Military Records – Army, Navy and R.A.F

Below is an index of the 122 Military personnel that I have identified in my family history. Most are WWI soldiers, but the list does cover 500 years of family history and so includes family present during the Spanish Armada, The English Civil War, Culloden, Waterloo, Trafalgar, the Crimean, WW2 and the Boer War.

The list also includes 23 soldiers and 1 civilian who died as a direct result of conflict and war.

 

John George Woods (1893 – 1915) 

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Private 2982, Durham Light Infantry 1st/6th Bn

Killed during the 2nd battle of Ypres – 26 April 1915

2nd great-uncle

In Memory of John George Woods

Hill 37, Ypres Salient

Ernest James Janes (1888 – 1942)

Private 28299, Norfolk Regiment 2nd Bn

great-grandfather

The Biography of Ernest James Janes of Maldon, Essex – My Great Grandfather

Mary Ann Janes (1864 – 1943) 

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Civilian Death

Killed during the blitz of Maldon, Heybridge – 11 January 1943

2nd great-aunt

11 January 1943 – Germany Bombs Maldon.

Ernest Sidney Hume (1887 – 1954)

Private 029136, Army Service Corps / Horse

1st cousin 2x removed

Stanley Hume (1889 – 1955)

Private 272608, Royal Navy

1st cousin, 2x removed

Arthur Christopher Hume (1897 – 1963)

Private 5204, Royal Air Force

19 Squad / 141 Squad

1st cousin, 2x removed

William Norman Hume (1900 – 1995)

Private 171085, Duke of Cambridge’s own (Middlesex) Regiment

1st Cousin, 2x removed

Isaac William Hume (1869 – 1914)

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Chief Stoker (R.F.R., Ch.A. 1267) 141118, R.N. H.M.S Hawke; lost when that ship was torpedoed in the North Sea, 15 October 1914

Brother-in-law of 2nd great-aunt

Harry Sidney Hume (1875 – 1949)

Able Seaman

Royal Navy

Brother-in-law of 2nd great-aunt

Edward Sidney Hedgecock (1883 – 1948)

Able Seaman K39931

Royal Navy

husband of 2nd great-aunt

George William Lewis Beadle (1884 – 1962)

Private 1886, Bucks Bn and Bucks light infantry

Deafness in left ear, caused by shell bursting during active service.

2nd cousin 2x removed

Walter Henry Beadle (1894 – 1964)

Private 065084, Army Service Corps

Whilst on active service was negligent of duty – Over-issuing Rations – Was demoted from Corporal to Private.

Walter was caught smoking in the base supply depot, contrary of previous orders – was deducted 21 days pay.

2nd cousin 2x removed

Frederick James Jesse Janes (1887 – 1917)

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Lance-Sergeant 502616, 18th county of London Bn / London Irish Rifles

Died of wounds in France and Flanders – 24 August 1917

1st cousin 3x removed

Archibald Tyras Miller (1892 – 1969)

Private 17278, Grenadier Guards

3rd cousin 2x removed

Tubal Tyras Miller (1857 – 1926)

Private 1509, 6 Bde

husband of 2nd cousin 3x removed

Christopher Hedley Janes (1895 – 1969)

Private 2631, 3/1st Essex Yeomanry

Private 34160, Essex Regiment

Missing in the field during the Battle of Arras, and damaging his foot at the same time.

Left leg amputated caused on active service

3rd cousin, 2x removed

Russell Charles Walliker (1890 – 1970)

Private 32546, Essex Regiment / Infantry Base Depot

Private 54776, 19th Welsh Regiment

3rd cousin 2x removed

Edward ‘Virdus’ Vincent Janes (1895 – 1981)

SSN: 519102670. U.S. Army

3rd cousin, 2x removed

John Christopher Janes (1873 – 1950)

Gunner – Royal Artillery

Boer War – 1898

2nd cousin, 3x removed

Jack Pike (1907 – 1995)

Service Number: V367431, Army Citizen Military Forces

WW2 / Australia

3rd cousin 3x removed

Herbert Edward Pike (1888 – 1917)

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Private 51370, 2nd Bn Manchester Regiment

Killed in Action – 7 September 1917

3rd cousin 3x removed.

Frederick Leonard Pike (1892 – 1955)

Acting Sergeant 740097, London Regiment / 25th (County of London) Bn (Cyclists)

3rd cousin 3x removed

Henry Alfred Pike (1877 – 1952)

Private 36818 / 72237, 121st Labour Corps

Disability – Myalgia, aggravated by active service

3rd cousin 3x removed

Charles Barritt (1861 – 1902)

Private 6737, 3rd Bn Essex Regiment

Spent 1 year and 127 days in India.

Private 2nd Dorset Regiment

Served 344 days in Arden

2nd great-grandfather

Charles Barritt (1861 – 1902)

Charles Barritt (1861 – 1902) His story continued.

Original Adelphoi Zangaki Photograph – c. 1880 – HMS Crocodile, Suez Canal

Crossing the Line

Ernest Charles Barritt (1896 – 1978)

Private 250394, 1/5 Essex Regiment

Private 2260, 1/5 Essex Regiment

2nd great-uncle

Frank Bean (1869 – 1957)

Private, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own)

Spent 4 years and 153 days in East India

Trooper 39496, 135 Company Yeomanry

Spent 156 days in South Africa

2nd great-grandfather

Commemorating Frank Bean

Clifford Gray (1882 – 1944)

Royal Air Force

3rd great-uncle

John Grey, of Tawney and Bradford (1588/9 – 1647)

Sword, Axe, Shield

Soldier during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland

Slain – Possibly during the siege of Carlow Castle on 10th April 1647

11th great-grandfather

Albert Gray (1865 – )

Royal Navy

1st cousin 4x removed

Thomas Charles Gray (1890 – 1915)

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Lance-Corporal 7152 / 10220, 2nd Bn Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire) Regiment

Killed in Action – 13 March 1915

1st cousin 3x removed

Reginald James Gray (1900 – 1917)

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Ordinary Tel, J.38455 (Division)

Royal Navy

Killed as a result of Enemy Action onboard HMS Tornado – 23 December 1917

1st cousin 3x removed

George Gray (1877 – )

Private 3258, 1-8th Essex Regiment T.F

1st cousin 4x removed

James Gray (1881 – )

Private 6254, Essex Regiment

Ethelbert Harold Aubery Myhill (1894 – 1974)

Private 241862, 5119 1/6th Bn. Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment

Ebenezer Janes (1736 – 1808)

Lieutenant, fought in the American Revolution 1765 – 1783

1st cousin, 7x removed

Leonard George Mumford (1882 – 1940)

Private 24218, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery

1st cousin 4x removed

Frederick Charles Barrett (1889 – 1925)

Private 23302 Army Service Corps

Private 23302 Army Veterinary Corps

Discharged from Military service due to chronic Bronchitis

1st cousin 3x removed

Frederick Arthur Jay (1889 – 1915)

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Private, Essex Regiment Special Reserve

Private 10437, 1st Bn Royal Scots

Killed in action – 23 March 1915

1st cousin 3x removed

Stanley Harold Jay (1897 – 1982)

Royal Navy

able seaman SS117000

1st cousin 3x removed

James Harden (1742 – )

Sergeant, Eastern Regiment of Essex Militia

7th great-uncle

Edward Styles (1772 – 1856)

Private, African Corps

husband of 4th great-grandmother

Frederick Victor Diskett (1888 – 1955)

Private 14952 / 12189, Royal Dublin Fusiliers

1st cousin 3x removed

Alfred Edward Diskett (1889 – 1969)

Private 266785, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

1st cousin 3x removed

Arthur Edward Ackerman

Able seaman 3005, Royal Marine Light Infantry

1st cousin 3x removed

Albert Edward Baker (1897 – 1917)

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Private 18164, 15th Hussars

Private 26001 2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry

Killed in Action – 26 June 1917

1st cousin 3x removed

John Draper ‘alias; Galliver’ (1620 – )

Cavalier, Royalist Soldier during English Civil War

10th great-grandfather

Richard Draper of Haselbury & Crewkerne (1598 – 1658)

Cavalier, Royalist Soldier during English Civil War

11th great-grandfather

Sir John Browne (1558 – 1627)

Rear Admiral

Fought during the Spanish Armada

husband of 1st cousin 13x removed

Arthur Gordon of Carnousie (1691 – )

Jacobite – 1745

Major

2nd cousin 9x removed

George Steuart, 8th of Tannachy (1685 – 1748)

Jacobite 1715

9th great-uncle

Sir William Gordon, 5th Laird of Park (1712 – 1751)

Jacobite 1745

8th great-uncle

James Gordon Esquire of Cobairdy (1723 – 1773)

Jacobite 1745

7th great-grandfather

John Gordon, 6th Laird of Park (1714 – 1781)

Jacobite 1745

Captain

2nd Lt Sir James Woods afterwards Campbell’s 21st Foot

1st Lt Powlett’s 9th Marines

Captain 14th Marines

Captain 20th Foot 2nd Battalion

8th great-uncle

William Elphinstone (1689 – 1715)

Sword, Axe, Shield

Jacobite 1715

Died at the Battle of Preston

9th great-uncle

James North (1819 – )

Able Seaman

Royal Navy

5th great-uncle

James North (1848 – 1885)

Able Seaman / Quatermaster

Royal Navy

4th great-uncle

James North, Quatermaster (1848 – 1885)

James ‘Jimmy’ Edward Plaskett (1920 – 1943)

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Able Seaman

Royal Navy

Died in action onboard HMS Fidelity, ship went down in the North Sea.

1st cousin 3x removed

James Edward Plaskett & HMS FIDELITY

James Edward Plaskett (1920 – 1943)

Joseph Wood (1803 – 1855)

Sailmaker

Royal Navy

4th great-uncle

Llewellyn Woods (1910 – 1967)

Able Seaman

Royal Navy

2nd great-uncle

Henry Carter (1826 – )

Drummer

Royal Navy

1st cousin 7x removed

Josiah Burn (1844 – 1896)

Able Seaman

Royal Navy

husband of 3rd great-aunt

Charles John B Bayliss (1866 – 1904)

Able Seaman
Royal Navy
1st cousin 4x removed

Edward George Leggett (1881 – 1914)

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Able Seaman
Royal Navy
Died in action onboard HMS Cressy, off the Dutch Coast
2nd cousin 4x removed
George Christmas Leggett & Edward George Leggett – Disaster at Sea
The Live Bait Squadron

George Gilham (1839 – 1928)

Able Seaman
Royal Navy
On-board HMS Neptune
4th great-uncle

George Norris (1858 – )

Able Seaman
Royal Navy
husband of 1st cousin 3x removed

Alexander Beane (1656 – 1695)

Able Seaman

Royal Navy

9th great-uncle

Richard Beane (1631 – 1658)

Able Seaman

Royal Navy

Died at sea and buried in Jamaica

9th great-grandfather

William Sheppard (1785 – )

Landsman

Royal Navy

fought at the Battle of Trafalgar onboard HMS Victory.

2nd cousin 8x removed

William Ethelbert Myhill (1840 – 1910)

Private, 13th Foot

onboard HMS Collossus in 1861

In service in South Africa in the late 1870’s

3rd great-grandfather

George Christmas Leggett (1849 – 1914)

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Able Seaman

Royal Navy

Killed in action on-board HMS Aboukir – 22nd September 1914

1st cousin 5x removed

George Christmas Leggett & Edward George Leggett – Disaster at Sea

The Live Bait Squadron

James Taylor Lording (1766 – 1837)

Able Seaman

Royal Navy

7th great-uncle

John Brocket, Mariner of Stebonheath (1660 – 1701)

Captain

Royal Navy

11th great-grandfather

John Martin, of James Town (1560 – 1632)

Captain

2nd cousin 15x removed

James Duff (1729 – 1780)

Captain

1st cousin 8x removed

James Bollen (1630 – 1682)

Captain

2nd cousin 11x removed

Isaac Johnson (1668 – 1738)

Captain

9th great-uncle

Edward Hutchinson of Alford (1564 – 1631)

Captain

13th great-uncle

Edward Hutchinson (1613 – 1675)

Captain

2nd cousin 12x removed

Benjamin Sheldon (1697 – 1773)

Captain

1st cousin 8x removed

Alexander Innes, of Orkney and Blackhills (1506 – )

Captain

16th great-uncle

James Innes of Rothmagenzies (1502 – 1547)

Sword, Axe, Shield

Soldier

Killed in action during the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh – 10 September 1547

15th great-grandfather

Alexander Gordon, of Balmuir (1780 – 1842)

Captain

husband of 1st cousin 7x removed

Adam Gordon (1612 – )

Captain

11th great-uncle

John Ogle (1621 – 1686)

Captain

1st cousin 10x removed

Henry Ogle (1600 – 1669)

Captain

10th great-uncle

Nehemiah Bourne (1611 – 1691)

Rear Admiral

Royal Navy

1st cousin 13x removed

John Allen (1665 – 1702)

Able Seaman / Mariner

Royal Navy

11th great-grandfather

Thomas Howard (1622 – 1672)

Able Seaman / Mariner

Royal Navy

9th great-grandfather

Thomas Howard (1643 – 1691)

Able Seaman / Mariner

Royal Navy

9th great-uncle

William Gordon (1744 – 1768)

Lieutenant

Russian Navy

7th great-uncle

John Johnson, of Roxbury (1588 – 1659)

Captain

10th great-grandfather

William Llewellyn Bean (1931 – )

Corporal / Sergeant 4279877

Royal Artillery Pay Corps

Grandfather

William Ethelbert Bean (1897 – 1971)

Private 3753

Duke of Cambridge’s own (Middlesex) Regiment

1/7th Middlesex Pte

2nd great-uncle

Ernest Edward Palmer (1883 – )

Private 28148

Army Ordinance Corps

1st cousin 3x removed

Edward John Atkins (1897 – 1973)

Private A201382

King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Private 497515

London Regiment

2nd cousin 2x removed

Alfred Thompson (1874 – 1915)

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Private 9997 2nd East Lancashire Regiment

Killed in Action – 9 May 1915

husband of 1st cousin 3x removed

Claxton Winter (1880 – 1943)

Driver 219987 Royal Engineers

husband of 1st cousin 3x removed

Walter Henry Gray (1876 – )

Private 6297 R E Transportation Branch

husband of 1st cousin 3x removed

Thomas Huckle (1893 – )

Able Seaman / Stoker

Royal Navy

1st cousin 3x removed

Frederick Huckle (1895 – 1962)

Able Seaman

Royal Navy

1st cousin 3x removed

George Huckle (1898 – 1918)

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Private 43278 Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Killed in action 24 March 1918

1st cousin 3x removed

Horace Huckle (1900 – 1988)

Able Seaman

Royal Navy

1st cousin 3x removed

Harry Bean (1883 – )

Private 41129 (unknown regiment)

1st cousin 3x removed

William Charles Crook (1891 – 1916)

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Private 641 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment

Private L/9409 2nd Bn Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment

Killed in action – 31 July 1916 / Iraq

1st cousin 3x removed

Frank Thomas Sibley (1893 – 1956)

Private 2609 London Regiment

Able Seaman

Royal Navy

1st cousin 3x removed

Cyril Sibley (1915 – 1939)

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Stoker 1st class 86227

Died in action on-board HMS Royal Oak

2nd cousin 2x removed

Walter Richard Myhill (1879 – 1945)

Private M2/077648 Army Service Corps

3rd great-uncle

John Baylis (1818 – 1896)

1st Bn Coldstream Guards (Joined 1836)

1st Bn embarked for Crimea in 1854 and played an important part in the Battle of Alma

husband of 4th great-aunt

Robert Alfred Baylis (1876 – )

Able Seaman

Royal Navy

Thomas Hudson (- 1916)

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Private 16364

1st Bn King’s own Scottish Borders

Killed in action France and Flanders – 1 July 1916

husband of 2nd great-aunt

Robert Ernest Rollings (1899 – 1955)

Private, Canadian Army

husband of 2nd great-aunt and cousin

William Price Barker Leggett (1884 – 1973)

U.S.A WW1 & WW2 Soldier

1st cousin 4x removed

Magnus Flett (1884 – 1942)

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Steward

S.S Laconia

Died at sea on-board S.S. Laconia

1st cousin 4x removed

Edward Flett (1892 – 1929)

Acting Sergeant 204107 The King’s (Liverpool) Regiment

1/9th K.L.R.

7415 Cpl, 1st K.L.R

1st cousin 4x removed

Percy William Leggett (1883 – )

Able Seaman

Royal Navy

1st cousin 4x removed

Charles Albert Rollings (1891 – 1917)

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Private 234852 52nd Battalion

killed in action – 18 July 1917

1st cousin 4x removed

Edmund Lionel Plaskett (1881 – 1952)

Private 80788 1st London Regiment

Private 374947 The Labour Corps

2x great-grandfather

John Challen (1810 – 1882)

Private with the 52nd foot

Corporal with Royal Canadian Regiment of Rifles

5th great-uncle

John Gordon (1775 – 1839)

Sergeant Gordon Highlanders – 75th & 92nd foot

Fought at the Battle of Waterloo

6th great-uncle

William Thomas Challen (1892 – 1914)

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Acting Sergeant 8219 – Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

2nd cousin 4x removed

Stephen Henry Challen (1897 – 1916)

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L Corporal 12856 – 8th Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

2nd cousin 4x removed

Leonard Edward Hanson (1892 – 1917)

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Third Engineer, Mercantile Marines

Killed in Action onboard HMS Lux – 8 February 1917

2nd cousin, 4x removed

Hercules Hopkins (1881 – 1916)

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Private 3303, Coldstream Guards

Killed in Action – 14 November 1916

2nd cousin, 6x removed

Alfred George Woodhouse (1893 – 1917)

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Private 38632, 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

Killed in Action – 9 October 1917

1st cousin, 4x removed

Harry George Prior (1880 – 1917)

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Rifleman S/31936, 16th Battalion Rifle Brigade

Killed in Action – 23 October 1917

1st cousin, 4x removed

Reginald Prior (1881 – )

1901, Dragoons of the Line

1st cousin, 4x removed

John Woodhouse (1889 – 1965)

Private 178036

Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment

1st cousin, 4x removed

George Aylott (1860 – 1936)

Private / Corporal 2353

2nd Dragoon Guards

4th great-uncle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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