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Alexander Brown Lawrence 1879

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alviegal Report 19 Feb 2013 14:03

Here is his servive records. Will write out what it says about his family.

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 about Alexander Lawrence
Name: Alexander Lawrence
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Age at enlistment: 37
Residence: 40 Catherine Street, Dundee
Document Year: 1915
Regimental Number: 302729
Regiment Name: Army Service Corps (MT)
Number of images: 7

EDIT He is married to Clara Emily Dudley or Lawrence, spinster. Marriage was on the 25th Dec 1917 in Walthomstow.

Lily Ivy was born 28th Feb 1909 and son, James was born 2nd Dec 1915 in Poplar.

So they weren't actually married in 1911!


Reggie Report 19 Feb 2013 13:58

I don't see why Alexander recorded his 'wife' under a surname other than his own.

Unlikely that they ever married, I would have thought


Didn't see your post.......saying more-or-less the same thing!


alviegal Report 19 Feb 2013 13:54

You're welcome Reggie. Don't know why her name would still be Dudley when she was married though.


Reggie Report 19 Feb 2013 13:54

Why couldn't you find Lily's birth?

it's on freebmd

Births Mar 1909 (>99%)
Lawrence Lily Ivy Hackney 1b 380


Reggie Report 19 Feb 2013 13:48

That makes things clearer..............thanks


alviegal Report 19 Feb 2013 13:47

For ref.

1911 census transcription details for: 18 Osterley Road Stoke Newington
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National Archive Reference:

RG14PN1016 RG78PN34 RD11 SD1 ED12 SN533
Reg. District: Hackney
Sub District: Stoke Newington
Parish: Stoke Newington
Enum. District: 12
Address: 18 Osterley Road Stoke Newington
County: London
Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
LAWRENCE, Alexander Head Married M 32 1879 Operative Baker Torfar Dundee N B
DUDLEY, Clara Wife Married
3 years F 29 1882 Housekeeper London W E
LAWRENCE, Lily Daughter F 2 1909 London Stoke Newington


Reggie Report 19 Feb 2013 13:46

If the marriage isn't on freebmd, it didn't take place in England/Wales

If the daughter was born in Scotland, her birth cert should record the details of her parents' marriage

Which 1911 census are your referring to?

Where was LILY supposedly born?

How do you know Clara's maiden name?

You need to clarify things a bit............


Treemadnancy Report 19 Feb 2013 13:43

Hello, looking for a marriage for Alexander Lawrence to a Clara Dudley around 1908, London area. They had a daughter Lily I lawrence born 1909. I did trace a 1911 census where it lists Alexander as aged 32 Operative Baker born in Dundee Forfar. Then again on the 1901 census with mother Helen and brother William ( a baker)living in Dundee at this time...I cant seem to find a marriage which I asume was in London as I cant find one her in Scotland and Clara was born London according to 1911 census, nor can I find a birth for Lily in 1909.

.Can any one help :-S