World War 1 – Audley Combatants with Forename D to F

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, where they survive, 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 that information with us please contact us through the website contact page.

Tag & Badge Combatant
{V22}

Royal Flying Corp

Dennis John Audley (1893 – 1980)
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Royal Navy, #F10446
Served at Shorebases:
HMS President II (Crystal Palace & Roehampton) 7th January 1916 to 31st December 1917
HMS Daedalus (Lee on Solent) 1st January 1818 to 31st March 1918
Transfered to RAF 1st April 1918
Royal Air Force, Air Mechanic, #10525
Royal Air Force (RAF/RFC), #210446
His Naval Service Record survived which shows he was transferred to the RAF

{N4}

Lincolnshire Regiment

Edward Samuel Audley (1877 – 1922)
Awarded the ‘Victory’ and the ‘British War’ medal

 Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
 Enlistment Date: 11th November 1915
 British Army, Lincolnshire Regiment, Pioneer, #19351
 British Army, Royal Engineers, Pioneer, #129508
 Discharge Date: 15th April 1919
 His Service Record Survives

{N87}

Royal Flying Corp

 

Edward William Audley (1880 – 1947)
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlisted 30th October 1897     Discharged 31st December 1900
Service 3 years 62 days
Discharged having been found medically unfit for further service
Re- enlisted 24th June 1916
Transferred to Royal Air Force 1st April 1918
Transferred to Air Force Reserve 10th April 1919
Discharged 30th April 1920
Overseas Service
Malta: 6th February 1898 to 11th January 1899
South Africa: 10th November 1899 to 9th October 1900
He was slightly wounded at Rensburg/Colesberg and taken prisoner 6th January 1900
Recaptured Bloemfontein 13 March 1900
He was wounded in both hands near Pretoria 2nd August 1900

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Suffolk Regiment, #4755
Air Force (RAF/RFC), #88779
A Pension record exists for him

{AB50}

Royal Field Artillery

Ernest Audley (1888 – 1921)
Awarded the ‘Victory’ and the ‘British War’ medal

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Royal Field Artillery, Driver, #1723
British Army, Royal Field Artillery, Driver, #697165
His ‘new  style’ service number 697165 would suggest he was a member of either 55 Divisional Ammunition Column W Lancashire or 57 Divisional Ammunition Column 2/W Lancashire

We believe this person is {AB50} who appears to to have have changed his name from Bertie to Ernest and is also recorded in WW1 records as Albert Audley (see the Albert Audley in the WW1 combatants list on this website who has the same service number #1723 as this Ernest Audley)
There are a number of possibilities for who this person could be within this study. The details of who this person could be are given in the file below

       Who was Ernest Audley

 Possibly {J61}

Royal  Warwickshire Regiment

Ernest Audley (1900 – 1979)
Awarded the ‘Victory’ and the ‘British War’ medal

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Private, #34800
British Army, Hampshire Regiment, Private, #010412
There are a number of possibilities for who this person could be within this study. The details of who this person could be are given in the file below

       Who was Ernest Audley

{G6}

8th (Irish) Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment

 

Francis Audley (c1876 – 1919)
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlistment date: 30 April 1909
British Army, 8th (Irish) Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment, #1050
Discharge date 19th December 1914 para 156(ii) TA Regulations
Total service 5 years 233 days
A Pension record exists for him

        Who was Francis Audley

{F71}

Royal  Engineers

Francis J P Audley (1898 – 1959)
Awarded the ‘Victory’ and the ‘British War’ medal

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Royal Engineers, Sapper, #1440
British Army, Royal Engineers, Sapper, #488195
His ‘new style’ service number 488195 suggests that he was a member of 2nd Bttn North Midland Field Company
He was hospitalised due to the effects of gas, more details are given in the file below
He has been identified based on his name

      Who was Francis Audley

Possibly {J73}

Royal Flying Corp

 

Frank Audley (1898 – 1989)
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Royal Navy,
Air Force (RAF/RFC), #47657
( Enlistment in 1916 record notes him as a Tool Maker )
He has been identified based on his name and it is assumed that the above records refer to a single person and not two people

      Who was Frank Audley

 {G11}

Frank (Thomas Francis) Audley (1893 – 1960)
Awarded  the ‘Victory’ the ‘British War’ and either the ’14 or 15 star’ Medals.

Military Unit & Rank
Mercantile Marine Reserve
A Ships Trimmer
Served aboard ‘RMS Andes of the Royal Mail Lines Fleet

        Who was Frank Audley

{J23}

East Lancashire Regiment

 

Frederick William Audley (1889 -1943)
Awarded the ‘Victory’ and the ‘British War’ medal
Also awarded the ‘Silver War’ Badge

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlistment Date:  13th September 1915
British Army, East Lancashire Regiment, Private, #241641
Served Overseas in France from 13th January 1916 to 11th March 1917
Date of Discharge:  22nd May 1919
Reason for discharge: discharged on medical grounds having been wounded (Gun shot wounds)
His service Record Survives

It should be noted that his name in the record for the Silver  War badge   is  recorded as ‘William Audley’

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