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    you're welcome. I should have mentioned that...

    you're welcome. I should have mentioned that neither the burial record nor the FIBIS record give him a middle name - so I hope we are talking about the correct person.
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    FMP (Findmypast) has the image of the burial...

    FMP (Findmypast) has the image of the burial record saying he died in a cholera epidemic, which would explain why he was buried the day he died. It says he was a private in the 88th Regiment of...
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    this article mentions "Pollsmoor Rest Camp" ...

    this article mentions "Pollsmoor Rest Camp"

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/01/a7593401.shtml

    as to other RAF stations my father was at Pietermaritzburg for a while
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    AFTC could either be Air Force Test Centre or Air...

    AFTC could either be Air Force Test Centre or Air Force Technical College

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_Technical_College,_Bangalore
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    a man in my family tree was wounded on 24 August...

    a man in my family tree was wounded on 24 August 1917 and appears in the weekly wounded list of 9 October. I can imagine perhaps a backlog building up, collecting data ?
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    thanks, an interesting example. thanks...

    thanks, an interesting example.

    thanks everyone. I think I started under the silly misapprehension that deaths would always be registered by family relatives which clearly they're not.
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    very interesting. thank you for that.

    very interesting. thank you for that.
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    point taken. Oddly, in the case of my...

    point taken. Oddly, in the case of my great-grandfather, he was the last of his mother's children. She'd already had eight legitimately with her husband.
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    many thanks for that. One of my...

    many thanks for that.

    One of my great-grandfathers (born out of wedlock) had his birth registered on the Isle of Wight, although to the best of my knowledge his mother never lived on the Isle of...
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    many thanks for that. I was just thinking...

    many thanks for that.

    I was just thinking about deaths, potentially a long way from home, it would then involve a family member making a special journey out to a place they possibly didn't know,...
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    birth and death registrations

    I guess this is probably a dumb question.

    Does a birth or death always have to be registered with the registrar closest to where the birth or death took place? I'm sure we all have examples of...
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    FMP UK census records

    10am Friday to 10am Monday free access to all British census records 1841-1911, but not 1939 register

    Findmypast
  13. the man discharged on 7 February 1919 seems to...

    the man discharged on 7 February 1919 seems to have the number 360187. Was that an additional number to 351287 ?
  14. Thread: I am a sceptic

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    I can't see the attraction of being related to...

    I can't see the attraction of being related to royalty. So many monarchs seem to have been despotic warmongers.
  15. Thread: I am a sceptic

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    on another episode of WDYTYA the BBC's Frank...

    on another episode of WDYTYA the BBC's Frank Gardner was shown to be descended from William too, but they only researched as far as the 16th century to make the connection
  16. Thread: Ancestry Hints

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    difficult to put this into words, but if you...

    difficult to put this into words, but if you click on the hint, which then makes the panel of information appear from the right hand side, if you then click on a left-pointing arrow on the panel it...
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    I would say they are one and the same. Tricker...

    I would say they are one and the same. Tricker is a mistranscription. So he was probably counted as being in barracks but was actually at home - or vice versa. Not the first person I've come...
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    I was about to ask if this is the John Tucker,...

    I was about to ask if this is the John Tucker, regimental number 3556, with 4th Brigade Royal Artillery, who seems to have been in Canada in the 1860's.

    However I think that John Tucker may the...
  19. Thread: Mathias family

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    arrival Durban 20 May 1901 on ship Braemar Castle...

    arrival Durban 20 May 1901 on ship Braemar Castle

    Mary Mathias aged 28
    Daniel Mathias aged 8
    Martha Mathias aged 5

    https://www.eggsa.org/cgi-bin/dosearchArrivals.pl
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    Gordon Stanley Mathias was born Elandslaagte,...

    Gordon Stanley Mathias was born Elandslaagte, South Africa, parents Henry James & Mary, 13 April 1909
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    I wonder if that word after America might...

    I wonder if that word after America might actually be Welshman
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    "He is believed to have died in South Africa in...

    "He is believed to have died in South Africa in about 1933" - is that Harry or Eddie ?

    a Henry James Mathias died at Vereeniging 26 January 1934 (born 1871) - occupation miner (spelt myner)
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  23. the person recorded as present at the death of...

    the person recorded as present at the death of widower Edward Pepper, Clone, 4 December 1872 is John SHEA

    a John Shea married Anne Pepper in 1842

    an Edward Pepper married Rachael SHEA in 1812...
  24. sorry, the 1870 one is not Enniscorthy, but Athy...

    sorry, the 1870 one is not Enniscorthy, but Athy (Kildare?)
  25. irishgenealogy.ie has several Enniscorthy Edward...

    irishgenealogy.ie has several Enniscorthy Edward Pepper deaths

    1867 aged 81
    1871 aged 3
    1870 aged 80
    1872 aged 84
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