Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC: Tobacco Box

Re: Tobacco Box 7 years 5 months ago #1929

  • mikewalker
  • mikewalker's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Fresh recruit
  • Fresh recruit
  • Posts: 14
  • Thank you received: 3
Thanks for the photos of the silver tobacco tin.
Here is a link to my grandfathers regiment which gives evidence that certain towns honoured returning soldiers with similar objects.
www.worcestercitymuseums.org.uk/coll/worsor/wos3c.htm
Best wishes,
Mike

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re: Tobacco Box 7 years 5 months ago #1931

  • djb
  • djb's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 21561
  • Thank you received: 1409
Lynda,

Excellent pictures - thank you.

Here is the badge of the Lincoln Regiment which explains the image above the inscription.

The Sphinx became the regimental emblem in 1801 after a long march made by the regiment in Egypt.

Best wishes
David

Dr David Biggins
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Dr David Biggins

Re: Tobacco Box 7 years 5 months ago #1932

  • djb
  • djb's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 21561
  • Thank you received: 1409
Lynda,

Here is a useful article on the Volunteer Service Companies .

Best wishes
David

Dr David Biggins

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Dr David Biggins

Re: Tobacco Box 7 years 5 months ago #1935

  • RadleyFinn
  • RadleyFinn's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh recruit
  • Fresh recruit
  • Posts: 5
  • Thank you received: 0
Thank you to all of you who supplied various bits of information. I now know that George Henry Radley wasn't my great-grandfather, unless his parents had a child called Wilfred after the 1881 census.

I've been able to find things out about him and his siblings from the Family History site but other ancestry sites charge money, so that's out of my reach.

I am so very grateful to all of you; I've had this box all my life and never known anything about it. Now I know a great deal, thanks to you. I'm touched by your kindness and generosity. :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re: Tobacco Box 7 years 5 months ago #1940

  • djb
  • djb's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 21561
  • Thank you received: 1409
Lynda,

I can see 7 G Radleys in the 1911 Census. Do you know where he was living at the time?

Regards
Davif

Dr David Biggins

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Dr David Biggins

Re: Tobacco Box 7 years 5 months ago #1941

  • RadleyFinn
  • RadleyFinn's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh recruit
  • Fresh recruit
  • Posts: 5
  • Thank you received: 0
I don't David. He was born in Gleadless, York, in 1877 but by the time he was 4, was living in Gainsborough. His father was James (b 1851.), mother Elizabeth Ann (1852). G H had siblings: Louis, Florence, Caroline and Lilly.

I'm not sure if the Family History site, run by the LDS/Mormon church has the 1911 Census online but they will have access to it via the ancestry centres they run I suppose.

My father (John Reginald Radley) was born in 1917, I'm not sure where but he talked about himself as a Yellowbelly, which I understood to be a Lincolnshireman and I knew they came from Gainsborough.
His Dad (my grandad) was Wilf, his Mum Edith.
So I'm fairly sure G H Radley isn't my great-grandfather. No idea where he fits in but obviously as I have his tobacco box, he must be kin :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
Moderators: djb
Powered by Kunena Forum