World War 1 – Audley Combatants with Forename 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 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 complied 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.

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Tag & Badge Combatant
Probably {C40}

W Audley ( probably Walter Donald Audley)
 Born 14th May 1900     Died 5th January 1981
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).
This person has been identified from his name

7th (Queens Own) Hussars

Possibly {C38} or {C40}

W D Audley (either {C38} William Dundonald Audley or {C40} Walter Donald Audley)
Born ????     Died ????
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, 38th Dogras Indian Army, 2nd Lieutenant
This person has been identified from his name but note there is another candidate for {C40} listed above

38th Dogras Indian Army 

 Possibly {I71}

Walter Audley
 Born 1892??     Died Q3 1959
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Royal Navy, Service #228249
(Records note a Walter Audley aged 23 in 1911, born in Everton, Liverpool, and residing in an Overseas Military Institution.)
This person has been identified based on his name

Royal Navy

{A79}

Walter Audley
 Born Q1 1886     Died Q1 1924
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, King’s Liverpool Regiment, Private, #9352
(In the 1911 Census, Walter Audley aged 23 of the 3rd Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment, stationed at Ambula, Punjab, India, also did he serve as Private Walter Audley, Service No 009357 of the 2nd Battalion in the New Frontier, India, between April – October 1915, fighting Afghans?)
This person has been identified based on his name

King’s Liverpool Regiment

{J165}

William Audley
Born Q4 1871     Died Q2 1951
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Hussars #229141
Served in the 4th (Queens Own) Hussars prior to WW1

His service Record survives

4th (Queens Own) Hussars

Not yet identified

William Audley
  Born ????     Died ????
 Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Leicestershire Regiment ,#2442
His service Record survive

Leicestershire Regiment

Not yet identified

William Audley
Born ????     Died ????
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery, Driver, #1325
British Army, Royal Field Artillery, Driver, #820177

Royal Field Artillery

{U114}

William Audley
Born Q2 1882      Died 28/06/1918
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;
Auldlley 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

Killed in Action

{B48}

William Audley
Born 10th August 1884     Died Q1 1940
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

King’s Liverpool Regiment

{N86}

William Audley
 Born 30th December 1877     Died Q1 1937
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

Suffolk Regiment

Not yet identified

William Audley
Born ????     Died ????
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, East Lancashire Regiment, Private, #241641

East Lancashire Regiment

{U108}

William Henry Audley
Born Q3 1898    –    Died Q2 1852
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, Private, #357
British Army, Worcestershire Regimet, Private, #357, #2575
British Army, Worcestershire Regiment, Private, #73396
Awarded British War Medal & *British Victory Medal”
(*also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal or affectionately known as “Wilfred” or when both these medals are worn together “Mutt & Jeff”)
Father:- {U100} William Audley (1870 – 1960) served as a Lance Corporal Boer War
This person has been identified based on his name

Worcestershire Regiment

Not yet identified

William J Audley
Born ????     Died ????
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

Royal Field Artillery

{V26}

William John Audley
Born Q3 1899     Died Q2 1929
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

Devonshire Regiment