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Forum: Strays

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

  1. Harry Thomas McGREGOR 1890-1915 - WW1

    This man served as Frederick William CLARKE and so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Harry Thomas McGREGOR joined the Berkshires (Regt No 8367) in February 1909, declared age 19y 2m, and left to join the "Regular Army" in June 1910. He served with the East Surreys (No 10019)...

    Started by fullscott‎, 29-03-2017 2:34 PM
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  2. Frank Stanley Clarke BRIDGER b1892 - WW1

    Mis-filed as CLARKE in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Frank Stanley Clarke BRIDGER, born SHOREHAM (Sussex), home address HOVE. Mother: ELIZABETH. Joined the London Regt (Artists Rifles) in December 1916, declared age 24y 2m. Regt No: 9814. Other Regt Nos: 763815 (London); 108131....

    Started by fullscott‎, 14-03-2017 7:59 PM
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  3. Ernest PARKIN b Darlington c1897 - WW1

    This man served as CLARKE, so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). Unfortunately, there are only a few pages and no explanation, just the "alias" ... Ernest PARKIN, home address Cockfield, Co Durham. Father: John. Enlisted with the DLI in February 1916, declared age 18y 10m....

    Started by fullscott‎, 23-02-2017 5:15 PM
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  4. Christopher CROFT b c1892 - WW1

    Mis-filed (& badly damaged) in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Christopher CROFT, a Steelworker, home address Middlesborough. Married Elizabeth JONES in 1914. Joined the Yorkshire Regt in December 1915, declared age 23y 1m. Regt No: 57678. Discharged 1919. Anc****y,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 23-02-2017 9:59 AM
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  5. Edwin/Edward W A A CLARK(E), b1895 - WW1

    This man fell off a railway bridge at the age of 7y and sustained a head injury which caused mental difficulties and confusion - a confusion that has extended into his WW1 Service Records (WO 363). Dates are all over the place! Born 6 June 1895 (Oxford) - EDWIN William Albert A CLARK (Parents:...

    Started by fullscott‎, 20-02-2017 10:39 AM
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  6. Emanuel UREN b c1873 - WW1

    This man joined the RAMC (in 1905) as Edward CLARKE, so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Emanuel UREN, declared age 27y born Bristol (although he appears to be born 1873 in Falmouth, Cornwall - freebmd), joined the RAMC in August 1905. Transferred to the Reserve in 1908. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 15-02-2017 5:37 PM
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  7. Edward BARNES or CLARKE in 1937

    A few pages perhaps mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Edward BARNES of Cheetham Hill, Manchester was "thrown out" by his wife in October 1936 - she wouldn't let him back in the house. So he applied for a copy of his Discharge Certificate. He claimed to be 66y in...

    Started by fullscott‎, 14-02-2017 8:05 AM
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  8. Fred GREENHALGH, Middleton, b c1891 - WW1

    Mis-filed with CLARK in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Fred GREENHALGH, home address Middleton, Manchester. A Calico Printer. Father: Alfred. Joined the Lancs Fusiliers, September 1914, declared age 22y 11m. (Pte 9491) Injured at Gallipoli. Discharged April 1916. Anc****y, CLA, pages...

    Started by fullscott‎, 12-02-2017 8:21 PM
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  9. Alex Duncan Mearns CRUICKSHANK b1877 - WW1?

    This man joined the Dragoon Guards in January 1900 as Donald CLARKE, so the (few) record sheets are "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). The only CLEAR reference to his correct name is on the hand-written Cover Sheet - which also notes 2 Regimental Numbers that do not appear in these...

    Started by fullscott‎, 10-02-2017 6:08 PM
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  10. Denis Andrew GAGGERO b1900 - WW1?

    This man MAY have changed his name to CLARKE - perhaps his mother re-married? - or perhaps I am completely wrong (no relation to me - I'm trying to catalogue soldiers in WW1). Just in case ... Denis Andrew CLARKE, a Stock Clerk, enlisted with the Middlesex Regiment in May 1918, declaring age as...

    Started by fullscott‎, 10-02-2017 9:20 AM
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  11. Arthur Robert HILSON 1898-1915 - WW1

    Mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) because this 16-year old lad signed up using his cousin's name ... and died aged 16y 10m. There are some heartbreaking letters from his father - a Royal Navy Leading Stoker - who didn't know that his son had joined up, and then had difficulty convincing...

    Started by fullscott‎, 07-02-2017 4:23 PM
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  12. Joseph or Patrick MALIA, Durham c1895-1917

    This man served with the DLI as JOSEPH CLARK and was killed in 1917. A letter from his brother clearly states that his name was JOSEPH PATRICK MALIA, who went to live with his aunt at the age of 14 and was enrolled in the Colliery as CLARK. So perhaps he got used to using the name. I can find...

    Started by fullscott‎, 02-08-2016 6:22 PM
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  13. George Henry ROGERS, Co Durham, c1895-d1916

    A few papers mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): George Henry ROGERS (Sunderland address), enlisted with the DLI March 1915 - Pte 708. Declared age 19y. Killed in action 1916. Father: Robert (Normanton address) Anc****y, CLA, pages 114123 to 114126

    Started by fullscott‎, 31-01-2017 9:12 AM
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  14. Winifred T McLOUGHLIN, Ireland, 1908-1908

    Death Certificate attached to the record for Mary Agnes CLARKE (died BALLINA 29 Dec 1908) in the Irish Civil Records: Winifred Theresa McLOUGHLIN died 6 Nov 1908, age 5 months. Mother Mary E.

    Started by fullscott‎, 18-01-2017 3:59 PM
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  15. William FAWCETT & Ilien WALSHE, Ireland 1907

    Birth Certificates found in the Irish Civil Records, attached to the page for John CLARKE, b BALLINA (26 Oct 1907): William FAWCETT - 11 Dec 1907 - father HENRY - mother Lizzie ROBINSON Ilien WALSHE - 21 Dec 1907 - father ANTHONY - mother Catherine FORDE

    Started by fullscott‎, 18-01-2017 3:54 PM
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  16. Charles John OFFEN or Arthur Henry CLARKE?

    An anomaly from the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): C J OFFEN deserted the RMLI in May 1894 and joined the Royal Artillery as Arthur Henry CLARKE. A confession to this effect was made, but unfortunately it is missing from the records. Is this man OFFEN (Charles John, b Q4 1874) or CLARKE, Arthur...

    Started by fullscott‎, 09-01-2017 9:54 PM
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  17. Thomas SOMERVILLE b c1876 Midlothian - WW1

    Mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Thomas SOMERVILLE, enlisted Dec 1915 declared age 35y 11m, Royal Fusiliers (Pte 5265). Home address: Pathhead Ford, Midlothian. Gamekeeper. Married 1906 at Galashiels: Catherine SHERRIDEN. Children: Thomas 1906 & Margaret 1910. Anc****y, CLA,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 13-01-2017 10:50 AM
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  18. Henry BURDEKIN Derbyshire c1878 - WW1

    This man RE-enlisted in 1911 under the name of Alfred CLARKE - so I assume his previous service was also under that name. Consequently he is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Henry BURDEKIN, home address NEW MILLS, Derbyshire. Married ELIZA SLACK (at New Mills) in 1911 - one son,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 20-12-2016 6:06 PM
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  19. Alpheus CLARKE c1881 Herts/Bucks - WW1

    This man served as ALFRED CLARKE, and so is "mis-filed" with the hundreds of other Alfreds in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): ALPHEUS CLARKE, home address Little Gaddesden, Herts, enlisted with the Bedfordshires in September 1915, declared age 34y. Next of Kin: Sister Annie FRANKLIN (Bucks). ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 19-12-2016 9:10 PM
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  20. Percival Edward SHARP c1893 Chichester - WW1

    Mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) and in very poor condition: Percival Edward SHARP, home address Chichester, Sussex. Does not appear to have served abroad. Was called up to the TRB (Training Reserve Battalion) in May 1917, declaring age as 24y 6m. Regt. No. 59151 TRB. Discharged...

    Started by fullscott‎, 18-12-2016 8:06 PM
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