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Forum: Strays

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

  1. MARKHAM, Syrus 1897-1917 - WW1

    Possibly difficult to find in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) because he served as CYRUS JOHN: Syrus MARKHAM enlisted (as Cyrus John) with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Regt No 44278) in August 1916, declared age 19y 5m, born Everton. Killed in action 1917. Home: Everton, Lancashire Parents:...

    Started by fullscott‎, 13-02-2019 5:48 PM
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  2. WALKER/MARKHAM, Charles Wm b1899 - WW1

    "Oh what a tangled web we weave" ... we poor amateur genealogists don't stand a chance! Which surname do this man's descendants search for? His WW1 service Records (WO 363) are filed under MARKHAM. He believed he was called William Charles MARKHAM, born Berkhamsted. In fact his name was...

    Started by fullscott‎, 13-02-2019 3:01 PM
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  3. FRANCIS, Arthur William b c1889 Suffolk - WW1

    This man enlisted as MARKHAM, which is the surname of his father and unmarried sister, but as there is ONE note that he is "alias A W FRANCIS" - for which there is a suitable birth (Q2 1888 Plomesgate) - I suspect that FRANCIS is correct ... Arthur William FRANCIS (MARKHAM), Greengrocer of...

    Started by fullscott‎, 12-02-2019 2:49 PM
    • Replies: 2
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  4. McDOUGALL, Andrew b c1888 Larbert - WW1

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Andrew McDOUGALL joined the RAMC on 9 August 1906, declared age 18y 7m, born Larbert. He served (Regt No 548) until discharge 1920. Home address: Carronvale Road, Larbert, Stirlingshire. Lots of military detail (he was...

    Started by fullscott‎, 11-02-2019 6:15 PM
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  5. MURKETT, Willie/William b c1886 - WW1

    Mis-filed as MARKETT in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363), this man gave his name as WILLIAM HENRY - I cannot find a birth, and suspect that he was christened WILLIE (Q2 1887 Epsom): William Henry MURKETT enlisted with the RFA on 22 December 1914, declared age 28y 256d, born Cheam, Surrey. He...

    Started by fullscott‎, 06-02-2019 3:42 PM
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  6. MASKELL, Frederick Anthony b1882 - WW1

    Another MASKELL mis-filed as MARKELL in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Frederick Anthony MASKELL, born 10 June 1882 (Chiswick), was called up age 36y in July 1918. Served with the Royal West Kents (Regt No 39830) until discharge in 1919. In July 1918 he lived in Chiswick, with his sister...

    Started by fullscott‎, 04-02-2019 8:12 PM
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  7. MASKELL, Edward Francis b1892 - WW1

    Mis-filed as MARKELL in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Edward Francis MASKELL, Machine Mechanic, enlisted with the London Scottish Regt, December 1915, declared age 23y 4m. Served as Regt. No. 514675 until discharge in May 1918. Home address: Tottenham, London; Married Flora Ethel...

    Started by fullscott‎, 04-02-2019 6:48 PM
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  8. John Edward C MARJORAM 1898-1918 WW1

    Mis-filed (as MARGROVE) in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363), this man's surname was obviously unknown to the Army clerks - he was enlisted as MARGRAM/MARGROVE and there are many variations in his Records. He served as John, but I am 99% certain that he is JOHN EDWARD C MARJORAM: Enlisted in...

    Started by fullscott‎, 24-01-2019 6:32 PM
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  9. MINSHALL, James b1887 Burslem - WW1

    Mis-filed as MARSHALL in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): James MINSHALL, a Potter, joined up on 11 August 1914, declared age 26y 87d, born Burslem, Staffs. (GRO = Q2 1887). Served as 79730 with the RFA until de-mob in 1919. Home address: Burslem, Staffs. Parents: HENRY & ANN Married 1906:...

    Started by fullscott‎, 14-01-2019 5:54 PM
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  10. HOLLINGS, Marshall b1879 Darwen - WW1

    Mis-filed (as MARSHALL) in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Marshall HOLLINGS enlisted March 1915 declared age 36y, born Darwen, Lancs. Served as 8915 RFA, 482879 Labour & 47116 Manchesters. Discharged 1919. Home address: Darwen, Lancs; Married Eveline WARREN, Blackburn, 1905; Son: Henry...

    Started by fullscott‎, 08-01-2019 5:53 PM
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  11. ROBINS family emigrated to Australia in 1911

    My interest in this family began with the showing of Walter Robins in the ANZAC memorial in Albany, WA, in a TV programme about Jane McDonald going cruising in Australia. The guide told Jane that Walter had joined the Australian forces, came to England, married over here, and after he was killed...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 05-01-2019 4:08 PM
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  12. ALLEN, Alfred Michael c1879 Holborn - WW1

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) but badly damaged: Alfred Michael ALLEN enlisted 2 March 1916 and was called up 5 May 1917. Declared age 37y 5m, born HOLBORN. Mother FRANCES. Home address: Peckham/Camberwell, London. Served as Nos. 330219, 224320, finishing...

    Started by fullscott‎, 04-01-2019 6:24 PM
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  13. CASWELL, Marshall 1885-1915 - WW1

    This man joined the Army as Harry MARSHALL, so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) Marshall CASWELL, Labourer, enlisted with the Royal Regt of Artillery in June 1906, declaring his name as Harry MARSHALL & his age as 18y 2m (he was 20 - born 1885). He served as Gunner 42316 RFA. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 29-12-2018 6:35 PM
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  14. LEGG, Richard b c1891? Todmorden - WW1

    Mis-filed with another Todmorden lad (who must have joined on the same day - their numbers are consecutive): Richard LEGG, home address (in 1917) 406 Burnley Rd, Todmorden, Yorkshire; Attested for the Wellingtons (West Riding Regt) on 11 December 1915, declared age 24y 1m (I have not found a...

    Started by fullscott‎, 27-12-2018 4:42 PM
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  15. MATHIESON, John c1876 Ballachulish - WW1

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): John MATHIESON, a Blacksmith, joined the ASC on 9 June 1917 declaring age 40y 10m. Served until 1919. Regt No: 335196 Home address: Railway Cottages, Ballachulish, Argyle Daughter ANNIE born February 1918 Anc****y, MAR,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 24-12-2018 6:27 PM
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  16. BALLINGER/BULLINGER, George c1889 - WW1

    This man joined the Army in 1911 as George MARSHALL (and the reference from his employer is for MARSHALL), but he is noted as having married in the name of George BALLINGER/BULLINGER. His papers are filed under MARSHALL in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): George BALLINGER/BULLINGER married...

    Started by fullscott‎, 16-12-2018 5:52 PM
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  17. MCPHAIL, John L - fraudulent enlistment WW1

    This man signed up as George MARSHALL, and so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): John L McPHAIL (name checked from marriage bmd, probably John Lachlan, b1890) joined the Yorkshire Regiment on 25 November 1915, declaring age 25y, name George MARSHALL. He deserted on 8 January...

    Started by fullscott‎, 07-12-2018 6:02 PM
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  18. ALLAN, Robert Wm 1917-1917 Death Cert

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): The Death Certificate of Robert William ALLAN, died Oct 1917 aged 1 month, Hillingdon, Uxbridge. Son of WILLIAM ALLAN (Pte 16122 Rifle Brigade) & LILY E. (May save someone 6!) Anc****y, MAR, pages 15783-15786

    Started by fullscott‎, 06-12-2018 8:59 AM
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  19. GRONWALL, Frederick b c1880 - brother?

    This man's BROTHER enlisted with the Middlesex Regiment in 1915 as FREDERICK ARTHUR MARSHALL, and so the papers are filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). His papers are littered with the note ALIAS GRONWALL, F - but sadly there are no pages to show the exact name/reasoning. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 03-12-2018 7:48 PM
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  20. STOWELL, Mark b c1860 (Cork) - Military

    One page mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Mark STOWELL, born BUTTEVANT, Cork, joined the Army at Aldershot on 26 April 1875, declared age 15y 3m. I think he joined the 84th Regiment, as Pte 224. A physical description, but no further information. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 02-12-2018 7:47 PM
    • Replies: 3
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