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FH Documents and Artefacts / Re: Coldstream Guards Crest?
« on: Tuesday 04 August 20 09:54 BST (UK)  »
A-ha - that's very useful thank you for the info!  :)

FH Documents and Artefacts / Coldstream Guards Crest?
« on: Monday 03 August 20 10:47 BST (UK)  »

Please could anyone id the crest that is engraved in this silver plated object (which has loaded as the image at the bottom), the closest I can match is the Coldstream Guards, but the central cross looks far more embellished and there is a four point star in the centre?


Renfrewshire / Re: McLarty/McCallum Conundrum
« on: Saturday 01 August 20 17:40 BST (UK)  »
Thank you thatís top draw!  :)

Renfrewshire / McLarty/McCallum Conundrum
« on: Saturday 01 August 20 12:14 BST (UK)  »

I am hoping a fresh set of eyes might be able to succeed, where I have failed!

On the 1871 census for Scotland, I have a James McLarty, 43 Tailor at Neilston, Barrhead, with wife Elizabeth, daughter Agnes (age 20) and two sons and at the bottom of the household is Margaret McCallum, Granddaughter aged 0 and shown to be born in Barrhead.

I cannot find this birth on SP, even with a wider search age range, as also a mystery how she is a granddaughter.

The McLarty's had another daughter shown on the 1861 census, Janet born around 1850, who would be the likely mother, however there is no marriage for her to a McCallum, so seems strange even if the child was illegitimate to not be down as Margaret McLarty.

Thanks in advance.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Word in a letter (1958)
« on: Tuesday 26 May 20 13:13 BST (UK)  »
Great, that's makes perfect sense (now)! - thank you  :)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Word in a letter (1958)
« on: Tuesday 26 May 20 13:06 BST (UK)  »

Ah yes thank you that has been really annoying me for awhile lol!! Thank you.  :)

Also in the same letter another one I cannot decipher!

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Word in a letter (1958)
« on: Tuesday 26 May 20 12:50 BST (UK)  »

I am struggling with the word I have underlined in red - thanks.

The letter dates to 1958.

Thank you.

Thank you I have the form as per my original post and the death notice but none of these provide an explanation of the circumstances of the fatal gunshot, which is what I was hoping to establish.


I have a Form of Information of Death for a relative George Hall McCall, which has his cause of death entered as 'Hemorrhage following a gunshot wound which had penetrated the heart and left lung'

As George's date of death is 19th August 1944 and he was 39 years old, I thought maybe WW2 related, but his place of death was Gurungwe Farm, Sipolilo, Rhodesia (his residence and he was a farmer).

Is there any way (I am based in the UK) of being able to find out the circumstances of his death, i.e. robbery, accident etc.

I was thinking a newspaper report would be a good possibility but turning up blanks at present, any assistance gratefully received.

Thank you.

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