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Messages - David Van Coolwijk

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Thanks Philip, usually I let it grow during autumn and winter. But recently I applied for the firebrigade, and it is not allowed to have a beard.

I am having a hard time finding anything else on the net about Kathleen, or "aunt" Kitty as Christine calls her. I have been looking for obituary's in Leicester, but there are so many "Hunters" and no McCaskells. So that is looking for a needle in a haystack.

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I have met Christine, the cousin of sergeant Louth about a month ago.

We had a nice chat and visited several locations related to Sgt Louth and had an interview for the documentary I am making!

She mentioned Kathleen Ivy Hunter, the widow of Sgt. Louth. Her father (Louth' brother) went to visit Kathleen (Kitty) quite often, but his wife thought that was not a very good idea because Kathleen remarried and started a new life.

Christine didn't have much information, but interesting none the less!

William was a band leader and loved making music!
Kathleen did that also and had an absolute hearing!
His hair turned white during the war.
etc.

What I have learned is that all the documents regarding the missing of William were sent to Kathleen, because, of course, he was his wife.

From this thread I have learned that Kathleen married a certain Mr. McCaskell in September 1947.
I have found out on FreeBMD that she was born in 1920 in Sheffield and her mothers name is probably Beer.

What I am hinting at, is I want to try and find (if she is still alive, not completely impossible) her or her next of kin to learn if there is still something left in her family about William Louth.

It is a longshot, but I think, because they spent several years together, that she might have saved somethings about her first husband.

What do you guys think? In for another search?

The search for Crawford and Shepherd's families are still ongoing, no updates yet!

(don't mind the beard, I already shaved lol)

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I am meeting the family of William Louth next Monday! Also interviewing them for a documentary I am making....

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Norfolk / Re: Yarmouth electoral rolls before 1939
« on: Friday 07 September 18 03:48 BST (UK)  »
What could this say? And is it helpfull?

http://www.frommy.co.uk/Reunion/wc01/wc01_447.htm

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Lanarkshire / Re: Tracing relatives of Ian CRAWFORD of Glasgow k-i-a 1943
« on: Thursday 06 September 18 13:40 BST (UK)  »
I hope so!!

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Lanarkshire / Re: Tracing relatives of Ian CRAWFORD of Glasgow k-i-a 1943
« on: Thursday 06 September 18 13:13 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Annie! I hope that helps!

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Lanarkshire / Re: Tracing relatives of Ian CRAWFORD of Glasgow k-i-a 1943
« on: Thursday 06 September 18 12:11 BST (UK)  »
I also found this...... He is mentioned on the bottom.

This is at Sandymount cemetery in Glasgow!

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Argyllshire / Re: CRAWFORD
« on: Thursday 06 September 18 10:59 BST (UK)  »
Hi,

Sorry to break in to your topic like this, but I am looking for relatives of Ian Douglas Crawford from Argyll, Schotland.

I was hoping that you could be related to him and can tell me more about him.

Ian Douglas Crawford was an airman on board of a Halifax bomber in WW2 from 77 squadron.

His plane crashed in Muiden, the Netherlands.

The parents of Crawford were, John and Jean Crawford.

Link added -
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=794579.0

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Lanarkshire / Re: Tracing relatives of Ian CRAWFORD of Glasgow k-i-a 1943
« on: Thursday 06 September 18 10:48 BST (UK)  »
The article has been published!

No response yet.

I read somewhere on this forum that a crawford family from argyll moved to south africa or australia, nor sure though. I cannot find it anymore....

https://www.obantimes.co.uk/2018/08/30/dutch-town-wants-to-trace-tragic-taynuilt-airmans-family/

https://davevancoolwijk.wixsite.com/halifaxmonument/ian-douglas-crawford

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