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 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 that information with us please contact us through the website contact page.

Tag & Badge Combatant
Not yet identified

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).

       Who was W Audley?

7th (Queens Own) Hussars

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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
He saw service in Asia from April 1915
This person has been identified based on his name

King’s Liverpool Regiment

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William Audley (1871 – 1951)

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Hussars #229141
Served in the 4th (Queens Own) Hussars prior to WW1

His service Record for this period survives

He re- enlisted 25th January 1915
British Army, Leicestershire Regiment ,#2442
He served at the Curragh in Ireland
His service Record survive

4th (Queens Own) Hussars

Not yet identified

William Audley Medal Card has just W (???? -????)
Awarded the ‘Victory’, the ‘British War’ and the ‘1915 Star’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
He saw service in France from 26th February 1915
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

       Who was William or W Audley ?

Royal Field Artillery

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William Audley (1882 – 1918)
He was awarded the ‘Victory’ the ‘British War’ and the ‘1914 Star’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Corporal, #7232
He saw service in France from 12th September 1914
(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

Killed in Action

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William Audley (1884 – 1940)
He was 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

King’s Liverpool Regiment

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William Audley (1877 – 1937)
He was 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

Suffolk Regiment

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William Henry Audley ( 1898 – 1952)
He was awarded the ‘Victory’, the ‘British War’ and the ‘1915 Star’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Saw overseas service from 19th May 1915
British Army, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, Private, #357
British Army, Worcestershire Regimet, 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

Worcestershire Regiment

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William J Audley (1886 – 1955)
He was awarded the ‘Victory’, the ‘British War’ and the ‘1915 Star’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
He saw overseas service from 6th November 1914
British Army, 23rd Reserve Battery Royal Field Artillery #9821
Transferred 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 been identified by his name

Royal Field Artillery

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William John Audley (1899 – 1929)
He was awarded the ‘Victory’, and the ‘British War’ 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

Devonshire Regiment

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