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World War One / WW1 Fiji Infantry Regiment
« on: Saturday 12 September 20 16:13 BST (UK)  »
Looking for information on a British soldier who served with the Fijian Infantry Regiment in WW1.  The only details i have are the name that appears on the Hackney Wick War Memorial - F. Gray. 

I've tried google and found but he doesn't seem to be listed.

Any thoughts or ideas of where else to look really appreciated.

Armed Forces / Army records circa 1870
« on: Friday 04 September 20 17:49 BST (UK)  »
Trying to help someone with their family tree.

They only have a name, George Wright born c1835 who served with RGA in 1867 (details taken from a bapt in Woolwich).  Would his service record be at the National Archives?

London and Middlesex / Woolwich - is that London or Kent
« on: Friday 04 September 20 17:47 BST (UK)  »
which record office please would cover St. Mary Magdalene in Woolwich in the 1860s - LMA?

World War One / help identifying soldiers uniform
« on: Friday 31 July 20 18:20 BST (UK)  »
hi - can anyone tell me the Regiment for these men.  I don't know their names - just found them in my late aunt's papers.  Many thanks

Gloucestershire / Eastville Workhouse / Baptisms
« on: Sunday 05 July 20 20:10 BST (UK)  »
My grandfather was born illegitimately on 13 Sept 1908 and handed over to Eastville Workhouse by his mother.

I have just found two baptisms for him: the first at St. Thomas, Eastville Workhouse in November 1908 and a second at St. Stephen, Soundwell on 3 May 1914.

Does anyone know why he would be baptised twice and also why 6years apart?  Did St. Stephen have a particular connection with the Workhouse?

World War One / WW1 widows pensions
« on: Thursday 02 July 20 18:05 BST (UK)  »
Wondering how pensions worked for widows? 

For example, the widow of Pte. G/6113 F.C. Banagan, 2nd Bn., Queen's Own Regt. attd. Royal Dublin Fusiliers received a pension of 31/3 a week for herself and 5 children.  Would she have received this sum for the rest of her life or would it have been reduced once her children reached adulthood?

Any idea what 31/3 would be in today's money?

London and Middlesex / Music Halls in Hackney c1910
« on: Thursday 25 June 20 17:04 BST (UK)  »
My ancestor, a music hall singer, was in a boarding house at 176 Graham Road, Hackney in 1907.  When I looked at this address on the 1911 census, there are a couple of music hall performers listed there. 

Does anyone know if there was a music hall(s) in the vicinity around this time?

World War One / Essex Regiment Museum / DCM awarded in WW1
« on: Tuesday 12 May 20 17:32 BST (UK)  »
Does the Essex Regt Museum still have an archivist?  I emailed today and got an undeliverable message?

I am trying to find out more about C.Sgt. #1944 (and #200403) John William HUNWICKS, 4th Bn. Essex.  I found the London Gazette entry for the DCM (9 Apr 1918) but want to know the actual details of the award?  Also his MIC says Emblem 17.8.1920 - is that something else? MiD perhaps?  He died in 1921.

World War One / WW1 Hornchurch - Leslie Arthur POWELL
« on: Sunday 10 May 20 18:55 BST (UK)  »
Would love some help with the attached MIC.  I'm researching a local war memorial (Hornchurch) and one of the men mentioned is Leslie Arthur POWELL.  When he died he was serving with the Royal Naval Air Service.  When I searched Ancestry I found an MIC - I understand the basics but not all the shorthand notes.  Can anyone translate for me please? 

Also any idea why it says Leslie Archibald along the top?

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