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The Common Room / Re: 1945/6 Pembrokeshire military/police
« on: Saturday 10 April 21 09:44 BST (UK)  »
Yes I know there are lots of you very enthusiastic genealogists, I am just a mere amateur!

However throwing up these unusual problems I guess are informative to both parties.

I also have a photograph of him and it is dated 1948 with his uniform on sitting in the back garden. I didn't think anything of it but from what you have just written he was probably still working in the docs and also still doing his day job.  Just just to throw in another, it was also said he and his wife 'ran the NAFFI'.  I did think at one time the uniform was to do with that. As you know Pembroke Dock used to be a very important port and quite a few of my family married soldiers.

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The Common Room / Re: 1945/6 Pembrokeshire military/police
« on: Friday 09 April 21 10:10 BST (UK)  »
Wow, that is some record! Thank you very much once again Steven

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The Common Room / Re: 1945/6 Pembrokeshire military/police
« on: Friday 09 April 21 09:42 BST (UK)  »
Thank you very much for your reply. I had also posted this question on a Facebook group for Pembrokeshire. And somebody else recognised the cap Badge as well (I had been looking for weeks but could not find one online). During World War I he was gunner Jones. I was told that they used ex-service men from other regiments during this period as well. I don't know how much you know about this service he was in. He did tell me that he was a policeman in the docks during the war (Pembroke Dock), but when the electoral rolls came online he is absent from the house my family were living in but instead had a PO Box address at a place called Lettertson Pembrokeshire. I don't know if this was for his own security because there was a military base there but also a prisoner of war camp. There were no docks. It happened on three separate electoral rolls 1945/1946. Many thanks for the confirmation of this because he did tell me an awful lot of stories and lived to be 90+ so I never knew which were true.

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The Common Room / 1945/6 Pembrokeshire military/police
« on: Tuesday 30 March 21 21:04 BST (UK)  »
I wonder if anyone with military or police expertise could recognise this uniform attached. The photo was dated 1942 at Temby Pembrokeshire.

In 1945/46 my grandfather in the photo was on the electoral roll at Letterston in Pembrokeshire with PO address whilst his wife was living in Pembroke dock running their clothes and drapery business.

Looking on the Internet there seems to have been in a military base and also a prisoner of war camp at Letterston.  The story passed down to me was that he was either a policeman or nightwatchman in Pembroke dock dockyard. But of course I have no idea what he actually did. I have also been told that the pair of them used to be in charge of the NAAFI and I'm wondering if this uniform will throw some light on what he actually did? Many thanks

He did serve in World War I and was born in 1894.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Place name in Cardiganshire.
« on: Saturday 10 October 20 18:13 BST (UK)  »
Oh dear, I have the two sisters on the 1901 Census with their Grandmother, in the Parish of Ferndale with same age as yours and earlier.  But I also have Gwladys on 1911 with a step family as she married using the surname Bowen and she is on a 1911 census with two other step children of the step grandmother with the surname Bowen.  The dates of John Owen marrying the Bowen woman who then died all matches in.

I was given this tree to sort out as this sounds sound, but so does the other version as it was passed down orally that Gwladys Davies on the birth cert was brought up by a Bowen family.

I shall have to get back to my friend.

thank you all once again.   


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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Place name in Cardiganshire.
« on: Saturday 10 October 20 17:12 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, I find the spelling in Wales something to be desired, even my grandmother's entry in the registry is Olive N,  When in fact is Olwen May.   Are the children on this census?   Don't worry if they are not.  Thanks for the help.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Place name in Cardiganshire.
« on: Saturday 10 October 20 16:59 BST (UK)  »
Pentalar, Cardiganshire


https://goo.gl/maps/QYebvLX9sa7p8RdL6

Thank you all so much

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Place name in Cardiganshire.
« on: Saturday 10 October 20 16:54 BST (UK)  »
Ah, it's a place no longer there, my grandfather in South Wales lived in a village that is now a street.

Found this on Zoopla

https://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/pentalar/llantood/cardigan/sa43-3nu/20781766

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Place name in Cardiganshire.
« on: Saturday 10 October 20 16:09 BST (UK)  »
I don't want to waste anyone's time here.  It does seem one of those we come across doing family trees where dates/places/names are not correct.  I am doing this for a friend, but to be honest the tree is full of Thomas/Davies/Williams/Bowen et all. I have two other blockages on top of this one. I am also on the Family Search website and am not getting anything new there.

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