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Forum: Strays

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

  1. STILES, Vincent B P, b1889 Windsor - WW1

    Mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Vincent Bernard Patrick STILES enlisted (as Bernard P V) in the RAMC on 3 December 1914. Served (Regt Nos 2908, 2934 & 495322) until discharge in 1919. Declared age 25y 5m, born Clewer, Berkshire. Home address 5 Oxford Rd,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 02-07-2018 1:20 PM
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  2. SAUNDERS, Henry William b c1888 Yarmouth -WW1

    Mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): William Henry SAUNDERS, a Fish Buyer, joined the RGA on 7 Dec 1915 at Woolwich. Regt No: 163775. Declared age 27y 11m, born Great Yarmouth. Home address: Plumstead, but his wife was in Yarmouth and it was to Yarmouth that he...

    Started by fullscott‎, 01-07-2018 7:21 PM
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  3. Harry HAYNES enlisted as SCOTT vanished 1918

    More than 400 pages in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Harry HAYNES, born abt 1878, probably in the WALSALL area. Two brothers, possibly Herbert and George. A sister who married a THOMSON. Harry married ROSE REBECCA LUCKHURST at Dover, in 1908, telling her (and the registrar) that his name...

    Started by fullscott‎, 27-12-2014 11:04 AM
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  4. COLQUHOUN, Thomas, b c1891, Mossley

    A few pages mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Thomas COLQUHOUN (spelt CLQUHON) of 7 Cross Street, Mossley joined the West Riding Regiment on 15 March 1909, declared age 17y/18y 3m, born Mossley, Yorkshire. Regimental No: 565. Father (not named) lived at the...

    Started by fullscott‎, 28-06-2018 8:10 AM
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  5. Archibald KIRKPATRICK of Holborn married 1801

    Found on FreeREG. Archibald KIRKPATRICK, bachelor, of St Andrews parish Holborn, London, married Jemima STOKES, spinster, of the parish of Great Burstead, at St Mary Magdalene Great Burstead on 13 October 1801.

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 26-06-2018 2:05 PM
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  6. FORDHAM, John m Phoebe LINGARD - WW1

    A few pages mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). No regimental details & no age (probably born in the 1880's) but useful for exact dates of marriage & children's births: John FORDHAM, home address Stratford, London, joined the Army in January 1906. Discharged 1920....

    Started by fullscott‎, 24-06-2018 9:23 AM
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  7. CLEYDON, Frank b1874/1875 Glos - WW1 Service

    This man served as CLAYDON and so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Frank CLEYDON, born Shenington, Gloucestershire. Joined the ASC in April 1915, declared age 40y 4m. Regt No: 7213. Discharged 1919. Home address: Charlbury, Oxfordshire. Married Lily Mabel MALINGS in...

    Started by fullscott‎, 31-05-2018 6:13 PM
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    01-06-2018, 9:41 AM Go to last post
  8. NORTHWOOD, Henry David m WOOD 1899 Poplar

    Mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) - a few pages showing this man's physical description and the exact dates of his marriage & children's births: Henry David NORTHWOOD (name found using freebmd) of Millwall, London. Married Mary Ann Elizabeth Wood - Poplar, 1899. Children: Henry...

    Started by fullscott‎, 27-05-2018 9:10 PM
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  9. Lightbulb Robert Rowles JUDD 1826 -1862 Spalding

    Marriage at Long Sutton (aka Sutton St Mary) Lincolnshire on 28 July 1853 Robert Rowles JUDD, bachelor, of full age, agent, of Norwood in the county of Surrey to Ellen WINIFREY, spinster, of full age, of Long Sutton. His father Robert Judd, occupation Keeper of House/Horse, Spalding. Her...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 27-05-2018 10:21 AM
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  10. Manchester-born (Clayton) obit., Canada

    Online obit, surname Clayton, b. 1924, possibly a war bride? Died Sherbrooke, Quebec. https://casshomes.ca/en/death-notices/joyce-clayton-standish-155161/

    Started by DianaCanada‎, 25-05-2018 12:30 AM
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  11. Ernest THOMAS, b c1873, Newark - WW1 alias

    "Ernest Thomas alias Thomas Eusebius Spick alias Thomas Clay, etc, aged 52 years,...native of Newark" - The heading of a letter dated May 1924 from the Chief Constable of Sheffield, this man was committed for trial on charges of "obtaining goods by false pretences (long firm fraud)". He joined...

    Started by fullscott‎, 24-05-2018 7:08 AM
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  12. AMOS, Ivan - b Jamaica, WW1 service

    Mis-filed with another Jamaican soldier in the CLA section of WO 363 (WW1 Service Records): Ivan AMOS. (No age shown, but PROBABLY born c1890 - most Jamaican Bandsman were in their late teens/early 20's) Home address: 57 Charles Street, Kingston, Jamaica. Address in 1921: West Houston...

    Started by fullscott‎, 21-05-2018 7:46 AM
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  13. BOSTOCK, Arthur b1889 Ilkeston, Derbys - WW1

    This man was adopted by his uncle, John Henry CLAY (of the Mundy Arms, Ilkeston) and was known as Arthur CLAY - so his WW1 Service Records are mis-filed in WO 363: Arthur BOSTOCK, enlisted December 1915, declared age 26y 5m, born Ilkeston. Served as 32041 Machine Gun Company & 205330 Tanks....

    Started by fullscott‎, 09-05-2018 6:38 PM
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  14. Armand DEUMIEUX of Amiens, France

    Burial Register of St Mary, Crich, Derbyshire, England: September 16th 1840: Armand DEUMIEUX Amiens, France No age recorded. Killed upon the North Midland Railway and took up again November the 9th and sent to France.

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 07-05-2018 11:04 AM
    1840, amiens, armand deumieux, crich, north midland railway
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  15. McLINTON, William, died 1890 - Military

    Mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363), even though he died 20 years before WW1 started!: William McLINTON - sadly, no age or birth details. He married Rose MULHOLLAND in Portadown in 1865. At least one daughter (he was reprimanded for not sending her to school). Joined the army on...

    Started by fullscott‎, 05-05-2018 8:55 PM
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  16. HEAD, William Robert b1890 Suffolk

    Just one piece of paper mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363), but as it is quite informative (exact dates of marriage/birth) it may save on buying certificates!: William Robert HEAD, joined the E Kents in April 1917, declared age 27y 1m. Went on to serve with E...

    Started by fullscott‎, 02-05-2018 7:43 AM
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  17. AUKER, Percy Claxton b1900 - WW1

    This man enlisted as CLAXTON-AUKER and so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Percy Claxton AUKER, enlisted September 1918, declared age 18y, born Snettisham, Norfolk Served with the Rifle Brigade as Private 85012. Transferred to the Reserve February 1919. Discharged 1920. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 30-04-2018 1:35 PM
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  18. CLOWES, James F G, b1883 - WW1

    Another CLOWES mis-filed as CLAWES in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): James Frederick George CLOWES (known as Frederick) joined the Seaforth Highlanders on 9 September 1914 (Regt No 3930). Later transferred to the Labour Corps (569332) & was discharged in 1919. Declared age in 1914: 30y...

    Started by fullscott‎, 24-04-2018 7:03 PM
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    24-04-2018, 7:36 PM Go to last post
  19. CLOWES, Arthur Douglas b1888 Birmingham - WW1

    This man's records are misfiled in the CLA section of WO 363 (WW1 Service Records): Arthur Douglas CLOWES, born Birmingham. Enlisted 10 Sept 1914, declared age 26y. Served with the Yorks & Lancs. Regt No: 12/618. Discharged 1919. Married Margaret Rose FRITH, 30 Oct 1916, at Ecclesall. Son...

    Started by fullscott‎, 24-04-2018 8:56 AM
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  20. SCHUSTER, Ernest Emil b c1876? - WW1

    This man enlisted as Ernest CLATWORTHY, so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Attested 31 May 1916, declared age 36y 192d, date of birth 11 Nov 1879. There is no GRO record of this birth, under either surname. His de-mob Protection Certificate (in the name of SCHUSTER) states born...

    Started by fullscott‎, 18-04-2018 7:53 PM
    • Replies: 4
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