|Photograph of George in his R.A.M.C. uniform during the first world war.|
|Photograph of George in Alens Road, Southsea in 1951|
Born at: 20 Mount Pleasant, Blaina, Monmouthshire
George Thomas DOWDESWELL ,
Mary Ann BAYTON ,
Elizabeth Ann Maud JONES , 8th. April 1912,
St. Pauls Church, Newport, Monmouthshire
1913 to 2001 Adela Elizabeth
1924 to 1994 Lily, Mary, Margaret - married Peter SEVIER. Son Paul.
Brothers and Sisters;
1889 Beatrice - married Tom CHILDS
1895 Cuthbert - married Margaret HENDERSON
1898 Mary Ann (Polly) - married Tom REES
1899 Percival married Violet ?
1901 5 River Row, Blaina, Monmouthshire
1911 16 Gladstone Street, Blaina, Monmouthshire
1912 47 Alma Street, Newport, Monmouthshire
1913 15 Alexandra Street, Blaina, Monmouthshire
1914 Serving with RAMC in Belgium and France
1921 3 Coronation Street, Blaina, Monmouthshire
1924 20 Alexandra Street, Blaina, Monmouthshire
1934 24 Rosser Street, Pontypool, Monmouthshire
---- 16 Bridge Street, Risca, Monmouthshire
---- Newbridge, Monmouthshire
1940 and 1951 Grasmere, 16 Hawthorn Road, Hawthorn, Glamorgan
1951 20 Allens Road, Southsea, Hampshire
Insurance Office Area Manager
District Area Manager of Insurance Company
Kelly's 1901 Directory describes:-
"BLAINA is a large village with a station on the Monmouthshire section of the Great Western railway. Here are the Blaina tinplate works and furnaces, and in the vicinity are many collieries, giving employment to a great number of hands. There is a large hall, which is used for public meetings, and will hold 1,000 persons.
The soil of the parish is all mountain land, scarcely any cultivated, but there are a few farms amongst the hills; nearly the whole country is taken up by iron works, mines and collieries."
"RISCA is a parish and village in the valley between the lofty Twyn Barlwyn (Maen) and the Machen mountains, on the Monmouthshire canal, which runs through the parish, and on the Western Valleys section of the Great Western railway, which here forms a junction with the Sirhowy line. There are stations at Risca village and Cross Keys, both in the parish, which is 6 miles north-west-by-west from Newport.
The village is lighted with gas by a company reformed in May, 1891. A company was formed in 1891 to supply the parish with water.
Here are collieries, a large tinplate manufactory, the works of the Monmouthshire Steel and Tinplate Co. Limited, the extensive iron and steel foundry of Messrs. Henry White and Co. a brewery, fire brick works and lime kilns."
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