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Trying to find mother

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FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 11 Mar 2009 16:19

Diane leslie macleod/mcleod circa 1906/08
birth place unknown ,but prob abroad as no records in the british isles
states father ,robert mc/macleod ,seaforth highlander on her m.c
diane told evelyn that he was a captain/major,high up anyway,,and she never spoke of her mother as far as i know from evelyn ,so no name for dianes mother.
any help mick?

Evelyn

Evelyn Report 11 Mar 2009 16:23

SORRY. I seem to have upset Grumpy, I assure you it was not intentional, just ignorance, I am old and not very conversant with the computer or the rules of the site but Vivienne and Evie Beavie together with Ann of Green Gables are teaching me , now I dont feel quite so ignorant and hope soon you will understand me
Kind Regards
Evelyn

Grumpy

Grumpy Report 11 Mar 2009 16:32

evelyn you haven't upset me i am just trying to get my head round it all so i can help,
vivienne, iam just checking under mcleod now,
do we have a date of birth for robert?
p.s. didnt find medal card on ancestry?

MICK

edit;
Not found what you are looking for?
The Reference Services staff of the Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections at the British Library might be able to help you. Contact:

Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7873
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7641
Email: apac-enquiries@bl.uk

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 11 Mar 2009 16:41

no date of birth,
just what was on dianes m.c
only a prob area and that is all summise

Evelyn

Evelyn Report 11 Mar 2009 16:46

Thanks Grumpy,
You are confused, I have lived with this puzzle for 76 years I also am confused. You are not Grumpy really are you?
Evelyn

Grumpy

Grumpy Report 11 Mar 2009 16:56

no i am not really grumpy only sometimes but this is a lesson to us all to get as much information however small write it down and keep it, i only started this after my mother died and she was the font of all wisdom and knowledge but it was all in her head, i remember her as knowing everybody and now i know nobody but i am working on it and i have a long suffering wife for her troubles to support me.
oh for a tardis?????

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 11 Mar 2009 17:25

evelyn
phone the british library tomorrow on the number grumpy has given and see if they can help.
then let us know what they said please

Grumpy

Grumpy Report 11 Mar 2009 17:37

the saeforth hgihlanders battle honours relevant dates

1878 - 1890 Peiwar Kotal, Charasiah, Kabul, Kandahar Second Afghan war

1882 - Tel El Kibir The revolt of Arabi Pasha

1882 - 1884 First Sudan war

1895 - Chitral. Chitral Campaign

1896 - 1898 Atbara, Khartoun, reconquest of the Sudan

1899 - 1902, Paardeburg, During the Boer War

1914 - 1918 Marne 1916, 1918 Ypres 1915, 1917, 1918, Loos, Somme 1916, 1918, Arras 1917, 1918 Valenciennes. Palestine 1918, Baghdad. during World War One

1939 - 1945 St Valery-enCaux, Caen, Rhineland, El Alamein Akarit, Sicily 1943, Anzio Madagascar, Imphal Burma 1942, 1944.


india may still have been a posting for them

Evelyn

Evelyn Report 11 Mar 2009 17:57

I E Mailed apac enquiries on 3/3/09 and 4/3/09 I received this reply,
I have searched from 1904-1908 in our Indian Birth/Baptism records but sadly we do not hold a record of your mothers birth.

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 11 Mar 2009 18:59

If you want to know where her father was at the time of her birth, you need to look at his service records which may tell you. They will be at the National Archives. I think this is the 3RD time I've said this with no acknowledgement

Grumpy

Grumpy Report 11 Mar 2009 20:04

what was diana's birthday?
how old was she when she died?

annielaurie, acknowledgement is nothing to do with me but it appears at the moment we cannot even confirm he was who he is supposed to be let alone confirm he was in the army if we could it would be the easy route?

this sort of confirms her spelling of the name
Marriages Jun 1929
MacLeod Diane L Roy Wandsworth 1d 1009

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 11 Mar 2009 20:23

His daughter said he was a Major. Her birth cert apparently says he was in the Seaforth Highlanders, so this would seem an obvious thing to check, as it's the only info we have on him.

Evelyn

Evelyn Report 11 Mar 2009 20:49

I have seen my mothers marriage certificate and it gives her father as Robert Macleod , Major Seaforth Highlanders ,deceased.
She married my father Herbert Robert John Roy in Wandsworth in 1929 and died on 28th July 1953 in Weymouth dorset.
Mum was 46 when she died

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 11 Mar 2009 20:49

her marriage cert says seaforth highlander,not the birth cert.
thats what this is all about,
finding the birth cert .

Grumpy

Grumpy Report 11 Mar 2009 20:51

hi annielaurie we are just going round in circles? we don't know if he was who he is said to be? it's only hearsay although from a good source? evelyn has visited the fort and the museum of the seaforths all info destroyed in fire, he was deceased by 1929 but cannot find him any where if the archives are about him can we prove it, evelyn knows as said before he was deceased by 1929 but did he die in the war or after?
i agree at the moment the only info we have is the medal card but will it take us any closer to finding out where and when his daughter diane was born?

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 11 Mar 2009 20:56

i have just downloaded the medal card and it says his first theatre of war was ,,france,,
and has no info of age etc on it whatsoever
in fact there was hardly anything on it at all

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 11 Mar 2009 21:01

Deaths Sep 1911 (>99%)
Macleod Robert 54 Wandsworth 1d 537

and this isnt him either as ive just checked him out on 1911

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 11 Mar 2009 21:07

Sorry, of course it was her marriage cert - so many posts on here I didn't look back through all of them! I mean that finding out about him would hopefully lead to where she was born at least, which would make searching easier. His records might also give his wifes name. Doesn't matter about Seaforth Highlanders records going up in smoke - his records may well be available elsewhere. The medal card doesn't tell us anything apart from medal entitlement and it might not be the same man anyway.

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 11 Mar 2009 21:20

well im off for a while now to search for a similar lady also
missing in action
1911 census ,born new york,america
1901 .born wetherbury yorks
who on her m.c says her father was ,,a gentleman,,
think weve found her in the workhouse in 1891!

Evelyn

Evelyn Report 11 Mar 2009 21:24

Hi Vivienne have you had any luck with the trees with Ishbel and family on them?.