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Re: LAY-THOMAS marriage 1918
« Reply #18 on: Friday 05 August 22 15:21 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much. Isabella and Daisy (Catherine Daisy) were Betty or Lizzie's aunts. Lizzie was orphaned aged 7. Her grandmother brought her up. That all makes perfect sense and means that I have the correct Betty/Lizzie Lay. Why did James give his name as Charles Edwin Thomas when they married? I guess we will never know the answer to that one.
LAY - HAM, BKM
SARGENT - SFK
THAIN - NFK, SFK, YKS
DEAN - YKS
WAGER- YKS
HARRIS - BKM
SIMMS - BKM
and lots more besides

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Re: LAY-THOMAS marriage 1918
« Reply #19 on: Friday 05 August 22 16:14 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #20 on: Friday 05 August 22 16:19 BST (UK) »
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Re: LAY-THOMAS marriage 1918
« Reply #21 on: Friday 05 August 22 23:18 BST (UK) »
So, if he deserted, why would he end up serving under a different name? I think that he was quite an unpleasant person so I am happy to accept that he may well have deserted. Did he go home and was sent back? So many questions. There was a Charles Edwin Thomas from Missouri who enlisted but his mother wasn't Ada.
LAY - HAM, BKM
SARGENT - SFK
THAIN - NFK, SFK, YKS
DEAN - YKS
WAGER- YKS
HARRIS - BKM
SIMMS - BKM
and lots more besides


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Re: LAY-THOMAS marriage 1918
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 06 August 22 00:14 BST (UK) »
Incredibly exciting.
Charles Thomas has a CEF file!
Born 29 May 1894, Springfield, Green County, USA
Next of kin was originally his mother Ada Thomas.

New next of kin, Wife, Mrs Lizzie Thomas, 25 Solon Rd, Acre Lane, Brixton.
Joined up in 1915.
He was a Farmer
Religion Baptist.

Canadian Expeditionsry Force
I can find one record but it doesnít seem quite the same - no mention of Lizzie.
https://www.rootschat.com/links/01rqp/
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Re: LAY-THOMAS marriage 1918
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 06 August 22 00:51 BST (UK) »
Here is the entire CEF record courtesy of Library and Archives Canada. His wife is mentioned on at least pages 25 and 43 of 56 total pages. May be slow to load.

I could be wrong but I donít see any record of desertion. Are you sure you sure you have the correct soldier there?

https://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B9601-S016

PB

Add: Lizzie on Pg 17 too.
We search for information but it is up to the thread owner to verify that it is correct.

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Re: LAY-THOMAS marriage 1918
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 06 August 22 08:00 BST (UK) »

I could be wrong but I donít see any record of desertion. Are you sure you sure you have the correct soldier there?

PB



Thank you PB. I see my link didnít work anyway but only the first page.

The desertion refers to James Kensinger - US soldier who was /maybe Charles Thomas
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Re: LAY-THOMAS marriage 1918
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 06 August 22 08:28 BST (UK) »
This might have been mentioned but not sure

Charles Thomas birth 29th May 1894 - CEF military file

James Kensinger death here - birth 29th May 1893
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP2C-22G
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Re: LAY-THOMAS marriage 1918
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 06 August 22 08:44 BST (UK) »
Here is Eddie Kinsinger 7 yrs, May 1893 with mother Ada in 1900
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3DL-3GT
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