Military Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

WW1 medals - regt. numbers

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


KathleenBell Report 31 Oct 2019 21:23

Is this his marriage? :-

First name(s) CHARLES A
Last name HOLLOCKS
Marriage quarter 4
Marriage year 1925
Registration month -
MarriageFinder ™

CHARLES A HOLLOCKS married one of these people

Winifred E Bell

Spouse's last name Bell
District Southwark
District number -
County London
Country England
Volume 1D
Volume as transcribed 1D
Page number 76
Record set England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005

If so then this is his death :-

First name(s) CHARLES A
Last name HOLLOCKS
Gender Male
Birth day -
Birth month -
Birth year 1897
Age 69
Death quarter 1
Death year 1966
District Bromley
County Kent
Volume 5A
Page 446
Country England
Record set England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007

and probate record:-

First name(s) Charles Alfred
Last name Hollocks
Death year 1963
Death date 21 Jan 1963 (on image it says 1966)
Probate year 1966
Probate date 29 Apr 1966
Registry London
Registry county London
Country England
Record set England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1960-2019

The image reads:-

Charles Alfred Hollocks of 7 Wirrall House, Wells Park Road, Sydenham, London died 21st January 1966 at Grove Park Hospital, Lee London. Administration London 29th April to Winifred Elizabeth Emily Hollocks, widow £3736.

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 31 Oct 2019 21:05

Charles in the 1911 census:-

1911 Census For England & Wales
4 Church Row Sudbury Suffolk, Sudbury, Suffolk, England

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

Frederick Walker Head Married Male 60 1851 Cocoa Mat Maker Lavenham Suffolk
Lucy Walker Wife Married Female 66 1845 - Preston Suffolk
Fanny Hollocks Daughter Single Female 38 1873 - Preston Suffolk
Lily Hollocks Daughter Single Female 19 1892 Corset Maker Lavenham Suffolk
Charles Hollocks Son Single Male 14 1897 Shop Assistant Lavenham Suffolk<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Mabel Hollocks Daughter Single Female 8 1903 School Sudbury Suffolk
Ruby Hollocks Daughter Single Female 3 1908 At Home Sudbury Suffolk
Grace Hollocks Daughter - Female 0 1911 At Home Sudbury Suffolk
Muriel Hollocks Boarder Single Female 13 1898 Silk Winder London

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 31 Oct 2019 21:00

If your friend hasn't already got it then this is his birth reference:-

First name(s) CHARLES ALFRED
Last name HOLLOCKS
Birth year 1896
Birth quarter 3
Registration month -
Mother's maiden name -
District Cosford
County Suffolk
Country England
Volume 4A
Page 763
Record set England & Wales Births 1837-2006

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 31 Oct 2019 20:56

I have sent you the images from the army records by private message.

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 31 Oct 2019 20:39

Have found his service records with his second army number:-

First name(s) Charles Alfred
Last name Hollocks
Age 19
Birth year 1896
Birth county Suffolk
Birth country England
Service number 60161
Regiment Labour Corps
Unit / Battalion 729th Labour Company
Year 1915
Series WO 363
Series description Wo 363 - First World War Service Records 'Burnt Documents'
The National Archives
Record set British Army Service Records

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 31 Oct 2019 19:01

This is the record of his medal awards and gives his second army number:-

First name(s) Charles A
Last name Hollock
Year 1914-20
Service number 16264, 60161
Second service number 60161
Rank Private,Private
Second rank Private
Regiment Royal Fusiliers, Labour Corps
Second corps Labour Corps
Service record Soldier Number: 16264, Rank: Private, Corps: Royal Fusiliers
Second service record Soldier Number: 60161, Rank: Private, Corps: Labour Corps
Image link
Country Great Britain
Medal type British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
Archive reference WO372/10
Archive reference description Campaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
Record set Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards
Category Military, armed forces & conflict

Kath. x


sandra Report 31 Oct 2019 18:09

My friend has WW1 medals which she believes are her grandfather's. The edge of the medal says "Charles A Hollocks, Royal Fusiliers, no. 16264". I can find no trace of a "Hollocks/16264" combination and this is more confused by my friend not knowing her Grandfather's middle name! Have tried Forces War Records, but no luck.