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Forum: Widdrington 23-02-2015, 06:41 PM
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As he spent his non-commissioned service in the...

As he spent his non-commissioned service in the Household Cavalry, and as the Household Cavalry service documents have survived we have something to look at on the NA site.

His age given at...
Forum: Widdrington 22-02-2015, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Good work. I wonder why this age error is...

Good work. I wonder why this age error is perpetuated in the 1943 papers as well? The BMD has him dead 1st quarter aged 59 born c. 1884.
Forum: Widdrington 22-02-2015, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Hey you never know, you could have a VC in the...

Hey you never know, you could have a VC in the family!

I see the medal itself is in the Alnwick NF museum. Price of VC groups is firm with Lord Ashcroft collecting them, I see he now has 1 in 8 of...
Forum: Widdrington 21-02-2015, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Coquet
So he was the son of Robert Johnson, colliery...

So he was the son of Robert Johnson, colliery engineman, and Elizabeth Johnson, of Cement Row, Widdrington. He was one of eight surviving children. (Ten total, two died) The family appear to have...
Forum: Widdrington 21-02-2015, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Coquet
There is a James Johnson born in Widdrington in...

There is a James Johnson born in Widdrington in c.1882. if you follow him forward through the censuses he appears in the 1901 at Elswick as James 'H'; that census is the transcribed list type so...
Forum: Widdrington 21-02-2015, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Coquet
The address on his medal index card...

The address on his medal index card...
Forum: Widdrington 20-02-2015, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Coquet
I saw the article on a commemoration for this guy...

I saw the article on a commemoration for this guy in the Gazette published today, couldn't work out where he was from! Embarrassed to say this is new to me!
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