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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:20 pm 
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My Gran and Gt Grandma and Gt Grandad Sutcliffe lived on Gorple Road on the 1881 census, there is no number though, but it is'nt a very long road anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:32 pm 
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The Victoria Cross, fashioned out of Crimean gun metal, was instituted by Queen Victoria on 29 January 1856.

Is Crimean gun metal still used?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:39 pm 
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I thought so but.....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... al-VC.html


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:15 am 
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The following info was sent to me by email from a Mr Whitton

comments = I see on your forum page that you have collected information about Thomas Whitham born 1888 in Worsthorpe who was awarded the VC.

I have researched his family and his parents were John Whitham born 1853 a Mason Journeyman who married Catherine Courtney born 1853 at Glasgow on 6-11-1874. The family moved to England about 1882 as 5 of his siblings were born in Scotland and Thomas and 3 other siblings were born in England.
At his marriage John 1853- stated that his father was a James Whitham also a Mason and his mother a Jessie McPherson. I have not located them but John 1853- is stated to be born in Scotland and MAY have been in the 1871 census at 15W Bothwell Street, Glasgow a Quarry Labourer (Surname recorded as Watton). There is no sign of his parents.
I hope this is of interest to you. I dont suppose we can claim Thomas as a \"Scottish\" VC as he was born in England to Scottish parents but he could have played footbal for Scotland!

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