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    Fareham War Memorial, Hampshire

    I am currently researching all the names listed on the Fareham War Memorial in Hampshire. There are over 400 names spanning both of the wars, so as you can imagine, there is a lot of research to be done!

    To assist in my research, I would love to hear from anyone who has an ancestor that is shown on the memorial.

    My research is available to all here :- http://www.htscf.org.uk/history/war_memorial.html

    I have also been posting on various other forums such as The Genealogist, RAF Commands and Merchant Navy to name but a few.

    For starters there are a small handful of names that I cannot find anywhere. They are:-

    A G Barber, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery, WW1

    E Chamberlain, Corporal, Machine Gun Corps, WW1

    C F Wilkins, Hampshire Regiment, WW1

    G J Young, Civilian, WW2 (Believed to have attended Price's College, Fareham)

    I would love to hear from anyone who can shed some light on these. Alternatively, if anyone has any further details (or even photos) of any one else from the list on the website, please let me know.

    Many thanks!
    HTSCF Fareham

    #2
    Here's another WW2 name that I need help with, although it is his parents rather than he.

    Lieutenant 105810 Vincent Frederick William Mainwaring, Royal Artillery

    Born 03/05/1900, Pretoria, Union of South Africa

    Died 09/12/1939, Knaresborough Isolation Hospital, Yorkshire

    Husband of Doris Mainwaring of 148 Gosport Road, Fareham, Hampshire (Married 30/01/1926 at St George's Church, Portsmouth, Hampshire)



    Parents - Mr and Mrs Piet Mainwaring

    All I know is that his father had already passed away prior to Vincent and Doris' marriage.

    What I would like to know is:-

    1) What was Vincent's mother's name

    2) Where were they living

    My plea for help is hoping that perhaps someone in South Africa can shed some light?

    Any help very much appreciated.

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      #3
      Have you found this in the papers, Vincent had 2 sisters
      Attached Files
      Elaine

      Looking for Ward, Moore, Hunt, Warren...and who was Gertrude Wills

      http://leicestermoores.tribalpages.com
      http://wardnottsleics.tribalpages.com

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        #4
        There is an attestation record for Vincent on Fmp with different army numbers. It is him as marriage and death recorded; so in England 1920

        Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942
        Vincent Frederick
        Last name Mainwaring
        Age 19
        Birth year 1901
        Birth place South Africa
        Attestation year 1920
        Service number 1417407
        Former service number 229874
        Elaine

        Looking for Ward, Moore, Hunt, Warren...and who was Gertrude Wills

        http://leicestermoores.tribalpages.com
        http://wardnottsleics.tribalpages.com

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          #5
          Thanks Elaine!

          I agree that the sisters maybe a line of enquiry, but without knowing their first names this is proving difficult.

          HTSCF, Fareham

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            #6
            I know! I tried

            I did find images for Pretoria but I don't think there is an index, is this any help?

            https://www.familysearch.org/search/...7-50,350998-50

            and click on church records and also civil registration
            Elaine

            Looking for Ward, Moore, Hunt, Warren...and who was Gertrude Wills

            http://leicestermoores.tribalpages.com
            http://wardnottsleics.tribalpages.com

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              #7
              The site has some technical difficulties at the moment. I'll give it a go again in a bit.

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                #8
                I have tried my best to trawl through the records. Suffice to say that there are no search facilities and despite being very patient, I have not found anything mentioning Mainwaring.

                I've taken another look at the copy of Vincent's marriage certificate and can only add that Piet Mainwaring was described as a farmer (deceased). Not really a lot to go on. All the other persons mentioned on the certificate are related to his wife Doris.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by HTSCF Fareham View Post

                  Parents - Mr and Mrs Piet Mainwaring

                  All I know is that his father had already passed away prior to Vincent and Doris' marriage.

                  What I would like to know is:-

                  1) What was Vincent's mother's name

                  2) Where were they living

                  My plea for help is hoping that perhaps someone in South Africa can shed some light?

                  Any help very much appreciated.
                  Have you tried any of the links on our South Africa page?

                  https://www.familytreeforum.com/cont...1-South-Africa

                  I had a quick search of NAAIRS just now with no luck but you need to search the other archives separately these days. Perhaps https://www.eggsa.org/ can help you out.
                  Caroline
                  Caroline's Family History Pages
                  Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. Socrates

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                    #10
                    Would it be worth sending an email about G J Young ?

                    http://www.societyofoldpriceans.co.uk/
                    Elaine

                    Looking for Ward, Moore, Hunt, Warren...and who was Gertrude Wills

                    http://leicestermoores.tribalpages.com
                    http://wardnottsleics.tribalpages.com

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                      #11
                      I've already hassled them about him, but no joy as none of them remember him. I'm 99.99% certain that he is from there as there is an old wooden memorial that they had in the school that mentions him too. Just need to dind out his name and hopefully the rest will fall into place.

                      My next step is to try and work out if there is some sort of alumni stored away in some resource somewhere.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Caroline View Post
                        Have you tried any of the links on our South Africa page?

                        https://www.familytreeforum.com/cont...1-South-Africa

                        I had a quick search of NAAIRS just now with no luck but you need to search the other archives separately these days. Perhaps https://www.eggsa.org/ can help you out.
                        I am in email communication with South Africa as I have found a reference to a P Mainwaring applying for free 2nd Class passage to England for self and family dated 1903. It's a bit of a stab in the dark, but fingers crossed for a reply indicating that I can purchase a copy of this record.

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                          #13
                          Fingers are crossed, am involved with a memorial for the 3 surrounding villages where I live so wishing you all the best for some results.
                          Elaine

                          Looking for Ward, Moore, Hunt, Warren...and who was Gertrude Wills

                          http://leicestermoores.tribalpages.com
                          http://wardnottsleics.tribalpages.com

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                            #14
                            A G Barber, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery, WW1

                            This has now been sorted:-

                            2nd Lieutenant Frank William Barber, 26th Heavy Battery, RGA
                            Born 20/02/1888 St Matthews, Ipswich
                            Son of William and Alice Barber
                            Enlisted: Ipswich (29/01/1908)
                            Formerly Corporal 28157, of the 35th Battery, RGA
                            Resided at Fort Nelson, Fareham, Hampshire

                            Just the initials were incorrect. That made him much harder to trace.

                            So he qualifies by being part of 26th Heavy Battery and residing at Fort Nelson, Fareham.

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