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From: "Frederick Ackrill" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Strancge Coincidence.
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 11:48:27 -0000
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Hi!
What a small world it is, I was born and lived in Exminster until I joined
the services in 1956.
As a young man of 15yrs I used to help Sam Gush deliver coal in and around
Exminster.

I am no relation but lived not far away from them.

Frederick Ackrill

----- Original Message -----
From: "Elsie Person" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2002 10:18 PM
Subject: [DEV] Strancge Coincidence.


> To All
>
> I read W. Holmes' Memorial Statement with interest as some of my ancestors
> came from Exminster. (See below)
>
> But an address stuck in my mind "63 High Street, Crediton".
> I checked the Marriage Certificate of my Grandfather, Lewis Gilbert
> CONIBEAR,
> age 26 years, First Class Petty Officer, Royal Navy,
> Addess "63 High Street, Credtion."
>
> He married Ada Mary GRIBBLE on 7 November, 1895.
>
> Came to Canada in 1900.
>
> His son, Frank Ralph CONIBEAR, joined the Canadian Expeditionary Army.
>
> Your family must have lived in the same house as my g grandfather. That's
> is
> almost unbelievable.
>
> Sincerely
>
> Elsie Person nee Conibear
> DFHS 12775.
> Victoria, BC
> Canada
>
> W. Holmes wrote:
>
>
> > In Memory Of:
> >
> > Emmanuel GUSH, Fiemanm N.F.S.
> > Who died 25 April, 1942, Age 47
> > Son of Samuel and Charlotte Gush, Exminster, Devon;
> > husband of May Gush, of 7 Wonford Road. Injured at Paris Street;
> > died same day at 77 Heavitree Road.
> > County Borough of Exeter Civilain War Dead
> >
> > William GUSH, Private 205072 8th Bn., Devonshire Rgiment
> > who died on Thursday 4 OCtober, 1917, Age 35
> > Son of samuel H., and charlotte Gush, Seton House,
> > Exminster, DEvon; husband of Mary Thomas Dymond
> > (formerly Gush), 0f 63, High St., Crediton, Devon
> > Cemetery: Tyne cot Memorial Zonnebeke, West Vlaandern, Belgium
> > Panel 48 to 40
> >
> > Wayne S. Holmes
> > Texas, USA
> >
> >
>
> >
>
>
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