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Frank (Ellams) c1366


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Frank 1913 -1916

No. c1366

Transport Section L'pool Rifles

postcard from Redhill Surrey

6th KLR

possible surname Ellams

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Where are you getting the number C1366 from?

On the back of the pc it is written above the address. From Transport Section L'pool Rifles Redhill Surrey to Seaforth L'pool. I have other pc's but it takes me ages to 'make them small' to send to the forum. I am learning as fast as I can!

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The 1/6th and subsequently the 2/6th and 3/6th battalions of the King's (Liverpool) Regiment were known as the Rifles. However, I cannot find any connection with Redhill in Surrey. The 2/6th do have a connection with South East England, namely Margate, Aldershot and Woking.

I cannot find a soldier called Frank or Francis with the number 1366 in the KLR.

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Hi,

6 KLR were stationed at Redhill in 1914 - as proof the following is from the 2/6 KLR History 'on November 4th [1914] a draft of 240 men left for Redhill to join the 1/6th Battalion', and the soldier is likely to be 240162/1366 - Roland Frank Baddeley. PM me for a little more information.

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Excellent; unfortunately I do not have a copy of the regimental history. I was working from British Regiments 1914-1918 by Brigadier E.A. James who doesn't mention Redhill. I am a little disappointed as I always thought it was a superb reference book but now I find that it has a gap.

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Excellent; unfortunately I do not have a copy of the regimental history. I was working from British Regiments 1914-1918 by Brigadier E.A. James who doesn't mention Redhill. I am a little disappointed as I always thought it was a superb reference book but now I find that it has a gap.

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Frank on horseback. He writes from Redhill to 'May'in Seaforth saying he is off to Sevenoaks 12 Oct 1914, another pc 15th Sept. 1914 from Redhill/

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Rowland Frank BADDELEY (born Leek Q2 1896, but living in Crosby by 1911) married Ella May BELL (b W.Derby Q2 1891) in W.Derby district Q4 1922.

Ella's family were living at 3 Portelet Road, West Derby, Liverpool, in 1911. Her father was American.

Rowland died in Wirral in 1960, Ella May in Surrey in 1976.

Adrian

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Rowland Frank BADDELEY (born Leek Q2 1896, but living in Crosby by 1911) married Ella May BELL (b W.Derby Q2 1891) in W.Derby district Q4 1922.

Ella's family were living at 3 Portelet Road, West Derby, Liverpool, in 1911. Her father was American.

Rowland died in Wirral in 1960, Ella May in Surrey in 1976.

Adrian

Looks like this is a positive find?

'Frank' must have been writing to a 'sweetheart' in 1914, May Olivia O Ellams, born in 1897 Waterloo. Daughter of Thomas and Helena O Ellams of Claremont Rd. Seaforth. (relates to the postcards).

Looks as if May died unmarried in 1987.

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Looks interesting but I expect you all know this!

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