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Trying to find mother

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FannyByGaslight Report 10 Mar 2009 22:41

Have you someone that would go to kew and try and find his service records?
as annielaurie suggests

also what victoria has found may lead somewhere.


Evelyn Report 10 Mar 2009 22:54

Several years ago I applied for Roberts army records but was told there were none available as they had all been lost in a fire, I was told the same thing when I went to Fort George

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 10 Mar 2009 23:09

Where did you apply to for his records?


Evelyn Report 10 Mar 2009 23:15

Seaforth Highlanders H.Q. at Fort George Inverness( I went there),they told me that all the relevant records had been destroyed by fire but they gave me an address in London for me to write to I am sorry I cannot remember the name of the department, I wrote but got the same information from them so I dont know what to do next.


FannyByGaslight Report 10 Mar 2009 23:31

did diane have a passport?


Evelyn Report 10 Mar 2009 23:54

I honestly do not know, if she was born in India as she said would she have needed a passport to travel to the U.K.?You are so kind and patient to me


Evelyn Report 10 Mar 2009 23:58

Hello again, my husband has just reminded me that children used to travel on the passport of a parent.


FannyByGaslight Report 10 Mar 2009 23:59

dunno about coming here ,maybe a visa,from the british consulate,or she was covered by the army
but if she travelled abroad again after she would have needed one.
think on it

and thank heavens youve found the use of the reply button properly at last,
it makes life sooo much easier.


FannyByGaslight Report 11 Mar 2009 00:00

of course he is perfectly correct
trust a man to be right for once!

but the application still had to be made to put her on it,here or abroad


Evelyn Report 11 Mar 2009 00:07

I never saw a passport for my mother and in my lifetime she never went abroad, the first time I saw a passport was when I got one in 1962 so I could travel to Australia,I travelled on the Canberra, she caught fire in the straights of Messina, but thats another story. With refs to replies you said I would get there in the end, you are a good teacher, thank you.


Vicci Report 11 Mar 2009 00:08

The Highlanders Museum
( The Seaforth Highlanders ),
Fort George
Tel: 01463 224 380

By the sounds of it you may have already been in contact with them,


Evelyn Report 11 Mar 2009 00:14

Yes I have been to the museum at Fort George, it was very interesting but they were no help to me with records as they told me that all the relevant documents had been destroyed by fire. The Fort itself was interesting to me as my mother had mentioned it on several occasions and I found things that she had described, I was particularly taken with the chapel


FannyByGaslight Report 11 Mar 2009 00:16

i think you also owe the teaching thanks to at least ann of green gables and eviebeavie too,
who i am very surprised at in the patience dept!

and i see that many people have put in a lot of work that really needs to be printed off,if you can,and then follow up some of the suggestions.

we will still be here when you have tried some of them.
but make sure you come back to this thread and dont start another one as this holds too much info to be lost.

i will send a message to the people that have ,,uncle donald,aunt kate and cousin ishbel in their tree on ancestry on your behalf
sorry i forgot to do it earlier,first thing i do on the puter tomorrow!
gotta go now


Evelyn Report 11 Mar 2009 00:25

My sincere thanks to all of you for your help especially Vivienne Ann of Green Gables and Eviebevie, I have tried most of the suggestions you have sent me but if I had not known her personally I would swear Diane Leslie Macleod never existed. I look forward to information of tree with Donald, Kate and Ishbel on. I am off to bed now Goodnight and God Bless

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 11 Mar 2009 14:08

WW1 records will be on Ancestry or at Kew. The regimental musuem would be unlikely to have anything on individual men,apart from some basic info. You need to look on Ancestry, and depending on surname and rank, if not there, you may need to go to Kew.


FannyByGaslight Report 11 Mar 2009 14:14

I have sent messages to the three people on ancestry that have Ishbel and family in their trees,now we just wait and see if we have messages back,with or without news of Diane or her father


Evelyn Report 11 Mar 2009 15:09

Thank you Vivienne, fingers crossed


Grumpy Report 11 Mar 2009 15:45

although not complete there is no record of diane leslie macleod


Grumpy Report 11 Mar 2009 16:06

with 5 pages of posting here and x amount of threads can someone summarize where we are with this e.g.
fathers name, robert macleod (no middle name?) dob ?
mothers name? dob ?
name diane leslie macleod? dob? place of birth?

although this is totally wrong i found this
RUNDLE, HENRY MACLEOD LESLIE, Major, was born at Newton Abbot, Devon, 6 January 1856,
he became a sir, major-general kcb
but can you see the confusion?

edit, i am trying to be helpful honest?


FannyByGaslight Report 11 Mar 2009 16:10

hi grumpy,thanks for that
did you try under mcleod as well?i know ,cheeky!
i went through most of the find my past ones before for both spellings ,but no joy.
think we may have to move to SA or egypt as suggested
well i would try there, but idont know how or where to start