World War 1 – Audley Combatants with forename J to P

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
{N28}

Royal Field Artillery

James Robert Audley (1894 – 1974)
Awarded the ‘Victory’ the ‘British War’ and the ‘1915 Star’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlistment Date: 16th February 1911
British Army, Royal Field Artillery Infantry, Gunner, #3407
British Army, Royal Field Artillery Infantry, Gunner, #876564
His ‘new style’ service number suggests that he was a member of either 270 Brigade, RFA (renumbered 272 Brigade in Deceber 1916) or 345 Brigade RFA
Discharge date: 29th April  1919
Service Overseas
France 15th November 1915 to 26th January 1916
France 15th December 1916 to 11th April 1917
France 30th May 1917 to 14th November 1917
Italy 15th November 1917 to 24th March 1918
France 24th March 1818 to ?
His service record survives

{QE14}

Labour Corp

James Robert Audley (1884 – 1955)
Awarded the ‘Victory’ the ‘British War’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Hertfordshire Regiment, Private, #269242
British Army, Labour Corps, Private, #597416
He has been identified based on his name and on the basis that he is not the same person as the James Robert Audley above

{AA96}

Died at Sea

John Audley (1881 – 1918)

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Navy, Able Seaman, HMS Otranto ,#202381
He died  6th October 1918 when the HMS Otranto sank following a collision with HMS Kashmir of the Isle of Islay, Scotland
He is buried in grave 2.8 at Kilchoman Cemetery, Isle of Islay, Scotland
His death is recorded in ‘Audley Pedigrees’

Probably {AH5}

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders

John Audley (1873 – 1939)

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlistment date: 13th February 1892
British Army, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, #3057
Discharge Date: 12th February 1904 (Total service 12 years)
Overseas Service:
Malta 14th September 1892 to18th February 1895
Unknown (possibly India) 19th February 1895 to 3rd October 1897
Egypt 4th October 1897 to 2nd March 1900
South Africa 3rd March 1900 to 30th July 1902
He does not appear to have serviced in WW1 
His Service Record survives

John Audley (1870/1 – ????)
Awarded the Silver War Badge

 
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlistment date: 12th April 1915
British Army, 5th Cavalry Depot, Private, #H/29402
( The 5th Cavalry Depot, was based at Horfield Barracks, Bristol and provided a base for 4 Regiments of Hussars)
No Overseas service
Discharge Date: 2nd October 1917 aged 46 (Based on his age and discharge date from his Silver War Badge records this would indicate that his birth would have been in the period Q4 1870 to Q4 1871; however there is no birth for a John Audley recorded in that period.)
Reason for discharge: Army Order d/10/08/1917 Para 2 (D) {do not know what that means}
This person has not been identified

{U111}

Royal Warwickshire Regiment

John Audley (1878 – 1939)

Joined up 7th September 1914     Discharged 29th January 1915
Total Service 145 Days
Discharged Kings Regs para 392 III cc –
Medically unfit for further military service
No overseas service
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, #5865, # 16276
A Pension record exists for him

 possibly {M97}

King’s Own
(Royal Lancaster Regiment)

John Audley ( 1897 – 1969)
Awarded the ‘Victory’ the ‘British War’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Private, #1686
British Army, Royal Lancaster Regiment, Private, #240299
This person has been identified from his name and his location in 1911.

Son of {E18}

Killed in Action

John Audley Parle (1885 – 1917)
Awarded the ‘Military Cross’,the ‘Victory’  and the ‘British War’ Medals
 
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, King’s Liverpool Regiment, Private, #17/15756
British Army, Inns of Court Officers Training Corps, Private, #5950
British Army, Liverpool Regiment, Second Lieutenant
British Army, Liverpool Regiment, Captain
Killed in Action 30th November 1917
(Awarded the Military Cross in 1917, see Citation in the London Gazette 14th September 1917 {For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a raiding party. As they were about to return he found one of his officers lying unconscious on the enemy wire. He took him on his back and carried him 250 yards to our lines, through heavy enemy barrage and machine-gun fire,, and Buried, II. D. 44. Honnechy, British Cemetery, Northern France.}
This person has been identified from his name

John Audley Thicknesse (1869 – 1916)
Awarded the ‘Victory’ the ‘British War’ and the ‘1915 Star’ Medals
 
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Somerset Light Infantry
British Army, Somerset Light Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel
Killed in action 1st July 1916
(Buried Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme. France) 
This person was identified from his name, for more information bout John Audley Thicknesse see the following file

      John Audley Thicknesse

Killed in Action

{V63}

Royal Field Artillery

John F Audley (1894 – 1956)
Awarded the ‘Distinguished Conduct’ the ‘Victory’ the ‘British War’ and the ‘1914 Star’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
He served in France from 19th August 1914
British Army, 28th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, Gunner, #56177
British Army, Royal Field Artillery, Bombardier, #56177
British Army, 28th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, Acting Corporal, #56177
(This was a unit of Britain’s pre-war regular Army. It is also sometimes shown as 28 Brigade RFA. •Comprising 122, 123 and 124 Batteries, this Brigade was under Command of 5th Division.)( Of the Seaforth Barracks, Royal Field Artillery No 3 Depot, Seaforth, Liverpool, Lancashire, a Boy Soldier in 1911)
(*The Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) was (until 1993) an extremely high level award for Bravery. It was a second level military decoration awarded to other ranks of the British Army and formerly also to non-commissioned personnel of other Commonwealth countries.)
This person has been identified from his name

{J57}

Leicestershire Regiment

John H Audley  (1996 – 1975)
Awarded  the ‘Victory’ and the ‘British War’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Leicestershire Regiment, Private, #5627
British Army, Leicestershire Regiment, Private, #201827
This person has been identified from his name

{AA54}

The King’s Liverpool Regiment

Joseph Henry Audley (1890 – 1945)
Awarded  the ‘Victory’ and the ‘British War’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, King’s Liverpool Regiment, Private, #54489
He has been identified based on his name

The 2nd wife of {F23}
they did not marry until 1924Queen Alexandra’s Royal
Army Nursing Corp
Mary Rose Audley neé Mc Geown (1883 – ????)
Awarded the ‘Victory’ the ‘British War’ and the ‘1915 Star’ Medals (awarded in her maiden name)Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, Staff Nurse
British Army, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, Sister
This person has been identified from her maiden name

 

A member of Audley
Family MArmy Ordinance Corp

Patrick Audley 
Awarded the ‘Victory’ the ‘British War’ and the ‘1915 Star’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Irish Guards, Private, #7781
British Army, Army Ordnance Corps, Private, #S/11372
The file below will tell you which members of ‘Audley Family M’ this Patrick Audley could be.

Who was Patrick Audley

{AB52}

Killed in Action

Percy Audley (1892 – 1918)
Awarded the ‘Victory’ and the ‘British War’  Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, King’s (Liverpool Regiment), 13th Battalion , #37863
Killed in action 18th September 1918
(Buried at Hermies Hill, British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, (ref number I.G. 10).
(13th (Service) Battalion)
(Formed at Seaforth, Liverpool, in September 1914 as part of K3 and attached as Army Troops to 25th Division. February 1915: transferred to 76th Brigade in same Division.27th September 1915: landed at Le Havre. 15th October 1915: transferred with Brigade to 3rd Division.23rd October 1915: transferred to 8th Brigade in same Division. 4th April 1916: transferred to 9th Brigade in same Division.)
This person has been identified based on his name

{QB11}

Killed in Action

Percy John Audley (1895 – 1918)
Awarded the ‘Victory’ and the ‘British War’  Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Northamptonshire Regiment, Private, #25177
Killed in action 5th April 1918
(Cemetery/Memorial: Panel 54 to 56, POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France)
This person has been identified based on his name

{QH26}

3rd London Regiment
(same badge as Royal Fusiliers)

Percy William Audley (1899 – 1969)
Awarded the ‘Victory’ and the ‘British War’  Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, 3rd London Regiment, Private, #254488
This person has been identified based on his name

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