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    Another possibility could be this birth: ...

    Another possibility could be this birth:

    BENTLEY, DORIS MAY mmn BORASTON
    GRO Reference: 1907 S Quarter in BRIDGNORTH Volume 06A Page 567

    I cant see any other Bentley/Boraston births, nor a...
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    Anyone born in 1865 is unlikely to have served in...

    Anyone born in 1865 is unlikely to have served in WW1 unless perhaps he was already an active soldier, but I see that in 1911 Albert was a Haulier in a Colliery.

    Someone by that name did serve,...
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    You might also find this interesting reading...

    You might also find this interesting reading (direct link removed, but if you put it in your browser bar it should take you straight there)
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    Hi again I’ve managed to view the rolls...

    Hi again

    I’ve managed to view the rolls online.

    Go to the National Archives website, and click ‘Search the Catalog’
    In the box type WO100/231
    Click on the link to the right of the page....
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    Hi again Janet I've never viewed the medal...

    Hi again Janet

    I've never viewed the medal rolls for the Boer Wars so I really can't say what information is on them, but generally speaking I wouldn't expect there to be much in the way of...
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    Hi Janet Find my Past has a record of a Lieut...

    Hi Janet

    Find my Past has a record of a Lieut J MacDonald of the Southern Rhodesia Volunteers and notes that he served with City Of London Imperial Volunteers, Rank: Lance-Sergeant, Number: 681. ...
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    Maps aren't my strong point I'm afraid, so the...

    Maps aren't my strong point I'm afraid, so the best I can do for you is a map from the Brigade HQ war diary, which shows Q 11 & 12.

    On Ancestry select Various (Infantry Brigades, 51st Division) ....
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    There is a 1945 Probate record for Charles Foster...

    There is a 1945 Probate record for Charles Foster of 44 Twelfth Street, Horden who died in Sunderland Royal Infirmary on 31 May 1945. Administration to Sarah Ethel Foster (wife of James William...
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    He's listed on the Royal Artillery attestations...

    He's listed on the Royal Artillery attestations 1883-1942. Just says to RASC 19/3/42
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    Hmm The war diary of the 1/8 Bn doesn’t mention...

    Hmm
    The war diary of the 1/8 Bn doesn’t mention him being promoted or transferred in, but the ‘Return of Strength’ dated 8 Mar 1915 lists him as 2nd Lieut. My only explanation is that there’s an...
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    Sorry, the penny's just dropped. Yes, his...

    Sorry, the penny's just dropped.

    Yes, his medal card does show he landed 5 Nov 1914, which was when the 1/8 Bn landed. I'll have to see if I can find anything more then, as he's definitely on...
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    Its in the London Gazette, Issue 29053, Page 922...

    Its in the London Gazette, Issue 29053, Page 922

    Ive removed the live link, but its towards the bottom, under Infantry

    thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29053/page/922
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    Details of his death are in the War Diary. If...

    Details of his death are in the War Diary. If you have ancestry search as follows:

    UK, WWI War Diaries (France, Belgium and Germany), 1914-1920
    Under Regiment or Unit select Royal Scots (Lothian...
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    Officer records are not online, you have to order...

    Officer records are not online, you have to order the from the National Archives. Is this him?

    discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C743058

    ADDED: From his medal index card and the...
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    If you have ancestry, here's how to find the war...

    If you have ancestry, here's how to find the war diary for the time he was injured:

    Select: UK, WWI War Diaries (France, Belgium and Germany), 1914-1920
    Under 'Browse this collection' Select...
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    If you have access to FMP there are a few other...

    If you have access to FMP there are a few other documents.

    One is dated 21 Jul 1918 and headed ‘Lieut. Colonel C.R. White DSO, Commanding 3rd Reserve Battalion A.P.W.O. Yorkshire Regiment. Under...
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    Looking at FreeBMD the original handwritten index...

    Looking at FreeBMD the original handwritten index has both entires - Henry Gibbs Southwood AND Henry Gibbs Gibbs.

    My interpretation would therefore be that the father is named on the certificate...
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    Hull Advertiser and Exchange Gazette 10 July...

    Hull Advertiser and Exchange Gazette 10 July 1846:
    DEATHS
    On the 4th Feb on board of the Medora, of this port, on her passage from the Gulf of Mexico to Valparaiso, aged 21, James, eldest son of Mr...
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    My apologies, I've just checked again and it was...

    My apologies, I've just checked again and it was Frederick F & Selina Franklin. Don't know what happened to my eyesight there but I've definitely got my glasses on now!

    I really don't know much...
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    Then that is no doubt correct as at April 1911,...

    Then that is no doubt correct as at April 1911, but by the time he enlisted in 1914 he was serving his time as a motor engineer with Messrs Turvey & Co, Sunderland, per his army record.
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    The record set Britain, Merchant Seamen,...

    The record set Britain, Merchant Seamen, 1918-1941 shows these as the most likely:

    George O’Connor No R 57306 born Liverpool c1907. May well have been a Catholic.
    George William O’Connor No. R...
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    Ive re-checked, and it was definitely 48,...

    Ive re-checked, and it was definitely 48, although in one electoral register it was described as 46-48. In 1945 Selina and Frederick F Forrest were also listed there.

    By 1951 she was at 74 Lambs...
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    If Megan has the right person then there is a...

    If Megan has the right person then there is a 1905 birth in Teesdale (which would include Barnard Castle) for Martha Florence Forrest. In 1946 a Martha Florence Forrest was living at 48 Bernard...
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    Where was the family living, Durham or Holborn? ...

    Where was the family living, Durham or Holborn? If Durham, do you know why they were in Holborn when George was last seen?

    I think you've got an uphill struggle on your hands, but narrowing down...
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    Martha was baptised at Northwold on 4 Sept 1859...

    Martha was baptised at Northwold on 4 Sept 1859 as Martha Elizabeth

    4 Sep 1859 Martha Elizabeth d/o Frederick William & Caroline Surridge late Woodcock, Whitington Ln? Northwold, Veterinary Surgeon
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