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  1. Rob Rolfe

    Memorial found in a skip

    Thank you
  2. Rob Rolfe

    Looking for details of George Baker

    Ten years after, I hope this thread is still open. Anne Baker, 11 mo in 1861, married Matthias Watts, who founded the Birmingham Fair.
  3. Rob Rolfe

    GEC memorial plaque

    OK have made progress. Still looking for a good photograph, but now have found images of the book, which contains the names and hence I will be able to find the records. https://www.ukphotoarchive.org.uk/p1013607762/h98D87676#h98de1e47
  4. Rob Rolfe

    Memorial found in a skip

    I have started another thread on yet another missing memorial, the thread is GEC memorial plaque now in WW1 discussion.
  5. Rob Rolfe

    GEC memorial plaque

    Has anyone by any chance got a photograph of the large GEC war memorial, which disappeared in 1994?
  6. Rob Rolfe

    GEC memorial plaque

    Many thanks indeed, the top one is new to me!
  7. Rob Rolfe

    GEC memorial plaque

    Really looking hard for a good picture of the War Memorial plaque which disappeared in 1994 - can anyone help?
  8. Rob Rolfe

    GEC memorial plaque

    OK it has been established that the missing plaque, stolen in 1994, was a list of GEC Witton workers who died in WW1. I really need a good photo of the plaque, can anyone help?
  9. Rob Rolfe

    GEC memorial plaque

    And this: https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/199197
  10. Rob Rolfe

    GEC memorial plaque

    This is what I have now, in the last few minutes, but much more info needed. Is there a list of the names anywhere?https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/17339
  11. Rob Rolfe

    GEC memorial plaque

    There is a wall by the Greek Orthodox church of Holy Trinity and St Luke, (formerly the West Midlands Community Centre), with a space where some sort of memorial plaque used to be. Does anyone have any idea what used to be there? (have a picture but it's too large to post).
  12. Rob Rolfe

    Memorial found in a skip

    Thanks so much for this info
  13. Rob Rolfe

    Memorial found in a skip

    Thanks so much for this info.
  14. Rob Rolfe

    Memorial found in a skip

    I am now in touch with several relatives (although none now live in Balsall Heath and only one in Birmingham), as a result of publicity and trawling family trees. We hope that several relatives will be attending our church on Saturday or Sunday.
  15. Rob Rolfe

    Memorial found in a skip

    Oddly this report is wrong about he award of the MC, which was gazetted posthumously in September 1918. The citation reads; "“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when forward observation officer. He remained at his post until his communications were cut and he was nearly surrounded...
  16. Rob Rolfe

    Memorial found in a skip

    They interviewed us for two hours to produce three minutes of television.
  17. Rob Rolfe

    Memorial found in a skip

    :) I am not responsible for BBC editorialising!
  18. Rob Rolfe

    Memorial found in a skip

    I am in touch with Fred Cross's nephew (who was born long after Fred died). He says it has meant quite a lot to him and his sister to find out about the memorial, as they did not think Fred was commemorated anywhere.
  19. Rob Rolfe

    Memorial found in a skip

    I've had some experience with the 100-year rule at both the National Archives and the London Metropolitan Archives: If there is a book containing names you have to prove that all the names have been dead for 100 years....
  20. Rob Rolfe

    Memorial found in a skip

    Yes, this is he. Had a 'dilated heart'. Died in Dudley War Hospital from bronchitis, pneumonia and heart disease.
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