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World War Two / Identifying units - North Africa and Italy
« on: Saturday 19 June 21 22:38 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to identify a man's units from airgraph Christmas cards, one sent from North Africa, the other from Italy. Unfortunately the gremlins are not allowing me to post attachments.

The first is "150 Coy [P?]C Sect 10 BNAF". It's the [P?]C bit I am unsure about.

The second is "2915 C[S?]U CMF". It's the C[S?]U bit I am unsure about.

I have a picture showing his cap badge, but again it won't allow me to attach it as "there is already an attachment of the same name", which is not the case.

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Ayrshire / Ayrshire footballers 1895
« on: Monday 18 March 19 21:34 GMT (UK)  »
I have a large photograph taken by Andrew Miller, Cumnock, in the summer of 1895 entitled "Ayr Strollers, Winners of 2nd Ayrshire Cup 1894-95." The players and officials are identified as follows:

A. Buchanan, President
J. Smith, Vice President
T. Brown, Treasurer
W. Kennedy, Secretary
A. Gerrard, Linesman

Players:

James Aitken
A. Loudon
John Aitken
J Carswell
H. Blackwood
G. Monachan
A. McCallum
S. Aitken
A. McCrindle
T. Kelly
R. Cunningham

If any of these are ancestors of yours, let me know and you can have a copy of the photograph.

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Aberdeenshire / Methlick blacksmith's accounts (1873-78)
« on: Monday 24 February 14 23:04 GMT (UK)  »
I have the blacksmith's accounts (1873-78) for the following people from Methlick:

Earl of Aberdeen; F. Andrew, Brainjohn;  J. Annand, Brainjohn; T. Annand, Brainjohn; W. Black, Flinthills; G. Cheyne, Monlettie; W. Cheyne, Castlehill; J. Davidson, Monlettie; A. Duncan (vet), Methlick; W. Duthie, Collinie; C. Florence, Scotston; P. Florence, Arneybogs; F. Godsman, Mill of Kelly; J. Grant, Methlick; Mrs. Gray, Flinthills; G. Hay, Gowanwell; G. Hutcheon, Sauchentree; Dr. Irvine, Mill of Ardo; G. Kirkton, Longhill; L. Lamb, Crimondhill; Dr. Ligertwood, Auchencrieve; J. Maitland, Little Methlick; L. Marshall, Polesburn; T. Marshall, Arneybogs; Mr./Rev. Mennie; J. Simpson, Sauchentree; Rev. R. Slessor, Methlick; A. Smith, Methlick; J. Stephen, Methlick; Rev. Dr. Whyte, Methlick.

The jobs vary from sharpening ploughs and shoeing horses to singeing sheep's heads (2d a time) and putting new metal tyres on a pram. Let me know if you have an ancestor amongst these customers.

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Armed Forces / Missing Chelsea Pensioner Record?
« on: Sunday 23 February 14 22:38 GMT (UK)  »
Maybe this is not the correct place to post this.

The National Archives have a record (WO97/293/55) for William Urquhart, a Chelsea out pensioner. He was born in Turriff about 1788 and served in the 10th, then the 7th, being discharged in 1836. The NA site directs me to Findmypast, but I cannot see a record for him there. There is another William Urquhart (born 1838), but it is not him. Am I just not looking in the right place, or is the record missing from Findmypast?

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Is this the same man?
« on: Tuesday 25 June 13 22:21 BST (UK)  »
Two of these photographs are definitely of my grandfather; I think the others are too. Are these all of the same man?

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World War One / Opinions on this uniform would be welcome.
« on: Tuesday 11 June 13 22:11 BST (UK)  »
Is this man a driver in the Royal Artillery or could he be wearing a Canadian uniform?

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Banffshire / Carlton Cafe, Banff 1941-2
« on: Wednesday 31 October 12 21:44 GMT (UK)  »
Someone I'm researching worked briefly at the Carlton Cafe in Banff in late 1941, early 1942. Can anyone tell me anything at all about the cafe?

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Scotland / Anyone looking for a will 1900-1936 or 1948-1959?
« on: Thursday 28 April 11 21:21 BST (UK)  »
On Saturday I am going to check the Register of Confirmations for a fellow Rootschatter. This tells you if someone died testate, where any will is to be found, who the executors were, the value of the estate left and sometimes other odds and ends.

If anyone wants me to check an entry, let me know and I'll try to do it. You will have to give me the name and date of death. Another detail, such as place of death or spouse's name would be useful too.

Graham.

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West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Linlithgow 1673
« on: Thursday 31 March 11 23:39 BST (UK)  »
I have come across a manuscript account for work done on church pews in Linlithgow in July and August 1673. These are the men paid for the job, just in case anyone spots an ancestor.

- John Mitchall
- Adam Whitridge
- Wm Wathell
- John Gaven
- James Shaw
- Robert Talphert
- James Meikle

Graham.

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