View Full Version : R HOSKINS, Cutter GAUNT & SON Peterboro' 1913

08-09-2013, 11:28 AM
Filed with Richard Cope's WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

A handwritten letter on headed notepaper (W GAUNT & SON, Bridge Street, Peterborough) from R HOSKINS, Cutter. Dated August 1913.

May be of use as a handwriting/signature sample.

Anc****y, COP, page 5027

37 Norfolk
15-11-2013, 8:49 AM
Can I look at the letter?
The headed paper is from my grandfathers butchers shop!
Sally Wilding nee Gaunt

15-11-2013, 9:37 AM
This letter is in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). There are probably other ways to access it, but I only know how to get there via Ancestry:

Search/Military/scroll down to "featured data collections" - British Army WW1 Service Records, 1914-1920/"browse this collection" - first letter C/first 2 letters CO/first 3 letters COP.
This takes you to image 1 of 26197. Change the image number to 5027.

HOWEVER - W Gaunt & Son is definitely NOT a butcher's. "Ladies and Gents Tailors, Outfitters, Hosiers, &c ..". The shop was at 56 Bridge Street, Peterborough.


tanveer shah
23-11-2013, 10:05 AM
Very nice indeed! I am really enjoying your work. Thanks for posting!
Thanks, yes, please do some more...