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I wondered if you might be able to help me research my grandfather, who fought in Burma during the Second World War.
On his marriage certificate on 1 January 1945, he is listed as being a “Major of the 3rd Batallion of The Ajmer Regiment”. I have tried looking up more information about this regiment online but there is very little I can find. I believe that he served in Burma and was previously with the 4th/12th Frontier Force Regiment.
It seems it no longer serves with the Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Burmese armies. Williams123 Belcher family bit.ly/1ji0Llx I’m trying to find out more about the Belcher family – Alfred and Mary, then their daughter Elizabeth (my grandmother) and her husband Charles.
They lived at 49 Clarendon Crescent, Paddington, in the early 1920s and 1930s. There is so little information – I’m quite stuck. My dad ( William John Belcher) had a sister called Doris who got run over in 1932 aged about three, and I’m trying to find out more about that too. paperchase1968
Royal Marine Light Infantry bit.ly/1ji0O0w I’m researching Private Walter Smith (born 1889), who died on board the HMS Good Hope off Chile in 1914. His papers show he enlisted in 1907 and was initially based in Deal, Kent (presumably for basic training).
He then moved to Portsmouth until 1909, when he joined the cruiser, HMS Forte. From Forte he spent two months on HMS Vindictive. Following land postings, he joined HMS Good Hope in 1913. This turned out to be his final ship as she was sunk with the loss of all hands in one of the first sea battles of the war off Coronel, Chile.
My question is what would Walter’s role/ duties/ job have been both on board and with the land postings? I have no idea. Obviously he wasn’t ‘crew’, so what did he do? phsvm
Certificates for killing game bit.ly/1ji1inx I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I am researching my 4x great grandfather Francis Clearey (Cleary) who was a gamekeeper in the early 1800s.
He lived on the border between Tipperary and Offaly, village unknown. In the hope of narrowing my research, I am trying to locate records for the issuing of certificates for killing game and was hoping you may be able to help. Albertj Ward marriage bit.ly/1ji0RcQ I have been looking for the marriage between a Lot Ward and a lady called Eaney. I do not have her maiden surname.
They were both born in Lincolnshire and on the 1881 census they are aged 45 and 32 respectively. I realise that Eaney is an uncommon Christian name and when I looked on FreeBMD just using that name for a birth, it threw up two, but the births were far too late to be the one I am looking for.
Any help would be appreciated. KayFarndon
Help dating photo of frozen Thames bit.ly/1ji1ov9 Can anyone help me date this photo (above)?
It shows Cleopatra’s Needle and a very icy-looking River Thames. When enlarged, there appear to be horse-drawn carriages in the background and some people can be seen walking along the Embankment, so their clothing may help, but I don’t know where to start!
Thanks in advance for any help! jpalmer74
CanC you h helpl d datet thi this photograph of the Thames?