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Harry C Pugh
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Sun May 17, 2020 4:28 pm

Hi, can anyone help me with my question. My Grandfather William Clarke was stationed at Bootle Fire Station,

and in 1911 he was awarded a Merit Medal, as there is only myself my brother and 2 cousins living, our parents

have also died, we were all born after his death in 1953 none of us know why it was awarded to him.

I have tried to find any information by looking at the Bootle Times newspaper but I have been

unable to find anything out at the present time. He lived at 16 Central Fire Station Bootle in 1905, and in 1909 at

11 Fire Station Strand Road ( or it could be Stroud Road) Bootle. I do know that he fought in WW1 and it was

possible he was in the Marines. In the 1911 Census he was a Police Constable on the Lancashire and

Yorkshire Railway. I know this is very sparce information but if anyone could help me I would be very

grateful. Regards Harry
lynne99
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Mon May 18, 2020 8:39 am

Hi, welcome to the site. I don't know anything, but would like to assure you that there are lots of people on here who know lots about Bootle Fire Service. Good luck
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BOBHAMO
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Mon May 18, 2020 9:04 am

Welcome Harry :D :D :D
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the photos are about 1910
the firemans accommodation was above the tenders
they where hit ww2
i looked at the merseyfire and police snippets
but could not find any referance to William
1911 was the start of the transport police
will have another look :D
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Harry C Pugh
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Mon May 18, 2020 11:54 am

Hi Bobhamo, what a fantastic start thank you so much for the information.

I will study the photos with a magnifying glass and compare the photos

I have of my Grandfather taken around that time. I have seen some other

photographs of the fire service around the same time, but there were no

comparisons that I could see. Thanks once again regards Harry.
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BOBHAMO
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Mon May 18, 2020 12:11 pm

Glad they help :D :D Harry
The station is still there I have worked on the station :D
Think I have some more early ones
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lynne99
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Thu May 21, 2020 3:53 pm

Bob, where do you find them?? Were you always a historian?
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BOBHAMO
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Thu May 21, 2020 5:53 pm

No Lynne just have an interest in looking up Bootle info
i save lots of photos and they always come in usefull :D :D
the street dirs give loads of info
and there are lots of info from the library on line
of the news papers
the mormons site is good as well
and i keep sites with interest
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lynne99
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Fri May 22, 2020 12:28 pm

Well done Bob and Thanks
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Tue May 26, 2020 8:29 pm

Hi Harry,

When was your grandfather born? any other family members names? I have tried to find him on census records, but without a year of birth it's a bit difficult. (William Clarke) is a very popular name, my own grt grt grandad was William Clarke (no relation to you).

You say grandad passed away in 1953, do you know exactly where and the date?

Thanks Harry.

Jan
Old genealogists never die......they just lose their census.
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