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From: "Gordon W Evans" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Occupation - Commissionaire
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 08:47:06 -0000
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My Collins English Dictionary defines Commissionaire as "a uniformed doorman
at a hotel, theatre, etc."
Employers may well have given preference to ex-servicemen when filling such
posts, but I very much doubt that the word could be regarded as anything
other than a job description.

Gordon Evans

----- Original Message -----
From: "kegalu" <>
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Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2002 8:27 AM
Subject: [CHS] Occupation - Commissionaire

> I've found a George Payne in the Kelly's Directory 1929 and his occupation
is given as 'commissionaire' I know that he served in WW1, could it be
anything to do with that?
> Thanks
> Cynthia

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