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World War One / Re: Alfred Hope Military record
« on: Thursday 30 September 21 08:30 BST (UK)  »
 The marriage certificate gives his address as;
Centre Square
North camp

World War One / Re: Alfred Hope Military record
« on: Wednesday 29 September 21 20:17 BST (UK)  »
No I have nothing before 1915 and  the marriage certificate states he was a groom in the Royal army service Corps.   It states his father was John Hope and he was a general labourer.
I have spent a long time in my research on Alfred.
The closest I've got is a  Alfred Hope born in Ledbury to a Ellen Hope.
No mention of a father but what I do know is that she had a lodger called John Simmonds or Symonds.  She eventually married him. Alfred was the same age as my grandfather and had a brother called Harry.  My grandfather called his first son Alfred H Hope ( could H stand for Harry?)    Could John Hope be John Symonds?
I need to solve this mystery before I pop my clogs  ;)   The 1921 census might give me some clues.

World War One / Re: Alfred Hope Military record
« on: Wednesday 29 September 21 19:33 BST (UK)  »
Hi Phil,
So your daughter in law would be Valerie's daughter. Is that right?
 So she would be Louise or Helen?
Auntie Gwen and uncle Bill were lovely. We went up to Preston at least once a year to stay with them as children.  Valerie was also lovely. It was so sad when she developed dementia.
 I only have one photo of Alfred but its quite faded.
I didn't know about the candle in the window.  Bless her.
I will see what I can send you. Would it be better sending it in an email?



World War One / Re: Alfred Hope Military record
« on: Tuesday 28 September 21 19:54 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for getting in touch. I'm no further forward and its so frustrating.
My grandparents Ethel and Alfred had  3 children Alfred, Gwen and my dad Ronald Hope.
I was wondering who your daughter in laws grandparents were.  :)
Many cthanks,

Herefordshire / Re: Death in Bosbury
« on: Thursday 31 October 19 10:01 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you all for your replies. So she was 29 when she tragically died. So my dad would have been four when his aunt died and sadly his own mum ( Louisa sister) passe d away just 3 years later. I know my great grandfather died when my great grandmother was pregnant with Louisa.  I now live in Plymouth so no longer able to go to Bosbury or Hereford.
Thank you for your help

Herefordshire / Death in Bosbury
« on: Wednesday 30 October 19 19:43 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find out about my great aunt Louisa  Soley who was born in  or near Bosbury in c1898. I remember years ago, another great aunt Mary telling me that her sister died in a tragic accident. Louisa was unable to talk but she loved music. One day  she went to reach for the radio that was on the mantle piece and her dress caught fire.   Do you think an accident like that would reach the local paper at the time?  I am trying to find out when she died and how old she would have been.  I'm sure she was buried in Bosbury church yard but  I expect its unmarked.

Herefordshire / Re: Finding a grave
« on: Thursday 11 September 14 18:27 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks Bowman.
I have emailed the church but not sure if I'll hear anything. Will give it a go anyway.

Herefordshire / Re: Finding a grave
« on: Wednesday 10 September 14 20:16 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Dawnsh  I will have a look.

Herefordshire / Re: The Nest Bosbury
« on: Sunday 17 August 14 19:01 BST (UK)  »
Hi Kay
,Sorry Ive only just seen your reply. Thanks for the info, I will have a look.


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