How many ANZACS were born in your town or village in the UK or around the World?

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  1. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    I cannot see that I have posted this before however it is quite interesting and another site that the Australian National Archives have put together from available information for free.

    It shows where and how many ANZACS were born overseas and the town or village that they came from. Does this for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as well as a general overseas area.

    Mapping Our Anzacs

    For example:

    If you click on overseas then England then the flag at Leicester it will show 147 places with each one showing how many were born in that town or village.

    How many were born in your town or village? I would be interested to know.
     
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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Swindon, 85
    Nearby towns & villages,
    Wroughton 2
    Wanborough 1
    Purton 1*
    Highworth 1
    Shrivenham 1
    Cricklade 3
    Wootton Bassett 2

    * I've seen his non-cwgc grave in Purton Churchyard.
    I know a chap on GWF [seasider] went & found it after I gave him heads up on it.
     
  3. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    Great site Spidge, I would be interested to see how many Australian soldiers were born in New Zealand and vice versa.
     
  4. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Was that Percy John Barnes?
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  6. ozjohn39

    ozjohn39 Senior Member

    I am absolutely amazed at the number of Americans there were.



    John.
     
  7. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

  8. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Well that surprised me!

    Burnley, Lancashire - 88

    (nearly as many as the Canadians we had... 119)
     
  9. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    I am absolutely amazed at the number of Americans there were.



    John.

    Quite strange.

    There were seven from St John in Canada who were all different surnames so no family migration.
     
  10. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Geoff,
    What's the criteria for inclusion, do you know? I was surprised NOT to find this man ... relative of husband. Rostrevor, Co. Down, on the North side of Carlingford Lough.

    Regards,
    Diane
     

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  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    That really is fascinating isn't it.
    And yet again the Aussies play the Internet Archive game remarkably strongly.

    My nearest is from Rothley:
    http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/NAAMedia/ShowImage.asp?B=8086939&S=1&T=R

    There must have been a hell of a mix of accents among that Army.
     
  12. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Geoff,
    What's the criteria for inclusion, do you know? I was surprised NOT to find this man ... relative of husband. Rostrevor, Co. Down, on the North side of Carlingford Lough.

    Regards,
    Diane

    This is him here.

    There are apparently 11,114 that they could not decipher the place name or could not match the spelling to a particular area. They seem not to be A1 on geography as a quick glance shows me a number of places I know.

    However:

    There is a search feature for those in "unknown or unprocessed places":and this is yours:

    Mapping our Anzacs

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
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  13. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Cheers Spidge, I understand now - just didn't know if/where else to look.

    It's the Parish of Kilbroney [not Kilbooney]... in other words he was born in Rostrevor. Anyone I should contact? Have B & D certs.

    This is him here.

    There are apparently 11,114 that they could not decipher the place name or could not match the spelling to a particular area. They seem not to be A1 on geography as a quick glance shows me a number of places I know.

    However:

    There is a search feature for those in "unknown or unprocessed places":and this is yours:

    Mapping our Anzacs

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  14. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Diane,

    What do the numbers mean

    There is also an explanation here as it seems it will be a continuing work to allocate many of these 11,000+ names to their location.

    Send them an email and see what the response is.

    I was surprised that there were not more from Ireland however their numbers would have been a generation before after the potato famine.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  15. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Cheers Spidge, I understand now - just didn't know if/where else to look.

    It's the Parish of Kilbroney [not Kilbooney]... in other words he was born in Rostrevor. Anyone I should contact? Have B & D certs.

    I don't think you would need to go that far however a copy of the birth would clinch it for sure. I can't believe some of the places they could not find.

    As Von Poop said,

    Can you imagine the accents in that army!


    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  16. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    The next time I hear someone on GWF speak down at the AIF about their unruly, load mouthed, undisciplined behaviour I will give them a mirror to look at.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  17. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Diane,

    This is their contact page.

    Contact us

    I think they would welcome the email.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  18. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Diane,

    This is their contact page.

    Contact us

    I think they would welcome the email.

    Cheers

    Geoff

    Will do Geoff and thanks again for posting the link... I think it's a great project.
     
  19. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Great site, Us Brits (Government) have a long way to go to catch up with the Australians when it comes to WW2.

    No one listed in Catford or Lewisham
     

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