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Pte. James Stephens SS/13904, 18th Lab.Coy. Pension Record

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Kath

I have Ancestry.

I cannot find the Pension Record for Pte. James Stephens SS/13904, 18th Lab.Coy.

Died on HMT Royal Edward 13 August 1915.

http://www.northhillhistory.co.uk/stephens.htm

Does it exist?

I've spent the afternoon looking for it using various search terms

Help, please?

 

Kath.

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3 minutes ago, Kath said:

I have Ancestry.

I cannot find the Pension Record for Pte. James Stephens SS/13904, 18th Lab.Coy.

Died on HMT Royal Edward 13 August 1915.

http://www.northhillhistory.co.uk/stephens.htm

Does it exist?

I've spent the afternoon looking for it using various search terms

Help, please?

 

Kath.

Are you meaning the Service Record/Pension Record or the WFA Pension Ledger ?

Craig

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Kath

Sorry, the WFA Pension Ledger, Craig.

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ForeignGong

I understand that only approx. 35% are on there at the moment, the rest will be done later this year.

 

Peter

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His effects seem to have been paid to a guardian for his children so I wonder if he was a widow and had no family who claimed a pension. It could explain why he's missing - but, as above, the remainder of the records will arrive in due course and he may be amongst them.

Craig

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Kath

Thank you, Peter. 

Hopefully he'll turn up.

 

Craig, the family story is that his children were taken in by the neighbouring Spraggs family - represented in Soldiers Effects by the first named Guardian. (their mother had died end of 1915).

http://www.northhillhistory.co.uk/stephens.htm

Soldiers Effects says Mrs. Florence E. M. Kingston, became the children's guardian in 1919.

The Northhill History Group & I can't trace Mrs. Kingston, all likely candidates lead nowhere, & I was hoping the WFA Pension Ledger would help.

 

 

 

 

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bill_spraggs

Hi just read the post about my maternal Grandfather James Stephens ,my mother Annie and her sister Alfreda  were taken in my my Gt Grandparents Thomas Wentworth Dillon Spraggs and his wife Ellen Jago, Ellen was the guardian from 1916 but she died in April 1919 so her daughter Florence Ellen May became there guardian she was my Auntie May and she died in 1963 but her surname was Hingston not Kingston ,she had one daughter Millicent Eleanor Hingston B 1917 D 1986 hope this helps  

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Kath

Thank you, Bill.

Good to hear from you.

Kath.

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