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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...
  2. 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,...
  3. 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...
  8. 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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    LONG, Wm Henry b1893 - WW1

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

    William Henry LONG, born 11 Dec 1893, enlisted February 1916.
    Service unclear, but discharged 1919 as Pte 87268...
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    McLAREN, Robert Alexander b1895 - WW1

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

    Robert Alexander McLAREN joined the RFA on 12 September 1914, declaring age 19y 5m, born Stockton on Tees.
    Served as Pte 26797...
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    WAGENITZ, John Oscar 1895-1918 WW1

    This man used his mother's maiden name (MARCH) when he enlisted, so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    (As John March) he enlisted December 1914, declaring age 20y, born Eastwood,...
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    MURCH, James Harper b1888 - WW1?

    Mis-filed as MARCH in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363), calling himself JAMES HENRY, I suspect that this man is JAMES HARPER MURCH:

    (As James Henry) he enlisted in March 1916 but was not called up...
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    MURCH, Alfred Alexander b1889 - WW1

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

    Alfred Alexander MURCH was called up April 1917 & discharged 1920.
    Served as 26704 West Kents & 46821 Ox & Bucks.
    Born 1889.
    Home...
  18. MARSON, Josiah b1890 Leicester - WW1 Service

    Filed in the correct section (MAR) of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) - but known as JESSE, so perhaps difficult to find from a general search:

    Josiah MARSON joined the RFA in August 1915,...
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    I HATE the new background - aren't we supposed to...

    I HATE the new background - aren't we supposed to be a Genealogy Site?
    NOT just for the UK.
    NOT just for the military.
    Certainly NOT affiliated to political extremism.

    Jane :sad:
  20. DAVIS, William H G b1885 married as MARSHALL

    Source: WW1 Service Records (WO 363)

    This man was born William Henry George DAVIS in Sturry, Kent, 1885.
    In October 1909 he married Alice Emily GILES in Canterbury - as William Henry MARSHALL.
    ...
  21. MAYERS, Ernest b c1876 London - Military Serv

    This man enlisted (in 1893) as William MARSHALL, so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Ernest MAYERS joined the North Lancs Regiment in June 1893, deserted Jan-May 1894, served in...
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    Many thanks, brentor boy - this looks as though...

    Many thanks, brentor boy - this looks as though the name really was MARR, but John Thomas wanted to be different.
    What chance do we poor genealogists have??

    Jane
    (apologies for the delay - I've...
  23. Illegitimate POLLARD, born Nov 1901, H'field

    A Bastardy Order was issued on FRANK MARREN in 1910 for arrears in paying for his illegitimate child - probably ELIZABETH EILEEN POLLARD, registered Q1 1902 Huddersfield?

    The child was born 28...
  24. HARRATT William J J b1889 Northampton - WW1

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

    William John Joseph HARRATT joined the Royal Engineers in October 1915, declared age 26y 8m, born Northampton.
    Served as Regt Nos. 3204...
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    NARRACOTT, Arthur George b1888 - WW1

    This man's name was written MARRACOTT on enlistment, so he is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Arthur George NARRACOTT enlisted September 1914, declared age 26y 6m, born Paignton. ...
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