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veklee

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Very odd handwriting - is there anything else in the same handwriting? Are you expecting a man's or woman's name? I read the first name as "Marjorie", and the second as "?eakins", but possibly "Jenkins".

 

William

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It is hard to decipher without any other writing by the same hand to compare it with.

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so is it majorie meakins /meakin     this is in soldiers effects the soldier is leonard powell Clapham

thanks

barry

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Do you know who the lady is? Could it be his mother [remarried] or common law wife?

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Marjorie Meakins?

 

On the 1911 census, there's a probationer nurse of that name at Hither Green Hospital, Lewisham, 

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can u see leonard p Clapham on the 1911 census ? I'm sure in the distant past ive found him but changed computer  his mother was living in Swindon in 1911

thanks again

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10 hours ago, IPT said:

Boarding at 20 Grantham St, Lincoln, I think.

well done that man thanks barry

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 I don't seem able to find him CWGC with a death date of 1st July. What regiment was he with?

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MIC shows a Leonard P Clapham 3/3536 Yorkshire Light Infantry. Looks like a special reservist.

 

Alan.

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59 minutes ago, johnboy said:

 I don't seem able to find him CWGC with a death date of 1st July. What regiment was he with?

try this

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/760174/CLAPHAM, LEONARD POWELL

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Thanks. Found him. Some of his service record from 1900 to 1912 is on FMP. No mention of Marjorie. Possible marriage to Beatrice Bisset in 1911.

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hi johnboy if he had married wouldnt it b on his service papers ? he gives an address of 137 winn st Lincoln for his place after discharge but this does not appear as this on census 1911 I wondered if Marjorie might be an born out of wedlock or is his girlfriend but I think there is one girl born 1910.

I ve had his qsa for years and just got the bwm 

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The effects records were paid out on the back of a will so he could have left it anyone he wished, not specifically a relative. Usually with a relative there would be a prefix given - Mo (mother), Wid (widow) etc.

His will is available but it may not add much (the amount of detail in them, is variable) - https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/ShoppingBasket/Add/451182?isGrantSearch=False&surname=clapham&yearOfDeath=1916&page=1&sort=Surname&sortDir=ASC&advancedSearch=False

Marriages etc aren't always shown in surviving records as many are far from complete.

Craig

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If he married after 1912 it would not be on service record , unless you have a service record for him after then?

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Between 1910 and 1916 there are only 2 apparent marriages for a Leonard Clapham - neither of them to a Marjorie.

Craig

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