chintzy Posted 28 December , 2011 Share Posted 28 December , 2011 Hello, I am researching for my granddaughter (15). We are trying to build a picture of her absent father's family. I have managed to trace the family as far back as her great great grandfather, but can get no further. His name was William Matthew and he worked as a dock labourer in Southampton, while in the 5th Hampshire Regiment. He has two regimental numbers - 3021 and 241361. I have obtained copies of some of his records concerning medals awarded and discharge, etc, but I really need to establish i) where he was born, ii) when he was born, and iii) when he married Emily Jones. His son (also William Matthews) was born in 1917 and died in 2010. I had hoped that his army records might indicate where and when he was born. I have tried Ancestry.co.uk and other such sites to no avail, mainly because, as you can imagine, there are a lot of William Matthews!! I hope some of you might have some suggestions or that there may even be some relatives out there. Philippa Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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