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Online ShaunJ

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Re: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
« Reply #9 on: Monday 10 December 18 17:11 GMT (UK) »
And he was a blacksmith on the 1909 marriage register, which shows his father John as a blacksmith too, not a butcher.

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1909/10008/5639910.pdf
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 11 December 18 11:07 GMT (UK) »
Yes I saw that in the census - he is shown as a soldier on the immigration passenger list:
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Gallery151/dist/JGalleryViewer.aspx?B=12256322&S=26&N=32&R=0#/SearchNRetrieve/NAAMedia/ShowImage.aspx?B=12256322&T=P&S=26

Thank you for the link with the marriage - I had that, no idea how I came to write butcher in my notes!!!

I've just noticed I also have his youngest son's birth certificate - Oct 1914, Castlederg - and father's occupation is shown as gamekeeper, Private, 2nd Batt, Inniskilling Fusiliers. They are written one above the other. I'm assuming gamekeeper might be his non-military job?? Bit of a change from smithy?

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