John Bushell

John Bushell

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Mr John F. Bushell
Born 1930s.
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Father of [private daughter (1950s - unknown)], [private daughter (1960s - unknown)] and [private son (1960s - unknown)]
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Primary School Parkstone Grammar, Secondary Schools, Poole Grammar & Churchers College, Petersfield Hants. John Bushell was enlisted into the 12 (PWO) Royal Lancers prior to his attendance at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England. He was commissioned into The Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regt in December 1949 and served with the 1st Battalion at Bury St Edmunds and then at Warminster until May 1951 when he was posted to the Regimental Depot at Bedford as Training Subaltern. In November 1952 his first Regimental Tour completed he was seconded to the Somaliland Scouts and served three years with a rifle Company in Somaliland and also the Reserved area of the Ethiopian Haud. Returning to Regimental duty in December 1955 in Tidworth and Goslar in the British Army of the Rhine, until posted back to the Regimental Depot as Adjutant in December 1956. In 1958 on the amalgamation of the Bedfords with the Essex Regiment he was selected for Arabic training and spent a year in the Lebanon. Following this he spent nearly four years in Aden with the Aden Protectorate Levies, the Federal Army, and the Aden Colony Police. Promoted to Major he returned to command a Company of the 1st Battalion the 3rd East Anglian Regiment in Northern Ireland and in Berlin until1965 when he took up a staff appointment in HQ Near East Land Forces Cyprus. From there he was posted to the British Military Mission to Libya at Benghazi and was serving there when the Libyan Revolution took place and Qadaffi came to power. His next appointment was as 2i/c Malawi Rifles assisting the first Malawian to Command the battalion from 1970-1972. After this a short tour in Northern Ireland and a posting to the staff at HQ Rhine Army at Rhinedahlen. His last this seven years was spent with MOD and United Kingdom Land Forces HQ and on to retirement.


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On 26 Nov 2017 at 13:05 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi John,

I’m Susie the new leader of the England Project. We are contacting all existing members of the project to find out how you are currently involved, and how you would like to be involved moving forward. Please have a look at the England Project page for more information, and then contact either myself or Gillian to let us know what you’d like to do, or if you have any questions. We can then list your interests, help you join the team in the Google group forum for England, and give you any help you might need to get going. If we don’t hear back from you we’ll assume you no longer want to be a part of the England Project at this time.

Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you,

Susie :-)

On 11 Oct 2017 at 09:37 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi John and thanks for your message on G2G.

I've added the United Kingdom Project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Click on England Project will take you the first page of the project. Scroll down to Member Interests. I've added your good self here and on the UK Project member interests page.

Thanks again for joining, enjoy and good luck with your research.


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On 15 May 2017 at 02:43 GMT Vicky (Freeth) Majewski wrote:

Hello again!

This week we have your last stop on the guided tour. We want to give you just a few more tools that can take you even deeper into the WikiTree forest without getting lost: How to Dig a Little Deeper.

As always, your questions are welcome!

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On 8 May 2017 at 02:54 GMT Vicky (Freeth) Majewski wrote:


You've probably been hard at work adding family members and getting connected to those that are already here. You should have at least a few profiles that you manage now. So, this week we're going to look at how to work with your Watchlist: How to Manage Your Watchlist.

Please let me know if you have any questions! I am happy to help!

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You've been here for three weeks now! We hope your profiles are starting to come together and that you've enjoyed getting to know all of us a little better. You're probably getting a good feel for the collaborative nature of WikiTree by now. We know that collaboration isn't always easy. So, we've put together a few pointers that can make working in this type of environment a little easier: How to be a Successful WikiTreer. As always, your questions are welcome!


On 30 Apr 2017 at 14:16 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:


It's time for the next stop on your guided tour. This time, we'd like to introduce you to our community, show you some ways to get more involved, and recommend some ways to stay up-to-date on everything that's going on: How to Join in the Community.

If you have questions, use the "reply on" link under any comment to get to that volunteer's profile page. From there, scroll down to public comments in the right column and leave a message. Any one of us would be happy to help.

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On 17 Apr 2017 at 17:06 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:

John --

You've been here a week now, and we hope you enjoyed your first stop on your guided tour of WikiTree and were able to make good use of the things you learned.

Our next stop will give you some pointers on how to make your profiles stand out: How to Make the Most of a Profile.

As always, your questions are welcome!


On 11 Apr 2017 at 19:35 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi John,

Thanks for joining us! I’m David, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.

Did you have fun learning your way around WikiTree yesterday?

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! You can contact me via my profile page.


On 10 Apr 2017 at 14:56 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:

John --

You are now a confirmed member, and you can get started adding your family members. As we've said, WikiTree is quite different from other genealogy sites. So, we've put together a guided tour to help you learn how to use it. Your first stop is How to Start Climbing Our Tree.

Tomorrow, you'll hear from a Mentor who will check in to see how you're doing and answer any questions you might have.

Next week, you'll get another message with your next stop on the guided tour.

You can also meet some of our members by joining in the fun with our Question of the Week in the G2G forum: What's the funniest transcription mistake you've seen?



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