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by q98
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Peter Reynolds - 23.12.1905 - 27.5.1947
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Peter Reynolds - 23.12.1905 - 27.5.1947

I am reliably informed the Army Base which I earlier referred to as Royal Army Corps of Transport was, in fact, a Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Depot. It saw use during World War II as a training area for Commandos. When the Depot was closed (known to be in use at Sep 1970), the l...
by q98
Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Is any subscriber able to locate this mans B.E.?
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Is any subscriber able to locate this mans B.E.?

=D> Yet another one I did not consider WilmaM. My thinking must be too literal. Thanks again.
by q98
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Is any subscriber able to locate this mans B.E.?
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Is any subscriber able to locate this mans B.E.?

Thanks for those Census results WilmaM. It would appear father George outlived TWO wives, would you agree?
by q98
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Is any subscriber able to locate this mans B.E.?
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Is any subscriber able to locate this mans B.E.?

Ah, NEVER did I consider the surname "WILL" :oops: but that is he; parents names do match those I believed them to be.
MANY thanks to all for your assistance =D> .
by q98
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Is any subscriber able to locate this mans B.E.?
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Is any subscriber able to locate this mans B.E.?

To date, I am unable to locate the birth record of Alexander WILLS, whose Obituary in "The Cairns Post, Saturday, 22 July 1939", recorded "80 years of age" and "born at Carlton Farm, Dumfries, Scotland". However, although this information was probably supplied by either of his surviving sons, I doub...
by q98
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Intelligence Corps (British Army)
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Intelligence Corps (British Army)

Hi Carolineasb Just discovered your enquiry this evening. Having spent my adult life in Intelligence (RAAF), I concur with StewL and Alan. As a boy, my Dad taught me German (forgotten most it though) which Scots excel at due to the gutteral sounds both nationalities are capable of making, then I mar...
by q98
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Intelligence Corps (British Army)
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Intelligence Corps (British Army)

Hi Carolineasb Just discovered your enquiry this evening. Having spent my adult life in Intelligence (RAAF), I concur with StewL and Alan. As a boy, my Dad taught me German (forgotten most it though) which Scots excel at due to the gutteral sounds both nationalities are capable of making, then I mar...
by q98
Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Looking for Taylor's of Saltcoats
Replies: 4
Views: 2925

Re: Looking for Taylor's of Saltcoats

Hi vantaykay Free of charge, you can check Birth, Death and Marriage Intimations here: http://www.ayrshire-roots.co.uk/index1.php Select "Ardrossan & Saltcoats Intimation Database" and read the 4th last paragraph. Registration and searches are free. For example, at Stevenston in 1947, one Marion Jan...
by q98
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Census
Topic: Anyone possess 1871 Census for Ayr locale on CD?
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Re: Anyone possess 1871 Census for Ayr locale on CD?

Thanks nelmit
The "Scotsman" reported Hugh as single. This James McCreadie & Martha Clark are new to me. I wonder whose son James was? Mmmm, this genealogy is never ending is it?

Tks agn.

Jim
by q98
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Census
Topic: Anyone possess 1871 Census for Ayr locale on CD?
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Anyone possess 1871 Census for Ayr locale on CD?

Looking for a McCREADIE family in vicinity of Ayr with at least two sons; James (b. circa 1862) and Hugh (b. circa 1865); i.e. approximately 9 and 6 years of age respectively at Census time. Both died as a result of an explosion (9th September 1898) at Drumley Pit, Annbank (6 miles east of Ayr). Jam...