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  1. Thank you. You nudged me into having another...

    Thank you. You nudged me into having another look at the will and there as bright as day "Thomas Shewell late a Brewer in Shoe Lane London". Shoe Lane was where "My" Thomas carried out his brewing...
  2. Hello Jonathan Thank you for rekindling my...

    Hello Jonathan
    Thank you for rekindling my interest on the Shewell family. I had got to the stage where I thought that there must have been two people called Thomas Shewell. One who was the partner...
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    The badge on his right sleeve looks like that of...

    The badge on his right sleeve looks like that of a Warrant Officer, but it's not too clear to be certain.
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    I found "coastguards of yesteryear" a useful site.

    I found "coastguards of yesteryear" a useful site.
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    Isaac Finch, Watford?

    I'm looking for information on Isaac Finch. He died in 1732 at the age of 104. He was a Fellmonger/Leather Dresser and left around 15000. He had built and lived in Frogmore House, Watford. There...
  6. Just a thought, but if he was cremated and his...

    Just a thought, but if he was cremated and his ashes scattered, would that count as no known grave?
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    One of my uncles was a W.O. at Padgate during the...

    One of my uncles was a W.O. at Padgate during the War. He was killed in a RTA while seconded to the No. 1 Convalescent Depot in Blackpool. He is buried in the small church at Padgate.
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    The CWGC site shows he was with 20 OTU, which...

    The CWGC site shows he was with 20 OTU, which ties in with Lossiemouth.
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    One way of encouraging fitters/mechanics to do a...

    One way of encouraging fitters/mechanics to do a good job on an aeroplane is to take them up in it when they say that it's ready to go. You don't say where his primary unit was, but, normally a...
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    Hi Gerda and welcome to the Forum. If you go...

    Hi Gerda and welcome to the Forum. If you go here http://www.314th.org/Nafziger-Collection-of-Orders-of-Battle/917BKMA.pdf and scroll down you will find them as part of Mesopotamia Expeditionary...
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    Hi Jon If you go to Find My Past ( a pay to view...

    Hi Jon
    If you go to Find My Past ( a pay to view site) you can confirm that he was a 2nd Lieutenant in The Labour Corps. The National Archives has more information on him both as a 2nd Lieutenant ...
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    Hi and welcome. It looks like The Labour Corps ...

    Hi and welcome.
    It looks like The Labour Corps badge, issued between January 1917 and October 1918 (at least as a cap badge). That would fit with the Chinese labourers. This type of badge was...
  13. I'm with Owl, the badge looks like the ASC. ...

    I'm with Owl, the badge looks like the ASC. There are a lot of pictures available.
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    If this is the right chap, then he and the rest...

    If this is the right chap, then he and the rest of the crew of 44 Squadron's Mk I Lancaster Serial # ED309, Code KM-S, were lost on a mining operation, presumably at sea.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum. If you go to the...

    Hi and welcome to the Forum. If you go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website https://www.cwgc.org and search for 2nd WW deaths,there is only one Canadian death and that's for Warrant...
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    Hi Doris The Yorkshire Waterways Museum's site...

    Hi Doris
    The Yorkshire Waterways Museum's site has a photograph of a model of the Airmyn. http://www.waterwaysmuseum.org.uk/item/photograph-of-model-ss-airmyn/5220 It's not too clear and...
  17. Apparently "Fitter" is an old term for shipping...

    Apparently "Fitter" is an old term for shipping coal-agents. A Running Fitter's duties were to oversee the berthing of the ships which were engaged to load the coals.
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    Hi Molly,. My turn to apologise, TNA The...

    Hi Molly,.
    My turn to apologise, TNA The National Archives at Kew. I mistook the NA in "I have been unable to locate NA movement by Admiral Owen" as National Archives instead of North America....
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    Owen's records at TNA are 1794 as a Captain...

    Owen's records at TNA are 1794 as a Captain ADM196/5/443 and ADM196/37/375 as a Vice Admiral in 1847. Both are downloadable.
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    1871 Census Samuel 27 and Annie 26 at Hotel,...

    1871 Census Samuel 27 and Annie 26 at Hotel, Loughborough. Ann died Loughborough age 29 Dec Qtr 1873.
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    Not only did it have an infirmary, but (with The...

    Not only did it have an infirmary, but (with The Ashes coming up) a one time Medical Officer was Henry G Grace, the father of W G Grace.
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    Somerset Voices has an interview about Crump &...

    Somerset Voices has an interview about Crump & Way, Wells, at one time the largest cheese factor in Britain. http://www.somersetvoices.org.uk/people/?entryid4=872&char=W
  23. I’m unsure whether you have read the War Diary of...

    I’m unsure whether you have read the War Diary of the 1st Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) for the period 29th to 31st October 1914, as it gives a slightly different account of the...
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    It looks as though your Granddad spent part of...

    It looks as though your Granddad spent part of his service with the British Pacific Fleet (BPF). Golden Hind was an RN Manning Depot, Sydney, NSW, held accounts of escorts with the BPF. Tyne covered...
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    Hi Emma Pembroke IV is a "Stone Frigate", a...

    Hi Emma Pembroke IV is a "Stone Frigate", a shore based Accounting Base, located at Chatham. Tyne was a Storeship/Depot Ship, but accounting was through Pembroke. Versatile was a V/W Class...
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