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Ayrshire / Re: Cannot find Death entry on Scotland's People
« on: Sunday 04 September 22 12:17 BST (UK)  »
Have you tried looking for Janet instead of Jessie and searching on both her maiden and married name?

The Common Room / Re: 1939 register - how do I know who is redacted?
« on: Friday 29 July 22 10:57 BST (UK)  »
The Register was updated by the NHS until 1991 so he could easily be the redacted entry.

The Common Room / Re: Sentenced To Hard Labour In 1942
« on: Friday 22 July 22 21:23 BST (UK)  »
Wasn't rock breaking one of the tasks they were given?

Scotland / Re: What I didn't know about searching on ScotlandsPeople
« on: Tuesday 12 July 22 11:22 BST (UK)  »
The other problem is of course that you can call yourself anything you want as long as it not for the purpose of fraud. When it comes to registering a death the person doing it can only give the details they know and could easily be false.

Devon / Re: Where was "outbounds" in Devonport (plymouth dock)
« on: Sunday 03 July 22 10:30 BST (UK)  »
To the Royal Navy shore establishments or 'stone frigates' are ships so 'outbounds' may be related to that, perhaps he was living somewhere which was not classed as part of the stone frigate.

The Common Room / Re: Findagrave swamped with inaccurate entries?
« on: Friday 01 July 22 20:13 BST (UK)  »
I challenged an entry on FAG just a few days ago and the entry was removed just 2 days later. It should have been obvious to whomever put it on because the age on the headstone was over 20 years out from the age of the person it was supposed to be.

World War Two / Re: Identifying Regiment/Group etc?
« on: Friday 01 July 22 15:16 BST (UK)  »
It is odd that they are all in KD apart from the corporal on the left hand side who is in a much warmer dress and puttees/gaiters as well. He is the only one with his legs crossed, strictly a no no in formal photographs and what would then have been known as an effiminate pose to put it politely.

World War One / Re: Leave while serving in WW1
« on: Tuesday 28 June 22 11:05 BST (UK)  »
Deirdre, don't beat yourself up about it, it could be that he told your mum what he did in an attempt to soften the blow of him not getting UK leave. His wife probably saw lots of other families getting visits from their husbands, sons, etc. and would be upset that he was not getting leave. I am sure he made up for it when he did get home. I think a lot of those that did survive the war didn't talk about it to spare their families the horrors they had experienced, and many of them felt guilty for surviving when friends, relatives etc. didn't. I remember reading an article about a wife who described how her husband would wake up screaming every night but would not tell her why, he finally did tell on his deathbed. Whilst she was glad to know at last she also wished he hadn't told her.

World War One / Re: Leave while serving in WW1
« on: Monday 27 June 22 18:39 BST (UK)  »
I am pretty certain that being so far from the UK he would not have been able to come home even if he wanted to, he would have spent all his leave on a ship only to turn round and go straight back.

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