Hi from a frustrated Wulfrunian

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  1. WelchRegLost

    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    So as requested here is my why I started on this frustrating (and occasionally enjoyable and rewarding ) hobby of ours.

    Just after my father died in 2004 his brother, the last surviving, asked me to look for the name of his uncle who was killed in WW1. The only information I had was my uncle's memory of where and when, Belgium 1917 and that he could of been a machine gunner. Oh and the surname of Smith!!!!

    Why oh Why oh Why did I say I would do it?
     
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  2. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Welcome WelchRegLost C|:-), like most of us you said yes because you enjoy the chase and 'those' moments when you find something:D
     
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  3. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Welcome in WelchRegLost . Is Reg your Gt. Uncle or a Regiment?
    As a lucky member of 9 separate Smith Familes at last count, I feel your pain.
    Can you please give us a name birth date or year or do you not have any of that?
    Perhaps the beginnings of your Father & Uncle re birthpace might give us a clue. The G'Dad's name may find the missing Gt. Uncle for us.
     
  4. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    A very warm welcome to you, WelchRegLost!

    Oh how we love challenges, so post your questions.... you are amongst friends who will join you in your quest - even if it means a shared banging of heads on brick walls! :D

    Have fun!
     
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  5. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I'll start here but am on limited time today.
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    https://www.cwgc.org/search-results?term=Smith&name=Smith&fullname=Smith
     
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  6. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Is that the Royal Welch Fusiliers? My father and grandfather both served there, my grandfather was later a gunner with the Tank corps. The RWF museum at Caernarfon castle is worth a day out.

    On the other hand, my husband's family were from Wolverhampton, so I'm frequently found pottering around there. :)
     
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  7. WelchRegLost

    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    That is puzzle number two, family story is my Grandfather served with the Welch Regiment during WW1
     
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    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum WelchRegLost.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Welcome to Top Dog WelchRegLost - home of some of the most determined (to solve a mystery) minds, in the world of family history (and anything remotely connected to it :rolleyes:)
     
  10. GrannyBarb

    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    Welcome to the forum. C|:-) So glad you found us.
     
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  11. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Welcome, C|:-) lovely to have you join us.
    No stone will be left unturned.....Smith....:headbang: :eek:.
    I’m up for it :nailbiting:
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    Welcome WelchRegLost. C|:-)
     
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  13. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Welcome WelchRegLost C|:-)
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    Welcome to Top Dog WelchRegLost C|:-)
     
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    Welcome to Top Dog.C|:-)
     
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    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    Hi Wendy, my apologies I am not sure how I missed your reply yesterday
     
  17. WelchRegLost

    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    To keep this as a welcome / Introduction thread would it be better if I started a new thread under Military History with all the information / research I have already done?
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    Yes, I think that would be a good idea ;)
     
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