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It_Is_I_Leclerc
30-09-08, 09:13
Having just read through another thread it mentioned army pensions.

I have my ggfather :

Name: ELLISON, ARTHUR
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Date of Death: 15/02/1916
Service No: 5217

I just wondered if a pension would have been paid to his widow (Annie Ellison nee Keating) and family, if so were would I get the info from.

Background: Artrhur was b abt 1885 in Wigan Lanc's & married at St. Thomas & St. James, Poolstock Wigan and registered in Wigan in the 2nd quarter of 1908.

Thanks in advance

L

Orangeblossom
30-09-08, 09:19
Ancestry has Pension records, but I just did a quick search and nothing came up for your Arthur.
There was one born abt 1880, Yorkshire.

It_Is_I_Leclerc
30-09-08, 09:26
Thanks Orangeblossom, that's the same as I got, thats why I wondered if I was looking in the wrong place or wrong search criteria
L

Lynn The Forest Fan
30-09-08, 09:37
Not all of the records survived, but I am not sure whether the widow's would have received a pension anyway.

It_Is_I_Leclerc
30-09-08, 09:43
Hi Lynn,
It's just I was reading the thread "looking for a marriage of harry holder born" by Brenmac and there was a reply giving details of the widow recieving a pension, that's what got me thinking
L

KiteRunner
30-09-08, 09:49
Yes, sometimes you do find a pension record in there for a soldier who died in the war and the pension was paid to his family, but unfortunately not all the records have survived.

It_Is_I_Leclerc
30-09-08, 09:51
Thanks Kiterunner
L