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From: "Bev Pease" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Cant find
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 08:49:58 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
References: <013a01c3a3ff$576b65b0$7bbd2952@DDJT4L0J>

My grandfather was born in 1880 and served in the war although married with
8 children, he was wounded and never fully recovered, dying in his fifties.

Bev Pease
-------Original Message-------

From: Bob Field
Date: 06 November 2003 00:57:17
Subject: Re: [Lon] Cant find


In your reply re. the aforementioned subject you stated that you thought
34yrs of age as a tad old for a man to have been killed in WW1. My
grandfather was born in September 1877 and killed in France by a sniper on
25 May 1915. That made him just over 37.5yrs of age.


Bob F

----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Lovegrove" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Lon] Cant find

> June wrote
> > I have found a record of this person(PETER DOWNING) being killed on WW1
> 1917.
> >unfortunately it did'nt give age at death
> <snip>
> >I am assuming he was born around 1885-1890 time. please has anyone any
idea how
> I could find
> >information on him.regards.JUNE.
> I think the problem is with the assumption about his date of birth. If you
> into the 1901 census, and assume his age was 26 +/- 10 years then there is
> precisely one hit:
> Peter DOWNING, age 18, born London, Poplar, occupation carman. Civil
> St.Botolph Without Aldgate.
> My only slight reservation about this is that it means he would have been
> 34 when he died, which is a touch older than I might have expected.
> Regards
> Researching LOVEGROVEs in all places and at all times.
> Please do visit the LOVEGROVE Information Centre on
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