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The Common Room / Birth and first marriage of Charlotte Whitehead query
« on: Thursday 02 December 21 13:38 GMT (UK)  »
I am researching the wife of Henry (Harry) Swan, a Soldier mentioned on a local memorial.  Henry married Charlotte on 29th December 1894.  Charlotte was a widow aged 26.  Her name being Charlotte Hills. 
She was born Charlotte Whitehead although the year of birth is quite 'fluid' at the moment anwhere between 1864 and 1869. Her father was Reuben and mother Jane Wallis.  Census records state she was born in Strood in Kent and they lived in Horton Kirby in the Dartford area.  I believe I have found her birth in North Aylesford in 1868 and registered as Charlotte Elizabeth Wallis, the birth being 2 years before her parents married.
I am trying to find the first marriage to someone called Hills/Hill.  Maybe a new pair of eyes or two will help.  I've searched under both  Wallis and Whitehead.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

World War One / RQMS Archibald John Oliver Royal Fusiliers 25th Battalion
« on: Thursday 25 November 21 13:19 GMT (UK)  »
I am researching the above named WW1 soldier, born in 1882 in Edmonton and died in Kenya on 23rd February 1916.  He is buried in Kajiado Cemetery, Kenya.

My query is, does anyone know what the Royal Fusiliers would have been doing there at this time and in what circumstances he might have died?  Would there have been a battle or skirmish in that area at that time?  I thought it unusual.

His older brother, William, died the same year serving with the Royal Engineers in France.


World War One / 2nd Lt Douglas Roy Dilworth-Harrison Durham Light Infantry
« on: Friday 19 November 21 13:16 GMT (UK)  »
I am researching this fallen WW1 officer.  I have the information on his early life, family, occupation prior to enlisting. He died on 27 March 1918 and is on the Poziere Memorial.  What I am looking for is a photo of him which I am unable to pin down.  I am sure there must be one out there somewhere, as he was an officer.  I'd really appreciate if anyone can locate one.
Many thanks

World War Two / Major HWC Baillie RAMC
« on: Wednesday 24 February 21 20:04 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find out about the above named person.  I believe his initials stand for Hugh William Charles Baillie (although I've seen it spelt as 'Bailie' as well).   

He supposedly studied medicine at Queen's Belfast although the only evidence is in an athletic meeting in 1938 when he represent Irish Universities Athletic Assoc. 

There is a Charles William Hugh Bailie in the Peerage born 1895.  He was a Major and the son of Maj-Gen Thomas Maurbourg Bailie.  Not sure he is the same person.  I think not as I have found a  birth Hugh W C Bailie in 1915 in Clogher, Ireland but not sure about his parents.

I have found Captain HWC Baillie mentioned in dispatches in a 1945 Gazette so probably not the same person.

He was an athlete who competed in the Javelin in 1938-39 using the name HWC Baillie. 

Any further information about this person would be greatly appreciated.

The Common Room / Identifying a School Crest
« on: Friday 22 January 21 14:03 GMT (UK)  »
I have been asked to see if I can identify the attached emblem/crest,  It appears to have come off a blazer.  Although it looks similar to King Edward VI school in Southampton it appears not to be.  It may date back to the mid 1920s but as there appears to be no clues and the person who has it has no idea it is a bit hit or miss. 

Any ideas would be gratefully received.

The Common Room / Andrew Laurance Colhoun/Colquhoun 1883-
« on: Sunday 17 January 21 17:57 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find the date and place of death for the above named person.
He was born in 1883 in Donegal.  He joined the RIC in 1906 but joined the North Irish Horse Reg in 1916.  His father was Francis and mother Frances (Ewing).  He rejoined the RIC after the war until 1922.
He married in 1917 to Emily Deakin and their son William A L Colhoun died in 1944.  It mentions his parents on the CWGC site as Andrew and Emily Colhoun of Belfast.
There appears to be no record of either of their deaths and I can't find any information on emmigration.
I have found various photos of him on line including him as a Sergeant in the NIH.  None of the sites includes date or year of death.
Any help is greatly appreciated

World War One / Lt Col Arthur Preston Hohler 1887-1919
« on: Wednesday 26 August 20 23:04 BST (UK)  »
Hi All,

I am looking for a photo of the above named officer in uniform if possible.    I have already found one of him taken for his Royal Aero Aviator's Certificate from 1911 but would like to find one of him in uniform.  He served with the Middlesex Regiment 2nd/10th Bn. and died of Spanish Flu in March 1919.

Any help you be much appreciated



Armed Forces / James Chandler - RIR in 1900
« on: Wednesday 22 July 20 22:36 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for any information on the above person.  I do not have a lot of information on him, not even the year or where he was born or parentage.  All I know was that he was a staff sergeant in 1900 with the Royal Irish Rifles.

Many thanks

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Seaside location photo
« on: Wednesday 08 July 20 20:49 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to locate the seaside location and hotel in this photo.  I do not have the original but have been told that the people were TUC members and it may have been taken at a conference eith Labour Party or TUC.  This may be the 20s as the collars indicate or as late as the 30s.

I have looked at all the Labour Party Conferences that fell during this time and were at a seaside location but cannot find anything that matches on the internet, although I guess the hotel and attached pub could have been demolished long ago.

It looks like a pebble beach.  Maybe someone can identify the location.


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