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From: Ike Dawson <>
Subject: Re: [YORKSGEN] Looking List Deaths in Yorkshire in world war 1
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 15:04:07 +0100
Good Afternoon All
Joe Pierson who was then very well on in years though I don't know how
old, alas now long dead, used to live in an isloated cottage about 2
miles from Gainford, Co Durham. Walking his way one day we got to
yarning about where he came from. He went on to tell me he actually saw
a Zepplin shot down near Sunderland.
He said it was shot down by Captain Pierson and was chuffed to bits that
the pilot should bear his name, but was no relation.
Joe was adamant he 'saw it with his own eyes' and clearly relished maybe
relived the event as he described the attacks.
My interest was my wife's Yorkshire Pearson line. I have neither
explored this further nor researched Joe or his antecedents.
Gainford, Co Durham
On Wed, 2008-09-03 at 11:42 +0100, allen williams wrote:
> Hi there:
> The east coast towns around Scarborough were shelled by the German Navy
> in the Great War, but I am not aware of any significant bombing in the
> county. Yorkshire would have been out of range of the German Gotha
> bombers, and while airships might have ventured so far, it would have
> been extraordinarily risky for them to do so. Zeppelin raids were
> certainly concentrated in south east England, as were the home defence
> squadrons of the RFC.
> If your people were killed by enemy action, they were extraordinarily
> Best wishes
> Allen Williams
> Sale Cheshire
> scarlet daisies wrote:
> > I'm trying to find a list of each person who died in world war one from Yorkshire. I was hoping to look up the surname Carl Thorius, Hannah Taylor, and their 3 children, Freda/Valerie and two other daughters.
> > Freda seems to be a mystery and I am investigating that her family may have used another family's name to travel to Canada in 1922. There were a lot of deaths in the war and possibly of whole families died if they were bombed.
> Ancestors in Yorkshire? http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/index.html;
> www.ryedalefamilyhistory.org; www.wharfedalefhg.org.uk;
> www.yorkshireparishregisters.com; www.yorkshireroots.org.uk;
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