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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

Free Bark­ing and

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)

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