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Staffordshire / Re: Walter Fisher bapt 1725/6 Lichfield St Chad
« on: Friday 08 October 21 12:06 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for that Wyvol
So no connection between the families - though Henry Fisher was born in Batheaston.
Fisher appears to have been a common surname back then! 
Many thanks again for taking the time to set out all this information.

World War One / Re: Help with finding service records Joseph Gallagher
« on: Thursday 09 September 21 12:58 BST (UK)  »
Thank you ShaunJ for your detailed comments to the issues I've raised.

I have now been in touch with the also very helpful Western Front Association, specifically to ask about the transcription below the image of the pension record card.  It stated Joseph Gallagher was in the Machine Gunner Corps - though this information was not on the card itself.

I was told that in this instance, the 'regiment' has been erroneously entered by Ancestry/Fold3.  And that if the regiment is not clear they seem to copy the regiment from the previous card.

It's a problem the WFA are aware of and in such instances they make manual amendments when they come to light.

I thought this information might be helpful to other Rootschatters.

The Common Room / Re: Help to understand electoral roll
« on: Saturday 04 September 21 09:29 BST (UK)  »
That's so very helpful.  Thank you so much for taking the time to explain in such detail.

Fermanagh / Re: Joseph Gallagher b. 1887
« on: Thursday 02 September 21 19:07 BST (UK)  »
thanks Carole

Fermanagh / Joseph Gallagher b. 1887
« on: Thursday 02 September 21 15:01 BST (UK)  »
Any help would be much appreciated in finding Joseph Gallagher in the 1891 and 1901 censuses and  his birth/baptism record.  I think he might be the Joseph Gallagher I have been looking for for many years!

Here he is in 1911:

The family story is that Joseph Gallagher left his wife and child around the time of his daughter's birth in 1920.  Where he was from and where he went to remains a frustrating mystery.

I started with his marriage certificate to Elizabeth Hannah Mably where his Regiment details are recorded as 2nd Air Mechanic No. 89314 Royal Flying Corps.  And his father James Gallagher, carpenter (journeyman).

I have never been able to find a Joseph and James in the same household for a census.

His WW1 service records which I have got through Fold3 - though scant - include a date of birth that could either be 7 Mar or 7 May 1887.  And that he was a "Bar man" before he enlisted.

A very helpful Rootschatter on another forum pointed out this 1911 census record where a Joseph Gallagher aged 24, servant, RC, b. Co Fermanagh was a "Byre man".  Surely it was possible that the recruiting officer misheard his occupation??

But... try as I might... I have been unable to find this Joseph Gallagher earlier.  I'd really appreciate some help to get me through this brick wall!!

Many thanks

World War One / Re: Help with finding service records Joseph Gallagher
« on: Thursday 02 September 21 13:09 BST (UK)  »
I found a few men with the 10653 number... I think they reused the numbers?  just to confuse future descendents!

Perhaps using an alias is too far fetched!

World War One / Re: Help with finding service records Joseph Gallagher
« on: Thursday 02 September 21 11:33 BST (UK)  »
Sorry - this is the card with that scrawl! 

Shaun - I haven't found 10653 on the info I have relating to his service in the RFC/RAF.  On his marriage certificate it states 89314 2nd Air Mechanic.

I always thought he had joined the forces very late on in the war.

When I got this info about a different service number - and other reference number 11/M/155877 - it seemed to fit that he had served before.  (See previous attachment I sent with that index card.)

Many thanks for your help.

Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: Joseph Gallagher - 1920s electoral roll Manchester
« on: Thursday 02 September 21 10:54 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for this - I'll check that out now!

On his marriage cert his his father was James Gallagher - journeyman carpenter - well - that's what he said!

World War One / Re: Help with finding service records Joseph Gallagher
« on: Thursday 02 September 21 10:51 BST (UK)  »
Thank you so much Tony.  Both those links are really useful. 

Now if I've understood the card right and Joseph Gallagher did transfer to the London Regiment, I need to continue looking for his new regiment number! 

I have been unable to find his Medal Index Card though I know from his 89314 service record that he was sent the British War and Victory medals in 1922 and the Silver Badge  (- no address).

This service record has initials and codes under the headings of "unit from" and "unit to" which are impossible for me to interpret.

Am I right in thinking that "43 Stn" (YB684 is written above this) means he was transferred to a Casualty Clearing Station?  He was discharged due to disability 3 months after this. 

Many many thanks for your help.

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