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Janet

Janet Report 24 Jun 2013 19:43

Just an update

I contacted said lady through her daughter, she is now 91, bright as a button and just celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary (you may have read about her in the papers last week!)

Brother and I went up to visit on Sunday, had lovely time.

J

Janet

Janet Report 2 Dec 2012 10:00

Yes, thank you I sent him a message a whoe back but did nto get an answer unfortunately.

also think the above lady married and had a daughter herself for whom I think I have found a contact address I am going to write to her.

Thanks

Janet

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 2 Dec 2012 03:18

Kate's birth:

Births Mar 1895
Wright Kate Edith St. Olave 1d 225

Death was in 1982.

Rose

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 2 Dec 2012 03:07

I see a possible daughter born in Medway district in 1922.

Someone called Robert has her in his tree on here.

Rose

mgnv

mgnv Report 1 Dec 2012 22:51

It means he was in the Merchant Navy.
They often say Mercantile Marine - I've no idea why.

Janet

Janet Report 1 Dec 2012 18:55

One other thing

Chief Engineer Mercantile Marine, does that just mean he was in Merchnat Navy or was there a shipping company called Mercantile Marine ?

J

Janet

Janet Report 1 Dec 2012 18:52

Hi Detective

I remembered about the Medway archives on line and found the image once I knew the right church

Got to be doesn't it ? I am thrilled as Ive been looking for this for ages. There is a death record and a probate entry on Ancestry from 1944 , lived in Kent died in Surrey ....might need to send for the cert to find out why.

Adolphus was also in Navy so guess one of his mates.

Never give up eh?

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Dec 2012 18:42

County Kent
Place Gillingham
Church St Augustine's
RegisterNumber 41
MarriageDate 02 May 1921
GroomForename Colin
GroomSurname CAMPBELL
GroomAge 32
GroomParish
GroomCondition Bachelor
GroomOccupation Chief Petty Officer
GroomAbode Upper Milton Road Gillingham
BrideForename Kate Edith
BrideSurname WRIGHT
BrideAge 26
BrideParish
BrideCondition Spinster
BrideOccupation
BrideAbode Upper Milton Road Gillingham
GroomFatherForename Colin
GroomFatherSurname CAMPBELL
GroomFatherOccupation Chief Engineer Mercantile Marine
BrideFatherForename Edeard
BrideFatherSurname WRIGHT
BrideFatherOccupation Carrier
WitnessOneForename Adolphus Richard
WitnessOneSurname RENWICK
WitnessTwoForename Elizabeth Ann
WitnessTwoSurname RENWICK
Notes Both signed. Married by Licence
FileNumber 20248

Double check the entry against the image on www.cityark.medway.gov.uk

http://goo.gl/PqChv

If you're happy, we're happy ;-)

Janet

Janet Report 1 Dec 2012 13:45

OK two years on I have today found this

Free Reg has a marriage entry

http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/SearchResults.pl?RecordType=Marriages&RecordID=2295148

age of groom within a year of correct
grooms occupation absolutely correct
fathers name and occupation correct
The witnesses both married in 1913 and Colin Campbell was a witness to their marriage ( is on Ancestry London marriages

I think it must be correct , any words of caution as if correct I have probably found another living relative too

Jan

Cheryl

Cheryl Report 20 Jan 2011 09:25

good luck with that Janet

Janet

Janet Report 20 Jan 2011 08:02

That's a shame but I suppose at least you know where they are and can go and look/take a photo ?

On a mission now to reunite all these families with their ancestors' medals!

Jan

Cheryl

Cheryl Report 19 Jan 2011 22:42

Thats great. My hubbies great grandads are in the regimental museum. We would love them but we know we will never have them.
I even offered to get some replacements for them but they said no.

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~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~ **007 1/2** Report 19 Jan 2011 22:04

So pleased for you Janet :)

Janet

Janet Report 18 Jan 2011 15:45

As I said in original post I knew his name and date of birth and got his navy number from his naval records which I found on the National Archives site.

Then a google of the name and number turned up the 'lot' which comprised his medals on an auction site on the web. My brother was then able to put in an internet bid.

Do you have your grandfathers and uncles military papers ( how old are we talking ? WW1 there are some on ancestry and national archives) you could try doing what I did and see what comes up ? WW2 a bit more difficult to get hold of

Jan

SpanishEyes

SpanishEyes Report 18 Jan 2011 08:57

what a lovely story, It has made me wonder who has my grandfathers medals and my various uncles??? Where did yo look to find yours?

Carol

Carol Report 18 Jan 2011 08:45

Wow Janet

Well done, very pleased for you. Hoped you would let us all know.
Bye Carol

Janet

Janet Report 17 Jan 2011 16:53

It's amazing on the auction house site (Lockdales......have a look) how many medals etc there are up for sale.

I know there are people who collect these things but there must be people on this site who have these very same men on their trees.

Jan

Cathy

Cathy Report 17 Jan 2011 16:45

Oh that's brilliant Janet!
And so amazing that you found them that way, I'm so pleased for you and your brother!

Best wishes,

Cathy

Janet

Janet Report 17 Jan 2011 15:55

Just to let you know that the auction was yesterday and our bid was successful.

So great uncle Colin's WW1 naval medals are heading back to the family

I am well chuffed !

Jan

Janet

Janet Report 1 Jan 2011 12:30

We shall see, probably some collector will pip us at the post which would be sad.

I know where and when he was born, that he was in the navy for years, was on HMS Newcastle in Hong Kong on the night of the 1911 census and was, when he retired from the navy a Chief Ship's Cook. I haven't managed to find out if he married, if he had any children or when and where he died and now have no one left to ask. v frustrating !!

I had wondered if he had gone abroad, but now that the medals have turned up in the UK I am pretty sure he must have died here at least. Strange how all these twists and turns happen.

Jan