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Forum: Strays

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

  1. Alexander Notman TORRANCE of Bonnybridge, STI

    Belvedere All Saints, Kent Marriage 28th June 1924. Alexander Notman TORRANCE, 30, Bachelor, Range Fitter, Bonny Bridge, Stirlingshire, Scotland, Son of ALexander TORRANCE a Brass Finisher. And: Laura KETTLEY, 25, Spinster, 144 Upper Abbey Road, Belvedere, Daughter of Walter Simeon KETTLEY a...

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 11-06-2019 6:32 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-06-2019, 12:38 PM Go to last post
  2. William David MAILER b c1876 - WW1

    This man is mis-filed as MARLER in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): William David MAILER joined the Queens (W Surrey) Regiment in Mar 1916, declared age 40y 6m. He was a Drapery Salesman, living in Tottenham, London. Mother ANNIE lived in Blairgowrie, Perthshire - which is where he went on...

    Started by fullscott‎, 04-06-2019 6:41 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-06-2019, 3:28 PM Go to last post
  3. Isaiah CHADWICK or MARLAND b c1870 Oldham

    This man was possibly born and definitely married as Isaiah CHAPMAN, yet his children and his WW1 service were as Isaiah MARLAND. From the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Isaiah MARLAND enlisted in January 1915, declaring age 38y 240d, born Oldham. (2 possible births, MARLAND 1864 & CHADWICK...

    Started by fullscott‎, 31-05-2019 1:29 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 98
    31-05-2019, 9:14 PM Go to last post
  4. Simon MAX m Kitty SUNDERLAND 1906 Bradford

    As this man served as SAMUEL MARKS, he is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). Born in Russia, and unable to read/write English, it is possible that Samuel MARKS is his real name - perhaps the Bradford registrar misheard in 1906? (Wife Kitty is "Kate" in the Record) Marriage: 27...

    Started by fullscott‎, 23-05-2019 8:43 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    23-05-2019, 8:20 PM Go to last post
  5. CHELMINSKI, Morris 1892-1916 - WW1

    This man enlisted under his "adopted name", Murray MARKS, and so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). As Murray MARKS, Morris CHELMINSKI joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers in December 1915, declared age 23y 7m. Served as Pte 23043, and was reported as "Missing presumed died" on 30...

    Started by fullscott‎, 21-05-2019 7:50 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    21-05-2019, 4:10 PM Go to last post
  6. DAVIDSON, Gideon b1902 - WW1

    This "man" (he was only 15!) enlisted as Lewis MARKS and so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). There is an 1898 birth for a Louis MARKS, so perhaps they knew each other? Gideon DAVIDSON enlisted with the Manchester Regt on 16 October 1916, declared age 18y. Regt No: 45245....

    Started by fullscott‎, 19-05-2019 5:31 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    19-05-2019, 10:38 PM Go to last post
  7. Mark(s) JOSEPH b1898 Leeds - WW1

    Mis-filed (as Joseph Marks) in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Mark or Marks JOSEPH joined up in April 1917, declared age 18y, born Leeds. (Both names used in the Record; Birth registered as first name Marks, Q2 1898) Parents: Abe & Ada. Worked as a tailor (for B JOSEPH & Sons - his own...

    Started by fullscott‎, 18-05-2019 8:34 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 91
    19-05-2019, 1:40 PM Go to last post
  8. Morris MARKYER b 1879 Russia - WW1

    From the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) - a man born in Russia whose Leeds marriage does not appear in the GRO records, did not write English and did not speak the language well. My "best guess" (assuming that the date of marriage - 14 August 1904 - is correct) is that he was married as Morris...

    Started by fullscott‎, 13-05-2019 8:46 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    14-05-2019, 7:41 PM Go to last post
  9. Lazarus MARKS b 1893/1894 - WW1

    This man served as HARRY MARKS and so is "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): "Harry" MARKS joined the Loyal North Lancs in April 1912, declaring age 18y 5m, born Manchester. Regt. No. 1928. Taken POW in 1914, so did not return home until 1919. His POW card shows born 1893....

    Started by fullscott‎, 14-05-2019 7:55 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 93
    14-05-2019, 9:27 AM Go to last post
  10. John PACK of St. Botolph Aldgate, London

    Married at St. Martin, Little Waltham, Essex 2nd August 1733 John PACK of the parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate London and Hannah RAMSHAW of this parish married by Lisence

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 18-09-2013 8:30 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-05-2019, 1:28 PM Go to last post
  11. EDWARDS, Jesse Henry - 2 sons died 1915

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): 2 Death Certificates (& Registrar's invoices) for the sons of Jesse Henry EDWARDS, Sapper 68963 Royal Engineers, married to Mary Jane. Home address Wolverhampton. - Jesse William, age 2y, measles. - Francis, age 10 months,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 08-05-2019 6:21 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-05-2019, 8:57 AM Go to last post
  12. BAMBER, Thomas (Marshall) c1877-1915 (WW1)

    This man appears to have been born as Thomas BAMBER, married as Thomas Marshall BAMBER, served as Thomas MARSHALL - so his papers are "mis-filed" in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Joined the Lancs Fusiliers in January 1915, declared age 37y 5m, born Church, Lancashire. (Possible birth Q3 1876...

    Started by fullscott‎, 27-04-2019 7:31 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    27-04-2019, 8:45 PM Go to last post
  13. Matthew RYLE, Co Durham - WW1

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Matthew RYLE, home address Chapel Yard, Birtley, Co Durham. Served with the DLI from 2 November 1914 until early (medical) discharge in February 1918. Regt Nos: 8060 & 348013. Mostly papers dealing with his discharge. No...

    Started by fullscott‎, 16-04-2019 4:57 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    16-04-2019, 8:02 PM Go to last post
  14. PARMENTER, Marshall b1893 Shrops - WW1

    Mis-filed (as MARSHALL) in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Marshall PARMENTER, a Coal Miner, attested 11 December 1915, declared age 21y 334d. Called up April 1918 - served as Pte 35127 Shropshire Light Infantry. Discharged 1919. Father: William Home: Highley, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 11-04-2019 10:15 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-04-2019, 6:14 PM Go to last post
  15. 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: 2
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    08-04-2019, 7:46 PM Go to last post
  16. Marshall William LAWSON b1895 - WWi

    Mis-filed (as Lawson MARSHALL) in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Marshall William LAWSON was called up in February 1916, age 20y 6m. Served with the West Yorkshires (Pte 35536). Discharged March 1919. Home address: Burnhope Colliery, Co Durham. No other personal information shown. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 05-04-2019 5:37 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-04-2019, 7:44 PM Go to last post
  17. MORHALL, John William 1877-1923 - WW1

    Mis-filed as MARSHALL in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): John William MORHALL enlisted age 38y 3m in Dec 1915 with the RGA. (Regt No: 124077) Served until discharge in 1919. Died in the Royal Salop Hospital on 19 June 1923 (Perforated Gastric Ulcer & Peritonitis). Home address: Oswestry,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 28-03-2019 6:19 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 483
    28-03-2019, 8:04 PM Go to last post
  18. Joseph COCKER c1892 Oldham - WW1

    This man's records are mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Joseph COCKER joined the RAMC in October 1915. Regt No: 71776. Declared age: 23y 4m. Discharged August 1916 - no longer medically fit (femur). Home address: Glodwick, Oldham Married LEAH CADMAN 1915...

    Started by fullscott‎, 19-08-2018 6:15 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 657
    28-03-2019, 6:09 PM Go to last post
  19. Eliza Mary Fenwick DE PORQUET of Camden Town

    Buried at St. Andrew, Hornchurch, Essex 28th December 1887 Eliza Mary Fenwick DE PORQUET of 24 Oakley Square, Camden Town aged 79

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 29-11-2013 7:12 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    24-03-2019, 11:16 PM Go to last post
  20. Twins: Clifford & Marshall BRETT Dec 1918

    Twin boys were born in December 1918 to Miss B M BRETT of Martlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk. I believe that they are registered Q1 1919 Lexden: CLIFFORD M & MARSHALL C. As their surname & mmn are the same (BRETT) I assume that there is no father registered. In the WW1 Service Records (WO 363)...

    Started by fullscott‎, 22-03-2019 9:20 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 375
    22-03-2019, 6:51 PM Go to last post

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