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Is there anyone out there who is related to, or knows about, William Smith (b1874 in Buxton), after 1902? He played football for Manchester City between 1897 and 1902. I cannot find him after he stopped playing. This is a team photo from The Golden Penny Magazine. He was known as William ‘Buxton’ Smith because another player in the team was also a William Smith. He came from Stockport and was known as S Smith for William ‘Stockport’ Smith. Smiffy gds14
WW1 final resting place bit.ly/1PajJ8k I am trying to find the final resting place or memorial for my great grandfather, William Wallace, based at the Royal Field Artillery in Victoria Barracks, Athlone, Ireland, in 1907. It is believed he was from Scotland, probably Dundee. His wife was Mary Anne Dunican. They married in St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Athlone on 27 January 1907. Both William and Mary’s ages are listed as over 21. From his marriage certificate in 1907 he was an officer’s groom, and in the marriage register I’ve been told his mother is listed as Janet Robertson who lived in Dundee. His father Thomas was a seaman. William’s address is listed as the Military Barracks in Athlone, Ireland.
On my grandfather’s birth certificate in 1908 it mentions his father’s occupation as ‘RFA Soldier’. He was believed to have died during the First World War. Some stories mentioned he was on a boat that transported horses to the front line. In 1911, his wife and son were living in 15 Scotch Parade, Athlone, without him. parrettd793
Diaries dating back to 1960s bit.ly/1SYol7h I bought a new desk for my office and found an old man’s keepsakes inside including his diaries, which dated back to the 1960s.
They listed everything that he did and what he spent his money on. I would hate to throw them away as someone someday may want them. Is there a general repository or archive for items like this? I will research his name on Ancestry to see if he has any living relatives who may want it, but if not, where should it go? JackCorbyn
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Dagenham cemeteries website bit.ly/1JQsUuD I came across the Find Your Deceased page, ( cemweb.barkingdagenham.gov.uk/ servlet/ Telesearch), which is part of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council’s website.
The site has details of plots at Rippleside, Eastbrookend and Chadwell Heath cemeteries. I have found my great grandparents there, as well as other family. Give it a go if any of your ancestors died in the Barking area. vito74 Death in India bit.ly/1MVgeUb My great uncle, Michael Joseph Leonard, a Rifleman in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, born in Ireland, 1889, died on 1 May 1915 in Trimulgherry, India.
His service number was 9838. Would there be a death certificate for him? If so, where could I get it? I would appreciate any assistance please. Stanislau
Manchester City player William ‘Buxton’ Smith (eighth from left on back row)