+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Famous for offering help & advice
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    St Austell, Cornwall
    Posts
    1,148
    Thanks
    280
    Thanked 143 Times in 106 Posts

    Default 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.
    Enlisted with the Inns of Court OTC & served as Lance Corporal 10638 CLAYTON-SMITH.

    Unfortunately, no further information to show family or whether he survived/was commissioned, etc.

    Anc****y, CLA, pages 227507 to 227510

  2. #2
    Super Moderator christanel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Wairarapa New Zealand
    Posts
    8,846
    Thanks
    2,447
    Thanked 2,351 Times in 2,193 Posts

    Default

    Birth
    Guy Vernon Henkensheldt SMITH, mmn CLAYTON
    Sept Quarter 1888 WIRRAL Vol 8a Page 434

    Marriages - same bloke?
    Dec 1/4 1921
    Guy V H C Smith to Ada M Lee, Pontefract (West Riding Yorkshire) 9c/207
    Dec 1/4 1934
    Guy V H C Smith to Margaret McCleery, Hitchin(Bedfordshire/hertfordshire) 3a/2352

    No other births with all three first names/initials
    Sometimes paranoia is just having all the facts.
    William Burroughs

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to christanel For This Useful Post:

    fullscott (03-09-2018)

  4. #3
    Super Moderator christanel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Wairarapa New Zealand
    Posts
    8,846
    Thanks
    2,447
    Thanked 2,351 Times in 2,193 Posts

    Default

    Following information from his baptism
    Parents Walter Edward Smith , mother Mary Elizabeth Clayton married Sept 1/4 1879 Wirral.

    1911 RG14PN27470 RG78PN1573 RD505 SD3 ED10 SN307
    Tanshelf Lodge Pontefract Tanshelf
    Walter Edward (Surname) Clayton Smith 57 Solicitor Lancashire Southport
    Mary Elizabeth Clayton Smith Wife 57 Lancashire West Derby
    Guy Vernon Heuknesfeld Clayton Smith Son single 22 Solicitor's Articled Clerk Cheshire Rock Ferry
    Horace Edward Heukersfeldt Clayton Smith Son Single 20 Assistant Chemist Cheshire Rock Ferry
    Helen Anderson Single 35 Housekeeper Domestic Yorkshire Boroughbridge
    Hilda Bottomley Servant 16 Housemaid Domestic Yorkshire Mexborough

    1939 living with second wife Margaret at The Grove Pontefract Road , Hemsworth R.D

    Added: death of first wife?
    Ada M C Smith reg dist Hemsworth Sept 14 1932

    Death quarter 1, 1959
    Guy V H C Smith
    Birth year 1889
    Age 70
    District Hemsworth Yorkshire
    Vol 2b Page 895
    Sometimes paranoia is just having all the facts.
    William Burroughs

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to christanel For This Useful Post:

    fullscott (03-09-2018)

  6. #4
    Knowledgeable and helpful
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Parbold, Lancashire
    Posts
    662
    Thanks
    125
    Thanked 338 Times in 283 Posts

    Default

    FMP has a transcript (only) of his military service as a 2nd Lieutenant in The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) between 1914 and 1922.
    National Archives reference WO339/101137

    Also a Kelly's Directory entry for him as a practising solicitor in Pontefract in 1927.

    Peter

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to elsinore For This Useful Post:

    fullscott (03-09-2018)

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Select a file: