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Re: Wanted dead or alive
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 28 September 19 15:22 BST (UK) »
Have you considered the Norman William Ashton referred to in this link:

http://www.blackkalendar.nl/content.php?key=36100&termRef=Norman%20William%20Ashton

Further information is contained in the BNA in FindMyPast - in newspaper articles of February, March & April 1941.

Also (and this probably may not help at all) his dob is recorded as 25 August 1895 in his 1900 & 1903 school admission records in FindMyPast.

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« Reply #19 on: Saturday 28 September 19 16:14 BST (UK) »
I will check out the marriage thank you  Ladyhawk

Yes, seen him in the Wilton road Old Manor Institution on the 1939 register. Its not him. The photo is not like him either.
Thank you   willyam
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« Reply #20 on: Saturday 28 September 19 17:48 BST (UK) »
Was your Norman William (William Norman) a Lieutenant (or Second-Lieutenant) in the Tank Corps during the First World War?

I ask this because the aforementioned inmate of the Old Manor in Salisbury was both formerly in the Tank Corps and was also "in the employ of the Civil Service Commissioners" when he married in 1921.

Not long after his marriage he was retired on an ill-health pension, due to the effects of shell-shock - which in turn probably lead to his admission to the Old Manor on 7 February 1927.

The sources of this information are 2 very detailed newspaper articles (in FindMyPast) from the Western Gazette issues of 8 & 15 November 1929.

Possibly the marriage certificate of Norman W Ashton to Ada C L Rolls in Christchurch (Hampshire) in June 1921 will show the name of his father?

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Re: Wanted dead or alive
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 28 September 19 19:24 BST (UK) »
Thank you  willyam,but

my William Norman was in the Lancashire Fusiliers in WW1. My husband does a lot on soldiers of
 
the WW1. All 6 sons of Stephen and Mary have been done in

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Re: Wanted dead or alive
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 28 September 19 21:17 BST (UK) »
Do you have a Lancs Fusiliers regimental number for William Norman that I, and my fellow Rootschatters, can follow for your William Norman - hopefully through to (god-willing) a service record?

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« Reply #23 on: Saturday 28 September 19 23:07 BST (UK) »
Got all his records form WW1. My husband is a specialist in WW1 soldiers. It does not help me after

1918. I need after 1920 until his death. I want to know where he died.
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« Reply #24 on: Saturday 28 September 19 23:16 BST (UK) »
Did any of  the family emigrate? Just wondering if he followed them. It must be really frustrating.
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« Reply #25 on: Sunday 29 September 19 06:47 BST (UK) »
Yes, they did USA, New Zealand and Canada.

The boys came back from New Zealand and Canada, but the sister stayed in the USA , she died

there on 17 Jan 1946. He didn't live with her and her husband. They had no children.

I have tried to see if he followed her which seems likely, but can't find any trace of him after he

signed the papers in Stockport on 13 May 1920.

I have traced all brothers and sisters from birth, until their deaths and burials and he never shows

 up. I would of thought that he would of kept in touch, as the family have called their sons after

him.

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Re: Wanted dead or alive
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 29 September 19 08:45 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I wondered if you had seen the death of a Norman Ashton at Windsor (Berkshire) in 1950 age 54.
 
Its a shot in the dark but is it worth considering?

Alan