It is only in today's world of Big Brother that we get "hung up" about people's names - and having the same name all your life certainly makes it easier to progress in a career, earn a pension, etc.,...
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Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records - GABBEDY's application in 1940 for a replacement Discharge Certificate:
- Henry William GABBEDEY
- born London, 1888
- address in 1940:...
3pm 20 Nov 1839
Declaration of birth/name
Father: IRA LAWTON, age 28y, Spinning Foreman, resident suburb of Ham?** in Amiens;
Male child, born at home today at 04h45
Mother: MARY ANN...
I do love a Happy Ending.
Well that would explain the GHQ France report: bombs dropped all over the place and prisoners taken "since YESTERDAY MORNING":
10th Army - 17000
6th Army - 1800
5th Army - 140
Those numbers are...
Mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) is a collection of notes (one marked Very Secret, but written in German!) from various sources, all dated 19/20 July 1918. They range from "Nothing To...
It certainly looks like "Link Cutter & Chain Prover", and there are several "Chain Makers" on the next page.
So Heavy Industry - Blacksmith?
"Link Cutter" is straightforward. Perhaps the "Chain...
This man's mother (nee CLAXTON) PROBABLY re-married and her son took her new surname of MARGETTS - so that is how he is filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):
Raymond Claxton MARGETTS (ne...
Hi Geordie Lad
Only 2 with that exact spelling:
- pp 20551-20566 CHARLES ERNEST/ERNEST CHARLES (London); born c1887 (Bromley, Kent); married 1910 (Caversham)Lilian HINXMAN; 3541 ASC;...
Mis-filed as MARETON in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):
Albert MORETON, enlisted with the S Staffs Regt, November 1916, declared age 37y 11m. Served as Pte 3229 & 202915. Discharged October 1917...
Mis-filed as MARDIN in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):
Albert Edward MURDIN (birth registered as Albert Edward Gladstone MURDIN, Q3 1898).
Joined the RFA August 1915, declaring age 19y 8m....
Mis-filed as MARDEN in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):
Noah MAIDEN, enlisted with the Royal Engineers, 11 Nov 1916, declared age 38/39, born Aldridge, Staffs. (Birth registered Q1 1979 Walsall)...
One for the sleuths:
HENRY JAMES MARDEN, a baker by trade, enlisted in the ASC on 1 Nov 1915 and served until 1919.
Declared age 36 years 2 months, born Hastings.
Home address: East Dulwich....
Mis-filed (and indexed) as MARDEN in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363), this man didn't make it any easier for descendants to find him - he served as ARTHUR (so his medals will have been issued as A...
My logic (not one of my strong points!) for putting these soldiers in "Strays" is that anyone looking for Fred Smith is not going to be searching for him in the Jones section.
And an internet...
Another MORCOM mis-filed as MARCOM in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):
Arthur Basil MORCOM, born Georgeham, Barnstaple, Devon.
Address: 13 Holmbury View, Upper Clapton, London.
Mis-filed as MARCOM in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):
Arthur MORCOM, enlisted February 1916, declared age 22y.
Address: Meledor, St Stephen in Brannel, Cornwall.
Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):
Harold MELLOR joined the N. Staffs Regt. in September 1914 & was declared Missing Presumed Dead in January 1917.
Regt No: 13916....
17-01-2021 1:35 PM
INTERNMENT means imprisonment ... but is often confused with INTERMENT - burial.
17-01-2021 8:43 AM
The answer to your question is: VERY LIKELY.
As Lesley said, the details in the death record came only from the person registering it (Birth certs etc did not have to be produced).
18-12-2020 8:19 AM
You clever thing - thank you.
MACHIN never even crossed my mind ...
17-12-2020 10:07 AM
Filed as MARCHANT in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):
George Henry MACHENT (or is it?
He married ADA GRANTHAM at St Silas Church, Sheffield on 8 June 1912. GRO Index shows 2 surnames: MACHENT &...
10-12-2020 8:19 AM
Both versions appear in his Record.
Birth was registered as MERCHANT (Q1 1893 Warrington).
Who knows which version his descendants use nowadays?
08-12-2020 8:57 AM
Misfiled as MARCHANT in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):
Frederick MERCHANT, born Orford Barracks, Warrington, 23 January 1893.
Parents: Jesse James & Mary Catherine
Address: 6 Percy Street,...
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