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Forum: Strays

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

  1. MINSHALL, James b1887 Burslem - WW1

    Mis-filed as MARSHALL in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): James MINSHALL, a Potter, joined up on 11 August 1914, declared age 26y 87d, born Burslem, Staffs. (GRO = Q2 1887). Served as 79730 with the RFA until de-mob in 1919. Home address: Burslem, Staffs. Parents: HENRY & ANN Married 1906:...

    Started by fullscott‎, 14-01-2019 5:54 PM
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    14-01-2019, 8:23 PM Go to last post
  2. HOLLINGS, Marshall b1879 Darwen - WW1

    Mis-filed (as MARSHALL) in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Marshall HOLLINGS enlisted March 1915 declared age 36y, born Darwen, Lancs. Served as 8915 RFA, 482879 Labour & 47116 Manchesters. Discharged 1919. Home address: Darwen, Lancs; Married Eveline WARREN, Blackburn, 1905; Son: Henry...

    Started by fullscott‎, 08-01-2019 5:53 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-01-2019, 2:58 PM Go to last post
  3. ROBINS family emigrated to Australia in 1911

    My interest in this family began with the showing of Walter Robins in the ANZAC memorial in Albany, WA, in a TV programme about Jane McDonald going cruising in Australia. The guide told Jane that Walter had joined the Australian forces, came to England, married over here, and after he was killed...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 05-01-2019 4:08 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-01-2019, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  4. ALLEN, Alfred Michael c1879 Holborn - WW1

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) but badly damaged: Alfred Michael ALLEN enlisted 2 March 1916 and was called up 5 May 1917. Declared age 37y 5m, born HOLBORN. Mother FRANCES. Home address: Peckham/Camberwell, London. Served as Nos. 330219, 224320, finishing...

    Started by fullscott‎, 04-01-2019 6:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-01-2019, 6:54 PM Go to last post
  5. CASWELL, Marshall 1885-1915 - WW1

    This man joined the Army as Harry MARSHALL, so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) Marshall CASWELL, Labourer, enlisted with the Royal Regt of Artillery in June 1906, declaring his name as Harry MARSHALL & his age as 18y 2m (he was 20 - born 1885). He served as Gunner 42316 RFA. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 29-12-2018 6:35 PM
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    30-12-2018, 3:57 PM Go to last post
  6. LEGG, Richard b c1891? Todmorden - WW1

    Mis-filed with another Todmorden lad (who must have joined on the same day - their numbers are consecutive): Richard LEGG, home address (in 1917) 406 Burnley Rd, Todmorden, Yorkshire; Attested for the Wellingtons (West Riding Regt) on 11 December 1915, declared age 24y 1m (I have not found a...

    Started by fullscott‎, 27-12-2018 4:42 PM
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  7. MATHIESON, John c1876 Ballachulish - WW1

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): John MATHIESON, a Blacksmith, joined the ASC on 9 June 1917 declaring age 40y 10m. Served until 1919. Regt No: 335196 Home address: Railway Cottages, Ballachulish, Argyle Daughter ANNIE born February 1918 Anc****y, MAR,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 24-12-2018 6:27 PM
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  8. BALLINGER/BULLINGER, George c1889 - WW1

    This man joined the Army in 1911 as George MARSHALL (and the reference from his employer is for MARSHALL), but he is noted as having married in the name of George BALLINGER/BULLINGER. His papers are filed under MARSHALL in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): George BALLINGER/BULLINGER married...

    Started by fullscott‎, 16-12-2018 5:52 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  9. MCPHAIL, John L - fraudulent enlistment WW1

    This man signed up as George MARSHALL, and so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): John L McPHAIL (name checked from marriage bmd, probably John Lachlan, b1890) joined the Yorkshire Regiment on 25 November 1915, declaring age 25y, name George MARSHALL. He deserted on 8 January...

    Started by fullscott‎, 07-12-2018 6:02 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  10. ALLAN, Robert Wm 1917-1917 Death Cert

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): The Death Certificate of Robert William ALLAN, died Oct 1917 aged 1 month, Hillingdon, Uxbridge. Son of WILLIAM ALLAN (Pte 16122 Rifle Brigade) & LILY E. (May save someone 6!) Anc****y, MAR, pages 15783-15786

    Started by fullscott‎, 06-12-2018 8:59 AM
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  11. GRONWALL, Frederick b c1880 - brother?

    This man's BROTHER enlisted with the Middlesex Regiment in 1915 as FREDERICK ARTHUR MARSHALL, and so the papers are filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). His papers are littered with the note ALIAS GRONWALL, F - but sadly there are no pages to show the exact name/reasoning. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 03-12-2018 7:48 PM
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    03-12-2018, 9:49 PM Go to last post
  12. STOWELL, Mark b c1860 (Cork) - Military

    One page mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Mark STOWELL, born BUTTEVANT, Cork, joined the Army at Aldershot on 26 April 1875, declared age 15y 3m. I think he joined the 84th Regiment, as Pte 224. A physical description, but no further information. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 02-12-2018 7:47 PM
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    02-12-2018, 10:41 PM Go to last post
  13. WESTWOOD, Thomas (London) m Alice Ada - WW1

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): No papers referring to his service - all are dated after his death (probably in 1916): Thomas WESTWOOD, home address Balham, London, served as Private 4625 London Regt. Married to ALICE ADA, who re-married Frederick W GUY in...

    Started by fullscott‎, 27-11-2018 9:18 PM
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    28-11-2018, 12:33 AM Go to last post
  14. FRANCE, Marshall b1885 - WW1

    Mis-filed as MARSHALL in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Marshall FRANCE, having previously served with the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, enlisted with the Kings Own Scottish Borderers in June 1915, declared age 30y 4m. Regt No: 20535. Transferred to the ASC (419550). Discharged 1919. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 23-11-2018 9:43 PM
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  15. BLAKE, Ernest Wilton b1885 - WW1

    A bit of detective work, and I THINK that this man was not born MARSHALL - but that is how he married, served and died. He is filed as MARSHALL in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Ernest Wilton Blake MARSHALL joined the Rifle Brigade on 9 September 1914. He served as Regt No. 2936 and was...

    Started by fullscott‎, 22-11-2018 6:26 PM
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  16. MARSH, Ernest Herbert b1891 Yarmouth - WW1

    I am probably completely mistaken, but I believe that this man served (& possibly worked) as MARSHALL - and so would be difficult to trace in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): (There is no (English) birth recorded for Ernest Herbert MARSHALL 1885-1899. Ernest Herbert MARSH is recorded as Q1...

    Started by fullscott‎, 20-11-2018 9:48 PM
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    21-11-2018, 9:08 AM Go to last post
  17. GREEN-MARSHALL, Ernest Ed b1897 - WW1

    Filed (and served) as MARSHALL in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Ernest Edward GREEN-MARSHALL, born Hackney, home address Canning Town. Father: Henry James Worked as a mail sorter at Mount Pleasant. Joined up in May 1916, declared age 18y 11m. Served with the RFA (Regt No 151098) until...

    Started by fullscott‎, 20-11-2018 9:02 PM
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  18. MONSHALL, Ernest - Deptford, c1883 - Military

    Mis-filed as MARSHALL in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Ernest MONSHALL joined the Royal West Kents (Pte 6551) in July 1902, declared age 18y 9m, born Deptford. (Freebmd suggests Ernest Albert, Q3 1885). Home address: Deptford, Kent Parents: Henry & Sarah. Brother: Harry. Not a happy...

    Started by fullscott‎, 17-11-2018 4:12 PM
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  19. WORT, William George b1894 Birmingham - WW1

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): William George WORT, born November 1894. Married Beatrice Amelia MULLARD in 1915, Birmingham. Home address: Handsworth, Birmingham. Re-called for examination on 9 May 1917, age 22y 6m, and attached to the ASC (Regt No....

    Started by fullscott‎, 16-11-2018 5:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    17-11-2018, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  20. J BAVERSTOCK, accidental death 1917

    Filed with Harry Scott's papers in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): The report of an Inquiry into the accidental death of Pte 37453 J BAVERSTOCK, killed 16 January 1917 when an old dug-out collapsed. Statements from Pte 37599 A W WELLS, Pte 37596 W H COULSON, Pte 37770 L E COLESBY. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 17-07-2014 8:02 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    14-11-2018, 1:14 PM Go to last post

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