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Thread: Where can I find a Service Record for The Royal Engineers, 1891?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    I've tried comparing the Signature of his Attestation Form, to my Grandfather's Signature on the 1911 Census.

    They look very similar to me!

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    This is the signature of Richard's father who was vouching for his son so you cannot compare.
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    So on the marriage to your grandmother Margaret Rees what does William James Wilson give for the name and occupation of his father?

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    On his Marriage Cert, in June 1893, my Grandfather gives his Father as:

    'William Wilson (Deceased) Occupation Mason'.

    The problem is that I've never been able to find them together. I've never found a definate for William James Wilson's Father, - the names are too common and there is too little to go on.

    There's no problem with finding my Grandfather after his Marriage, - he just doesn't seem to exist before then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katarzyna View Post
    This is the signature of Richard's father who was vouching for his son so you cannot compare.
    I find it difficult to believe that a man didn't have to sign for himself as well?

    Holly.

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    The first page shows Richard junior never signed his attestation - I have never seen that before - really odd.
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    Name: William James Wilson
    Event Type: Military Service
    Event Year: 1914
    Residence Place: Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales
    Age: 44
    Military Company/Regiment: South Wales Borderers
    Military Regiment: 14215
    Military Battalion: 3rd Battalion
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1870
    Birthplace: Milton, Cumberland, England

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    Humm! not him this is the one on Ancestry:
    https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bi...=successSource

    Married Mary Shill.
    Thought I had him there - living and marriage in Swansea !!!
    Last edited by Katarzyna; 17-07-19 at 11:38.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    Where was this 1911 census? Do you have the ref or URL for it? I cannot seem to find it
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    This is Richard Kean's (the younger) Signature on the Attestation Papers.

    You are correct Kat, - the Signature that I had Posted was his Father's.

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    Now, - to return to William James Wilson.

    This is him on the 1911 Census:

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