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World War One / Re: Trying to obtain info on my Great-grandfathers
« on: Wednesday 06 June 07 22:40 BST (UK)  »
Evening,

Just found out a little more! My great aunt called saying she'd found a photo/postcard with her father and two other soldiers on it addressed to a friend in Swansea, which had the following written on it:

'3rd SW Borderers'

On the strength of this I ordered the MIC I thought might be his, which contains the following:


Name: Bennett, Joseph
Corps: South Wales Borderers   Rank: Private Regtl No. 11053
Corps: South Wales Borderers   Rank: *a/WO.Cl 2 Regtl No. 11053
Victory Roll *g/1/101 B3 Page 297
British  Roll   - do -          - do -
14 Star Roll g/1/6 Page 15
Theatre
Date of Entry 01-10-14

Am I right in thinking that the 'B3' within the roll section relates to a battalion or brigade, and from this I can find out where they were posted via regimental history sites etc? What could the asterisk mean?

Also, I'm told that for whatever reason, he never received a pension after the War, even though he suffered from gas poisoning and it's continued effects. From this, I presume there will be discharge papers????

Sorry for all the questions, just new to this and really keen to find out as much as I can!!

Paul






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World War One / Re: Trying to obtain info on my Great-grandfathers
« on: Wednesday 06 June 07 21:04 BST (UK)  »
Cheers for the the National Archive link 'mmm45'.

I think I may have a potential match. I took a look and there were four entries: 3 Ranks of Private, and one of Acting Warrant Officer Second Class. Decided to see if I could gain any more info from my family, however small, and my mum recalled that she seemed to remember that he wrote of 'men under his command' in a diary that my uncle still has. My great aunt then commented that she seemed to remember that he was a Sergeant Major.

Just hoping that there might be a record of his Regimental No. somewhere in this diary or on the back of a photo he apparently kept, to be sent to his wife, which is still around somewhere, should he not return.

Fingers crossed. Ha ha. Cheers for the pointers and advice!

Paul

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World War One / Re: Trying to obtain info on my Great-grandfathers
« on: Tuesday 05 June 07 20:39 BST (UK)  »
Evening,

Actually, something's just come back to me...

My Grandad used to tell me that his dad served with the 'same regiment who fought at Rorke's Drift'.

This would appear to be the South Wales Borderers.

Paul

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World War One / Re: Trying to obtain info on my Great-grandfathers
« on: Tuesday 05 June 07 13:13 BST (UK)  »
Cheers for the advice.

As regards my Great-grandfather Enoch....it's quite strange....

I found this Index Card just by chance whilst searching for the Luke Jordan one. As you can imagine, Enoch Cuddy is not the most common of names at all, and the only two entries I've found on Ancestry or in the BMD to date are for Enoch Cuddy (1880 - 1927), verified as my Great-grandfather, and his son Enoch, my grandfather.

No one in my family was even aware that he fought in the war, let alone might have been injured. Might he have been transferred to the Labour Corps given that he was relatively older?

Oh, just a quick question for Bernard.....

Was there such a Welsh regiment as the Swansea Border Regiment? My Grandfather always used to say that his father Joseph Bennett (born in Pontadawe, from what I can tell, around 1895, although could be 1893, given conflicting census/birth data) fought with them during WW1 ??

Paul


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World War One / Trying to obtain info on my Great-grandfathers
« on: Tuesday 05 June 07 00:05 BST (UK)  »
Evening,

I'm trying to obtain info on two of my great-grandfathers who fought in WW1. I have obtained copies of their Medal Cards via the National Archive, but I was wondering just how much I can find out about them, given the information that I have?

Name: Cuddy, Enoch
Corps: Loyal North Lancs Reg   Rank: Corporal Regtl No. 17979
Corps: Labour Corps   Rank: Private Regtl No. 261778
Victory Roll LC/101 B93 Page 9396
British Roll LC/101 B93 Page 9396
15 Star Roll LC/47 (10c69 Page 106/9
Theatre France
Date of Entry 25-09-15
Remarks CL-Z 27-4-19

and...

Name: Jordan, Luke
Corps: RFA   Rank: Driver Regtl No. 171677
Victory Roll RFA/276 BPage 35202
British Roll RFA/276 BPage 35202

How do I make the most out of this info?! Is the information contained within the Roll available online anywhere? Any pointers would be appreciated!!




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Glamorganshire / Re: Help with the family name: Bennett
« on: Wednesday 30 May 07 22:04 BST (UK)  »
Evening,

A big thanks to all those who've gone to the trouble of helping me out! This really has helped me out loads!!

A quick question though.....

I know they are both Irish but a Joseph Bennett married a Johannah Bedley in Swansea in Q1 1886.

Ref: Vol 11a, page 816


How did you manage to find this out?!! I've been puzzling over how to determine spouse's maiden names via the BMD. I've had some limited success due to in-laws residing with their offspring.

How were you able to find the matching entry for the female partner???? Am I missing something relatively straightforward here? Let's put it down to inexperience eh? Ha ha.

Thanks again for the help!!

Paul

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Glamorganshire / Re: Help with the family name: Bennett
« on: Wednesday 30 May 07 12:19 BST (UK)  »
Afternoon!

This lead sounds extremely promising!!! Pontardawe is indeed within the Mumbles area, plus the following seems to tie in....

a.)My Grandfather was called Joseph  Bennett, who himself was a twin....furthermore, his sister is called Teresa too.

This sounds like it could be the correct family!

Many thanks for your help!!!

Regards

Paul

ps. As I said, I'm relatively new to this, I take it, if you're struggling to find an entry by surname, you just vary the spelling for common/obvious mistakes/transcription errors?




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Glamorganshire / Help with the family name: Bennett
« on: Tuesday 29 May 07 22:25 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I was wondering if anybody could offer any help or advice...

I've not been researching my family tree all that long...about two months, but I've not done too bad, and have managed to identify all lines of my family back to the 5th Generation, and some back to the 6th. However I'm somewhat stuck on the line with the above surname.

I'm really struggling to obtain any real info on my Great-grandfather Joseph Bennett, born in 1895/6, and can't seem to find a likely entry in the 1901 Wales Census. My family know very little, other than he was born in Wales, Swansea to be precise and "he lived by 'The Mumbles'.

I've sucessfully obtained a copy of his marriage certificate from 1920 to Mary Hughes (From Liverpool), which confirms his approximate age and his relocation to Liverpool. It also states that he was a Ship Maker's Labourer, and that his father was also Joseph Bennett, a Steel Worker.

Furthermore, he fought in, and survived WW1, and I've not had any luck in finding his details on the War Pension Database. He was however poisoned by Mustard Gas, which left him in ill health until his death around about 1930ish.

I would have thought that this was quite a decent amount of information from which to find something more than I actually have!!

Any ideas on any other avenues I can pursue?!


Paul

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Family History Beginners Board / Help with family name : Bennett
« on: Tuesday 29 May 07 22:14 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I was wondering if anybody could offer any help or advice...

I've not been researching my family tree all that long...about two months, but I've not done too bad, and have managed to identify all lines of my family back to the 5th Generation, and some back to the 6th. However I'm somewhat stuck on the line with the above surname.

I'm really struggling to obtain any real info on my Great-grandfather Joseph Bennett, born in 1895/6, and can't seem to find a likely entry in the 1901 Wales Census. My family know very little, other than he was born in Wales, Swansea to be precise and "he lived by 'The Mumbles'.

I've sucessfully obtained a copy of his marriage certificate from 1920 to Mary Hughes, which confirms his approximate age and his relocation to Liverpool. It also states that he was a Ship Maker's Labourer, and that his father was also Joseph Bennett, a Steel Worker.

Furthermore, he fought in, and survived WW1, and I've not had any luck in finding his details on the War Pension Database. He was however poisoned by Mustard Gas, which left him in ill health until his death around about 1930ish.

I would have thought that this was quite a decent amount of information from which to find something more than I actually have!!

Any ideas on any other avenues I can pursue?!


Paul

Moderator comment: duplicate post - if you can help please reply on the Glamorgan board

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,235713.msg1267505.html#msg1267505



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