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Liverpool riots August 1911.

My grandfather Fred Lowe attested in July 1908 into the 18th Hussars. He was stationed at Delhi Barracks, Tidworth, Hampshire, for the 1911 census and stationed in 1912 at Scarborough, North Yorkshire for his marriage to Annie Stellings.
In 1911 there was a transport workers strike which led to serious disturbances in Liverpool. On 15th August rioters attacked prison vans being escorted by a unit of the 18th Hussars, 2 were shot dead and 3 ...
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Home Guard Uniform

Another member of my family.

Can someone let me know if this Is this the ‘Home Guard’ uniform? Thank you.
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Absent voters lists


We have just found my great grandfather at the back of the 1918 district electoral register as an absent voter. He had NM at the side of his name. Would he be registered anywhere else such as in an army base? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Pre-WW1 Army Records

Are they worth pursuing as a family-finding, brickwall buster? My very limited experience says no - they only record actual service events rather than many personal details. Am I missing a useful source, assuming I can find a relevant record of course?
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Service Number: 2839

Can anyone help me out please.

Charles Frederick Bowhay
Birth: 2 DEC 1867 • Blackawton, Devon, England
Death: 3 JAN 1951 • Berry Pomeroy, Devon, England

On Ancestry it shows his name on 3 Military Medal records with the same Regiment Number: 2839

On the Forces War Records site I typed in ‘2839’ and it came up with the following 2 records:

1: Charles Frederick Bowhay
Age: 40
Incident Details: Sickness, Army Order II 10/08/1917 ...
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Carrier of Military Baggage


I was looking through the Oxfordshire Quarter Sessions this evening for some more in-depth information about my ancestors. I found that one line in particular were listed as carriers of military baggage one when he was in his 60s the other in his 30s when they were going from Thame, where they lived to Aylesbury and Buckingham. I looked up carriers of military baggage in the 1700s for more information on what they did ...
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6th RI Tyrawsleys

Does anyone know anything about this regiment? I've tried googling and nothing comes up. Thank you.
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Royal Naval Service Record

My uncle, Mervyn Winston Wood has recently appeared in long service awards on Ancestry, viz., Royal Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972. We knew his work was as a cryptographer in Plymouth during and after WWII, so possibly highly secret; and later as an exec officer with NATO in Plymouth

The number in red highlighted area is his medal number, so possibly the same as his service record?

Is it possible to find if, and ...
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James Murray 5th Dragoons

This query is to help me ascertain the parentage of my ancestor, Philip Murray 1814 - 1864, who was in the 87th regiment. He came from Killeen near Borrisokane, Co TIpperary. Although I have Philip's military record, his birthplace of Penzy or Senzy, supposedly near Chatham in Kent, has not been located.

A newspaper report states that a James Murray gave evidence in 1829 at a trial for the murder of a Michael Hogan in ...
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What regiment he was in?

My dad was in the army sometime between 1948 to 1956 but I have no idea what regiment he was in.

How can I find out information?

Ronald Edward Wallace
Born: 1930 Totnes Devon
Died: 1990 Totnes Devon
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