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    I have found reference to a publication,...

    I have found reference to a publication, "Longland's Johannesburg and District Directory" which appears to have been produced annually(?) during the 1890s. Can anyone suggest how I might learn of its...
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    Thanks, Wimsey. Question answered.

    Thanks, Wimsey.
    Question answered.
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    Thanks both, for your interest. Interestingly...

    Thanks both, for your interest.
    Interestingly Germiston, the other location with which he is associated, came into being at much the same time when gold was discovered in 1887.
    I have the image of...
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    Mining in South Africa

    At some time before 1891 a young Cornish miner, William White, born 1864, went to South Africa. He was back in Cornwall before early 1899 when he married. After that time he was referred to as a...
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    Thanks for all your (not very encouraging)...

    Thanks for all your (not very encouraging) responses. I have tried the link suggested by squaredancer which lead me to the contact point I had previously discovered. I did give it another try but,...
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    Lives of the Great War

    I have come across an entry on the above site concerning a distant relative which only shows his number, rank, name, initials and unit. I have some information of his service, including the action...
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    Thanks, Christina. If you cannot find her, I...

    Thanks, Christina. If you cannot find her, I guess she's not to be found. Strange.
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    Thanks, Almach. I had found the record you quote...

    Thanks, Almach.
    I had found the record you quote and I wanted to use it as a learning exercise in the use of BDM. Seems she is not to be found, but how did you go about your search?
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    New Zealand BDM records

    How is it possible to search BDM records in a way that will allow for variation in the spelling of the family name?

    I am looking for the baptism of Clara Rashleigh, b c 1885, daughter of John and...
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    From GRO Index. Coates, Charles Redvers 1900 Sep...

    From GRO Index. Coates, Charles Redvers 1900 Sep Q in North Bierley. Mmn Cole
    From Free BMD. The names Thomas Coates and Ada Cole on same page March Q 1899. North Bierley.
    1901 census.Thomas...
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    Have you thought of writing an open letter to a...

    Have you thought of writing an open letter to a newspaper circulating in the Scarbotough area asking for information?
    I was faced with a similar situation trying to trace relatives in New Zealand...
  13. Are you able to give us any additional personal...

    Are you able to give us any additional personal information?
    Approximately when was he born?
    With where in North Wales do you identify him?
    Where, when and who did he marry?
    Dates and place/s of...
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    I realise that but at the moment all we have is...

    I realise that but at the moment all we have is his military record and we have to extract as much information as we can from that in the hope that it will lead to another line of research.
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    From the medal rolls on Ancestry he was awarded...

    From the medal rolls on Ancestry he was awarded the Belmont clasp in 1902, and clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, and South Africa 1902, in 1903, after the battalion had moved to...
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    Do you just have the medal or is the ribbon...

    Do you just have the medal or is the ribbon attached? There were 26 clasps awarded in recognition of involvement in various campaigns and actions.

    Added. Find My Past Index lists M Brett, private....
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    Upper Street is described as the main road...

    Upper Street is described as the main road through Islington, carrying the A1 road to the north
  18. It would seem that my William Winter was 37/38...

    It would seem that my William Winter was 37/38 when he enlisted prior to September 1915 and, if the newspaper evidence is to be believed, he was still in service in March 1918. Using those criteria,...
  19. I have now found the SWB record for William...

    I have now found the SWB record for William Winter 21601. He was aged 22years 5months when discharged in October 1917, so born circa May 1895 and therefore not my man
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    PS NOTE THAT I HAVE DELETED THE ALIASES. WRONG SET OF TWINS!
  21. Thanks, Christina. At least it's some consolation...

    Thanks, Christina. At least it's some consolation that I did not miss anything obvious.
    I did find a medal card for a William Winter, 21601 private, Welsh Regiment, but no mention of which...
  22. William Winter b1877 Treorchy - service recor

    In an article in The Rhondda Leader dated 18 Sept 1915 he is described as Private William Winter, 5th Welsh, one of four soldier sons of Mr and Mrs Joseph Winter of Dumfries St. Treorchy.
    On 23...
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    Thanks, Pam. You have confirmed what I suspected:...

    Thanks, Pam. You have confirmed what I suspected: there's no short cut!
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    Mentioned in dispatches

    Is there any way of discovering the action that resulted in a LAC being mentioned in dispatches, promulgated in the London Gazette on 1 January 1941?
  25. Just realised. You're a newcomer. Welcome!

    Just realised. You're a newcomer. Welcome!
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