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Missing Years

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Evangeline Report 18 Feb 2014 17:35

My grand father William Enis Lawrence was discharged from the army on the 28th June 1916 in Leamington Spa Warwickshire, at the time of discharge he was serving with the 44th Reserve Battery of the Royal Field Artillery.

He met my grandmother c1919, who at the time was living in Ashow Village in Warwickshire.
They moved to Exeter c 1920 where he worked as a porter on the railway

I am trying to find out where he was living between 1916 and 1919.

I have records of his employment on the railways from 1920.


alviegal Report 18 Feb 2014 17:50

Details with year and place of birth.

1911 census transcription details for: 85th Battery Royal Field Artillery, 85TH BATTERY ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, STAFF 11TH BRIGADE ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, SAINT THOMAS MOUNT, IN
Military details: Gunner 85th Battery Royal Field Artillery
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National Archive Reference:

RG14PN34987 RD641 SD12 ED12 SN9999
Reg. District:
Sub District:
Enum. District: 12
Address: Staff Xi Brigade Royal Field Artillery 5th Thomas Mount
County: Overseas military
Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
LAWRENCE, William Enis Single ? 28 1883 Soldier Deal Kent


alviegal Report 18 Feb 2014 18:01

An earlier thread mentioning William but it doesn't give the information requested.


alviegal Report 18 Feb 2014 18:05

I don't suppose this William has anything to do with him?

New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931 about William Enis Lawrence
Name: William Enis Lawrence
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 11 May 1913
Birth Place: Saint Antoninus-catholic, Newark, Essex, New Jersey
Christening Date: 25 May 1913
Christening Place: Saint Antoninus-catholic, Newark, Essex, New Jersey
Father's Name: William Lawrence
Mother's name: Sarah McGreevey
FHL Film Number: 1398594


WayneTracey Report 18 Feb 2014 18:21

Hi There Evangeline,

Whom did he marry? Might help us tie him down to an area....

I assume you have check any service paperwork there may be online to see if any correspondence may have happened in those years??

T :-D


Dea Report 18 Feb 2014 18:28

Hello you !!

Nice to see you back on here !!

Does that mean that you have no work/home to go to ?????

Dea Xxx <3 <3


WayneTracey Report 18 Feb 2014 18:31

I am currently in Weymouth on a job, and have a whole evening in a hotel doing nothing !!!!

Sooooo, i thought i'd inflict myself on you 'orrible lot !!!



Dea Report 18 Feb 2014 18:37


Dea Xxx ;-) :-D :-D


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 18 Feb 2014 19:20

Tree on Ancestry has first marriage in 1912 in India to Eliza Marie Bibb Nee Beeby

father: George Abbott Laurence
spouse: Eliza Marie Bibb
other: Robert Beeby
Name William Enos Laurence
Birth Date 1882
Age 30
Spouse's Name Eliza Marie Bibb
Spouse's Birth Date
Spouse's Birthplace
Spouse's Age
Event Date 24 Apr 1912
Event Place St. Thomas Mount, Madras, India
Father's Name George Abbott Laurence
Mother's Name
Spouse's Father's Name Robert Beeby
Spouse's Mother's Name
Marital Status Single
Previous Wife's Name
Spouse's Race
Spouse's Marital Status Widowed
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name
Indexing Project (Batch) Number M00111-4
System Origin India-EASy
GS Film number 527478

which fits with 1911 census.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 18 Feb 2014 19:26

(relating above, a few on google)

Chris :)


WayneTracey Report 18 Feb 2014 19:33


There appears to have been a few William Enis Lawrence's born around 1912... your find could be one of those.....

T :-D


SylviaInCanada Report 18 Feb 2014 19:34

One question

Why was he discharged on the 28th June 1916???

He was still young

The war was still on

Soldiers were not discharged easily at that time

Is a reason given for his discharge???

If he was discharged as being unfit for service due to wounds ................. then he could have spent some time in hospital.


Gins Report 18 Feb 2014 19:44


Great to see you :-D <3


SylviaInCanada Report 18 Feb 2014 19:54

Evangeline ..................

it would really help if you did NOT continually start new threads asking about the same person

It means that we are all running around finding much the same information that was found last year, before moving on to see if we can find anything else.

If you look in My Threads, in the box headed Tools to the left of your screen, then you can resurrect the earlier thread(s) ............ and we will all be able to see what has already been found for you.

In fact, GR's own Terms and Conditions do say that there should not be more than 1 thread on a single person.



Porkie_Pie Report 18 Feb 2014 21:40



Porkie_Pie Report 18 Feb 2014 22:28

As he was medicaly discharged its' a possibility that he was having further treatment in Hospital or convalescence



Evangeline Report 19 Feb 2014 00:26

Hello, everyone, thank you all for your replies, sorry i didn't reply earlier, been out this evening and only just got home.
I will read all your messages in the morning.
SylviainCanada, I appologise for any confusion i have caused you for posting similar threads.
I will take note of what you advise and try to keep only one thread going at a time.

My grandfather was discharged at the age of 31 in June 1916 due to sickness. It doesn't specify what type of sickness,

His regimental number was 14848, rank corporal, unit discharged from 44 res bty. Badge number 81774. Enlisted 15/02/01, discharged 28/06/16.

Thank you all for your help and i appologise for any up set or inconvenience caused.