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Offline km1971

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Re: Great Grandfathers occupation 1901 census
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 11 July 10 08:11 BST (UK) »
I agree with Annie B. I think it says Atlantic Trans Co. Trans may mean Transport. The enumerator has classed him as a Port worker without clarify the job. If you think he may have been a commissionaire there have been a number of threads about the Corps of Commissionaires. It seems they have an archive you can check.

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Re: Great Grandfathers occupation 1901 census
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 11 July 10 08:21 BST (UK) »
Atlantic Trans Co... has my vote

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Re: Great Grandfathers occupation 1901 census
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 11 July 10 08:47 BST (UK) »
There was a company called Altlantic Transport Company in 1901. Found a reference on the 19th century newspapers online.

If G.Grandfather was a retired Army Pensioner it's odds on he was a member of the Corps of Commissioners. These were ex-servicemen and their job was to - in want of a better word - 'police' the company he  was allocated to. Not sure if they were employed by the CoC or the company they worked with.

 I met many of them in the 1960's and there was normally one per company. They wore a uniform not unlike the current Royal Marines No 1 uniform. Dark blue with a white peaked cap. Most Banks at that time also had Commissioners who could be found at the entrance.


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Re: Great Grandfathers occupation 1901 census
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