World War 1 – Audley Combatants with Forename G to H

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
{U101}

Worcestershire Regiment

 

George Audley (1871 -1920)Joined up 24th August 1915     Discharged 24th January 1916     Service 154 days
Discharged King’s Regs para 392 III cc -Discharged as unlikely to become an efficient soldier on Medical Grounds.
No overseas service
 Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, 17th (Local Reserve) Battalion Worcestershire Regiment #15/1506
A Pension record exists for him

{J58}

Worcestershire Regiment

George Audley (1891 – 1957)
Awarded the ‘Victory’, the ‘British War’ and the ‘1915 Star’ medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlistment date  30th May 1911
Dischaged 18th April 1917 No longer physically fit for war service
British Army, Worcestershire Regiment, Private, #8692
Served Overseas in France 24th November 1914 to 23rd July 1916
Total service  5 years 324 days
Dischaged 18th April 1917
Reason for discharge: discharged on medical grounds having been wounded:
5th March 1916 – Gun Shot wound to the hip
20th July 1916 at Bazentin Le Petit – Gun Shot wound to the hip.
Awarded Silver War Badge (Service number given as 5/1992 in SWB roll)
His service Record Survives

{J104}

Machine Gun Corp

George Edward Audley (1890 – 1957)
Awarded the ‘Victory’,and the ‘British War’ medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlistment Date: 10th December 1915
British Army, Machine Gun Corps, Private, #61878
British Army, Machine Gun Corp, Private, #545050
British Army, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, Private, #A/203441
He served in France 26th June 1917 to 18th November 1917
Date of Discharge: 6th February 1918
Reason for discharge: discharged on medical grounds having been taken seriously ill
He was awarded the Silver War Badge.
A Pension record exists for him
His Service Record Exists

{F58}

Royal Flying Corp

George John Audley (1893 – 1967)
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Air Force (RAF/RFC), #302464
(Enlisted in 1916 record notes him a Railway Clerk )
This person has been identified from his name and occupation

Either {V8} or {QE17}

Royal Engineers

George W Audley
Awarded the ‘Victory’,and the ‘British War’ medals
Mentioned in Dispatches (see London Gazette 18th May 1917 page 4878)

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Royal Engineers Light Signals Company, Corporal, #14425
British Army, Royal Engineers, Temporary Sergeant, #14425
British Army, Royal Engineers, Acting Sergeant, #14425

{AB47}

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

George Walton Audley (1882 – 1937)
Awarded the ‘Silver War’ Badge

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlistment Date: 8th September 1902
British Army, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, Private, #8377
Discharge Date  14th June 1916
Reason for discharge: discharged on medical grounds having been wounded or taken seriously ill.
The record of his Silver War badge  and his ‘Medal card’ at the National Archives both gives a service number of 6852, (which is different from that on his service record) and records him as being a member of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment,
His service record exists for part of his time in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

 

{U109}

Tank Corp

H M (Henry Mark) Audley (1900 – 1960)
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Royal Tank Regiment, Private, #7871902
British Army, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry*, Private, #7376
1st (Service) Battalion
(*Formed by the Militia in 1916 and named the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry.
Moved to Bourne Park (Canterbury) in May 1917, under orders of 202nd Brigade in the 67th Division. 27th September 1917 : left the Division and landed at Le Havre, then transferred to 86th Brigade in 29th Division)
There are a number of options for who this person could be please see the reasons for believing this to be {U109} in the following file

       Who is HM Audley?

{U197}

Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Harold Audley (1897 – 1959)
Awarded the ‘Victory’,and the ‘British War’ medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Private, #241189
This person has been identified from his name

{J62}

Royal Flying Corp

Harry Audley
Born 5th December 1900 Died 15th March 1962
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Air Force (RAF/RFC), #291132
(Enlistment in 1918 record notes him as a Facer & Fitter)
This person has been identified from his name

{N31}

Rifle Brigade
(The Prince Consort’s Own)

Harry Edward Audley (1899 -1979)
Awarded the ‘Victory’,and the ‘British War’ medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Rifle Brigade, Private, #46009
This person has been identified from his name

{J168}

Henry (Harry) Audley (1865 – 1935)
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlistment Date: 11th January 1915
British Army, Leicestershire Regiment
British Army, National Reserves #3682
156 Protection Company, RDC # 4818
Discharge Date: 29th March 1919
He did not serve overseas
His service Record Survives

Not yet identified

Royal Garrison Artillery

Henry Audley
Awarded the ‘Victory’,and the ‘British War’ medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Royal Garrison Artillery, Gunner, #186091
This person has not been identified

{U122}

Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

Henry Mark Audley (1878 – 1963)
Awarded the ‘Victory’, the ‘British War’ and the ‘1915 Star’ medals

Joined up 19th August 1898     Discharged 26th September 1919       Service 21 years and 39 days
Discharged Kings para 392 (xxi) Discharged on termination of second period of engagement.
Overseas Service 
South Africa 17th December 1899 to 17th February 1903
Gibraltar 8th June 1905 to 2nd September 1907
Bermuda 3rd September 1907 to 19th January 1910
South Africa 20th January 1910 to 21st December 1912
Hong Kong 22nd December 1912 to 19th September 1914
France 19th December 1914 to 30th January 1915
Medals other than WW1
South Africa Kings & Queens medals clasps Transvaal, Orange Free State, Cape Colony, 1901, 1902
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, Sergeant, #5629
A Pension record exists for him

Audsley not
AudleyRoyal Flying Corp

Henry Matthew James Audsley (1897 – 1968)
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Air Force (RAF/RFC), #22889
(Enlistment in 1916 record notes him as a Fitter)
This person has been mis-transcribed on a number of websites with the surname Audley when his actual surname was Audsley. The evidence that his surname should be Audsley is given in the following file

     Henry Matthew James Audsley.

{V25}

Royal Field Artillery

Herbert Audley (1896 – 1963)
Awarded the ‘Victory’,and the ‘British War’ medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlistment Date: 28th February 1916
British Army, Royal Field Artillery, Gunner, #2471
British Army, Royal Field Artillery, Gunner, #966683
His ‘new style’ service number suggests he was in 303 Brigade, RFA
Overseas Service
France 24th August 1916 to 13th February 1919
Discharge Date: 13th February 1919
His service record survives

{AB51}

Killed in Action

Herbert Audley (1888 – 1917)
Awarded the ‘Victory’,and the ‘British War’ medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, West Yorkshire Regiment, Private, #54308
Killed in Action  10th December 1917
( He has no known grave. His name (as Herbert Audley) is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 42 to 47 & 162, to the Missing that forms the North East Boundary, of the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Ypres Salient, Belgium, near to Passchendaele.)
He has been identified from his name

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