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Dionne Report 3 Mar 2008 21:29

Hi Tracey.

Thankyou for looking. I have been given an idea from someone who emailed me.He has said to write to some of the genealogy magazines that you can buy in the shops. he has read some stories where people have given up hope of ever finding out the truth. He seems to think that because of my story,the background and the South African link that there could be great interest and someone just might be able to help.
I am going to spend time over the weekend writing out a detailed letter,I want to put as much information in as I possibly can beofre I send it off. You never know this just might work and there could indeed be someone out there that could possibly find out more information for me.
I will keep you all posted.


WayneTracey Report 3 Mar 2008 21:17


I think the elusive will remain elusive.... nothing came up!


Dionne Report 3 Mar 2008 20:59

Hi Tracey.

I am not at home at the moment and all of my notes are on my laptop. He was living in Maldon Essex with his father William Livermore and mother Mary Ann Harvey. He was born in 1884 and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps just before his 18th birthday and went straight to South Africa



WayneTracey Report 3 Mar 2008 19:38

i'm looking for edward livermore.....

Can you remember his address at the time?


Dionne Report 3 Mar 2008 19:30

Oh Tracey thankyou so much.

When Edwin joined the Army at the age of 18 he changed his name to Edward.Edward appears on his Army records.


WayneTracey Report 3 Mar 2008 19:26

...i'll take a peek for you...

Lemme go remind myself of names...

Tracey x


Dionne Report 3 Mar 2008 19:22

Good evening everyone.

Thankyou for your messages. I am sorry to say that I dont have any more news for you.
Thankyou for your message Chrisa
Tracey I an no longer a member of ansestry. I have not renewed my membership yet as the family tree is all but completed. I dont really know if it would be worth redoing the membership just to check on one person. What do you think?
Many thanks


MaryfromItaly Report 3 Mar 2008 13:13

No, sorry. Guido is the Italian equivalent of Guy. William in Italian is Guglielmo.


chrisa Report 3 Mar 2008 12:54

I've just sat and read this thread right through & I've had a thought about the Edwin Guido post.

Is it not possible that this indeed the right man. The French for William is Guillaim so the idea popped into my head that maybe this is him & maybe Guido is William in another language?

Just a thought.


WayneTracey Report 3 Mar 2008 12:14


Have you noticed the new military WW1 update on Ancestry?

I have been waiting to get some records on Wayne's G Grandfather and last night did a bit of mooching about and blow me there they were....

Have you tried doing another search?

Best Wishes

Tracey x


bob Report 3 Mar 2008 02:09

Hi Dionne, Any further updates on your storey/film / book, LOL..



MR_MAGOO Report 22 Feb 2008 09:28

Hi Dionne,
thanks for the update. Let me know if there is anything else you need.



Nicki Report 22 Feb 2008 06:12


Thanks for the update.

Please do not close the thread - you never know who will read it from beginning to end and perhaps have a different idea on how to look for the Livermore connection.



KempinaPartyhat Report 21 Feb 2008 22:18

No dont close it ...its megga could write a book ........

Dont give up looking ...

and some one told me that if you worked in a hospital ..they SHOULD have these records at the hospital ,dont know how true that is but am about to ask one hospital in England for some info

Good Luck


Ozibird Report 21 Feb 2008 22:06

Don't close it Dionne. There's no need. It will disappear from view when not wanted & you never know who may join GR at a later date from South Africa & go searching for Livermores from England!

Keep your fingers crossed.


was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 21 Feb 2008 21:45

Good news, Dionne - it's all part of the family picture. Please keep the thread here - you never know what might turn up one day. Incoming passenger lists are coming online at some stage - that might provide the clue!


Dionne Report 21 Feb 2008 20:39

Hi All

Thankyou for all thinking of me and my father and asking after our epic of a story.

Well I do have an update of sorts but not on the Livermore side of the family tree. It is on the Sloper side. As you know I have been having contact with my newly found cousin Pamela. She is the daughter of Jean Ann( Jean Ann was my fathers sister and the daughter of Herbert Sloper. Herbert took Jean Ann to live with him in Wales).

I received a letter from Pam today with more photo’s of Jean Ann. She looked so much like my father in her younger day’s it is un true. She hasn’t been able to remember many details about our grandfather Herbert but little things are coming back to her. One of the photo’s she sent me was of Jean Ann and a lady. The ladies name was Mrs Annie Murphy. She said that Jean Ann and her father went to live with this lady when they left London for Wales. Pamela knew Annie as her Nan. I t was only in later life that Jean Ann told her daughter the truth and said that she wasn’t her real Nan. Jean Ann lived with Annie until Annie died. So I am wondering if Herbert was having an affair and moved in with this lady.

Pamela then went on to say how strict Herbert was on the few occasions that she met him he was stern towards her. Pamela can remember her mother telling her that Grandad Sloper was very much into the Salvation Army and in later life when he couldn’t care for himself he went into some sort of home run by the Salvation Army. Pam then said that in later life her mother went to work at Chepstow Hospital in Wales. She included some further photo’s of her. In later life Jean Ann become very involved with the Catholic Church and even changed to the Catholic faith. It was nice to have a little more detail on my fathers sister and his father and my father is really happy hearing about it. I am hoping that in time Pamela will remember more things to pass onto me.

As for the Livermore’s and our mystery Edwin William Livermore. The journey has really come to an abrupt end. I have explored all avenues and am still no closer into finding out 1. Who he married and 2. Where he died. I think I have finally admitted defeat. It is a shame because this is the last piece of the Jigsaw. The only piece missing. But I really don’t know where to go next. You name it and I have tried it. You never know one day something might just turn up.

I have suggested on a few occasions closing this thread but have been asked by a few of you to keep it open. If anyone still thinks that it is worth keeping it open then I will.

Many thanks everyone


Clou Report 20 Feb 2008 23:48

Same here too thought there was an update!! Hopefully Dianne sees this and updates us all x

Contrary Mary

Contrary Mary Report 20 Feb 2008 23:04

Awww - I got all excited then seeing this back on the first page - I thought Dionne had an update for us :-)))



kay Report 20 Feb 2008 22:53

Hi all.Ive just spent a good 3 hrs reading this thread.An absolutely engrossing story.I didnt expect such an abrupt end.I too hope theres news soon.Well done everybody.Kay