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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Gordon Highlander John Riddoch
« on: Sunday 09 November 14 18:36 GMT (UK)  »
Hi folkies, wondering if any of the talented photo restorers could work their magic on this photo of my great-grand uncle....unfortunately my naughty dad and aunties (when they were wee) got a bit to handy with the biro pen  ::) around the mouth...

Armed Forces / Re: The Medal Reunited Project - Update
« on: Thursday 23 October 14 13:15 BST (UK)  »
H U G E S T   T H A N K S   to Clash City Rocker and to Ruskie, we now have one of great Uncle Farquhar's medals back in the family!!!!! Super grateful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D    :D     ;D     :D

Armed Forces / Re: The Medal Reunited Project - Update
« on: Sunday 12 October 14 14:32 BST (UK)  »
Thanks so much, I'll have a looksee  :)

Inverness / Re: Lookup Request - Inverness-shire
« on: Wednesday 10 September 14 21:21 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Agnes, thank you Dave  :) ... I think the Kingussie one is a red herring.
I have now found Ewen in the 1891 census in Bracadale.  Again, he is saying he was born in Kilmuir, Skye.

In the 1871 and 1861 census it says he was born Glenelg  ???

So, its now just the 1881 census that I'm missing for him

Inverness / Re: Lookup Request - Inverness-shire
« on: Tuesday 09 September 14 21:43 BST (UK)  »
Hi, yes, he married Maggie MacDonald 1895 Duirinish. 
His parents were Archibald & Mary (nee MacLeod) Cameron.
Archibald died in Glenelg in 1903.
I have Archibald & family  in Glenelg in the 1871 Census (including Ewan aged 15 born Glenelg)
Hope this is of some help.
I used to have a subscription to An***** , but I gave it up a few years back.
Thank you

Inverness / Lookup Request - Inverness-shire
« on: Tuesday 09 September 14 20:21 BST (UK)  »
Hi there,

Wondering if some kind soul could help me to pinpoint the census records for this chap....

  • PC Ewan Cameron was a native of Glenelg who joined the Inverness-shire Constabulary on 3/3/1883 after 18 months previous service in Glasgow City Police. After his first two years in Lochaber, the remainder of PC Cameron 's service was spent entirely within the Isle of Skye - Carbost (twice), Portree, Staffin, Colbost, Uig and Isleornsay (twice)(son born in his first stint there). Cameron  retired to Glenelg from his last posting at Isleornsay (Sleat) on 10/5/1917.

I have him in 1901, in Sleat aged 52, with wife Maggie. Kids: Kenneth, Ewen, Norman and Archibald.  His place of birth is noted as Kilmuir, Skye.

And in 1891, in Sleat aged 44, with wife Maggie. Kids: Christina, Archibald & Kenneth.  His place of birth is noted as Kilmuir, Skye.

I have been taking potluck on Scotlands People trying to pick him up in 1881 and 1871, but not picking the right ones, so wonder if someone could help narrow the search before I spend a heap more money!! 

Thanks in anticipation,


Lancashire / Re: Ashburton Road, Blackpool
« on: Monday 13 January 14 19:56 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you all for your contributions, much appreciated.

Saddles - apologies, I neglected to mention the Mary had been married before she married Mr is the first marriage I am not sure if there was children from.

I will look in to the Olive Dunn marriage - thanks Radcliff.  I have a feeling Farquhar may have been Edinburgh-based around that time, but he was with the army so he could easy be moving around with work.

Thank you for the death cert suggestions keyboard86 - can you tell me is there any way for me to investigate them other than writing to the specific registrar offices?  As I say I'm fairly confident with Scottish research, but in the dark a little with how it works in the rest of the UK.

Thanks again.

Armed Forces / Re: Old Military Photos
« on: Monday 13 January 14 19:46 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you - all of you. Mines of information, I really appreciate it.  I got excited when you mentioned Palestine Bugle Boy as I am pretty sure my great uncle was there with the Seaforths between the wars for a time.  He is not in the photo though.

Can I ask how you know its the 4th/5th Bn?

Many thanks again

Armed Forces / Re: The Medal Reunited Project - Update
« on: Sunday 12 January 14 15:29 GMT (UK)  »
Sorry Lizzie - I've been clear as mustard, as usual  ;D

Yes, that's right, he was awarded many medals, but they have been lost.

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