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Looking for a name with date of Birth
« on: Monday 26 April 21 06:33 BST (UK) »
Hi

I have an anti-tank block on a beach, the writing is hard to see.

William ........n
Born 11th 12th 1921

Any idea how I can look for who this could be?


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Re: Looking for a name with date of Birth
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 April 21 09:54 BST (UK) »
It might be best to ask a Mod to move this post to the Handwriting & Deciphering board so that the image can be modified to make it clearer to read:

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/handwriting-deciphering-recognition/

Just click on the Report to Moderator button at the bottom of your post and make a reqest in the bar that comes up.

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Re: Looking for a name with date of Birth
« Reply #2 on: Monday 26 April 21 21:52 BST (UK) »
Where is this anti-tank block?  Would I be right in thinking it was on a beach?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Looking for a name with date of Birth
« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 April 21 23:15 BST (UK) »
Kind of looks like Buchanin.
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Re: Looking for a name with date of Birth
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 29 April 21 15:47 BST (UK) »
Hi

yes, block in on a Beach near Aberdeen.

Bucanin, did a few searches but nothing found. Good spot though :)

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Re: Looking for a name with date of Birth
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 29 April 21 16:00 BST (UK) »
I wonder if the surname is Buchanan?  Quite a few William Buchanan birth registrations on Scotland's People for that name.

Unfortunately Scotland's People don't give the quarters only the years.  If his birth date was 11th December 1921 it would appear in either the DQ 1921 or MQ 1922.

Added:  There is no birth for Aberdeen so he probably didn't live there, just visited it.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Looking for a name with date of Birth
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 29 April 21 16:26 BST (UK) »
No Buchanan (variations) but 11 William B*n in Aberdeenshire in 1921

PS - including Buchan
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Re: Looking for a name with date of Birth
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 29 April 21 16:28 BST (UK) »
Five different surnames in the 11

Bain
Barron
Beaton
Brown
Buchan
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Re: Looking for a name with date of Birth
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 29 April 21 16:35 BST (UK) »
Did a search on BNA

Could be a William Morrison? born 11/12/21

The person that sent me the pic is going to have another look at the block!

an 80 year old concrete block.... could be distorted in time