stephen nulty

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    Prescot, St Helens for a few years, now Warrington

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  1. Absolutely. I don't know enough about the way things are in St Helens to get his name up somewhere. Do you think a note might be possible in the St Helens Star? Also.....
  2. I won't be able to talk at the technical level that he did, Dave
  3. Looks more like a dolphin than a plane !
  4. i couldn't immediately think of anything to write when I first read this very sad news yesterday. I now think of three levels in which I would like to mention Chris. Firstly, from a St Helens perspective. The town owes him a debt of gratitude for the countless hours he has put into the research for St Helens Rolls of Honour. As Dave mentions earlier, both he and Chris helped to reconstruct my Prescot Roll of Honour into a decent technical website back in 2011. The site was 3 years old and not very tecnhically robust, but they picked it up and moved it to a new level, then they started work on the St Helens version. Chris, Dave and I had countless email conversations about researching military history, which they then put into practice to produce SHROH. I wouldn't like to guess how many times we conversed about things like whether "J Bloggs" on the civic memorial was the same person as "Joe Bloggs". They could be tortuous discussion. :-) But after the site was launched, Chris continued to spend endless hours on the research, constantly revisiting each and every site entry as more data became available. Those of us who knew he was unwell could see it by the absence of site updates. From a Connect perspective, he was quite simply our good friend Le200. Always there to help and advise, to research some obscure genealogical or historical fact or to comment without controversy. he never rattled anybody's cages, as many of us manage to do quite easily. It's quite a skill to walk that line in an online world where people can quickly and easily take umbrage at the slightest word, but Chris possessed that skill and put it into practice every day. On a personal level, I am absolutely choked to hear that he has gone. 3 years ago, Chris communicated regularly with me when my eldest son passed away. They were dark, difficult days and both Chris and Dave helped me immensely in what they said, and in many cases, in what they didn't say. You become aware of your own mortality at times like that, and words can bring great comfort. Chris had those words. Rest In Peace, Chris. You are missed already but your legacy remains, both in our memories and in the work you have done. I'm sure that as you ascended to a better place, an honour guard of St Helens servicemen were waiting to greet and salute you. You are now with them forever
  5. Thomas Lyon (23 Dec 1838 - 13 May 1869) There is a burial record for 2nd April 1869, aged 32, lived in Eccleston. Jane Lyon (1835 - 1910) Unable to locate a record of her burial at St Mary's William Lyon (19 Feb 1808 - 29 Mar 1867) Burial record dated 2nd April 1867. Aged 59, residence Whiston Sarah Lyon (12 June 1808 - June 1867) Burial dated 10th June 1867. Also aged 59 and resident of Whiston John Jones (1775? - 1777? - Apr 1842) Burial 18th May 1842, aged 65 and resident in Prescot Ellen Jones (7 Oct 1775 - Aug 1853) Burial record 20th August 1853, aged 78, Prescot
  6. Jeff, I bet a posting on the Great War Forum would turn up a picture !
  8. The leaflet only ran to two pages and there are various extracts from it online, but apparently no complete eversion
  9. The records held at TNA are chargeable st £3.45 per download, and the challenge with them is that you don't know what you're going to get until you actually pay and download. But many libraries have free access to them. When I was working next door to Manchester Central Library a few years back, that's how I spent my lunch breaks! Many of the SOuth Lancs men are 2nd Bn., captured in the early days of the war, but there are some 1/5th Bn men in there
  10. Yes, but without any luck. Found quite a few SLR men, but nothing with a Prescot connection And his papers can't be located at TNA - "must have been mis-filed" !!
  11. Here's a starter for you Feel free to extract and re-use providing you acknowledge the source Here's my transcription of the Battalion War Diary.......
  12. Can I have a pie even though I can't attend. Haven't had a Pimmies for years !!
  13. There are a few mentions of it being up for auction in the British Newspaper Archive for 1840, "now in the occupation of Mr Joseph Friar, tenant thereof"
  14. It wasn't just the pub, the whole area was called Brown Edge, including the Reservoir