I am try in to track down my Grandfathers ancesters. He was born Alfred Touchard, 8th July 1885 in Bethnel Green to John Touchard (Occupation = Ivory Turner) and Mary Ann Touchard (formerly Johnson). At some point he changed his name to his mothers maiden name of Johnson, because his name on his marriage certificate is Alfred Johnson.
I know he had a number of older and younger brothers. His Army 'Soldiers Small Book' shows his next of kin as being:
Father - Not known
Mother - Mary Ann (address = 37 Floreda st, Bethnel Green)
Brothers - Henry (address, as for Mary Ann)
and George (address = 2 mary ann place, finsbury)
My mother remembers uncles (ie his brothers) as being Albert, Tom and Sid - who all seemed to retain the Touchard name.
Can anyone help? You all sound as though you are all fairly well advanced in your research, so it would be great if we were each others missing link! Suzie