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Forum: Strays

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

  1. William George WAKEFIELD c1879 - WW1

    This man served as CLARK, and so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): William George WAKEFIELD, enlisted with the Royal Engineers Dec 1916 declared age 37y. Served until 1919, Regt. No. 263582. Home address TOTTENHAM. Married Jenny BULL at KENNINGTON in 1902. Children: William...

    Started by fullscott‎, 21-11-2016 7:07 PM
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  2. William Hastings BRUMFIELD c1887 Lincs - WW1

    Mis-filed with CLARK in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): William BRUMFIELD, joined up Sept 1916, declared age 29y 8m. Home address: SPALDING, Lincolnshire. Wife LOTTY (probably KILLINGWORTH, married 1914). Served with the RFA, Regt. No. 185946, until de-mob 1919. NB: The Record does not...

    Started by fullscott‎, 17-11-2016 10:55 PM
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  3. Ernest SURGENOR bc1884 Glasgow d1918 malaria

    2 Telegrams & Transfer papers, Mis-filed with another soldier in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Ernest SURGENOR, a Grocer born in GLASGOW. Single. Next of kin is a sister in Glasgow. Enlisted with the Argyll & Sutherlands in December 1915, declared age 31y 40days. Regt. No. 10189....

    Started by fullscott‎, 14-11-2016 3:51 PM
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  4. Jonathan LEE, c1875 Northants, Dragoon

    Mis-filed with other Dragoons in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Jonathan LEE, joined the Dragoons of the Line on 24 January 1896 & served until 1908. Declared age on enlistment: 20y 2m (Northants - I cannot decipher the town). Parents in PETERBOROUGH: "Joseph" & Sarah. The inverted commas...

    Started by fullscott‎, 27-10-2016 5:50 PM
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  5. Windeyer E G CLARK b1879 - WW1

    I'm not sure whether this man served as WILLIAM CLARK, or whether 2 mens papers are mixed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). Page 92017 suggests the former - the name (and, worryingly, the Regimental Number) are changed, but the signature is definitely W E G CLARK. For anyone seeking this...

    Started by fullscott‎, 27-10-2016 9:25 AM
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  6. John Thomas CARPENTER b c1886 Glos - WW1

    Mis-filed (not indexed) as CLARK in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): John Thomas CARPENTER, enlisted December 1915, Joined the DLI in 1916. Served as Nos. 5148, 91379/91279 and 205242. Discharged January 1919. Declared age 30y, birthplace Sapperton. Home address Malmesbury, Wiltshire....

    Started by fullscott‎, 21-10-2016 4:35 PM
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  7. John & Mary DEKEWER of Hackney c.1742

    Buried at St. Peter in Thanet, Kent 8th April 1742 Mary daughter of John & Mary DEKEWER of Hackney in Middlesex

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 21-10-2016 10:31 AM
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  8. Thomas William FOWLER c1896-1918 - WW1

    This man served as Thomas William CLARK and so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). If he lied about his surname, he may have lied about his forenames ... TRUE: Next of kin (probably father) - Thomas E FOWLER. Home address: 186 Cricklewood Lane, Cricklewood, London Joined the...

    Started by fullscott‎, 17-10-2016 7:40 AM
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  9. Owen ROBERTS, Dragoons 1901-1909

    Mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Owen ROBERTS, joined the Dragoons on 6 May 1901 (age not legible). Regt. No. 5155. Discharged April 1909. Mother: Elizabeth (Betws y Coed). Brothers: Arthur (Grays Inn, London) & Frederick (Betws y Coed). Anc****y, CLA, pages 86011 to 86020

    Started by fullscott‎, 03-10-2016 10:05 PM
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  10. George James W STRONGHILL c1873-1926 - WW1

    Mis-filed (not indexed) in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): George James Woodford STRONGHILL joined the RHA on 28 April 1891, declared age 18y 1m, born Weymouth (Dorset). Home address Woolwich (London). Married LAURA, served as Regt. No. 237673. Died late 1925/early 1926 (freebmd shows...

    Started by fullscott‎, 03-10-2016 8:02 PM
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  11. Ernest SCAWN, c1882 Devonport - WW1

    Mis-filed and mixed with a Clark's papers in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Ernest SCAWN, joined the ASC at Devonport on 9 January 1902, declared age 19y. Was apprenticed for 4 years with Mr Brown at Millbrook until January 1899. Possible (these papers are not clear to whom they belong):...

    Started by fullscott‎, 27-09-2016 5:34 PM
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  12. Kenyon PARKER of Sheffield

    Found in the Queenstown Press, South Africa, 9 August 1872 OBITUARY. Death the fell destroyer has once more been busy in our midst. This week we have to record the death of a comparative stranger a gentleman recently from England Mr. Kenyon PARKER, who departed this life at the Free State...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 21-09-2016 10:22 AM
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  13. Thomas KING, b c1889 - WW1

    Mis-filed with CLARK in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Thomas KING, enlisted with the Royal Scots (no. 21622) in March 1915. Attached to the Highland Light Infantry (no. 43529), then transferred to Labour (no. 446762 OR 446765). De-mobbed 1919. Declared age in 1915 - 25y. Mother (no name)...

    Started by fullscott‎, 19-09-2016 9:35 PM
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  14. Patrick DONNELLY, Glasgow, b c1880

    This man enlisted with the Royal Scots Fusiliers under the name of CLARK on 15 March 1898 - and deserted on the 18th! Apprehended in June, he returned to the regiment and again deserted, on 9 July. His papers (such as they are) are filed under CLARK. According to the Police report,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 21-08-2016 7:08 PM
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  15. Richard HIBBERT, Eccles c1890-1917

    Richard HIBBERT joined the Lancashire Fusiliers (Pte 26347) in October 1915 & deserted in January 1916. He then joined the Royal Lancasters under the name of JOSEPH CLARK - so his Service Records are in that section: Trade: Warp Dyer. Parents: David & Mary HIBBERT, Eccles. Age in Oct 1915:...

    Started by fullscott‎, 05-08-2016 9:34 PM
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  16. Hezekiah KENNETT of Barking, London

    Married at St. John the Baptist, Margate, Kent 22nd December 1819 Hezekiah KENNETT of All Hallows Barking in the diocese of London, batchelor & Elizabeth GOLDFINCH of this parish, spinster. Married by licence.Witnessed by William BAYLEY & James DIXON {parish clerk}

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 04-07-2016 5:53 PM
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  17. FENWICK of Stretchworth Cambridgeshire

    Baptised at St. Mary, Newport, Essex 14th March 1833 Frederick William son of Frederick & Jane FENWICK of Stretchworth in Cambridgeshire. Father's occupation: Schoolmaster. N.B. This child was said to have been born in the year 1827 which his appearance seemed to confirm. Hepzibah Jane...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 01-07-2016 11:48 AM
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  18. Richard ISTED of Tenterden, Kent

    Married at St. Mary the Virgin, Salehurst, Sussex 17th November 1808 Richard ISTED, bachelor of the parish of Tenterden in Kent and Anne FULLER singlewoman of this parish married by licence. Witnessed by Charles WOODS, Robert MARCHANT & John HEATHFIELD {parish clerk}

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 18-04-2016 2:18 PM
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  19. Benjamin BARBER of Doddinghurst Cambridge

    Baptism at St. Mary, Newport, Essex 27th September 1767 Benjamin son of Benjamin BARBER & Mary his wife. This child was born in the house of correction here and his parents say they belong to Duddinghurst {sic} in the Isle of Ely

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 01-07-2016 10:22 AM
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  20. Christopher BOYLE b c1896 Sunderland

    BOYLE may or may not be this man's surname. He enlisted in the Durham Light Infantry on 4 October 1915 as Christopher CLARK, but signed as Christopher BOYLE. He deserted on 26 November 1915. from the WW1 Service Record: home address SUNDERLAND; age 19y 3m; father EDWARD. Regt No: 401 ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 26-06-2016 6:51 PM
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