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Old 26-12-2009, 16:38   #91
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[quote=Retlaw;772308]Hi Barrie.
I've probably met him and didn't know it, I worked at Bulloughs in the Pattern Shop during the 1950's, the Tool Room did quite a bit of work for the Pattern Shop, when we had a large run on a product we had to make things in double & triple contraction, and then go to the Tool Room, and check the patterns which were mounted on plates against the original specs.

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He probably moved from Ring Room to Tool Room in the mid '50s - so many things went through my head at that time, cycling, football, girls, Thwaites. He was pretty well known around the clubs i think, used to recite monologues.
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Old 26-12-2009, 20:14   #92
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If you are saying there is an "A Swann" on the RoH I can probably identify it for you - but not if it's "A Swan". Let me know.
Hi Mrs B.
I have'nt forgotten your quest for
Swann, came across this today looking for something else.

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Old 31-12-2009, 15:53   #93
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Retlaw, I wonder if you have any info on my grandad Fred todd . He was in the Guards machine gun regiment. His service no was 6797
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Your grandad's army service record is available for download from Ancestry. Will send you a pm.

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Old 31-12-2009, 16:12   #94
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Thanks v much Andrew I will reply via PM
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:42   #95
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Do you have a picture of him.

Private 21179. Loyal North Lancs
September 1915. Mrs Counsell, 37 Willow St, C-l-Moors, has been notified that her brother Private Anthony Gilmartin, has been posted as missing since August 9th last. Anthony has previously served as Private 12076 in the East Lancs Regmt. Before the war he worked at Whinisle pit. His name is on
St Mary's Church War Memorial and Clayton le Moors War Memorial.

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Sorry to take so long to get back Retlaw, I wish I did have a photo & more infomation, but I didnt know anything at all about him, Where is Whinisle pit.
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:58   #96
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Sorry to take so long to get back Retlaw, I wish I did have a photo & more infomation, but I didnt know anything at all about him, Where is Whinisle pit.
Hi Alan.
All I know is that it was somewhere in Clayton le Moors.

The attached is Anthony Gilmartin.

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Old 02-01-2010, 12:13   #97
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Hi Alan.
All I know is that it was somewhere in Clayton le Moors.

The attached is Anthony Gilmartin.

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Gosh Retlaw ... so young looking ... brings it home to you.
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Old 02-01-2010, 13:24   #98
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Gosh Retlaw ... so young looking ... brings it home to you.
If you think he looks young, have a look at this bunch, some of them look like the don't even shave.
I think when they got to Fulwood a lot of them would be sent home.

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Old 03-01-2010, 00:31   #99
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Many thanks Retlaw, what a shock to see a photo of him he only looks about 12. I know he lied about his age, parents tried to get him back but to late he was on his way. Dont know why they notified his sister Catherine, Im sure his mum &dad were still living, I ask my dad. Thanks again.
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Old 03-01-2010, 00:33   #100
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I know they lived in Willow St, Clayton.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:47   #101
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Many thanks Retlaw, what a shock to see a photo of him he only looks about 12. I know he lied about his age, parents tried to get him back but to late he was on his way. Dont know why they notified his sister Catherine, Im sure his mum &dad were still living, I ask my dad. Thanks again.
That picture of him was taken before the war.
The reason for notifying his sister would be written on the back of his attestion form under next of kin.
I've attached the newspaper article, it records him as 27 years of age when he died.
Looks like he had served before the war and was a reservist.

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Old 03-01-2010, 14:46   #102
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Thanks Retlaw for the photo of Anthony Gilmartin which you sent to Alan who then forwarded to me.
Anthony was my maternal gramdmother's brother. My gran did live at 37 Willow St but not with her parents. She was already married to Jack Counsell and living at this address in 1915.
How can I download the newspaper article ?(bit of a novice on the computer!)
I think it's absolutely marvellous the work you are doing, unfortunately I can't contribute anything.-
Rgds.
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Old 03-01-2010, 16:32   #103
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Thanks Retlaw for the photo of Anthony Gilmartin which you sent to Alan who then forwarded to me.
Anthony was my maternal gramdmother's brother. My gran did live at 37 Willow St but not with her parents. She was already married to Jack Counsell and living at this address in 1915.
How can I download the newspaper article ?(bit of a novice on the computer!)
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The newspaper article can't be downloaded. I digitally photographed the original Acc Observer from 1914 to 1922 and odd bits from later years. some of the Acc Gazette. The Blackburn Weekly Telegraph 1914-1919, some of Burnleys newpapers and some of Chorleys, about 5500 pictures in all. Then had to touch them up a bit as some of the newspapers were yellowing in some areas.

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Old 03-01-2010, 17:15   #104
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The newspaper article can't be downloaded.

Retlaw.
So how come I managed to save it in 'My Pictures' then ? Or am I not understanding and need of that frozen sheep's brains you are saving for me in your freezer .. Suspect this is all Smc wants ?

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Old 03-01-2010, 20:52   #105
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So how come I managed to save it in 'My Pictures' then ? Or am I not understanding and need of that frozen sheep's brains you are saving for me in your freezer .. Suspect this is all Smc wants ?

Attachment 15238
Hi Snakehead.
I thought he was he was looking for
a web site with that article on it,
thougt everyone, even you, would know right
click to save.
I have nearly 3000 such news clippings and several
hundreds more I have'nt processed yet.
Why do you need to save it to my pictures ?.
Bet it finishes up on some body's web site, not from you of course.


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