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Northamptonshire / Which Cemetery in Northampton
« on: Monday 13 December 21 20:21 GMT (UK)  »

I've come across the document "Removal of Graves and Tombstones" see attachment, those listed are my Great Grandparents. (they were all born & died in Northampton)

Would anyone have any knowledge of which Cemetery these were removed from and why.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / RAF Airmen record
« on: Tuesday 06 November 18 20:51 GMT (UK)  »
I have downloaded Joseph Bentleys RAF service record, it isn't very sharp and difficult to read, is there anyway the record can be sharpen.

Kind regards

London and Middlesex / Can't find George Ernest Stevens
« on: Sunday 02 April 17 17:22 BST (UK)  »
Could anyone help me please in tracing George Ernest Stevens born 1863 birthplace unknown, he married Ellen Jane Shuttleworth on the 25 Jun1906 and the address listed on the Marriage/Banns document is 16 Emmott Street, Stepney, George & Ellen also lived at this address after they were married.
 There is proof as Ellen was admitted to Whitechapel infirmary/workhouse due to pregnancy (gave birth to Ernest George 4 Oct 1906) on the 26 Sep 1906 and her address on admission is 16 Emmott St. also notated is “Wife of Ernest Geo a Carpenter same address”  Note that George Ernest has changed to Ernest Geo.
The baptism records for the son Ernest (28 Nov 1906)show parents as Ernest & Ellen, this time the address is 16 Hewett St. Stepney.
Nov 1910 saw another admission for Ellen due to pregnancy into Bromley House Stepney and was discharged with a newly born daughter on 21 Dec 1910, this time no mention of the father.
I have gone through the 1911 Census but still cannot trace him but have found his wife and children.
There were rumour’s within the family years ago that they think he might have ended up in prison but that line of thought again hasn’t be proven.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks for reading

London and Middlesex / London Electoral Registers 1832 - 1965
« on: Sunday 26 February 17 18:40 GMT (UK)  »
Would anyone know the qualifying Date of insertion into the Electoral register. I've been looking @ the 1930s or have the dates always been the same.


London and Middlesex / Sydney Road Childrens Home Hackney
« on: Saturday 18 February 17 19:48 GMT (UK)  »
Good evening

My Grandfather, his brother and three sisters were admitted into the Sydney Road Children's Home, Hackney on the 18th Feb 1910 and Discharged on the 25th Feb 1910(I have found the Admission/Discharge papers).

The boys were transferred to St Mary's Orphanage, North Hyde, Southall, Middlesex. (Roman Catholic school for boys). The girls were transferred to the Sacred Heart School, Homerton.

I have found them all on the respective 1911 Census for both schools.

The question I'm asking is: how would I go about finding when and where they were released to.

Both of their parents were alive as I have found them on 1911 census living my themselves.

Look forward to any replies.


Armed Forces / Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Sevice records 1760 - 1920
« on: Monday 13 February 17 20:38 GMT (UK)  »

If anyone is interested I came across the above will doing some research on my wife's GGF, these records are hosted by

Her GGF joined the King's Royal Rifles Corp in 1884 and served for 12yrs what I found interesting was where he spent his time in those years and I would like to hear from anyone what he would have been doing in places like Malta etc. at that time. One other question why were his records held by RHC?

I have attached a photo of page 5 showing the places he was stationed (if that is the right word)


Look ford to any comments

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World War One / World War 1 Record Search for Joseph Parker, Royal Garrison Artillery
« on: Sunday 27 November 16 17:51 GMT (UK)  »

I'm trying to trace any Service records for Joseph Parker who served with the Royal Garrison Artillery Regtl No. 123569.

I have found him listed in the WW1 Service Medal and Award Rolls
as Gnr (can I assume that means Gunner, and then Base Dlts (what does that mean please) also I've found his Medal Card.

That appears to be all.

Thanks in advance.


Armed Forces / Grandfather was a Prisoner in Germany in World War1
« on: Sunday 13 November 16 18:44 GMT (UK)  »

My Grandfather was captured by the Germans on the 27 May 1918 and spent some time in the Munsterlager prison.

Attached is a postcard can I assume it was sent from the Prison, if so how did it arrive in the UK?Regards


Armed Forces / Smith QuarterMaster
« on: Saturday 12 November 16 21:48 GMT (UK)  »

One of my cousins Edward Jackson is listed on the 1911 attached as a Smith Quartermaster would someone please explain to what this is, also I note that he belongs to the Royal Artillery District Staff Malta, was that a "code name"?

Look forward to the reply

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