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tony paley
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A nearby neighbour, knowing of my interest in WW1, has asked me if I could obtain any information about her Grandfather and his brother. Unfortunately all she could tell me was their names and that they were from London. No idea of unit or photographs, and that they served in WW1 as soldiers.

a) Charles William LANEY

B) Ernest Laney

a difficult task but I would be grateful for any help.

Tony P

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Any idea where in London they lived or rough year of birth? There is a C Laney shown as aged over 40 in 1911 census so that would appear to rule him out. There is a mic for CW Laney showing Royal Berkshire Regiment.

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John Boy,

Many thanks for the quick reply, no I did ask for as much information as I could get but that's all. The C W Laney MIC looks promising though. Again thanks for you efforts.

Tony P

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There was a Charles Joseph William Laney, b1897 with a brother Ernest John Laney, b.1899, living at 4 Windsor Road Cricklewood on the 1911 census.

Ernest was 19017 Royal Irish Fusiliers and 146838 RHA and 62023 RFC (looks complicated).

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A nearby neighbour, knowing of my interest in WW1, has asked me if I could obtain any information about her Grandfather and his brother. Unfortunately all she could tell me was their names and that they were from London. No idea of unit or photographs, and that they served in WW1 as soldiers.

a) Charles William LANEY

B) Ernest Laney

a difficult task but I would be grateful for any help.

Tony P

Did they both survive ?

Craig

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John Boy,

Many thanks for the quick reply, no I did ask for as much information as I could get but that's all. The C W Laney MIC looks promising though. Again thanks for you efforts.

Tony P

I think that you need to check their full names and the address given by IPT. The MiC alone is not conclusive.

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Thanks for all the information I will pass on the details. The information regarding Cricklewood seems promising. Looks like further research is required. Again many thanks for your efforts.

Tony P

Did they both survive ?

Craig

[/quoteApparently Yes.

Tony P

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Hi Tony and all

Ernest John Laney signed up under age, had been a Sgt Major in the 1st Cadet Battalion Sussex Yeomanry. His Service Records and a host of letters is available on Ancestry.

Regards Barry

The 1911 census is the correct one, His father Joseph William and his mother split up and his father went back to Ireland. Ernest then went to stay with his mother. The letters on the file explain everything

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Inspector,

Many thanks for your assistance.

Tony P

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I can add that Ernest John Laney belonged to a group of men, 150 strong, who were transferred from the RFA 29th Reserve Battery in 5b Reserve Brigade (which I understand was based in Ireland at the time) to the 3rd Reserve Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers on 17th June 1916. This group of men were re-numbered upon transferring to the RIF with numbers from around 18986 to 19130.

The men in this group (who were either Derby Scheme men or conscripts) had originally joined the No 4 RFA Depot at Woolwich before being posted to the 29th Res Bty on 10/06/1916.

Regards

Russ

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