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Forum: Strays

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

  1. 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
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  2. Benjamin Moss and Nancy Elizabeth Moss(Gower)

    I am looking for any information on my 5th great grandparents. It looks like they were both born in the United States, but they baptized their son Benjamin Leon Moss on April 8th 1855 at Homerton St. Barnabas Hackney England. My DNA says that I am 47% England/Wales/Scotland and 41%...

    Started by swmoss‎, 08-11-2018 4:50 PM
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  3. LEWIS, Albert b1889 Neston Cheshire - WW1

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Albert LEWIS, home address NESTON, Cheshire. Joined the ASC on 10 Aug 1908, declared age 19y 3m, born Neston. Served (Regt No. 26828) until discharge in 1917 - medically unfit. Married to MABEL, but no details shown. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 13-11-2018 9:49 PM
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  4. MARCHESELLI, Edward b 1899 - WW1

    This "man" (he was only 15!) enlisted as MARSHALL, and so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Edward MARCHESELLI of Russell Square, London WC, enlisted with the RGA (Regt No. 1359) in January 1915, declaring age 19y 8m. He was born in May 1899 - 15y 8m. His mother MARGUERITE...

    Started by fullscott‎, 09-11-2018 3:23 PM
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  5. Marshel/Marshall ARTHUR b1879 Cornwall - WW1

    Mis-filed (as Arthur Marshall) in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Marshall ARTHUR joined up in May 1915, declared age 36y, born St Stephens. Home address: Foxhole, St Austell, Cornwall Married St Austell, 1899 - Kate BRAY. Children: Launcelot 1900, Ralph 1901, Louisa...

    Started by fullscott‎, 28-09-2018 9:04 PM
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  6. Ann LIGHTON died 1849

    From Billinghay (Lincolnshire) burial register Ann LIGHTON, abode On board a sloop, Canal Basin, Sheffield, buried 20 April 1849, aged 42. Page number 21, entry number 161 (Details also entered on postem on FreeBMD)

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 18-09-2018 4:42 PM
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  7. Robert SHANKLAND b c1894 Dumfries - WW1

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Robert SHANKLAND joined up on 1 October 1914 declaring age 21y 10m, born Durisdeer, Dumfries. Mother MARY in Cumnock, Ayrshire. She appears to remarry - she is later called Mrs GLENCROSS. SHANKLAND served with the Ayrshire...

    Started by fullscott‎, 16-09-2018 5:21 PM
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  8. Who are these folks .......

    I have in my Family John Steptoe, Birth 1854 • Wootton, Berkshire, England he married Annie Bolton Birth ABT 1851 • Marcham, Berkshire, England, Death JULY 1905 • Eton, Buckinghamshire, wife of 2nd great-uncle. I have John in all the census from 1861 up to 1911 I have Annie in all the census...

    Started by Sandyhall‎, 16-09-2018 3:58 PM
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  9. Alberto SAMMUT b c1894 MALTA - WW1

    Mis-filed (& badly damaged) in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Alberto SAMMUT of Garghur, MALTA joined/was called up on 15 January 1918 declaring age 24y, born Malta. Mother MAROZA (?) He served with the Army Service Corps & was transferred to the Border Regt (No....

    Started by fullscott‎, 16-09-2018 5:47 PM
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  10. Bridget MCCARTHY m SHAW 1910 Queenstown, Cork

    Pages 148-151 of the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) are supposedly for a JOHN MARSHALL of Liverpool. The last 2 pages, however, give genealogical info that is not recorded as MARSHALL in freebmd - the surname is SHAW. My guess is that these 2 pages are mis-files ... but the date...

    Started by fullscott‎, 16-09-2018 5:40 PM
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  11. James Alexander BLACKWELL b c1893 (Lancs?)

    4 pages mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): James Alexander BLACKWELL joined up (Regt not clear) on 6 Sept 1914, declared age 21y 3m. Father: Samuel Home: Ammanford, Wales Awarded the Military Medal in 1916. Discharged 1919 NB: freebmd suggests birth Q3...

    Started by fullscott‎, 16-09-2018 12:50 PM
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  12. Edward DEERING, Ilford/Leyton, Essex - WW1

    A few pages mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Edward DEERING (probably born c1865-1870) of Ilford, later Leyton, Essex. Married to KATE, who died April 1917 aged 47y - her Death Certificate is on pp 48-49. Served with the Royal West Kents (Regt No. 8308)....

    Started by fullscott‎, 16-09-2018 12:35 PM
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  13. Henry SEWELL b c1888 Gravesend - WW1

    A few pages mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Henry SEWELL joined the Royal West Kents on 19 June 1906, declared age 18y 2m, born Gravesend. Taken POW during the Great War (possibly 1917), discharged 1920. No useful genealogical info. Anc****y, MAR, pages...

    Started by fullscott‎, 16-09-2018 12:25 PM
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  14. William Leslie SAWYER b c1895 B'ham - WW1

    Some BADLY DAMAGED pages mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): William Leslie SAWYER joined the RFA (Regt No. 14460) on 3 January 1913, declared age 17y 3m, born Kings Heath, Warwickshire. Sadly, no other information. Anc****y, MAR, pages 77-93

    Started by fullscott‎, 16-09-2018 12:58 PM
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  15. Henry COOLEDGE b c1887 Bayford Herts - WW1

    Mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Henry COOLEDGE attested for the Bedfords on 7 September 1914, declaring age 27y 9m, born Bayford, Herts. Mother: ELLEN; Home address: ESSENDON; Previous service: Coldstreams, discharge 1907; Henry's Medical found that he...

    Started by fullscott‎, 14-09-2018 5:45 PM
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  16. SMITH, Guy Vernon Henkensheldt b1888 - WW1

    A few pages, mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) because the man joined as CLAYTON-SMITH: Guy Vernon Henkensheldt SMITH, a Solicitor, born 1888 Rock Ferry, Cheshire. Joined up on 1 December 1915; enlistment delayed until 31 January 1917 due to a heart problem....

    Started by fullscott‎, 02-09-2018 6:46 PM
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    02-09-2018, 8:21 PM Go to last post
  17. BENNISON, Matthias Leopold b1881 - WW1

    A few pages mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Matthias Leopold BENNISON attested for the S Lancs (Regt No 12407) on 3 Sept 1914; Discharged 12 Oct 1914 - medically unfit. (freebmd shows birth Q4 1881) Home: 72 Ormskirk St, ST HELENS; Married at PRESCOT, July...

    Started by fullscott‎, 27-08-2018 7:57 AM
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  18. WALMSLEY, Sam - b c1885, Derbyshire - WW1

    Mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Sam WALMSLEY, born Charlesworth, Glossop, Derbyshire. Enlisted 22 Sept 1914, declared age 30y 60days. Married Annie SCHOFIELD at Saddleworth, January 1912. Children: Edna (or is it Eric?) 1912 & Ronald 1915. Home address:...

    Started by fullscott‎, 26-08-2018 8:59 PM
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  19. 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
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  20. HULSTON, (George?) Ernest, Mkt Drayton - WW1

    Mis-filed (and scattered!) in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): ERNEST HULSTON - possibly GEORGE ERNEST HULSTON (Q4 1898); Home: NORTON IN HALES, Market Drayton, Shropshire. Died, date not clear, probably 1918. Served with the Cheshire Regt, No. 27835 Parents: ALBERT &...

    Started by fullscott‎, 14-08-2018 5:52 PM
    • Replies: 1
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