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Forum: Strays

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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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
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  16. Edwin/Edwyn Booth UNWIN m TYM 1916 - WW1

    Mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Edwin Booth UNWIN joined up (Regiment not known, possibly RFA) on 10 August 1914, declared age 19y 4m. Mother: Emily (32 Rampton Road, SHEFFIELD) Married Winifred TYM on 7 June 1916 at the U M Church, Ecclesall. Guardian: Rev...

    Started by fullscott‎, 12-08-2018 8:07 AM
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  17. Joseph CHESTER c1879 Non Combatant WW1

    Mis-filed with another Non Combattant in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Joseph CHESTER, married to KATE. Home address: 3 Gladstone Terrace, TRAWDEN, Colne, Lancs. Attested 7 June 1916, declaring age 37y. Discharged 1919. Damaged, not easy to read, and not much extra...

    Started by fullscott‎, 05-08-2018 6:58 PM
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  18. STILES, Vincent B P, b1889 Windsor - WW1

    Mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Vincent Bernard Patrick STILES enlisted (as Bernard P V) in the RAMC on 3 December 1914. Served (Regt Nos 2908, 2934 & 495322) until discharge in 1919. Declared age 25y 5m, born Clewer, Berkshire. Home address 5 Oxford Rd,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 02-07-2018 1:20 PM
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  19. SAUNDERS, Henry William b c1888 Yarmouth -WW1

    Mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): William Henry SAUNDERS, a Fish Buyer, joined the RGA on 7 Dec 1915 at Woolwich. Regt No: 163775. Declared age 27y 11m, born Great Yarmouth. Home address: Plumstead, but his wife was in Yarmouth and it was to Yarmouth that he...

    Started by fullscott‎, 01-07-2018 7:21 PM
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  20. Harry HAYNES enlisted as SCOTT vanished 1918

    More than 400 pages in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): Harry HAYNES, born abt 1878, probably in the WALSALL area. Two brothers, possibly Herbert and George. A sister who married a THOMSON. Harry married ROSE REBECCA LUCKHURST at Dover, in 1908, telling her (and the registrar) that his name...

    Started by fullscott‎, 27-12-2014 11:04 AM
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