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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Cause of death
« on: Sunday 12 January 20 18:08 GMT (UK)  »
Hello

This one is Phthisis Tubercular disease of the lungs i.e. tuberculosis or similar.

Best wishes

Rockford

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Armed Forces / Re: Help to identify a uniform
« on: Saturday 07 December 19 10:49 GMT (UK)  »
Hello,

Bear in mind that his being in an American uniform doesn't necessarily mean that he was American born.  I don't know what the rules were for US Army, but several of my wife's family members who were born in Ireland served in the Canadian forces.

Best wishes

Rockford

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Who is this Man' Mother and Father? From West Lothian.
« on: Wednesday 18 September 19 20:55 BST (UK)  »
Good evening,

You can access his birth record from the ScotlandsPeople website www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, which is a pay per view site.  However, I had a couple of spare credits and had a look for you.

Peter Neil Hood was born on 9 Oct 1877 at 3.30pm at East Benhar, Fauldhouse. He was recorded as illegitimate and no father's name is given.  His mother is listed as Elizabeth Hood, Domestic Servant and the informant was Peter Hood, grandfather, who was present at the birth.

Hope that helps,

Rockford

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help with difficult Scottish death record
« on: Saturday 14 September 19 14:34 BST (UK)  »
Name below Churchyard looks like James Hendry Beadle being his full name?

Annie

Hello,

Beadle will be James Hendry's occupation/role, not his surname.  He would have been an assistant in the parish and kept records etc.

Best wishes

Rockford

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Medal Card
« on: Wednesday 04 September 19 21:13 BST (UK)  »
Hello,

If you post his name, folk may be able to look for any other information for you.  However, from the transcription you have posted, it looks like he received three medals:

Victory Medal
British War Medal
1914-1915 Star

The letters and numbers after the names of the medals are the medal rolls (lists) on which his name is included.  Collectively known as 'Pip, Squeak and Wilfred', you can see more about them here:

http://www.greatwar.co.uk/medals/ww1-campaign-medals.htm

The bit you have transcribed as Sub list is more likely to be SWB List i.e. Silver War Badge.  This was awarded to those discharged from the armed services to enable them to demonstrate their service.  The 17?/267 is the SWB roll (i.e. list) and from these lists it is possible to look up the number of the badge issued (they were numbered rather than named).  The SWB rolls are held at the National Archives at Kew.  Not sure if they are online anywhere.

Is there anything written on the card that starts "KR" with various numbers and letters after it?  This might give the paragraph of the King's Regulations under which he was discharged.

Hope that helps.

Brian

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World War Two / Re: WW1 medals
« on: Monday 04 March 19 22:55 GMT (UK)  »
Hi,

Good that you've found a solution.  Engraving the details is a nice touch.

Best wishes

Rockford

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US Completed Requests / Re: Name Change
« on: Monday 04 March 19 22:42 GMT (UK)  »
Hi,

Have you checked the US Censuses?  I have had a look on FamilySearch and there is a Sister Sylvanus Crofton listed in Cincinnati Ward 5 in Ohio, living at St Gregory Street with 15 other religious sisters.  It gives her birthplace as Ohio though but her parents birthplaces are given as England (father) and Ireland (mother).

She is listed in the same place in 1930, although this time her birthplace is given as England with an emigration date of 1870.

I reckon that Sylvanus = Mary.  Perhaps if you search for the address you might find what religious order she was a member of.

Hope that helps,

Rockford

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World War Two / Re: WW1 medals
« on: Monday 04 March 19 22:27 GMT (UK)  »
Hi,

I've never done it, but there are various websites where you can buy replica medals.  Is it specifically a National Service medal you are after?  If it is, you can buy one here for 14 http://replicamedals.co.uk/product/national-service-medal/

I have no connection to the site and have never used them.  There may be other people along shortly who can suggest other places.

Best wishes

Rockford

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World War Two / Re: Royal Scots Glencorse Barracks Edinburgh
« on: Monday 04 March 19 21:09 GMT (UK)  »
Hi

If you go to http://www.theroyalscots.co.uk/2nd-world-war-ww2/ and search for 'North Africa' on the page, there is a reference to the 12th Battalion of the Royal Scots being redesignated as the 2nd battalion in 1942 (to replace the battalion lost in Hong Kong in 1941) at which point they had been training in the UK before being posted to Gibraltar in April 1943 when the nearest training facilities were in North Africa and only one company could train there at at time.

He could still perhaps have been in the Royal Scots and spend (training) time in North Africa.  Did he spend any time in Italy, as it says that they were sent there in April 1944.

Might fit with your mother's recollections, as he may have sent photos or letters from North Africa if he was training there.

Best wishes

Rockford

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