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  1. Thanks Pilgrim, One avenue I never contemplated. I’ll give it a try, Thanks a lot, Harry
  2. Thanks James, i’ll explore other avenues. your post was very enlightening!!! regards, Harry
  3. Hello again James, i am not on Ancestry but your detail shows an attestation. Does it go into detail...an attestation will show next of kin etc. Than you again, Harry
  4. Thanks James, i’ll certainly follow up these leads..particularly the first one which is very interesting. i do know the Menin Gate well. Thank you once again, Harry
  5. Thank you Eggy, I have had positive responses to the Facebook entry....for which I am extremely grateful..I am not on Facebook...it was kindly put on by some friends. However despite all theses efforts this soldier remains a man of mystery. Records show that a James Archbold joined the 13th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers.51 day’s later he was discharged as being unsuitable. on 1:7:16 24/395 ..Northumberland Fusiliers James Bonner was K.I.A at La Boisselle France.He has no known grave. in October 1915 James Bonner ..Corporal..Northumberland Fusilers married Margaret Miller. After he was killed his widow Margaret collected his effects.he is shown on the effects register as 24/395 Bonner. i speculate that these are one and the same...newspaper articles in early August 1916 show that 395 Bonner had been killed. james Bonner Archbold late of Bedlington has been killed. unfortunately without further evidence to connect the two my speculation remains just that..speculation. As said...any further information ...to link the two..would be appreciated. thank you for responding. Harry
  6. Thanks Eggy, yes it is the same one but I was unaware of the project.can you enlarge please? harry
  7. I have been searching for the above.He was born in Bedlington joined the 24 th Northumberland Fusiliers and was killed in action 1:7:16.His sister Alice Dodds lived at 34 Victoria Terrace Bedlington. i am trying to find anything known about this brave soldier. harry
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