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I need your help again lads and lassies.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
10 hours ago, museumtom said:

OK guys and gals I was given a lead that maybe the answer would be in the absent voters list. But I dont have a clue where to start with that. Can you help please?

Absent Voters' Lists only appear to exist for the following 3 counties, 2 in the North:

-Armagh

-Derry/Londonderry

(Originals available  to view  online at the Public Record Office for Northern Ireland: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/absent-voters-lists-0)

 

and County Carlow in the Republic.

 

I haven't seen any references to any lists surviving for the Dublin or Cork areas.

A great shame.

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museumtom

Thank you Dyfed and Mark. I reckon it was the last shot saloon. Time to move on to the next poser.

Thanks to everyone who helped with this one.

 Kind regards.

 Tom,

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museumtom

This Cork sailor died after discharge. If his records say he was discharged with heart problems then he might go through. I can only find one William Kidney but he was discharged in 1924. Can you help please?

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little bob

Ancestry has  2 Pension Index Cards for William Kidney, Fold 3. Record for William  born 3 March 1871, Temple Brady  Cork. Invalided Plymouth Hospital, Disease of Brain . 18 October 1916.

 

Bob

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George Rayner
museumtom

Thanks Bob and George. He does not qualify, sadly. But it was worth a shot!

Kind regards.

 Tom.

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George Rayner

Note he was already getting pension in 1914 which appears strange as not discharged 'till 1916

 

George

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museumtom

Another tricky one, this time from the U.S. Navy. Can you help please? Dated 1918.

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George Rayner
George Rayner

 

U.S., Navy Casualties Books, 1776-1941 for John Charles Holmes

Navy Casualties: Lost and Wrecked Ships, 1801-1941

 

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museumtom

Outstanding George, outstanding. Thank you very much indeed.

 Kind regards.

Tom.

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museumtom

Outstanding George, outstanding. Thank you very much indeed.

 Kind regards.

Tom.

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museumtom

Can you help with this one please? I cannot find hi, sorry lads and lassies. Dated 1918.

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Mark1959

Is that Maher? Cannot quite read it. 

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museumtom

Yes Mark, I think it is Maher, 

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Mark1959

It is. CF Maher Found another report saying he was 57. Ordained at 21. Spent year with troops before being invalided. Born Limerick. Death at 2 Peckenham Villas, Monkstwon. Home of Mrs Cooke.

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Mark1959

Looks as if he was suffering from jaundice in 1917

Top 3 in this return

https://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/results?firstname=cornelius&firstname_variants=true&lastname=maher&sourcecountry=great britain&yearofbirth=1861&yearofbirth_offset=2&yearofdeath=1918&yearofdeath_offset=2&sourcecategory=armed forces %26 conflict

The later ref to his officer file shows his middle name was Francis as above

Hepatic cancer is cause of death - liver cancer. Would account for the jaundice

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museumtom

A great find, thank you Mark!

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museumtom

Sorry to disrupt you all. Can you help me with this Red Cross Nurse please? She is not in the CWGC as far as i can ascertain.

 Kind regards.

 Tom.

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Mark1959

She was born in Ireland 9/10/1892. With the AEF 14/9/1918. Died 7/10/1918 of meningitis. James P Courtenay (father or brother) of Castletown, Roche, Ireland was notified of the death. US records

This entry is relevant it seems

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/197929904

died in Portsmouth. This suggest birth was 1889

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=BMD%2FD%2F1918%2F4%2FAZ%2F000350&parentid=BMD%2FD%2F1918%2F4%2FAZ%2F000350%2F060

seems to be the death reg

 

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