Missing in Action Update 2017
Well it's been a while since I last posted, we were dealing with the uk foreign office who have been speaking with various departments of the Indian government, and nothing is ever fast with them.
But we now have all the permissions from the Indian government to...
Update September 2015
Well after years of trying to get this issue sorted and countless emails, we are finally getting somewhere.
I've had notification today that the Indian government is about to give permission for the grave to be examined. DNA can be extracted and identified as 'non local'...
Does this work ?
Name: Martin Matthew Carey
Birth: 21 Nov 1928 - Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Death: Mar 1979 - Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Staffordshire), England
Marriage: Sep 1963 - Bilston, West Midlands (Staffordshire), England
Is this the family....!
Father - William John Graham 1883 - 1962
Mother - Aletta Gertrude Katrina Holtzhauzen 1891 - 1968
Alletta Ellen Graham - 1910 - 2009
Helena Gertrude Graham - 1912 - 1923
Raymond Leslie Graham - 1920 - 1985
Henry James Graham - 1922 - 1943
Clive Graham - 1926 -...
Yes I agree history is fascinating and at the end of the day it's where all come from.
Llangrannog does not change much over the years, it's still very peaceful at this time of year when all the hoards of tourists have gone. But the summer is something else.lol
Interesting facts about...
Update September 2013
Indian Bureaucracy - Be Prepared to Wait
If any of you have to deal with this government over anything, be prepared for a very very long wait.
We have been dealing with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office in New Delhi now for well over a year, as you cannot deal direct...
You can make enquiry here at the veterans Uk site http://www.veterans-uk.info/medals/claiming.html
You could also go direct to the Ministry of Defence Medal Office https://www.gov.uk/the-ministry-of-defence-medal-office
If he has not received them they will help you with the process or...
Really pleased these dated posts are not forgotten and finally a photo has popped up of the headstone.
Looking back over the posts for this thread I also found an interesting article about the ship. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/94/a2618994.shtml
I also found this...
August 2013 Update
Were are still waiting, I cannot believe the amount of Indian red tape, the waiting is agonising.
All the details and request have now gone from the UK F.C.O. in New Delhi to the Minister of External Affairs of the Indian government. This request asks for his help and...
H Richards is listed on the Crew Signing On List Engineering Book 3,
Sorry my mistake the address was 33 College Street Southampton.
Not sure at this stage who Joseph James Richards is or if he's connected at this stage.
Thanks again for all your help
Re: Help me find Esther Pearce
Another little family conundrum
We as a family have always been told that my grandmother Ivy's father Walter Harry Richards went down on the Titanic tragedy in 1912.
Did He though.........
Having searched the Titanic crew lists and persons lost he not listed...
Re: Help me find Esther Pearce
Thanks Juliejtp, barbarajoh and of course davelambert271
I just knew you guys would be able to help.
Unfortunately I dont have many details at all from this section of my family, only my grandmothers birth/death cert., and of course family photo's, one of which...
I'm having difficulty tracing my Great grandmother Esther Pearce Born Dec. 1883 in Parsonstown Ireland
From what I can establish she was married three times in the following order
1- Thomas James
2 - Walter Harry Richards
3 - James A Tapp
Ivy Doreen her daughter, my grandmother...