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Battling to trace grandfather who served in WW1

Published 28/02/2014

I REALISE this a very long shot, but I'm battling to trace my family history.

I've discovered that my grandfather, Henry Alexander Marks, was living in Prospect Street in Belfast when he claimed his War and Victory Medals in 1918.

His Regiment was The Royal Artillery and he was discharged with the rank of RSM, possibly also for medical reasons in November 1918.

I think he died in Ireland in 1953.

I am hoping that you may be able to give me a lead as to where I can look for further information. What would have been the earliest census year for instance?

I've tried the Northern Ireland records several times, without getting a reply of any sort, for a death certificate.

My main problem is not having known him, and present family knowledge is nil. I'm now the eldest. Anyone with details, please contact me at:

Pauline de Cardonnel Hoare

(nee Marks)

41 Quentin Smythe Road,

Kloof 3610

++27 (0) 31 764 0568


South Africa

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