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Oswald W W Backhouse....DOB....04/06/1886

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Bowles Report 30 Apr 2013 03:55

Hi Reggie,
Thank's for the advice..

Cheer's Paul


ErikaH Report 29 Apr 2013 22:32

Until 1972, the country was known as Ceylon........may help your search


Bowles Report 29 Apr 2013 22:01

Yes i found this site just recently...Also found that Burial Record...He is a relation on my Late Wife's Family...

Many Thank's


alviegal Report 29 Apr 2013 20:12

Do you have this Paul? From

Colombo General Cemetery (B)

BACKHOUSE Oswald Walter

Colombo General Cemetery Anglican Burial Register 1936-45.

The following abbreviated Burial Record details are taken from our Colombo General Cemetery Anglican Burial Register 1926-51 CD, containing a collection of about 3898 Anglican burial records transcribed from a hand-written copy of the original burial register found in Colombo General Cemetery.

Should you prefer not to purchase the CD, individual Burial Records may be purchased through Genealogy Bookshop for £4.00 each.


MarieCeleste Report 28 Apr 2013 11:09

Paul, when you're giving us information about people it would help us a lot if you could say how you connected to them. Things like when/where the last know whereabouts of them was (census, BMDs, immigration, etc) If we know what you already have then it helps us to work from there.


MarieCeleste Report 28 Apr 2013 11:03

pm from Bowles:

"Mona Felicia Backhouse...DOB..28/02/1919....Sri Lanka

Father..Oswald WW Backhouse..DOB..04/06/1886...Sri Lanka
Mother..Clotilda E Pereira...DOB....23/09/1887..Birth Place..Unknown.. "


MarieCeleste Report 28 Apr 2013 10:24

Paul, not sure if you're aware, but when you mark someone's post as answered then it marks the whole thread as answered (it doesn't make sense but that's the way it works).

Your thread then shows up in the list with a green tick next to it. When people see that they'll think you don't want any further help. When you come back to add your further info go to your first post at the top and click on the button that says something like "mark this as unanswered".


Bowles Report 28 Apr 2013 10:18

Hi Sylviain,

Will follow up with more info ..."ASAP"

Cheer's Paul


SylviaInCanada Report 28 Apr 2013 04:22

that's all???

where have you looked?

To know that would aid the helpers in not repeating work already done

Do you have any dates, or are looking 400 years in the past?

Do you have any forenames?

The members who help find information are extremely good ................ but not miracle workers! They need some help!


Bowles Report 28 Apr 2013 04:12



Bowles Report 2 Nov 2005 06:39

Looking for any Family History of {Backhouse} in Sri Lanka..
Kind Regard's.