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Ayrshire / Re: Captain Alexander Henry buried Saltcoats Kirkyard
« on: Friday 28 July 23 01:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi there. As Saltcoats born & bred I know precisely where you visited despite emigrating more than 50 years ago. As a boy (now 74), I recall many badly weathered headstones. Probably your best source of information is the following website:

q98 (Jim)

Armed Forces / Re: HMHS Maine - how did she get to Korea?
« on: Friday 21 July 23 22:35 BST (UK)  »
Your assumption is correct, Discharge by Purchase is exactly that. The member purchases his discharge; mine cost me £250 in 1972 with 4 years of a 9 year engagement remaining. I found the RN overbearing and class-ridden, left for Australia, joined the RAAF, served for 20 years and retired a Warrant Officer. The difference between both Services was night and day.

Occupation Interests / Re: Patents for inventions
« on: Thursday 08 June 23 01:58 BST (UK)  »
On 10 January 1940, my paternal grandfather was granted Patent GB516755 titled "Improvements in or relating to fire extinguishing or preventing systems for ships". Family lore tells it was appropriated by the Government for the War effort and no financial compensation was paid. One wonders if it was ever produced.

World War Two / Re: Help with RAF Record?
« on: Wednesday 03 May 23 21:59 BST (UK)  »

World War Two / Re: Help with RAF Record?
« on: Wednesday 03 May 23 15:19 BST (UK)  »
The Squadrons "Sqdn" were Airfield Construction Squadrons.
Entry dated Sep 1945 "AOSEA" = Air Operations South East Asia.
For further, see

The Common Room / Re: The Boy in the Titanic Picture
« on: Monday 01 May 23 19:37 BST (UK)  »
Most interesting. A Veteran myself. Thank you for sharing,

Ayrshire / Re: John Roy
« on: Saturday 01 April 23 09:26 BST (UK)  »
Mary Cochrane, age 19. John Roy, age 28. Their Marriage Extract, available at Scotlands People, lists parentage. It is not the sharpest image but, should you decide to purchase, you can request a clearer image. BTW, I read John's residence as "Meikle Gott", Saltcoats. A "Gott" was a drain or large ditch.
This website will explain further regarding Gotts in the area:

Australia / Re: Old Menís Home, Claremont, Western Australia
« on: Monday 20 February 23 16:43 GMT (UK)  »
IMO "Incomplete Records" should be conspicuously annotated on any website. That is most unfortunate for you.

Australia / Re: Old Menís Home, Claremont, Western Australia
« on: Monday 20 February 23 15:54 GMT (UK)  »
According to the Perth Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website   John Ward died 15 June 1927 at Claremont (a Perth suburb), age 65 years and was laid to rest in Gravesite 0239, Section VC, Anglican Area, Karrakatta Cemetery.

The "Old Men's Home" to which you refer, underwent a name change to "Sunset Home" in 1943.
It appears Admission and Discharge records are available, refer:

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