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john Mcostrich (View posts)
Posted: 968271606000
Hi,
I'm looking for any other people with the surname-McOstrich.
My name is john mcostrich, age 50, born in Watford near NW London.
I have a brother Stephen McOstrich, age 42
and two sisters,Catherine McOstrich, age 48.
Julie McOstrich, age 49.
My dads name is Francis Micheal Joseph McOstrich, age 73.
I only know about my father's dad, no name but he came from Cork, southern Ireland.
I would be most abliged if your name is McOstrich if you would reply to this...john.

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Philip McOstrich (View posts)
Posted: 1005442569000
Classification: Query
Hi John
Very surprised to see I had relations in the Watford area. I spent the last three months working in Croxley Business Park!

Drop me an email to let me know you are still at this address and I will give you a few more details, as I note the original posting is one year old?


Best Regards
Phil

Another McOstrich,........amazing!!! Get in touch asap, OK?

John Mcostrich. (View posts)
Posted: 1005448956000
Classification: Query
Hi Philip,
it was quite a surprise to find 'another one', and so close too!
A few details: I have two sisters and a brother, and live with my father and my brother. I'm 51, my father is 74.
I will tell my brother and sisters about you, they can get in touch as and when etc. They have no idea I posted the message so this will most proberbly be one hell of a surprise!
It is not that I don't want to meet but, I have Epilepsy and Eczema and am rather nervous about going out, in case I have a fit and my skin is very sore. Not helped by the cold. I haven't worked for 7/8 years because of the stuff i mentioned.
I hope this does not depress you too much!
I would really like to keep in touch though, initially by email?
How about you. Do you have a family, married etc?
Can I just say that my Epilepsy can leave me confused at times. Particularly when it comes to using my computer! Some of the everyday stuff you have to do to make it work and to find anything just dissapears now and then! For instance, I had completely forgotten I had posted the message. So if I don't answer or talk to you in is not because I don't want to !!! I would prefer you to email me if that's convenient? That way I won't miss a message because I symply forget to check the Ancestry.com site.
As you say I posted the message a while ago, not really expecting to hear anything.
I know of a few other members of the clan living abroad if you are interested? As far as I can tell they are related to our family though a little distant.
Just cos I'm nosey, when did you post the mesg? It really is amazing that you have been working in Watford, So close and yet so far!...........Yours sincerely john

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Justin Power (View posts)
Posted: 1040608598000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McOstrich
Hi,

I have come across a McOstrich in my research, a Captain Frederick McOstrich and his wife Eileen. They were mentioned in a will of a lady who lived in Ireland.

Justin Power

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Posted: 1041380985000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1082584182000
Hi, many thanx for the info! Your very kind to even bother!
Have a wonderful New Year, John McOstrich

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Janet Reilly (View posts)
Posted: 1065562551000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McOstrich
Dear Philip,
Are you the son of the late Bryan St. Luger McOstrich?
The brother to Clair,& Honor? If not what is your lineage?
Are you related to ALexander McOstrich?
I hope to here from you soon. Or any other McOstrich's.

Sincerly,

Janet

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mcostrich (View posts)
Posted: 1137334846000
Classification: Query
The lady who left a will is probably either Annie Haughton of Littleton, Thurles County Tipperary, Maria Power of the same address or an Agnes Coppinger. In the will, Eileen Lydia McOstrich was to inherit Ballydavid, a mansion ( now sadly gone ) and contents- Elieen was nee Hannaford of Cork and married to Brigadier F.I.N McOstrich of County Cork. An officer from The Royal Munster Fusilliers, who was seconded to the Signals in 1922, when irish based regiments were bisbanded. He was stationed originally at Spike Island ( now part of Cobh ). In 1941 he was taken, along with 100,000 other allied troops as a prisoner by the Japanese when Singapore fell. He did time on the River Kwai and was involved in the building of the railroads there ( not the bridge since this is entirely a work of fiction ). He died as o/c British Forces in Lagos, Nigeria ( then called the Gold Coast )
circa 1950. Prior service saw his as c/o Guttersloe with BOAR ( British Army of the Rhine ) in occupied Germany in late 1945. Eileen Lydia survived until about 1960, she remarried before her death to a Vincent Allman-Smith, retired veteran cavalry oifficer, who saw service with the Sherwood Foresters in Dublin during the rising of 1916.

FIN McOstrich was brother to Alec and Dorothy ( Dee )
and son of Francis McOstrich, who was married to Alexander McOstrich 11 and lived in St Luke's Cork City.

There's lots more - but this does answer your query. Indeed all McOstrich's have long histories in military affairs and battles, even going back to the Revolutionary Wars. It's quite true that on a population percentage basis, more irish fought in the Second World war than any other nation.

Hope this helps.

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Justin (View posts)
Posted: 1137461716000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McOstrich
I have the wills of Annie and Marie Houghton. My connection is through Marie's husband James Power. I am happy to provide you with a copy of the wills. My email is justindpower@hotmail.com.

Regards,

Justin Power

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Posted: 1188593434000
Classification: Query
I have several ancestors who served in the Royal Munster Fusiliers. As part of my research into the Royal Munster Fusiliers, I came across a deluxe edition of a History of The Royal Munster Fusiliers at a bookshop in Berkley Square, London. 114 copies were printed of the deluxe version. I have copy 103 and this was issued to a Lieutenant F.I.N McOstrich. His name is printed in the list of recipients at the start of the book. It appears to have been printed in 1927. I assume this is the same officer you mention in your post. The two books have detailed information about the regiment and its predecessors between 1652 and 1860.

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Posted: 1188650241000
Classification: Query
Yes. F.I.N. McOstrich was my father and served with the Munster Fusilliers after graduation from Sandhurst. Was stationed with the regiment on Spike Island, Cork ...now nmaed Cobh. Went to Royal Corps Signals, seconded to Indian Signals, served Quetta, India - and Kabul, Afghanistan. Captured Singapore 1942. Prisoner Burma Railroad/Kwai. Repatriated 1945. Promoted Colonel Signals, served B.O.A.R, Guttersloe, Germany. Promoted Brigadier - sent to Accra, Gold Coast. Died Gold Coast 1951.

Thanks for the email -anything more I'd be glad to hear.

WM
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