These are the latest batch of Puzzle old photos that I have asked my followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for help with. Miss Godfrey. Photographer from Ipswich Norfolk. What a lovely wedding and could you find out more about this Bride and Groom?
Gavin McLelland from Twitter: The cord on his left shoulder is part of a lanyard and I characteristic of members of the Royal Artillery and the single stripe is for Lance Corporals. However, in the RA I think that becomes a Lance Bombardier.
Liz Lloyd also on Twitter: There was an Ida May Godfrey born in 1893 in Colchester where she married in 1918. She died in Ipswich in 1994. Sadly no photos on Ancestry.
I’ve added a little more to Ida here below in the hope that I could help people to identify the family that Liz thought could be a possibility.
Ida May Godfrey was born on 6 September 1893 in Colchester, Essex, her parents were, William and Florit Matilda (Hendry) She married William Arthur Pratt in July 1918. They had four children during their marriage, two girls and two boys. Her husband William Arthur Pratt was born in July 1893 in Potterspury, Northamptonshire, his parents were William and Sarah (Collins). William died in January 1962 in Ipswich, Suffolk, at the age of 68. Ida May died in January 1994 in Ipswich, Suffolk, at the age of 100.
Next Puzzle was William Arthur Goodrick born on 21 April 1914, a lovely photo with his Mum. Photographers from Clacton on Sea, Essex.
Janet Spink on Twitter: Possibly the son of William, a policeman, and Alice Elizabeth. Father died in WW1 1914 according to an online tree. William died in Canterbury in 1999.
Kathryn Baird on Twitter: In the 1921 census, he was at Castletown Cottage, Marshside, Chislet, Kent. His maternal grandparents were there, his widowed mother and his aunt. A note says his mother was an invalid.
Dana Philipps from Twitter: William married Marjorie Wood in March 1957. His parents married in January 1914 and his father was killed in Belgium on December 12th.
Sara Hardy also on Twitter: Agree with Janet. Possibly William Arthur GOODRICK registered birth in Tendring which is nr Clacton. Son of William A GOODRICK and Alice ROGERS. Appears on 1939 register, DOB 21 Apr 1914, “Potato & Market Gardener Agricultural Produce Salesman”
Gina Ambridge from my Facebook Page: Son of William Arthur Goodrick & Alice Elizabeth Rogers. William Arthur Snr. Was a Sergeant in the Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1st Bn, sadly he was killed in action on 12 Dec 1914, Ypres. The young couple had only married March Q 1914 and William Jnr was born on 21 April 1914. According to a public tree (owner McEnteeJ) William Snr.”Joined the Essex Constabulary on April 1 1912, as Police Constable 503. With the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, he was recalled to the army as a Sergeant. “ “ Regiment: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment, 1st Battalion. Regimental Number: L7769. Served with the Expeditionary Force, ranked Acting Sergeant.” William Arthur can be found in 1939 Register, a single man living with his Gran Mary J Rogers his mum, his aunt at the family home, Castleton Cottage, Marshside, Chislet, Kent. He was a Potato & Market Gardener Agricultural Produce Salesman. It doesn’t appear that William ever married. He died in 1999, registered, Canterbury.
The next puzzle was to find out who postcard collector Emily Bourne was? Her photo was taken in New Zealand.
Dana Philipps on Twitter: I believe I’ve found Emily. The address at the top of the postcard says Te Awamutu. Her full name was Emily Frances Stafford Bourne. She was born to farmer Richard William Bourne and wife Susan in 1891. Sadly she passed away in 1928 at the age of 37, never having married. Dana shared this image below with her research.
The next photo puzzle was this super picture of three young ladies sent to Miss Marshall from Hilda.
Gina Ambridge from my Facebook page: Found dad John Thomas Marshall & daughter Susan Ann Marshall in 1901 14 Grosvenor Buildings, Manisty Street, Poplar.
…….A little bit more about Susan Ann. She was the daughter of John Thomas Marshall & Susannah Hills Hickman. She was born on The Isle of Dogs, 1866 and passed away on 30th September 1924. She was living with her parents in 1871 and was in service in 1881 & 1891. Her mother passed away in 1898. In 1921 she was living at 68 Cotton Street, Poplar and was working as a Mess maid at St Andrew’s Hospital, Bromley by Bow. She was still living at 68 Cotton Street at the time of her death on 30th September 1924. I haven’t found her in 1911 (yet). Father was lodging with Peter & Susannah Hircock in Poplar in 1911, Susan is not with him. It looks like the Hircocks were friends or related to the Marshalls as after Susan’s death in 1924, probate was granted to William Culy Hircock, son of Peter & Susannah. This I think is is confirmed as William Culy Hircock and his wife Hannah Amelia Laing had a son John Marshall Hircock b 1899. Unfortunately there is no sign of Hilda.
David Wilson on Twitter: 1901 Census at Grosvenor Buildings is Susan Ann Marshall born 1867 Poplar, living with father John Marshall born 1844 Leverington, Cambs. ( She’s been transcribed as “James Ann Marshall” on FMP !) . Think it’s her, still living Cotton St in 1921 a maid in a hospital. There’s a marriage in Poplar in 1864 of a John Thomas Marshall to Susanna Hills Hickman who were probably parents to Susan Ann.
As always I am very grateful to everyone for sharing, commenting and especially researching these old photos for my Puzzles. All information will stay with the photos. If anyone has anything else to add or knows any of of the family’s please let me know.
Till next time then……..
Oh my goodness what a puzzle you have Lynn I wouldn’t know where to start. Sorry I can’t help but I do hope further information will solve it for you. Good luck.
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Thanks so much Rita x