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Hi all,

My name is Sharon and Im very new to researching my English ancestors!:)

I live in Australia but both of my parents were born in England ( Lancashire/Cheshire areas) and Im trying to find information on my grandparents.

Going to scan through some previous posts and will probably ask 101 dumb questions but am very pleased to have found this site.:)

Looking for information on my grandfather John Yates who I think was born in Bolton, was married to Annie Allen (nee Barber )in 1919, had 4 daughters born between 1924 - 1932 and who served in WW1 ( I think was in the Lancashire fusiliers). John Yates also had at least one brother, Tom, and died sometime in the 1960's ( between 1962 and 1979 I think) at Chadderton Hospital at the age of 73. He was a collier and worked at the "snipe" pit in Ashton at some stage. He lived in Ashton-Under-Lyne most of his life.