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World War Two / North Staffordshire Regiment
« on: Friday 27 March 09 13:18 GMT (UK)  »

Can anyone help me with this, only just found it, so have no info.


14203159, 2nd Bn., North Staffordshire Regiment

who died age 20

on 08 February 1944

Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Brewer, of Higher Irlam, Lancashire

Any info on what the Staffs were doing on 8 Feb 1944 would be good.


Armed Forces / 10th Battery Royal Field Artillary
« on: Friday 13 March 09 15:49 GMT (UK)  »

On one of my Family Headstone, there is a David Edwards, until recently we thought he had died in the 1st World War, but on closer inspection discovered he died in 1902.

Further searches found he had in died in Ahmadnagar India, and was part of the
Aldershot 10th Royal Field Artillery Driver/soldie Ref No 352 or 552.

Can anyone help with any more details, and which war would this have been, would it be the Boar????

Any info on David would be fantastic, as we have much on his brothers, but little on him


Armed Forces / Can someone....WW1 or WW2
« on: Friday 13 March 09 15:11 GMT (UK)  »
Please take a look at this thread, I don't want to post it somewhere else, as it will just get repeats of info.,367619.0.html


World War Two / Is this a Royal Navy Cap Badge
« on: Thursday 12 March 09 11:03 GMT (UK)  »
Would appreciate any help in confiming what this is, I think its a Naval Cap Badge, but I am not 100% sure.



World War Two / Need Some Help
« on: Tuesday 10 March 09 19:02 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone advice me, on where to find some info.

My Hubbies GG Uncle Walter died on 16 March 1945, he was a rear gunner, and was killed over Germany.

I am looking to find, like a diary of what happened on that day.

He was with the 59th Squadron RAF.

I have located his brothers ship and what happened, but I can't find anything similiar for Walter in the RAF.

Any help appreciated.

Ps. Have looked at the site someone posted on my last post on here.


World War Two / Walter and Herbert Darbyshire
« on: Wednesday 18 February 09 14:03 GMT (UK)  »

Can anyone help me.

My Hubbys great uncles Walter and Herbert Darbyshire served in WW2, and I know that, Walter was on HMS Repulse, when it was Torpedoed, he escaped, and was then Topedoed again and lost his life. Sergeant Herbert Darbyshire was a rear Gunner and was shot down over Germany, My hubbys Aunt, neice of the above, has found info on Herbert on the internet, but I am blowed if I can locate, the Article.

Has anyone any ideas, where I can get information on the 2 men.

Parents were Alfred Edwin Darbyshire and Catherine nee Wood, they lived in Irlam.

Many Thanks in advance


Herbert Darbyshires Medals, hoping they will help

Lancashire / Kate Baines Salford
« on: Tuesday 03 February 09 12:16 GMT (UK)  »

I am trying to find Kate Baines b.1885 Salford on the 1891 census.

From the 1901 census I have

Thomas Baines H age 40 Carter B. Salford
Kate Baines      W age 38           B, Salford
Kate                  D age 16            B Salford
John                     age 10            B Salford
Walter                  age 8              B Salford
Florence                age 6             B Salford

Kate (mother/wife) was born abt 1859 according to her death cert in 1915, and her maiden name was delaney, (so she might be born Ireland not Salford)

I can't locate them any where on the 1891 and I can't find a marriage either.

Any help much appreciated.


Lancashire / George Welsby 1851 Census Lookup
« on: Tuesday 20 January 09 16:13 GMT (UK)  »

I am trying to locate a George Welsby born 1805, Poulton, Lancashire, on the 1851 Census.

He should be with wife Betty, and children Thomas 1834, Poulton
Also Daughter Alice and another son.

George is a Farmer.

Any help, greatly appreciated, from anyone with the 1851 unfilmed Census.


Lancashire / Marriage Look Up
« on: Thursday 13 November 08 13:49 GMT (UK)  »

Can anyone help me, I am searching for a marriage for a Frederick Berry Clarke and a Sarah Beatrice Grange, in Manchester.

They married betweeen 1894 and 1900, first child born 1899 and last child born 1916.

I have searched Ancestry ( nothing appearing for either surnames between 1896 and 1900, have tried other spellings so I can try and look  previous and later pages, but nothing happening), have also tried LDS, FreeBMD and Lancs BMD.

Any help appreciated as I now have googley eyes with looking.


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