Surnames beginning CLA - Men b 1850s-1900s - Burnt Records (WO 363)

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  1. kernowmaid

    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    Well it's taken since May 2016 to do this - I hope it's useful to someone!

    All the men (from CLAASEN to CLAYTON) who appear in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363).
    All Military, but they are NOT all involved in WW1 - some die before the Great War started!
    Don't expect to get a blow by blow account of what they did - this is more a resource to save buying certificates, to find a full list of children and to check that you've got the right man!

    My first go with EXCEL - hope it works! I've also got it as a Word document (easier for me to make notes) - PM me with your e-mail if you'd rather have that version.

    Jane
     

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  2. AnnB

    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Brilliant achievement Jane, well done you :)
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Fantastic piece of work. :reading:
     
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    LianeH Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Jane, a wonderful resource
     
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  5. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Well done, young lady. What a great job.
     
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  6. kernowmaid

    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    Feeling pleased that it worked :D

    Now to choose which section I attack next - any requests?

    Jane
     
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  7. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Wonderful Jane, thank you. I'll be busy for quite a while here with the Clarks -after the ironing. ;)
    Any Martins up your alley? that may be a too long task.

    EDIT: More sensibly I have a good stock of names beginning with 'D'. :)
     
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  8. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    You have done well Jane! You have inspired me to take up transcribing again.
     
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  9. kernowmaid

    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    Your wish is my command, oh master of the lamp ;)

    MAR is about the same length, and it starts with a lovely mis-file (how did Henry SEWELL get in there?) ... so I'll see you in a couple of years!!

    Jane

    Now ... can I remember how to set up the Excel page? :nailbiting:
     
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    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    Yay! A very worthwhile hobby.
    More of us should do it while we have the skills:

    Reading handwriting from the early 1900's is easy for my generation - it's just like reading our own parents' handwriting.
    And yet my 47-year old daughter cannot make head nor tail of it - it's like me trying to read "copperplate" - gobbledygook :eek:

    Gawd help the youngsters who today expect everything to be typed :p

    Jane
     
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  11. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Wonderful & please carry on I have a Sewell or two in my lot :D

    Of-course you can, just click on it and away you go, please- or yell & we'll all nudge.- enjoy your Excel-lent new hobby. ;)
     
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