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The Common Room / Father absent at Baptism??
« on: Thursday 21 October 21 20:16 BST (UK)  »
Although he is named on an ancestors Baptism record I have strong evidence to suggest that my 2 x great grandfather was not actually present at the time. Was this scenario possible or would he have had to have been their at the time. The year was 1857, if of any significance.

Regards

Stewart
 

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Armed Forces / Records for Home Guard Liverpool
« on: Wednesday 20 October 21 13:25 BST (UK)  »
I believe my grandfather, Reginald Reid, may have been in the Home Guard, but I've never been really sure. If he was with them, I've narrowed down the most probable unit to the 87th (Liverpool) battalion Lancashire. As the were the closest unit to where he lived.

Try as I might, can't see any on line record & was wondering if anyone knew where to look,.....or even better, if some one can find him

Regards

Stewart

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Retro Logo
« on: Sunday 21 March 21 18:44 GMT (UK)  »
Please ignore the handsome chap on the go kart :-[, what I'd like to do is draw your attention to the logo on the chain guard and ask if anyone recognizes the brand. This is the only photo I have of my first set of wheels and is taken in about 1967/68, but I've trying to find a better picture of it. I always assumed it was by Tri-ang, but now I'm not so sure.

Any thoughts please

Regards

Stewart

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World War Two / Home Guard - Liverpool - record request
« on: Saturday 02 January 21 13:34 GMT (UK)  »
I believe, that my Grandfather, Reginald Reid, may have been in the Home Guard. I don't have a lot to go on other than that he lived in Aigburth and I think the local Battalion(s) may have been either the 87th or 89th Lancashire.

I was wondering if anyone had access to any records, in order for me to confirm my belief, please.

Regards

Stewart 

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World War One / Medal card info please
« on: Wednesday 11 November 20 19:29 GMT (UK)  »
Could someone please tell me what it says in the box under "Corps", on the attached medal card, for my Great Uncle.

Also if possible, does anyone know if sources exist to find out what wounds he suffered, for him to be discharged

Regards

Stewart


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Midlothian / Lawson Hotel, Edinburgh
« on: Thursday 21 May 20 21:25 BST (UK)  »
I was wondering if any one had, or could help me find, some information on a hotel in Edinburgh, called the Lawson Hotel. My Grandparents spent the first part of their honeymoon there in 1932. I don't believe it exists now, but I'd love to find some information and/or a photo.

Regards

Stewart


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Cheshire / Orphanage records
« on: Friday 03 April 20 23:26 BST (UK)  »
I've just discovered that my GG Grandfather Isaac Reid may have been an Orphan, born in Macclesfield in 1831, and was possibly brought up by his Aunt. Unfortunately, I do not know her name so I guess a search in 1841 census would be a bit difficult. 

With not much to go on therefore, I was wondering if anybody had any idea if such records exist for orphanages, as I'm sure his birth must have been recorded somewhere.

I'm guessing a trip to the Cheshire Records office may yield a result, but there's little hope of that at the moment ::) 

Regards & "Stay safe"

Stewart

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Australian connection?
« on: Saturday 30 November 19 20:51 GMT (UK)  »
I have some pretty compelling evidence that my ancestors stepped ashore with the first fleet in Australia. They weren't convicts, but moreover a marine sergeant & his wife. They returned to Britain after nearly 4 years in the colony, shortly after having a daughter, from whom I'm a descendant.

My question is simply, would an Ancestry DNA test possibly, reveal/confirm this relatively brief stay with that early colony?

Regards

Stewart

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I would be grateful if some one could find any additional information on my great uncle. The information I have at the moment, as follows, is based upon medal card information:

William Escott Sleigh
service no. 26834
3rd Battalion Shropshire light infantry (although this looks to be cross referenced at the top, to the Denbishire Yeomanry 1308 & looks to be corroborated by a photo I have of him showing his cap badge)
Born: 2nd August 1887 Enlistment: 31.05.15
Discharged: 28.08.17 due to wounds


he died quite young & I recall him being described as a very poorly man prior to his death. This often makes me wonder if the injuries or trauma he suffered, had contributed to it.
Any further information would be gratefully received

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