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Messages - Anni B

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Can't make out word on signature block
« on: Tuesday 11 April 17 00:45 BST (UK)  »
There I was, barking up the wrong tree  :'( good to see you've got an answer

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Can't make out word on signature block
« on: Tuesday 11 April 17 00:33 BST (UK)  »
...meant so say "lawfully".

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Can't make out word on signature block
« on: Tuesday 11 April 17 00:32 BST (UK)  »
Looks like "Lawful" to me

The Common Room / Re: Is the man in the first photos in the second one too?
« on: Wednesday 23 November 16 00:30 GMT (UK)  »
Closest I can see to anyone who resembles him is at the very far right

Midlothian / Re: The Scottish Genealogy Society
« on: Saturday 15 October 16 01:06 BST (UK)  »
This talk has been noted on my calendar for some time.  I attended the last talk that Bruce Bishop gave to the SGS.  He wasn't the advertised speaker on that night, for some reason that person had called off.  Was initially disappointed to hear that, but ended up delighted that Bruce was on hand to take over!  A very informative speaker with a very engaging style.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help deciphering name
« on: Saturday 02 January 16 22:29 GMT (UK)  »
Just looks like Sarah Carr to me.

World War One / Re: Info please re 614 M.T. Coy, RASC
« on: Wednesday 11 March 15 21:40 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you both for your response and links - lots of avenues for me now to explore.  My Dad wasn't sure about his father's career during WW1 - now things from your links are "pinging out" at me as I remember my Dad telling me what little he'd been told, e.g. his father was at Bisley, he had a great friend who was a Canadian soldier.  An object lesson in listening to your forebears and writing down anything they have to say no matter how small it seems - if my Dad was here now I'm sure we'd have a great time trying to join up the dots.
I will get in touch with my local RLC to see if they want the photograph.  Somewhat bizarre coincidence there!  Apparently they are located in the same Edinburgh street where my Mum and her parents lived in the 40s and 50s.  She and my Dad met when he too was sent "North" for training during WW2. 
Going round in circles but enjoying it - thanks again,

World War One / Info please re 614 M.T. Coy, RASC
« on: Tuesday 10 March 15 23:13 GMT (UK)  »
I'd like to know more about the above, having found a large panoramic photograph in my late father's attic. It shows about 120 men and officers in a parade ground (?) posed on and around what appears to be 2 tanks.  Along the bottom is written "No. 614 M.T. Coy. Royal Army Service Corps - C.O., Maj. R.R.B. Jackson D.S.O" and in the bottom right hand corner "Debenham Edinburgh" (presumably the photographer).

My Dad knew very little about his parents as they both died before he was 16.  He told me that all he knew was his father had been in the army during WW1 and had at one time been posted to Edinburgh.  Looking at military records on Ancestry I can find someone (might not be him) with my Grandfather's name (Leonard Arthur BIRLEY) who was a Private in the "32 R Fus" and 2/Lt in the "N&D Regt", the latter I take to refer to "Notts and Derbyshire" which would make sense as my Grandfather was born in and lived around Rotherham but on that record there is no mention of RASC. 

Although I have a number of photographs of my Grandfather I can't identify him on this photograph of the 614.  I presume he must be in it - why would it be in the attic otherwise??  Yes, I have looked into the possibility of it being to do with another Birley or someone from my Mum's side.

So, my questions are :  What did the 614 do?  And what in Edinburgh?  Where might this parade ground/barracks be?  From how far away did the men come to join this company?

And finally, what can I do with this photo?  I very much want to find out more about my Grandfather but I don't have room for it - I can't identify my Grandfather anyway.  Would hate to throw it away, is there any museum that might want it? 

Hopefully someone out there can help. Thank you for reading.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Edinburgh Cub Pack in which park?
« on: Wednesday 28 January 15 00:11 GMT (UK)  »
How about what's now the Dean Gallery, as viewed from Belford Road (west side of the building)?

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