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Kent / Re: Terry family Medway Towns and the Terry dairy
« on: Wednesday 27 June 18 09:03 BST (UK)  »
Thanks so much! Brilliant. Unfortunately I'm in Oz so won't be able to access the book :'( I'd love to know more about Harry Terry (who started the dairy with his brother) so might ask for a look up :) Thanks for your help.

Kent / Terry family Medway Towns and the Terry dairy
« on: Wednesday 27 June 18 07:13 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I was wondering if anyone is researching the Terry family from round the Medway Towns? I'd also be interested in any information on the Terry Dairy in Rainham. I found some comments on a Rainham site about the dairy but would love to know more about the family that owned and ran it. TIA  ;D

Armed Forces / Re: 3rd Dragoon Guards John Parsons
« on: Wednesday 20 June 18 04:49 BST (UK)  »
MaxD that sounds like a good suggestion - not that I've ever asked for a look up before! Do I do that as a general look up request or is there one for Armed Forces?

Armed Forces / Re: 3rd Dragoon Guards John Parsons
« on: Tuesday 19 June 18 00:21 BST (UK)  »
Thanks MaxD. Great information and I wasn't aware that 'pensioner' might only refer to someone being retired. Appreciate your time and assistance :) JR

Kent / Re: Bourne and Hillier Dairy Medway area
« on: Tuesday 19 June 18 00:18 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Alex :) Great photos. My aunt married into the Bourne family and my mum recalls going into the 'factory' when she was quite young and hearing the clink of the milk bottles and watching the men work :) I'll show her the photos as well although I suspect they were taken quite a while after her time!

Armed Forces / Re: 3rd Dragoon Guards John Parsons
« on: Monday 18 June 18 10:28 BST (UK)  »
Hi MaxD,

The NA are only saying that the majority of pages are missing for the Dragoon regiments in WO 25/3850. That's what I asked for -

My thinking - flawed! - was that it might pick something up in the latter period of his life as a pensioner. I did pull up a few other documents many outside of the timeframe required and some for a year or two within but as a first time user I certainly didn't compile the list you have provided.

I do apologise. I should have provided the link first up to be absolutely clear and I did not intend to mislead. JR

Armed Forces / Re: 3rd Dragoon Guards John Parsons
« on: Sunday 17 June 18 23:09 BST (UK)  »
Thanks MaxD and Ian999 (again!) for your invaluable help.
I asked for 3rd Dragoon Guards (simple term) and the reply referenced missing records ("the majority of pages") for "the Dragoon regiments". Should I understand this as a broad 'Dragoon' search in the documents I referenced?

I can't recall if the 3rd Dragoon Guards were mentioned in the records for John as a Mounted Guard (not to hand but I will check). John's death entry states under 'occupation': "Pensioner from the 3rd Dragoon Guards."

Thanks Ian999 I will look to the records you have referenced.

The name changes are head spinning! If John was in the 3rd Dragoon Guards then presumably it was actually the "3rd (Prince of Wales') Dragoon Guards".

Thanks MaxD - I will go back and have a look at the history. Are there any other (light) reads for this regiment anywhere that you are aware of?

Thanks again for sharing your expertise.

Regards. JR

Kent / Bourne and Hillier Dairy Medway area
« on: Sunday 17 June 18 07:21 BST (UK)  »
I was wondering if anyone knows when the Bourne and Hillier Dairy closed in Chatham, Kent? I have been told that my granddad (from Gillingham) was a milkman in the 1930's and I am assuming he would have collected milk from there and delivered locally? TIA :)

Armed Forces / 3rd Dragoon Guards John Parsons
« on: Sunday 17 June 18 02:18 BST (UK)  »
Following advice from RootsChat members I searched the National Archives for relevant documents (muster rolls, pay, etc) for the 3rd Dragoon Guards, came up with a likely source (great match for dates and the right regiment) and requested a look up. Unfortunately the majority of pages for the Dragoon regiments are missing (just my luck)! My first question is: am I correct in assuming that if the National Archives don't have these documents then nobody does? Second question: are there other sources I should be looking for - I am particularly interested in confirming his birthplace, DOB, etc.? Third question: would it have been likely that the 3rd Dragoon Guards drew from a particular geographical area or did enlistments come from across the UK? TIA. :) JR

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