Category Archives: GOONS

In memory of Frederick George Scrase

Frederick George Scrase was born around November 1889 in Ammenhurst near the town of Brighton in Sussex and sadly was killed in action on 2nd March 1916. Frederick’s army records (L/8699) were quite extensive, which enabled me to build up quite a good picture … Continue reading

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Casulties of War

This year marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. It was all sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 and ended with the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. The total number of military and … Continue reading

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A well overdue update!

So what have you been doing with yourself I hear you ask. Well, apart from not blogging, I have been so busy with non genealogical pursuits and major home improvements (which are still ongoing!) In 2013 I was asked to do quite … Continue reading

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A walk back in time……….

From finding the articles on Charlotte Scrase, known by her friends and family as Lottie, I became intrigued and wanted to find out more about her and her family. I started by looking at more old newspapers and found quite … Continue reading

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A life cut short by tragedy

On 19 August 1917, at about 3.30 in the afternoon, tram car 20 ran away down the hill leading to Crabble from the London Road in Dover. The tram jumped off the rails at the second bend at the foot … Continue reading

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Looking for Information

One hectic week at work and after school activities with my kids has meant that time researching has taken a hit this week. My daughter has dance exams coming up which means LOTS of extra lessons, I sure feel like … Continue reading

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Another Brick in the wall!

In 2003 whilst on maternity leave I commenced researching my own family tree and right from the start I was hooked. I loved not only the challenge of finding and confirming links between individuals, but also the social history element … Continue reading

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