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army cyclist corps WW1

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sandra Report 8 Aug 2018 21:45

Does anyone know where I can find a list of recruits? I am looking for more details of a "William Harrington, Pte. no. 12832"
In 1918, I believe, he is living at 14 Herschell Road, Lewisham.


KathleenBell Report 9 Aug 2018 00:00

I can't find any records for him in Findmypast's military records but 70% of WW1 records were destroyed in a fire.

Is this him in the 1911 census? :-

1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
48b Wastdale Road Forest Hill, Lewisham, London & Kent, England

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Birth place Occupation

William Hillier Head Married Male 22 1889 London Peckham General Labourer
Ada Hillier Wife Married Female 23 1888 London Forest Hill
Doris Hillier Daughter - Female 3 1908 London Forest Hill
William Hillier Son - Male 2 1909 London Forest Hill
Stanley Hillier Son - Male 0 1911 London Forest Hill
William Harrington Brother Single Male 25 1886 Stotfold Bedford General Labourer<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

This address isn't too far from Herschell Road.

Kath. x


ErikaH Report 26 Aug 2018 14:45

Name: Ada Harrington
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 7 Mar 1901
Marriage Place: Register Office Lewisham Town
Document Year: 1915
Residence Place: 49 Ewart Rd, Forest Hill SE
Relationship to Soldier: Spouse
Form Title: Descriptive Report Enlistment
Family Members:
Name Relation to Soldier
William Henry Hillier Self (Head)
Ada Harrington Spouse
Doris Winifred Hillier Child
William Jesse Hillier Child
Stanley George Patrick Hillier Child
Robert John Hillier Child
Victor Frederick Hillier Child


ErikaH Report 26 Aug 2018 14:45


Name: Ada Hanington
Gender: Female
Age: 4
Relationship: Daughter
Birth Year: 1887
Father: John Hanington
Mother: Clara Hanington
Birth Place: Forest Hill, Kent, England
Civil Parish: Lewisham
Residence Place: Forest Hill, Lewisham, London, England
Sub registration district: Sydenham
ED, Institution or Vessel: 22
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 525
Folio: 161
Household Members:
Name Age
John Hanington 26
Clara Hanington 27
William Hanington 5
Ada Hanington 4


ErikaH Report 26 Aug 2018 14:56

Marriages Jun 1885 (>99%)
Harrington John William Biggleswade 3b 624
Wilshere Clara Jane Biggleswade 3b 624

GRO Reference: 1887 M Quarter in LEWISHAM Volume 01D Page 1200

Born before his mother married

GRO Reference: 1885 J Quarter in BIGGLESWADE Volume 03B Page 367


AustinQ Report 27 Aug 2018 08:27

He's still at the same address in 1927:

14 Herschell Road
Walter Cornelius Waddingham
Clara Waddingham
William Harrington
Frank Loader
Amy Loader

Marriages Sep 1919
Harrington Clara Waddingham Lewisham 1d 2882
Waddingham Walter C Harrington Lewisham 1d 2882

Clara's death:
Name: Clara Waddingham
Death Age: 65
Birth Date: abt 1863
Registration Date: Mar 1928
Registration district: Lewisham
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1d Page: 1350