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Posted 06 October 2010 - 07:08 AM
Posted 06 October 2010 - 12:00 PM
which address are you using?
Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:56 PM
Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:25 AM
Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:57 PM
I understand that the AFPG ceased operating on 26th August. As yet I am unaware of how they propose to continue receiving enquiries other than from direct family.
At best you could always provide your research to Tim and I as we are still working on the project.
Posted 07 October 2010 - 10:25 PM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 09:04 AM
Tim hasn't mentioned receiving an email from you so it probably ended up in the spam folder.
Send it via our website at www.fromelles.net
Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:04 AM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:35 AM
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 06:00 AM
Mumbles to self, "festina lente, festina lente"
I had suggested that might be the case. The old boy is 91 though.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 06:20 AM
Howard, if you have any hassles getting hold of the right contact within the Department of Defence (Australia), please let me know.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:27 AM
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:49 PM
I will bear it in mind.
Over the past month I have sent through to Major Kerr at the Australian MOD the contact details and family trees relating to 8 or 9 of the 23 fallen on the list who remain to be identified and who were born in England and for whom I have traced DNA relevant relatives. I still have 1 or 2 more for whom my only way of contact is via Facebook, (they not being in the phone book); and who steadfastly refuse to answer my messages.
He has indicated that while he personally has moved to another post he is continuing to action relative enquiries.
I have not been receiving any responses of late but am not unduly worried as I expect the Major is otherwise occupied - he said he might be. If it goes much beyond New Year I may come back to you on this.
Posted 14 November 2010 - 01:26 PM
Posted 14 November 2010 - 03:22 PM
Brian Manns is now in charge of the Unrecovered Australian War Casualties Office for the Dept of Defence and has taken over the role of identifying the men from Pheasant Wood. He's the chap you need to forward the information to. I was speaking with him last week.
Posted 15 November 2010 - 05:54 PM
It is brian DOT manns AT defence DOT gov DOT au.
Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:03 AM
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 04:59 PM
If you have done all the genealogical research to identify compatible Y and MtDNA donors, I do not understand why you don't submit the family tree in gedcom and genopro formats along with the contact details of the donor relatives to the Australian Defence Ministry.
My experience is that a good number of the donor relatives falter at the hurdle of providing a family tree thereby preventing the testing process from going ahead. The reasons for that are many. It could simply be due to a lack of experience in genealogical research or even a lack of interest per se.
At least if you package the material up then all that leaves the donor relative to do is to sign the consent form and administer the simple swab test.
Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:35 PM
That's what I've tried to do but am getting no response from Australian MOD following the change from Major Jason Kerr to Brian Mann.