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  1. The mayor of Deptford from 1914 to 1920 was...

    The mayor of Deptford from 1914 to 1920 was Lieutenant-Colonel William Abraham Wayland (Con).
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    I said I'd dig out something on civilian...

    I said I'd dig out something on civilian employees of the Woolwich Arsenal (I also have an interest).

    Unfortunately the bookmark I have doesn't work any more. I've written to the National Archives...
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    Tried the National Archives? It took me less than...

    Tried the National Archives? It took me less than a minute to find the answer -

    National Archives home page...Help with your research...Second World War...Army...British Army soldiers in service...
  4. You need to order both birth certificates to find...

    You need to order both birth certificates to find out exactly what information was recorded. At the moment, for example, you don't seem to know who registered the births. Might one of the...
  5. Have you tried the war diaries?

    Have you tried the war diaries?
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    How about Aggy (Agnes or Agatha)? We'd...

    How about Aggy (Agnes or Agatha)?



    We'd have to see it but Hale could be Kate.
  7. There were loopholes in the procedures before...

    There were loopholes in the procedures before 1874 (I think it was).

    It's quite possible that the death was simply not registered.
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    If she had used FamilySearch, she could have got...

    If she had used FamilySearch, she could have got a lot further back than William the Conquerer. My favourite FamilySearch ancestor is the Norse god, Odin. And of course his wife, Mrs Odin! :smile:...
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    Shouldn't her surname be Carroll?

    Shouldn't her surname be Carroll?
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    Have you tried the National Archives? ...

    Have you tried the National Archives?
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    From the Dictionary of Occupational Terms 1931 ...

    From the Dictionary of Occupational Terms 1931

    capstan man, capstan driver ; capstan porter, jigger porter (slang)
    moves trucks in goods depot by depressing foot lever actuating automatic...
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    Don't lose track of the fact that Leslie/Lesley...

    Don't lose track of the fact that Leslie/Lesley is also an English surname. It's a relationship name from the Middle English female personal name Lecelin and nothing to do with Hungarian.*

    Perhaps...
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    I believe it was the Lee-Metford Mark II.

    I believe it was the Lee-Metford Mark II.
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    Or he may have been baptized in other than the...

    Or he may have been baptized in other than the established church.
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    Record from 1925 are unlikely to be open for...

    Record from 1925 are unlikely to be open for browsing so visiting in person may not benefit you (although advance tickets are a lot cheaper than you're assuming).

    So we're probably talking about a...
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    I understand it to mean married. Also conjux =...

    I understand it to mean married. Also conjux = wife and conjus = husband.
  17. Don't read too much into that. Others have...

    Don't read too much into that. Others have discredited it.
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    I too think you should look at that birth again....

    I too think you should look at that birth again. I think the same Albert Knight could be in Middlesex County Industrial School in the 1881 census.

    Have you tried eliminating this suspect from...
  19. I believe the birth index on FamilySearch comes...

    I believe the birth index on FamilySearch comes from Findmypast.
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    You'll find it useful to bookmark...

    You'll find it useful to bookmark
    https://www.genuki.org.uk/

    Try drilling down to Shropshire and Clun and then look at the gazetteers where you'll see "WHITCOTT-EVAN and WHITCOTT-KEYSETT,...
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    For war crime investigations, read the relevant...

    For war crime investigations, read the relevant National Archives research guide -

    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/war-crimes-1939-1945/

    Searching...
  22. Really need his service number which Janet hasn't...

    Really need his service number which Janet hasn't provided.
  23. This is the National Archives guide to gallantry...

    This is the National Archives guide to gallantry awards -

    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-military-gallantry-medals/

    They should have been...
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    Family Search claim it's John Larson (although...

    Family Search claim it's John Larson (although I'd guess at Lawson).
  25. You probably provided too much information to...

    You probably provided too much information to GRO.

    I would have made a standard request showing Luke Tomlinson, Dec 1878, RD=Louth, vol=7, page=illegible.
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