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Offline Zelley

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« Reply #9 on: Thursday 13 October 05 15:40 BST (UK) »
For my Grandmother Beryl Bailey who was born on the 11/11/1924
And for my Brother Peter McMahon who died last year on the 11/11/2004 while on holidays and was only 33

And to remember one with the ROCHE name:
Glider Pilot V C ROCHE (1945)
Zelley,  Lovell, Godbold, Woods, Phillips, Lewis, Emery,
Magee, Baker, White. Flisher, Kyne, Tilston, Valence/Vallens,
Mabb/Mabbe, Bellamy, Selley, Martha Smith, Arno (of Dartmouth, Devon}.
Dorset, London, Warwick, East Anglia, Kent,  Devon
North Wales          

The ancestors lived here and there, in many scattered
places, with various occupations

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Re: Remembrance Day - November 11
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 13 October 05 15:43 BST (UK) »
In memory of Private George Wilshaw, 18th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers.  He died 1st of June 1918 aged 36 and is buried in Martinsart Cemetry.  He left behind four children who were all sent to orphanges and had a very unhappy childhood.  
Wheeldon  Derbyshire & Manchester
Willshaw Staffordshire & Manchester
Wilshaw Staffordshire & Manchester
Pugh Manchester, Haston, Hadwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Patrick Coventry, Warwick, Foleshill
Kelly Dronmore County Down & Manchester
Stewart  Hilsborough County Down & Manchester
Moffatt/Moffitt County May &, Lancashire

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Re: Remembrance Day - November 11
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 13 October 05 15:59 BST (UK) »
Flying Officer Larkins was employed as a pilot serving with No. 115 Squadron RAF, which was based at RAF East Wretham, Norfolk.  He was detailed to take part in an attack on Mannheim on 6 December 1942 in Wellington Bomber Mark III Serial No. BJ898 KO-C, one of 272 aircraft taking part in the raid.  The aircraft took off at 1733 hrs from its base but sadly crashed in a vineyard 3 kilometres west of Alsheim at about 2100 hrs on 6 December, 1942, with the loss of the entire crew.  The crew were all originally buried in the cemetery at Alsheim before being reverently re-interred at the Rheinberg Cemetery.  The reason for removing the bodies from Alsheim was in accordance with the policy agreed upon by His Majesty and the Commonwealth Governments that fallen airmen in Germany should rest together in British Military Cemeteries.  In this way the (then) Imperial War Graves Commission would always maintain the graves in perpetuity.

The names of the crew were:

122145 Flying Officer Harry William Larkins – Pilot
120353 Flying Officer Jack Sydney Abel – Navigator
1262068 Sergeant Richard Edwards Hayman – Air Bomber
R59841 Flight Sergeant Ernest Frank Stammers RCAF – Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
R77986 Sergeant David Garth Williams RCAF – Air Gunner

Harry William Larkins was my mum’s youngest brother who was only 21 years old.

In memory of them all.
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from The National Archives <br />Lunt (Wavertree/West Derby), Forshaw (West Derby), Richardson (Knowsley), Kent (Cheshire), <br />Cain (Hertfordshire, London), Larkins (Bedfordshire, London), Nunn (London), Lenton, Hillyard (Bedfordshire), <br />Parle, Lambert, Furlong, Wafer (Wexford)<br />Special separate interest in Longford (Blackrock, Dublin)

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Re: Remembrance Day - November 11
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 13 October 05 16:23 BST (UK) »
In Memory of

Private Ernest CHERRIMAN, 64142, 2nd Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
who died age 38 on 06 October 1917 at Ypres after a gas attack.  ( My Great Grandfather )

and also

Pilot Officer Charles Joseph SEYMOUR, 160592, 158 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died age 22 on 20 February 1944 when his Halifax B.III aircraft failed to return from operations.  ( My Uncle ) 

Remembered with honour
Bucks: PARKER 
Kent/London: SEYMOUR
Norfolk/Suffolk: RICHARDS

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Re: Remembrance Day - November 11
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 13 October 05 17:13 BST (UK) »
In memory of:-

27766 Private William (Bill) Caddy 19 yrs., 9th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers 34 coy.
Machine gun Corps, who died 19th September 1916, Somme,France.

Harper...Great Barford,Beds. 
Elliot, Baslow,Derbyshire
Duke, Birmingham.....Sheffield
Palmer, Nottingham....Holbeach

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Re: Remembrance Day - November 11
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 13 October 05 17:45 BST (UK) »
In memory of my great uncle,

Sapper D/1053(S) John Harvey PITTOCK died 23rd Jan 1917, aged 33yrs.
Royal Marine Engineers, Royal Naval Division.
Buried Varennes Military Cemetery.

My uncle,

Ordinary Seaman P/JX 179154  Albert Thomas WHITMAN, died 4th July 1940, aged 20yrs, on board HMS Foylebank in Portland Harbour when it was attacked by German Dive bombers.
Remembered on the Portsmouth Royal Naval War Memorial.


KENT-CANTERBURY & DEAL areas.  Brient-Hitchcock-Reynolds-Pittock;O'Neill-Ireland-Whitman-Harvey-Martin-Norris
HANTS-BASINGSTOKE, PRESTON CANDOVER & surrounding areas, Mills-Whitman-Marshall-Whitear-Hall-Patience-Burke-Bulpit-Wise-Marlow-Page - Pragnell.
SOMERSET-FROME area, Marshall. Dredge.

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Re: Remembrance Day - November 11
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 13 October 05 18:37 BST (UK) »
In memory of my ggrand-uncles:

Private John Walters who died      21/08/1915 aged 21
1st Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

Private John J Blight who died 22/11/1916 aged 24
13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers

Private Lawrence Pearson who died 20/05/1918 aged 32
"B" Coy. 9th Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

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Re: Remembrance Day - November 11
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 13 October 05 18:45 BST (UK) »
In Memory of
Private John Edward KERFOOT

2918, 5th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
who died age 28
on 18 November 1915
Son of John Edward Kerfoot, of Holywell, Flintshire; husband of Emily Kerfoot, of 4, Daisy Royd, Newsome, Huddersfield.
Remembered with honour

My other grandads brother, mums uncle

UK Census Transcriptions are Crown Copyright, from                Bigg-Sheppey/West Ham<br />Dodd - Cheshire <br />Ingram - Dorset, London, Morlaix, Australia, California<br />Kerfoot - Warrington, Pemberton, St Asaph<br />McKinneley - N Ireland, Liverpool <br />Marshall - Midlothian, Cheshire<br />Morrish-Chelsea<br />Shiel - Melrose<br />Woodhall- Liverpool, Shropshire/Staffordshire<br />Dagliesh- Melrose<br />Stevenson - Melrose<br />Smith & Jones! Scotland & Wales

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Re: Remembrance Day - November 11
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 13 October 05 20:04 BST (UK) »
In memory of my Great Uncles -

Private Ewen MCRAE who died 21 April 1917 in Mesopotamia age 25

and his brother

Private William Turner MCRAE, 202367, 4th Bn Gordon Highlanders who died 9/11 April 1917 in France age 19
Remembered with honour - Tilloy British Cemetery

Mitchell, Turner, Henderson, Archibald, Smith, Walker, Burgess, Alexander, Margetts, Joss - Aberdeenshire
Proctor, Morrison, Henderson, Burgess, McWilliam, Green, Grant, Young, Dey, Allan - Banffshire
Proctor, Logie, Grant - Moray
McRae - Ross & Cromarty and Invernesshire
Clunie, Philp - Fife

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