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Canada / Canadian Deaths look up Help!!!
« on: Friday 13 May 16 14:43 BST (UK)  »
Could anyone help with finding My Grandfathers death in Canada,don't know where he was living, I last saw him  in Winnipeg 1985,Family were estranged but he was living in Canada I do know that for sure,no trace of him in the UK Deaths ,tried looking at several sites for Canadian records, but no luck...
Joseph Sweeney Born Glasgow 1908

World War One / Medal Search for Pte James Cockburn
« on: Friday 13 May 16 13:41 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for WW1 medals for my GGrandfather Pte James Cockburn 16th Cheshire Regiment under either  Army Numbers 21550 & 68890 ...Wounded August 1917 France...
Thanks in advance for any information.. :)

Armed Forces / Served in India 1852
« on: Wednesday 21 May 14 10:29 BST (UK)  »
I need help identifying my GGrandfathers service in India...
John Mcvey  Born 1826 Ayrshire,Scotland,
on marriage certificate  1852 ,serving as Drummer in His Majesty's 29 th Regiment.
Living in Meerut..Is this and India or British Regiment ?

Secondly , would it be possible to  find out if his wife...Isabella Mckinlay was anglo indian ?...

Many Thanks

Fifers :)

World War One / WW1 Auxiliary War Hospitals
« on: Monday 07 April 14 09:44 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone have any information about Auxiliary War Hospital Ellesmere ? My G Grandfather was there after receiving Shell Wounds to his ankle and leg, whilst serving with the Cheshire Rgt in France.

World War One / Decipher Service Record
« on: Sunday 06 April 14 20:35 BST (UK)  »
Could anyone help me Decipher my GGrandfathers  Service Record  on Ancestry ...

 He was PTE James Cockburn,68890 Birkenhead RDC  350 th Coy .Enlisted 2/12/1914 late of the 16th Battalion Cheshire Regiment (Bantams)... I would like to know does it say what the last Battle he fought in and was wounded 1917 and which dressing station or Hospital would he have been treated in ?,had shell wounds to leg and ankle...
Its very dark at the bottom of the page and I am partially sighted so am struggling to make it all out...
Any help would be much appreciated ..

Devon / Cowan and Cook Families Cornwall
« on: Thursday 12 December 13 17:36 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find out anyone with information about the Cowan family from Newquay /Plymouth,who were reputed to own a Hotel in Plymouth and were from a Family of Solicitors?  Secondly the Cook Family from St Columb ,Newquay.... did they have a family farm there and how were they connected to the tin mines?..... All I can find is the Cook Family on census and have bdm certs for william Massey Thomas Cook Born 1870, Captain of St Columb Fire Brigade info and paper articles...the rest of info is passed on by family but no detailed information...Anyone with the connection and information would be gratefully received to point me in the right direction....  Many Thanks Fifer  :)

Fife / Athletic Archives
« on: Wednesday 06 November 13 11:29 GMT (UK)  »
Could anyone tell me how to find anything about Athletic clubs or Newspaper Articles about a marathon runner who lived in Dysart Born 1877 ,it would be pre WW1 as he was injured at Ypres in Thigh and ankle so guessing he didn't do much running after that.... He was James Cockburn,my Great Great Grandfather

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Photo Restoration
« on: Monday 04 November 13 16:37 GMT (UK)  »
PLEASE ,PLEASE,could you help me with the restoration of this photo of my Great Grandfather with his Battalion WW1, do not need coloured or dated....Many Thanks for your help...Fifers

World War One / lost post War Diaries 16th Battalion, Cheshire Rgt
« on: Sunday 01 July 12 17:04 BST (UK)  »
I have lost a post asking for information regarding the War Diaries for the 16 th Battalion Cheshire Regiment for  France July/August 1917,someone kindly gave me information regarding my GGrandfather Pte James Cockburn who was wounded,need to refer to his post but cant locate it, could anyone help......?


annoyed with myself

Fifers   :-\

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