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Forum: Strays

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

  1. John CLARKE or James McLEAN? b c1881

    This man served (& misbehaved) as John CLARKE, but some of his papers in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) are marked "alias James McLEAN" & on page 151047 there is an official letter dated April 1925 that reads: ... Mr John Clarke of 28 Old Union Street, Wednesbury, formerly serving as 15860...

    Started by fullscott‎, 21-07-2017 5:21 PM
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  2. John SHEA, Glasgow c1876-1917

    This man served as John CLARK, and so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): John SHEA attested (as CLARK) for the Royal Scots on 22 August 1914, declaring age 38y 2m, born Govan. Regt No 3377. Killed in action June 1917. On attestation he had stated that he was a widower, but in...

    Started by fullscott‎, 20-07-2017 9:53 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  3. Martin BRENNAN c1878-1915 died at Gallipoli

    This man served as JOHN CLARKE and so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). The papers are badly damaged. As Clarke, Martin BRENNAN joined the Border Regiment at Salford, Manchester on 7 January 1915, declaring age 36y 9m, born Salford, previous service in the Lancaster Regt. Home...

    Started by fullscott‎, 20-07-2017 5:42 PM
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  4. Charles Percy Coote CLARK, London, d 1918

    This man served as JOHN CLARK, and so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). GRO has 2 marriage entries (CLARK & COOTE-CLARK), and I cannot find a Birth Record. (As John) he attested (in Boulogne) in June 1916, declaring age 35y 5m, born Linton Cambridgeshire. Regt Nos: 29662...

    Started by fullscott‎, 11-07-2017 7:34 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  5. Peter MAHONEY, b London 1852/1860, d1900

    This man spent his military service as JOHN CLARKE and so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Peter MAHONEY, joined the Royal Artillery (in London, as CLARKE) on 25 October 1884, declaring age 24y 10m, born Camberwell. (So born c1860?) Next of Kin: brother JAMES (London). Regt...

    Started by fullscott‎, 05-07-2017 5:23 PM
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  6. John STARCK, London, b c1882 - POW 1914-1918

    This man was referred to as CLARKE throughout his army life, and it caused him no bother until he had trouble finding work with his Discharge Certificate! As a consequence, he is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): John STARCK, joined the Cheshire Regt (no. 7090) in February 1903,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 05-07-2017 3:13 PM
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  7. Peter DUNBAR, Manchester Regt 1881-1893

    This man served as John CLARKE, and so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). The pages are badly damaged, no age is legible, and there is no reference to any WW1 service: Peter DUNBAR joined the Manchester Regiment (No. 332) on 1 September 1881 as JOHN CLARKE, swore a declaration...

    Started by fullscott‎, 04-07-2017 7:04 PM
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  8. John REID b Glasgow c1881, m London - WW1

    This man enlisted as CLARKE in 1901, declared his real name as REID in 1906, and served with a mixture of both names. He is filed as CLARKE in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): John REID, joined the RHA/RFA on 1 May 1901, at Liverpool, declaring age 19y 9m, born Glasgow. Married Ethel May...

    Started by fullscott‎, 04-07-2017 6:21 PM
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    04-07-2017, 7:41 PM Go to last post
  9. George MURRAY/James CLARKE, b c1879 Glasgow

    This man "served" as JAMES CLARKE, and so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): George MURRAY, enlisted (as CLARKE) in December 1915, claiming to be a Tailor, declared age 38y 5m, born Glasgow, home address 63 Mulberry St, Hulme, Manchester (where the occupier was a widow - Mrs...

    Started by fullscott‎, 24-06-2017 4:28 PM
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    25-06-2017, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  10. GARDEN, b Aberdeen c1878, married Catherine

    This man joined the Dragoon Guards in 1908 as JAMES CLARKE and so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Surname GARDEN, joined on 9 June 1908, absconded on 14 June 1908. Apprehended in July and retained for service. Discharged December 1908 - medically unfit. Regt No: 2125 ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 24-06-2017 3:28 PM
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  11. James MURPHY c1874/1884-1922, Batley, - WW1

    This man served as James CLARKE, and so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): James MURPHY, of BATLEY, Yorkshire, joined the KOYLI on 29 September 1893 (as CLARKE), declaring age 18y 1m. He served as Pte 4372 until 1909. On the outbreak of war he enlisted (as CLARKE) with the...

    Started by fullscott‎, 01-06-2017 1:35 PM
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  12. Thomas Colvin BEWSHER c1876-1916/1917 - WW1

    Mis-filed (not indexed) & mixed with another man in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Thomas Colvin BEWSHER, a Coal Merchant of Parton, Cumberland. (Birth registered Q1 1877). Joined the Border Regt in February 1915, declared age 38y 52d, born Distington. Regt No: 19811. KIA 1916/1917. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 28-05-2017 9:32 AM
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    28-05-2017, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  13. Herbert SPARROW married 1904 as CLARKE - WW1

    I am 99% certain that this is correct, but I have been known to be wrong .... : From the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) - CLARKE, Herbert Sparrow enlisted in January 1913 & was de-mobbed in 1919. (36714 R Fusiliers; 79154 Middlesex; 447546 ASC). Home address: Southall/Acton, London. Declared...

    Started by fullscott‎, 26-05-2017 4:44 PM
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  14. Whitaker/Best, Leeds (and Quebec, Canada)

    This funeral home website as a recent obituary for a Doris Whitaker Wilson, 90, whose parents were James Whitaker and Jane Best of Leeds, Yorkshire: casshomes.ca I found a marriage for James and Jane in FreeBMD but no birth for Doris, so perhaps they left England before her birth. Four deceased...

    Started by DianaCanada‎, 25-05-2017 3:33 PM
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  15. Ann WEBSTER of West Deeping marriage 1855

    Married by banns at Glinton Northamptonshire on 13 February 1855, Robert Bains, aged 24, bachelor, labourer, of Glinton, and Ann WEBSTER, 24, spinster, of West Deeping in the county of Lincoln. His father : William Bains, labourer. Her father Uriah Webster labourer. Image available...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 14-05-2017 4:12 PM
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  16. James SMITH of Uffington marriage 1852

    Married by banns at Glinton Northamptonshire on 13 April 1852, James SMITH, aged 28, bachelor, wheelwright, of Bridge Casterton in the county of Rutland, and Anna Maria Williamson, 24, spinster, of Glinton. His father : James Smith, shoemaker Her father Samuel William, Master of the...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 14-05-2017 2:19 PM
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  17. William Beedzler DEACON marriage 1849

    Married by licence at Glinton Northamptonshire on 11 April 1849, William Beedzler DEACON, aged 30, bachelor, surgeon, of Market Deeping, and Mary Webster, 26, spinster, of Glinton. His father : father dead, gentleman Her father John Webster retired from business William isn't an 'out of...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 14-05-2017 12:49 AM
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  18. Jabez BUTTERS of Grantham marriage 1847

    Married by banns at Glinton Northamptonshire on 27 September 1847, Jabez BUTTERS, aged 22, bachelor, think it says labourer, and think it says of Grantham, and Elizabeth Wadsley, 25, spinster, servant, of Glinton. (Writing is appalling, most entries over-written several times.) His father...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 14-05-2017 12:18 AM
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  19. William HOLDEN of Bourne married 1845

    Married by banns at Glinton Northamptonshire on 8 December 1845, William HOLDEN, aged 25, bachelor, labourer of Bourne, Lincolnshire and Esther Johnson, minor, spinster, servant, of Glinton. His father William Holden, labourer Her father John Johnson, labourer Image available online at...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 13-05-2017 11:50 PM
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  20. James CARTWRIGHT of Timberland married 1845

    Married at Glinton Northamptonshire on 22 July 1845, James CARTWRIGHT, aged 26, bachelor, farmer of Timberland, Lincolnshire and Emma Jane Buckworth, 18, spinster, gentlewoman, of Glinton. His father James Cartwright, farmer Her father Benjamin Buckworth, farmer Image available online...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 13-05-2017 11:38 PM
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