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Durham / Cruddace, Crudace, Croudace, Cruddas
« on: Wednesday 12 November 08 23:33 GMT (UK)  »
I've been checking posts and several members have an interest in these names.
I was stuck with a baptism for James Crudace born c1797, claimed to be at Middlesbrough. The best match I could find was 1800 at Penshaw for James Croudace and I managed to gather a lot of information for these families. It now turns out that it was this family who went to Monmouth so I was able to pass on all the details to Croudaces, who was looking for them.  ;D ;D ;D
Everything tied in beautifully for her family and I knew they were far too affluent and well connected to be part of my James' family. He was a humble carpenter and joiner in Bishopton. :-\

I noticed that many of us are stuck round about the same time so we might be able to help each other by eliminating places for searching.

Any takers?

Yorkshire (West Riding) / 16 Acre Plantation, Blaxton
« on: Thursday 21 August 08 22:58 BST (UK)  »
Hello All,
Flying Officer William Gordon Craig DFC, Royal Australian Air Force, was based at Croft, North Yorkshire, and sadly died on 8th April 1945 just 2 weeks before the Squadron's final operational mission. His death certificate states that the place of death was Sixteen Acre Plantation, Wroot Road, Blaxton, and the cause was 'Due to War Operations'. It was registered in the Don Valley sub-district of Bawtry and Tickhill.
I am trying to find out the circumstances of his death but Darlington local papers only had an announcement of his death.

Does anyone have access to Blaxton's local paper and be willing to check? It would be very much appreciated as I doubt if his service records (which are awaited) would have those details, and I think his squadron was one of the Royal Canadian Air Force, so mission reports are likely to be in Canada somewhere, but I haven't tried for those yet.


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