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World War One / Re: 2nd Lt Douglas Roy Dilworth-Harrison Durham Light Infantry
« on: Saturday 20 November 21 20:28 GMT (UK)  »
Hi K8T yes sadly the DLI museum is closed,there is in nearby Spennymoor a DLI research centre where I believe records are kept or try a search on the Durham county archives website they have a huge collection of photograph's of the regiment and those who served.
A little more about him.

World War Two / Re: Regiment Identification
« on: Wednesday 25 August 21 18:11 BST (UK)  »
Thank's Julie,this is a website I've done research for there are many memorials recording names
of those that served but thankfully returned safely usually workplaces,workingmans clubs etc you
could search his surname which would give you options for residence places you might hit lucky for
instance Newcastle is divided into it's districts ie Fenham,Benwell etc.
Best of luck Steve.

World War Two / Re: Regiment Identification
« on: Tuesday 24 August 21 21:44 BST (UK)  »
Hi Julie,one thing in the photo struck a chord,on his shoulders you can see slip on epaulette patches
to me they match 8th army patches as found on this miltaria site(third one down) 8th army were the
famous desert Rats heres a bit of info of their war.
militaria site
So this puts him in North Africa or Italy which is backed up by the uniform.The Bad news is this could be
any regiment or corps(Dad was a Gateshead lad out there a driver in the Royal army service corps.Any
chance you could give us a name or any family chat about what he did?

Durham / Re: Electoral roll Langley Park.
« on: Sunday 15 August 21 20:52 BST (UK)  »
Hi Boo sorry for the delayed post just back from a weekend down the coast,George Rose was
my wife's Gt Grandfather,I knew well James (his son, my wife's grandfather) in his later years
james was born in 1910 but could not remember his father as he was re-called to the army in
1914 to the Northumberland Fusiliers wounded in France then to India with the 2nd Garrison
battalion NF where he died in 1916.On soldiers died his residence place was recorded as Langley
Park but he does not appear on the village war memorial.
Regards Steve.

Durham / Re: Electoral roll Langley Park.
« on: Thursday 12 August 21 21:22 BST (UK)  »
My fault a second look found the index's for the 1914 register doesn't incude  the district and villages around Langley park.

Durham / Re: Electoral roll Langley Park.
« on: Thursday 12 August 21 20:32 BST (UK)  »
Many thank's didn't notice Esh I'll have a look now.

Durham / Electoral roll Langley Park.
« on: Thursday 12 August 21 19:31 BST (UK)  »
Hi folk's,been looking at Familysearch images for electoral register tracking family mainly in
Chester le street.There seems to be every town and village covered but for the life of me I can't
find Langley Park  home to my wife's family,I would have assumed connected to Lanchester ward
but doesn't seem to be,any thought's and advice would be appreciated particularly the 1914 roll
as her Gt Grandfather stated as his residence on enlistment in the Great war.
Regards Steve.

Pirhana,it would be well worth contacting the CWGC they hold correspondence and additional info on many
service personnel in their records,in reality Peter was entitled to an official CWGC headstone but being buried in an existing family plot a civil headstone may have been in place.To be added to the addenda panel at
Chatham would suggest someone may have reported Peter as a non commemoration but I bet there is some
form of correspondence held in the records as an example,My uncle was KIA in 1940 never recovered so is
recorded on the dunkirk memorial,I contacted the CWGC as there were a good few of his company killed in
the same incident(a direct hit on their billet) all buried in Lille cemetery,they replied and told me after the war twenty men were exhumed from the local churchyard seventeen identified along with three unidentified
Possibly one may have been my Uncle but we'll never know.
all the best Steve.

Durham / Re: Mary Stoker
« on: Sunday 13 June 21 11:47 BST (UK)  »
John,hope this is of interest.

The area is to the west of Gateshead in what is now Tyne/wear but was Durham.
The village of Lamesley is a few miles east on the London to Scotland main line.

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