Photo of Miss Margaret Helen Fielden

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by silvia alineri, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Leaving aside the simplest explanation of a typo by the newspaper, I know from my father's and grandfather's handwriting that e.g. some copperplate capital letters can be problematic for transcribers. So, it could also have resulted from difficulty in reading the request sent to the paper at the time.
    My father's initials were WT (he too was known by his second name) but the way he wrote them in his signature the T. could be confused for a more modern J.

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  2. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    I wonder how many people write like that now? I used to enjoy writing with a fountain pen.

    Perceval appears to have a box of material at the Royal College archives. I've sent an email to the librarian there just in case they hold any photographs within their collection. It's a long shot.
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  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    My dad did up until he died a few years back. One of my siblings does still. I'm sure my favourite (primary) schoolteacher who taught us both joined-up writing did and she died only late last year. Fountain pen? :) You posh thing! Those awful dip-in, scratchy nib pens are wot I learnt with and the headmaster watered down the ink.

    Fingers crossed then, the possibilities for sources for an image of 'Peggy' seem to be dwindling rapidly.
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  4. I don't know how to thank you all for the great helping hand you're giving to me! It's great, as soon as possibile I will order a copy of death certificate as you tell me to do. I love you all and I think that "Peggy" too is happy to be remembered in such a lovely way.. Keep in touch dear friends!
  5. Great! I think you're wright, Margaret was actually that young woman died for polio, you've convinced me totally.
    Now It'll be fantastic for me to give "Peggy" a real face, it would be as if she was still alive and remembered just the way she was..
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  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Cant beat a good Parker fountain pen or the other I use is a Waterman - black ink of course

  7. I'm so excited...It's a wonderful story, I've found great friends in you all!!
  8. Fingers crossed!!!:wacko:!!
  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    for completeness

    Thank you for contacting us on 19th October 2017 regarding Margaret Helen Fielden who died on 29th September 1945 and is buried in Milan War Cemetery.

    I am afraid we have no knowledge of the cause of her death and can only suggest that you order a copy of a death certificate from the GRO.

    Yours sincerely

    CWGC Enquiries Support Team
  10. Thank you very much, now I surely know that Margaret died for infantry fever ( polio).The great info I got is that her brother RICHARD J FIElDEN is STILL ALIVE!! (born in 1919 in Marylebon)
    I'm trying to find out his relatives or Richard himself....
    Love you all, thanks a lot. Silvia
  11. Infantile paralysis, sorry for my awful english..:wacko:.
  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Can you tell us what information you have that says he is still alive??

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2005
    Name: Richard J Fielden
    Mother's Maiden Surname: Stapley
    Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1919
    Registration district: Marylebone
    Inferred County: London
    Volume Number: 1a
    Page Number: 696

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Richard John Fielden
    Death Age: 63
    Birth Date: 22 May 1919
    Registration Date: Dec 1982
    Registration district: Tunbridge Wells
    Inferred County: Kent
    Volume: 16
    Page: 1994

    In the family tree section of Ancestry I cannot find a tree that inlcudes his information

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  13. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    A little more

    He did marry:
    England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
    Name: Richard J Fielden
    Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1943
    Registration district: Surrey South Western
    Inferred County: Surrey
    Spouse: Rosemary Hinchliffe
    Volume Number: 2a
    Page Number: 1027

    and they had a daughter:
    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2005
    Name: Rowena J Fielden
    Mother's Maiden Surname: Hinchcliffe
    Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1947
    Registration district: Amersham
    Inferred County: Buckinghamshire
    Volume Number: 6a
    Page Number: 532

  14. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

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  15. Tricky Dicky, you're perfectly right! Richard Fileden is not alive, and step by step I' getting more and more precious info about his only daughter Rowena born on December 1947, married with Eric.E Winkler in 1978 inTorbridge, Kent. I'm sure thet SHE is still alive, she's only 70, now I had to do all it's humanly possible to find out where she lives and then everything will be surely easier!
    Once found her, I hope that she'll give me some photographs of her family and, I hope, of her young aunt Margaret...Now I MUST find her address..You're great, I wouldn' do any step further if you hadn't helped me in such a lovely way. I can't believe in such a friendess. Love, love to all of you.Silvia:cheers:
  16. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
    Name: Eric E Winkler
    Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1978
    Registration district: Tonbridge
    Inferred County: Kent
    Spouse: Rowena J Fielden
    Volume Number: 16
    Page Number: 1295

    I cannot find any death details up to 2015 for a Rowena Winkler, I also cannot find any children with a Winkler surname whose mother had the maiden name of Fielden

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  17. I'm thinking about the fastest way to find out her address...maybe she still lives in Kent since her marriage.....Maybe I can write a mail to County of Kent...
    It's such a great difficulty for italian people if you consider the greatness of you Country!! By the way, I'll try.
  18. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    There are several avenues for you to try:


    Theres 1 Rowena Winkler here - Rowena Winkler - UK address and phone number - but this is only from the public database, if she has an 'ex-directory' telephone number then it will not be shown here.

    Electoral Registers - she may no longer live in Kent

    Good luck

  19. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Both still alive in March 2014, emailing Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, perhaps now living in that Borough? - Rowena Winkler.pdf
    Eric appears to be chairman at Ryder Industries Ltd, perhaps theyd pass on your request for a photo?
    RYDER Industries - Contact

    I think they'd need a link to this topic to understand the reason for your contact - maybe someone in UK could do this for you, if you wish?

    It's such a lovely act, to keep her memory alive that I believe they'd do what they can to source a photo.....
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  20. I found the way to contact Mr Eric E.Winkler, the husband of Margaret's aunt, Rowena Fielden..
    I hope he' ll be so lovely to answer me... I don't ask for more..One photo of my "Peggy" should be a wonderful gift for me...I'll give you all the news about it and....fingers crossed!! Thank to all of you :poppy:.Love.

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