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Offline BW252

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Re: Which of your ancestors have disappeared?
« Reply #261 on: Monday 06 March 17 13:04 GMT (UK) »
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I have one that just disappears.    Caroline Mary Beagley born March Q 1895.     1901 census at home Phoenix Green, Hartley Whitney name shown as "Cassie", 1911 census name shown as C M.   Then nothing no marriage, no death, no 1939 register, no immigration aaaaaahhhhhhhhh.    I have traced all her siblings but not her.     She is my Grandmothers sister.

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« Reply #262 on: Monday 06 March 17 20:57 GMT (UK) »
I too live in hopes that a record of the demise of my father's brother-in-law will be published sooner rather than later.

His name was Charles Armit Masson who had served during the Great War, then married my aunt in Lanarkshire. The family story is that during WWII as he had naval and medical experience he decided to "do his bit" and signed on - apparently as a Cook (?). I might have got it wrong but I believe he signed on in the Merchant Navy not the Royal Navy. He perished on a North Atlantic Convoy run.

Here's a 1921 potted history of him:-  https://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/roll-of-honour/3934/

There is a newspaper article for Dr Charles Armit Masson age 44 in the Dundee Courier on the 11 June 1929, the article is on FindMyPast, he was sadly found dead in a London Hotel.  I kind of hope this is not your man, but it certainly seems to fit, the article even includes that he saw active service in Salonica, which was mentioned in the 1921 potted history.

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Re: Which of your ancestors have disappeared?
« Reply #263 on: Tuesday 07 March 17 00:27 GMT (UK) »
I too live in hopes that a record of the demise of my father's brother-in-law will be published sooner rather than later.

His name was Charles Armit Masson who had served during the Great War, then married my aunt in Lanarkshire. The family story is that during WWII as he had naval and medical experience he decided to "do his bit" and signed on - apparently as a Cook (?). I might have got it wrong but I believe he signed on in the Merchant Navy not the Royal Navy. He perished on a North Atlantic Convoy run.

Here's a 1921 potted history of him:-  https://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/roll-of-honour/3934/

There is a newspaper article for Dr Charles Armit Masson age 44 in the Dundee Courier on the 11 June 1929, the article is on FindMyPast, he was sadly found dead in a London Hotel.  I kind of hope this is not your man, but it certainly seems to fit, the article even includes that he saw active service in Salonica, which was mentioned in the 1921 potted history.

Regards, Kath

I really appreciate your interest Kath.  Thank you so much for this information; born 1885 with that history, he's definitely mine.  Thank goodness you solved the puzzle.  I'd been given the name of the ship he sailed on by an older cousin but was puzzled that although it had been hit by enemy fire during WWII it hadn't sunk and it was never part of the Atlantic convoys but had historically always been used on the Mediterranean run. 

What I think has happened is that two stories have been merged into one and possibly the death that (might have) occurred in the Atlantic convoy was a relation of my Leith born grandmother whose family were mostly sailors.

Once again - thank you, I'm much obliged.
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