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I found the same document.
The letter R stands for Rifles. But yes, it does look like a K.
Thank goodness we have typed documents these days.
I have some family letters that are very hard to read as they are in long hand.
I thought perhaps the recipient might be R. Pivel or...
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to send the 1911 census.
I could not find this reference on Ancestry as much as I tried.
I will take another look at this on Sunday.
Further, using Free B.M.D. I could only find a marriage reference for John Shaw, and not for Leah Wright.
I think that I have found him, it seems that jack Shaw is in fact Jacob Shaw born in Warsaw Russia, Jewish decent.
He was in the Kings Royal Rile Corps and killed 20th Sept 1917 Passchendaele.
So, this is why I could find nothing on him.
So, this now completes my full list of people on the...
Well, now you see my problem.
The only (Jack Shaw) on record is in the 1901 census as being born in Aston 1885 son of William and Jane.
As you rightly point out, there are many variants, and if you try, you will find more than one William and Jane Shaw.
I tried from both starting...
I need some help, may be yourself or a member of the forum can assist me?
Over the last two years I have been studying all the names on the St. Barnabas Great War memorial.
I have now completed that task, bar one.
Apart from a 1901 census record there is nothing, not a...
many thanks for contacting me.
Indeed, there are two copies in B`ham Library, One in the Welsh national Library and one other in the British Library.
These I know about.
However, except for one, they are all reference only.
And as you know, all library`s are closed because of covid...
I am looking for a book.
The History of the 2/6th the Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1914-19
By JJ Shannessy
Published 1929 - ISBN-10: 1903972299
Published 2009 - ISBN-13: 978-1903972298
D.p. & G Military Publishers
I am not looking for links, just real knowledge of a location of this book.
Hello Judy, I think we have spoken before?
Anyway, there is a Arthur P. Blackmore 15912 Worcester Reg. But not your man sorry.
However.... Joseph Henry Blakemore was a Gunner regimental number 190766 - 119th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery
Death 25th August 1918 - Buried St. Sever...
As a suggestion I would approach the church directly, https://www.stbarnabaserdington.org.uk/contact/
The rev I was speaking to has now moved on and so my contact details will now be out of date.
They will have an archive for sure.
Hope this is of some use?
I am happy you like the article.
I have already this morning added another name from the memorial and so I will go alphabetically as best I can.
The cost to make the memorial as it was is £60.000
However, it has come to light that Erdington High street is to be revamped.
And so, I contacted...
Its been some time since we communicated.
This is partially because I have been busy and also I locked myself out of the Facebook page by accident.
Now I can access the Great War memorial Facebook page again I can restart my efforts to populate it.
I am unsure if you have visited the page or...