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Recent content by Steph Thompson

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    Walker Thomas of Henry Street

    I know at that time you could join as a cadet at 16 but I had not though about needing parent consent. What you say is very true.
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    Walker Thomas of Henry Street

    Yes I think you are right. I will do that. Thanks.
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    Walker Thomas of Henry Street

    I believe his birthday to be 28th Jan 1886. Fibs are a possibility.
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    Walker Thomas of Henry Street

    I have not been able to find this entry on Ancestry. I will look again later. My instinct says not him. On his service record it says trade brought up to. (Implies you followed your father ) Railway stoker/ engine cleaner. This is great you have all given me lots to think about.
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    Walker Thomas of Henry Street

    Yes that's them.
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    Walker Thomas of Henry Street

    Yes, he married Mary Marshall. I have the certificate which does not state his parents. Thanks. That looks interesting. Where did you see that?
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    Walker Thomas of Henry Street

    Yes that's him.I have his full service record. Next of kin just says father. Nothing else that is helpful I don't think.
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    Walker Thomas of Henry Street

    Just one last thing, please. Have you any idea what it says above the crossing out in the rates book entry.
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    Walker Thomas of Henry Street

    He died in 1935 in Preston. Thank you anyway.
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    Walker Thomas of Henry Street

    My dad said he was an only child but he seemed not to know much. I will have a look at the rates book. He my have lived there only for a short time and without his family. Sounds like he could have joined up to get away from something. Thanks again.
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    Walker Thomas of Henry Street

    Thanks for the interest. I can not find him on 1901 or 1891 census. I have searched for a birth certificate as I know his date of birth. I have been looking for some time but can find nothing. The only other thing I know is that he may have worked for the railway as a stoker.
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    Walker Thomas of Henry Street

    Sorry if you think I was being rude it was a very general enquiry and therefore just chatty. My granddad was Thomas Walker, he joined the navy when he was 19 in 1905. I believe he was an only child but my dad knew very little about his early life. He did not return to Birmingham after his...
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    Walker Thomas of Henry Street

    I have been trying to find anything about my granddads early life. On his navy papers he put his address as 91 Henry Street but I can only find Sarah Silk there. Would there have been other families living in the house? The houses look very large. He joined up in 1905.
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