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I need your help again lads and lassies.

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charlie962
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But could this Mary Ahern of Co Cork be her ?

 

and note there is a card for a Miss A M Ahern of Fermoy ?

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4 minutes ago, charlie962 said:

But could this Mary Ahern of Co Cork be her ?

The card seems to be dated 3 Sep 19 - it notes 'still serving' so it would rule her out in that case.

Craig

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museumtom

Good finds lads, thank you very much indeed. It would be nice to nail her down. I did communicate with Jim Strawbridge but we cannot pin her down yet.

 Having said all that here is an update, a sitrep for all your ex signallers.

For every one accepted by IFCP there are about 6 that do not qualify for various reasons and they are recorded with the Irish casualties.

Today our count that have been accepted by the IFCP topped the 100 mark.

Its is a credit to your tolerance and helpfulness and willingness to go that final few yards to locate these heroes. It was not possible without you, for which I am, and I have always said, most grateful indeed.

Our little project here has about two more weeks to run as we go through the end of 1919, and enter 1920 and finish in 1921. 

Thanks for staying with me during this aggravating, and frustrating period. In the end it will be probably the most worthwhile project ever taken on by those that are determined to see it through.

I am off to raise a glass to you and the heroes we found.

Cuimhnímis iad- We will remember them.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
54 minutes ago, museumtom said:

Today our count that have been accepted by the IFCP topped the 100 mark.

A remarkeable milestone Tom.

All credit to you for instigating this truly worthwhile project.

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wandererpaul
5 minutes ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

A remarkeable milestone Tom.

All credit to you for instigating this truly worthwhile project.

 

I agree in full!!

 

I read this thread every time I come on here. The work undertaken by everyone is mind blowing. I just wish I was quicker or around to help!

 

To add 100 to the CWGC is a credit to Tom’s tireless work and those who have helped. It’s a shame some more aren’t added m due to technicalities. But they’re still remembered in Tom’s records.

 

superb work. 

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George Rayner

Morning Tom

Could this be Mary Aherne? In FMP here

https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBM/REDCRO/62

George

First name(s) Mary Ellen
Last name Aherne
Initials M E
Rank VAD
Certificate number 3587
Department Voluntary Aid Detachment
Passport number WAR OFFICE
Destination Boulogne
Record set British Red Cross Register Of Overseas Volunteers 1914-1918
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Regimental & Service Records
Collections from

Great Britain, UK None

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museumtom

Thank you very Dyfed and Paul.

 

Thank you very much for that George. It is very tempting but you know we need something more concrete to tie this with the Death cert.

A very creditable find though.

Kind regards.

 Tom.

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George Rayner

She also has Pip, Squeak and Wilfred on medal roll in NA

 

But can't find anything else...yet

 

George

And very well done Tom for driving this forward.

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museumtom

Thank you George, it is not possible without the aid from pals like your good self.

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museumtom

Would anyone be able to help me with this one please? These Naval men are very difficult.

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He is a Dublin man.

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George Rayner

Tom I can't find her death on Ancestry-was she registered in 1919?

 

George

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museumtom

Yes George it was registered in 1919. All the deaths we have been doing for the past week or so were registered in 1919.

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museumtom

Brilliant, George, well found. Thank you very much. That's another we can put to bed.

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museumtom

This soldier looks like a potential but I cannot find his records, just his pension on FMP. can you help please?

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2/GBM/PIN82/108/0037&parentid=GBM/PIN82/005566

 

Patrick
Last name Kelly
Service number 329767
Regiment Labour Corps
Service branch Army
Death year 1919
Cause of death Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), asthma, cardiac failure
Marriage year 1914
Archive reference PIN 82/108/27
Archive
The National Archives
Country Great Britain
Record set British Armed Forces, First World War Widows' Pension Forms
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory First World War
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

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little bob

Fold 3 has Pension Card for Patrick, date of discharge  21/3/1919.

 

Bob

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museumtom

Thank you Bob, I managed to get that, but I cannot find his records.

Kind regards.

 Tom.

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museumtom

Another brain teaser, this was registered in Cork. Can you help please?

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museumtom

Another mad one altogether. Can you help please?

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Mark1959
museumtom

Thank you Craig, I had a look at the same man, and see he had died in 1910, but try as I might I could not find another Eugene Linehan...that is until Mark posted the link aboue for him., Thank you very much Mark! I don't know how you do it!

Kind regards.

 Tom.

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Mark1959

James Mountifort Longfield. Born 13/5/1866. British Army Lists show him retiring in May 1906 so cannot see him qualifying. 

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museumtom

Thanks Mark. I had a second look at this man and thought perhaps there might be WW1 service as he is a Captain in the 1911 Census and a Major on his death cert.

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Mark1959
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The 1918 List has him as Res. of Off. Substantive rank of Major 1/9/1915.  May have spoke to soon. Not sure an indication of service. Does not show in 1915, 1916 and 1917 lists

This seems to be relevant  LG entry (bottom left)

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30407/supplement/12533

Further refs to a JM Longfield

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30128/supplement/5838

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30170/supplement/6783

under Labour Corps. 

Not relevant but Hart's Army List refers to a J M Longfield

 "Captain J. M. Longfield served in the South African war with the 1st Battalion Liverpool Regiment in 1899-1901, and took part in the operations in Natal in 1899, including the actions at Rietfontein and Lombard's Kop ;defence of Ladysmith ; and the operations in Natal, March to June 1900 (Medal with three Clasps)"

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