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GinaS Report 3 Jan 2008 20:43

Hi Dionne,

I was told some time ago that some records of soldiers and there movements were kept in Maidstone.

Have not read all of this thread, so forgive me if this has already been explored.

Best wishes for 2008



Dionne Report 3 Jan 2008 19:48

Hello everyone.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.

Thankyou for the added postings and it is so nice to see that you are still interested in my quest.

As for updates there is little I can tell you and Im really sorry about that. I am still waiting to hear from the Army and am hoping that they can shed some light on the South Africa link.I think the Army is my last hope as I dont really know where to go from here.

As soon as I hear anything I will let you all know as soon as possible.



Diane Report 3 Jan 2008 18:35

Hey Wayne/Wayne's better half!... whilst you're there could you do a quick precis of what you discovered, and what you would ask Dorothea if you got her pinned under that spotlight?!

I got ever so lost, ever such a long time ago!


WayneTracey Report 3 Jan 2008 18:00

Hey Brenda..

Of course i don;t mind :-)... we might have to move to a bigger table tho, i think there will be ore to join us...!!

If you move to that table------------->

I'll get the beer......

Moody Blue

Moody Blue Report 3 Jan 2008 16:56

I'll wait with you Wayne - if you do not mind?



WayneTracey Report 3 Jan 2008 15:03

Hi Guys,

In the absence of Dionne currently, I have to add that yes all the new data has been found, beaten and robbed of it's information !!!

The births we could not find we made the logical conclusion they happened in Africa. Altho there are still a few holes most have been either solved or at the very least all other options eliminated.

Those of us who have been here since the biginning of this journey are now awaiting replies to letter Dionne sent out before Xmas. These we hope will give us some more data from family members either not willing to give data or to people we have newly found.

I resurrected this thread in the hope Dionne had found something new, and to give her a gentle prod we're all still here waiting..*looks at watch & starts to tap foot *



bob Report 3 Jan 2008 00:54

Nice to see this tread re generated it was a favorite of mine often looking as early as 3am before I had a coffee & off to work. Hope Dionne gets some more news soon(or do I mean "have to get up earlier"to read her posts?). Nice to see people still looking for her. All The Best, BOB>>

Lost for Words ;-)

Lost for Words ;-) Report 3 Jan 2008 00:47


Can I ask if anyone has checked the, Births - British overseas 1761-1994 available on Find My Past? I have a sub if you can repost the details I'd be happy to take a look for you. These are the type of records covered:

GRO REGIMENTAL BIRTH INDICES (1761 to 1924) 1761 - 1924 SLOAN to SLOWEY 1
GRO ARMY BIRTH INDICES (1881 to 1965) 1896 - 1900 SKINNER to SYKES 1
GRO CONSULAR BIRTH INDICES (1849 to 1965) 1896 - 1900 SLOMAN to SMITH 1



WayneTracey Report 2 Jan 2008 21:14


I hope you had a good Xmas & New Year.... is there any updates on this for us?


Dionne Report 13 Dec 2007 16:30

LOL Wayne

My mother and I have often said if only we could dig her back up and get answers to our questions.

Mary thankyou for the link.I am still at work and will check the site out this evening.I have checked out a couple of South African sites and I do know that it is proving difficult without an area of birth in South Africa. But you never know third time lucky with this site. I will let you know how I get on.

Watch this space.


WayneTracey Report 13 Dec 2007 16:22

I think we need to find a way to bring back the dead... put Dorothea and my partners great grandmother in a giant chair with a HUGE spotlight and demand to know the truth.... !!


MaryfromItaly Report 13 Dec 2007 14:14

You might see if you can find a volunteer here to look up South African births:


Dionne Report 13 Dec 2007 13:15

Hi All

Siobhan as far as I am aware we dont have a Enid kathleen Livermore in the family tree.

Ann Tracy and Von. I sent a letter of to the Army a week or so ago and I have as of yet not recieved a reply. Im thinking I will not hear from them now untill after Christmas.

I am really unsure as to what to do next as I think we have done everything.


was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 12 Dec 2007 22:09


Yes, the Army returns I mentioned before. But not sure, as I said, whether these would help!


Von Report 12 Dec 2007 21:59

That's probably what I was thinking about.

Are there any records about the whereabouts of the Royal army Medical Corps prior to WW1.
I know you have searched for private records but as I know from personal research these are hit and miss and never the ones you need!!!
Despite having an army pension my father's records from WW1 don't survive. Lucky he kept various bits and pieces.


CelticShiv Report 12 Dec 2007 21:51

Have you got an Enid Kathleen Livermore in your tree?

Just searching through the times digital archive. Not sure if this has already been done.


CelticShiv Report 12 Dec 2007 21:47


I have tried trawling back through this thread but it is so long it is hard to find the information to work from.

When was Dorothea and siblings born and when was Edwin Livermore senior born?

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 12 Dec 2007 21:21


Yes, it's possible from Army returns to find out where regiments were stationed, although no war diaries, which is perhaps what you're referring to, prior to WW1.

This would only place him in particular places - perhaps not necessarily where his children were born, and I understand birth info is available from SA Embassy.

I looked at Kew for any WW1 records for him, and they weren't there.


Von Report 12 Dec 2007 20:52

I too have been following your thread from the beginning.

I can't help thinking that Kew holds more answers for you.
I know Ann found the personal army records for you but I believe it's possible to find out where various regiments were at any one time.
I think Kew has WW1 and other records and Glasgow has WW2 information.

I've searched the whereabouts of the Royal Berkshire Regiment during WW1 for example and this information was at Kew.

Sorry if you've been down this route but I thought this might at least give you an area in South Africa where you could start.


Dionne Report 12 Dec 2007 19:45

Sorry Claire

No updates yet. thanks for asking.