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London and Middlesex / Jeanne DAVIDDI née ROUQUET WW1 nurse??
« on: Saturday 29 May 21 20:35 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to help someone who contacted me via Généanet to find more about a relation of her husband’s.  Jeanne ROUQUET, born 1/9/1897 Toulouse, went to London with some cousins (names unknown) at the end of 1914 or beginning of 1915.  In the 2nd quarter of 1915 St Martin RD she married Guido DAVIDDI and a son, Felix, was born in the 3rd quarter of 1915 St Giles RD.  Although we have been unable to find a record of his death or burial, Felix died before 14 June 1916.

The rest of the life of Guido and that of Jeanne, who divorced her first husband and was remarried to Giuseppe CORTICELLI in 1921 Brighton RD, is fairly well recorded and is not what we are looking for. We are seeking to know what else happened to Jeanne between her arrival in England and her remarriage.

My contact says that Jeanne nursed war-wounded during WW1 and was a nurse afterwards, so she thinks she was trained in London.  I have searched the Red Cross archive, VAD records at TNA and the relevant record sets on the main commercial websites to no avail.  Any further suggestions would be very welcome.

Other facts know about Jeanne are that she was photographed at Bayley’s Studio modelling hats (no dates).  This leads my contact to think she had trained, in France or in England, and worked as a milliner.

I have tried to give you all the information we have so that you don’t waste time going over the same ground.  I have also found the Daviddi family that had a restaurant in St Martin’s Lane in directories, electoral rolls and GRO records. 

Thank you in advance for any new leads you can suggest.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight / John PEEBLES, Southampton
« on: Sunday 16 May 21 16:33 BST (UK)  »
Sorry, my first message was sent before completion!

Hello everyone

I am trying to help a correspondent here in France to return the intriguing unopened letter below to the addressee or a descendant of his.  I have been unable to find a John PEEBLES or a family of that name in the residential directories for Southampton on line at the Local and Maritime Digital Archive (I looked at those for 1954, 1960 and 1964) or anywhere else I have searched (the main commercial sites for UK records).  I did find a birth to a John Peebles in Southampton Registration district in 1964, but I obviously can't put any details on here as the lady in question is probably still alive.

If anyone can help or give me suggestions for other lines of research, I'd be most grateful.

Best regards

Technical Help / Transferring audio cassette recordings to computer
« on: Wednesday 27 May 20 15:18 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone suggest a reasonably simple way (if one exists) of transferring audio cassette recordings to computer, please ?


World War One / Arthur DICKINSON MC
« on: Thursday 21 May 20 21:08 BST (UK)  »
I wonder if someone can help me decide which War Diary I should order from TNA in the hope there will be a mention of the action which led to my uncle being awarded an MC in WW 1.  In the London Gazette this is what I have found:
“T./Lt. Arthur Dickinson, 10th Bn., Yorks. R. attd 12/13th Bn., North’d Fus.”
(MC Awards – Supplement to London Gazette – 29 Nov 1919 – 14787)
So should I go for the Yorkshire Regiment or the Northumberland Fusiliers?

Arthur DICKINSON was born in Sheffield on 24 March 1897.  According to my father he lied about his age,  joined the 1st Surrey Rifles and was sent to France early in 1915, which is confirmed by the London Regiment medal roll: "Theatre of war in which served 1(a) 15/03/15 to 29/01/1916". (I presume 1(a) is France.)

I have found him in the medal rolls of the London Regiment (n° 1524) and of the 10th Yorkshire, but I don't think his war record has survived. 

If anyone can suggest other sources of information about his military career, I’d be most grateful.


Scotland / ROBERTSON death in France
« on: Sunday 08 March 20 14:35 GMT (UK)  »
As I am not certain of the birth place of the child concerned, I am posting to this list a link on a French forum, to the death entry for Louise ROBERTSON, aged 2 years and 8 months, daughter of David ROBERTSON, captain of a merchant vessel, and Marie AGENLIN(or U)NS.  The father is a prisoner, presumably of war, in Angoulême. Louise died on 16 February 1795 and I think she was born in North Leith.  However, the spelling of the entry, even in French, is, let's say, unorthodox, and the place names difficult to read, so I'm not at all sure.

If anyone is interested I will translate the full entry.



Technical Help / Yahoo groups
« on: Friday 06 December 19 17:53 GMT (UK)  »
I am suscribed to a certain number of French Yahoo groups.  I have been reading the messages on the website rather than receiving individual mails.  In view of the changes to these groups, this will not longer be possible in a few days time.  I have therefore been trying to change my settings to receive individual emails, but these modifications are not saved.  i have accessed the site via both Edge and Firefox but to no avail.  Any advice gratefully received.


Canada Lookup Request / Lily "Rita" CLAYTON obituary Toronto Star COMPLETED
« on: Tuesday 01 October 19 18:14 BST (UK)  »
I wonder if anyone would be kind enough to look up the obituary for the above which appeared in the Toronto Star dated 12 April 2001.  A copy would be much appreciated providing, of course, that it does not breach copyright.

Thank you.


Norfolk / Sarah ROOTE born 1831 Cockley Cley
« on: Friday 07 June 19 09:22 BST (UK)  »
A link  to information about the above person (illegitimate daughter born in France) was posted on a Généanet forum :

by mchamp1

Here is the link to the registration of the death of William KENNETT born about 1747 St Peter Port, Guernsey.  He died in Caen in 1818:

This was posted on one of Généanet's forums and might be useful to someone.

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