WW1: Maternal family - they served in the military & survived

These people, all members of my extended maternal family, managed to serve their country during WW1 and mostly survived to live a long life.

The list is in Surname alphabetical order. Also see:

Herbert Andrews - Private. Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment. Reg. No. 24599. Enlisted 11 Dec 1915
Birth: April 1883 in Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, England
Death: June 1935 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
He was the brother-in-law of the sister-in-law of an uncle of one of my grand uncles on my mothers side of the family

Leslie Andrews - Rating. Royal Navy. Enlisted 1915 (when he was 15)
Birth: Dec 1900 in Ramsgate, Kent, England
Death: unknown but he didn't die in WW1
He was the stepson of the father-in-law of one of my cousins once removed on my mothers side of the family

Edward James Couves - Private. 13th East Northampton Light Artillery. Reg. No. 4990. Enlisted 20 Oct 1914. (Had been in Army 2 times before: 1891 & 1899 - 1902)   
Birth: 30 Jan 1861 in Milton Near Gravesend, Kent, England  
Death: 24 Nov 1945 in 92 Ronald Park Ave, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England
He was a grand uncle of the wife of the brother-in-law of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Leonard Alfred Couves - Royal Navy Reserve. Temporary Sub-Lieutenants aboard HMS Albatros. Enlisted 1915
Birth: 25 Jan 1888 in Gravesend, Kent, England  
Death: Jul 1976 in Shepway, Kent, England
He was an uncle of the wife of the brother-in-law of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Robert Rodie Dalrymple - Private. 17th Territorial Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Reg. No. 267. Appointed L/Cpl 25 Jan 1915; Promoted Cpl 11 Feb 1915; Appointed Sgt 4 May 1915; Promoted Sgt 29 May 1915; Posted 31 Mar 1918; Posted 20 Dec 1918; Demobbed 18 Feb 1919 & transferred to Reserve. Enlisted 16 Dec 1914
Birth: 2 Jan 1876 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland  
Death: Sep 1970 in Worthing, Sussex, England
He was the father-in-law of the brother-in-law of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Jacob Henry Davies - Private. Royal Engineers. Reg. No. 20790. Enlisted 4 Jan 1915
Birth: July 1876 in 9 Victoria Rd, Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales  
Death: Jun 1934 in Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales
He was the brother-in-law of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Horace Francis Bernard Driscoll - Served in 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
Birth: 23 May 1890 in Holburn, Middlesex, England
Death: 12 July 1970 in 56 Heslington Road, York, Yorkshire
He was the brother-in-law of the husband of a niece of the wife of one of my great grand uncleuncles on my mother's side of the family

Frances Edward (Frank) Dyhouse - Private. 719th Labour Corps. Service No. 99139. Served in UK:7 June 1916 to 8 Feb 1917 Served in France 9 Feb 1917 to 1919. Called up 1916
Birth: July 1881 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Death: Mar 1944 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
He was the father-in-law of a first cousin of the wife of the husband of the paternal grandmother of the brother-in-law of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mother's side of the family

Ernest Thomas Errill - Army (regmt unknown, perhaps the Gloucester Regiment). Service No. 13282. Private. Enlisted date unknown
Birth: October 1887 in 10 Bath Place, South Hamlet, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Sep 1955 in Gloucester City, Gloucestershire, England
He was a nephew of the wife of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

William Exall - Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Private. Reg. No. 8854. Enlisted 21 July 1902
Birth: 14 Dec 1883 in Aston, Warwickshire, England
Death: 9 Sept 1935 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
He was the husband of the sister-in-law of the sister-in-law of a nephew of the wife of a first cousin of the wife of one of my grand uncles on my mothers side of the family

Walter George Fardon -Private & Baker. Army Service Corps. Reg. No. S4/125937. Enlisted 16 Aug 1915
Birth: April 1874 in Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Jun 1953 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
He was one of my sexind cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Walter Joseph Farr - Private. Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment. Enlisted: 1918
Birth: 30 May 1901 in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Death: Sep 1949 in Leeds, Yorkshire West Riding, England
He was a first cousin of the husband of an aunt of the wife of the brother-in-law of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Albrow William Ferris - Private. Royal Army Medical Corps. Reg. No. 2170 & Private. Royal Engineers. Reg. No. 553951
Birth: 13 Jan 1878 in Rowde, Wiltshire, England
Death: 29 Dec 1970 in Reading, Berkshire, England
He was a nephew of the husband of the mother-in-law of one of my second cousins, twice removed on my mothers side of the family

John Tremble Fildes - Private. 2nd Lancashire Royal Artillery & 4th West Lancashire (Howitzer) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Reg. No. 216. Enlisted 3 June 1908
Birth: 9 Sep 1878 in Ulverston, Lancashire, England
Death: 6 Apr 1960 in "Inverness", Elmgrove Road, Hardwicke, Gloucestershire, England
He was one the husband of a second cousin twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Christopher Lewis Fry - Private. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Reg. No. 14324, promoted during WW1 to Sgt
Birth: Mar 1892 in Dublin, Ireland
Death: Dec 1950 in Farnworth, Lancashire, England
He was one the first cousin once removed of the husband of the sister-in-law of an uncle of the wife of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Frederick Charles Fry - Private. Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales' Own Royal Regiment). Reg. No. 637. Enlisted July 1912
Birth: April 1887 in Bremhill, Wiltshire, England
Death: Dec 1937 in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England
He was a first cousin once removed of the husband of the sister-in-law of an uncle of the wife of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

George Henry Gilbert - Private. York and Lancaster Regiment. Reg. No. 1584. Enlisted 6 Apr 1912
Birth: October 1888 in Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: about 1960  
He was the brother of the sister-in-law of a nephew of the wife of a first cousin once removed of the husband of the sister-in-law of an uncle of the wife of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Walter Joseph Gilbert - Private. Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment. Reg. No. 13334. Enlisted 25 Aug 1914
Birth: 23 Mar 1896 in Hucknall Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Jun 1972 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
He was the brother of the sister-in-law of a nephew of the wife of a first cousin once removed of the husband of the sister-in-law of an uncle of the wife of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Edmund Thomas Gimson - Private. Depot Company, Middlesex Regiment. Rg. No. 45128
Birth: October 1877 in Hackney, London, England
Death: Mar 1947 in Essex South Western, Essex, England
He was one of my third cousins twice removed on my mother's side of the family

George Stanley Haine - Served in 3rd South African Infantry enlisted in South African Oversea Expeditionary Force
Birth: 12 Sep 1876 in Churcham, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Unknown but not shown in CWGC records, so he survived WW1
He was one of my second cousins, three times removed on my mother's side of the family

Alfred Ernest Victor Haines - Private. Royal Garrison Artillery. Reg. No. 67272. Enlisted 10 Dec 1916
Birth: about 1880 in Studley, Warwickshire, England
Death: unknown however he crossed Atlantic on a passenger liner in 1935
He was the great grandson of the wife of my fourth great grandfather on my mothers side of the family

Albert Edward Harvey - Private. 3rd East Anglian Divisional Field Ambulance. Reg. No. unknown. He claimed he was 15 on the enlistment form  
Birth: 21 Sep 1900 in 47 Gelderton Rd, Hackney, Middlesex, England  
Death: Dec 1962 in Worthing, Sussex, England
He was the brother-in-law of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Horace Charles Harvey - Gunner. 127 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Reg. No. 31035  
Birth: 19 May 1897 in Edmonton, Middlesex, England   
Death: 16 Jun 1958 in Bryngwyn, Swansea Road, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
He was the brother-in-law of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Herbert John Healey - Private. Royal Engineers, Transportation Branch. Service No. 337520. Enlisted: 3 June 1918
Birth: April 1896 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England   
Death: Mar 1931 in Greenwich, Greater London, England
He was a first cousin of the husband of an aunt of the wife of the brother-in-law of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

William Bateman Loxley - Private Imperial Yeomanry, South Africa, discharged 1908; Enlisted 12 Nov 1914 Army Service Corps, Private, Service No. 019045
Birth: April 1880 in Capel, Surrey, England
Death: 10 Aug 1955 in Hammersmith Hospital, London W.12, England
He was the nephew of the wife of a brother-in-law of a sister-in-law of an uncle of the wife of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Frederick Charles T Nation - Sapper. Royal Engineers. Reg. No. 92645. Served in France from 28 Aug 1915
Birth: April 1899 in East Stonehouse, Devon, England
Death: June 1965 in Plymouth, Devon, England
He was the brother-in-law of a first cousin once removed of the wife of one of my second cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Alfred James Priday - Served in the The Royal Warwickshire Regiment as a Private with Reg. No. 57771
Birth: October 1879 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Death: Dec 1952 in Atherstone, Warwickshire, England
He was the brother of a second cousin three times removed on my mother's side of the family

Arthur Thomas Priday - Private. Worcester Regiment. Garrison Battalion. Reg. No. 6024. Enlisted 1915
Birth: 27 Sep 1878 in 47 Bristol Road, Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 25 Mar 1926 in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
He was one of my second cousins three times removed on my mothers side of the family

Bertram Thomas Priday - Royal Naval Reserve Service. Service No. S 9215. It was not unusual for a boy to join the RNR at this time and develop through it into first a Navy Rating & perhaps go onto Officer training. For many boys it was an after school club. Enlisted 1908
Birth: 4 Jan 1897 in 14 Hoo St, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
Death: 16 Mar 1949 in 98 Danygraig Road, St. Thomas, Swansea
He was one of my third cousins twice times removed on my mothers side of the family

Dennis Harry Priday - Served in the Labour Corps, released into the Reserve 1919
Birth: 30 Mar 1891 at The Rea Bridge House, Elmore Lane West, Quedgeley, Gloucester, England
Death: Jun 1983 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
He was the my second cousin three times removed on my mother's side of the family

Frederick Henry Priday - Private. Devon Regiment. Reg. No. 46743 then Private. Labour Corps. Reg. No. 104735. Enlisted Dec 1915
Birth: April 1878 in Horfield, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 9 Feb 1963 in 463 Gloucester Rd, Horfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
He was a nephew of the brother of my second great grand uncle on my mother's side of the family

Reginald John Priday - Private in Machine Gun Corps. Service No. 171887, Served until 1920
Birth: 2 Mar 1896 in Rea Bridge, Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 21 Mar 1985 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England
He was one of my second cousins three times removed on my mother's side of the family

Ernest Owen Pullman - Sapper. Royal Engineers, Inland Waterways & Dock Companies. Reg. No. 68077. Enlisted 5 Feb 1915
Birth: July 1886 in 56 Hardness St, Ramsgate, Kent, England
Death: 24 Jun 1964 in 92 South Eastern Rd, Ramsgate, Kent, England
He was the husband of one of my third cousin's once removed on my mother's side of the family - read more on his life here

Henry Frederick (Harry) Pullman - Private. Buffs (East Kent) Regiment. Reg. No. 840. Enlisted 26 October 1914 - taken prisoner at Battle of Hill 60 17 April – 7 May 1915 & remained a POW for duration
Birth: October 1883 in 56 Hardness St, Ramsgate, Kent, England
Death: Sep 1940 in Holsworthy, Devon, England
He was the brother-in-law of one of my third cousins once removed on my mother's side of the family - read more on his life here

Henry Read - Served in Wessex Divisional Royal Engineers, enlisted 1915
Birth: April 1888 in Mile End Old Town, London
Resident: Bath, Somerset when called up for Military service.
Death: Mar 1955 in Edmonton, Middlesex, England
He was the brother-in-law of a brother-in-law of the husband of a niece of the wife of one of my great grand uncles on my mother's side of the family

Leonard Read - Served in the Rifles Brigade, enlisted 1911
Birth: 06 Jul 1900 in Fulham, Middlesex, England
Death: 12 Jul 1980 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
He was the brother-in-law of a brother-in-law of the husband of a niece of the wife of one of my great grand uncles on my mother's side of the family

Reginald Herbert Lindsey-Renton - Captain (and temporary Major). London Regiment. Enlisted April 1914.
Birth: 4th July 1887 in Lambeth, Surrey, England
Death: Sep 1963 in Surrey South Eastern, Surrey, England
He was the brother-in-law of the great granddaughter of the wife of my fourth great grandfather on my mothers side of the family

George William Rogers - Private, Royal Engineers, Inland Waterways and Dock Companies Depot. Reg. No. 28978, called up 25 July 1917
Birth: 1883, Church Stretton, Shropshire, England
Death: Unknown
He was one of my first cousins, twice removed on my mothers side of the family.

Walter Scotford - Private. Army Service Corps (Heavy Horse). Reg. No. 8567. Enlisted 31 Aug 1915
Birth: 14 Sep 1884 in Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 27 Mar 1965 in 15 Gors St, Cwmgorse, Glamorgan, Wales
He was the great grandson of the wife of my fourth great grandfather on my mothers side of the family

Frank Sharp - Private. Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regiment. Reg. No. 41960. Enlisted 1914
Birth: 11 Sep 1883 in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Dec 1948 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
He was a first cousin of the wife of the brother-in-law of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Edward Henry Sheward - Private. Signal Corp of Royal Engineers. Reg. No. 93687. Enlisted 4 May 1915
Birth: October 1888 in Carlton, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Sep 1942 in Surrey North eastern, Surrey, England
He was the brother of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Edwin Arthur Sheward - Private. 7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment Territorial Force. Reg. No. 2707. Enlisted 25 Sep 1914
Birth: Dec 1892 in 12 Constitution Hill, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England  
Death: Jun 1955 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England  
He was the brother of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

George Sheward - Gunner.2/1st South Midland (Warwicks) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Reg. No.2025. Enlisted 3 Apr 1913
Birth: April 1894 in 12 Constitution Hill, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England
Death: unknown but didn't die in WW1 or WW2  
He was the brother of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Harry Sheward - Private. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment. Reg. No. 5352. Enlisted 11 December 1915
Birth: January 1881 in 5 Alma Lane, Claines, Worcestershire, England
Death: March 1963 in Worcester, Worcestershire, England 
He was my second cousin, twice removed on my mothers side of the family

James Arthur Stuart - Private. Royal Regiment of Artillery. Reg. No. 1028. Enlisted 28 Aug 1914
Birth: 11 Jan 1894 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Death: Dec 1976 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
He was the brother-in-law of the first cousin of the husband of an aunt of the wife of the brother-in-law of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Sidney Bernard Sheward - Private. Worcestershire Regiment (Territorial Force). Reg. No. 858. Enlisted 23 Feb 1909. Service: 23-2-1909 to 30-3-1915 stationed in UK. 31-3-1915 to 19-2-1916 with BEF France. 20-2-1916 to 22-2-1916 stationed in UK & then discharged
Birth: 1 October 1888 in 9 Lion Yard, Lower Mitton, Worcestershire, England
Death: Sep 1973 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England
He one of my second cousins, twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Arthur Frank Taylor - Gunner. Royal Field Artillery. Reg. No. 2810. Enlisted: 22 Sep 1914
Birth: 18 Jun 1879 in 21 Henry St, Rodbourne Cheney, Wiltshire, England  
Death: 14 Oct 1950 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England  
He was the brother-in-law of the brother of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Laurence Alfred Taylor - Private. Worcestershire Regiment. Reg. No. 2291. Enlisted 23 Aug 1914
Birth: 31 Oct 1891 in 9 Broad St, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England  
Death: Mar 1980 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England  
He was the brother-in-law of the brother of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Sidney William Waite - Corporal. Gloucestershire Regiment. Reg. No. 18469
Birth: abt 1885 in Littledean, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 4 Apr 1926 in Fish & Cip Shop, 1 Pultney Place, Bath, Somerset, England
He was the brother-in-law of one of my second cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Dick Williamson - Private. Suffolk Regiment, Reg. No. 16705. Ended war as Acting Corporal
Birth: 30 Jan 1894 in Finchley, Middlesex, England
Death: Sep 1980 in Hertford and Ware, Hertfordshire, England
He was a first cousin of the wife of an uncle of the wife of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family

Bertram Robert Woodhead - Private. Royal Army Veternary Corps. Reg. No. 8626466. Discharged no longer fit for war service 3 Dec 1918
Birth: 16 May 1885 in Clerkenwell, London, England
Death: Mar 1928 in Islington, Middlesex, England
He was the brother-in-law of  the firdt cousin of the wife of an uncle of the wife of one of my first cousins twice removed on my mothers side of the family