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Recent content by valbern1

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    J. R. Gaunt & Son Ltd., Warstone Works

    Hi Colin,Val and I worked at Gaunts from approx. 1950/1957,and we have memories of so many people,many of which can be termed as "characters",unfortunately we have lost touch with them all,many would have passed on by this time. there was Geoffrey Hughes who also served his time in the...
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    J. R. Gaunt & Son Ltd., Warstone Works

    Hi Colin, don`t know what your interest in J.R.Gaunts is,I served my time in the toolroom there,and my wife worked in the office,perhaps we knew each other??
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    Thornley & Knight Ltd Bordesley Green Rd

    Hi Icarus, been reading the history of thornby & knight , any information of my "Hero" Billy Timbrell,he was a distant relative .Bernie D.
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    Cecil Walker Hampshire Regiment

    sorry yes Hampshires.!!
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    Cecil Walker Hampshire Regiment

    Hi Terry, found a little something on Ancestry,.C.Walker.Pte.no 10240 l.g.s.21-7-17 Vol30196 Page 7452. its all Gibberish to me you might make something of it,regards Valbern1
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    Cecil Walker Hampshire Regiment

    Hi Tery ,once again thanks for your efforts,I am convinced that the badge in Question is the Hampshires. As the photo shows there is no doubt that he was a serving soldier,more than likely a bandsman,His name by the way Was Cecil.Hugh.Walker. and acording to the photo,was a corporal.Both his...
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    Cecil Walker Hampshire Regiment

    Hi Baz,on reflection you may be right i.e. Hampshire Reg.!! The "5" would be reflextion from the Rosette.The question now would be,what was he doing in the Hampshires? he was Witton thro*thro. Member of the Barn workingmans club(Now closed I believe.) regards valbern1.
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    Cecil Walker Hampshire Regiment

    Hi Terry, thanks for your interest.After enlarging this Photo ,and scrutinising,it looks to me to be the Warwicks badge with the number 5 underneath,this I can understand ,BUT the surrounding "Wreath"??What is your opinion ??? regards Valbern1.
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    Cecil Walker Hampshire Regiment

    Hi all,don`t even ask how I did this -----sheer fluke. Hope this helps Valbern1
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    Cecil Walker Hampshire Regiment

    Hi Chris,the photo does show a cap badge Just, but for sending photo ,to me stretches my brain capacity, can help??have scanner etc?
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    Cecil Walker Hampshire Regiment

    Hi all,in possestion of a photo ,of a Cecil H Walker,occupation Watch&Clock maker,he is in ww1 uniform(?) as a corporal ,and he is holding a bugle,he was known to be a military/brass band lover. can anyone help??
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    Hadley family

    Thanks Bren,have done that, Anote to anthony Skidmore, will now await results That was easy following your instructions,----its the B`ham webpage is the problem,not to worry soon get into it,---as I said on getting called up !!!!!!!!!!
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    Hadley family

    Hi Bren<thanks again for your help,I am a member gs7 _055748229 BUT.!!!! I find the method of contact very confusing (My age you know!!!),can I be guided by you??.I would love to contact Anthony. regards valbern
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    Hadley family

    Hi Bren, thanks once again for all the" info"you have sent me,checked it against my findings and all is exactly correct,I will leave it to my "Good Half" to decide if she contacts any "relations."I see by the number of posts you keep busy,if I may I will keep your 'Avatar ,in case I need help in...
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    Palestine

    Hi Elder Brum,this has absolutley nothing to do with a post ,I noticed that you served with the Coldstreams,I wondered if you had any knowledge of a William Timbrell,also Coldstreams, he served in Palestine ,a little earlier than you,he lived in Bordesley Green,had 2 brothers ,Ted and...
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