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  1. Thanks, Bev. As always, please dear readers...

    Thanks, Bev.

    As always, please dear readers consider Ben’s appeal for help.
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    Bear in mind that I have escaped from the...

    Bear in mind that I have escaped from the Scottish sector... Two questions:
    What was their social level?
    Does the English probate list things as well as money? What would be the position on...
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    Have you looked for obituaries? Not just in the...

    Have you looked for obituaries? Not just in the area where he died, but at his last place as parish Minister.
  4. I did look at their badges... The answer will...

    I did look at their badges...

    The answer will come with his service records.
  5. Welcome in, Mikehill66. Don't forget that if...

    Welcome in, Mikehill66.
    Don't forget that if your Dad wants to know about his Father's pre-service life, we can help you with that. Just choose a suitable forum and ask!
  6. If you look at Google Images, the eagle of the...

    If you look at Google Images, the eagle of the Army Air Corps is shown facing in either direction on cap badges, and the one facing left is very like that shoulder patch. It seems to be associated...
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    I think I’d agreed with all of that!

    I think I’d agreed with all of that!
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    If he was working for the East India Company,...

    If he was working for the East India Company, would he necessarily be listed as merchant navy?
  9. The link worked for me after editing (sorry, but...

    The link worked for me after editing (sorry, but we have to do it, especially with commercial sites), but this is better!

    His shoulder patch should also provide a clue. You may be right about him...
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    There is a database of the London Guilds (aka...

    There is a database of the London Guilds (aka Livery Companies) HERE. It seems to be a work in progress and not all Guilds are there, but it might be worth a look as it allows a whole-database...
  11. Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum, badwolf. ...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum, badwolf.
    As Emeltee says, you need to get a oopy of his records from the MOD. There's a post about how to do it HERE.

    Don't forget that while you wait...
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    If you go to the relevant county section of...

    If you go to the relevant county section of GENUKI.org.uk, you should be able to find any FHSs in the area. You sometimes find both town/village and county societies.
    If there’s still a local...
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    Do you know which Guild bookbinders fell under? I...

    Do you know which Guild bookbinders fell under? I have been pretty lucky while chasing instrument maker apprentices because the Guilds kept careful records, and looked after them. Ancestry have some...
  14. Megan is correct - the spellings of names change...

    Megan is correct - the spellings of names change and change again. People very often spoke their names to a clerk and the clerk wrote what he heard. If the two sides were used to different accents...
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    Thanks Megan! That will be useful.

    Thanks Megan! That will be useful.
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    Have you looked for an association for them? As...

    Have you looked for an association for them? As numbers fall, many of the regimental associations have combined forces, so it might be worth checking for an Infantry association as well.
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. That...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum.
    That looks like an interesting project - what is happening to the data you're collecting?
  18. For such recent service (compared to what we...

    For such recent service (compared to what we normally handle), it might be worth checking Forces Reunited HERE. They cover serving and retired service-folk, as well as their families.

    We can't,...
  19. Have you tried to see who lived at that...

    Have you tried to see who lived at that Manchester address?
  20. My point was that you need to look at the...

    My point was that you need to look at the parantage of Andrew and John - and maybe grand-parantage...
  21. Don't forget that in the 19th century there was...

    Don't forget that in the 19th century there was pressure to call children after parents and grandparents, and this can cause problems. For example, If Kermit McMuppet had 3 or more sons who married...
  22. Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. we seem...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. we seem to have members experienced in most areas, so have a look around, choose an appropriate forum and tell us about your search. Include information that...
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    It's not certain because of the angle, but it...

    It's not certain because of the angle, but it looks like the standard RA cap badge, agreeing with his shoulder flash. There's not much variation shown on Google Images.
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    There was nothing for my Acorn Atom (luxury...

    There was nothing for my Acorn Atom (luxury version with 12K on board), but when I graduated to the BBC B, Brother’s Keeper worked reasonably well. My first on-line genealogy experience, down a...
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    If he was working for an upperclass Family, his...

    If he was working for an upperclass Family, his address at each census should provide a clue. Staff tended to live in, or at least in the estate. Even of the owner was not present on census night, if...
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