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Felton (NOT 'Tetton') Edmunds, 235609, RWF


Bernard_Lewis
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This chap has a pretty unhelpful MIC on Ancestry. No service record I can see. No RWF battalion. No date of entry to theatre.

 

He was my wife's granddad, worked on the railways (Cardiff, Neath) post-war. Married to Elsie Buckley. Died 1955 and I've seen his probate entry.

 

Anyone come across him in their RWF researches? Family war memories record a leg wound that left a disability and a gassing...but nothing else.

 

Bernard

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He has a silver war badge record

 

Felton

Last name Edmunds

Service number 235609

Rank Lance Corporal

Badge number B168045

Enlistment date 09-Dec-1915

Discharge date 06-Mar-1919

Regiment/unit R. W. F. Regs.

Cause of discharge Army Order 29/19 Para 392 (16) King's Regulation

Whether served overseas Yes

Badge date of issue 09-May-1919

Age on discharge 22

Record set Silver War Badge Roll 1914-1920

 

**this is the card you're seeing as an MiC record

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According to the (limited) version I have of the medal roll, and not the one on websites such as Ancestry or FindMyPast, his BWM/Victory pair was first earned as Private 201852 in the Monmouthshire Regiment, transferring to the 14th Battalion RWF.  Very possibly he was switched while in the Base depot after landing, along with others - the men around him in the RWF numerical sequence came from the Monmouths and went to the 14th RWF.  

 

There's no note of his being "off the strength" on the roll, eg. as a casualty who had to pass through the Base en route to "Depot", or attached to another formation.  If he's on a wounded list, member Hywyn would likely have a note of that.  

 

Clive

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He is indeed on a casualty list namely RWF wounded list in War Office Weekly list for 8 10 1918. You'll know that there's usualy 4 to 6 weeks from event to list publication so wounded sometime beginning September. He's on as Edmunds with next of kin placename as Cardiff.

 

I agree with Clive i.e he's gone over as a Mons Regt man, gone to IBD and been transferred to RWF posted 14th Bn. I make this as happening mid August 1917.

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Felton Edmunds married an Elsie Kate Bucknell in Q1 1917 in Cardiff. - FMP link.

 

In 1939 they lived at 23 Harle Street , Neath M.B., Glamorganshire, Wales. - FMP Link

 

There are 8 other family members living at the address.

 

Felton Edmunds DoB on the register is 24 June 1893. So an error on his SWB as being 22 years old?

 

Elsie Kate Edmunds DoB is given as 18 May 1896.

 

Now under FELTON HUNT there are two school admissions on FMP.

 

Felton

Last name Hunt

Birth year 1893

Birth date 01 Jun 1893

Event year 1899

School name Abertillery Church School (Infants)

Town Abertillery

County Monmouthshire

Country Wales

Parent name(s) William

Book type Admissions

Archive Gwent Archives

 

Also this one:

 

Felton

Last name Hunt

Birth year 1893

Birth date18 Jun 1893

Event year 1899

School name Park Street School (Infants), Cross Keys

Town Cross Keys

County Monmouthshire

Country Wales

Parent name(s) William Hunt

Book type Admissions

Archive reference CEA48/12

Folio / page no.-

Archive Gwent Archives

Record set National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914

Category Education & work

Subcategory Schools & education

Collections from Great Britain, Wales

 

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There's a 1911 census for Felton Hunt - FMP link. Aged 17 and a Builders Merchant Clerk

 

Living at; 216 Inverness Place Roath Cardiff, Cardiff, Glamorganshire

 

 

William - Father and Annie - Mother, plus 7 siblings.

 

Ancestry link to 1911 Census

 

Ancestry link to 1901 Census

 

A Felton Edmunds was registered for birth in Newport in 1893.

 

a Felton Edmunds was registered for death in Neath in June 1955. His probate record is here.

 

 

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Thank you all. 

 

The property in Harle Street, Neath, was still in the family until a few years ago.

 

Bernard

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Why did he use Hunt and then Edmunds, do you know?

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Good question! At some point the family may have gone by Hunt-Edmunds but later some went by Hunt, others by Edmunds. He seems to have used both! 

 

My wife's aunt may know so I'll check.

 

Bernard

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