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William Herbert Dempster
« on: May 15, 2009, 04:59:44 PM »
I am looking for any information on William Herbert Dempster, born approx 1894, I have my g.fathers discharge papers, he joined the manchester reg, the dep unit at seaforth on 29.12.1916 the number at the top of the discharge paper is 8618,  I have found his medal records and his number is 27134 he was discharged in 1919 as being physically unfit for service.  from what I know, he was sent to a hospital in the middx area, why would he have been sent there.?

Is there anywhere else I could look to see if I can find any other information about him prior to his time in service,  I cannot find his service records of service pension details on ancestry.  I cannot find his place of birth.

any help is appreciated,

thanks
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Re: help needed please
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009, 06:47:57 PM »
Hi williams grandaughter, listing on Ancestry BDM for William Henry Dempster, 1893, July-Aug-Sep quarter, Prestwich, Lancashire, Volume 8d, page 392. Also look on Ancestry for his marriage, that will give you his father's name, then you can work backward for your ancestors. You would have to get his birth cert to prove this is your G'dad. Then you could do a look-up for the family on the 1901 and 1911 census.

John
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Re: help needed please
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009, 08:04:27 PM »
thanks for the help john.

jean

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Re: help needed please
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 09:13:28 PM »
hi Jean

and welcome to the forum

i think you will find his service number was actually 57134, his MIC tells us he went abroad after dec 1915 an was awarded the british war and victory medal

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Re: help needed please
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009, 10:40:12 PM »
hi chris,   I have that one and the one 27134,  didnt know if they were the same ones,  from what my newly found cousin has told me, he was discharged in 1919 after his leg was amputated,  he was sent to middx where he must have met my nan.   it is his details before joining up that we cant find.  there are no details on the service or pension records on ancestry for him,  we were hoping there was and it may have told us where he was born.  rumour has it that he was born in scotland, edinburgh castle, then his family moved to liverpool/manchester when he was about 7yrs old, but I cant find his birth either on scottish/english census.

jean

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Re: help needed please
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2009, 06:05:25 PM »
Here is the discharge card for W H Dempster, for other people to see that may be able to help.
It gives the K/R Ref, reason for his discharge.

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Re: help needed please
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2009, 08:56:28 AM »
Hi Jean,

There are two results for a William Dempster on the IGI site www.familysearch.org ( not always reliable so you need to double check)

William Dempster Born 1894 Riccarton, Ayr, Scotland ( just outside Edinburgh )
Parents: David Dempster & Helen Milne Cooper

And

William Dempster Born 01 JAN 1892   Inchersie, Rothiemay, Banff, Scotland ( way up North)
Parents: John Killah Dempster & Elspet Clark

Happy Hunting

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Re: help needed please
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2009, 10:25:50 AM »
hi trevor, 


thanks for that,  dont know if they are the right ones, as W.H gives his fathers name as William on his marriage certificate.  I didnt realise this man was gonna give me so much grief. lol

jean

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Re: William Herbert Dempster
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 07:43:49 AM »
57134 Pte William Herbert Dempster
1/5th Bn Manch Regt.
BWM & VM.

SWB Roll
57134 Pte William Herbert Dempster
Depot Manch Regt.
SWB No B/236390
Enlistment date 29/12/16.
Discharge date 18/6/19.
Overseas Yes
Age 20

The badge was issued out after 27/6/19

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Re: William Herbert Dempster
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009, 11:17:48 AM »
hi jean, could this be his wedding,
DEMPSTER William H      HOLLAND Emma E Toxteth Park, St. James Liverpool 2105TP/15/159 .
only two on 1911 census  from LANCASHIRE born 1893 +- 10 years,

 DEMPSTER WILLIAM H M 1890 21 Toxteth Park Lancashire 1911 census
DEMPSTER WILLIAM HERBERT M 1898 13 West Derby Lancashire
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Re: William Herbert Dempster
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2009, 12:34:51 PM »
hi tonyrod,

W.H Dempster married Daisy Walker 1919 in isleworth, middx.

he must have been sent to a hospital in isleworth after discharge, I believe my nan daisy walker was a nurse at the time and that was where they met.

thanks for the help.

jean