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    I can be thick at times.

    As he died here he comes under England and Wales deaths. dont matter that he was in service at the time.

    Here are his details age 49 Carlisle 10b 707

    April/May/June 1917 Quater.

    Does not include his middle name but this is him for sure.


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    Can find nothing on the births for him? SDGW list him as born in Liverpool.

    Was his mother called Thompson? is that a double surname do you think?
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    I have a letter written by my Nans brother George James Williams in December 1916, he was based at Aldershot waiting to be shipped out to France, it is very sad and it is clear he is very unhappy, sadly he died in Flanders on the 21st of February 1917.
    Is this something you would be interested in ?, I also have stories about my Dad who was in the Merchant Navy, my Uncle in the Royal Navy, My Mum who when there was an air raid always ran into the Mission in the Dingle as she hated the shelters, also my Aunty was in Toxteth Park cemetary when the siren went off and refused to go into a shelter as it was in the cemetary and she said "you never know who else is down there dead or alive!.

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    Hi Squiggs

    We would be interested in all of those stories and would be glad to add them to the site. you can email wartimeliverpool@yahoo.com or pm me and i will pass my email addy onto you.

    Thank you for showing interest
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    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liver...0252-23635485/

    Source-Liverpool Echo

    Our Women during WW2, anyone have any relatives who did this or other war work?
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    http://www.mediastorehouse.com/pictu...r-ii-1941.html

    Source-Mediastorehouse.com

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    Added the first lady to the site today

    C,mon everyone what did your Mam, Nan, Aunty do in the war?
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    Mandy John Thompson Reay is not listed on the Hall Of Remembrance at Liverpool's Town Hall.

    I believe you are a member of the Merseyside Genealogy forum?

    if so read this thread. http://genchatfriends.proboards.com/...ay&thread=5828

    May be too late to get him added this November, but he is sure to be added at another time. Go for it. Get your Great Grandad added
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Can find nothing on the births for him? SDGW list him as born in Liverpool.

    Was his mother called Thompson? is that a double surname do you think?
    Thanks for looking for me Tony

    his mother was Isabella Thompson but I don't think it was a double surname as his childrens surnames were just Reay
    his father was Matthew Dunn Reay

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbo176 View Post
    great idea Spike & Ged,
    my great granddad died in 1917 but I'm not sure how as I can't find his death anywhere except the CWGC site........he also seemed too old to be going to war,he was about 49 when he died
    he was born & lived in Liverpool so I'm not sure why his name is on a memorial in Carlilse

    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_...sualty=2748546
    Robbo, I thought you would be interested in the following information,


    The Royal Defence Corps was a corps of the British Army formed in August 1917 and disbanded in 1936.

    It was initially formed by converting the (Home Service) Garrison battalions of line infantry regiments. Garrison battalions were composed of soldiers either too old or medically unfit for active front-line service; the Home Service status indicated they were unable to be transferred overseas. Eighteen battalions were converted in this way[1].

    The role of the regiment was to provide troops for security and guard duties inside the United Kingdom; guarding important locations such as ports or bridges. It also provided independent companies for guarding prisoner-of-war camps. The regiment was never intended to be employed on overseas service.

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    thanks Diane

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    Looks A great site spike,will follow with interest,
    Dad seved in WW2, he passed away a few years back,I wonder if all the people who served in the wars enjoy talking about their experiences,my Dad loved to watch the war time history programs i video taped for him off Sky but he never opened up about the war to me ,i had to ask questions to get a small bit of info,He told me he was a guard in a POW camp near Formby for a while and became good friends with a prisoner,Italian i think,he then landed D-DAY +5 which moved north into Belgium and Holland.he told me of meeting the dutch resistance and the awful conditions they endured,dont think he was covered by official secrets act but didnt enjoy talking about the war.

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    Hi Trips and welcome to the site.

    Would you consider adding your dad to the site?

    If so can you supply his name. do you know who he served with? have you a photo of him. you can use one in uniform or any favourite photo that you have of him.

    if so pm me.

    Thanks for your interest, hoping to have it online soon.
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    Hi Spike, I have just pmd you with a transcript of my Great Uncles letter can you tell me if you have it ?

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    Hi Spike,thanks for the welcome, yes will get back to you with more info and photo soon

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    Hi Spike, really enjoyed the photos that you have taken of Wavertee, Everton Huyton and Prescot. You have given many people such pleasure viewing them. I haven't looked at the rest, I will save them for another day.

    Also the St. Anthony's site was very interesting, I think I may have found two ancestors! Must look at my family tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiggs View Post
    Hi Spike, I have just pmd you with a transcript of my Great Uncles letter can you tell me if you have it ?
    Yes it has come through

    It is very moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane Louise View Post
    Hi Spike, really enjoyed the photos that you have taken of Wavertee, Everton Huyton and Prescot. You have given many people such pleasure viewing them. I haven't looked at the rest, I will save them for another day.

    Also the St. Anthony's site was very interesting, I think I may have found two ancestors! Must look at my family tree.
    Hi Diane.

    Glad you like the sites.

    PM me relatives names I will look at them again for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Yes it has come through

    It is very moving.
    I have tried in vain to find where George is buried, any ideas ?

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    Hi Squiggs

    He is buried in France

    look here http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_...asualty=264896

    It gives his grave number and Cemetery.
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    many thanks Spike, such a shame he is so far from home !, his younger brother John Henry who died a few months later is buried at Toxteth park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiggs View Post
    many thanks Spike, such a shame he is so far from home !, his younger brother John Henry who died a few months later is buried at Toxteth park.
    Yes it is a shame that he is in France, but not impossible to get over to see him.

    If you ever have the chance then go. My Grandad is in Italy and we made the trip 2 years ago to see him. So moving and it brings a kind of peace by going.
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    http://twgpp.org/information.php?id=1848642

    Squiggs you may find this of interest, very cheap.
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    I dont think any of my family have ever been to see his grave !, I remember my Nan telling me that neither her or her parents had ever left the country, in fact the furthest I know my Nan went was Chester where she had a caravan.
    It seems even more sad that they just have G.Williams as his full name was George James Williams, my Nan went on to have a son whom she named after her brother ,he was born in 1917 but sadly died in 1918, he is buried with her other brother John Henry who also died in WW1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    http://twgpp.org/information.php?id=1848642

    Squiggs you may find this of interest, very cheap.
    Thanks for that Spike !, I will order a copy as soon as I can shift my OH off the other computer. It will be nice to show my remaing Aunt and Uncle their Uncle's resting place.

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    Very sad stories Squiggs.

    As long as you remember him then it does not matter if he has not been visited.

    The CWGC could only add they details they where given, they did and still do a fantastic job. You could try contacting them and see if they will update his details on their site, they wont alter his headstone.

    My Great Grandad is listed as J.Hogan. I tried to get them to add his name as John. they said they need his birth certificate. John was born in Dublin and we are uncertain as to what John is him on the births so we cant get the certificate. I have his marriage cerificate and his army service records, but they still said No. But do ask them as they really are a great at what they do.
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    Squiggs

    The Soldiers that died disc list him as GEORGE WILLIAMS

    born, enlisted and resided in Liverpool.

    Died of wounds, France and Flanders.


    I cant find his Brother on the records? do you know who he served with?
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    Hi Squiggs

    I have John Henry now, I was looking in the wrong year by mistake

    Soldiers that died have him born and enlisting in Liverpool.

    died of wounds home.

    also noted is that he was formerly 204272 Kings Liverpool regiment.
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    Thanks Spike !, John Henry is a "strange one" I have records that show he died in 1917 at home of his wounds, but he seems to have two numbers and regiments 285053 Welsh regiment, then in notes formerly of Liverpool regiment 204272, it is a bit wierd isnt it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiggs View Post
    Thanks Spike !, John Henry is a "strange one" I have records that show he died in 1917 at home of his wounds, but he seems to have two numbers and regiments 285053 Welsh regiment, then in notes formerly of Liverpool regiment 204272, it is a bit wierd isnt it ?
    I've heard before of having two numbers when changing regiments. Got two meself.

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