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hugh mafeking claydon

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ww1 mystery the above was born in lidgate suffolk may 1900we have in the 1911 census ,joined army poss 1913 to 1914 sent home to mum poss joined up 1917 ,when correct age ..
the trained in england posted to the rhine became a sgt , the asked to go to egypt..
but left came home to england 1921 soon after son roy born this person is now 83 years old and would love to now what unit he served in .
all records of service and medal card have been searched no luck we are told he did serve as a soldier in the 1925 general strike .
thanks to all that helped on this forum .
we know all the family history WEDGE>CROSBY>CLAYDON .BAILEY AUSSIE. CANADA. AND USA BACK AS FAR AS 1560 :) IN SUFFOLK
SO ITS ABOUT WILD IDEAS ,WE CAN SEARCH .
THANKS FOR READING MANY MANY THANKS FOR YOUR TIME FOLKS
VIC HILL FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE CLAYDON FAMILY OUSDEN SUFFOLK HAPPY AND SAFE XMAS TO YOU ALL
 

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Hi Vic :)
Ancestry has a Will for a Hugh Mafeking Claydon died 10.2.1954
60 Shafto Rd Ipswich, effects 1,135.00 pounds to widow Ivy Grace.
And a marriage to Ivy G Snell in 1925 Bury St Edmonds Suffolk.

Tina
 
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thank you for taking the time to reply TINA .
thats brillant
hugh got back to england about 1921 from the war ,and will poss check with british newspapers on the death just in case any war comments are made ..
i have been helping roy for about six years to find hugh ..
as we have the claydon family back to 1560 his aunt searched the old way before computers and internet had a weeks holiday in london and gathered information from libraries and national archives
we even found an edward smith served in the 82 foot regiment sent abroad died due to some hot country illness should have camped up on hills but made in in the valleys out of 100 sent 82 foot lost over 40 men sad but his trunk found its way back to lavenham suffolk to his brother ..
hope the weather is warmer in perth area
vic
 

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Thanks Vic for lovely reply and great information :)
Well done Auntie for doing the hard yards at the Records Offices back then.
Back to 1560, woowee...lucky you.
I'm so pleased Edward's trunk made it back to England.
A treasure for sure.
Yes we have beautiful weather at the moment, not too hot.
Back soon
Oznannie
ps have you looked for him in Genes ReUnited at all?
 
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very sorry to say but a few years back ROY died before i was able to confirm that HUGH was in the 5 TH SUFFOLKS
an article in the paper 1914 gave all the people who left to go to war from all the villages in suffolk
happy xmas to all vic
 

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