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How did my Grandfather get to Malta?

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monica

monica Report 2 Oct 2019 03:53

Born in 1869 in Teesdale Durham. somehow travelled to Malta. died in 1939 in TBraxa cemetary.
His name was Herbert Henry Addis Woodcock. Married Mary Ann Wilson, in think in Malta was a pharmacist!
struck a blank in searching Travel thought he might have been in military.
I am in Australia.
Thank you.

PatinCyprus

PatinCyprus Report 2 Oct 2019 08:06

this is birth and census finds

WOODCOCK, HERBERT HENRY ADDIS mmn ADDIS
GRO Reference: 1869 D Quarter in OF TEESDALE Volume 10A Page 236

1881 in Chelsea London - father a teacher

Fredk. W. Woodcock 36
Clara Woodcock 35
Ernest F.A. Woodcock 12
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Herbert H. A. Woodcock 11
Edgar A.A. Woodcock 9



1901 father a teacher at a technical college in Lowestoft Suffolk

Frederick W Woodcock 56
Clara Woodcock 55
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Herbert H A Woodcock 31
Edith Dunn 21


Herbert's occupation photographer.

Unable to see him past 1901 when he is a photographer. Looking at it re his age he would have been close to 50 by the end of WW1 so unless he lied about his age he wouldn't be in the services.

How did he get to Malta - travel to and from Europe not really documented so he could have travelled to somewhere like Italy and got to Malta from there.

How sure are you that he was a pharmacist?

There were British navy, army and air force on Malta by 1939. If he did change his occupation to pharmacist there may be a possibility that he was a civilian attached to HM forces.

I would doubt he was in the forces due to his age - he was 31 still with his parents in 1901.


PatinCyprus

PatinCyprus Report 2 Oct 2019 08:15

Father's death - born Leicester, Leicestershire Frederick's father was a shoemaker

Name: Frederick William Woodcock
Estimated birth year: abt 1845
Registration Year: 1909
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Age at Death: 64
Registration district: Mutford

mother Clara a widow living with son in Lowestoft Suffolk in 1911 she was born Margate Kent

Edgar Alfred Woodcock 39
Florence Woodcock 43
Doris Woodcock 11
Maleline Woodcock 8
Nellie Gertrude Parker 20
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Clara Woodcock 65

Clara's death

Name: Clara Woodcock
Death Age: 76
Birth Date: abt 1846
Registration Date: Apr 1922
[May 1922]
[Jun 1922]
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration district: Mutford
Inferred County: Suffolk


ErikaH

ErikaH Report 2 Oct 2019 13:13

One of your parents was his child. When/where was he/she born?

Maddie

Maddie Report 2 Oct 2019 15:09

there is tree on ancestry but nothing after 1901

born
12 Aug 1869 • Gamford, Durham, England

1869

(AGE)
Birth of Brother Edgar Albert Addis Woodcock(1871–1950)
1 Oct 1871 • Gainford, Durham, England

1871

2
Residence
1871 • Gainford, Durham, England

Relationship: Son

1871

2
Birth of Sister Margaret M Woodcock(1877–)
1877 • Gloucestershire, England

1877

7
Birth of Brother Oswald Arthur Addis Woodcock(1879–1880)
April 1879 • Burnley, Lancashire

1879

9
Death of Brother Oswald Arthur Addis Woodcock(1879–1880)
January 1880 • Burnley, Lancashire

1880

10
Residence
1881 • Chelsea, London, England

Relationship to Head: Son

1881

12
Death of Brother Ernest F A Woodcock(1868–1883)
July 1883 • Scarborough, Yorkshire North Riding

1883

13
Residence
1891 • Walthamstow, Essex, England

Relation to Head: Boarder. Student of chemistry.

1891

22
Residence
1901 • Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Relation to Head of House: Son. Photographer. Employer. 91 Beresford Road.

1901

32
Death of Father Frederick William Woodcock(1845–1909)
July 1909 • Mutford, Suffolk

1909

39
Death of Mother Clara Edith Addis(1846–1922)
Jun 1922 • Mutford, Suffolk, England

1922

52
Death of Brother Edgar Albert Addis Woodcock(1871–1950)
10 Jan 1950 • Lowestoft

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 3 Oct 2019 18:48

1909 Funeral Notice in Newspaper...Eldest Son Herbert was unable to attend, as he was in Malta.

And below, if his Brother...(local outing to Ingate Lodge)

18 July 1908 - Lowestoft Journal - Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Mr. E. A. Woodcock photographed the party.


http://apps.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/pages/cemeteries/Lowestoft/welse_youngs.aspx

Woodcock Frederick William 08/07/1909 64 91 Beresford Road, Lowestoft Schoolmaster L/21/167


https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/collections/getrecord/GB175_513

Photographs Of Various Suffolk Locations
513 · ? 1924-1930 · ? Suffolk Record Office Lowestoft Branch
Photographs by Mr E Woodcock and Miss L E M Young of Lowestoft, 1924-1930

(Edgar Albert, occ. Photographer, 1899 Marriage. Croydon, Surrey)

Chris :)

Kay????

Kay???? Report 5 Oct 2019 16:31

1898,Croydon Guardian,
Doc True

60, GEORGE STREET, CROYDON, YOU GAM OBTAIN
Requisites, Aerated & Mineral Waters, Homoeopathic Remedies, Patent Medicines & Perfumery, AT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES. HERBERT WOODCOCK, M.P.S., Pharmaceutical, Analytical, and Photographic Chemist.