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PostSubject: Your Help is Needed   Your Help is Needed EmptyWed May 04, 2011 8:01 pm

Hi All

I am trying to decipher the second word on a Service record, but I am having trouble interpreting the word. scratch

The first word is Desertion
The second word is ??????
The third word is Theft

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All suggestions welcome as I do not have a clue as what it says scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Your Help is Needed   Your Help is Needed EmptyWed May 04, 2011 9:04 pm

Could it be "Trespassing"
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PostSubject: Re: Your Help is Needed   Your Help is Needed EmptyWed May 04, 2011 9:22 pm

Blimey! Graves you don't half pick em. I wouldn't have a clue.

I think the first few letters are. HELAPA Shocked
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Deception.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Help is Needed   Your Help is Needed EmptyThu May 05, 2011 1:18 pm

From Pte William Wilcox 2/24th service papers??

"necessaries"
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PostSubject: Re: Your Help is Needed   Your Help is Needed EmptyThu May 05, 2011 6:58 pm

Hi All

Many thanks for all your suggestions, still trying to get a word to match.

Hi Sherman
Yes you are correct, it is William Wilcox's service record. I am trying to understand why he served 672 days (nearly two years) in prison with hard labour.

Please keep the word suggestions comming
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PostSubject: Re: Your Help is Needed   Your Help is Needed EmptyThu May 05, 2011 7:24 pm

Hi All

Thanks to a good friend of mine, they have just confirmed the following "desertion and necessaries theft", so many thanks and well done Sherman Idea
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