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World War One / Re: Gunner Samuel Foxall RGA
« on: Wednesday 30 November 11 12:26 GMT (UK)  »
I really shouldn't post so late at night. I'd forgotten to give you Samuel's date of birth. I believe it was 1894 but have requested birth certifcate from GRO yesterday and hopefully I've got the correct person. The Samuel Foxall you discovered was in fact his father. He lied about his age & was actually around 45 years old. His wife was Mary Jane Foxall (nee Tomlinson). Thanks very much for your help.

World War One / Re: Gunner Samuel Foxall RGA
« on: Tuesday 29 November 11 22:41 GMT (UK)  »
When was he born  - no age shown at death on the CWGC site
He was born in Fenton, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire. His father served in The Middlesex Regiment.

World War One / Re: Gunner Samuel Foxall RGA
« on: Tuesday 29 November 11 22:39 GMT (UK)  »
Unfortunately that information is incorrect. That was infact his wife - Mabel Brandon Foxall. His mother was Mary Jane Foxall. Sam & Mabel married on the 14th Dec. 1915. I've actually been in touch with CWGC site today with a view to having the information amended. They require a lot of paperwork to back up our information but hoping to have all paperwork in near future. Appreciate your help.

World War One / Gunner Samuel Foxall RGA
« on: Tuesday 29 November 11 18:53 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, I'm trying to locate the Army records/Pension records of my Great Uncle Samuel Foxall, 133475, 118th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery who died on The 12th September 1917. Samuel is buried in The Huts Cemetery in France. I'm not holding out very much hope because I've located his medal rolls & have found his entry on the UK soldiers who died 1914-1918 via Ancestry. I understand that only 30% of army records survived and those would appear on the Ancestry site. I've found his fathers army records (also Samuel Foxall) but unfortunately not his sons. Does anyone know if there's any other way I might be able to gain more information on Samuel? ??? many thanks in advance for any suggestions.

US Lookup Requests / Re: Death Look up: James & Mabel Gilchrist
« on: Monday 10 October 11 15:56 BST (UK)  »
Hi Sandra, many thanks for the link to RAOGK.ORG/New York. Made contact with a very helpful lady who died a search in Queen's for me but unfortunately without any success on either James or Mabel. So just hoping some information will turn up in the future.
Thanks again for your help. All the best. Fran.

US Lookup Requests / Re: Death Look up: James & Mabel Gilchrist
« on: Thursday 06 October 11 00:12 BST (UK)  »
Hi Sandra, I'm convinced that's Mabel & many thanks for information. All I need to discover is when they both died. Keeping fingers crossed for a result. All the best & thanks again for your help. Fran.

US Lookup Requests / Re: Death Look up: James & Mabel Gilchrist
« on: Monday 03 October 11 22:51 BST (UK)  »
Hi Sandra,

Many thanks for your fast response. I'd already discovered their marriage date but thank you for those 3 suggestions on Mabel's family. I'm positive she's the one aged 30 born in NY. It's the right year. I've discovered so much about James from the records apart from the date of his death. My grandfather & James half brother died back in 1953 & there's no living members of the direct family still alive who might have known some more about him. So close to ending his story but hoping might discover the last chapter.

Really appreciate your help.


US Lookup Requests / Death Look up: James & Mabel Gilchrist
« on: Monday 03 October 11 18:10 BST (UK)  »
I've reached a complete dead end with regards to my Great Uncle James Gilchrist & his wife Mabel (nee Hamilton) & would be so grateful if anyone might be able to help me discover when James & Mabel died.

James was born on thee 25th December 1884 in Cannanore, Madras, India(father serving in British Army). He emigrated to U.S.A. from England in 1903. He married Mabel in 1917. On the 1920 census they lived in the Assembly District 9, Kings N.Y. On the 1930 census they still lived in Kings. No mention of any children. I have found a WW1 draft registration (roll no.1754307) &  WW2 draft registration (serial no.1308) for James. On WW2 draft reg. his address was 115.61-222 Street, St. Albans, QUEENS, N.Y.

I have very little information on Mabel except she was born in New York in 1880 & her father was English.

I would dearly love to find the last part of the puzzle relating to James & hopefully Mabel.

Any help would be very much appreciated. 

Many thanks in advance.

« on: Tuesday 05 October 10 01:16 BST (UK)  »

China, you're a star! thank you once again for all your help. I will send a few emails tomorrow. They were Presbyterians, so it's worth a shot.

Warmest wishes.


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