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sabine72

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hello,

I recently started to work on the passchendaele archives as a volenteer, this will be for a few years

now I am a member (free) of ancestry only I need to contact somebody who could help me out with this soldier, and it doesn't work

John adams

22814

09/10/1917

6bn york and lancaster regiment

could someone please help me out

the member is

metaxopoulu

he or she is asking about his parents john adams and thira radmore

thank you in advance

sabine

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Name: ADAMS. Initials: J. Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: York and Lancaster Regiment. Unit Text: 6th Bn.

Date of Death: 09/10/1917. Service No: 22814

Grave/Memorial Reference: XXXVII. B. 18. Cemetery: POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY

Initially entered Theatre of war (Egypt) 27/10/1915 (which might give a clue as to which Battalion).

Entitled to 1915 Star as Private and Victory and British War medals as Acting Corporal per his Medal Index card, which also notes KiA 9/10/1917.

Checking for any other records....

Nothing found in Pensions (seems there are more John Adams than any other Name I've come across, but not the one you want!

Soldiers Died in the Great War has:-

Name: John Adams. Birth Place: Liverpool. Death Date: 9 Oct 1917. Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: Sheffield. Rank: A/Corporal. Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment

Battalion: 6th (Service) Battalion. Number: 22814. Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

There is a public family Tree which shows him and mother as THIRZA but 1901 Census seems to show mother as Jessie...

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thank you kevin

If you would be able to contact that person it would be great

kind regards

sabine

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How do you get to work on the Passchendaele archives? What's involved? Antony

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well,

as a battlefield guide I also work as a platoon guide for zonnebeke

they told me that no one is working on the archives, so I said i would love to do it

the project was never finished and is far from complete, so I have 3000 files to check and see if the info is correct and in most cases still need a lot of research.

so you kno what I will be doing the next 3 years

the archives will me in my mind day and night

kind regards

sabine

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sabine: message sent to the Tree Owner, but they haven't logged on to Ancestry for 6 months, however, they may respond before you finish with the Archives!!

You know we want to know what those records are, is it British Army casualty records or what are in them?

You may find you have a lot more willing helpers descending on you if they are as yet unknown records that have been long forgotten!!

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I wouldn't worry about that, Kevin - my half-brother was contacted by someone researching my grandmother's family recently (why he didn't go for my tree, I don't know) with the introduction "I see you haven't been on for over 6 months, but...." - he's been on practically on a daily basis, sorting his own grandfather out at the moment!

Yes - do tell, Sabine...

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well,

I have to make a file on every man who fought in the 3th battle of ieper.

what you can find in a file

-photo

-personal letters

-service record

-wardiary extract of the day he died

-plan of where he died if we can find that out

-who his relatives are

at the moment 300o are in my care, 600 are already complete and digital(not online yet)

and then I have to find all the men who don't have a file yet

hope to ready for 2014

in the next weeks to come I will need some help for all of you

the husband will help me with posting

3000 is a lot at the moment I am working on

ackroyd harold VC

abbott john gurney

ackhurst george and a few more

kevin thank you for posting

kind regards

sabine

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Sabine. A little info on John Gurney Abbott born:- Averley Surrey 1890 and was employed as a clerk at Lloyds of London, lived 2 Overbury Avenue Beckenham, son of Donald Nicoll Abbott and Grace Abbott. Regards Ralph.

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Rjaydee,

thank you for that

I even have his picture

but no source, still have to check on maybe the ruvigny?

kind regards

sabine

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I have to make a file on every man who fought in the 3th battle of ieper.

what you can find in a file

-photo

-personal letters

-service record

-wardiary extract of the day he died

-plan of where he died if we can find that out

-who his relatives are

Give me a shout when you come across my 1st cousin (twice removed), Sabine (Sgt. Ed Salmon, 2/5th East Lancs, MIA 9th Oct 1917)... I've accumulated tons of stuff on him over the past couple of weeks.

Dave

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Dave,

I'll be in zonnebeke soon( tomorow I hope) and will see if we have his file if not I will create one and contact you

realy looking forward to see what you have

kind regards

sabine

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... sounds like you have enough with just the "A"s at the moment!! Salmon sounds as if that'll be 2013 before you get there!!!

Your project sounds more than just collating CWGC with Soldiers / Officers Died, de Ruvigny, Scottish National War Memorial and National Roll of Honour combined!! Phew! This is for soldiers from the units that fought at Passchendaele only?

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kevin,

I can not waite until 2013, I'll have peak anyway tomorow

sabine

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You are welcome to make use of waht I've been ab;e to find out about George William Waylen Honeyball, killed at Langemarck on 16 August 1917 with 7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

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David,

thank you that will be a great help for me

sabine

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