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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 04 September 19 22:13 BST (UK) »
Re-done search on Find my past

Mary M   Hodgson   1910   New Forest R.D.   Hampshire   England   Myrtte Emery Down   
Mary M   Hodgson   1910   New Forest R.D.   Hampshire   England   Myrtte Silver Street

I didn't get the top result before  ???

I now see she was in the Veal Household - name means nothing to me.......
Looking for relatives of John Cowham Parker (1773-1841), mayor of Hull & had 2 wives, Ann Goodhand & Elizabeth/Eliza Speedings.  And information of John Goodhand Parker, William Bilbie Parker, Henry Watson Parker, Marion Parker (nee Rorauer), Wilfred Watson Parker & Frances Charlotte Mary Purssell (& her parents Alfred Purssell & Ellen Ware, and grandparents Roger & Charlotte Purssell).

Also Maternal line - Hodgson, Bacon, Stapylton, Slingsby, Percy, Mortimer.

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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 04 September 19 22:27 BST (UK) »
I now see she was in the Veal Household - name means nothing to me.......

I donít see anyone called Veal in the same household  :-\
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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 04 September 19 22:29 BST (UK) »
Looking for relatives of John Cowham Parker (1773-1841), mayor of Hull & had 2 wives, Ann Goodhand & Elizabeth/Eliza Speedings.  And information of John Goodhand Parker, William Bilbie Parker, Henry Watson Parker, Marion Parker (nee Rorauer), Wilfred Watson Parker & Frances Charlotte Mary Purssell (& her parents Alfred Purssell & Ellen Ware, and grandparents Roger & Charlotte Purssell).

Also Maternal line - Hodgson, Bacon, Stapylton, Slingsby, Percy, Mortimer.


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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 04 September 19 22:35 BST (UK) »
Re-done search on Find my past

Mary M   Hodgson   1910   New Forest R.D.   Hampshire   England   Myrtte Emery Down   
Mary M   Hodgson   1910   New Forest R.D.   Hampshire   England   Myrtte Silver Street

I didn't get the top result before  ???

I now see she was in the Veal Household - name means nothing to me.......

Look at the original image for the first result you found (in red above)
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 05 September 19 17:26 BST (UK) »
This is the link where I got Veal from

https://www.findmypast.co.uk/maps/50.874228%20-1.594354/silver%20street?lat=50.8743856&lon=-1.5943527

Click on that household and Mary isn't in it! The indexing is incorrect.

As Jool has said, it's essential that you look at the original image, which is available on FindMyPast.
This will clearly show you the name of the house in which she was living, and the rest of the household.
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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 08 September 19 17:59 BST (UK) »
don't get this one has her married, the other says she's single.
  both have her employment as volunteer deputy commandant, whatever that is.

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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 08 September 19 18:21 BST (UK) »
don't get this one has her married, the other says she's single.
 

As we've said before on this thread, you need to look at the original, not the transcription. Mistakes are made in transcriptions!
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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 08 September 19 18:21 BST (UK) »
don't get this one has her married, the other says she's single.
  both have her employment as volunteer deputy commandant, whatever that is.

The original image shows single for both entries.  FindMyPast has incorrectly transcribed the marital status on one of them, Ancestry has transcribed correctly for both entries.  This is why it is important to view the original.
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: What did my Great-Aunt do in WW2?
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 08 September 19 18:59 BST (UK) »
don't get this one has her married, the other says she's single.

I can confirm my Great Aunt was single in 1939 - she didn't actually marry until October 1987 - when she was 77.  Mary married Patrick John Eldred Clapham (Brigadier) (17/3/1907-1990).  They had had a long term relationship that I know was going on pre-1968.  Pat was married to someone else during this time.

I spoke with my Mum the other day and she is under the impression that Mary was doing something very "hush-hush" during WW2 and into the 1950's in the Middle East.
Looking for relatives of John Cowham Parker (1773-1841), mayor of Hull & had 2 wives, Ann Goodhand & Elizabeth/Eliza Speedings.  And information of John Goodhand Parker, William Bilbie Parker, Henry Watson Parker, Marion Parker (nee Rorauer), Wilfred Watson Parker & Frances Charlotte Mary Purssell (& her parents Alfred Purssell & Ellen Ware, and grandparents Roger & Charlotte Purssell).

Also Maternal line - Hodgson, Bacon, Stapylton, Slingsby, Percy, Mortimer.