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World War Two / Fighting age in WW2
« on: Tuesday 01 October 13 17:30 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I know nothing, or very little about the army.  I am researching a relative for a friend and I know he was in WW1 as I have found his medal roll card.  I also know that in the 1920's he was in India briefly, I only know this from a ships arrival document to the UK.  In 1939 he would have been about 51 years of age! He was in the RFA (Royal Field Artillery) as a Gunner in WW1.  Is there a possibility that he could have continued his army career?  He died in 1977.  Any help or info would be helpful as I cannot find any records for him for WW2 era.

Shropshire Lookup Requests / Normanhurst, Queens Park, Oswestry
« on: Saturday 21 September 13 14:15 BST (UK)  »
Hi all
I am trying to find some pictures, circa 1900 or a bit before, of a property called Normanhurst (if it still exists), on the 1901 census it states it is in Queens Park (although I have found an address in Kellys Directory 1895 of Queens Rd), Oswestry.  I have googled mapped the area and it looks rather nice! But I cannot find any reference to the house.  My great grandma lived there with her husband who was an ironmonger.  He died in 1900 but she continued his business for a time.
His name was Edwin Moore Gardner, she was Elizabeth.  If you have any other info on their life in Oswestry it would be amazing.  I am abroad, so cannot come over at the moment, but hoping to visit within the next year.


Wiltshire / Re: Trap Accident in Highworth
« on: Wednesday 30 November 11 19:55 GMT (UK)  »
Have you seen the death certificate and, if so, was the Informant recorded as the Coroner?

Was the date you mention the actual date of death or the date of the accident from which he subsequently died from his injuries?

Hi Dee-jay, no I haven't seen it yet.  I guess that would be a good place to start!  I will order it online.  I got the info from the England & Wales, civil Registration index: 1837-1983 off Ancestry.

Kildare / Re: KLUSSMAN birth in Newbridge?!!
« on: Saturday 10 September 11 07:19 BST (UK)  »
Shane, thank you for this.  I am not really sure they are related yet.  And I can only say that Newbridge was written on one of the census forms for Georgina's birth area, just Newbridge Ireland.  I will keep searching as I have just realised that she has put a different birth area on each census.  1871 Newbridge, Ireland, 1881 ((B)) Ireland (not sure what this one means), 1891 Manchester and 1901 London!! definitely the same person but now it is a bigger puzzle.

Kildare / KLUSSMAN birth in Newbridge?!!
« on: Friday 09 September 11 11:57 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help me? I am trying to search for a KLUSSMAN, GEORGINA, supposedly born in Newbridge, Ireland about 1840.  Parents Ernest and Georgina (or Georgena).  I am trying to discover her mothers maiden name but I'm not sure that will be possible.  Georgina (~1840) also had siblings - Henry, Ernest both born St Catherines, Dublin and Frederick in Longford, Ireland. 

Any ideas? I have tried to search online but the surname doesn't come up at all for Irish records.

Wiltshire / Trap Accident in Highworth
« on: Thursday 08 September 11 18:45 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone.  I am trying to trace any further information (newspaper articles etc) into the death of my Great, Great Grandfather Thomas Knight Barnard.  He was born in Stroud in 1845, married Georgina Klussman in 1868, had my great grandfather (also Thomas Knight Barnard) in abt 1869 and then tragically died in a 'Trap Accident' at the age of 25 in 1871 (March 1st 1871). 

I have tried searching papers online but to no avail!! Can anyone help? or let me know how I can find out??  I am living abroad at the moment so it is difficult for me to visit the UK.

Gloucestershire / Re: Asylum records??
« on: Wednesday 07 September 11 17:58 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Jane, lets hope someone can fill us in a little.  I think the woman I am searching was born around 1904 and is no longer alive, but you are probably right about the length of time before they release the records!

Gloucestershire / Re: Asylum records??
« on: Wednesday 07 September 11 17:49 BST (UK)  »
Ah, well, that is the problem! not really sure.  I would hazard a guess at the Stroud, Glos area as that is where she was married.  It was after she married so probably after 1928 ish but before 1978! not very helpful I know but the story is sketchy at best and I am not 100% sure she was actually family even though she had the same surname.

Gloucestershire / Asylum records??
« on: Wednesday 07 September 11 17:12 BST (UK)  »
 ??? Hello, would anyone happen to know where I can find, if at all, names of inmates in asylums? perhaps there is a database somewhere? or do I need the national archives?  What information exists for these sorts of records?
Thank you

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