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Recent content by Barbhafs

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    Brickwall: Walter A. S. STANLEY of ? London 1881- 1944

    I don't think so, Dave? GSW usually means "gun shot wounds". And Walter was wounded in the chest and stomach,and lost part of one finger. Oh, I was told that if he had 2 WWI medals that it stands to reason he had to serve more than a month overseas. (Does anyone know if that is right?) Also...
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    Brickwall: Walter A. S. STANLEY of ? London 1881- 1944

    Sorry to take so long to reply. One of those days with one visitor after another. Ellie........I wrote to the Grenadiers Guards Museum some years ago and was told they couldn't help me and I had to either get a researcher or contact the National Archives. But that last military researcher said...
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    Brickwall: Walter A. S. STANLEY of ? London 1881- 1944

    I might think on that, Ellie. I'm a bit disenchanted with the two military "experts" that charged over $200 each - and even with all the information, certificates, photos, etc etc - I still got two wrong Walters. From day one, the last chappie was hell bound determined that the Walter son of...
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    Brickwall: Walter A. S. STANLEY of ? London 1881- 1944

    I have to admit that I find it amazing that I can't find my Grandfather - in this day and age with all the records that abound. The only other option now is to hang around now until the 1921 census is released to see where he gives his place of birth. May I live that long! I had so hoped...
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    Brickwall: Walter A. S. STANLEY of ? London 1881- 1944

    That's a new one on me! But here's the thing, Julie. WHY can't I track down a birth for this Francis (who married Elizabeth Newberry) OR find anything on the father of Francis, Aaron Stanley? Don't you find it strange that that is 3 whole generations that there is no record of births...
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    Lost in the UK

    I did a quick search on dogpile, and the only Ebington that comes up is a parish in Gloucestershire and a Ebington Road in Middlesex. The search engines kept wanting to go to Abington though.
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    Brickwall: Walter A. S. STANLEY of ? London 1881- 1944

    Mum's twin sister, Marjorie, claimed that she went to visit Walter's brother, "Uncle Billy", in London just after WWII. Mum, to this day, has absolutely no recollection of her father having a brother - but she does remember that there was a sister who came visiting and my grandmother was so...
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    Brickwall: Walter A. S. STANLEY of ? London 1881- 1944

    Yep, and I also found who I "feel in me water" is the same Francis who married Elizabeth Newberry, as a widower, former seaman and living in the West Ham Workhouse. I have 2 census entries for this Francis in 1901 and 1911 I think - both at the same workhouse (I can't go ferret out the folders...
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    Brickwall: Walter A. S. STANLEY of ? London 1881- 1944

    Morning Julie *yawn* The american Francis and family appears to have gone to Canada. But I was never able to find them actually in Canada - or America. I actually messaged 2 people on the Public Trees on ancestry and asked if they knew of this family and could verify they had indeed moved to...
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    Francis James / Turner Gibson

    Gibbo, where in Qld are you? I used to use the Burpengary LDS Family History Library (free to use by non-Mormons) They have wonderful indexes and records there for Australia - and in particular Qld. Don't know if that is of interest to you, but thought I'd let you know. Barb
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    Brickwall: Walter A. S. STANLEY of ? London 1881- 1944

    They're ghastly, so very hit and miss with huge gaps in records. I have a 1846 convict transported to Tasmania for "being a lady of the night". Barely anything on her officially. But looking through the digital papers on TROVE I was able to fill in a few bit of extra things. She was very...
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    Brickwall: Walter A. S. STANLEY of ? London 1881- 1944

    I have also just remembered that a month after his wedding to my grandmother, it appears that my grandfather was recalled back to France. I have two pages from an autograph book and most are from men he appears to serve with and were written around the time of his wedding. The regiment they...
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    Brickwall: Walter A. S. STANLEY of ? London 1881- 1944

    I have indeedie! I emailed the gentleman this morning :)
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    Brickwall: Walter A. S. STANLEY of ? London 1881- 1944

    How very kind of you, Ellie. I'm thrilled you are a sucker for lost causes! lol me being the lost cause. My grandparent's wedding certificate states he was a "Master Mariner" and his actual name was "Walter Alexandria Stanley Stanley". We (I) have always presumed that Alexandria was a...
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    Brickwall: Walter A. S. STANLEY of ? London 1881- 1944

    Oooops sorry about that. I was working last week on Walter and put the Joseph and Sophia in again as parents to see what "shaky leafs" appeared and if anyone had new info that could help. It has since been changed back, so I'm puzzled why they are still showing. It should be showing Francis...
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