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Derbyshire / Houghtons of Shardlow/Melbourne
« on: Sunday 26 April 09 21:57 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know if any Houghtons are still in the Shardlow or Melbourne areas?  Common names are Lydia, Mary, William and John. In the late 1880s/early 1890s, most of my Great-grandfather William's family were in the shoe industry.

Derbyshire / Melbourne War Memorial COMPLETED
« on: Sunday 26 April 09 21:32 BST (UK)  »
If anybody out there lives fairly near the War Memorial in Melbourne, could they please let me know if Alfred Jones and William Jones are on it (from the first World War)?  Thanks.  These are the 2 handsome young men in question and, FYI, Alfred died just 25 days before the Armistice.

Armed Forces / Need to identify a Regiment?
« on: Thursday 23 April 09 23:37 BST (UK)  »
There is a site called which is excellent for identifying cap badges and other insignia.  Scan in your photo, zoom in onto the badge and you can then check the site for the appropriate badge (I Believe they claim to have all of them!).

Derbyshire Completed Look ups / Two Derbyshire Soldiers of the Great War COMPLETED
« on: Thursday 23 April 09 22:46 BST (UK)  »
I have 2 photographs of brothers Alfred Kemble Jones and William Jones, both in uniform.  Alfred is definitely wearing the uniform of a regular soldier of the Sherwood Foresters and I have all of his information.  William being his younger brother is, I assume, in the same regiment.  They were originally from Melbourne.  Alfred is marked in his war record as a "Labourer" - he joined up several years prior to the War.  I can find no record for William, other than the 1901 census, which shows Alfred as 7 and William as 6 years old - they had a sister, Doris, then one.  My question is, are there any relatives still left in the area to whom I can return the photos of these gallant 'boys'...are they mentioned on the Melbourne War Memorial? (they were both 'killed in action').  FYI:  It is remotely possible that one or both may have been estate workers - ?Foremark Hall, ?Tissington.

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