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Great Great Uncle Sid and Billy


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I know I'm pushing my luck here, it seems like my family made up a fair percentage of the British forces that took part in The Great War, but can anyone tell me anything about another 2 of my relatives who faught?

William Henry Burtonshaw Driver Royal Field Atillery, born Swansea 1883

Sidney James Burtonshaw Royal Welsh Fusiliers(??), born Swansea 1892ish

I know they both did their bit, William was a career soldier, he was "in" from 1901 - we think!

Cheers for any help Marcus.

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Sidney was in the Welsh Regiment 44389 - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...;resultcount=20

There is a William in the Welsh Fusiliers 355632 - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...;resultcount=20

Other Burtonshaw MIC - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...rst%5Fdate+desc

Grant

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Cheers. Is it them? Billy was a sergeant? My cousin(Billy was his GGF) will be chuffed with that, the census says he was a driver with the RFA though?

Looks like they both took part in ww1 though.

Thanks.

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Marcus, There is a MIC for a Sidney Burtonshaw who served with the Welsh Regt.

Service number was 44382 and he held the rank of Private. Qualified for the BWM and Vic, as well as the SWB (list J/313/1)

This, I recon, is the census details for the family from 1901.

Name: Sidney Burtonshaw

Age in 1901: 9

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892

Relation: Son

Father's Name: William H

Mother's Name: Mary Ann

Gender: Male

Where born: Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

Civil Parish: Swansea

Ecclesiastical parish: St Matthew

Town: Swansea

County/Island: Glamorgan

Country: Wales

Street address: View Image

Condition as to marriage: View Image

Education: View Image

Employment status: View Image

Occupation: View Image

Registration district: Swansea

Sub registration district: Swansea

ED, institution, or vessel: 30

Neighbors: View others on page

Household schedule number: 25

Household Members:

Name Age

William H Burtonshaw 47

Mary Ann Burtonshaw 46

Maud Burtonshaw 16

Albert Burtonshaw 14

Samuel Burtonshaw 11

Sidney Burtonshaw 9

Trevor Burtonshaw 6

Winefred Burtonshaw 3

Cheers Andy

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Cheers Andy, WHB (MKII) is missing then because he was already a soldier :) by the 1901 census.

Thanks

I have got a funny feeling the picture I have of my GGF with another Kaki clad soldier, was in fact Sidney! (or possibly William Henry :blink: ) but WH was 12 years older than Trevor and I don't think the guy in the picture is that much older than Trevor!

Picture here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34443863@N08/3203618990/

thank you all Marcus

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Marcus,

Here is the family for the 1891 census.

Name: William H Burtonshaw

Age: 36

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855

Relation: Head

Spouse's Name: Mary A

Gender: Male

Where born: Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

Civil Parish: Swansea

Ecclesiastical parish: Holy Trinity

Town: Swansea

County/Island: Glamorgan

Country: Wales

Street address: View Image

Condition as to marriage: View Image

Education: View Image

Employment status: View Image

Occupation: View Image

Registration district: Swansea

Sub registration district: Swansea

ED, institution, or vessel: 16

Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members:

Name Age

William H Burtonshaw 36

Mary A Burtonshaw 35

Maria I Burtonshaw 13

Reuben Burtonshaw 10

William Burtonshaw 8

Maud Burtonshaw 6

Albert Burtonshaw 4

Samuel Burtonshaw 4/12

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Ah! there he is 10 years earlier. So he was away in 1901.

Would you guess at the age difference in the picture of Trevor (the marine) and the other fellow in the picture!?

M

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