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Re: Fromelles missing - Walter Pheasant
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 07 May 09 12:10 BST (UK) »
Hi SpiderMonkey

I have just sent the following message to various GR members.  Twas not easy, but within a couple of hours, one reply back already, and tis for a possible contact for Walter!

This is the "gist" of  my outgoing message: (In this instance I had searched for Walter's Dad) but I have done it on several of the other lads too.

Hello, there, I notice you have Richard listed on your tree. Are you aware if his son undertook military service during WW1. Perhaps he was the Walter that various people are researching as it may be he was in the Australian Army and served in France during WW1.

I am not related to him, I am aware though that his name is included in a list of men that are currently being researched in anticipation of making contact with descendants. Please consider checking out the Fromelles website http://www.fromelles.net/

Please let me know if I am right or wrong in thinking this may be your lad.

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Re: Fromelles missing - Walter Pheasant
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 07 May 09 12:15 BST (UK) »
Oh well done!  Hopefully this will yield some results.  Shall we consider this one to be on hold for the time being (just so that the same descendants don't get thousands of emails  ;)).  If our contacts don't work out, then we can always start looking again.

On to the next one!


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Re: Fromelles missing - Walter Pheasant
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 07 May 09 12:37 BST (UK) »
Hi SpiderMonkey,

I have sent pm to Sandra, but I think this thread for Walter Pheasant should stay wide open, as I sent to all the GR contacts I could see, in hope that someone on the direct line would reply.  So far the one who has responded is connected via marriage.

But, if you start a new thread for one of the other lads, my OH and I will try to help there too.

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Re: Fromelles missing - Walter Pheasant
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 07 May 09 12:47 BST (UK) »
Definitely should stay open - I didn't mean this thread to be locked, just that I would leave it for the time being to see if any of the contacts responded and we'd struck gold.

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Re: Fromelles missing - Walter Pheasant
« Reply #13 on: Friday 08 May 09 09:41 BST (UK) »
This is what I have in my file on PHEASANT :)
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NAME   Pheasant, Walter      
SN   2462      
RANK    Private      
UNIT   54 Bn      
HONOUR   Standard Entitlements      
BORN   Bow London England      
OCCUPATION   Chef      
RELIGION   Anglican      
         
DOE   26.05.1915 Liverpool NSW      
AGE   21      
         
STATUS   KIA      
DATE   19.07.1916      
AGE   22      
BURIED   Unknown      
MEMORIAL   VC Corner Cemetery Memorial panel 11
   AWM 159
   
DESCRIPTION   5 foot 8 with brown hair
   
NOTES   Arrived in Australia aged 17

NOK   Father: Richard F Pheasant
   Known address: Stamford Hill London N16

   Mother: Mary Pheasant

   Brother**: Richard Pheasant (twin)

   Sister**: Ethel Pheasant (twin)
   Known address 1941: 15 Trellis St Malmsbury Rd Bow E3 London

   Sister: Maud M Pheasant

   Brother: Albert G Pheasant

   Sister: Lily Pheasant

   Sister: Rose Pheasant

   Sister: Daisy Pheasant
Essex: PLAYLE, WHITEHEAD, PAWSEY, FARRAR, HYMUS
Cornwall: POND, DUNGEY, WILLIAMS
Kent: AUSTIN, ROSER, WILSON
Sussex: ROSER, WILSON

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Re: Fromelles missing - Walter Pheasant
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 09 May 09 06:09 BST (UK) »
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Re: Fromelles missing - Walter Pheasant
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 10 May 09 05:02 BST (UK) »
Hi All,

Walters possible birth registration may be July to Sept Qtr 1894 Pheasant Walter John Clun 6a 525

Thanks to a contact on a different website who replied to my email to them re Richard Pheasant .

The contact also added the following: passenger transcript details Walter J PHEASANT departure: 27 May 1913 ex Liverpool  to  Quebec, Canada at age 19 Occupation: Farm Labourer Passenger recorded on: Page 6 of 48.  I am sure we all hope this may help the search. 

JM


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Re: Fromelles missing - Walter Pheasant
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 10 May 09 05:49 BST (UK) »
Bit More

I have re-read the info sent to me, and realise that the ship to Canada was Laurentic,   -  J Mathias White Star Dominion Montreal, Canada

Hoping that helps, just need to get Walter from Canada to NSW.

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Re: Fromelles missing - Walter Pheasant
« Reply #17 on: Monday 11 May 09 03:50 BST (UK) »
Bit More,

The contact who gave me the info re Walter's voyage to Canada has confirmed that he was son of Richard Farnell Pheasant. 

That contact intends joining rootschat shortly, so perhaps there will be more information and genie clues and DNA clues too.

Still trying to get him from Canada to NSW.

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