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'a' to left of name on 1919 Electoral register
« on: Tuesday 12 March 19 14:36 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone tell me what the a to the left of William's name means? This is the 1919 electoral register.

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Re: 'a' to left of name on 1919 Electoral register
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 14:56 GMT (UK) »
Absent voter

If you scroll back a few pages it lists the abbreviations

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Re: 'a' to left of name on 1919 Electoral register
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 15:07 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, I keep forgetting that documents are scrollable!
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Re: 'a' to left of name on 1919 Electoral register
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 15:32 GMT (UK) »
If you are lucky, Camberwell may hold a copy of the Absent Voter list, which will show the absentee's unit rank and serial number (well, the Chelsea one I saw did anyway).
Ancestry has some, but does not look to have Camberwell.


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Re: 'a' to left of name on 1919 Electoral register
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 15:37 GMT (UK) »
Brilliant I will look into this, would it be Camberwell Parish Records?
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Re: 'a' to left of name on 1919 Electoral register
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 16:11 GMT (UK) »
No AVL at LMA

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Re: 'a' to left of name on 1919 Electoral register
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 16:14 GMT (UK) »
Sorry what does LMA stand for?

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Re: 'a' to left of name on 1919 Electoral register
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 16:17 GMT (UK) »
London Metropolitan Archives  :) 
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Re: 'a' to left of name on 1919 Electoral register
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 16:33 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, do you search AVLs using the address they were registered as absent from?
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