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Joseph Purcell m Oct 1911 Canterbury Kent - imposter?

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Re: Joseph Purcell m Oct 1911 Canterbury Kent - imposter?

Postby Artognou » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:49 pm

MoVidger wrote:There's a Mary Dalton in the 1901 census, residing in Johnstown. Age 35, servant. Living with her mother Ellen Dalton, son (?), and two lodgers.


That does actually look more like a D, now I've looked at it again!
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Re: Joseph Purcell m Oct 1911 Canterbury Kent - imposter?

Postby titch » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:13 pm

Hello everyone. Have been following your amazing discussions.
The Lancers museum told me in 2010 that there was no record in the regiment Book of marriages for JFP. Also that it was not uncommon for soldiers not to tell the Army they had got married. The point that has always stumped me is the daily routine of JFP after he was married. If he lived in Chartham at night the Army would know he was AWOL at night (as you have already said). If he was not in the Army, where did he go everyday and how did he get money to live.
The 9th Lancers history according to their museum (2010) was:
Oct 1899 to Mar 1902 - South Africa
Apr 1902 to Oct 1902 - Sialkot British India
Oct 1902 - Jan 1903 - Delhi
Jan 1903 to Oct 1903 - Rawalpindi
Oct 1906 to 1910 - Potchefstroom South Africa
Nov 1910 to Dec 1912 Canterbury Kent
The photo of JFP with a fellow groom , I believe JFP looks about mid/late 20's. ( How can I copy this photo onto a message?
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Re: Joseph Purcell m Oct 1911 Canterbury Kent - imposter?

Postby MoVidger » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:28 pm

MP's military history sheet indicates his service at home and abroad as:

Home: 30 Dec 1902 to 8 April 1903
South Africa: 9 April 1903 to 10 Feb 1905
India: 11 Feb 1905 to 5 Oct 1906
South Africa: 6 Oct 1906 to 7 Dec 1910
Home: 8 Dec 1910 to 11 Oct 1912

Bear in mind he wasn't transferred to the 9th Lancers until 1 August 1906.
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Re: Joseph Purcell m Oct 1911 Canterbury Kent - imposter?

Postby titch » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:31 pm

This means that MP was in SA for 6 years at the same time as JWT, and then both came back together to Canterbury.
My wife says her mother told her that JFP was a tell man, but when I look at the photo of the two grooms he loos 5 ft 5 in ish. But her mother was about 12 months old when JFP left, so her mother got it from a member of the family. Is it possible to add a photo to these messages?
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Re: Joseph Purcell m Oct 1911 Canterbury Kent - imposter?

Postby ianbee » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:25 pm

You can attach photos, documents, etc. Finding something on the forum explaining how to do it is probably more difficult. I'm sure someone will help out.
In the meantime, there is this topic
How do I upload an image?
with answers by Jon
topic7818.html#p18971
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Re: Joseph Purcell m Oct 1911 Canterbury Kent - imposter?

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:29 pm

I can only explain how to attach images using the browser version of the Forum on my laptop.

In overall terms:
1. Start a reply to this thread in the usual manner. Write some text until you get to the point at which you want to attach the image.

2. Immediately below the box for your text are 2 tabs - Options and Upload Attachment. Click Upload attachment.

3. Click the Browse button - you will get a File Upload dialog that looks just like the usual File/Open dialog (because it is). Select your image somewhere on your PC and click Open (at least, it is Open on my PC).

4. You should now have a filename adjacent to that Browse button. Click the Add the File button.

5. You're not finished yet - all that you've done is upload the photo to the WDYTYA server.

There should now be a "Place Inline" button - if you click that it will put the image into your post at the point where the cursor was when you started this business.

6. You will now see something like
[att ach ment=0]GBM_WO97_5729_011_004.jpg[/att ach ment] at the point where the image will go. (Yours must NOT have spaces in the word "attachment" - I've had to put the spaces in to be able to write the words! :( )

7. Click Preview and you should see it. Move the [attachment] ... [/attachment] block around with Cut and Paste if it's not right.

There may be problems because you need a minimum number of posts to be able to attach images - I think you may have just got in because I have an idea you need 5 posts.. Other "gotchas" exist...
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Re: Joseph Purcell m Oct 1911 Canterbury Kent - imposter?

Postby titch » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:17 pm

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Thanks Adrian. I have attached the photo of JFP with his fellow groom which is on a postcard - how tall do you think he is?. I can not find away to use cut and paste etc so I have sent the photo anyway.
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Re: Joseph Purcell m Oct 1911 Canterbury Kent - imposter?

Postby AdrianB38 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:38 pm

Sorry - no idea. The problem with someone wearing riding breeches is that the breeches are quite wide, so I tend to imagine an average width person and therefore reduce my impression of the height. If that makes sense.
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Re: Joseph Purcell m Oct 1911 Canterbury Kent - imposter?

Postby titch » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:49 pm

Thanks. I tried to use the chair height as a guage.
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Re: Joseph Purcell m Oct 1911 Canterbury Kent - imposter?

Postby MoVidger » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:09 pm

Is he the chap sat down? Don't forget his description states he was 5ft 5ins, 119 lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair and with a large mole to the left side of his nose. If he's the man sat down, then I can sort of see what might be a freckle or mole to the side of his nose. But you'll have a clearer view with the actual photo.
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