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LesleyC Report 10 Jul 2008 21:36

Will look up the Pension records & medal records. Please give as much detail of the person as possible ie Approx Year of birth & place and spouse/parents details.

Taken from National Archives 2008

'Burnt documents'
Although five million soldiers from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales fought in World War One, around 60 per cent of the service records for these soldiers were destroyed during a German bombing raid on the War Office in London in September 1940.

The originals for all surviving records, many badly damaged during the bombing raid, have been conserved by The National Archives and comprise the two collections to be made available online for the first time by, fully indexed and including original images

If the name you are searching for is a familiar name please give me as much details as you can and bear in mind these take a little more research.



LesleyC Report 10 Jul 2008 21:55


There are 104 George Pope's in the Medal Rolls however if he came from Edmonton North London then he most probably would have joined the Middlesex Regiment - there are 2

George Pope 1st Middlesex Regiment L/8857

George Pope 1st/7 Middlesex Regiment, 1st/7 Middlesex Regiment 2096, 200316

I have checked the Pensions & Service Records and there is nothing that jumps out there.

Do you know if he had a middle name?



LesleyC Report 10 Jul 2008 22:04


Only the Medal Rolls I am afraid.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
about Charles Woolley
Name: Charles Woolley
Regiment or Corps: 6 N Staff R, 11/London Rgt, London Regiment, Nigerid R
Regimental number: 1477, 6004, 6004, 6004

His rank was a Seargeant in the London & Nigeria Regiment.

He was awarded the British & Victory Medals and also the 1915 Star.

He first went overseas 05th March 1915 to France.

His address where his medals were sent (he applied for them on 6th Feb 1920) was 15 Churchill Street, Winshill, Burton on Trent.



June Report 10 Jul 2008 23:37

Hi Lesley
My Uncle George Ernest Lewis Russell joined the navy in 1916 at the age of 18. He signed on for twelve years but he was taken ill and died in the Royal Naval Hospital Chatham in 1924.
I found his service record on line but I wonder if you could find his medal records or anything else.
He was born in 1898 Mile End London.
His parents were Alfred and Annie Russell



LesleyC Report 10 Jul 2008 23:37

Hi Carol

There are absolutely 100's have tried to narrow the search down but its impossible. Do you know what regiment he served in as this could make it clearer.



LesleyC Report 10 Jul 2008 23:45

Hi June

The Naval records of Medals do not exist online that I know of. The only records that are available to me is if the Serviceman died in the war he will then be on the Rolls.

This is probably the one you have viewed online.

Name Russell, George Ernest Lewis
Official Number: J40716
Place of Birth: Mile End, London
Date 20 August 1898
Catalogue reference ADM 188/728links to the Catalogue
Dept Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies
Series Admiralty: Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services
Piece 40501-41000

Sorry I couldn't help.



Susan Report 11 Jul 2008 10:45

Hi Lesley,
To avoid confusion this is the same one I asked about yesterday. Private W. Downey Royal Irish Regiment 6th Bn no. 2398 died 07/06/1917 near Ypres. He was born in Derry City. I would be very grateful for more details about him. Thanks.


LesleyC Report 11 Jul 2008 19:28

Hi Susan

Nothing in the Service records or Medal rolls for this guy. I have found his casualty details but they only state what you know already

Casualty Details
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Regiment
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 07/06/1917
Service No: 2398
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. J. 41.



Alan Report 11 Jul 2008 19:36

Hi Lesley

John Henry Hatherillo or maybe Hatherill
Middlesex Reg



Gary Report 11 Jul 2008 19:39

Hi Lesley,

I'm trying to find any information on Thomas Southern Waldon born 1891 in Willington Quay Tyneside, his father was William & mother Frances his wife was Elizabeth Clark Waldon.
He may have served in the East Kent Regt. Very grateful for any help.

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 11 Jul 2008 19:44

Looking for info on private James Erly 14054 2nd Bn Northumberland Fusiliers died age 33 on 24th May 1915. Buried in Ypres.
Son of Margaret and (the late) James Erly, of 5 Hilda Street, Station Road, Ossett Yorks



Susan Report 11 Jul 2008 19:46

Hi Lesley,
Thanks for looking re W. Downey. It probably sounds awful but I was hoping not only to learn more about Wlliam but also the family in general. Those of you researching Irish ancestors will understand what I mean. Thanks again.


Gigi Report 11 Jul 2008 20:56

Hi Lesley,

Could you see if you can find:

Maurice Harry Hunt b 1890 Gentleshaw Staffs son of George & Martha Jane Hunt. He survived WW1.

Thanks in advance,



LesleyC Report 11 Jul 2008 21:06


British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
about John H Hatherillo
Name: John H Hatherillo
Regiment or Corps: Middlesex Regiment, Labour Corps
Regimental number: 4877, 171451

Rank: Private
British & Victory Medals gained.

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
about John Henry Hatherillo
Name: John Henry Hatherillo
Residence : 5 Station Road, Twickenham
Regiment Name: Labour Cor??
Regiment Number: 4877
Document Year: 1915

Signed up for 4 years service or Duration of War in the Labour Corp on 15th June 1915.

Religious Denomination: Catholic
Demobbed on 31st March 1920
Birthplace: Notting Hill, London
Occupation: Actor
It also states he transferred to Kings Liverpool Regiment on 1st February 1917 and his regiment number was 61349.
Height: 5ft 3 inches
He was discharged due to Poor eyesight.

It also mentions a Henrietta Mareon Hatherillo born 22nd October 1911 in Twickenham. It also mentions 2 daughters but the document is very water damaged so is quite illegible.

Home: 15.06.1915 to 17.07.1915
Gibraltar: 18.07.1915 to 23.08.1915
Home: 24.08.1915



LesleyC Report 11 Jul 2008 21:08


Only the medals rolls I'm afraid

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
about Thomas S Waldon
Name: Thomas S Waldon
Regiment or Corps: East Kent Regiment, Royal West Kent Regiment
Regimental number: G/14120, G/38565

Rank: Private
British & Victory Medals



LesleyC Report 11 Jul 2008 21:13

Betty Boo

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
about James Erly
Name: James Erly
Regiment or Corps: Northumberland Fusiliers
Regimental number: 14054

Rank: Private
British & Victory Medals
1915 Star

Served in France - Went overseas 16th Jan 1915

Killed in Action

Casualty Details
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 24/05/1915
Service No: 14054
Additional information: Son of Margaret Erly, of 5, Hilda St., Station Rd., Ossett, Yorks., and the late James Erly.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 8 and 12.



LesleyC Report 11 Jul 2008 21:16


Only the Medal Roll I'm afraid

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
about Maurice Hunt
Name: Maurice Hunt
Regiment or Corps: South Staffordshire Regiment
Regimental number: 42157

Rank: Private
British & Victory Medals



Sarah Report 11 Jul 2008 21:17

Hi Lesley

Please could you see if you could find my Gt Grandfather Patrick McDonald, Private 19959 Wiltshire regiment born 1874 Birmingham, parents Roger and Bridget McDonald.

Many thanks, appreciate your help


its only me

its only me Report 11 Jul 2008 21:19

Hi Lesley can you look up Charles Henry Perry born 1880-died 1964. wiltshire regiment ww1.service number 33299. father Jonathan Perry.

thank you very much if you can do this for me


Teresa Report 11 Jul 2008 21:20

Hi. Could you please look up details of my gt.Uncle John Michael Marsh born 1881 in Blackburn to Edward and Ann Marsh.He was in KOSB 2nd Btln,No 7633. Died 14th October 1914.We know he fought in the Boar War and had been servin for about 13 years before going to France with the BEF. Thank you. Teresa