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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...
  2. 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
  7. 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,...
  8. 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
  9. PS NOTE THAT I HAVE DELETED THE ALIASES. WRONG...

    PS NOTE THAT I HAVE DELETED THE ALIASES. WRONG SET OF TWINS!
  10. 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...
  11. 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?
  14. Just realised. You're a newcomer. Welcome!

    Just realised. You're a newcomer. Welcome!
  15. Possibly relevant. Marriage.14 May 1793. William...

    Possibly relevant.
    Marriage.14 May 1793. William Lyon/Mary Naylor. St Mary and St Peter. Waddingham. Joseph Nailer a witness. ( Free Reg)

    Baptism. Mary Nayler. 11 May 1771
    Joseph Nayler. 16 July...
  16. Mary Norris buried Coates by Stow, St Edith. 11...

    Mary Norris buried Coates by Stow, St Edith. 11 May 1828. Age 30

    William Norris/Jane Clayton 18 August 1828. Coates by Stow, St Edith

    Source- Free Reg.
  17. Free Reg has the following marriage:21 May 1821....

    Free Reg has the following marriage:21 May 1821. William Norris/Mary Lyon. St Peter Aisthorpe. Bride and groom from Thorpe Le Fallows. William Lion a witness.

    From map Aisthorpe, Thorpe le Fallows...
  18. Free Reg has the following marriage:- 21 May...

    Free Reg has the following marriage:-
    21 May 1821. William Norris/Mary Lyon. St Peter, Aisthorpe. Bride and groom of Thorpe Le Fallows. Witnesses include William Lion.
    Looking at the map,...
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    Thanks, Pam. I think you have cracked it. The...

    Thanks, Pam. I think you have cracked it. The year of birth of Mrs A Winter in 1881 is 1855, which is consistent with 1901 and 1911.
    Working from that I have found Albert, 43, and Annie, 36 in 1891,...
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    In 1901 and 1911 there was an Albert Winter, born...

    In 1901 and 1911 there was an Albert Winter, born 1848, Wellington, living with Annie Winter, b c 1855,in Islington.Firstly as a Tea Grocer, then a Wardrobe Dealer. Although the couple are described...
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    Albert WINTER - 1847. Wellington

    The birth of Albert Winter was registered in Wellington December quarter 1847. Parents William and Ruth.
    His father William died in 1855 and in 1861 Albert, aged 13, butcher's boy, was living with...
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    From Family Search. According to a notice of the...

    From Family Search.
    According to a notice of the marriage published in the Laicester Mercury, the bride's name was Mary Jane Sewell. Date 24 February 1838.
    I presume you are working from the...
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    DELETED - duplication

    DELETED - duplication
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    Thanks. That makes perfect sense. It is on the...

    Thanks. That makes perfect sense.
    It is on the record of a seaman who agreed to join the Royal Australian Navy for 5 years on 26 Oct 1912. His record reads - Victory 26 Oct-31Dec 1912, HMA London...
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    Royal Navy.H M A Depot, London

    What do the initials stand for and what function would this unit be serving in 1913?
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