Ernest James Downton

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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    Just wondering if anything in the papers for him, last seen alive 16 Feb 1958, dead body found 17 Feb on Chesil Beach, Weymouth, Dorset. Born 1900 on Portland, lived in Wyke Regis at time of his death. Never married, had been in Navy.

    If course, might be too recent for newspapers, but thought I'd ask ...
     
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    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    I would have thought you could have found something from local papers, or records office. there must have been an inquest too. :)
     
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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    if I ever get to the Dorset History Centre again, I will have to remember to look for him :confused:
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    I’ve only just seen this :oops: The Dorset newspapers on the BNA only go up to 1910, so no luck there I’m afraid. They are adding more papers all the time, and some places have coverage up until fairly recently, but not Dorset :(
     
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    :(

    Well, maybe I will bump this later and have more luck
     
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    I’ll try and remember to keep my eyes open for new additions to the Dorset newspapers :)
     
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