War Office 1916

Discussion in 'Looking for someone' started by liverpool annie, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Originally when I saw War Office ... it didn't occur to me he might be a soldier !! I thought he just worked at the War Office !

    His brother ( the one I'm researching ) was 37 - so there's a big difference in ages ( which is not uncommon of course ! ) !!

    so does it seem right to you ? ..... I'm dithering I'm not sure !!
  2. forester

    forester New Member

    Am I right in thinking he is the brother of Fr Hubert Furlong?
    Don't make it easy, do you. :rolleyes:

    I can't even find Hubert's birth, although there are plenty of Herberts, including one in Epping in 1892.
    What is the sister's name?
    Alternatively, just send me the image, it might be quicker. :D
  3. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Nothing ever comes easy to me .... you know that !! :D

    I've sent it to you ! .... but you'll see theres nothing else there ... honest !!!!!!

    Plus Hubert could be his Franciscan name ! ... some of them used their own names but some used their Franciscan names !
  4. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Oh and I meant to say Father Hubert was born 1879 in London !! :)
  5. forester

    forester New Member

    Hubert must be his ecclesiastical name.

    Possible for his sister:

    William George Machell married Mary Jane Furlong (or Emily Nicholls :confused: ) Sept Qu. 1896, West Ham Reg District.

    They are still in West Ham in 1911. This is possibly the family:
    William b 1871
    Mary b 1873
    Eileen Mary b1901
    Bernard Walter b 1905

    I think Walter is probably a Civil Servant. The F4 may be a department reference, but I can't find anything.
  6. forester

    forester New Member

    How about Angelo Patrick Furlong for Hubert's real name?

    No, can't be him, he married in Sept 1918 it seems
  7. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Oooh errr ! ...... I never expected that ! :)

    I'd say yes to the sister wouldn't you ?

    Thanks Phil !! :)
  8. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Thats definitely not him then !!!!!!!!

    Pity I was just starting to like that name !! :D
  9. Dolphin

    Dolphin New Member


    Yes, the List only has intials. In the December 1917 edition he is shown as Lt D W Furlong MC, Royal Berkshire Regiment, seniority from 6 October 1916.

    I hope that this helps you.

  10. forester

    forester New Member


    I think I may have cracked it. :p
    If you have some nice, kind friends that can still afford Ancestry, it will help. ;)

    It's the same family I was looking at last night in the 1881 census.
    Now I've matched all the birth dates and found a few marriages and deaths, Hubert could possibly be William Michael Furlong, born Poplar, June Qu. 1879.
    Walter is missing from the household, but I think he is the eldest son, born 1866.

    Take a look at RG11 0488/83 Page 27.
    Head of household is Walter Furlong, born 1829 Ireland.
  11. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Phil ... you are the BOMB !!!!!

    Thank you so much - that's wonderful !!

    Now ... who can I ask ?? :rolleyes:

    Annie :)
  12. forester

    forester New Member

    I've got a large amount of illegible notes on that family, mostly BMDs sitting here including:

    1901 census.
    Walter William Furlong, age 35, born Bow, resident Kingston-Upon-Thames, Civil Servant.
    Still there in 1911.

    1911 census.
    Hubert Furlong, age 34, Long Ashton, Somerset.
  13. forester

    forester New Member


    I've e-mailed my notes to you; it's quicker (for me :D ) than typing them out here.

  14. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    There is a Friary at Clevedon Somerset ! :rolleyes:

    Do you think you could sent me that stuff Phil and I'll see if I can get some answers later when it's calmed down a bit around here .... how come people want to eat when I'm in the middle of something interesting ?? :p

    Thanks for all your hard work ..... I'll help you when you need it too !! :D
  15. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

  16. forester

    forester New Member

  17. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Wonder who else is there with him ?? :)

    I'd know from the other Fathers probably !
  18. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I've asked for a look up by PM ..... now we'll have to wait and see !

    Annie :)
  19. forester

    forester New Member

    I thought you might have blitzed another forum. :D

    Let me know any bits you can't de-cypher.

    There are three of them that I can't trace, who may have taken up the cloth/veil: Anna Maria,Francis and William.
  20. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Funnily enough I could read it !! :D

    And no ... I didn't blitz ... I just asked one person !! :rolleyes:

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