Category Archives: George’s War

Royal Artillery Attestation Papers (1883 – 1942)

A few days ago, FindmyPast announced that they had released as part of their 100 record sets in 100 days the Royal Artillery Attestation Papers (1883 – 1942). I already have my Grandfather’s military record which I ordered from Veteran … Continue reading

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Royal Artillery Attestation Papers (1883 – 1942)

Yesterday I wrote about the Royal Artillery records that FindMyPast have just released. You can read that post HERE. Later on I was involved in a conversation via Twitter with +Seonaid Harvey Lewis about the various purposes of the columns on the … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors:# 5 ~ George Butcher (1908 – 1974)

No Story Too Small This post is for week 5 of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge by Amy Crow from No Story Too Small. You can read the list of my posts HERE George Butcher circa 1940 I … Continue reading

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More on Employment and Lymposs & Smee

My Grandfather worked for Lymposs & Smee diary, who were a well known Guildford based company. The picture here, shows an early milk bottle from the company, this dates to around 1930. After my Grandfather returned from military service in … Continue reading

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Lymposs and Sons

Handcart and milk maid from Lymposs and Son Dairy. This firm operated from two dairies in Guildford, addresses at High Street and Woodbridge Road. Lymposs and Son eventually merged with another diary to create Lymposs and Smee.

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George Butcher 1908 – 1974

Today, commemorates the death of my Grandfather, George Butcher. Born in 1908 in Wanborough he was one of 9 children who survived into adulthood from a family of 12. My Grandfather was a man of principle, at the time of … Continue reading

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Employment

Trying to piece together my Grandfather’s life before he joined the Army in 1940 has been slow. Frustrating, as within living memory I could have had the answers. I have been researching my ancestry since the mid 1980’s and there … Continue reading

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Service & Pay Book – George Butcher

  Service & Pay Book George Butcher , a set on Flickr. A copy of this also can be found on the Butcher One-Name Study website

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Ordering the Service Record

Over on the WWII Talk Forum I read details of how to obtain a copy of my Grandfather’s Service Record, so at the end of September I downloaded the form from the MOD website, and completed the details. The record … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the coin

When I was about 2 or 3 my grandfather gave me a small leather purse, measuring about 1.5″ x 1″. Inside was a small coin, which is square. It’s a little tarnished, but from research I did about 15 years … Continue reading

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