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  1. The father's address is given as 146 Holmesdale...

    The father's address is given as 146 Holmesdale Road, South Norwood. It's (slightly) interesting that on the 1911 census the main occupant of this address is shown as Miss Hutchings but on the other...
  2. Is that a military or civilian MBE?

    Is that a military or civilian MBE?
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    I don't think it's as clear as you suggest. ...

    I don't think it's as clear as you suggest.

    See FreeBMD. The birth was registered in 1920 as Cyril R LUCAS with mother's maiden name LUCAS.

    The name Cyril R ROBERTS has been added in manuscript...
  4. His birth appears to be... JONES, HERBERT ...

    His birth appears to be...

    JONES, HERBERT JOHN PRICE (mother's maiden name PRICE)
    GRO Reference: 1904 D Quarter in NEWPORT, MON Volume 11A Page 218

    Use that reference to obtain a...
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    Not necessarily sick. See the 1861 general...

    Not necessarily sick. See the 1861 general census. He was at the Military Invaliding Depot, St Mary's Barracks. This was a temporary holding station for troops returning from abroad while the army...
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    You need his service number OR his date of birth....

    You need his service number OR his date of birth.

    https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records
  7. Have a look in the catalogue! ...

    Have a look in the catalogue!

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C3154

    There's even a link to the online records.
  8. There won't be any records in Tipperary, if...

    There won't be any records in Tipperary, if that's what you're wondering!

    For starters, have a look at the 1851 worldwide army index or whatever it's called (available on Findmypast). This is a...
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    An excellent point. ...

    An excellent point.

    https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/libraries/reference/onlinesubscriptions/family-history/
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    You wouldn't need to take out a subscription -...

    You wouldn't need to take out a subscription - you can buy pay-as-you-go credits which are reasonable value compared with the cost of ordering a copy of the record from Westminster Archives.
  11. Pallot's actually says "p St Leonard Leic" and "p...

    Pallot's actually says "p St Leonard Leic" and "p St Martin Leic". "P" means parish. St Martin and St Leonard are parishes in Leicester.

    Marriage was by licence. You'll want to obtain a copy of...
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    The LMA Research Guide sums up your problem ...

    The LMA Research Guide sums up your problem


    Coroners’ records were regarded as the personal property of the coroner and on the death of a coroner records were liable to be destroyed. From 1921...
  13. M.S. = male servant.

    M.S. = male servant.
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    As pointed out above, you are looking at banns...

    As pointed out above, you are looking at banns and not marriages. You can easily confirm the position from the GRO index - FreeBMD list lists only the one marriage for the couple.
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    My understanding is that there were very many...

    My understanding is that there were very many "personal letters" from the king, issued in various different circumstances.

    This newspaper article describes one type of letter (to returning PoWs)
    ...
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    A copy of the will may be quite informative. ...

    A copy of the will may be quite informative.
    Order here - https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#calendar
  17. From Morris' Directory of 1863 - "The church,...

    From Morris' Directory of 1863 - "The church, dedicated to St Mary, has a tower and five bells and is now undergoing a complete restoration".

    It was not uncommon to marry on Christmas Day.
  18. Sad news indeed. Condolences to family,...

    Sad news indeed.

    Condolences to family, friends and colleagues.
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    The parish where the person was living. Banns...

    The parish where the person was living. Banns would have to be called in that parish. What's recorded may not be 100% reliable. Best to tell us what the specific issue is.
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    In the 1841 census there was a Hermitage Stairs...

    In the 1841 census there was a Hermitage Stairs (in or near Wapping High Street).
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    You can still buy credits - see the FMP help...

    You can still buy credits - see the FMP help pages. Your local library service may offer free access.
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    Died in 1918.

    Died in 1918.
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    I'm afraid I don't know what that means. Are you...

    I'm afraid I don't know what that means. Are you talking about a manuscript amendment or note? If so, explain what the note says. It is possible to interpret what the notes mean.

    The definitive...
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    Er... You don't have to. Grisel has already...

    Er... You don't have to. Grisel has already identified Blackburn Grammar School as a possibility.

    See Wikipedia and Lancs Archives
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  25. I think the parish for High Street Chatham would...

    I think the parish for High Street Chatham would have been St Mary. FamilySearch batch C012535 covered St Mary baptisms 1876-1884 (for example).

    If you've got GRO references to the birth...
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