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World War One / Interpretation of note on Victory and British War Medal Roll
« on: Wednesday 09 November 11 12:55 GMT (UK)  »

I was just wondering if anyone might be able to confirm what the highlighted text on the attached portion of a Victory and British War Medal Roll reads please?

Is it 'Noted FRA' ? If so, does 'FRA' stand for France?

Any assistance appreciated thanks.


Lanarkshire / Death record sought for Mary Harper, 1947
« on: Wednesday 24 August 11 22:03 BST (UK)  »

I would be most grateful if anyone could provide me with any information relating to the death of one Mary Harper, who died on the 15/04/1947. I am told her death was registered in the Bellshill area of Lanarkshire.

I am primarily trying to determine a year of birth (and obtain reference of course).



Armed Forces / Possible Regiment - if this is achievable?
« on: Monday 01 August 11 08:20 BST (UK)  »
Afternoon all,  :)

I have something of a ‘needle in the haystack’ military based enquiry, and am looking for any suggestions/assistance on progressing it, if this is possible…

I am trying to determine the regiment that my x 4 Great grandfather Thomas Glue (1786-1853) may have served in, with very little information. I am therefore trying to narrow down the potential search field, using reasonable assumptions i.e. regiments by geographical location etc.

He was born in Rogate Sussex, and this was where he remained, seemingly until the birth of his first child Caroline Glew in Launceston, Cornwall (Also, in records as Harriet Caroline Bray Glue – Bray being her mother’s surname, her parents not having married at this point).

He is stated as being a soldier on Caroline’s birth record, and six months later Thomas and Ann (Bray) were married at St. Mary Magdelane’s, Lew Trenchard, Devon, with Thomas again stating he was a soldier.

The family returned to Rogate after this where the remainder of their children were baptised, and it is our opinion that Ann may have returned to her place of birth to have their first child, due to Thomas being away on service – marrying on his return.

I have looked at the various local regiments, with a view to looking at muster rolls etc, however, there were a few that he may have served with theoretically, some more likely than others admittedly. These regiments can be found listed on the following post:,545728.0.html

So, I am wondering if anyone might have any suggestions on solving this seemingly impossible task, or know of any little-known militia databases etc c. 1800-1820 ish?

Any information much appreciated!



Devon / Lew Trenchard, Devon - Army Barracks
« on: Sunday 24 July 11 00:13 BST (UK)  »
Evening All,

I was just wondering if anyone might be able to tell me whether there were ever any army barracks either in, or within the vicinity of Lew Trenchard, Devon.

I have an ancestor's birth certificate from 1817 that states that his father - a direct ancestor of mine, was a soldier, and which was registered in Rogate, Sussex.

However, the parents were married the year before (1816) in Lew Trenchard. The father himself was from Rogate, Sussex, and the mother was not of the parish either, thus leading me to believe he may have been stationed nearby.

Any assistance would be much appreciated!


Lincolnshire / Some old Lincolnshire photos...
« on: Thursday 10 March 11 13:39 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All,

Am currently in the process of scanning numerous old Lincolnshire area photos, having acquired them. There are a few agricultural ones, as well as place-orientated ones, so will post them as I get round to doing them.

For starters, here are the first two, these being two old post cards of Hundleby Church, Spilsby.



Lancashire Lookup Requests / 1841/51 William Arnold, Lancashire - Lookup request
« on: Saturday 29 January 11 21:01 GMT (UK)  »

Would anyone be kind enough to do a couple of lookups for me please?

I'm trying to locate one William Arnold on the 1841 and 1851 Census. The particulars in common for both are as follows:

Name: William Arnold (Although I'm wondering if his surname has been mistranscribed)
Born: c. 1801 (Thereabouts)
Trade: Either Porter/Barman/Victualler
Place of birth: Lancashire (possibly Speke or Arbury)

As for the 1841 Census, I anticipate he may be single, whereas on the 1851 Census, I am expecting him to have two sons; James and William (born c. 1843 and c. 1845 respectively). His wife, if there is one, may well be called Jane and they may well be in the Exchange ward of Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street area...

Any assistance appreciated thanks!


World War One / Re: Regular Soldier and post-war discharge procedure
« on: Tuesday 21 December 10 13:29 GMT (UK)  »

I've been trying to locate my Great grandfather's WW1 service record for a number of years now without success, and had accepted that it was most probably destroyed during the WW2 bombing raid.

However, I have recently discovered that his regt. no, indicates that he signed up as a regular in September 1913 in Bordon, Hampshire.

He eventually died from his injuries in 1934 (Gas-induced), but I'm now wondering what the chances are of him having continued in the army post-war, therefore opening up the possibility that his records survive....

He never received a war pension I am told, so this being the case, might he have been deemed still fit for service, and if so, would he have had to have served out the remainder of his service, presuming this did not end until after the end of the war?

Any advice would be appreciated thanks



Lancashire / [Completed] Duncan Street, Liverpool?
« on: Sunday 31 October 10 15:33 GMT (UK)  »

Might anyone be able to tell me where about in Liverpool Duncan Street was located please?

It is referred to as a place of residence in a record of a burial that took place at St. Anthony's RC church, Scotland Road in 1837.



Lancashire / Old photos of Everton area?
« on: Saturday 30 October 10 17:21 BST (UK)  »

Was just wondering if anyone knows of any old photos taken within the Everton area, in particular overlooking the masses of old terraced housing that once dominated the area?

Any assistance appreciated thanks!


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