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I've finally cracked into the Chilean side. I always knew my Grandmother was born in Mejillones, and her mother Annie Gray (nee Ballantyne) married John Reid Nicolson, the Harbour Master there, but it was only fairly recently where it was mentioned that there were some Chilean relatives. I have finally pieced it together and worked out that it was Annie Gray's brother, William Gray, who settled in Chile and died there.
This is what I have so far but I would love some more.

William Gray b. 19 Mar 1876 Hawick, Scotland. d. Santiago 13 Apr 1965
married Manuela Buzeta Caceres (I have also seen it written Buceta) 2 Feb 1899, Quillota, Valparaiso
children: Maria Elcira Gray Buceta 10 Nov 1899, Maria Teresa Gray b and d. 1903
and Juan Oscar Gray Buzeta (although transcribed Garay) b. 13 Mar 1901.

If anyone has anything more, I would love to track down my Chilean side.
William Gray was my GG Uncle.

The Common Room / Re: The 1939 Register
« on: Sunday 26 April 20 12:24 BST (UK)  »
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The Common Room / The 1939 Register
« on: Sunday 26 April 20 11:42 BST (UK)  »
The 1939 register was, I thought, to be taken on National Registration day, 29th September 1939, and yet looking up boarders in a school, I have discovered that their 1939 register to be dated 16th September 1939. It seems they weren't too rigid about the date, or was it different for schools? Anyone know the reason why this was earlier?

The Common Room / Timothy Turner
« on: Sunday 05 January 20 13:32 GMT (UK)  »
I’m researching all the old boys from the New Beacon in Sevenoaks who died in WW2, trying to find some more information about them, including the senior school that they went on to after the New Beacon. 78 old boys were killed in WW2, and we’ve managed to find out a lot of information of 75 of them. However, Timothy Turner is proving a little elusive… he left New Beacon (preparatory) School in 1924.
Any help will be greatly appreciated, we have checked some senior public schools where their records are available, but we cannot find him. Just thought I would put it out there to Rootschat as there may some other sources.
Here is what we have:

Timothy Turner 1911-1943
b. 02/04/1911
d. 07/06/1943

Father was Colonel John Eamer Turner, based at Sandhurst a lot of the time. I think he may have been an Assistant Commandant.
Mother Una Nickalls, daughter of Tom Nickalls (stockbroker) who founded London Rowing Club.
Timothy Turner won the gold medal at the Empire Games in 1938, in the 8s rowing.
Died whilst a Japanese PoW.

I contacted the London Rowing Club and they were able to provide some rowing information on him.

Turner joined the London Rowing Club in 1929 at the age of 18. His maternal grandfather, Tom Nickalls, was one of the founding members.
In the early to mid-1930s, he seems to have rowed at stroke in the crews he rowed in, and to have been successful.  He was stroke of the Club's winning crew in the Thames Challenge Cup at Henley in 1931, and also of our winning Grand Challenge Cup crew in 1933, a very tight race against Berliner Ruder Club won by 1/4 of a length. He again stroked the VIII which was assembled for Melbourne in 1934 (the LRC have a photograph with signatures, and a rudder with his name on).
There is quite a story about him joining England's 1938 Empire Games crew, as he was living in Australia at that time.

Had a brother Richard and two sisters, Dorothy and Angela.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Major Thomas Gilliat Meautys
« on: Tuesday 19 November 19 06:07 GMT (UK)  »
He went to University it seems, if this is the same Meautys

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Major Thomas Gilliat Meautys
« on: Tuesday 19 November 19 06:01 GMT (UK)  »
That is the father, but the son did not attend Marlborough for some reason. His father died before he was born, and he was given exactly the same name. Mother obviously remarried to a Spread.

Family History Beginners Board / Major Thomas Gilliat Meautys
« on: Tuesday 19 November 19 05:53 GMT (UK)  »
Any help please would be greatly appreciated. I am researching the old boys from The New Beacon School, in Sevenoaks, who died in WWI and WWII (T G Meautys died shortly after but is on the roll of honour board).
Thomas Gilliat Meautys attended The New Beacon along with his two half brothers (R B Spread and G P Spread), who later attended Wellington. They too were killed.
I would love to know what school he went on to. He was an acting Major, sometimes listed as Captain.
I think he went to a different senior school to his half brothers but cannot find him... hopefully you may have some suggestions or would be able to help. I thought I had discovered him at St. Alban's but this T G Meautys was listed for 1937, which would not fit with his DoB.
His details are:
b. 29/04/1915
d. 21/09/1947 Italy
14th/20th Kings Hussars
Mother was a Nell Hotblack.
Father died in WWI before he was born.
He had two half brothers, surname Spread, who attended Wellington.

Europe / Re: Germany - LEUTZ family in Mosbach, 18thC and before...
« on: Thursday 11 April 19 08:42 BST (UK)  »
Trying to attach a screenshot

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