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Who is Oughtry Hall? James Gal­loway and Peggy ( Mar­garet) Hall mar­ried on 28 Oc­to­ber 1853 in Antrim, North­ern Ire­land. Peggy’s father is recorded as Oughtry Hall.

The ‘O’ at the start of Oughtry was writ­ten in the same way as ‘O’ at the start of ‘Oct’ where the date was recorded. Search­ing for his name on Ances­try and findmy fails to bring back any re­sults. This is the same when Googling ‘Oughtry Hall’ (with the speech marks) or ‘Hall Oughtry’. Only two peo­ple named Oughtry are found on Ances­try in the UK and Ir­ish records (Oughtry Edgar and Oughtry Mack).

I’m try­ing to work out whether Oughtry is a mis­take, has been mis­tran­scribed or he just doesn’t ap­pear in any records. Does any­one have any ideas? to be in the Royal Navy or whether he could be a civil­ian? I would think he en­tered about 1940- 46. Where can I find records? phi­larys

Thomas Read(e) co­nun­drum ra­dio sta­tion in Der­nacross, Co Fer­managh, in June 1944. Un­for­tu­nately I don’t have a name for this man, so the search is prov­ing im­pos­si­ble.

I was won­der­ing if any­one has rel­a­tives who served with the RAF at Der­nacross, or were based at Cas­tle Arch­dale at this time? I would be very in­ter­ested to see whether any­one re­mem­bers any­thing about the men who were sta­tioned there. Any ad­vice would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. 1883 and served for seven years, leav­ing to spend five years in the Re­serves.

In the at­tached photo David is the fig­ure on the left. He is wear­ing a band on his left sleeve that seems to have the let­ter ‘M’ on it. The per­son next to him and the fifth per­son also wear the same band.

The per­son sit­ting on the right also has a sim­i­lar band on which the let­ter ‘B’ ap­pears. The man sit­ting in the middle wears the band on his right sleeve, also with the let­ter ‘M’.

The stern-look­ing sol­dier stand­ing se­cond from the right has a lan­yard from his right pocket and three stripes on his left sleeve.

Can any­one give me more in­for­ma­tion from the pho­to­graph? Thank you in ad­vance for your help.

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