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 World War 1 Audley Combatants whose Forenames commence with the letter W

  The aim of the World War 1 pages in the Audley Family History website is to list all the people with the Audley & Aidley surnames who were combatants in World War 1 and to  provide a Tag Number so that their individual history can be linked to one of the Family Histories detailed within the 'Family Tree' pages on this website. Also included within these listings are a  few individuals who did not have the Audley surname but do have the name Audley name  as one of their forenames.  The individuals are listed in alphabetical order of their forenames and where only the initials of the individual is known they listed at the beginning of those people whose forename begins with the same initial letter.

  The information on this page has been compiled from a number of sources including; the Imperial War Museum website; British Army, Service & Pension records and Medal Roll Records from a well known subscription website.  For those people where service records or pension records survive there is usually sufficient information to identify the individual within the family trees developed on this website. Where service and and pension records do not exist the identification of the individual is purely based on the individuals name, in some cases such as where the individual only has a single forename, which frequently occurs it has not been possible to identify the individual.

If you have any additional information about these people and are willing to share any information with us please contact us through the website contact page.

  Tag & Badge Combatant

 Not yet identified

7thQueensownHussars

7th Queen's Own Hussars

W Audley

Awarded the 'Victory' and the 'British War' Medals

 

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number

British Army, 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars. Private, #35947

(11th Indian Cavalry Brigade Mesopotamia Cavalry Division)

British Army, Military Mounted Police, Private, #P17260

British Army, Military Mounted Police, Major, #P17260

(Enlisted with the 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars in 1917 and was on active service in Mesopotamia, Persia, Iraq and India).

pdfimage  Who was W Audley?     

 

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Kingsliverpool

King's Liverpool Regiment

Walter Audley (1886 - 1924)

Awarded the 'Victory', the 'British War' and the '1915 star' medals

 

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number

Prior to WW1 he served in the 2nd Battallion of the The  King’s Liverpool Regiment and in the 1911 census is recorded as a Lance Corporal stationed at Ambula, Punjab, India.
His Medal Record Card records him as:

British Army, King's Liverpool Regiment, Private, #9352

and states that he saw service in Asia from April 1915

This person has been identified based on his name

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4thQueensOwnHussars

4th Queen's Own Hussars

 William Audley (1871 - 1951)

 Military Unit; Rank & Service Number

British Army, Hussars #229141

Served in the 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars prior to WW1

His service Record for this service survives.

 

He re-enlisted 25th January 1915

British Army, Leicestershire Regiment #2442

He served at the Curragh in Ireland

His service record for this period also survives

 Not yet identifiedRoyalFieldArtillery

Royal Field Artillery

William Audley ( his medal card refers to him as W Audley)

 Awarded the 'Victory', the 'British War' and the '1915 star' medals

 

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number

British Army, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery, Driver, #1325

British Army, Royal Field Artillery, Driver, #820177

His ‘new style’ service number 820177 suggest that he was a member of either the 46 Divisional Ammunition Column or the 59th Divisional Ammunition Column

pdfimage Who was William Audley or W Audley?

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William Audley (1882 - 1918)

Awarded the 'Victory', the 'British War' and the '1914 star' medals

 

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number

British Army, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Corporal, #7232

(He was killed in action on the 28th June 1918. He has no known Grave; his name is recorded on Panel 2 or 3 of the Ploegsteert Memorial in Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. At the time of his Death he was aged 38 and a Corporal in the 15th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. (Service Number #7232)

The National Roll of the Great War gives a slightly different date for his death;

Audley W., L/Cp, Royal Warwickshire Regt. Mobilised at the outbreak of hostilities, he was at once sent to France and served through the Retreat from Mons. He also played a distinguished part in the Battles of the Marne, the Alsne, Ypres, La Bassee, Neuve Chapelle, Bestubert, Loos, the Somme, Arras, Vimy Ridge, and Cambrai, but was killed on July 23rd 1918. He was enrtitled to the Mons Star and the General Service and Victory Medals. 22, Wolseley Street, Small Heath, Birmingham

 

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Kingsliverpool

King's Liverpool Regiment

William Audley (1884 - 1940)

Awarded the 'Victory', the 'British War' and the '1915 star' medals

 

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number

Enlistment Date: 23rd September 1914

British Army,  King's Liverpool Regiment, Private, #2555

British Army, King's Liverpool Regiment, Private, #330582

Demobilisation Date: 25th February 1919 - Disembodied on Demobilisation

Overseas Service

France 12th March 1915 to 1st June 1918

France 15th June 1918 to 26th January 1919

(Private William Audley, Service No 330582, of the 1st – 9th Battalion Kings Liverpool Regiment, served later in the 55th West Lancashire Regiment Territorials. Fought on the Somme Battlefield at various places during World War 1.)

His service record survives

 

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SuffolkRegiment

Suffolk Regiment

William Audley (1877 - 1937)

Awarded the 'Victory', the 'British War' and the '1915 star' medals

 

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number

Enlistment date: 8th September 1914

British Army,11th Battalion 9th Suffolk Regiment, Drummer, #3/9799

British Army, 11th Battallion 9th Suffolk Regiment, Private, #3/9799

Discharge date 15th February 1919

Total Service 4 years 162 days

Overseas Service

France 30th August 1915 to 14th February 1919

It would appear that he re enlisted 15th May 1923 to 14th May 1927

British Army, 11th Battalion The London Regiment #6630488

His service record survives

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WorcestershireRegt

Worcestershire Regiment

William Henry Audley (1898 - 1952)

Awarded the 'Victory', the 'British War' and the '1915 star' medals

 

 

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number

British Army, King's Royal Rifle Corps, Private, #357

British Army, Worcestershire Regiment, Private, #357, #2575

British Army, Worcestershire Regiment, Private, #73396

Father:- {U100} William Audley (1870 - 1960) served as a Lance Corporal Boer War

This person has been identified based on his name

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RoyalFieldArtillery

Royal Garrison Artillery

William J Audley (1886 - 1955)

Awarded the 'Victory', the 'British War' and the '1915 star' medals

 

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number

British Army, 23rd Reserve Battery Royal Field Artillery #9821

Transfered 7th  October 2014 Heavy Artillery Woolwich.

British Army, 119th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, Gunner, #281717

British Army, 119th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, Corporal, #SR/6717

This person has not been identified

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DevonshireRegiment

Devonshire Regiment

William John Audley (1899 - 1929)

Awarded the 'Victory', the 'British War' and the '1915 star' medals

 

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number

Date of Enlistment: 6th August 1917

British Army, Devonshire Regiment, Private, #70572

British Army, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Private, #34314

British Army, Training Reserve, Battalion #20285

Overseas Service

France 1st April  1918 to 24th February 1919

Discharge Date  24th February 1919

His Service Record Survives

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