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World War One / Re: Military Medal - Action & Award
« on: Monday 31 July 17 17:16 BST (UK)  »
Reading the war diary I saw that there was an area which was 4000 yards long over which it was impossible to use motor vehicles at night and planks had to be used during daylight. That's over 2 miles evacuating casualties on hand carriages and under fire, just unimaginable.

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World War One / Re: Military Medal - Action & Award
« on: Monday 31 July 17 16:17 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for that, it confirms the time frame I have deduced from looking at a report I found in a newspaper local to one of the other men put forwarded for the MM at the same time. A note in a 1918 Hampshire newspaper records this for Private F A Hooper;

A card from Major-General Sidney Lawford reads, "I wish to put on record my appreciation of your devotion to duty which you showed on the night of the 1st-2nd October 1918, in the American-Klitzmolen area. You were of the greatest assistance  to the regimental medical officer in obtaining and guiding bearer parties."

I assume my man, Pte. Nightingale would have been engaged in similar activities.


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World War One / Re: Military Medal - Action & Award
« on: Sunday 30 July 17 15:41 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the reply. I have had a look in the local Irish newspapers available at findmypast but there's not much coverage for that time and area. I think there are other Irish newspaper archives,  l'll have to have a look.

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World War One / Military Medal - Action & Award
« on: Sunday 30 July 17 12:57 BST (UK)  »
I'm tracing the award of the Military Medal to a F. Nightingale (of Ennis, County Clare). He was a Private serving with 139 Field Ambulance. I found this recorded in the Edinburgh Gazette 13 May 1919. I then looked at the War Diary for the 139th Field Ambulance (on Ancestry) which records that on 28 October 1918;

Under authority delegated by the Field Marshal Commanding-in-Chief, the Corps Commander has awarded the following decorations for gallantry and devotion to duty in action. The Military Medal.
67822 Pte. Nightingale F. is listed along with a Sgt. and 3 other Privates.

I'm wondering is this all I will find? Will there be a record in the diary of the action which prompted the award to these men? If so how long prior to the award would it be, I've been back as far as July without finding anything, is it worth me pursuing it further? Or is there some other record I could look at?

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Kent / Re: Guest of Her Majesty on 1851 Census night
« on: Thursday 21 January 16 14:39 GMT (UK)  »
I checked my ancestors who were in gaol on the night of the 1851 census and they are identified by name, however those in gaol for the 1861 census were identified by initials - partially anonymized I suppose. I don't know if this was a policy for 1861 or whether it was up to the enumerator how he recorded prisoners in a census.

All other details - age, occupation, place of birth were recorded correctly so you are can be pretty confident you have the right person, especially if the initials are a less common combination. So it is always worth checking on a census for any individuals identified by initials.

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Kent Lookup Requests / Re: lookup in Kent Family History Journal
« on: Sunday 08 March 15 15:07 GMT (UK)  »
There are some other names from the Tenterden area in the article, a separate party who left for New York from Rye, aboard the brig "William" in the same year;

Per the brig "WILLIAM" Rye to New York
John Polhill
Isaac Catt
Stephen Pott
James Tonkin
Thomas Hook
Mrs. Hook
and two other Hooks
George Hopper
Mary Chaxfield
Samuel ditto (boy)
Joseph Catt
George Chaxfield
James West
William West
John West
John Watkin or Wickens
Mrs   ditto          ditto
Michael Ro ?
William Butcher
A total of 16 men, 3 women, 1 boy = 20

Perhaps there are some connections for you in that list?

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Kent Lookup Requests / Re: lookup in Kent Family History Journal
« on: Saturday 07 March 15 13:10 GMT (UK)  »
I've taken a look at that article you refer to in the KFHJ. I'm afraid it doesn't give much information, other than the list of the members of his party from Tenterden and that they sailed from Liverpool.

John Jenner appears to be travelling on his own. His party consisted of;

Henry Fuggle wife and 5 children
Jer. Timson wife and 6 children
Richard Coleman wife and 10 children
George Neve wife and 6 children
John Jenner
A total of 5 men, 4 wives, 27 children = 36

The accounts include this piece for transport to Liverpool;

John Longley Conveying passengers to London 16
Pickfords June 23 1828
Lon to Liverpool
18 passengers 16/-
16 children 8/-




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Kent / Re: The Masters Family
« on: Tuesday 03 March 15 11:09 GMT (UK)  »
For some reason I was unable to print a picture of the pub do I need to order one or get some permission to print it?

If you download the document and open it (even if you don't have Word you should have a Word Viewer program) you can then copy an image (right click on it and copy) and paste it in to an image viewer / editor program or another document where it can be printed.
They are only small thumbnail images though, I don't know if larger images are available. Looks like the document is from the Maidstone museum website, so it may be worth contacting them if you are after a larger image.

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Kent Lookup Requests / Re: Gravesend Marriage Look Up for 1906 if possible please.
« on: Friday 13 February 15 14:39 GMT (UK)  »
The Gravesend area falls under the jurisdiction of Rochester so the parish registers are available on Medway CityArk. They are not indexed and have to be searched as you would a hard copy of the register, but I have found the entry you are after; http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/query/results/?Mode=ShowImg&Img=/cityark/Scans/Ecclesiastical_Rochester_Archdeaconry_Area_Parishes/P159B_GRAVESEND_ST_JAMES_1851_1971/01_Incumbent_Service_Registers_1852_1968/P159B_01_11.html/00000506.jpg

Excuse the long link. The site with all the churches covered can be entered from here; http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/query/results/?Mode=Search&PathList=%2FZ4a_Medway_Ancestors%2F%0A&SearchWords=&DateList=

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