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World War Two / Re: What do copies of a WW2 Army Service Record look like now?
« on: Thursday 16 May 13 07:56 BST (UK)  »
Thanks so much Rosie - just what I was hoping to hear!

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World War Two / What do copies of a WW2 Army Service Record look like now?
« on: Wednesday 15 May 13 22:02 BST (UK)  »
My mother paid for a copy of her late father's service record back in 1988 but it is a short typed up letter listing basic facts only - when he enlisted, was promoted, posted to different regiments. At the end it lists dates of service eg  BEF 9.1.1940 - 31.5.1940, followed by a list of medals issued.

Has this changed at all? Do current applicants receive a copy of the original document much like the WW1 records on Ancestry? The family would like to find out more about his war service - he was issued the Italy Star but his records don't mention Italy, just North Africa to 23.1.45 followed by Middle East to 19.10.45.

I have all the forms filled out ready to reapply but don't want to end up with an exact copy of what was received in 1988.

Thanks for reading

netti

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Kent / Re: Cottage Homes, Cheriton. Admissions
« on: Tuesday 29 January 13 20:49 GMT (UK)  »
suspect a visit to Kent Archives will still be required to get the story  :)

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Kent / Re: Cottage Homes, Cheriton. Admissions
« on: Tuesday 29 January 13 20:36 GMT (UK)  »
well - asking for help obviously inspired me because I think I have found them registered as Boxer!


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Kent / Re: Cottage Homes, Cheriton. Admissions
« on: Tuesday 29 January 13 20:23 GMT (UK)  »
Janet, Henry, Elsie & Ella Prior. Have details of Ella's marriage (and Janet) but no certificates so can't confirm father just yet.

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Kent / Cottage Homes, Cheriton. Admissions
« on: Tuesday 29 January 13 19:55 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there

I am posting on behalf of a friend  :)

Her ancestor has been found in the Cottage Homes in 1911 with 3 siblings aged between 5 & 14. According to the census they were all born in Folkestone. There is no family story about them being in a children's home. We have been unable to find any matching birth entries in the area. Now wondering if they were either born elsewhere - or registered with different surnames? The elder two children should be in the 1901 census but we've drawn a blank so far.

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Elham/ suggests that the archive only have 1922 onwards admissions. Has anyone looked at these records before?

Totally new to Kent research so any tips helpful.

netti

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Worcestershire Lookup Requests / Re: Burial Rainbow Hill parish Worcester
« on: Thursday 11 October 12 07:28 BST (UK)  »
25151 is in a section of the cemetery called "pit"?! (others have names such as far patch, hearse house & big patch).
It is a large section with grave numbers between 24473 and 26567. Finding Jane would be a challenge - perhaps compiling a list of surrounding people to try and pinpoint it? Or write to the cemetery office now you have exact details and ask them if they will send you a map?

Netti

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Worcestershire Lookup Requests / Re: Burial Rainbow Hill parish Worcester
« on: Saturday 22 September 12 15:23 BST (UK)  »
Ah sorry - didn't read it properly. Does the burial give a plot number at all? I have a map showing which portion certain plot numbers are in. Cuts down the walking  :)


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Worcestershire Lookup Requests / Re: Burial Rainbow Hill parish Worcester
« on: Saturday 22 September 12 08:56 BST (UK)  »
Can I just clarify that Worcester History Centre actually checked the Astwood Records for you?  I can't see any Whitings on my map but it only covers a tiny portion of the cemetery.

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