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I have a medal card for a Walter Gibson, who served in the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry (Pte. 110612), then transferred to the Manchesters (Pte 245640), then joined the RAF (319958).

Does anyone have any idea how I can find out where he was born? If he is related to me, he would probably have joined B Sqn DLOY, as they were from Bolton, and my relative lived in Bolton, although he was born in Blackburn in 1884.

Thanks for any help you can give!

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I have a medal card for a Walter Gibson, who served in the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry (Pte. 110612), then transferred to the Manchesters (Pte 245640), then joined the RAF (319958).

Does anyone have any idea how I can find out where he was born? If he is related to me, he would probably have joined B Sqn DLOY, as they were from Bolton, and my relative lived in Bolton, although he was born in Blackburn in 1884.

Thanks for any help you can give!

Possible born in Blackburn 1884 33 Dukes Brow son of Henry & 1901 Cencus

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http://content.ancestry.co.uk/iexec/?htx=v...mp;pid=21296939

http://content.ancestry.co.uk/iexec/?htx=v...mp;pid=22646447

Paul

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Paul,

Those are the details of my ancestor, right enough. My problem is that Henry had two families, one with Annie, Walter, Lilian, Emeline and Harry, and another after his first wife died. I'm descended from his third son, Arthur. We never heard anything about the first family. Finding info on-line, post-1901, is tricky. My assumption is that the lads died in WW1 and the girls either married or remained spinsters.

I was trying to find if Walter and Harry did any war service, and think that the Walter who joined the DLOY might be Henry's son. If I could find out if Pte. Walter Gibson was born in Blackburn in 1884, I would be a bit closer.

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Paul,

Those are the details of my ancestor, right enough. My problem is that Henry had two families, one with Annie, Walter, Lilian, Emeline and Harry, and another after his first wife died. I'm descended from his third son, Arthur. We never heard anything about the first family. Finding info on-line, post-1901, is tricky. My assumption is that the lads died in WW1 and the girls either married or remained spinsters.

I was trying to find if Walter and Harry did any war service, and think that the Walter who joined the DLOY might be Henry's son. If I could find out if Pte. Walter Gibson was born in Blackburn in 1884, I would be a bit closer.

Birth Index 1884 Q3 July - Aug - Sept Walter Gibson

which ties up with the 1891 cencus

http://content.ancestry.co.uk/Browse/view....Gibson&cr=1

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