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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!

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

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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?

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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?

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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!

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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!

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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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Australia / Re: New South Wales -- Eugowra -- address
« on: Thursday 24 March 22 15:59 GMT (UK)  »
P.S. His surname was Marsden, so whatever the first word is, it isn't his name.

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Australia / New South Wales -- Eugowra -- address
« on: Thursday 24 March 22 15:58 GMT (UK)  »
I have this address on a WW1 medal card, from an English emigrant applying for his medals. I wondered if anyone can tell me what the first word in it is? I have tried both 'Dychan' and 'Oychan' on Trove without success!

If anyone does know what it is (and even if you don't!) suggestions as to what an ex-sergeant pilot might be doing in Eugowra in 1922 would be welcome.

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