« on: Thursday 15 July 10 08:38 BST (UK)  »
Hi Caroline,
Ancestry is very good but can only show what they have, and what you pay for, great link, I had not seen that one and it spells it out how it is.
Many thanks for your help

World War One / Re: Gloucesters WW1
« on: Tuesday 13 July 10 20:00 BST (UK)  »
Or the three bullets and four shrapnel wounds - I don't think any of it helped......... :(

Thanks for your help Ady


World War One / Re: Gloucesters WW1
« on: Tuesday 13 July 10 19:10 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Ady
Sick on discharge that would be the Gas, it was my Mother's Father, she said he was always in bed with a bad chest
But Silver War Badge didn't know that and not got it, what was that issued for?


World War One / Gloucesters WW1
« on: Tuesday 13 July 10 18:53 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to research the military record of John Thomas Parkes, born 7 Oct 1879 in Aston, West Midlands. I hold his WW1 medals; 1914 – 1915 Star; the reverse gives his Number, Rank, name & Regiment. 
(15794 – Private - JT Parkes - Gloucs)
1914 – 1918 British Medal & 1914 – 1919 Victory Medal 
I know he served in The Gloucestershire Regiment, in France and was wounded 4 times, also suffered with the effects of ‘Mustard Gas’ long after the war and died 31 March 1928, Sparkhill, Birmingham.
Other than a WW1 Medal Roll listing at The National Archives, I am not sure if a service record is available or not as I didn’t find one?
Any pointers please


World War One / WW1 Blackwatch
« on: Monday 12 July 10 19:11 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help me locate Service Records for a John Umble Horton b. 1893 Aston, & d. 14 Jan 1921 I have found his name in the Medal Rolls & Service No. 19334 2nd Bat. Royal Highlanders, I believe he served in Palestine in 1918.  His death is listed at CWGC (Commonwealth Wargraves Commission).  His Rank given as Sgt.
I am a bit new to this, so please forgive any "Faux Pas" and thanks for any pointers  :)

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