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Northumberland / Re: 'The Underwear Project - 1940s Remembered Event
« on: Sunday 03 November 19 22:15 GMT (UK)  »
We have a book at Blyth Battery which contains, among many other things, a knitting pattern for a set of ladies underwear.  So my guess is that knit your own would be part of the evening  ;D


World War One / Re: Silver War Badge puzzle
« on: Wednesday 23 October 19 00:25 BST (UK)  »
Thank you so much for that.  I had hoped that those records would prove that he was the right man but I can't tell.  Hartlepool is in the right area and he did have a brother called William but where Liverpool would fit is anyone's guess!  I need to do a bit more investigation.

As ever, with this hobby, it's one question answered and another two raised.


World War One / Re: Silver War Badge puzzle
« on: Monday 21 October 19 18:38 BST (UK)  »
I did know that each regiment had it's own numbers but always thought that these were unique to that regiment.  I've learned something new today, thank you.

I'll keep an eye out for free access but in the meantime I will assume that the silver badge record does relate to my friend's grandfather.

Thanks again


World War One / Re: Silver War Badge puzzle
« on: Monday 21 October 19 13:13 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, Max.  I don't have an additional sub for Fold3 either so won't be able to follow up on the other records.

There is something odd about reg. no. 30017.  I did a search on the SWB roll using just the no. 30017 and was presented with 10 results.  10 different soldiers from various regiments all apparently having this number.


World War One / Silver War Badge puzzle
« on: Monday 21 October 19 00:09 BST (UK)  »
The medal card relating to my friendís grandfather shows him to have begun the war with the DLI, reg. no. 13126 and subsequently transferred to the Labour Corps, reg. no. 210583.

Having found this, I then cast around for any other information which might be available and came across two lists related to the medals, both confirming the above service. One also shows his date of discharge as 28/12/17.

Then I found a transcription of the Silver War Badge roll which shows his date of discharge as 27 Dec. 1917 and his current service no. as 210583.  So far so good but his Regiment/unit is given as Labour Corps: N.C.L.C ex 1st Yorks & L. and his old reg. no. as 30017.

Can I safely assume that this is a transcription error or is there some other possible reason why this information has been given.

One Name Studies: A to G / Re: Calderwood Newcastle upon Tyne
« on: Friday 11 October 19 07:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi Phil,

It looks like June hasn't been on here since January 2018.  She should get an email notification provided her email address is still the same.

In the meantime are your Calderwoods connected to mine?


Northumberland / Re: Where is it ?
« on: Thursday 19 September 19 07:35 BST (UK)  »
I would agree. Newcastle it is.

Northumberland / Re: Woodhorn lookup request - Whittingham baptisms 1792
« on: Wednesday 18 September 19 17:28 BST (UK)  »
Well, I wasn't wrong about the state of the records!  The earliest ones are transcribed with lots of gaps, then there's a section which is simply scraps of the book and then there was the one you needed.  It's not chewed but black around the edges to about quarter the way across the page blocking out lots of data BUT George was there and legibile  :D

George son of Robert Mavin of Glanton July 22 (1792)


Northumberland / Re: Woodhorn lookup request - Whittingham baptisms 1792
« on: Tuesday 17 September 19 21:50 BST (UK)  »
I have a memory of a record book badly chewed to about half way through.  On one page you got the last half of the record from the middle to the spine and on the opposite page you got the beginning of a record from the spine to the middle  :-\

It will hopefully be from an earlier time than you need - fingers crossed.


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