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England / Margaret Maria Kaill (c1899)
« on: Yesterday at 19:25 »
Trying to find birth and/or parents of Margaret Maria Keill or Kaill
Margaret was born 1899/1900 - I know not where!
She married Thomas Bevan (b1906) in Eton in 1932.

Not found in 1939 Register.

The Stay Safe Board / Travel to Switzerland
« on: Wednesday 25 August 21 15:22 BST (UK)  »
Asking for a friend who wants to visit her son in Geneva.

As far as I can tell, from Swiss websites, UK/GB/England is classed as High-Risk - i.e. Swiss equivalent of a red-flag :o

Has anyone any experience of traveling into Switzerland, please?

Canada / Potential Living Person
« on: Monday 29 March 21 15:21 BST (UK)  »
I have a cousin (just the one) that my brothers and I have lost touch with.

CS was born in South Wales to William Sims and Dorothy Gane in 1946.
We last heard from her in 2008, at the time of my mother's funeral.

William & family emigrated to Vancouver; William died in 2008 in Burnaby, BC.
As far as we know his daughter remained in Vancouver.

Are there any resources I can use to see if she died? Or perhaps check if she still lives?

Isle of Man / Manx Museum + Library now reopened
« on: Monday 06 July 20 18:50 BST (UK)  »
The Manx Museum, and its Library have re-opened.
Library (and therefore Archive materiel) open on Saturday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

The Stay Safe Board / Pubs opening!
« on: Monday 15 June 20 17:42 BST (UK)  »
The Isle of Man strikes again!  ;D
Pubs, clubs and bars can reopen from Thursday, without having the restriction of serving a meal.
With immediate effect, there is no longer a restriction of how many people can be in your home.

Pubs opening in time for my birthday  ;D ;D

Thank you, Chief Minister  :D

Australia / South Australia - Hangaratta?
« on: Wednesday 20 May 20 08:35 BST (UK)  »
The brother of my 2nd great grandfather was Henry Garrad, b 1831 in Colchester, Essex, England.

An English newspaper entry has his death at Hangaratta, SA on 29 Sept 1853.

I presume the placename has been mangled by the English newspaper, but does anyone have any clues as to what the place actually is?

The Essex Standard report says: September 29th 1853 at Hangaratta, South Australia, accidentally drowned crossing a creek, in the 23rd year of his age, Henry, the fourth son of Abraham Garrad, of Colchester

World War Two / Bdr Cyril H. Bowden; died 24 Jan 1945
« on: Thursday 07 May 20 09:01 BST (UK)  »
I have been contacted by a chap from Nederweert, Netherlands.
We are wondering whether any descendants or relatives of Cyril are out there.

Cyril Helmn Bowden was born 12 December 1915 in New Mills, Derbyshire.
When he died he was a member of 1 Battery, 15th (Isle of Man) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

Originally the 15th (IOM) Light AA were all from the Isle of Man, in 3 batteries; 41st, 42nd and 129 Battery.
The 129 Battery were on Crete in 1941 and virtually all of them were captured by the advancing Germans.
So, in 1942, the 1st Battery, the Senior Regular AA Battery of the British Army joined the Regiment to replace the 129 Battery.

My guess is that Cyril was in 1 Battery, before that was attached to the 15th (IOM) LAA.

May 4th is the Dutch Remembrance Day, and Cyril was honoured this week with a floral tribute.

Are there any relatives/descendants of Cyril who would like to be put in touch with my Dutch contact?

World War Two / 15th (Isle of Man) Light AA Regiment
« on: Friday 01 May 20 17:33 BST (UK)  »
Could I ask for some help, please?

The war diaries (transcribed at states the following for 24th January 1945:
One S.P. Gun and one 15 cwt truck brewed up in 1st Bty— result of enemy shelling one N.C.O. killed
What is the meaning of "brewed up"?

The chap I am looking for (Cyril Hamn Bowden) died on this day; presumably in the action mentioned?

Also, he wasn't Manx! Born in 1916 in Derbyshire, on the 1939 Register he is in New Mills U.D., Derbyshire.
When he signed up, would he have been simply allocated to a regiment short of numbers?

Armed Forces / Military Guard of Honour
« on: Sunday 19 April 20 11:54 BST (UK)  »
I have posted the original photo to the Photographic board, for dating.

But there looks to be a military guard of honour - any guesses as to the regiment?

The headgear could be a busby, and has a flash or hackle on the left-hand side?

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