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Lookups for World War 1 Records (2)

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Teresa Report 18 Jul 2008 22:28

Hi Lesley.
Could you please look up any medals for my Gt Uncle Harry Taylor Osborne/Osbourne.Private 268889 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt) died 16/10/1917 at Passchendaele.I think he died at Zillebeke Bund.He is Commemorated at Tyne Cot.
Thank-you. Teresa


Jean Report 20 Jul 2008 21:00

Hello again Lesley,

Sorry,I have been away

Alfred Ernest Baker was married to Beatrice Mary and lived in Earlsfield, London,



Duncan Report 21 Jul 2008 11:22

Hi Lesley,
Not sure whether this is the correct method of contact, but here goes . .
Would you please look up any WW1 info on my grandfather,
Frederick Cape Smith, son of Robert and Mary Ann born 03/03/1888 in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Occupation: Chimney Sweep, married to Mabel Smith 24th April1909. Lived and worked in Bradford.
Possibly served in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment
The CWGC site shows a Fred Smith, Sgt 8th Bn DWR died 25/10/1915 Helles Memorial, but the age at death is shown as 33 as opposed to the expected age of 27, although the additional information seems correct.
Any information re service or medals that would confirm or reject this record would be gratefully received.
Many Thanks, Stewart


Lorraine Report 23 Jul 2008 16:58

please could you look up john eric trevor burns for me
he was in merchant navy and light infantry

i know he did some russian convoy runs

many many thanks
regards lorraine

ps, he was also as jet burns
sorry wrong war


Michelle Report 25 Jul 2008 19:17

Hi, Lesley

Could you assist with war details for the following: Richard Samuel Lloyd born 17/4/1912 Birmingham, died 18/9/1998 married Louisa May Brace 1938, and gr granddad also Richard Samuel Lloyd born 1879 Birmingham died 1925 Wolverhampton married Hannah Ashford 1909

Thank you


Melster Report 25 Jul 2008 19:53

Hi Lesley

I would be interested in any information regarding:


Naill Gregory (probably will be spelt Niel)
b1893 .. Madeley Heath, Staffordshire.
Went to war from Fleetwood, Lancashire
Died in the war .. don't know where or when.

The only information I have is that he died fairly early on during the war and was burried in a dugout with other soldiers. The family were notified of his death and his name is listed on the local War Memorial.




Teresa Report 25 Jul 2008 20:28

Hi Melanie.
I have just read your request and wondered if you had tried the CWGC. There is a N Gregory Lance Cprl No 1019 Kings Own(Royal Lancaster Regt) who died 1/8/1916. Cemetery is Peronne Road. MARICORT.Ref IV.F.30 . There are no details of parents etc though.


Melster Report 25 Jul 2008 22:18

Hi Teresa

That sounds interesting as my dad was named after Naill (his uncle) and my dad served in the Kings Own in WW2.

Can you tell me how I would start to find out more and whether this is him .. would I need to contact the Kings Own regiment ?

Thanks so much



Lesley Report 25 Jul 2008 22:25

Hi, Would like to look up pension and medal records on my great grandfather Frank kirkwood. Born 1894 in Hartlepool, Northumberland. His parents were John Joseph Kirkwood and Hannah (formerly Stephenson). He was in France during WW1, serving as a sergant, then demoted to a private so family have informed me. I think he was in the Durham Light infantry at some point.


Teresa Report 25 Jul 2008 22:43

Hi Melanie.
It is worth trying the Regiment, but don't hold too much hope as they don't always keep the information, but they may be able to tell you where you go if they don't have it.


Melster Report 25 Jul 2008 23:04

Thanks Teresa

Luckily the Regiment Museum is only 15 miles from me so am going to give them a ring tomorrow and see what they can do.



Lesley Report 26 Jul 2008 00:17



Joe Report 26 Jul 2008 00:58

Hi Leslay,
Thanks for the lookup offer.
Don't have much info to go by but here it is:-
Frederick Hewitt, Sailor, born c1878-9, Northern Ireland probably Belfast, spouse Mary Eliza (nee Wallace). It is said that he died at sea, ? on way to Russia.


Camille Report 26 Jul 2008 10:31

Hi Lesley I am trying to find Herbert Parsons ww1 ( Army ) he was born in Theale , Berkshire in 1895 the Son of William and Jane Parsons . I know he died between 1914 to 1918 Anything you may find will be much appreciated.



dodsy Report 26 Jul 2008 12:14

Hi lesley thanks for the offer could you see if you have anything onthese Rymell brothers please.

William James born 1880, Thomas Henry born 1882, Albert born 1886, George 1888 and Ernest Frank 1895.

Parents are Thomas and Zilpah Rymell boys all born Sibford ferris Oxfordshire.

Hope this is not too tall an order.

Many thanks



Lesley Report 26 Jul 2008 14:01


would you see if you can find my great grandfather Frank Kirkwood in first world war in durham light infantry,born 1893 in hartlepool. Father John Joseph mother Hannah Stevenson. Was a sergant but demoted to private


Barbara Report 29 Jul 2008 15:16

Hi Lesly
can you please lookup ww1 james winchester b edinburgh sighned on in elgin morayshire c1912
he was b 1882 army no 69004 reg royal garrison artillary.
as far as i know he got the groad de gerr can't spell it hope you can understand it.
thank you barbara.


Camille Report 30 Jul 2008 10:34



Maryde Report 30 Jul 2008 13:48

Hi Lesley

Dont know if you will be able to help, but I am looking for information on Andrew McLaughlin (McLoughlin) who was born in Belfast in 1898 and was initially based at Victoria Barracks in Belfast but I think was then posted to England. Dont know the regiment but could have been the Irish Rifles. I know its like looking for a needle in a haystack but if you could search for me under his name, I would be very grateful.

Many thanks, Mary


jerseylily Report 29 Aug 2008 19:58

Hello Lesley

I've got a feeling this is a bit of a non-starter.

My grandfather was known as George Smith but his actual name may have been Arthur James Smith.
He was a sapper in the Royal Engineers and his army number was 47746. I have seen his medal card on Ancestry as George but am trying to find his next of kin.

He was born in Oct 1887 and if he was Arthur he was married to an Annie Freeman in about 1915. I need to prove that they are the same man in order to go back any further. Unfortunately he did not marry my grandmother! To the best of my knowledge he came from Derbyshire.

Hope all this makes sense