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The Common Room / Re: What's the silliest, most irrelevant thing you have found?
« on: Saturday 02 April 11 15:46 BST (UK)  »
when I was growing up we never had the good old spag bol as my late father had a very strong dislike for anything remotely Italian, found out a couple of years ago why, it turns out he had been married before, and when he was away in the war his first wife ran off with a former Italian pow ::) ::) ::)


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Date for this photo?
« on: Friday 31 December 10 21:09 GMT (UK)  »
I have a picture of my grandmother with a very similar style of blouse and hairstyle in a postcard picture she sent my grandfather in 1914, as he served in the trenches I hope this was of some help to you.



The Lighter Side / Re: Has anyone met their relatives on Rootchat
« on: Friday 31 December 10 20:30 GMT (UK)  »
been on this site around a year now, never thought it might happen as my family are well distributed around the world, but thanks to the "one name" board, now correspond to a cousin I never knew I had in the channel islands, and we hope to meet later in 2011, it's all down to the wonderful community that thrives here, bit like a family in itself.

          dafpilot ;D ;D ;D

Dorset / Re: LANCE
« on: Sunday 17 October 10 23:34 BST (UK)  »
hello, you could try this link,
there is loaqds of different parish records on this site I myself found it very good, best of luck in your search.


World War One / Re: regimental number and service records
« on: Monday 30 August 10 18:07 BST (UK)  »
hello gordon5,
wow thanks for the speedy reply I will take a look there.


World War One / regimental number and service records
« on: Monday 30 August 10 18:03 BST (UK)  »
hello to you all,
                      I was hoping one of you really clever people on here can help.
    I am trying to find details of my grandfather's war record, but all I have to go on is his name and what regiment he was in,
his name was Albert Edward Hart born in Southampton in 1892 and in 1914 he was in the 2/6 Essex regiment at the rank of private, these were the details on my fathers birth certificate, at the time of service he was living in Southampton, is this enough to go on??


The Lighter Side / Re: Have you ever found someone and wondered about them??
« on: Sunday 15 August 10 15:10 BST (UK)  »
I know this is not quite the same as the previous post's, but when I was going through the family photo's I came across a picture postcard from my grandmother to my grandfather who was in the trenches in WW1, as she sat and posed for the camera with her two children, a lively, laughing, 2 year old and a babe in arms, you could see the look in her eyes, that this was maybe the last thing she would ever send to him, and that she would be alone to bring up two children on her own, the sadness in her eyes is haunting. thankfully though he did return, but that picture, every time moves me, and the note he wrote on the back, pleading that if he died on the field, that someone should return that picture to his children. well it stick's in the mind always..

Occupation Interests / Re: dock runner
« on: Saturday 14 August 10 18:56 BST (UK)  »
hello Stan,
               thanks for that, that must of been in the days when they did run in the docks (haha), my grandfather used to cycle from michlemarsh near romsey every morning just to see if he could get a days work, he used to set out around half two in the morning just to be sure of being at the front when they threw out the tallies, after being in the trenches in ww1, and the strain of long days and that bike ride it was no wonder he died of a heart attack, again thanks for your help,

Occupation Interests / Re: dock runner
« on: Saturday 14 August 10 18:47 BST (UK)  »
hello josephinemary,
                             1901 southampton census, ed9 h/hold schedule 196, is that of any help??, cos by the time I got that far my eyes were going blurry, I just wish they took the details and printed them instead of a large spider dragging the pen around for them!!

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