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___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   24th Nov 2018 - From the Features Box on the right hand side of the Home Page, select Slide Show to view a video

                     commemorating all of the men who gave their lives during World War 1.

 17th Sep 2022 - Read the latest addition to the Histories section - HMS EREBUS - Journal Found



Photos

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Elsie Ethel White
Elsie Ethel White
 
  2 Apr 2024
Richard Ladd and his wife Harriett Mantle
Richard Ladd and his wife Harriett Mantle
Headstone in St Nicholas Churchyard, Ash, Kent 
  11 Feb 2024
Susan Ellis
Susan Ellis
Married Nicholas Walker Soole July 1832. 
  1 Feb 2024
Susan Ellis
Susan Ellis
From Chrishall Village History 
  1 Feb 2024
Alfred Mantle
Close-up
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
  27 Jan 2024
Alfred Mantle
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
  27 Jan 2024
William Frederick Good and Dorothy Kate Irving place of marriage.
William Frederick Good and Dorothy Kate Irving place of marriage.
All Saints church, Battle Bridge, Islington, London. 
  27 Jan 2024
James Brett with his wife Rebecca Mount Harris and his sons Henry Horton, Albert, George, Frederick, Ernest and his daughters Ada, Florence, Alice, Emily and Clara.
James Brett with his wife Rebecca Mount Harris and his sons Henry Horton, Albert, George, Frederick, Ernest and his daughters Ada, Florence, Alice, Emily and Clara.
Probably taken at Bartholomew's. 
  9 Jan 2024
Rebecca Mount Harris
Rebecca Mount Harris
 
  9 Jan 2024
Emily Rebecca Brett
Emily Rebecca Brett
 
  9 Jan 2024
James Brett
James Brett
 
  9 Jan 2024
James Brett with wife Rebecca Mount Harris and daughter Emily Rebecca Brett,
James Brett with wife Rebecca Mount Harris and daughter Emily Rebecca Brett,
Probably taken at Bartholomew's.
 
  9 Jan 2024
Wilfred Albert Ronald Disbury marriage to Helen Margaret Scott 1946.
Wilfred Albert Ronald Disbury marriage to Helen Margaret Scott 1946.
 
  6 Jan 2024
Wilfred Albert Ronald Disbury
Wilfred Albert Ronald Disbury
In TA c.1953. 
  6 Jan 2024
Wilfred Albert Ronald Disbury
Wilfred Albert Ronald Disbury
 
  6 Jan 2024

Documents

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Dr. Howard David Reynolds
Dr. Howard David Reynolds
Funeral report in Pembroke Guardian 26 Aug 1910 
  5 Nov 2023
Crichton Walter Evans Reynolds
Crichton Walter Evans Reynolds
Tokyo, Japan POW Camp Record Index Card 
  5 Nov 2023
William Alfred Pierpoint
William Alfred Pierpoint
The Morning Post Newspaper report of the killing of his son. 
  2 Apr 2023
William Alfred Pierpoint
William Alfred Pierpoint
The Evening Standard Newspaper report of the killing of his son. 
  2 Apr 2023
William Alfred Pierpoint
William Alfred Pierpoint
The Warwickshire Herald Newspaper report of the killing of his son.  
  2 Apr 2023
Sarah Pidduck became Sarah Price
Sarah Pidduck became Sarah Price
News report on the death of Sarah Price from Kentish Chronicle, Sat 10 September 1859.  
  2 Sep 2022
Albert Abelardo Petrali
Albert Abelardo Petrali
Dissolution of Tailors business between Albert A Petrali and Edgar J B Nobbs 
  31 Jul 2022
Mark Millington, Susannah Nisbett & Elizabeth Houghton
Mark Millington, Susannah Nisbett & Elizabeth Houghton
Susannah Nisbett's desertion report of her husband Mark Millington. Also shows statement by Elizabeth Houghton, Mark Millington's mother.  
  29 May 2022
Victor Riley
Victor Riley
Newspaper reports from the Burnley Express. 
  6 Apr 2021
Henry Jeffreys and Ellen Penelope Valpy
Henry Jeffreys and Ellen Penelope Valpy
Marriage announcement published in Launceston Examiner 22 May 1852. 
  13 Feb 2021
John Benjamin Dike
John Benjamin Dike
Funeral Service p4 
  19 Oct 2020
John Benjamin Dike
John Benjamin Dike
Funeral Service p3 
  19 Oct 2020
John Benjamin Dike
John Benjamin Dike
Funeral Service p2 
  19 Oct 2020
John Benjamin Dike
John Benjamin Dike
Funeral Service
Cover 
  19 Oct 2020
John Benjamin Dike
John Benjamin Dike
Poem -'Loss Of The Margate Surf Lifeboat' by T.J.C. 
  19 Oct 2020

Headstones

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Frederick William Dane with his wife Alice Eliza Brunell and daughter Myra Irene Dane with her partner Arthur Gustav Egidius Johansen.
Frederick William Dane with his wife Alice Eliza Brunell and daughter Myra Irene Dane with her partner Arthur Gustav Egidius Johansen.
Gravestone 
Marsden Valley Cemetery
MV01A009 
    28 Feb 2024
Hannah Agnes Doolan
Hannah Agnes Doolan
Her ashes scattered here. 
Waikumete Cemetery
Eucalyptus Glade 
    28 Feb 2024
Lawrence James Heatley & his wife Margaret Josephine Doolan headstone
Lawrence James Heatley & his wife Margaret Josephine Doolan headstone
Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Manawatu, Horowhenua, New Zealand. Sec. P, Block 007, Plot 027 
Kelvin Grove Cemetery     26 Feb 2024
Samson Ellender, Elizabeth Edith Stokes, Mary Ann Stokes, and both James John Ellenders Headstone.
Samson Ellender, Elizabeth Edith Stokes, Mary Ann Stokes, and both James John Ellenders Headstone.
Headstone in Boatmans Hill Cemetery, Sandwich, Kent.  
Boatmans Hill Cemetery     26 Feb 2024
Boatmans Hill Cemetery, Sandwich, Kent - Entrance
Boatmans Hill Cemetery, Sandwich, Kent - Entrance
Final resting place for some of the Ellender family. 
Boatmans Hill Cemetery     26 Feb 2024
Richard Ladd  & wife Harriett Mantle
Richard Ladd & wife Harriett Mantle
Complete Headstone in St Nicholas Churchyard, Ash, Kent.  
     11 Feb 2024
William Coleman Nutley and his wife Sarah Elizabeth Groombridge
William Coleman Nutley and his wife Sarah Elizabeth Groombridge
Headstone 
     2 Feb 2024
James Brett with his wife Rebecca Mount Harris, daughter Ada Mary Brett and sons Frederick John Brett and Walter Henry Brett.
James Brett with his wife Rebecca Mount Harris, daughter Ada Mary Brett and sons Frederick John Brett and Walter Henry Brett.
Headstone in St Clements Churchyard, Sandwich, Kent. 
     5 Jan 2024
James William Evans
James William Evans
Military Headstone in St Michael and All Angels Churchyard, Bosherston Pembrokeshire, Wales 
     13 Nov 2023
George Evans
George Evans
Headstone at Bosherston, Pembrokeshire, Wales 
     11 Nov 2023
Frances Jane Evans with her daughter Jane Marjorie Hindmarsh and her son William Evans Hindmarsh
Frances Jane Evans with her daughter Jane Marjorie Hindmarsh and her son William Evans Hindmarsh
Headstone in Bosherston, Pembrokeshire, Wales  
     11 Nov 2023
Edward William Davies
Edward William Davies
Headstone (side of parents headstone) in Llanion Cemetery, Pembroke Dock. 
Llanion Cemetery     29 Oct 2023
James Walter Davies and his wife Louisa Anne Jones
James Walter Davies and his wife Louisa Anne Jones
Headstone in Llanion Cemetery, Pembroke Dock 
     29 Oct 2023
William Price with wife Ann Cole and their son Benjamin Price
William Price with wife Ann Cole and their son Benjamin Price
Headstone in St Michael and All Angels churchyard, Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire, Wales 
     21 Sep 2023
Shirley Good
Shirley Good
Headstone in Carshalton & Morden Cemetery 
     11 Sep 2023

Histories

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Sgt. Daniel Bryant and HMS 'Erebus'
Sgt. Daniel Bryant and HMS 'Erebus'
Capt. Sir John Franklin's doomed expedition to locate the Northwest Passage 
  28 Oct 2023
Alice Rose Davies
Alice Rose Davies
St Michael & All Angels – Bosherston, Pembrokeshire
The Squint Window and the West Window
These were erected by a schoolmistress, Alice Evans Davies, who taught for many years in the old Bosherston School (now the Church Hall). The squint window depicts St Nicholas as the patron saint of sea-farers and is in memory of Petty Officer George Evans, her husband, who was killed in the battle of Jutland. The west window is a depiction of Jesus. The Resurrection and the Life was erected in memory of her father, James Walter Davies of Pembroke Dock.
 
  28 Oct 2023
POW in Milag Nord nr. Bremen
POW in Milag Nord nr. Bremen
The SS St Margaret (Master: David Sidney Davies) left Liverpool as part of convoy ON-165 at 0800 Tuesday 2nd February 1943. The vessel, sailing to South American ports, was carrying machinery, whisky, stout, textiles, military stores for the Falklands Islands and Yardley’s products,.
Among the passengers, on her way to join her husband in Buenos Aires, there was Octave Osten with her daughter Ruth Schaeffear and son in law Tony Schaeffear. They had managed to escape from Germany just before the war. Also on board was Matron Frances Gowans who was matron in charge at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands hospital. Having purchased her trousseau in England she was returning to be married. In addition, two Belgians and a Hungarian Jew were also travelling.
Overall, there were fifty persons aboard, the seven passengers and forty-three officers and crew.
At 13.55 19th Feb 1943 SS St Margaret was given orders to disperse from the convoy, and to continue her passage South to Pernambuco, Brazil for refuelling and subsequent delivery of supplies and passengers to their various destinations.
At 09.42 on Saturday 27th February the St Margaret was, by now, in the middle of the Sargasso Sea, in the central North Atlantic, when a huge explosion occurred. This was the result of a torpedo from a U-Boat hitting the engine room on the port side. On investigation three men were missing. George Brady, a 21 year old Fireman, Patrick Edward Loughran, a 24 year old Donkeyman and Capt. Davies’s very good friend, John Bradford Meadley the Chief Engineer.
Although severely damaged and stopped there was no immediate danger of the vessel sinking, so Captain Davies ordered everyone to abandon ship via the lifeboats.
This was eventually achieved, after some struggles with the lifeboats, and eventually all survivors were away from the St Margaret.
A little over an hour after being struck by the torpedo and as Capt. Davies had surmised, a further torpedo struck. 10 minutes later the St Margaret was gone.
The U-Boat that brought about the destruction of SS St Margaet was U-66, commanded by Lieutenant Captain Friedrich Markworth.
Markworth, knowing that the abandoned people in the lifeboats could not fight back, raised the U-Boat to the surface and approached the lifeboats. He than demanded that Captain Davies go aboard the U-Boat who was then taken as a Prisoner of War.
At 0815 on 2nd March, the other survivors were eventually rescued by USS Hobson and taken to Bermuda.
Meanwhile, Captain Davies had been transferred to another U-Boat. Around the 1st March 1943 he was transferred to U-460 commanded by Lieutenant Captain Ebe Schnoor, and taken to St. Nazaire. Four days later, on the 5th of March. Capt. Davies was sent to a merchant navy Prisoner of War camp, Milag Nord near Breman. This camp was liberated by the Welsh & Scots Guards at 10:30 pm on the 27th of April 1945 – they were a highly welcome sight to Davies, who was Welsh and spoke that language.


 
  22 Aug 2023
Fortitude
Fortitude
Brian Hambleton's WW2 story concerning his mother and a time bomb. 
  17 Oct 2020
Ellender's Bakery, Sandwich, Kent 1863-1933
Business Fixtures and Fittings for just £6
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
  17 Oct 2020
Air Raid On Croydon Airport
Air Raid On Croydon Airport
62 Civilians killed 
  17 Oct 2020
A Trunk and Letters in a Canvas Cutlery Holder
A Trunk and Letters in a Canvas Cutlery Holder
Surviving letters written in 1854/5 by Colour Sergeant George Clarke and sent to his wife Mary Anne in Corfu and England, which sparked the research into a family history.  
  17 Oct 2020
Herbert Theodore Ghent and Eliza Strutton
Herbert Theodore Ghent and Eliza Strutton
Not cut out for the military. 
  17 Dec 2013

CWGC WW1

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James William Evans
James William Evans
CWGC Commemoration 
  13 Nov 2023
George Price Davies
George Price Davies
CWGC Commemoration 
  23 Oct 2023
John Thomas Davies
John Thomas Davies
CWGC Commemoration 
  23 Oct 2023
Jeffrey Victor Harvey
Jeffrey Victor Harvey
CWGC Commemoration 
  4 May 2022
James William Gerhard
James William Gerhard
CWGC Commeration 
  4 May 2022
Henry Frederick Peet
Henry Frederick Peet
CWGC Commemoration 
  28 Jan 2021
Charles William Stanley Irving
Charles William Stanley Irving
CWGC Commemoration 
  18 Nov 2020
Ernest James Ghent
Ernest James Ghent
CWGC Commemoration 
  18 Nov 2020
Thomas Alfred Good
Thomas Alfred Good
CWGC Commemoration 
  17 Nov 2020
Wilfred Richard Kempson
Wilfred Richard Kempson
CWGC Commemoration 
  17 Nov 2020
Arthur George Moat
Arthur George Moat
CWGC Commemoration 
  16 Nov 2020
Frederick William Margetts
Frederick William Margetts
CWGC Commemoration 
  30 Sep 2020
Capt. Gilbert Pigé Leschallas
Capt. Gilbert Pigé Leschallas
CWGC Commemoration 
  16 Sep 2020
Alfred Edward Tipping
Alfred Edward Tipping
CWGC Commemoration 
  27 Jul 2020
Percy Rainbird
Percy Rainbird
CWGC Commemoration 
  16 May 2020

CWGC WW2

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John Peter Reed
John Peter Reed
CWGC Commemoration 
  31 Oct 2022
Albert John Mantle
Albert John Mantle
CWGC Commemoration 
  31 Oct 2022
Harold Ernest Mantle
Harold Ernest Mantle
CWGC Commemoration 
  7 Oct 2022
Roy Littlewood Couves
Roy Littlewood Couves
CWGC Commemoration 
  11 Sep 2021

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
I14093 
ELLENDER, William 
b. 29 May 1835  Elham, Kent  17 Apr 2024
I14100 
ELLENDER, Fanny Mary 
b. 1847  Elham, Kent  14 Apr 2024
I14099 
ELLENDER, John 
b. 1855  Lyminge, Kent  13 Apr 2024
I14098 
ELLENDER, Elizabeth 
b. 1851  Lyminge, Kent  13 Apr 2024
I14097 
ELLENDER, George 
b. 1844   13 Apr 2024
I14096 
ELLENDER, Jane 
b. 1842   13 Apr 2024
I14095 
ELLENDER, Alice 
b. 1839  Lyminge, Kent  13 Apr 2024
I14094 
ELLENDER, Margaret 
b. 1837   13 Apr 2024
I14092 
ELLENDER, Ann 
b. 1833   13 Apr 2024
I14091 
HOGBEN, Sarah 
b. 1812  Patrixbourne, Kent  13 Apr 2024
I14087 
ELLENDER, Robert 
b. 1808  Wingham, Kent  13 Apr 2024
I14086 
ELLENDER, George 
b. 1807  Wingham, Kent  13 Apr 2024
I2142 
SCOTT, Sarah 
b. 1811  Patrixbourne, Kent  13 Apr 2024
I14090 
UNKNOWN, Elizabeth 
   13 Apr 2024
I14089 
SCOTT, John 
   13 Apr 2024

Families
               
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 F3230 
 I14087  Robert ELLENDER  I14091  Sarah HOGBEN  17 Nov 1832  14 Apr 2024
 F3229 
 I14089  John SCOTT  I14090  Elizabeth UNKNOWN    13 Apr 2024
 F0612 
 I0375  John ELLENDER  I0374  Jane FRIEND  10 Dec 1803  13 Apr 2024
 F0096 
 I0373  John ELLENDER  I2142  Sarah SCOTT  7 Jan 1832  13 Apr 2024
 F3228 
 I14085  Samuel Henry HILL  I14084  Linda Maud ELLENDER    5 Apr 2024
 F3227 
 I14083  Not KNOWN  I3107  Anne Smith GAIT    5 Apr 2024
 F3226 
 I14079  William GAIT  I14082  Elizabeth LAMBERT  17 Apr 1820  5 Apr 2024
 F3225 
 I14079  William GAIT  I14080  Elizabeth JAMES  19 May 1835  5 Apr 2024
 F3224 
 I2155  Moses John ELLENDER  I3107  Anne Smith GAIT  6 Aug 1870  5 Apr 2024
 F1437 
 I5102  John WHITE  I5103  Mary PARSLOW  5 Feb 1870  2 Apr 2024
 F1436 
 I5101  Ernest Edward WHITE  I1420  Lucy HUISH  15 Apr 1895  1 Apr 2024
 F3223 
 I2184  Paul C BLACKWELL  I2187  Tina Lilian FARMER    23 Mar 2024
 F3222 
 I2186  Lee J COKER  I2185  Susan Catherine BLACKWELL    22 Mar 2024
 F97 
 I348  Charles Raymond BLACKWELL  I8262  Catherine Iris MALTHOUSE  1959  22 Mar 2024
 F3221 
 I2182  John LASLETT  I2183  Ann UNKNOWN    21 Mar 2024