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Forum: Strays

List all the waifs and strays you discover here, and perhaps we can find them a home.

  1. George Charles SCOTTOW, London, b c1884 - WW1

    Mis-recorded, filed & indexed as SCOTTON in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): George Charles SCOTTOW, home address Harlesden London. Attested (age 31yr) January 1916 (1 month after marriage), called up January 1917, discharged February 1919 (by which time he is a Widower). Married Dec 1915 to...

    Started by fullscott‎, 05-08-2014 10:04 PM
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  2. Alfred COTTON b c1877 - Military 1895-1911

    Recorded & filed as SCOTTON (but most pages have had "alias Cotton" added) in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). In the final years of his service, the name is definitely COTTON. Born in Burton on Trent (Staffs), both surnames occur in that area, but I can find only one ALFRED - born Q3 1877,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 05-08-2014 8:26 PM
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  3. Thomas SCOTTEN - or is it HORTON? b c1889

    Filed under SCOTTEN in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363), but suspiciously mysterious that I suspect the lad could be HORTON. A sister & 2 brothers are mentioned - all address unknown. I can find no birth for a Thomas of either name between 1878 & 1898 although there are 2 "Male" SCOTTENs (1881...

    Started by fullscott‎, 04-08-2014 10:02 AM
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  4. John FIELD of Swaffham Norfolk

    At All Saints, Terling, Essex 22nd January 1750/1 John FIELD belonging to Swaffham in Norfolk wedded to Sarah RAY supposed a widow, her husband having not been heard of for more than seven years

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 04-08-2014 11:30 AM
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  5. Robert Henry SEFTON, Staffs? WW1 1916-1918

    A few pages (Medal Receipts, Conduct Reports) Mis-filed (not indexed) with Scott in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Robert Henry SEFTON, a Miner, attested June 1916, discharged December 1918. Served with S Staffs (& possibly N Staffs). Reg Nos: 70424 & 41948 Anc****y, SCO, pages 52197 to...

    Started by fullscott‎, 03-08-2014 9:53 AM
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  6. Joseph BAXTER, Berwicks, discharged Jan 1918

    Just 2 sides, dealing with discharge, no clue to age, Mis-filed with Scott in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Joseph BAXTER, home address GREENLAW, Co Berwick. Embodied January 1915, discharged January 1918 - from St Albans Military Hospital (Pleurisy). Served with 4th KOSB and 9th HLI. Reg...

    Started by fullscott‎, 02-08-2014 1:36 PM
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  7. C BROWN, b c 1895, enlisted Derby 1915

    Just one page, mis-filed with Scott in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). The Conduct Sheet - no entries made, only the heading, but just in case someone is searching for him... C BROWN, enlisted at Derby 2 February 1915, aged 19yr 9m. A Clerk, religion C of E. Joined 56th Res Btn RFA 1 Dec 1916....

    Started by fullscott‎, 02-08-2014 10:55 AM
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  8. John William SHELVERTON, London, b c1887 WW1

    Mis-filed with Scott in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): John William SHELVERTON; home address Garr or Parr Street, New North Road, London; enlisted Feb 1915. De-mobbed June 1919 - age 32yr, a Saddler in the 13th Battery RFA; Reg No 85835. Several pages are so faded they are illegible, and...

    Started by fullscott‎, 02-08-2014 10:45 AM
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  9. George WILLISCROFT, Essex Regt WW1 - alias

    If anyone is looking for George WILLISCROFT in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363), it may be worth searching under SOPER, G A R. There is a letter from the OC, 13th Essex Regt clarifying how to record the information (He was instructed to insert "alias George Williscroft" after the name Soper -...

    Started by fullscott‎, 01-08-2014 9:22 AM
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  10. Peter ROGERS of Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk

    At All Saints, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex 1736 July 12th Peter ROGERS of Bury St. Edmund in the county of Suffolk and Martha LETCH of the parish of Dedham in Essex were married by Licence by Mr. CROSS

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 31-07-2014 10:05 PM
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  11. SCOTT - William Herbert/Walter Edward/Edward

    Three men whose papers are together (not indexed) in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): - WILLIAM HERBERT SCOTT, b c1893, home address Brading, Isle of Wight. Enlisted 10 December 1915. Demobbed 1919. Ox & Bucks 25400. SCO, pages 49921 to 49928 - WALTER EDWARD SCOTT, b September 1886, home...

    Started by fullscott‎, 28-07-2014 8:34 AM
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  12. William BOND - Royal Lancaster Regiment

    One page, misfiled. Headed 'List of transfer documents' it says only the name of William Bond, regiment, his army number 24170, and has 'Dead' written across it. Found on Ancestry, S > St>Sta page 25176 (in the middle of documents for Thomas Stafford). There is a record for William, filed...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 27-07-2014 1:53 AM
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  13. John R FORD, b c1878, Royal Scots WW1

    Just one page, misfiled (not indexed) under Scott in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): FORD, John R G (or A?), enlisted November 1915 aged 37yr 5mth. Trade: Cook. Reg Nos: 2576, 120806, 271347. Transferred to Royal Scots February 1918. Prisoner of War April (?) 1918. Anc****y, SCO, page 49235

    Started by fullscott‎, 24-07-2014 8:55 PM
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  14. Wilfred Arthur LEACH, b c1893 Chelsea - WW1

    Mis-filed with William Edward Scott's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Just one page, the Medical History sheet which includes a physical description - Wilfrid Arthur LEACH; born Chelsea Middlesex; examined at Hove, May 1915, aged 22yr 4m; a Farmer. Anc****y, SCO, page 48455

    Started by fullscott‎, 20-07-2014 10:14 PM
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  15. Frank W PURYER, b c1880 Notts, - WW1

    Mixed in with a William Edgar SCOTT's records in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) - and they may be one & the same man, although different Reg Nos & birth details are given: Frank W PURYER, b c1880 (Stamford, Notts), home address West Bourne Park, London. Enlisted Bedford, November 1899. Served...

    Started by fullscott‎, 19-07-2014 8:37 PM
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  16. J BAVERSTOCK, accidental death 1917

    Filed with Harry Scott's papers in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): The report of an Inquiry into the accidental death of Pte 37453 J BAVERSTOCK, killed 16 January 1917 when an old dug-out collapsed. Statements from Pte 37599 A W WELLS, Pte 37596 W H COULSON, Pte 37770 L E COLESBY. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 17-07-2014 9:02 AM
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  17. Harry SCOTT, Watford, b c1879 - WW1

    Mis-filed with the William Scotts, and not indexed, in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Harry SCOTT, home address Watford Herts, attested December 1915 age 36yr 5mth. De-mobbed 1919. Married 1906 to Edith BEDFORD. 3 daughters: Ellen Rita 1905, Alice Margaret 1907, Dorothy Joan 1914. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 17-07-2014 8:55 AM
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  18. David COWAN b c1877 Edinburgh - WW1

    Just one page (Medical History form B178), misfiled with SCOTT in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): David COWAN, born Edinburgh, age 38yr in May 1915. Occupation: Tailor. Reg Nos: 8818 (Seaforth H) & 222463 (Labour Co). Anc****y, SCO, page 46808

    Started by fullscott‎, 14-07-2014 10:38 AM
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  19. misfiled army service records

    Hi Everyone I have been browsing through the service records on Ancestry supposedly for records of people's names starting with WAR. I thought I would just list the names of the records that I came across that were misfiled amongst them. William Arthur Harris Frederick Charles Taylor Francis...

    Started by sheilastain‎, 13-07-2014 9:11 PM
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  20. Edward BOLAN b c1890 Kilmarnock

    Mis-filed (not indexed) in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): One page only, a request for the attestation papers of Edward BOLAN, Reg No 5426 of the 3rd Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers (Special Reserve) in consequence of his having joined the Regular Army (Royal Scots Fusiliers) on 8 September 1908. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 05-06-2014 10:50 PM
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