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Canada / Re: Private F.G. Ellerbeck in WW1
« on: Friday 27 May 22 08:52 BST (UK)  »
Hi there, thank you for your amazingly quick response! What an impressively preserved service record by comparison with many for officers in the UK, let alone other ranks. Frank did not have a good war, injuring his ankle on the ship coming over, then contracting pleurisy and suffering shell shock after being buried alive. Thank you again for your help.

Canada / Private F.G. Ellerbeck in WW1
« on: Friday 27 May 22 08:24 BST (UK)  »
I should be very grateful if anyone can tell me anything (even just his full name!) about Private F.G. Ellerbeck, 17th Reserve Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (47145). I have discovered it's a fairly unusual surname in Canada, probably of German origin, but I haven't been able to find someone with the same initials. I'm not a relative, his name has come up in the course of research for an article I'm writing. Any help very much appreciated and will be acknowledged in the article.

I have been asked to post this by a friend of a friend of one of the organisers, and have no personal knowledge of it. However, if you are interested in RAF history and will be in the New Forest area over that weekend, you might like to go along!

The Common Room / Re: Black list offence, 1929
« on: Tuesday 12 April 22 11:15 BST (UK)  »
Thank you!

The Common Room / Re: Black list offence, 1929
« on: Tuesday 12 April 22 10:28 BST (UK)  »
Hi Shaun, thank you!
The very brief mentions of this case say that Wilson 'incited another man' to commit a blacklist offence. Does that mean that he wanted the alcohol and got someone else to buy it?

The Common Room / Black list offence, 1929
« on: Tuesday 12 April 22 10:15 BST (UK)  »
I wondered whether to put this under 'Yorkshire' as it describes an incident in Leeds, but thought it better to put it here as who knows who will have come across this somewhere else! Thomas D Wilson was found not guilty of the offence, whatever it was, but I want to know what sort of blacklist was operating which would put a Leeds draper in court in 1929?

Australia / Re: New South Wales -- Eugowra -- address
« on: Friday 25 March 22 08:10 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Judith, yes I have all those references -- now just trying to fill in the various gaps. Thank you for taking an interest!

Australia / Re: New South Wales -- Eugowra -- address
« on: Thursday 24 March 22 17:33 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there from the UK, sorry you got woken up in the small hours but sounds as though you think it's worth it!
Thank you for your friendly response. My information is quite thin, I'm afraid, but maybe you or your contacts will be able to build on it.
Wilfrid Eagles Marsden was demobilised from the RAF on 3 May 1919, having been a sergeant pilot. His last posting was as a pilot trainer in NE England. Wilfrid left England bound for Sydney on 30.12.1919 and he gave his occupation as 'nil'. He had been an actor before the war but I suspect not very successfully, I haven't been able to find him listed in advertisements for shows.
Wilfrid gave Vychan, Eugowra, as his address on 12 August 1922 when he applied for his medals.
I see from Trove that the property belonged to Mr Tom Bray. By 19 May 1923 Wilfrid had moved to Cargoon, a station near Pentland, Townsville, Queensland, and he was listed as a 'bookkeeper' at that address in 1925. So he didn't stay at Vychan for very long.
I look forward to hearing from you again!

Australia / Re: New South Wales -- Eugowra -- address
« on: Thursday 24 March 22 16:14 GMT (UK)  »
Shaun, you have beaten your previous record in replying to me -- it must be Vychan! Many thanks.

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