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Re: Hi can someone help me?
« Reply #9 on: Monday 22 September 14 12:46 BST (UK) »
Hi Pam

You've added the information that James WILSON snr was born 1897?   Where does that date come from?

Have you ever heard any talk of why he may have enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers? Was he Irish, or English?

Sorry,  lots of questions!

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« Reply #10 on: Monday 22 September 14 13:09 BST (UK) »
Hi Ambly :) , I know he was born in that year as I have seen his death certificate which thankfully had his age on it. So its definitely about 1897. We are from Ireland/Belfast, I don't understand how its the nortumberland fusiliers myself, but my dad is adamant that there was so kind of recruitment for them at the city hall which his granddad enlisted in. I don't know if this was accurate, sorry im being so vague. My granddad was a completely different generation so my dad never really asked him much about his dad (james senior) when he was alive. So I'm really starting from scratch :). I know in later years James senior lived in McFarland court and Eureka St but his wifes name is something I still cant find. My family say that she died in childbirth when her son my granddad was away in the RAf in ww2.

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« Reply #11 on: Monday 22 September 14 15:36 BST (UK) »
I just have no idea what james seniors wife was called :s

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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 23 September 14 05:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Pam,

What was James' Snr's date of death?
And his address at the time (on the death cert)?

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« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 23 September 14 15:44 BST (UK) »
It says the 8th of August 1959 late of 6 mcfarlands court. Strangely the cemetery have his last place of residence as 37 Eureka street :)

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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 23 September 14 20:12 BST (UK) »

I think you may have no alternative but to visit GRONI in Belfast to get his birth.


pammy86, I still think this is still the only solid(ish) route to go back, happy to be proved wrong...