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Harry poynton

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Margaret

Margaret Report 31 Dec 2013 14:33

The above gentleman is my grandfather and served in the First World War how can I search for his records :-(

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 31 Dec 2013 14:52

Try asking for a lookup on Ancestry,

when and where was he born

there are some results but i don't have a sub

http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1219

Roy

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 31 Dec 2013 14:58

Margaret

WW1 records are on Ancestry, if you don't subscribe please give some more details, when & where born etc.

I have looked and there are some possibles , but without more detail he cannot be identified.

But please be aware that 70% of these records were destroyed by enemy action in WW2, so its always a bit of luck for those that survive.

George


Margaret

Margaret Report 31 Dec 2013 16:35

Thank you for helping me
He was born in 1896 and died in 1979
Born Henry poynton :-| :-|

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 31 Dec 2013 16:56


Margaret
You have not mentioned WHERE he was born, or lived, so im posting this one as a possible, so perhaps the address given will mean something to you

On this record it gives his NOK as his mother Mary Poynton

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
about Harry Poynton




Name:
Harry Poynton

Estimated Birth Year:
abt 1897

Age at Enlistment:
19

Residence:
131 Shrewsbury St, Old Trafford Manchester

Document Year:
1916

Regiment Name:
Royal Regiment of Artillery RGA

Number of images:
31

George

Margaret

Margaret Report 31 Dec 2013 17:00

I've tried getting his records but it will not let me :-S

Margaret

Margaret Report 31 Dec 2013 17:01

He married my grandma in Gateshead but I think he came from Murton in co Durham my mum told me he was in the somn :-S

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 31 Dec 2013 17:03

Margaret

Im not sure what you mean about getting his records, but will not let me,l perhaps you will explain.

Unless you think you can look at them from the info I have posted??????????


George

Margaret

Margaret Report 31 Dec 2013 17:03

He served with John Wilson from Murton who was killed in the somn :-S

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 31 Dec 2013 17:06

I have a line of Henry's going back to the early 1800's all were known as by the nickname Harry and as far as im aware all used the birth name Henry on official documents apart from some census's

Possible Medal card
Description: Medal card of Poynton, Henry
Regiment No Rank
Cheshire Regiment 41773 Private
Labour Corps 38704 Private

Roy


George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 31 Dec 2013 17:30

So if you know he served with a John Wilson, do you know the regiment John Wilson in.

Or I can check on the CWGC site to find John Wilson,any idea when he died ?

George

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 31 Dec 2013 17:45

Related threads

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/tips_board/thread/1335620

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/tips_board/thread/1335633

Margaret, Please stick to one thread as repeated threads for the same family will only serve to duplicate info and thus waste members time and resources

Roy

Margaret

Margaret Report 1 Jan 2014 22:07

Hi Roy
I am sorry if I have confused any member
I have only posted one thread for my grandad Henry/Harry poynton died 1979, born 1897. Died in Gateshead but think born Murton
I just wanted to do my family tree for my grandchildren so they can have a record of my past
I appreciate your reply and apologise if I keep getting it wrong

Reggie

Reggie Report 3 Jan 2014 12:57

He was HENRY when he married in 1921

J P Wilson's probable death is on one of the other threads - he was a Marine

And only 70% of WW1 records survived......so the chances of finding this man's are limited, to say the least



was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 3 Jan 2014 17:28

I think this is likely to be JP Wilson. He wasn't a Marine, he was in the Royal Engineers

Name: John Preston Wilson
Birth Place: Murton, Co. Durham
Residence: Gateshead-on-tyne, Co. Durham
Death Date: 15 Oct 1916
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Newcastle-on-tyne
Rank: SPR.
Regiment: Corps of Royal Engineers
Number: 175577
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: 258Th Tunn. Coy., R.E.

WILSON, J

Rank:
Sapper
Service No:
175577
Date of Death:
15/10/1916
Regiment/Service:
Royal Engineers

258th Tunnelling Coy.
Grave Reference
I. J. 11.
Cemetery
PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE

Additional Information:

Husband of Margaret Wilson, of 44, Millen St., Gateshead.

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 3 Jan 2014 17:35

It WAS this man - John Preston Wilson - his Army records are on Ancestry. Married Margaret Iowes (?) in 1911. Children John Preston, Alma, Joseph Preston and another - can't make out the name

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 3 Jan 2014 20:22

This birth matches the date of birth on the death index (posted on one of your other threads?)

Births Sep 1896 Poynton Henry Easington 10a 464

????

1901

Name: Henry Pointon
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Mother: Eliza Pointon
Birth Place: Haswell, Durham, England
Civil Parish: Hetton le Hole
Town: Easington Lane
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status:

View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Eliza Pointon 31 Widow
Mary A Pointon 8
Eliza J Pointon 6
Henry Pointon 4
John W Pointon 2
Eliza J Dixon 19 Niece


1911

Name: Henry Homes
[Henry Pointon]
Age in 1911: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Haswell
Civil Parish: Ryhope
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Street Address: 21 Alice Street Ryhope
Occupation: Pony Driver In Below Pit
Registration District: Sunderland
Registration District Number: 555
Sub-registration District: Ryhope
ED, institution, or vessel: 2
Piece: 30249
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Holmes 39
Eliza Holmes 39
Mary Ann Holmes 18
Eliza Jane Holmes 16
Henry Homes 14
John Homes 12
Isabella Homes 7
Annie Homes 4

Margaret

Margaret Report 4 Jan 2014 13:34

Thank you
My grandad name is Henry poynton

Regarding john p Wilson who married my grandma margaret Turnbull lowes, in the above thread you say his middle name was Preston and the children were john and Joseph Preston can anyone confirm does this mean they are his children and Margaret's step children and why are they called Preston and not Wilson.? :-0

Margaret

Margaret Report 4 Jan 2014 13:34

Thank you
My grandad name is Henry poynton

Regarding john p Wilson who married my grandma margaret Turnbull lowes, in the above thread you say his middle name was Preston and the children were john and Joseph Preston can anyone confirm does this mean they are his children and Margaret's step children and why are they called Preston and not Wilson.? :-0

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 4 Jan 2014 15:36

Margaret, I think you will find they were both called Wilson?

Ann Omitted there surenames and Just quoted there forenames


Births Jun 1907
WILSON Joseph Preston Easington 10a 496

All this info is on your other thread,,.....including actual dob's (Edited)


see link below

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/tips_board/thread/1335620?page=1

Roy