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18-10-2020, 17:05   #2356
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Have you looked for army papers for him?
I also thought it was unusual that it did not say 'soldier' or give the rank or regiment, but perhaps as Kildare Fan says he was a civilian working with the army.
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19-10-2020, 08:27   #2357
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I checked nam.ac.uk but can only find a record of his son there (guess to be expected since that only covers the period 1920-1922). Also tried FMP. This reads 'Soldier' for both fathers, right? It's a tiny bit more specific than just 'Army'.

As an aside, he lived around the corner from the British Army Recruiting Office on Pearse Street.
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19-10-2020, 09:59   #2358
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I checked nam.ac.uk but can only find a record of his son there (guess to be expected since that only covers the period 1920-1922). Also tried FMP. This reads 'Soldier' for both fathers, right? It's a tiny bit more specific than just 'Army'.

As an aside, he lived around the corner from the British Army Recruiting Office on Pearse Street.
Did he always live there? I can see an older soldier on fold3.com , age given as either 38 or 44 (!) Joseph Whelan, but from Kingstown.
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You prompted me to go looking again for his death cert (1929) and managed to find it, thanks! Cert states that he was an ex-British soldier so that confirms that. Address is the same as at date of death.
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25-10-2020, 20:00   #2360
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https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy....91/7259757.pdf

Thomas McGivern, top of the page. His occupation please. He's a clerk of some description but I can't make out the first word. Thanks.
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25-10-2020, 20:11   #2361
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Looks like "Wesfaulch"... could it be "Despatch"? (typo?)

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Dispatch vs. despatch
There is no difference between dispatch and despatch. The latter is an alternative spelling that was common in the 19th century and earlier, but dispatch has gained undisputed dominance in modern English. Despatch has mostly disappeared from the language—except in the U.K., where it appears in place of dispatch about a third of the time—and dispatch is the preferred spelling for all senses of the word.
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Thank you both.
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29-10-2020, 11:10   #2365
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I'd appreciate the help with the first word in the attached. The entry is under the first column, "Nature of Mental Symptoms", and it's the notation near the bottom, three above the gloved fingers of the digitiser.

I can't make out the first word, the rest says "...alternatively joyous & melancholic".

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29-10-2020, 12:19   #2366
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Incoherence ( also 'alternately' and not 'alternatively')
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