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looking for a soldier in CEF
« on: Saturday 04 April 15 14:48 BST (UK) »
Can anybody suggest how to find a relative,
Joseph Osbaldiston served in The CEF, born in England 1888, arrived in Newport Vermont 28th Nov. 1921, his wife in England later remarried so I'm wondering if he divorced in Canada, and he must have died there. He signed on the CEF on 1st nov 1915 in Ottawa
any help would be appreciated;
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Re: looking for a soldier in CEF
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 04 April 15 14:59 BST (UK) »
Can anybody suggest how to find a relative,
Joseph Osbaldiston served in The CEF, born in England 1888, arrived in Newport Vermont 28th Nov. 1921, his wife in England later remarried so I'm wondering if he divorced in Canada, and he must have died there. He signed on the CEF on 1st nov 1915 in Ottawa
any help would be appreciated;
Thanks SC

See here: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/image.aspx?Image=559003a&URLjpg=http%3a%2f%2fdata2.archives.ca%2fcef%2fgpc013%2f559003a.gif&Ecopy=559003a

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Re: looking for a soldier in CEF
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 04 April 15 15:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Mcauley1
Thanks I have that, I was wondering if there is any way of finding out where he went after he left the CEF. As I don't think he came back to England for a divorce.
Thanks SC
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Re: looking for a soldier in CEF
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 04 April 15 19:11 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Hmmm...I wonder if your chap has had a bit of a name change, there is a WW2 Draft
Registration;
Joseph Oswald Diston, b. January 6, 1888, Bradford, England (matches CEF attestation)
56 Pleasant Street, Leicester, Worcester, Mass. (matches his 1921 border crossing)
If you look at signatures CEF/WW2 they do look similar.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11133-115606-11?cc=1861144

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Re: looking for a soldier in CEF
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 04 April 15 19:21 BST (UK) »
Excellent  research DB.  ;D

and here he is on the 1930 census Florence Avenue Avalon, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.

Joseph Diston  41 Born England. Father England and Mother Ireland. Married. Immigrated 1921. First papers. Shoe Proprieter.  First married at 34 years.
Bodil Diston  35 Born New Hampshire. Father and Mother Sweden. Receiver. Shoe Repairing. First married at 27 years.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCHH-JST

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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 04 April 15 19:23 BST (UK) »
White Birch Street Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts 1940

Joseph Diston  52 Retail Salesman.
Bodil Diston  85 (should read 45 years.)
Son Diston  8 Born MA. (Still living in California or Arizona)

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4JQ-RT8

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 04 April 15 19:26 BST (UK) »
Bodil Ingjerd Diston - (Bodil Ingjerd Lindquist) - 10 September 1894 New Hampshire - died 24 May 1984 Orange California.  Father Lindquist and Mother Anderson.

http://www.mocavo.com/Bodil-Diston-1894-1984-Social-Security-Death-Index/09998517996460279337

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPJH-K9M

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Re: looking for a soldier in CEF
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 04 April 15 19:40 BST (UK) »
Ancestry tree shows a marriage in Massachusetts 1928 (details yet required it says)
Wife listed as Bodil Tregierd Linquist. (No details) A son listed as private (no details) married with 2 sons and a daughter. They give details of a daughter called Dawn Rae Diston 1953-1954

There is a death of a Dawn Rae Diston  in North Carolina - parents listed is the same name as the son on the 1940 census. Birth was 11 November 1953 - death 11 November 1953  :'(  Camp Lejeune, Onslow
Burial Jacksonville NC

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPC2-NM2

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Re: looking for a soldier in CEF
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 04 April 15 20:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sandra  ;D

1930 Census - shoe repairing...another match to his attestation papers. ;D

There is a 1922 Marriage Index Worcester Massachusetts Volume #62, Page 529
Joseph Osbaldiston. Same volume # and Page # Bodil Ingjerd Lindquist.

I'm starting to think that this is him.

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