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The Common Room / Re: Michael Thornycroft Sassoon
« on: Wednesday 24 February 21 18:28 GMT (UK)  »
ALT Sassoon Registered Steyning, 2b 267
The other dates comes from death, haven't found the birth record for NBA Sassoon, but Steyning is relatively close to Arundel (third name).
Alfred Lionel Thornycroft Sassoon 26 Feb 1909, Sussex
Norman Basil Arundel Sassoon 19 Jul 1910
Hamo Sassoon c.1920

Use the GRO to confirm dates and provide the registration district.

The Common Room / Re: Michael Thornycroft Sassoon
« on: Wednesday 24 February 21 16:50 GMT (UK)  »
Alfred Lionel Thornycroft Sassoon 26 Feb 1909, Sussex
Norman Basil Arundel Sassoon 19 Jul 1910
Hamo Sassoon c.1920

The Common Room / Michael Thornycroft Sassoon
« on: Wednesday 24 February 21 16:27 GMT (UK)  »
I am really on the hunt for any further information to fill in the gaps about the elder brother of Siegfried Sassoon, Michael Thornycroft Sassoon (14/10/1884-1/12/1969). I know he attended the New Beacon, then Malvern and Clare.
Now there is a fair amount out there, which I have seen on Ancestry and I have confirmed, but I am just curious where he was post-Clare and during the Great War, his occupation etc.
It seems he didn't join up with Hamo and Siegfried. He has children (1909, 1910 and 1920) but I don't know where he was based. Abroad? He does not show on electoral rolls for several years and so there's a bit of a gap between 1911 and 1939. He was a farmer and a pilot, but I'm curious for anything else between 1911 and 1939, including the 1911 census.
Hopefully some of you wonderful people have some alternative places to look him up.
Thanks in advance.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Challenge General DYSON MARSHALL KCB
« on: Saturday 06 February 21 12:13 GMT (UK)  »
Jimvin. You were using Marshalls of Manorcunningham. I have the book. Are you a descendant?
A distant relative marries in to the family

I've finally cracked into the Chilean side. I always knew my Grandmother was born in Mejillones, and her mother Annie Gray (nee Ballantyne) married John Reid Nicolson, the Harbour Master there, but it was only fairly recently where it was mentioned that there were some Chilean relatives. I have finally pieced it together and worked out that it was Annie Gray's brother, William Gray, who settled in Chile and died there.
This is what I have so far but I would love some more.

William Gray b. 19 Mar 1876 Hawick, Scotland. d. Santiago 13 Apr 1965
married Manuela Buzeta Caceres (I have also seen it written Buceta) 2 Feb 1899, Quillota, Valparaiso
children: Maria Elcira Gray Buceta 10 Nov 1899, Maria Teresa Gray b and d. 1903
and Juan Oscar Gray Buzeta (although transcribed Garay) b. 13 Mar 1901.

If anyone has anything more, I would love to track down my Chilean side.
William Gray was my GG Uncle.

The Common Room / Re: The 1939 Register
« on: Sunday 26 April 20 12:24 BST (UK)  »
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The Common Room / The 1939 Register
« on: Sunday 26 April 20 11:42 BST (UK)  »
The 1939 register was, I thought, to be taken on National Registration day, 29th September 1939, and yet looking up boarders in a school, I have discovered that their 1939 register to be dated 16th September 1939. It seems they weren't too rigid about the date, or was it different for schools? Anyone know the reason why this was earlier?

The Common Room / Timothy Turner
« on: Sunday 05 January 20 13:32 GMT (UK)  »
I’m researching all the old boys from the New Beacon in Sevenoaks who died in WW2, trying to find some more information about them, including the senior school that they went on to after the New Beacon. 78 old boys were killed in WW2, and we’ve managed to find out a lot of information of 75 of them. However, Timothy Turner is proving a little elusive… he left New Beacon (preparatory) School in 1924.
Any help will be greatly appreciated, we have checked some senior public schools where their records are available, but we cannot find him. Just thought I would put it out there to Rootschat as there may some other sources.
Here is what we have:

Timothy Turner 1911-1943
b. 02/04/1911
d. 07/06/1943

Father was Colonel John Eamer Turner, based at Sandhurst a lot of the time. I think he may have been an Assistant Commandant.
Mother Una Nickalls, daughter of Tom Nickalls (stockbroker) who founded London Rowing Club.
Timothy Turner won the gold medal at the Empire Games in 1938, in the 8s rowing.
Died whilst a Japanese PoW.

I contacted the London Rowing Club and they were able to provide some rowing information on him.

Turner joined the London Rowing Club in 1929 at the age of 18. His maternal grandfather, Tom Nickalls, was one of the founding members.
In the early to mid-1930s, he seems to have rowed at stroke in the crews he rowed in, and to have been successful.  He was stroke of the Club's winning crew in the Thames Challenge Cup at Henley in 1931, and also of our winning Grand Challenge Cup crew in 1933, a very tight race against Berliner Ruder Club won by 1/4 of a length. He again stroked the VIII which was assembled for Melbourne in 1934 (the LRC have a photograph with signatures, and a rudder with his name on).
There is quite a story about him joining England's 1938 Empire Games crew, as he was living in Australia at that time.

Had a brother Richard and two sisters, Dorothy and Angela.

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