Well it has been a looong while since I was last on this site. The quest for info has come up again within me, I'm still searching for answers that are very important to me and my family and thus far hitting a dead end. However the last two posts on this thread are, I think, the most significant find since I have started.
A very brief overview of this research now as It has really opened up the proverbial can o' worms, and it's produced more questions than the answers I found since. I have since discovered that we have more family that has been kept quiet for ever (as still is, I am trying to find contacts for at least one of them), that he has a Army number on another certificate I bought, which conflicts with Merchant Seaman on my Mums cert, so the main questions to me are for those who can and are still interested, why was my Nan down in Uckfield before my mother was born (she is still going but absolutely will not tell me anything yet), and is the William Gurr on my Mothers cert even this William Gurr? It could be someone completely different as she was NOT born down south.
Anyway this forum isn't really the correct place to start looking for long lost family members but....
I have a mess tin beautifully engraved by a British rifleman whilst held as a WW2 POW in Germany. The guy's name is Rifleman F. Gurr. He inscribes that he has a brother called Private G. Gurr who is also a POW in Germany. He also mentions family members, Jack, Walter, William, Salvanus and Edward. I also have a POW letter from his sister back home. She signs the letter, Maggie and her married name is Mrs E. Bishop.
Is there any link to your family?
Merlin, if by some chance you still frequent here, yes this is likely to be connected to my family line (providing other factors are true...) as there was a Frederick Gurr with a brother called George Gurr, and that Frederick could most likely be the chap mentioned on the marriage record of my Nan to William Gurr. And there is also a Sylvanus one generation back.... I'll pm you my personal deets, hope you get it.
Richardridleygurr wrote:Hi, I think we could be related my great grand mother was Catherine Tilden she was married to Frederick Gurr. Both my grandparents were descendant of Timothy Ridley married to Martha chatfield is this your family line?? Rick Ridley-Gurr
Richard, I think you're right in your thinking! So far you could be the closest decendent to help me solve all this rabble. Well put it this way, from what I have read, and FACTS I know, we do have some shared blood. Again I really hope you check back to this and get notifications as I would really like to speak and share what I have with you!
A footnote. if there is anyone person on here that could help me and my mother find our other relatives, I would be very appreciative of your help.
Many many thanks.