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Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 4 May 2008 17:30

Greeting’s & welcome ……. Karen O’ Brisbane….

I can have a look at that marriage Register which Elaine as spotted
Whilst I’m on my weekly visit to the Records Office this coming week
And report back on here……?

I’m more than happy to leave you in the capable hands of Elaine. …..

In the meantime are these the Burial details for Thomas & Mary Ann ?

Welford Road Cemetery :~
Plot No. C.N. 1287.
N 1287 C Chesterton Jane Lock 1872 Dec 12 1mth Harcourt Street Saint Margaret 14489
N 1287 C Smith William 1890 Apr 5 26 Healey Street Saint Margaret 31474
N 1287 C Harris Elizabeth 1901 May 9 70 The Workhouse Leicester 45807
N 1287 F Burdett James Ernest 1952 Nov 29 74 4 Underhill Street Leicester 72333

Plot No. U.R1. 2411.

Welford Road Cemetery. :~
R1 2411 C Jackson Ebenezer 1869 Sep 25 5mths Belgrave Gate Saint Margaret 22921
R1 2411 C * NOON THOMAS 1886 MAR 24 Aged.70. 11 CHARLES STREET SAINT GEORGE 57217
R1 2411 C Smith John Robert 1895 Aug 29 10mths Sarah Street Saint Nicholas 77344
R1 2411 C Smith Annie 1896 Jan 18 2mths All Saint Road Saint Nicholas 78206
R1 2411 C Allen Norman Ernest 1921 Jan 31 6 22 Allington Street Leicester 109421

MIKE. xx

Scouser from Leicester

Scouser from Leicester Report 4 May 2008 18:34

Hi all
Can anyone tell me if there was a Army camp in Leicester during the 2nd world war.
I am trying to find out how my dad met my mum they were married in 1944 in Leicester he was in uniform in their wedding photo I was born there in 1945 then we moved to Liverpool.


MaryfromItaly Report 4 May 2008 18:53

Not sure about Army camps, though I expect Mike will know. However, the camp may not actually have been in Leicester.

My parents met during WWII; my mum was from Leicester and my dad from Australia, but they met at a dance in Lichfield, Staffs while he was posted to an airfield in Lincs and she was visiting relatives in Lichfield.


MaryfromItaly Report 4 May 2008 18:58

Hi Mike,

Could you look for a marriage in Lubenham for me if you have it on your discs?

I'm interested in the marriage of Thomas Berry and a Hannah; don't know when, but their first child that I'm aware of was born in Lubenham in 1723.

Lubenham baptisms are on the IGI, but marriages don't seem to be.

Thanks a lot,

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 4 May 2008 20:12

*** F.A.O. *** Mary O’ Italy…..

No luck with my Discs .......
I think that the answer to that would only be gained by viewing Parish Registers for Lubenham at the Records Office ……….

*** F.A.O. *** Paul ……..

The only CAMP ( Pitched tents ) I can think of was on Braunstone Park

82nd Air born Div. U.S.A. Forces…….

But Barracks were dotted around the City and on the out shirts
Usually at………… TA. Centres
Glen Parva………. Royal Leicester Reg. ( Tigers )

Do you have a copy of the marriage that could give you your Father's address & service No' ....



MaryfromItaly Report 4 May 2008 20:13

Thanks for trying, Mike - don't worry about looking at the Records Office, because it'll take you too long as I don't know the date, and I'm not even sure that the marriage actually took place in Lubenham - I'm just guessing because that was where the children were born.

Scouser from Leicester

Scouser from Leicester Report 4 May 2008 21:29

Once again Mike you have come up trumps, according to the marriege cert he was a gunner royal artillery 1516137 munitions packer and my mum was a celluloid tube maker.
Now Mike how do I find out where he was based are there any web sites I can look at?
Thanks Mike.


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 4 May 2008 22:10

Greeting’s again Paul……

Now read further to the right on your cert>>>>>>
Does it given an address ?
Father’s name & occupation…..

Same does for the bride….

Any clues as to where abouts they were living at the time of the marriage ?

Doubt if any web site would give out that sort of Information


Try this one for size ....:~
Re contact point for Army Records :~

National Archive Office.
Army Personal Centre.
Historical disclosures.
Mail Point 400.
Kentigern House.
65. Brown Street.

Tel :~

0141 2243515.

Or :~

0945 600 9663.

Plus you will have to prove ID as next of Kin.
Better if you can give his service No' as well

Scouser from Leicester

Scouser from Leicester Report 4 May 2008 22:50

Thanks Mike I will get in touch with glasgow I have dropped lucky there my eldest daughter lives there, as for the addresses I knew both of them the one in Liverpool I was brought up in and the one in Leicester I asked you about some time ago 8 Martin st where I visited a few times.
I rang my sister and she told me my mum and dad met at a dance while he was stationed in Leicester so Mary had that spot on same happened with her parents so well done mary.
Thanks once again Mike.



MaryfromItaly Report 4 May 2008 23:08

I think some soldiers were billeted with local families as opposed to living in barracks, weren't they, Mike?

I know my mum's family had somebody billeted with them.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 4 May 2008 23:10

Your very welcome Paul....

You should be able to get his complete Army records from the date a place of enrollment
any theater of war he was in and confictions against him any medals awarded to him
and the point of De mob.


Another good piont Mary.....


Karen Report 5 May 2008 00:34

Hi Mike
Tks so much for sending the info on the burials.
As you say Elaines lead is fantastic, and I feel may have solved my problem.
Will look forward to anything you may find.

Cheers from sunny Brisbane.


Karen Report 5 May 2008 01:33

Hi Elaine,

Tks for making contact. I would to be in touch with anyone who may help. Is there another way other than thru this thread. I am not really sure how all this works. I have listed my Thomas Noon as part of my tree.
Does the entry for the 1835 marriage mentioned any other details, eg birth place of either or may be fathers names ??

Tks again
Karen of Brisbane


marian Report 5 May 2008 11:13

Hi Mike.
I have what maybe a puzzle.

My son in laws Grandparents were,
James Astley and Doris May nee Truslove.
I found birth of James in 1901
Doris May in 1902. 7a163 J/A/S 1902
I have found their marriage in 1923.
James was an only Child, He and Doris only had one son Dennis Hardwicke Astley.

I have done a bit of research to try and trace the latter name of Hardwicke.
I found in the Truslove Births a Harold Hardwick without the E in 1903.

Is it possible for you to find out more for me on this family I have tried looking for gr gr parents ect in 1841/1891. I do not know how to look further without detail, can you help thanks Marian

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 5 May 2008 17:54

Greeting’s….. Marian.

In order for me to attempt to go back in time with the Astley /Truslove Families

I will need the CHRISTIAN names for both Parents of James & Doris May.
( if you already know James was an only child then I believe you might have the names ? )

There are several of these Families dotted about both in the City & County on the 1901. Census returns.



marian Report 5 May 2008 18:45

Hi mike.
I am sorry this is the thing I am unable to find out. I go into fmp for info this does not yet have 1901.
I went through quite a lot Friday and some at weekend. the truslove seem connected to Kirby, Fisher,Dyer,Ballard,and couple I found name of Orme. These were all Maiden names.
My son in law was born late in his parents lives so knows bvery little of relations His Mum is 82 so possiby would not remember.It`s a tricky one with an only child.the only thing now would be certificates which are expensive, as I bought a lot family for my own. also the Lightfoot family. Iwill ask further to see if I can get more info

This is a further bit of info, re my Chelsea Pensioner.
My son in law said, my relative would have bought his comission, as very few if any, at that time, went through the ranks.He himself has just finished 23 years in forces. Bye Marian

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 5 May 2008 19:22

Greeting’s again Marion…..

I understand the need to cut down on expenses
Therefore why not order just the Marriage Certificate for James & Doris
At lest this will give you the Father’s names of both parties…
and save sticking a pin in the names which are displayed on the 1901.Census.......and guessing . :0/



marian Report 5 May 2008 19:23

I have just rang the 82 year old, she remembers Harold brother of Doris, but no Christian names,as to the other parents.
Sorry about typing mistakes on the other message. Bye Marian.


marian Report 5 May 2008 20:32

Get your Prozac ready i have just had a call the said 82 year old has had her thinking cap on.

Remembers James Astley`s Mother was,Alice Fox, does not know if she married again, or her maiden name was Fox. Alice the Astley husband lived at 38, Royal East St.
Jamesand Doris Lived at 36 Royal East St
Joyce and Denis lived at 34 Royal East St for a while too, Any help to you.
Breath deeply now. Bye marian


Sylvia Report 7 May 2008 10:01

Hi Mike,

A few moons ago you found my great grandparents John and Mary Gough buried in St Margarets Church Leicester.

I have recently got both death certs and would like to try and get a photo of the grave/s.

By any chance would you please be able to tell me the grave numbers and is it a big church yard. Details of the burial you gave me are,

Names. / Dates. / Ages. /
GOUGH JOHN 18 SEPT 1844 42
GOUGH MARY 21 MAY 1845 42

Thank you Sylvia