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  1. Thank you very much Peter, that's a great help. ...

    Thank you very much Peter, that's a great help.

    Paul
  2. That's right Pam. It's not the War Diary. I've...

    That's right Pam. It's not the War Diary. I've requested his military records as you suggested, but at a guess they'll just say something like 26July 1943 to Sicily. I'm asking on the forum in case...
  3. The source is from a letter home to his mum from...

    The source is from a letter home to his mum from my uncle ... the same John Edward Storr you helped with earlier. The information on 78th available online doesn't say.

    Paul
  4. 78th Infantry Divn. Sicily, July 1943.

    The 78th Infantry Division arrived in Sicily after the main landings. They apparently landed in the north-east of the island. Can anyone tell me where that was please?
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    Hello again Pam, I found him there too on the...

    Hello again Pam,

    I found him there too on the 1939 Register. The Register of Electors also shows him lodging with Mr and Mrs Stonestreet at 110 Douglas Road. It does make sense that he'd get digs...
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    Hi Pam, Yes that's uncle Jack. It's just the...

    Hi Pam,

    Yes that's uncle Jack. It's just the military stuff I was after. I'll invest 30. Thanks for your help.

    Paul
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    Signalman J E Storr 2390559

    My late uncle, John Edward Storr (2390559) was serving in Sicily in August 1943. In a letter home to his mother dated 26th he gave his address as "Royal Signals H.Q R-E. 78 Div. C.M.E.".

    Does...
  8. That seems to be entirely in character with...

    That seems to be entirely in character with George.
  9. Peter and Pam. Thank you both for solving this...

    Peter and Pam. Thank you both for solving this puzzle. Long may you waffle Pam.

    Paul
  10. Wedding in school room, Pinchbeck, 1863.

    On December 25th 1863, my great grandfather ... George Edward Storr of Spalding ... got married in the school room in Pinchbeck. This seems a bit odd. Can anyone help shed some light on this please?...
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    Lenore, Very belated thanks for your post of...

    Lenore,

    Very belated thanks for your post of 15.8.2011 re; Storr and Barnes. I've only just seen it... There's no need to tell me … I know I should have seen it!

    Best wishes,

    Paul
  12. Thread: "No PKX"

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    Thanks Peter, I could never have guessed that one!

    Thanks Peter, I could never have guessed that one!
  13. Thread: "No PKX"

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    "No PKX"

    On a birth certificate from 1942 the father's name is given and his occupation. In this case he was a Stoker 1st class RN. But there is also an additional piece of information next to this which...
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    Thank you very much indeed Ken. That makes...

    Thank you very much indeed Ken. That makes perfect sense and I am confident that it answers my questions. I may well check with Ancestry, but his actual P.O. service is (at present anyway)...
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    Thanks for that Mikejee. I think the chap you...

    Thanks for that Mikejee. I think the chap you refer to was a trainee telephonist based at Telephone House (TH) which would appear to have been adjacent to the main Post Office building in New...
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    Royal Mail sorting offices in 1939

    Can anyone tell me where the Royal Mail postal sorting offices were in Birmingham in 1939 please? Was there one at Tyseley?

    My late uncle was "in digs" at 110 Douglas Road, Birmingham, but I don't...
  17. Thanks for your thoughts Peter. Sorry for the...

    Thanks for your thoughts Peter. Sorry for the delay in acknowledgement - I've been off air for a few days.

    Paul
  18. Thanks Tom, Your information has helped me to...

    Thanks Tom,

    Your information has helped me to understand the recruiting process a little better. I'm visiting the Firepower museum at the end of the month so maybe, as you suggest, they'll be...
  19. Hello Christina, Yes, that's him. He was born...

    Hello Christina,

    Yes, that's him. He was born on June 9, 1884 and his parents were James and Jane (nee Harrold) Dorrell. He was born at 4 Janes Pace, Homerton. His father, a boot maker, died in...
  20. Did granddad join the RA at Woolwich Arsenal?

    My grandfather, James Henry Dorrell, enlisted in the RGA in either 1903 or 04. He lived in Hackney in London's east end and did not come from a military family. It is likely that he joined through...
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    Basic training 1903/04

    My grandfather enlisted with the Royal Garrison Artillery in 1903, or perhaps 1904. He lived in Hackney at that time. Can anyone tell me where he would have gone to for his basic training (square...
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    Hi Bobby - I don't mean to be pain - but have...

    Hi Bobby - I don't mean to be pain - but have you managed to visit DRO yet please?

    Paul
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    Thanks very much Bobby, that'll be great. Paul

    Thanks very much Bobby, that'll be great.

    Paul
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    Hi Bobby, Thank you very much for your...

    Hi Bobby,

    Thank you very much for your generous offer of help. I haven't found anyone yet. My research request is quite straight forward, I hope!.

    I am looking for any mention in the local...
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    Thanks Helachau, That's what I was hoping to...

    Thanks Helachau,

    That's what I was hoping to get - an indication of the allowances' financial worth. In today's decimal currency it'd be about 8p a week. Using the

    https://www....
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