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Forum: Strays

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

  1. James & John Brooke MARSHALL - WW1

    This is not a case of papers being "mis-filed" - it is an ORIGINAL ERROR. Perhaps a Clerk making alterations? Difficult to understand how it happened - the men were NOT in the same regiment. But if one of these 2 men is yours ... you will need a fine toothcomb to sort the service details! JOHN...

    Started by fullscott‎, 21-03-2019 9:31 AM
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  2. KAUFMAN/MARKS, Daniel b c1886 - WW1

    This man, Daniel KAUFMAN, served as MARKS. Consequently his papers are filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Daniel MARKS, home address Sheffield, joined the West Yorkshire Regiment in April 1908, declaring age 22y 3m, born Nottingham. (Birth not found, for either name)...

    Started by fullscott‎, 09-03-2019 8:34 AM
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  3. Herbert J JAGGARD of Bury St Edmunds

    At Matlock, Derbyshire, St Giles Churchyard: In Memory of/ Herbert J JAGGARD/ (of Bury St Edmunds) who died December 20 1894/ Aged 27 years/ Rest after weariness/ ease after pain/ Image will go on the findagrave website over the weekend.

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 08-03-2019 8:40 PM
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  4. John Stockdale DAWBER, late of King's Lynn

    At Matlock, Derbyshire, St Giles Churchyard: In/ affectionate remembrance/of/John Stockdale DAWBER/ of Matlock/ formerly of King's Lynn, Norfolk/ who died February 7th 1898/ in his 80th year./ In Loving Memory of Lois Ellen DAWBER/ Wife of John Stockdale DAWBER/ died 5th November 1921 aged 85/...

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 08-03-2019 8:36 PM
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  5. George Markland LUMSDEN b Newcastle c1888

    Mis-filed as MARKLAND in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Dental mechanic George Markland LUMSDEN enlisted 12 December 1915, declared age 27y 5m, born Newcastle. Regt Nos: 41983 TRB; 59154 Welsh; 97269 Welsh Fusiliers. Discharged January 1920. Home: Heaton, Newcastle; Married Alice...

    Started by fullscott‎, 02-03-2019 7:42 AM
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  6. MURKING, Rowland Thomas 1892-1915 - WW1

    Mis-filed as MARKING (& mis-recorded as RONALD Thomas) in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Rowland Thomas MURKING enlisted 7 January 1915 with the Royal West Kents (Pte 5354). Missing presumed dead September 1915. Declared age 22y 46d, born Gravesend; Home address: Northfleet, Kent;...

    Started by fullscott‎, 01-03-2019 8:29 AM
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  7. ALMOND, Walter c1873-1917 Sheffield

    This man appears to have been issued with the same Regt Number (2227 Yorks & Lancs) as a MARKHAM who died in action in 1915 - both lived in Sheffield, but appear to be 2 separate men. Filed as MARKHAM: W ALMOND died at home in Sheffield in 1917 - freebmd shows him as WALTER, b c1873. Wife MARY...

    Started by fullscott‎, 26-02-2019 5:42 PM
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  8. Martha MILNER b 1833 Chalon sur Saone, France

    4 sheets of paper inserted in the Leeds St Peter Baptisms for 1833, with no explanation: Martha MILNER, born 17 May 1833, daughter of William MILNER and Martha Briggs his wife, at CHALON SUR SAONE. Baptised 22 July 1834 at LYON. Anc****y, Leeds St Peter Baptisms 1833, pages 106-109

    Started by fullscott‎, 25-02-2019 2:40 PM
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  9. MORKAN/MORKAM, Thomas - b1875 Bradford - WW1

    Mis-filed as MARKHAM & MORKHAM in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Birth: Thomas MORKAM, Q2 1875 Bradford. Marriage: Thomas MORKAN, Q3 1904, Bradford. Children: MORKAN, except 1915 - MORKAM Thomas enlisted September 1914, declared age 38y 67d, born Bradford. Served as Pte 11481 with the...

    Started by fullscott‎, 25-02-2019 3:27 PM
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  10. Sophia REEVE baptised 1837

    Sophia REEVE was baptised on 2 April 1837 at St Andrew, Greenstead-juxta-Colchester, Essex. Sophia's parents are William and Sophia REEVE, abode St George Southwark. Henry's occupation is smith. Page number 62, entry number 494. The pages in this parish register (baptisms 1813-1852) ...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 18-02-2019 1:46 PM
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  11. Elizabeth Eleanor Frances OLIVER baptism 1834

    Elizabeth Eleanor Frances OLIVER was baptised on 15 June 1834 at St Andrew, Greenstead-juxta-Colchester, Essex. Elizabeth's parents are Henry William and Frances OLIVER, abode St George's, Hanover Square, London. Henry's occupation is grocer. Page number 54, entry number 452. The...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 18-02-2019 1:41 PM
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  12. Mary Elizabeth Dennis CARTER baptised 1831

    Mary was baptised on 16 January 1831 at St Andrew, Greenstead-juxta-Colchester, Essex. Mary's parents are Turpin and Mary Ann Carter, abode St Luke's, Middlesex. Mary was born 21 August 1830, and Turpin's occupation is baker. Page number 46, entry number 64. Interestingly the pages in...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 17-02-2019 6:18 PM
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  13. George JOHNSON of Bethnal Green in 1868

    George JOHNSON, of full age, bachelor, railway guard, of 18 Whitehall Street, Bethnal Green, Middlesex, married Maria BIGGS, of full age, spinster, of Greenstead, on 25 December 1868 at St Andrew, Greenstead-juxta-Colchester, Essex. His father Henry Johnson, gardener; her father James COCKRILL,...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 18-02-2019 8:30 AM
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  14. Charles CHAPMAN, 24 in 1854

    Charles CHAPMAN, 24, bachelor, looking-glass frame maker, of St Peter's upon Cornhill, London, married Mary Ann Frost, 21, spinster, of Greenstead, on 5 June 1854 at St Andrew, Greenstead-juxta-Colchester, Essex. His father Charles Chapman, bricklayer; her father George Frost, brewer. Page...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 18-02-2019 7:59 AM
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  15. John ALBRA of St Pancras 1827

    John ALBRA, bachelor, of St Pancras, MIddlesex, married Charlotte POOLEY, widow, of this parish, by licence, on 3 July 1827 at St Andrew, Greenstead-juxta-Colchester, Essex. Page number 27 entry number 79. As with the baptism register I checked earlier, the heading at the top of the page is...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 18-02-2019 6:23 AM
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  16. MARKHAM, Syrus 1897-1917 - WW1

    Possibly difficult to find in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) because he served as CYRUS JOHN: Syrus MARKHAM enlisted (as Cyrus John) with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Regt No 44278) in August 1916, declared age 19y 5m, born Everton. Killed in action 1917. Home: Everton, Lancashire Parents:...

    Started by fullscott‎, 13-02-2019 5:48 PM
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  17. WALKER/MARKHAM, Charles Wm b1899 - WW1

    "Oh what a tangled web we weave" ... we poor amateur genealogists don't stand a chance! Which surname do this man's descendants search for? His WW1 service Records (WO 363) are filed under MARKHAM. He believed he was called William Charles MARKHAM, born Berkhamsted. In fact his name was...

    Started by fullscott‎, 13-02-2019 3:01 PM
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  18. FRANCIS, Arthur William b c1889 Suffolk - WW1

    This man enlisted as MARKHAM, which is the surname of his father and unmarried sister, but as there is ONE note that he is "alias A W FRANCIS" - for which there is a suitable birth (Q2 1888 Plomesgate) - I suspect that FRANCIS is correct ... Arthur William FRANCIS (MARKHAM), Greengrocer of...

    Started by fullscott‎, 12-02-2019 2:49 PM
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  19. McDOUGALL, Andrew b c1888 Larbert - WW1

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Andrew McDOUGALL joined the RAMC on 9 August 1906, declared age 18y 7m, born Larbert. He served (Regt No 548) until discharge 1920. Home address: Carronvale Road, Larbert, Stirlingshire. Lots of military detail (he was...

    Started by fullscott‎, 11-02-2019 6:15 PM
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  20. MURKETT, Willie/William b c1886 - WW1

    Mis-filed as MARKETT in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363), this man gave his name as WILLIAM HENRY - I cannot find a birth, and suspect that he was christened WILLIE (Q2 1887 Epsom): William Henry MURKETT enlisted with the RFA on 22 December 1914, declared age 28y 256d, born Cheam, Surrey. He...

    Started by fullscott‎, 06-02-2019 3:42 PM
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