edmondsallan , from auckland .nz , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: CLAYTON, EDMONDS.
If you don't already have it. Would you like a copy of a letter sent to army records by his sister Frances Laughton requesting certification of her brother's army records for a memorial being erected in his church? Also I have the reply. Jan
unfortuneately your research of the claytons in Australia are not related . thank you just the same for good thoughts
Nevertheless He did join the Australian Military forces and the story is about Arthur Ross Clayton. I have his original application for a commission signed and dated by him September 30 1915 with the recommendation two officers Capt.H H Russell and the district Commandant Colonel Lawford. I also have his medical certificate and his full service record from February 1916 to April 1918. I also have a cablegram sent to him from Base Records Melbourne complaining that he and his officers left London, France and Belgium without settling their accounts. I know what he ate and drank when he attended a medical 'Conference' at the Jermyn Court Hotel in piccadilly, London between 24-6-1919 and 15-8-1919. He was 5'8" tall and weighed 164lbs.Together with the letter from his sister I would say, my AUSTRALIAN research, which is exactly what the Dictionary of Australian Biography is, is certainly not a 'Clayton's' research.
yes . the article you mentioned was from the australian biographies . and many others are also . Many of these Biographies get forgotten just like many journals and many ancestral records . Today nearly all research contains copying of someone elses work or recordings I deliberately refresh them to public so they may use them
should the wish to . My research ( on my personal Family ancestory only ) which has been handed down to me contains ( 6 ) completed books - over 450 p- and a lot of detailed ancestory from the present day back to before BC in Palestine I am completeing the seventh book . Before I pass On ( 3 ) members of our personal family will select the next person to carry on with the work just as I was selected for the task, like my father was / my grandfather was etc' Theperson selected will also have to agree/ promise to carry out the Family conditions past down which includes publication and copyright etc and much more Only twice has the famiy agreed to past on certain info and that was given to the National NZ library to assist their their NZ records - with certain conditions which they have kept . The vision - rules - instructions set down by Samuel - have stood the test of time and has kept the family ancestory and details growing with each new generation .I can understand now why he set up the way to follow . Enough about family . I do do other research besides this website usually for couple of hours every week . Some has been for others privately and other on what I find intersting including ancestry . I hope this may explain some of me and some of the work I do . I would also like to thank for your assistance you given to this website . I make no excuses -I am not strong on aussie ancestry info
I should bring to your attention their was a a few relatives in the army - one was borne in NZ and lived in Australia / was an officer . developed a business their , Another was very high ranking officer on the general staff of great britian . another was a famous explorer. who discovered many places with water in the middle-east . He was part of that headquarters that set up the famous Long Range Desert Patrol Group in world war 11. It was his knowledge and explorations that allowed this Famous Desert Group to be able to survive = water / sand dune problems - and soft ground passage ways to allow them to attack the enemy from behind their own lines and withdraw to safety to carry on without returning to base or return to base a different way These records are held in the British museum London -- Middle-east Section - As you can see their is a lot of detail out their which I could construct about 500 journals or more in detail on my family ancestry . - Family agreement does not allow me a free reign . Good excuse and saves me a lot of work . - Regards
Yes it does, fortunately I'm not bound by any family agreement, I just make it a rule not to write about people who were living less than 30 years ago unless of course their biographies have already been published. Jan
I agree with edmonds this is a very good website for us people who haven't got time to research. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm
I have only just begun looking for my ancestors and found my grandfather Allan Dawes straight off on that site emerald.
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