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I need your help again lads and lassies.

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museumtom

Brilliant, just brilliant research, second to none, thank you very much indeed, sure what chance would I have without ye?

Fantastic.

 Kind regards.

 Tom.

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museumtom

Danged if I can find him in the CWGC though, can you help please?

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
15 minutes ago, museumtom said:

Danged if I can find him in the CWGC though, can you help please?

I can's see a decent match amongst the 2990 odd buried in Ireland.

No deaths  at all on that date.

Only 1 Stewart, only 1 Neil.

No HMT Wayfarer

Bit of a puzzle.

IFCP?

Edited by Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

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museumtom

Thank you and indeed it is Dai, I sent a query on it to Terry Denhem and await his reply. I have a lad doing a search on the Cemetery in Cobh within the next two weeks for him and William Campbell from the 'Arabic.' So fingers crossed there might be a new headstone, or even two there sometime!

Kind regards.

 Tom.

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museumtom

The word back is he was Merchant Navy and not R.N. so he does not qualify

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
16 minutes ago, museumtom said:

The word back is he was Merchant Navy and not R.N. so he does not qualify

Not even on Tower Hill?

Merchant Navy are commemorated there are they not?

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museumtom

Only if they were on war service it seems.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
55 minutes ago, museumtom said:

Only if they were on war service it seems.

Complicated rules eh?

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museumtom

So it seems Dai, so it seems.

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Mark1959

For completeness here is Darcy papers on Ancestry.

 

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
6 minutes ago, Mark1959 said:

For completeness here is Darcy papers on Ancestry.

 

Thanks.

Ah! The Pension Records. I always forget those.

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Mark1959

Stewart. Interestingly HMT Wayfarer was torpedoed and sunk off the Scillies on 11/4/15. Most survived. It was an armed merchant ship

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museumtom

Thank you Mark and Dai. More mysteries to come today I reckon.

Kind regards.

Tom.

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George Rayner

May be your man...

Ancestry Pensions, 

 

Name: James Dwyer

Gender: Male

Birth Date: abt 1896

Birth Place: Thurles, Tipperary

Age:19

Document Year: 1915

Regimental Number: 20762

Regiment Name: Royal Irish Regiment

Form Title: Short Service Attestation

Interestingly doesn't appear with search for Dwyer but with O'Dwyer and exact and similar

 

George

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museumtom

Brilliant hit George!, I would never have found him. He is not in FMP nor can I find an MIC for him. I do not have access to Ancestry, could you give me a small piece from his sheet please? Sorry for being cheeky.

Kind regards.

 Tom.

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museumtom

Thank you very much indeed George, that ticks all the boxes. I have passed him on the IFCP, fingers crossed he is accepted. Kind regards and thank you again.

Tom.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
11 hours ago, Mark1959 said:

Stewart. Interestingly HMT Wayfarer was torpedoed and sunk off the Scillies on 11/4/15. Most survived. It was an armed merchant ship

That's a curious co-incidence isn't it?

The ship was sunk on the same day as he became ill with meningitis, with him in Cobh, and the ship in Avonmouth.

I wonder when they parted company?

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museumtom

Great stuff, that is fantastic, thank you Craig. I might even call in to the house in Stradavoher to see if the family is still there.

Thank you Craig.

 Kind regards.

 Tom.

Its an odd one, sure enough Dai.

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museumtom

Top image his sons birth certnext down Augustines death cert, next is the marriage certificate, and last death cert for his son aged 8 months.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

An Augustine Flanagan is referenced in the Pension record of a brother , John Flanagan, 616255, (??Leinster Regt) joined at Cork January 1915, age 43, Veteran of SA War. Papers from 1889 and 1914.

Father -James, mother Johanna, siblings -James, Phillip, Patrick & Augustine. Is this the same family?

Link

 

If Augustine died in November 1915 of Phthisis Pulmonalis (Pulmonary TB) of 2 years duration, then he probably would not have been passed fit for service after 4/8/1914. No MIC in his name.

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museumtom

How you found him in his brothers files is beyond me, I would never have found him that way. I have to agree if he had TB fr two years he would not have served. I should have noticed that. Thank you for all your help Dai, you make this look easy.

 Kind regards and thanks again Dai!

Tom.

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Mark1959

Do you think this is Flanagan?

Wife's name is a problem but Birr.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/King_s_Co_/Birr_Rural/Barrack_St_/550978/

There is a baptism record for an Augustinus. 16/8/1872, Loghglynn, Roscommon. Baptised following day. Roman Catholic.

 

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