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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: LEWIN Lancelot NZFA WW1
« on: Thursday 12 November 20 18:37 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks to some sleuthing by a member of the Chatroom I now know that Lancelot qualified for the 15 Star as a Private, Reg No 1960, in the Ceylon Rifles Company.  He served in Egypt from 17 November 1914. His medal card and the medal roll both show that he moved to the NZ artillery.
Also there is a press report in the Sun dated 7 August 1915.  This reports on a letter sent by Lance Lewin to his father Captain Montagu Lewin of Spaxton Downs, Methven. The letter was written on 30 May 1915 and reports action in the Dardanelles. The press report also says that Lancelot joined the Ceylon Planters 1st Contingent on declaration of war but on arrival in Egypt he secured a transfer to the NZ Field Artillery.

Thank you for the link to the Onward Project and also to the report of soldiers returning to NZ which gives Lancel's number as 2/1136a .

I will look through the images of the soldier with the number 2/1136 in case there has been some misfiling there.  It does seem likely that the papers have been put in the wrong file.

Thank you for all your help.


New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: LEWIN Lancelot NZFA WW1
« on: Thursday 12 November 20 09:07 GMT (UK)  »
Wow, what a lot of replies overnight (for me).

I will go through all of them in detail a bit later but yes I have seen the Cenotaph entry. 

I also know a lot about Lancelot and his family as he was my husband's grandfather.  His parents were Kindersley Camillo Montagu Lewin (Monty) and Emma nee Pratt and he died in April 1963 in Ross on Wye.  He and his family had moved to Norfolk in the early 1930s and he moved to Herefordshire after the death of his wife.

Will go over the suggestions this afternoon.

Thank you so much for the help.


New Zealand Completed Requests / LEWIN Lancelot NZFA WW1
« on: Wednesday 11 November 20 12:10 GMT (UK)  »
Hi everyone I am looking for some help in locating the service record for Lancelot LEWIN who served in the NZFA in WW1.

I have a transcript of NZ Soldiers from FindMyPast showing his name as Launcelot Lewin, Gunner, Field Artillery, Reg No 2/1136.

I also have his name in the list of Commissioned Officers who served in the NZEF which shows L Lewin attested 1 March 1915, became 2nd Lt 21 Oct 2015 and Lieut. 14 August 1916. Struck off strength 10 Aug 1918.

This information accords with the details on his marriage certificate dated 28 June 1917.

I have searched Archway for his papers but with no luck.  I already have the papers from there realting to his father KCM Lewin and his brother CM Lewin.  Are there still records to be catalogued and digitised on Archway?

Any suggestions gratefully accepted.


The Common Room / Re: Lee Giles Whitehead
« on: Saturday 17 October 20 09:50 BST (UK)  »
The baptism register image does not state the sex of the child.  Nor does it say son or daughter.

When searching the GRO register the entry comes up on a search for females.

Perhaps you should buy the birth certificate?

Have you investigated the wider families of the couple who adopted the child to find possible links with her and her mother?


The Common Room / Re: Lee Giles Whitehead
« on: Friday 16 October 20 15:48 BST (UK)  »
Brilliant!  That ties in well.

Might be worth trying to trace Elizabeth and see if she married.  Maybe her daughter could be with her under Elizabeths' married name.  Also tracing Elizabeth back might reveal a connection with Frank or his wife Harriet.


The Common Room / Re: Lee Giles Whitehead
« on: Thursday 15 October 20 16:14 BST (UK)  »
This might be the birth reg.

WHITEHEAD, LOU        -     
GRO Reference: 1894  M Quarter in PADDINGTON  Volume 01A  Page 46

This ties in with the Biddenden Parish Register entry for a Whitehead child, illegitimate, where the abode was London. This baptism is indexed as William Giles Whitehead but looks to me like Lu or Lee.


The Common Room / Re: Can anyone recommend a book please
« on: Wednesday 29 April 20 14:30 BST (UK)  »
I have found the book "Old Title Deeds" by N W Alcock useful although my research has been for a later period.


Wiltshire Lookup Requests / Re: Rosier Family from Ramsbury Wiltshire Location
« on: Saturday 04 January 20 12:06 GMT (UK)  »

My husband is also a descendant of John Fowler and Mary Ann Rosier through their daughter Sarah who married William Pratt. Emma Pratt their daughter married Kindersley Camillo Montague Lewin who was my husband's great grandfather.

I have quite a lot of information on the family but am away from home at present so will contact you when I get back.  Maybe we have been in touch before?

How are you descended from John and Mary Ann?


The Common Room / Re: Norton Family
« on: Sunday 27 October 19 10:03 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for those links PB.  I shall have a look at them.

Timmies my sources are as follows:

All the Parish register details are from images of the PRs or the BTs.

The MIs are from The Mid Norfolk MI Transcripton Database and I have also checked them against a typewritten list of the MIs in Scoulton churchyard produced in 1971.

The Wills are photocopies from the Norfolk Record Office and are not to be copied without their permission.  If you look at the Norfolk RO catalogue you can search for the wills and you can order copies.

The will refs are:
William Norton ANW 1835 fo 102 no.84
James Norton NCC Whitty 509
John Norton ANF774 no 30 fo 30
Ann Norton ANF fo 430 1786 no 45

I found out the dates of William Fielding emigrating to Canada from Press Reports in the Norfolk News dated 9 March 1850.

Hope this covers everything.  Many images of PRs and BTs and some wills are available online on Ancestry, FindMyPast and family search.

I will be interested to hear what you have found from then Canadian censuses.


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