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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 01 September 15 02:03 BST (UK) »
Frontline, Did your grandfather have any brothers in WW1 with him? Is there a photo of your grandfather you'd be happy to put up on this thread?
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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 01 September 15 10:02 BST (UK) »
It would has made a great story but I have never heard of any correspondence between our grandfathers post WW1 but I am sure your family is just as proud of there heroics as our's is. :)

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #29 on: Monday 14 September 15 08:26 BST (UK) »
Did your grandfather have any brothers in WW1 with him? Is there a photo of your grandfather you'd be happy to put up on this thread?
RULE - Cornwall,  SMITHAM, Smitheram (and variations of spelling) - Cornwall,
Elizabeth Jane HARRIS - Kapunda,South Aust/Wentworth,NSW/Mildura,Vic & HARRIS in Kalgoolie/Coolgardie region - West Aust., Thomas KNIGHT - BURRA, GILLESPIE

Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts.

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 15 September 15 10:01 BST (UK) »
Hi early bird, my grandfather had two cousins in the war. George Stringer was killed at Gallipoli and his brother Charles was repatriated home after being wounded in France. I would be more than happy to post a photo of grandpa, give me a few days to find something suitable.  Regards Frontline.

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #31 on: Friday 25 September 15 00:58 BST (UK) »
With the discovery of Catalina A24-25 near Cairns this week, my interest has been re-newed in the disappearance of A24-49 in April 1944, in which my father-in-law's brother was a crew member.
Catalina A24-49 Crew:
Pilot P/O Warwick Neville Rose, 400939 - 2nd Pilot F/O Allan Roger Meakin, 418142 - Navigator F/Sgt Lenard William Stringer, 419679 - W/AG F/Sgt Alexander John Hine, 415327 - W/AG F/Sgt James William Willesden, 427052 - W/AG F/Sgt Joseph Bass Miller, 406811 - Flight Engineer Sgt Alfred Harvey Brooks Wadham, 28840 - Flight Engineer Sgt Herbert John Alexander Coates, 35037 - Air Gunner Sgt Philip Charles Carter, 34396 - Air Gunner Sgt George Wise Whitley, 41312.
 

A Mystery Unsolved...The Loss of Catalina A24-49
Towards the end of WWII, in 1944, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Catalina "Maggie" A24-49, took off from northern Australia on a routine mission over enemy territory in the Dutch East Indies. The aircraft, with ten crew on board, vanished without a trace. For family members of those crewmen, this remains an enduring mystery. This book has been largely written and researched by historian Bob Alford, at the instigation of the nephew of the missing Catalina pilot, Tony Morgan. The book includes a thorough background on RAAF Catalina operations during WWII. Order your copy of this excellent book please contact Tony Morgan.
by Robert Alford, Tony Morgan, Avonmore Books  2015, Softcover, 110 pages, photos, illustrations, maps, ISBN: 0987151983
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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #32 on: Sunday 27 September 15 08:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Earlybird,

Hopefully these will get through to you
and they can help your research.

Thanks, Frontline

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #33 on: Monday 28 September 15 12:38 BST (UK) »
What wonderful photos Frontline! Your grandfather was a fine looking man.

For some reason the last 2 posts did not come through to my email so it's by sheer luck that I'm checking RC while waiting for something else to load.

Alan Penno's post is interesting. Strange how things pan out....
RULE - Cornwall,  SMITHAM, Smitheram (and variations of spelling) - Cornwall,
Elizabeth Jane HARRIS - Kapunda,South Aust/Wentworth,NSW/Mildura,Vic & HARRIS in Kalgoolie/Coolgardie region - West Aust., Thomas KNIGHT - BURRA, GILLESPIE

Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts.

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 14 January 17 03:25 GMT (UK) »
My grand father was Albert stringer Richard step brother and George stringer's brother Albert and George's mother was flora beare.  Just wondering if anyone has any information re their father father Robert stringer who was born in arklow ireland

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Re: Richard William STRINGER - what became of him after WW1?
« Reply #35 on: Saturday 14 January 17 05:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi Stringerk,
You have written

  any information re their father father Robert stringer who was born in arklow ireland

Do you mean father's father (in other words grandfather)
OR
did you accidentally write the word father twice?

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