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speculation is fultile- well indeed- so why have people been coming up with all this stuff about Emily Currie! When the only mother's details we have is Hannah Smith.

 

I do note that while ancestry holds private trees which have Emily and joseph in them there are a number of trees for brother John some of which are public. This makes it more likely that Emily did not have any children- certainly none with an interest in familyhistory.

 

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RaySearching
8 hours ago, Madmeg said:

so why have people been coming up with all this stuff about Emily Currie

 Simply to eliminate Emily as the mother of Ronald

 

 

 

 

 

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RaySearching

 The purpose of this thread from the Great War Forum’s point on view was to establish the

identity of the soldier in the photo, which may have lead, to the identity of the biological parents of

Ronald Smith Hopton for the benefit of  the O.P  pshelley

 

Despite the input of TEW, BARRY and numerous others the identity of the soldier is still not known

 

If no feedback from the O.P is forthcoming   (as Barry’s last post) 

 

maybe the thread should be allowed to die a natural death 

Ray

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On 01/02/2021 at 22:15, pshelley said:

There has been a match with someone else on the site of the testing company I used and we have managed to establish a link with a common ancestor. It’s not 100% certain, but there is a very high chance indeed that I am related to Joseph Currie. In fact, it seems he was my great grandfather.

 

 

May be of interest.

 

1.  Joseph Currie was working as an Asylum Attendant at the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Menston, when he enlisted in 1915.

 

2.  In honoured memory ...

Joseph.jpg.3926a6931b1c58d058fd55fc65011e0a.jpg

 

From here - scroll down to the year 2014:

https://menstonmemorialgarden.wordpress.com/gallery/

 

Note:

The West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Menston, opened in 1888. By the 1920's it became Menston Mental Hospital before gaining the title High Royds Psychiatric Hospital in 1963.

 

JP

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Michelle Young

pshelley hasn't visited for a week, so I suggest that everyone stops working on this thread until/if we hear from them again. 

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