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    Boer War forum ...

    Boer War forum

    https://www.angloboerwar.com/?option=com_content&view=article&id=567

    this page seems to have a list of clasps

    https://www.omsa.org/the-clasps-on-the-queens-south-africa-medal/...
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    sorry, just to be clear, the daughter born 1943...

    sorry, just to be clear, the daughter born 1943 has a baptism record on findmypast (FMP) for St Paul, Parel, Bombay (same as the brother born 1941). The eldest brother has a baptism record for St...
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    I think the terms & conditions of this forum...

    I think the terms & conditions of this forum state that we do not name living people. The female who you have now mentioned twice, born in 1943, may well (unless you can assure us otherwise) be...
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    strangely when I asked FMP to find a marriage...

    strangely when I asked FMP to find a marriage between Frederick Dagger and Gladys de Souza it gave me something dated 1996 - which may either be a mistake or just completely irrelevant (I don't have...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Imperial_Poli...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Imperial_Police
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    something on this page might help ...

    something on this page might help

    https://wiki.fibis.org/w/Police

    great photo by the way

    findmypast (FMP) has baptism records for some Dagger children born in the 1930's/40's
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    are you saying that Richard's mother was named...

    are you saying that Richard's mother was named Mary because the Alexander Sinclair ("former coal miner") who died December 1901 aged 66 - was married to Mary Stewart ?

    that is from the document...
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    an Alexander Sinclair, shoemaker, died at...

    an Alexander Sinclair, shoemaker, died at Ballymoney, February 1897 aged 87. James Sinclair, son, present at death
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    presumably Gordon's father's name would be on his...

    presumably Gordon's father's name would be on his 1948 marriage certificate
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    I expect you're already aware of this: ...

    I expect you're already aware of this:

    https://catalogue.jerseyheritage.org/collection/Keywords/archive/content.person.name/Fallis,%20Gordon%20Cyril/
  11. German W is pronounced V - as you know of course ...

    German W is pronounced V - as you know of course :wink:
  12. the marriage gets lots of mentions in Australian...

    the marriage gets lots of mentions in Australian newspapers. It was performed by Rev S Forsyth of the Central Methodist Mission who is quoted as saying "the service would be quite orthodox". The...
  13. both Ancestry & FMP have Esme R Kathleen...

    both Ancestry & FMP have Esme R Kathleen Lavante-Cole travelling from Glasgow to Melbourne in September 1940 - but perhaps I have misunderstood
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    the John Porter Capper I mentioned in message #3...

    the John Porter Capper I mentioned in message #3 has a Birmingham birthplace
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    Scottish POW camps ...

    Scottish POW camps

    https://www.secretscotland.org.uk/index.php/Secrets/PoWCampSummaryWWII
    the map might be the most useful thing on that site

    ...
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    Marianne Eliza Lawrence, mmn WALLIS, born 1st...

    Marianne Eliza Lawrence, mmn WALLIS, born 1st quarter 1874 - Poplar
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    I hope this doesn't confuse matters the...

    I hope this doesn't confuse matters

    the parents of George Philip Highland Lawrence (or LAURENCE), Emma Louisa Highland Lawrence,and William Thomas Highland Lawrence - are James Patrick Highland...
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    that 1830 marriage gets a small notice in the...

    that 1830 marriage gets a small notice in the Manchester Mercury newspaper where "Miss Porter" is said to be "of Uttoxeter" - a town in Staffordshire

    a John Porter Capper born about 1835/6, son of...
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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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