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Lavinia

Lavinia Report 25 Oct 2012 14:51

The family lived in Bartley New Forest in the 1935 two sons Ron and Kenneth. Can anyone tell me of these people? Lavinia Cooke

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Oct 2012 14:57

Would need more info to identify them please.

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Oct 2012 16:35

Start by finding the CORRECT surname........look on freebmd....................PLEASE!

What is your connection - if any? PLEASE!

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Oct 2012 16:41

Speculative.................

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006

Name: Kenneth Aubrey Ruff
Birth Date: 31 May 1924
Date of Registration: Oct 1995
Age at Death: 71
Registration district: South East Hampshire
Inferred County: Hampshire
Register Number: G47
District and Subdistrict: 5012
Entry number: 146

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 25 Oct 2012 17:03

These two?

Births Jun 1916
Ruff Ronald G Earwaker Fordingbridge 2b 1309
Possibly died in 1987

Births Dec 1920
Ruff Kenneth H D Earwaker Fordingbridge 2b 1279

Rose

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Oct 2012 18:27

connected ??

RUFF, KENNETH HAROLD

Rank:
Private
Service No:
5512980
Date of Death:
29/07/1944
Age:
24
Regiment/Service:
Hampshire Regiment

2/4th Bn.
Grave Reference
VI, B, 7.
Cemetery
ASSISI WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Percy W. and Agnes Ruff.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Oct 2012 18:32

1911 England Census about Percy W Ruff
Name: Percy W Ruff
Age in 1911: 10/12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1910
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Civil parish: Canterbury
County/Island: Kent
Country: England
Street Address: 25 Alma St, Canterbury, Kent
Registration district: Canterbury
Registration District Number: 58
Sub-registration district: Canterbury
ED, institution, or vessel: 12
Household schedule number: 202
Piece: 4332
Household Members:
Name Age
Percy Ruff 27 b Bignor sussex ooc Army
Agnes Ruff 25 b Bath Somerset
Percy W Ruff 10/12

Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 4332; Schedule Number: 202; .

Name: Percy William Ruff
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1910
Registration district: Melksham
Inferred County: Wiltshire
Volume: 5a
Page: 111

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 25 Oct 2012 18:33

That must be the one:

Marriages Dec 1909
EARWAKER Agnes Selina Petworth 2b 667
RUFF Percy Petworth 2b _67

Rose

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Oct 2012 18:42

???

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006 about Percy Ruff
Name: Percy Ruff
Birth Date: abt 1883
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1929
Age at Death: 46
Registration district: New Forest
Inferred County: Hampshire
Volume: 2b
Page: 959

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Another son:

Births Dec 1911 (>99%)
Ruff Henry R Earwaker Canterbury 2a 1725

Rose

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Oct 2012 18:44

Name: Agnes S Ruff
Birth Date: abt 1884
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1939
Age at Death: 55
Registration district: Southampton
Inferred County: Hampshire
Volume: 2c
Page: 94


Name: Selina Agnes Earwaker
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1883
Registration district: Bath
Inferred County: Somerset
Volume: 5c
Page: 589

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Oct 2012 18:48

The son Henry
Name: Henry R Ruff
Birth Date: abt 1912
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1917
Age at Death: 5
Registration district: Fordingbridge
Inferred County: Hampshire
Volume: 2b
Page: 1255

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 25 Oct 2012 18:57

Civil Registration event: Marriage

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MarriageFinder: Percy Ruff married Dorothy Levene
Name: RUFF, Percy
Registration district: Southampton
County: Hampshire
Year of registration: 1932
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Spouse's last name: Levene
Volume no: 2C
Page no: 167
Name: LEVENE, Dorothy
Registration district: Southampton
County: Hampshire
Year of registration: 1932
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Spouse's last name: Ruff
Volume no: 2C
Page no: 167

passenger transcript details

Name: Percy RUFF
Date of departure: 9 April 1952
Port of departure: Southampton
Passenger destination port: New York, USA
Passenger destination: New York, USA

Date of Birth: 1911 (calculated from age)
Age: 41
Marital status: Married
Sex: Male
Occupation: Butcher
Passenger recorded on: Page 30 of 41




The following people with the same last name travelled on this voyage: -

Dorothy RUFF Page 29 of 41 View transcript
Janet RUFF Page 29 of 41 View transcript


Ship:
Official Number:
Master's name:
Steamship Line:
Where bound:
Square feet:
Registered tonnage:
Passengers on voyage:
QUEEN MARY
164282
H Grattidge
Cunard White Star Limited
New York, USA
33237.78
994

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 25 Oct 2012 19:23

Looks like they settled in Canada. There's a very nice tree with the family on Ancestry or Mundia.

Rose

Reggie

Reggie Report 26 Oct 2012 11:03

Well done, ladies

Hope Lavinia returns, and thanks you

Lavinia

Lavinia Report 26 Feb 2013 15:16

Thank you for the information regarding Kenneth Harold Ruff, very sad to know he died in 1944, in the Hampshire Reg.was keen on me whenI was very young I was !4 years of age,and he would be 15years,although we never spoke to each other, he used to spend time outside my house,and would sometime write to me.
I looked at the army memorial and was very upset to learn recently of his death, even though it happened a long time ago, it was because I wondered about him,decided to see if I could find out where he went.
Lavinia

Lavinia

Lavinia Report 10 May 2013 14:38

To the person who gave information regarding Kenneth Harold Ruff,please can you tell me the where about of Assisi cemetery,thank you.
Lavinia

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 May 2013 14:45

Lavinia the record will be on the CWGC site and will give you details of the cemetery .

I believe it's in Italy

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 May 2013 14:50

ASSISI WAR CEMETERY

123456ASSISI WAR CEMETERY

Country:
Italy
Identified Casualties:
941
Location Information
The War Cemetery forms part of the locality of Rivotorto in the Commune of Assisi, in the Province of Perugia.

From Rome, take the Autostrada A1, Rome-Milan. Come off at Orte and go along the SS3 bis to Perugia following the signs for Assisi. Take the road to Rivotorto and at a crossroads, from which a church is visible, turn left and the cemetery is about 500 metres down this road.

Cemetery address: Via Sacro Tugurio - 6080 Rivotorto di Assisi (PG) Umbria.

GPS Co-ordinates: Latitude: 43.046561, Longitude: 12.609357

Visiting Information
The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited anytime.

Wheelchair access to the cemetery is possible via main entrance.
For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

Historical Information
On 3 September 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side.

Progress through southern Italy was rapid despite stiff resistance, but the advance was checked for some months at the German winter defensive position known as the Gustav Line. The line eventually fell in May 1944 and as the Germans withdrew, Rome was taken by the Allies on 3 June.

Many of the burials in this cemetery date from June and July 1944, when the Germans were making their first attempts to stop the Allied advance north of Rome in this region. The site for the cemetery was selected in September 1944 and burials were brought in from the surrounding battlefields.

Assisi War Cemetery contains 945 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.



There is a picture too on the CWGC site that won't copy over

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 10 May 2013 15:23

The War Graves Project have photographed his headstone, you can obtain copies from them. However they do ask for a donation, see link for full details etc.

http://twgpp.org/information.php?id=830301




Ruff, Kenneth Harold
Cemetery: Assisi War Cemetery

Country: Italy

Area: Assisi

Rank: Private

Official Number: 5512980

Unit: 2/4th Bn. Hampshire Regiment.

Force: Army

Nationality: British

Details:
29th July 1944. Age 24. Son of Percy W. and Agnes Ruff. VI B 7

George