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World War Two / Royal/Merchant Navy?
« on: Sunday 11 October 15 18:30 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I have attached a rather poor quality sorry of my Uncle Ralph Clarke, 1914-1996.

Is this a uniform of the Royal or Merchant navy? What do the insignia on the sleeve signify?

My mother (now 88) says her brother was on a ship torpedoed at Scapa Flow??

Apart from that I have no info.

Look forward to any replies
Tommy Clarke Owen

Leicestershire / Re: Thomas Clarke 1890
« on: Friday 20 March 15 13:48 GMT (UK)  »
Yes rosie17,

I thought at long last I was on the track of Thomas Clarke  ::)

grandfather Tommy Clarke is a difficult man to find out anything about, I have been trying for ages! Only two of his children survive, my mum aged 87 and my Uncle aged 90, neither of whom know of their fathers background, however, they only thought he was from Leeds.

Thomas Clarke is not an uncommon name, so difficult to narrow down

Death Cert only shows date, place, reporter, cause and spouse.

thanks for your help


Leicestershire / Re: Thomas Clarke 1890
« on: Friday 20 March 15 09:06 GMT (UK)  »
Hi rosie17, Willsy,

I think this is not my Thomas, clearly cannot be sure  :-\
It seems the focus from your replies are on the name Beaumont.
My Thomas Clarke has noted his father as William Clarke and his mother as Elizabeth Beaumont (Beaumont was, I assume, her own or maiden surname).
Unfortunately I do not know when my Thomas came to live in Scotland, I have searched the 1911 census on Scotlands People and can find nothing there!
Sadly the only information is what I have from my grandparents marriage certificate.

I am pleased to say on my mothers/mothers side I been lucky in my research getting records back in to the late 17th century in the Orkney Isles. Similarly my fathers side mainly from Ireland.

Thanks for your help, if anything else on Thomas is discovered, please let me know.

kind regards

Leicestershire / Re: Thomas Clarke 1890
« on: Thursday 19 March 15 16:35 GMT (UK)  »
 :) rosie17, my Thomas Clarke was born 18-02-1890 although my mother thought her fathers birth year may have been a year out  :-\.

Thank you for your reply, a last I may be on the track of my grandfathers roots


Leicestershire / Re: Thomas Clarke 1890
« on: Thursday 19 March 15 16:23 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Rosie17.

The Leeds connection is interesting as my mother (now aged 87), thought her dad was from Leeds??. He was a very quiet man, who it seemed never told his children of his origins, he never mentioned siblings.
If this is my Thomas, I would imagine he did not want to talk about his background.

I assume, from my grandfathers marriage certificate, that his mothers maiden name was Beaumont although you mention alias Clark(e).
Can you clarify this for me please.
kind regards

Leicestershire / Thomas Clarke 1890
« on: Thursday 19 March 15 12:20 GMT (UK)  »
I am hopeful that some of you good people may be able to help me with finding out about my maternal grandfather Thomas Clarke.
My grandfather was born Jan/Feb 1890, I have no idea where, however, thought to be England. (he spoke with what I took to be an English accent) I was 26 when my grandfather died in 1979, sadly I never asked him about his past.
My grandfather (living and working in Greenock, Renfrewshire) married his, Greenock born, wife in Glasgow 1918.
On their marriage certificate my grandfather has noted his parents as William Clarke (Milk Salesman) and his mother as Elizabeth Beaumont, both deceased.
The only marriage I can find in 1890 is for a William Clarke and an Elizabeth Beum in Barrow upon Soar Leistershire.
I have searched for births of Thomas Clarke 1890 to both the above people with no luck.
It would be great if I could begin, with your help, to find out more information about my grandfather.

Tommy Clarke Owen

Renfrewshire / Re: Death circa 1883 Henerak Hansen
« on: Sunday 11 January 15 14:58 GMT (UK)  »
Hi John,

thanks , I already have this info, but this confirms it.

thanks again


Renfrewshire / Re: Death circa 1883 Henerak Hansen
« on: Sunday 11 January 15 12:35 GMT (UK)  »
Hi SusieBC,

Susan McMillan was one of my great grandmothers. My grandmother Susan Owen (maiden name Jamieson but also noted as Hanson) was her illegitimate daughter. I have some information on Susan McMillan, which you probably already have. I am on night shifts just now, only recently woke up :-\. I will look up what I have and get back to you soonest. PS Sorry I have no info on how or where Hendrick Hanson died..

World War One / Re: Royal Scots Fusiliers
« on: Tuesday 12 November 13 06:40 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

after a long break from this topic, some new information has come my way. On Friday last, the curator of the McLean Museum Greenock contacted me. They have in their possession an article written by my grand father, Samuel Owen (2nd Battalion RSF) some time after the war. He details his capture during the first battle of Ypres and his time as a POW.
In his article, he mentions some one he met in Africa. I read some information on the RSF 2nd Battalion, the were stationed in Gibralter prior to return to Britain then onward to Zebrugge. Where in Africa might my grand fathers Battalion have been?


Tommy Owen

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