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lostmeboardname Report 21 Nov 2012 15:38

There is an article on the BBC website
They are looking to trace the family of this chap who was in WW1

Jan x


ErikaH Report 21 Nov 2012 15:42

Have you tried researching him?


lostmeboardname Report 21 Nov 2012 15:44

It doesnt give his birth year, so there are too many to sift through.


ErikaH Report 21 Nov 2012 15:45


1911 England Census

Name: Elizabeth Ringwood
Age in 1911: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Relation to Head: Wife
Gender: Female
Birth Place: South Hetton, Durham, England
Civil parish: Hebburn
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Street Address: 12 Bygate St Hebburn On Tyne
Marital Status: Married
Registration district: South Shields
Registration District Number: 556
Sub-registration district: Jarrow
ED, institution, or vessel: 28
Piece: 30376
Household Members:
Name Age
John Ringwood 45
Elizabeth Ringwood 42
John Ringwood 21********
Sophia Ringwood 13
Eva Ringwood 10


Barry Report 21 Nov 2012 15:45

The man in the photograph belongs to the RAF Regiment which I don't think was formed until the early 1940's
Their job in the main was to defend RAF airfields

Barry (ex RAF)

edit - googled RAF Regiment - was formed January 1942


Vera Report 21 Nov 2012 15:46


Regarding WW1 the letter from 1918

John Ringwood
Residence: 48 Campbell Street, Hebburn Quay
Document Year: 1914
Regimental Number: 1041
Regiment Name: Northumbrian Bde RFA
Number of images: 36

Regards Vera


ErikaH Report 21 Nov 2012 15:47

What is the reason for your post?


ErikaH Report 21 Nov 2012 15:50

One would have thought that someone at the BBC could distinguish between Army and RAF uniforms


Vera Report 21 Nov 2012 15:50

According to records of this John Ringwood his wife was Annie living at the same address.

Regards Vera


lostmeboardname Report 21 Nov 2012 15:50

they are trying to find ancestors in the hope of passing on documents they have found.

just thought it was worth posting.


ErikaH Report 21 Nov 2012 15:53

Further to Vera's post

The man was 24 when he enlisted......tallies with the 1911 census, but is not proof


ErikaH Report 21 Nov 2012 15:56

Marriages Dec 1912 (>99%)
Frecker Annie Ringwood S.Shields 10a 1425
Ringwood John Frecker S.Shields 10a 1425

You could surely spare some time to look in search trees


ErikaH Report 21 Nov 2012 15:58

Births Jun 1914 (>99%)
RINGWOOD John Frecker S Shields 10a 1970
Births Mar 1921 (>99%)
Ringwood Eva Frecker S.Shields 10a 1887


ErikaH Report 21 Nov 2012 16:00


Deaths Dec 1963 (84%)


JustDinosaurJill Report 21 Nov 2012 19:15

Thanks for posting this Vera. I found it interesting as some of my lot come from that area. Sadly he isn't one of mine.

Reggie. I'm sure that I cannot be the only one who does not keep every name on their tree on here. I have many names to add when I have the time and inclination to double check it all and put them on.