The Kneelagger Posted 24 November , 2018 Share Posted 24 November , 2018 good evening all - I am working to update a published 'roll of honour of the fallen' for my home town, and have complied a significant list of new names not featured on the town's war memorial, mainly from searching the 'Soldier's Died 1914-19' Database. However, the increased number of listed men as born in Newton Abbot has generated concern and the following question - How was this 'Born at' information generated? I need to know if what is recorded in the 'Born' field is likely to mean a man was actually born in Newton Abbot, or that his birth was registered in the Newton Abbot registration district, which would include a number of outlying towns and parishes. If the information was taken from the man's attestation information, the former is more likely to be true, he was actually born in Newton Abbot, whereas if it was compiled after his death it might have been compiled from the birth registration records which may make it more difficult to be precise on his actually place of birth within a registrations district. Are there any members who have faced and overcome this difficulty. Thank you, John Ellis Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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