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Devon / Re: Where was "outbounds" in Devonport (plymouth dock)
« on: Sunday 03 July 22 10:30 BST (UK)  »
To the Royal Navy shore establishments or 'stone frigates' are ships so 'outbounds' may be related to that, perhaps he was living somewhere which was not classed as part of the stone frigate.

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The Common Room / Re: Findagrave swamped with inaccurate entries?
« on: Friday 01 July 22 20:13 BST (UK)  »
I challenged an entry on FAG just a few days ago and the entry was removed just 2 days later. It should have been obvious to whomever put it on because the age on the headstone was over 20 years out from the age of the person it was supposed to be.

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World War Two / Re: Identifying Regiment/Group etc?
« on: Friday 01 July 22 15:16 BST (UK)  »
It is odd that they are all in KD apart from the corporal on the left hand side who is in a much warmer dress and puttees/gaiters as well. He is the only one with his legs crossed, strictly a no no in formal photographs and what would then have been known as an effiminate pose to put it politely.

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World War One / Re: Leave while serving in WW1
« on: Tuesday 28 June 22 11:05 BST (UK)  »
Deirdre, don't beat yourself up about it, it could be that he told your mum what he did in an attempt to soften the blow of him not getting UK leave. His wife probably saw lots of other families getting visits from their husbands, sons, etc. and would be upset that he was not getting leave. I am sure he made up for it when he did get home. I think a lot of those that did survive the war didn't talk about it to spare their families the horrors they had experienced, and many of them felt guilty for surviving when friends, relatives etc. didn't. I remember reading an article about a wife who described how her husband would wake up screaming every night but would not tell her why, he finally did tell on his deathbed. Whilst she was glad to know at last she also wished he hadn't told her.

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World War One / Re: Leave while serving in WW1
« on: Monday 27 June 22 18:39 BST (UK)  »
I am pretty certain that being so far from the UK he would not have been able to come home even if he wanted to, he would have spent all his leave on a ship only to turn round and go straight back.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Cause of death
« on: Saturday 25 June 22 10:34 BST (UK)  »
Me too.

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Armed Forces Resources / Re: Deceased RAF personnel records - order online
« on: Friday 24 June 22 16:31 BST (UK)  »
I joined the RAF in Jan 1970 and served 23 years, after my basic formal training I was issued with an RAF Form 6859 which is a dark blue hard backed book titled Tradesman's Record of Training and Experience. It was the responsibility of the person it was issued to to fill it in and have it signed by your Flight Commander. Mine details all my career including promotions, formal training and postings.

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The Common Room / Re: Ancestry- Private tree
« on: Thursday 23 June 22 13:13 BST (UK)  »
A few months ago Ancestry changed its terms and conditions perhaps that is when this was brought in, I moved my trees because of the changes so cannot check if it was the same on mine.

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The Lighter Side / Re: WOW
« on: Tuesday 21 June 22 13:07 BST (UK)  »
One of my first cousins twice removed married a John Weddell and was his second wife, they had 13 children that I know of and there are reported to be a further 2 that I have yet to find making a total of 15. After she died he married for a third time and achieved a grand total for all 3 wives of 20 children. He was known in his area of Edinburgh as Daddy Weddell for obvious reasons.

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