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Family History Beginners Board / Re: The Dreadnaught Boys
« on: Wednesday 29 June 22 22:57 BST (UK)  »
Yes it was, and thank you so very much for that. I thought everyone might like to see it considering all the wonderful help given to me by yourself and the others.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: The Dreadnaught Boys
« on: Wednesday 29 June 22 22:26 BST (UK)  »
Hi All.
I just wanted to let you know that I received the DC for Alicia Harris today.

She died 17 March 1926 at "Grafton" Grasmead Ave., Westcliff on Sea - age 49 yrs - wife of Joseph Harris retired LC of RA. Cause of death Lobar Pneumonia & heart failure. Informant M A Harris, daughter, living at home.
Marj

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: The Dreadnaught Boys
« on: Thursday 23 June 22 10:04 BST (UK)  »
I just bought Alicia Harris 1926 DC Rochford from GRO so hopefully it'll be the right one but I won't get it PDF until probably about Monday or Tuesday EST.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: The Dreadnaught Boys
« on: Thursday 23 June 22 09:36 BST (UK)  »
Wow but gee they got Harriet's DoB wrong aye - she was born 1905

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: The Dreadnaught Boys
« on: Thursday 23 June 22 09:18 BST (UK)  »
I'll have to find Joseph's family before he joined the military as haven't got any of his siblings. His father I think was Joseph 1822-1877 and mother Mary Bird. Mary was a widow when she married Joseph and her married name was Ferguson.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: The Dreadnaught Boys
« on: Thursday 23 June 22 09:13 BST (UK)  »
The entry for the Alecia Harris 1926 death Rochford could well be hers. I did find some military history records for josepm of FindMyPast - there's about 4 pages starting with attestation in 1882. On the newspaper
 wedding notice for George and Bertha in Australia it says that his father was of "Grafton" Leigh on Sea, Essex.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: The Dreadnaught Boys
« on: Thursday 23 June 22 08:14 BST (UK)  »
Thank you, I'll add them to the Brownell family. On the 1939 census, I found dad Joseph, a widower,  living with his married daughter Mary Alicia Blackwell and her husband's parents at 91 St Helens Rd., Southend on Sea, Essex but there's no record of his wife Alicia's death anywhere or where she died. Nor of George's sister Harriet after the 1921 census.

I want to say that I am extremely appreciative of all the help, links and suggestions offered to me.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: The Dreadnaught Boys
« on: Thursday 23 June 22 00:31 BST (UK)  »
I downloaded the 1921 census transcript and image and found the newspaper articles - thank you for all of that. I also went through all the pages of the SS Euripides folder. It's all very interesting. George's father cared enough to go to London to look for his son and his friend - he was good Dad.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: The Dreadnaught Boys
« on: Wednesday 22 June 22 21:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi All,

Wow. I downloaded (from Irish Genealogy) the MC for dad Joseph Harris and mum Alicia Brownell and the BC for the 4 children - Joseph Shannon 1901, Mary Alicia 1903, Harriet 1905 and George 1907. Jervis Brownell was Alicia's dad. I also have dad Joseph's military record which said he had been in Malta, Gibralta and Hong Kong - it said that the family had been with him.

I definitely will look at the 1921 census. I found the 1911 census for dad in Malta but didn't see one for Alicia and children - I'll have another look for it today on FindMyPast.

Dad Joseph was born in Bulkington. I will also have a read of the newspaper articles - I too find the old newspapers very entertaining, informative and sometimes very sad.

I guess boys will be boys wanting a big adventure. I have a lot of homework for today, lol.

I did find George in Moree 1930 living in a railway construction camp - a labourer and in Shellharbour 1931 working as a farm hand. He married Bertha E Winter 1936 and died 1945.

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