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URQUHART , W. J. (1915-1985 )
Walter Jackson Urquhart and his wife , Margaret Ohara Urquhart ( maiden surname Brodie ) retired to Suffolk ...... The couple had married at Sunderland , during the Second World War..... Walter had been a Constable with the Leicester City Police until he was called up to serve in the British Army..... As a Territorial soldier Walter had , pre-War , been in the Scots Guards..... At the time of his marriage he was a Lance Corporal in the Military Police.....( Scots Guardsman W.J..Urquhart had transferred to the Corps of Military Police on 3rd January 1940 ).....His service included 'Operation Dynamo' ie the Retreat from Dunkirk, in 1940....By 1944 , W.J.Urquhart was a Sergeant with The Green Howards ( Alexandra , Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment ) ..... He was discharged from the British Army in 1946 , but did not resume his career with the Leicester City Police ( He resigned in August 1946 )..... Post-War , farming in Leicestershire was followed by farming in Lincolnshire , before his retiremnent to Suffolk.....Walter Jackson Urquhart died at his home , 'Honeywood' , Hawstead , Suffolk , England.....He was cremated at Cambridge City Crematorium , on the 8th March 1985 , and his ashes were scattered within the grounds of the Crematorium....His wife , Margaret Ohara Urquhart , died 3rd June 2007.
Posted: 2009, Member logged in: 2021
red mail Deek(e)s family
I am now looking for the parents and siblings of Kezia Deeks who married Edmund Hunt in Hawstead and later moved to London. Her father was John Deeks. Any further information would be much appreciated. Many thanks.
Posted: 2010, Member logged in: 2019
red mail Brewster
I'm looking for details of John Brewster born in hawstead in 1801 and married to Sarah Hammond. They had 8 children all born in Hawstead, or any of the relation of his son Isaac Brewster.
red mail Drury, Sothill, Yelverton, Calthorp
William Drury born abt. 1500 Suffolk; died 1557/58 Hawstead, Suffolk; married Elizabeth Sothill or Sothell, Stokeforton, Suffolk. William's parents: Robert Drury and Anne Calthorp. William's daughter, Bridget married Henry Yelverton abt. 1556 in Waterden, Suffolk. Can anyone give more detail for these folks?
red mail Clement SALISBURY c1776
Hi l`m looking for anyone who may have information on Clement SALISBURY c1776, he married Susanna PARSONS at Norton in July 1797 and they had several children baptised at St Petronella in Whepstead, including Louisa 1799, William 1803, John c1805. Any help or guidance would be very much appreciated. Kind Regards Robert

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