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Wellington Journal and Shrewsbury News 08/14-03/15

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As I am researching the lives of former pupils of Wrekin College killed in WW1 I'd be grateful of copies of Charles Steward, Arthur Price & Victor Snelson of the KSLI. Do you know the battalion for Price?


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Jeremy.


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David Malone

Hi Neil

 

Would you have the photo of Evans, Audley. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1914 by any chance as I believe he is my great grand father. Any help you could provide would be appreciated.

 

Many thanks

 

David Malone

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Hywyn

David

Welcome to the Forum. I can't help you with a photo but, given that you state you only believe he's your great grandfather, I can provide a little bit more detail to assist.

 

The only Audley Evans in RWF was 9694 Audley Evans who enlisted 13th November 1907 aged 19yrs in RWF. During the war he served with 1st Battalion in France 4 10 1914 to 21 10 1914 when he was wounded and sent back to UK. France again 2 2 1915 to 20 3 1915 when he returned to UK again (reason not known) and then France & Italy from 12 5 1915 to 19 2 1919. As well as the 'trio' of campaign medals he  received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Croix de Guerre (Italy) and was Mentioned in Despatches. In the 1920 renumbering excesise he was renumbered to 4178931 and died of Heat Stroke in India (1st Bn) as Colour Sgt on 4 7 1923.

He married Mary Clancy in Dublin 29 4 1915. Two daughters, Mary Johanna born Dublin 9 12 1919 and Patricia Gertrude born Lucknow 19 3 1921.

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David Malone

Thank you so much :) that is my great grandfather alright Patricia was my granny and she was born in Lucknow. I really appreciate your help my father will be delighted with the information.

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David Malone

This is a fantastic forum does anyone know where I might access the despatches that mention my great grandfather Audley Evans ?

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Hywyn

I stand to be corrected but I don't think that the actual despatches are available. It'd be prudent to verify/debunk this though and someone more knowledgable hopefully will come along to do that. (Edit: See below link to gallantry awards)

 

Meanwhile here are the relevant London/Edinburgh Gazette entries for the three awards. You'll have to page back in each to get the 'header'

MiD

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31106/supplement/281

 

C de G

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/13446/page/1734

 

MSM

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31372/page/6944

 

In terms of campaign medals he got

 

1914 Star... with clasp/rose

British War Medal

Victory Medal

 

Given the post war service in India I'd have expected an Indian General Service Medal but I can't readily find a reference to it.

 

This explains the campaign medals

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/how-to-research-a-soldier/campaign-medal-records/the-british-campaign-medals-for-the-great-war/

 

This explains the gallantry medals (note the hyperlink in the MiD section)

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/how-to-research-a-soldier/records-of-gallantry-and-bravery-awards/the-british-gallantry-and-bravery-awards-of-the-great-war/

 

This explains the  Croix de Guerre

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/how-to-research-a-soldier/foreign-awards-and-decorations-to-british-soldiers/

 

You have the dates he was in France (1st Bn went to Italy in Nov 1917) so you might want to splash out about 3 quid and download the 1st Battalion War Diary for France.

There are quite a few lengthy list for the earlier months so you might find a refrence to him in one of those. He was wounded on 19 10 1914 (will explain later on)

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7352442

 

Their  War Diary for the Italian theatre has not been digitised but here's the National Archives reference

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_srt=1&_ep=WO+95/4226&_dss=range&_ro=any&_hb=tna

 

The RWF Archives are now held at Wrexham County Archives. In the RWF Archives are the post 1920 enlistment book and it is from his entry in this book that I made the notes which I provided in the previous post. Also there are the 1st Battalion Casualty Books and it is this book that provided the date for the Oct 1914 wounding. You might want to consider visitin/contacting the Archives to view or possibly obtain copies of his entries.

 

As he served post war his file should be at the MoD. You may want to explore the possibilties of obtaining a copy. There is a cost involved (about £30 I think) and may take some months. Be sure to provide the seven digit number. Here's the link. Scroll to the appropriate section

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records

 

 

 

 

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David Malone

Thank you very much for all this information I will follow up the contacts you have given above - I really appreciate all the help you provided :) 

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Guest

Any info on Albert Colley from Wellington killed in action about 1916 husband of Kate Colley nee Mundy

 

 

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  Apologies for contacting you years after the initial postings on this theme but I seek information from Brigadier-General NeilEvans.

    I was recently in the graveyard at Calverhall church Shropshire when i came across a memorial cross to the memory of:    

                 William Edward Morris, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Wounds in France, September 21st 1916.

  I notice Neil has a photograph of a William Edward Morris from The Wellington Journal and Shrewsbury News. I wonder if this is the same man?

       Could I ask for as much information on this soldier as you have along with the photograph and perhaps advice on how I can research his records.

                       I trust you are still out there and look forward to your reply.

                                                                 Thank You

                                                                    Abe 

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Guest

Hello Neil

 

Apologies - I didn't follow protocol and pm'd you yesterday. I'm looking for information on Pte Leban (aka Lebon) James of West Felton serving with Lancashire Fusilliers who died in Greece in 1916. He's the great uncle of a work colleague who does not have internet access. 

 

Thanks in advance

 

Regards

 

Martin

 

 

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Guest

Hello, please could you display the photo of Davies (Frank Arthur) Coldstream Guards 1915. Many Thanks.

P.S. If anyone has any information or photos of him it would be greatly appreciated.

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Additional information

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Coldstreamer

if you mean Frank Arthur Davies 11513 his papers are available on ancestry

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Guest

Neil

 

My great uncle William Fletcher 19073 5th battalion KSLI died of wounds in Amiens. I researched when doing family history and visited his grave twice. I was desperate for a photograph but never found one. Do you have a photograph of him, I would be so pleased to receive one!  Graham@hashem.karoo.co.uk

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Grammar mistake

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Guest

Dear Sir

 My Great Grandfather was James Dorricott. Who served with the King's Shropshire Light Infantry 1915. I would be much obligated if you have any information on him

 

Best Regards

 

 

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Guest melcoo

Hi,

 

I was wondering if you had a photo or news clipping for Pte Thomas Cooper, 6713 (2nd Btn, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry)

He died on 9th May 1915.

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Martyn Gibson

Hi there just found your post and would appreciate any pictures of men who served with the Monmouthshire Regiment and of the battalions.

 

Thank you in anticipation.

 

Martyn

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Ken Lees
On 28/09/2009 at 20:17, NeilEvans said:

Bodenham, Cecil. King's Liverpool Regiment 1914

 

I note that Neil hasn't been on the forum for quite a while, so I hope all is well with him.

 

Cecil Bodenham, born at Much Wenlock, was serving in the 9th King's Liverpool Regiment when he was killed at Guillemont on 12th August, 1916.

 

I would appreciate a photo of him, if possible.

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Chris Jones Oswestry

Hi 

If this link is still open I would be grateful for any picture or information on Jones E and Jones H of the KSLI. I have a picture of Jones E and would like to confirm it is the same person. I think that Jones H would be his brother, my g grandfather. I have his Service No as 25210.

Many thanks in advance.

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Karen Mason

Hi 

 

can you you send me a picture of 

 

Fletcher, William. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 1914

 

he was my relative... he was the Brother of my Great Grandfather  Arthur Fletcher who served with the RAPC during WWI..

 

william has brothers namely

John (served France 1916)

james

Herbert

Thomas

 

John had 2 sons who both served in WW2.. Denis (RE) served Sword Beach on DDay.. Sydney (Royal Marine) killed in action 1/11/44 when his landing craft was torpedoed 

 

if you you have any information about his brothers that would be great

 

many thanks 

Karen 

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