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Messages - Phil Antony

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Middlesex church name
« on: Thursday 11 February 21 13:01 GMT (UK)  »
Great, thanks very much.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Middlesex church name
« on: Monday 01 February 21 11:42 GMT (UK)  »
I'm trying to read the name of this church, but can't find anything that matches close to the name in any lists of local churches. Marriage was registered in the City of Westminster.
The certificate says: Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church of St G****? Purlieu? in the County of Middlesex.

Thanks for any help

Armed Forces / Re: Royal Navy
« on: Tuesday 07 January 20 00:51 GMT (UK)  »
The British Newspaper archive site has Lloyds list , and the Naval & Military Gazette which also has entries for the Tourmaline too.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Royal Marines record abbreviation
« on: Sunday 17 March 19 16:47 GMT (UK)  »
Oh yes. Seems obvious now!
Thanks very much

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Royal Marines record abbreviation
« on: Sunday 17 March 19 16:16 GMT (UK)  »
This is part of the Royal Marines Description Books (ADM158), and written in the Observations column is the word that looks like yd/jd/fd or sd? I can't work out what it is short for. It occurs alot in entries for different servicemen. Any ideas?
Thanks for any help.

Armed Forces / Re: Effective & Posted Unit strength
« on: Friday 22 February 19 21:42 GMT (UK)  »
Great, thanks very much JJ

Armed Forces / Effective & Posted Unit strength
« on: Friday 22 February 19 21:18 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all,

I'm looking at some RAF records, and have seen figures for Effective strength of Unit, and Posted strength of Unit. What do these terms mean? Is Effective strength simply those personnel who aren't sick/or on leave?
Thanks for any help.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Marsley & Broadstone
« on: Monday 13 August 18 10:32 BST (UK)  »
I have a family member who according to the 1851 census was born in the village of Marsley, Newchurch, and her son was born in Broadstone, Hampshire. I can't find these places referenced on any maps, or doing the usual searches. Anyone come across these places before? Have their names changed?


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: What does wearing this sash mean?
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 22:42 BST (UK)  »
Here's the whole picture so you can see Emilys' sister-in-law and the other relatives I mentioned. You can see the small bouquet of flowers fairly clearly attached to the sash.
I have had a look at Victorian/Edwardian sashes that were worn either for fashion or mourning, and haven't really seen one attached in the same style as the picture.

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