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    Default MCPHAIL, John L - fraudulent enlistment WW1

    This man signed up as George MARSHALL, and so is mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    John L McPHAIL (name checked from marriage bmd, probably John Lachlan, b1890) joined the Yorkshire Regiment on 25 November 1915, declaring age 25y, name George MARSHALL.
    He deserted on 8 January 1916. Regt No: 25668.

    Home address: New Wortley, LEEDS
    Married Mary HARWOOD at ARMLEY, December 1914
    Son: John Lachlan McPHAIL (noted as illegitimate, but probably not) b April 1915
    Aunt: Alice HUNTER

    Anc****y, MAR, pages 16137-16148

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    Is this the same man joining up under his own name. I can't access the original image as it is in Fold3 on ancestry.
    UK, Royal Air Force Airmen Records, 1918-1940
    John Lachlan Mcphail
    Age: 27
    Birth Date = 1890
    Service Date -17 Jan 1918
    Service Number - 119773
    Spouse - Mary Mcphail
    Next of Kin - Mary Mcphail
    Relation to Airman - Wife


    Edited to add:- the image of the RAF record is on Findmypast also and his address is New Wortley Leeds.
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