Author Archives: Dawsr

About Dawsr

Citizen of the world, but born a century too late.

Harry Bertram Caines (1893-1916)

Harry Bertram Caines was born in mid-1893, the son of Albert Caines, a brewer, and his wife Elizabeth, of Hill View Terrace, Upper Wyche. The Caines family were of modest means, and of the eleven Caines children, six had died … Continue reading

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Almond John Bratt (1891-1917

Almond John Bratt was born in Colwall in early 1891, one of twelve children born to Thomas William Bratt and his wife Margaret. The Bratts, who lived in Lyttelton, Colwall were a working-class family, and in his youth John worked … Continue reading

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Walter Booton (1882-1915)

Walter Booton was born in Rock, Worcestershire, in the spring of 1882. He was one of four children born to Thomas Booton, of Cleobury Mortimer, and his wife Elizabeth (née Oliver). Walter’s father worked as an agricultural labourer, a profession … Continue reading

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Barking up the wrong family tree

Genealogy can be described, at best, as a never-ending learning curve. Your not only make wondrous new discoveries all the time, but you also never stop learning from your own mistakes. Assumptions can sometimes make you bark up the wrong … Continue reading

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Penrith Sutton Beauchamp (1893-1917)

Penrith Sutton Beauchamp was born in Colwall, Herefordshire in early 1893, the fifth of the seven children born to Frederick William Beauchamp and his wife Minnie Blanche (née Dixon); he was christened at St James “the Great” Church on 24th … Continue reading

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La epidemia de cólera de 1854: Puerto del Son

Muchos conoceréis a estas alturas mi interés por la epidemia de cólera que afectó no sólo a España sino al mundo entero entre 1854 y 1855. No entraré aquí en los orígenes ni las consecuencias que tuvo la epidemia en nuestro país, … Continue reading

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Galicia y la Primera Guerra Mundial

El pasado 28 de junio se cumplieron 100 años del asesinato del Archiduque Francisco Fernando, el heredero al trono austro-húngaro, y su esposa, en el transcurso de una visita a la ciudad bosnia de Sarajevo. Las repercusiones políticas de aquel … Continue reading

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Forrest Beauchamp (1883-1918)

Forrest Miles Beauchamp was born on 19th October 1883 in Cotham, Gloucestershire, the eldest son of Frederick William Beauchamp and his wife, Minnie Blanche (née Dixon). Forrest had three brothers (Frederick Gordon, Arthur Kenneth and Penrith Sutton Beauchamp) and three … Continue reading

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Percy Barrett (1886-1914)

Percival Sydney Barrett was born in Gorse Hill, Swindon in or around 1886, the youngest son of George and Naomi Barrett’s seven children. When he was about 5, Perival’s mother died. His father, who worked on the railway, remained a … Continue reading

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Raymond Barnett (1895-1917)

Raymond Whitmore Barnett was born in Colwall in late 1895, the son of James Henry Barnett, a roadman and labourer, and his wife Annie (née Jolly). Raymond was baptised in the local church of Saint James “the Great” on 20th … Continue reading

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