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WW1 Official Soldier Portraits

Posted by Dianne m Heinemann on July 29, 2014 at 5:54

East Coast Passenger Lists during WWII

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Elizabeth Allen replied to Sheila Gibbon's discussion Passenger Arrivals
"Sheila,   James Parents were Samuel HOLYWELL and Mary Ann RIGG they married in March quarter 1880 - Whitehaven (Free UK bdm site)   Elizabeth   "
5 hours ago
Dianne m Heinemann posted a blog post

WW1 Official Soldier Portraits

Can anyone tell me please if all soldiers in WW1 had an official photograph taken. I have been able to find my Grandfather Walter Reginald Snow, but have not been able to locate one for his brothers, Frank Snow Service No: 920(not to be confused with Frank Noel Snow).Thanks to your help earlier I was able to see a photo of another brother William Arthur Snow in a Trove Newspaper.Would very much like to see one of Frank.DiSee More
11 hours ago
Sheila Gibbon replied to Sheila Gibbon's discussion Passenger Arrivals
"Hi Elizabeth Thank you very much. It was always difficult to try and establish the name of my great grand father. This has helped tremendously. RegardsSheila"
11 hours ago
Elizabeth Allen replied to Sheila Gibbon's discussion Passenger Arrivals
"1891 England Census about James Hollowell Name: James Hollowell [James Holywell] Age: 1 Estimated birth year: abt 1884 Relation: Son Father's Name: Samuel Hollowell Mother's name: Mary An Hollowell Gender: Male Where born: Frizington,…"
yesterday
Sheila Gibbon replied to Sheila Gibbon's discussion Passenger Arrivals
"Hi Elizabeth   Yes please that would be great.   Regards Sheila"
yesterday
Elizabeth Allen replied to Sheila Gibbon's discussion Passenger Arrivals
"Sheila,  Just checking if you need those UK census records for the family as I wasn't sure Elizabeth"
Saturday
Sheila Gibbon replied to Sheila Gibbon's discussion Passenger Arrivals
"Hi Elizabeth This is really great thanks.  The mispelling is an interesting one.  Normally I have found us under Hollywell, but certainly remember grandparents pronouncing it as it sounds above."
Friday
Sheila Gibbon replied to Sheila Gibbon's discussion Passenger Arrivals
"Hi Elizabeth Thank you so much.  This ties in with the information I have. The family were all focused around a few mining villages in Cumbria to include Frizzington.  I thought he had returned back to England much later but it might be…"
Friday
Elizabeth Allen replied to Sheila Gibbon's discussion Passenger Arrivals
"Sheila,  This is a photo & a bit of information about the ship he arrived on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Omrah His occupation on the immigration records was "carter" which matches the UK census information He is also…"
Friday
Elizabeth Allen replied to Sheila Gibbon's discussion Passenger Arrivals
"Sheila,  Do you need the 1891 UK census for this family - it is listed under HOLLOWELL Elizabeth"
Friday
Elizabeth Allen replied to Sheila Gibbon's discussion Passenger Arrivals
"Sheila,  This appears to be his arrival on ship OMRAH in 1913- also listing some further info that may help   New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922 about James Holywell Name: James Holywell Port of…"
Friday
Sheila Gibbon replied to Sheila Gibbon's discussion Passenger Arrivals
"Hi Sorry, forgot to include the name.  James Holywell.  Departed England at age 21, signed up for WWI in 1915."
Thursday
Sheila Gibbon replied to Sheila Gibbon's discussion Passenger Arrivals
"Hi Elizabeth Many thanks.  I know that he signed up at Cairns and that when he was discharged from the armed forces he returned to Stannary Hills/Boonmoo.  Other than that I have little information I am afraid.  "
Thursday
Elizabeth Allen replied to Sheila Gibbon's discussion Passenger Arrivals
"Sheila,   Not all the passenger records are listed on the NAA site - some of them are online on other sites What state did he live in?  If you list his name than maybe we can find his arrival for you   Elizabeth"
Thursday
Elizabeth Allen replied to Grace O'Sullivan's discussion Confussed...
"Grace,  Have you tried putting your grandmothers name in the name search and then clicking IMMIGRATION in the drop down box Many immigration records are on the national archives but not all - You can access Ancestry without charge through many…"
Thursday
Janine Perkin replied to Janine Perkin's discussion Finding full WWI service records
"Thank You Elizabeth I found the page I wanted.  It confirmed that he was in France.  So I can probably track his progress there by finding out about the 2nd field company engineers. Cheers Jan"
Wednesday
Elizabeth Allen replied to Janine Perkin's discussion Finding full WWI service records
"Janine,  Sorry I had given you a link that had timed out on the national archives site This following link is a new way to view the files via a special viewer   http://dhistory.org/archives/naa/items/8011500/   you can click on each…"
Wednesday
Janine Perkin replied to Janine Perkin's discussion Finding full WWI service records
"Hi Elizabeth - Thanks for the address but when I click on it it says this page cannot be found. Jan"
Wednesday
Elizabeth Allen replied to Janine Perkin's discussion Finding full WWI service records
"Janine,  If you go to Record search on the following link there are 22 pages of record already online for Arthur PERKIN - just put his name into the…"
Jul 23
Janine Perkin replied to Janine Perkin's discussion Finding full WWI service records
"His name was Arthur Perkin  no. 2652.  He joined at Bunbury WA on 23rd Feb 1915.  He was in 11 Infantry Battalion and then the 2nd field co.engineers.  I know he was at Zeitoun, Gallipoli and Tel-El-Kabir from a casualty form.…"
Jul 23

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