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Forum: Strays

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

  1. GRAY, David (Antrim) c1866-1892 (suicide)

    This man enlisted as William James Clarke, and so is "mis-filed" in WO 363 (WW1 Service Records): David GRAY joined (as CLARKE) the Royal Artillery December 1889, declaring age 23y, born Co Antrim (Glenavy? Glenarm?). Signed declaration of true name (GRAY) in 1890 while serving in Malta. Regt...

    Started by fullscott‎, 17-01-2018 6:15 PM
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  2. SAUNDERS, William Henry, London b c1875 - WW1

    This man enlisted as CLARKE, so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): William Henry SAUNDERS, a Motor Driver by trade, enlisted 17 March 1915 with the ASC (Regt No. 053979). Served until at least 1919. Declared age 1915: 39y. Home address: Finsbury Park, London. Married 1906 at...

    Started by fullscott‎, 12-01-2018 5:10 PM
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  3. CLARKE, Walter E, N'mpton b c1887 - WW1

    This man served as WILLIAM HENRY CLARKE, and so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A Northampton Shoe Trader, he joined up on 20 November 1915, declaring age 28y 5m. Served as Pte 47423 with the Royal West Kents; Transferred to West Surreys (74016). Named as WALTER HENRY on...

    Started by fullscott‎, 11-01-2018 8:56 AM
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  4. Thomas son of a Stranger 1741

    Derbyshire: Kirk Ireton, Holy Trinity, General Register: 1741 Thomas, Bastard Son of a Stranger whose name was conceald(sic) was baptised October 29.

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 05-01-2018 7:57 PM
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  5. Sarah WHITE of Lichfield

    Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire. General Register: 1752: Sarah, Daughter of the Revd Mr John WHITE of Lichfield was Buried July 12 (1752).

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 07-01-2018 10:02 PM
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  6. Thomas CANNER of Melton Mowbray

    Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire. General Register: 1752: Thomas CANNER of Melton Mowbray in the County of Leicester and Susannah MILLINGTON of this Parish (Kirk Ireton) were Married June 4th (1752).

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 07-01-2018 10:00 PM
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  7. CLERKE, William Edwin 1885-1917 WW1

    Mis-filed as CLARKE in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): William Edwin CLERKE, served 12 years with the RMLI (Regt No 14736) until April 1914. Enlisted with the RGA on 5 December 1915, declaring age 32y 7m, home address BROCKLEY (Kent?). Freebmd shows birth as 1885. Served as Sergeant 71340...

    Started by fullscott‎, 02-01-2018 9:24 PM
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  8. McARDLE, Michael b c1890 Co Durham - WW1

    This man enlisted as William CLARKE, so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). Sadly, the papers are badly damaged and thus difficult to make any sense of them ... Michael McARDLE: A Hair Dresser by trade, joined up on 15 March 1916, declaring age 25y 12 days. Started with the...

    Started by fullscott‎, 24-12-2017 9:59 AM
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  9. WILKINSON, Charles Frederick c1875-1900

    This man (possibly Frederick Charles) joined the army in 1893 as William CLARKE, so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Joined the N Lancs Regt (as Wm CLARKE) at Preston on 29 Jun 1893. Declared age 18y 6m, born Manchester. Regt No: 4055, which later changed to 22518. "Name...

    Started by fullscott‎, 22-12-2017 8:11 AM
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  10. CALLEN, Walter b c1882 Cornwall

    This man joined the Army in 1892 as WILLIAM CLARKE and so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Walter CALLEN, declared age 20y 4m, born Bodmin, Cornwall. (The only Cornish birth I have found is Penzance, ...) Married FLORENCE CODRINGTON in Dalston, London, on 26 Dec 1912. Son...

    Started by fullscott‎, 14-12-2017 6:07 PM
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  11. HYDE, Benjamin b c1879 AUSTRALIA - WW1

    This man's records in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) are confusing. Was he born BENJAMIN HYDE ... or WILLIAM CLARKE? Was he serving under an alias, or did he legitimately change his name? There is a note on his record: "Jan 1915 - Man's name changed to HYDE, see Part II Orders No. 122 dt...

    Started by fullscott‎, 04-12-2017 3:19 PM
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  12. CRISP, Arthur b c1896 - WW1

    A few pages mis-filed with Clarke in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). No genealogical information, no regimental numbers, but perhaps this will help show where he was! Arthur CRISP, posted to join the Welsh Regiment in November 1916, age 20y 6m. Home address: Vauxhall, London. Next of kin:...

    Started by fullscott‎, 03-12-2017 6:34 PM
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  13. CHARTER, Walter Edward b1886 - WW1

    A few pages mis-filed as Clarke in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Walter Edward CHARTER, born Norwich, joined the Lancashire Hussars at Liverpool on 7 July 1915, declared age 29y. Home address: Egremont, Cheshire. No other "family" information. Several Regimental Numbers - he started in...

    Started by fullscott‎, 26-11-2017 8:20 AM
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  14. TOREVELL, Walter Sydney, b c1881 - WW1

    This man served as Walter CLARKE, so he is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Walter Sydney TOREVELL, joined the RFA (as CLARKE) in August 1902, declaring age 19y 10m, born "Upton, near Derby, Cheshire". freebmd shows Q3 1881 Wirral, so assume Upton by Birkenhead? Sister: Jessie...

    Started by fullscott‎, 22-11-2017 9:19 PM
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  15. Henry BATESON, Bolton - WW1 Service

    Mis-filed in the CLA section of WO 363 (WW1 Service Records): Henry BATESON, home address Brownlow Fold, Bolton. Served Sep 1914 - 1919. Regt Nos: 15942 Loyal North Lancs; 352992 ASC. Unfortunately there is nothing to indicate age or next of kin. Anc****y, CLA, pages 174308 to 174319

    Started by fullscott‎, 17-11-2017 10:21 PM
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  16. Helena & Margaret COWAN & Andrew FLANAGAN

    If anyone is searching for these children, their origins are described in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) of John SCOTT - which is an alias, discovered by the Army in 1915. For some reason, the man continued to serve under the name of SCOTT - medals & discharge papers issued in that name. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 07-01-2014 11:17 PM
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  17. WATSON, Stephen Joseph? - 1899 Liverpool

    I very much suspect that Stephen Joseph CLARKE, filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363), served under an alias - there is no suitable birth in freebmd. (There is always the chance that he was born in Ireland/Scotland/abroad ...) BUT ... Could he be Stephen Joseph WATSON, born Liverpool, Q1...

    Started by fullscott‎, 15-10-2017 5:35 PM
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  18. G PACKARD, Sheffield - DCM Apr 1915, died Nov

    Mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Unfortunately no Christian name or birthdate (guess 1880's-early 1890's): G PACKARD, joined the West Ridings Royal Engineers on 21 April 1914; Home address: 198 Earlsham(?) Street, SHEFFIELD; Wife: LILY; Regt Number: 1036;...

    Started by fullscott‎, 11-10-2017 8:24 PM
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  19. HENNIKER, Norman Christian c1896 Kent - WW1

    I suspect that this man enlisted under the surname of CLARKE, and so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). (He is the only man to be born "Norman Christian" between 1890 & 1899, and the name HENNIKER does sound slightly Germanic ...). I may be wrong - it has been known to happen! ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 25-08-2017 8:26 PM
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  20. Albert P ANTIS, b c1879, Canada? - Military

    This man joined the Royal Artillery in 1897 as Martain (sic) CLARKE, so he is "mis-filed" in WO 363 (WW1 Service Records). (He never made it to WW1 - he died in 1902, in South Africa) Albert P ANTIS joined the RA on 7 Dec 1897 at Liverpool, claiming age 18y 7m, born Bootle. No ANTIS births in...

    Started by fullscott‎, 22-08-2017 4:35 PM
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