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Forum: New member zone 14-11-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Coquet
Hi Angus, welcome to the forum! Hopefully you...

Hi Angus, welcome to the forum!
Hopefully you will be able to share with us too some of your material / photos :)
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 14-11-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,004
Posted By Coquet
Remember Who was William Griffiths...

Remember Who was William Griffiths (https://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/amble-northumberland/showthread.php?t=640)? Ground to a halt with that one - gave up on it.

Have him now with the pension...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 14-11-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,004
Posted By Coquet
Well, this new resource is turning out to be the...

Well, this new resource is turning out to be the rosetta stone for me. Finally -- finally found my Great Grandfather, not on the AVLs, but at 2 Swarland Terrace Red Row on the pension ledgers with...
Forum: General topics 13-11-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By Coquet
I'll see if I can put that link in top right :)

I'll see if I can put that link in top right :)
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 13-11-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,004
Posted By Coquet
I think it's just men recuperating from wounds or...

I think it's just men recuperating from wounds or at home for some other reason had to have a parent unit to which they were allocated, it's very common to fine these men allocate to the 'Depot...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 13-11-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 63,806
Posted By Coquet
Although that not much help unless we know if he...

Although that not much help unless we know if he received the 1939-45 star as well. :)


Sold a few Burma Stars over the years.
https://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/images/burma-star.jpg
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 13-11-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 63,806
Posted By Coquet
NEIMME Say he was a Burma Star holder, this was...

NEIMME Say he was a Burma Star holder, this was awarded for service in the Burma Campaign operational area between 11 December 1941 and 2nd September 1945. There are odd complexities to WW2 Campaign...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 13-11-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,004
Posted By Coquet
I can see lots of new names on the latest pension...

I can see lots of new names on the latest pension documents release. We can probably get quite close to a definitive list of those that served in the Great War, although I can think of a couple of...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 13-11-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,004
Posted By Coquet
AVL = Absent Voters' List March 1918 Here's...

AVL = Absent Voters' List March 1918

Here's the relevant page for Amble and Hauxley (Radcliffe) on the other site =

...
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 12-11-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 63,806
Posted By Coquet
Has to have been in his 90s, assuming 18 / 19 in...

Has to have been in his 90s, assuming 18 / 19 in 1944/45? There must have been other WW2 vets among the old hands when we went to Whittle?
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 12-11-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,004
Posted By Coquet
In this new data set the western front...

In this new data set the western front association has (pension ledgers) shared with ancestry and Fold3 sites, there is a Richard Smailes, Pte 34630, Northumberland Fusiliers, address looks like...
Forum: New member zone 10-11-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By Coquet
Wonderful. :) Here's the Grenadier Guards...

Wonderful. :)

Here's the Grenadier Guards cap badge as worn by Lawrence above.

https://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/images/great-war-grenadier-guards-cap-badge.jpg
Forum: Shilbottle and Newton on the Moor 08-11-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 63,806
Posted By Coquet
Just been informed that Kit Miller has died....

Just been informed that Kit Miller has died. Served in Burma in WW2.
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-10-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By Coquet
Can only see his medal index card, ties with the...

Can only see his medal index card, ties with the absent voters list nicely. Served initially with the Army Service Corps, transferred to the Machine Gun Corps at some point. If the information from...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 27-10-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By Coquet
Yes - is that our James Rowell from Queen Street...

Yes - is that our James Rowell from Queen Street on the AVL? - if so the service papers are a different man.
-probable other serving siblings or relatives are John Foster Rowell and George William...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 24-10-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By Coquet
In Mr Rowell's list of existing honours it says...

In Mr Rowell's list of existing honours it says 'General Service Medal' - do we know what campaign that was for?
Forum: Other Northumberland Miscellanea 23-10-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By Coquet
Delighted to see your frame, I bet few authentic...

Delighted to see your frame, I bet few authentic used ones have survived. (I'd be temped to give it a go and make a mat!)
Forum: Other Northumberland Miscellanea 22-10-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By Coquet
Picture's fine, opens up 800 pixels wide. Rare...

Picture's fine, opens up 800 pixels wide. Rare survivor! Apparently (from googling) Beamish museum have a demonstration of this proggy mat making.
I recall the other names too - clippy or clicky...
Forum: Amble and Hauxley 22-10-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 791
Posted By Coquet
This is a transcription, I'm not certain...

This is a transcription, I'm not certain regarding the handwritten words:

CASE 2127

James ROWELL — 51 years

Special Constable

4, Dilston Terrace, Amble
Forum: Other Northumberland Miscellanea 20-10-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By Coquet
Northumbrian Proggy Mats

I've got a pair of inherited proggy mat tools which I use for putting badges on cardboard.
Anyone got an actual vintage proggy mat or more tools?

...
Forum: New member zone 20-10-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By Coquet
Yes, Dop at the front smiling. Here's another one...

Yes, Dop at the front smiling. Here's another one of him:

https://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/amble-northumberland/showpost.php?p=7483&postcount=31
Forum: New member zone 20-10-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By Coquet
Our Summerell line came from South Wales to...

Our Summerell line came from South Wales to Durham. So there was a connection there already. Tom Summerell b. 1858 was born Cwmavon Trevethin, South Wales. At some point moved to Durham where he met...
Forum: New member zone 20-10-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By Coquet
Isabella (pictured) will be your great aunt? ...

Isabella (pictured) will be your great aunt?


Regarding Lawrence, the only match on the death indexes I can find is Laurence Summerell, died aged 76, December 1973, 'Durham Western' registration...
Forum: New member zone 20-10-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By Coquet
That's an easy one for me, their parents were...

That's an easy one for me, their parents were Matthew Matthews Young (b. 1879 d. 1930) and Isabella [Summerell] b. 1879 d. ????)

This is the family:




Margaret Ann Young (Peggy) in the...
Forum: New member zone 19-10-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By Coquet
Hi Helen, hollydog (above) did pass your contact...

Hi Helen, hollydog (above) did pass your contact details to me yesterday. Anyway, here you are. I'm descended from the sister (Isabella) of William and Lawrence. Lawrence just caught the end of the...
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