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Lieut Harry Victor Carley - 7th Bn Norfolk Regiment

Neil Mackenzie

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Further to my other post on HB Banks I am researching the Whitgift Middle (now Trinity School, Croydon) school's war memorial. From a list of Old Boys serving in the War that was published in the Old Boys magazine I have a couple of men who I believe died in the war and are commemorated on CWGC but who are not on the School Memorial. I would like to get them added along with 2 further men who I have been able to prove attended the School and died in the War.

One of these is listed in the magazine as HV Carley although his unit is not given.

There is a Lieutenant Harry Victor Carley on CWGC of 7th Bn, Norfolk Regiment who died 14/10/1915 and is buried in Choques Military Cemetery. According to CWGC his brother lived in Croydon

The book 'Croydon and the Great War' lists this man so I know he was a Croydon lad but his former school is not listed.

I am reasonably confident that this is one and the same man but I have not been able to prove it conclusively and wondered if anyone could help. I have looked at his file at Kew (WO 339/34056) but his application to the OCU is not given - this usually lists the man's former school.

Does anyone have access to Ruvigney's to see if the information in there or can suggest another way of confirming the link - I have tried local newspaper archives for the period shortly after his death.

Many thanks.


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HENRY VICTOR CARLEY Regiment, Corps etc

Norfolk Regiment


7th Battalion



Christian Name

Henry Victor





2/LT (TP)

Died Date


Died How

Died of wounds

Supplementary Notes

This is all it says on Ruvignys


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Neil, The following is written on his Medal Index Card :- MRS H V CARLEY (WIDOW) C/O G C CARLEY ESQ 55 CANNING RD, CROYDEN, SURREY. Ralph. ( Norfolk Regt on card )

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His MIC gives the same address

Mrs H V Carley (widow)

c/o G C Carley Esq

55 Canning Rd




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Ellie and Ralph

Thanks for taking the trouble to reply.


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Ancestry gives his birth as 1887 June Qtr Croydon, Surrey.

Name: Henry V Carley

Age: 4

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887

Relation: Son

Father's Name: Samuel

Mother's Name: Sarah S G

Gender: Male

Where born: Croydon, Surrey, England

Civil Parish: Croydon

Ecclesiastical parish: St Saviour

County/Island: Surrey

Country: England

Street address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View Image

Registration district: Croydon

Sub registration district: Croydon

ED, institution, or vessel: 26

Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members: Name Age

Edith M Carley 19

George C Carley 21

Gertrude F Carley 9

Grace I Carley 17

Henry V Carley 4

Kate L Carley 8

Samuel Carley 45

Sarah S G Carley 36

William S G Carley 10

Lucy E Gardner 15

Married to Mary McCallum Dec Qtr 1914 Elham, Kent

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Hi Neil , hate to say it Im a Croydon boy and my nephew at this time attends Whitgift , Canning rd I know well in Addiscombe, if you need any look ups on ancestry please feel free to ask

regards Dave

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