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Lookups for World War 1 Records (2)

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The Mushroom

The Mushroom Report 15 Sep 2008 09:16

Hi Lesley

If you are still doing look ups- I was wondering if you could do one for me please.
I have a Robert Platts born 1894 Coleorton (son of Robert & Frances) who was when he married 5/5/1915 a private with the 3rd battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) he was posted to 1st battalion 14.12.1915 and by the birth of his daughter 6/2/1920 was a corporal Royal Engineers residing Doe Lea,Ault Hucknal.
I have some notes to say he was a sapper- Reg no's. 18664,281126 and 309845????
Bit confused there!
He then disappears, any thoughts?
Thank you


Barbara Report 11 Sep 2008 20:17

Hi Lesley
Can you please look up anything on my Grandfather James Winchester b 1882 edinburgh.
he was in the r g a. Bombadier.
army no 69004. i think he joined up in elgin morayshire.
Kind Regards Barbara.


Pappa Report 9 Sep 2008 09:54

Hi Leslie,
Thanks for the info on Edward George Cottingham,

Much appreciated.....Tim


Iwan Report 5 Sep 2008 20:33

Hi Lesley, i am after a William John Roberts, Regtl No 11015 of the South Wales Borderers later RWF and died in Caernarvon. His medal card could also include the Regtl no E/11015.

Thanks in advance



Simon Report 5 Sep 2008 19:58

Hi Lesley

I found this info on my Great Grandfather and wonder if their is anything else. It would be much appreciated.

The National Roll of Honour of the Great War:-

“GALE, S.R., Corporal, MGC
Volunteering in 1915, he was drafted overseas two months later, and during his service on the Western Front, took part in the important battles of Ypres, Festubert, the Somme, Arras, Bullecourt, Messines, Lens, Cambrai, Havrincourt and the Aisne. He remained in France until February 1919 when he was demobilised, holding the 1914-15 Star and the General Service and Victory Medals.
76 Paget St, Rochdale Road, Manchester. Z10591

Corporal Gale’s full name was Sydney Rowland Gale. He was born on the 24th February 1886 at 67 Choir St, Broughton, Salford, Lancs.

His two younger brothers William and Victor both died in WW1

I also believe Wilfred Gale born 1895 perished but I have found no records.


Patricia Report 5 Sep 2008 19:33

Hi Lesley

My grandfather Robert Douglas Hellier was apparently in the Suffolk Regmt. but was transferred to the Royal West Kent Regmt and was listed as a corporal according to his first marriage certificate to my grandmother his address was Fort Garland Chatham. On this certificate his fathers name is down as Alfred although on another record he was listed as Sidney. The first marriage was in 1915
and his wife was Mabel.

Please can you give me any further details we were always told he was born in Canada but have no evidence.



Linda Report 4 Sep 2008 10:34

Hi Lesley

Thank you for your kind offer.

Could you possibly have a look for Robert Gilmour Paterson, who served with the Royal Scots, and his brother, James Hall Paterson (regiment unknown)?

Many thanks, Lesley.



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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 4 Sep 2008 07:21

Thanks for that Lesley.

I wonder if you could tell me if the medals for Walter John Penycate were ever issued?

Many thanks,



dogsB Report 4 Sep 2008 06:10

hi im sorry this is all I have on my grandad Alfred James Ritchie ,born Dec 1892 Woolworth London ,possible lied about age he was in the blues house hold carvery queens guards[spelling not good] . Married miss larking had daughter Jessie 1916 . Alfred left with out permission because wife died 1928 ,got in major trouble put in glass house. He married again in 1930 to Florence Robinson Stepney. died 1958. fathers name also Alfred J Ritchie, born Scotland around 1872 . Mother of my grandad chandler before grandad lived at 34 Arnold Rd , Dagenham Essex in 1940 .He's buried in St Michael ,Averley Essex wife She was born 31/7/1900 died 1966, birth place 4 conder street limehouse. massive job for you possible! but any help gratefully received. waiting patiently karon Ps found out he was in india in around the time of his first wife's death


LesleyC Report 3 Sep 2008 19:32


British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
about Frank M Wise
Name: Frank M Wise
Regiment or Corps: Rifle Brigade
Regimental number: 3341

Rank: Private

Victory Medal
British Medal
1915 star
(Next to this states Returned (1743 K.R) Adt I have put an explanation of this below:

Kings Regulations (1912) para 1743 states:

"Medals which, at the end of 10 years, still remain unclaimed, will be sent to ... the deputy director of ordnance stores, Royal Dockyard (Medal Branch), Woolwich ... to be broken up."

However as the letters ADT follow this this means that they were returned to Woolwich for adjustments and then returned to the soldier

Silver War Badge: (a soldier was only awarded this medal if he was wounded whilst serving)

Theatre of War: France
Date of Entry: 20th December 1914



LesleyC Report 3 Sep 2008 19:22

Portland Rose

Yes you can tell if Medals were issued and also if they were taken back and the reason they were taken back.



LesleyC Report 3 Sep 2008 19:21


Can't find any service Records or Pension records for Edward George Cottingham Junior but have found his fathers service records.

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
about Edward George Cottingham
Name: Edward George Cottingham
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1868
Residence : 121 Sandhurst St, Lpl
Regiment Name: Royal Engineers
Regiment Number: 371469
Document Year: 1918

Trade or Calling: Telegraphist
In 1918 he was 50 years & 8 months old

Next of Kin: Wife - Mary Alice Cottingham of same address:

Marriage Details: Mary Alice Lamont (Spinster)
Married in Liverpool on 12th July 1892

Thats all I'm afraid.

I also have found a Medal Record for Edward G Cottingham which doesn't have anything to do with the service record above so it could be Edward Juniors

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
about Edward G Cottingham
Name: Edward G Cottingham
Regiment or Corps: Army Cyclist Corps
Regimental number: 8953

Rank: Corporal and then Sergeant

British Medal
Victory Medal
1915 Star

Theatre of War: France
Date of Entry to france: 08th November 1915


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 3 Sep 2008 04:21

Hi Lesley,

Can you tell whether medals were actually issued or not?



Pappa Report 3 Sep 2008 03:17

Hi, i am looking for the 1st WW Records for a Edward George Cottingham brn 1896 Liverpool,the son of Edward G Cottingham and Alice Lamont.

Can you help?

Best wishes...Tim,


LesleyC Report 2 Sep 2008 19:33


There is only 1 George Knagg in the Medal Rolls in the Lancashire Regiment but he was killed in action.



LesleyC Report 2 Sep 2008 19:30


Nothing for the Skelton's I'm afraid.



Shannette Report 2 Sep 2008 12:46

Sorry Lesley but it was Claude Fred not Charles.What a coincidence though .


Andrew Report 2 Sep 2008 09:25


Can you please look up one of my Great Grand Fathers? his name was George William Knagg born c1880 I believe in Manchester, his parents are William and Mary, he Married Emma Lousia Sapseid




LesleyC Report 1 Sep 2008 23:05


British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
about Claude Charles Clare
Name: Claude Charles Clare
Residence : 26 Compton Bldgs Clerkenwell
Regiment Name: Honourable Artillery Company
Regiment Number: M16
Document Year: 1916

Occupation: Musician

Places Served:

Home: 1916 to 1917
France: 1917 to 1918
Italy: 1918 to 1919
Home: 1919 to 1919

Rank: Private

Born: 1873

Married: Emily Sarah Gledhill @ Christchurch, Battersea, Surrey on 05th March 1903.


Emily Jane : 25.10.04
Molly or Milly Dorothy: 04.02.07
Catherine Gledhill: 28.07.09
Ernest Charles: 07.06.12

All children christened at St Pauls Church

Height: 5ft 10"



Iris Report 31 Aug 2008 23:42

Hi Lesley,
Could you see if you can find

Ernest William Cook born c1901 - Mitcham, Surrey (he survived the war)

parents Ernest and Emily Cook

Thanks Iris (B.C. Canada)