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He was born in Birmingham England in 1889 Son of Henry and Prisilla Fulford of Birmingham England. . he was in WW1 flying sopwith dolphins and was in action in Russia. He is mentioned in a book by Marion Aten `last train to Rostov. he searched for gold in africa with sir Malcom Campbell,He joined the `Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force`. Found his registration form on the internet.He went on the `SS Baltic` from liverpool to New York.Found him on the passenger lists on the internet.
Have found a mention of him on www.aerodrome.com where someone from the USA was requesting information on him on a forum dated in 2oo4. The person on the forum thought edgar was canadian.they also said he died in 1942.a response on the forum said he had been at gunnery school at Benbrook near Fort Worth.,He was in 47 squadron. Am looking for anymore information or any photographs of him.
George Griffin Born 1872 Astwood Bank. In 1901 he married Ada Fanny Parsons. In 1911 they were living at Sapcote,leicestershire. Had 2 sons Edward Herbert Reginald (my Grandad),Hubert Bernard Stephen ( who I was never told about by my family!!!!).George and Ada then moved to Prince Albert Street Bordesley Green.The only info I was told by my parents was that my grandads parents came from lutterworth and that grandads father was a train driver. According to the 1911 Census. George Griffin was a stoke boiler at a stone quarry at sapcote.I have traced information about ada whose maiden name was `Parsons from the village of Shawell Leicestershire .Have found a sister& brother on the 1891 census. NOw trying to trace George Griffin Parents or any brothers or sisters.
My 2nd cousin has given me photographs of George Griffin and his wife Ada. Cousin told me George had a sister called patty.She found a postcard addressed to Mrs Griffin at Priory Lodge Princethorpe Rugby. Have found 2 photos on the internet of the lodge. My cousin said she can remember Ada Griffin talking about some relatives with a nice house, so am wondering if it was Priory Lodge.I will look on the Census records for Rugby.
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