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Roger Thompson

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  1. Good afternoon Chris,

    My pleasure entirely. Some times I get in front of myself as well(lol).

    What I have noticed is most of the KOYLI's records where destroyed in WW2.

    The people next door to use are doing heavy renovations so me and the wife have been out most of the day.

    As I said yesterday there is a way of working out the nearest possible date of him joining, there is a chap on the Great War Forum(GWF) who as studied it I will ask him if he can work it out for us, we know when he landed in France it's on his MIC.

    Cheers Roger.

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  2. Good afternoon Chris,

    My pleasure entirely. Some times I get in front of myself as well(lol).

    What I have noticed is most of the KOYLI's records where destroyed in WW2.

    The people next door to use are doing heavy renovations so me and the wife have been out most of the day.

    As I said yesterday there is a way of working out the nearest possible date of him joining, there is a chap on the Great War Forum(GWF) who as studied it I will ask him if he can work it out for us, we know when he landed in France it's on his MIC.

    Cheers Roger.


  3. Hi Chris,

    9th April 1896, it was the spring 1/4 session assizes and reported in the Sheffield Evening Telegraph of that date, he also had to do hard labour as well.

    The Police where waiting for them, the article is under the heading of Caught in the act.

    Meanwhile I will keep looking for him in military records.

    that avatar of mine is my granddad who survived the great War and served in Y&L Regiment.

    Cheers Roger.


  4. Hi there Stuart,

    That is the one I was after again, thank you very much, I have 5 to cover at the moment I have traced all 5 but at the moment can only confirm 2 of them.

    I shall be down in the Sheffield area in about 3 weeks time to pick up on these women.

    Cheers Roger.


  5. Thank you for the welcome Richard, I have come across Dean on another Sheffield forum before, but was not aware of his sabatical.

    My immediate problem is that some where on this forum I have seen a topic that did show nurses, matrons and the like from Sheffield, as I'm assisting with a project to record the final resting place and memorials to the women who did war work in WW1 and in particular Yorkshire.

    Before I knew about my Sheffield roots whenever I was in Sheffied I had that feeling of being home, and I'm Batley born, bred and dragged up, funny ain't it.

    Cheers Roger.


  6. Hello there, I'm Roger and from Batley in the Old West Riding of Yorkshire.

    My family on the Paternal side came from the Handsworth area in the 1770's and they are very hard to trace up there.

    My interest is WW1 researching and at the moment looking for Rolls of Honour especially of the women that where involved in war work and thats how I came to find this site and what a godsend it is.

    Good work every body and if I am able to help at anytime I'm more than willing to.

    Cheers Roger.

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