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    "WW1 Service Records" is Ancestry's name for the...

    "WW1 Service Records" is Ancestry's name for the collection - the official title is WO 363. I've quoted it because if someone's trying to find the record I've highlighted, that's where they need to...
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    John OWEN b c1853 Berks - Military

    This man joined the Army as George MARTIN, so is "mis-filed" in WO 363 (WW1 Service Records). Unfortunately, there is no family information ...

    John OWEN joined the Regiment of Foot (no. 1671) in...
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    HUNTER, George, b c1895 Kelty - WW1

    This man served as MARTIN, so is "mis-filed" in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363).
    His mother and half-siblings are all surnamed MARTIN.

    George joined the Argyll & Sutherland...
  4. GRAYLAND, Richard George b c1852 - Military

    This man enlisted as George MARTIN, so is "mis-filed" in W360 ("WW1 Service Records" - although he was too old to have served in WW1).

    Richard George GRAYLAND joined the ASC on 26 April 1876,...
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    Thank you Christina. I fell for the old trick...

    Thank you Christina.
    I fell for the old trick didn't I?
    Moral: Never believe the declared age.

    Jane
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    WEBB, Alfred Thomas b c1873 - WW1

    This man enlisted as George MARTIN, so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363).

    Alfred Thomas WEBB, enlisted 17 Aug 1914, declared age 41y 165d, born Old Ford, London. Previous service...
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    Good Luck with your hunting, antonyf. There are...

    Good Luck with your hunting, antonyf.
    There are bad apples in every barrel, and there's usually a reason.
    And we can't change the past.
    What happened, happened.
    Move on.

    Jane
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    as Pam said, followed by tho nothing of the...

    as Pam said, followed by

    tho nothing of the kind took place

    ("therefrom" is one word, and there's an apostrophe in "prisoner's")
    Jane
  9. CARROLL, Matthew, Dublin, military d1896

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Matthew CARROLL, son of JANE CARROLL (address: 53 Smithfield, Dublin).
    No clues to his age, but
    He joined the Royal Artillery on...
  10. Thread: Burial place

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    Hello Rclair All I can tell you is where NOT...

    Hello Rclair

    All I can tell you is where NOT to look - the National Burial Index (3rd edition) doesn't cover London in 1937/1938.

    I don't know London well enough to know the areas, but perhaps...
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    Chester Chronicle 22 March 1833

    BNA has this newspaper.

    To summarise:
    Denbighshire Assizes
    Jeremiah Cawley alias Crawley (45) of Liverpool was indicted for breaking into the house of Mrs Sibella Egerton of Gresford, and...
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    COATES, Charles Redvers b1900

    This man served as Charles Redvers Coats MARTIN during WW1. No birth is registered for that name, and there is a possibility that he is in fact Charles Redvers COATES (Q3 1900 N Bierley).
    So in case...
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    FINN, Martin B C b c1883 - Military

    Mis-filed as surname MARTIN in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Martin Bartholomew Charles FINN, born Leicester (Birth registered Q1 1884).
    Parents: Martin & Eliza.
    Sisters: Helen (m...
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    Farquhar MORRISON, Aberdeen b c1879

    This man's request for replacement discharge documents are filed (in the WW1 Service Records, WO 363) with the records of a Charles MARTIN.
    MARTIN & MORRISON may be the same man, but no mention is...
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    The link worked for me, and revealed the extract...

    The link worked for me, and revealed the extract that Christina posted (3rd entry down, right hand side).
    I don't understand a word of it :frown5:

    For those with Ancestry access:
    - Yorkshire,...
  16. Alexander MARTIN b c1886 - wife d1918 Glasgow

    A few pages (including wife's death certificate) mis-filed (not indexed) with another MARTIN in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Alexander MARTIN, born c1886, served with the RFA, Regt No 23427....
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    MANTON, Albert Joseph b1884 - WW1

    Mis-filed as MARTIN in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Albert Joseph MANTON joined the Loyal North Lancs Regiment on 19 January 1905, declared age 19y 10m (born Shoreditch), and served as...
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    Timothy MARSDEN b c1879 Lancs - WW1

    In the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) this man's details are confused with (and even written on the same pages as) a FRED Marsden, also from Lancashire. I wonder whether "Timothy" was such an unusual...
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    MARSDEN, Robert Edwin b1884 Wigton

    I believe that this man is recorded as EDWARD MARSDEN in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). If anyone finds differently, please let me know!

    The papers are badly damaged, but the form completed by...
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    Sidney SANDERSON b1906 Bacup, Lancs

    Just 2 pages mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Sidney SANDERSON, born February 1906, Bacup, Lancashire.
    May have joined the Lancashire Fusiliers after the Great...
  21. BAYLEY, Harry/Henry b c1882 Trapeze Artist WW

    This man was a "professional gymnast" and performed as a trapeze artist under the name of HARRY MARS - which is the name he used to join the army and is consequently mis-filed in the WW1 Service...
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    That's the problem!! How to select the forum in...

    That's the problem!! How to select the forum in which you want to post.

    When I "arrive" at BritGen my screen shows:
    - British Genealogy/Hire A Researcher/Blog/Whats New;
    - blue bar:
    Todays...
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    Nothing immediately springs to mind! The end of...

    Nothing immediately springs to mind!
    The end of the word looks (a little) like carris.
    There is a Nancarris Mill near Falmouth, but that's the nearest I can get.

    Sorry

    Jane
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    I've not seen a personal letter from the King,...

    I've not seen a personal letter from the King, but there are examples of the standard Lord Kitchener/Lord Derby sympathy messages in WO 363 (WW1 Service Records on Ancestry).

    For example: SCO...
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    TAYLOR, Walter Matthew b1892 - WW1

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Walter Matthew TAYLOR, born Grantham (Lincs) September 1892.
    Parents: Matthew & Ada.
    Home address: Grantham.
    Painter/Decorator....
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