World War 1 – Audley Combatants with Forenames R to T

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
{AA77}

Randle Poole Audley (1880 – 1960)
Awarded the ‘Victory’ and the ‘British War’  Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlisted: 15th November 1915 to the Army Reserve
Transferred: 1st June 1916 to 2/4th Battn, The Royal Welch Fusiliers, Private #10317
Discharged: 4th August 1916
Reason  for discharge: in consequence of not being likely to become an efficient soldier on medical grounds.
Re-enlisted: late 1916/ early1917.
British Army,3rd Battn Border Regiment, Private, #32485
British Army, Labour Corps, Private, #386597
British Army,30th Battn King’s Liverpool Regiment, Private, #102477
 A pension record exists for this person

Kings Liverpool Regiment

Possibly {F60}

Robert Audley (1885 – 1918)
Awarded the ‘Victory’, the ‘British War’  and the ‘1914 Star’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, 14th Brigade Royal Horse Artillery, Gunner, #20216
British Army, Royal Field Artillery, Gunner, #20216
He saw overseas service from 5th October 1914

This person has been identified based on his name
The concern is that {F60} died 17th September 1918 prior to the end of WW1. Also the serviceman with service number 20216 was in a Military Hospital in France in November 1916 as R Audley. The hospital record indicates that he was 35 years old and had been in the military for 15 years.  This 15 years service conflicts  with the information about {F60} i the 1911 census of England

Royal Field Artillery

{IO6}

Robert Audley (1894 – 1956)
Awarded the ‘Victory’, the ‘British War’  and the ‘1915 Star’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Private, #2728
He saw service in the Balkans from 24th May 1915
He fought at Gallipoli and was a Prisoner of War in Germany
He had a brother Charles also a member of the same regiment
His service record survives

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

{AA89}

Robert Frederick Audley (1883 – 1945)
Awarded the ‘Victory’, and the ‘British War’  Medals as well as a Silver War Badge.

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Date of Enlistment: 10th December 1915
British Army, A S B(A), Private #38472
British Army, 5th Tank Corps, Private, #200952
Date of discharge: 25th March 1919
Reason for discharge: discharged on medical grounds having been wounded or taken seriously ill. ( He spent almost 1 year in Bevan Military Hospital, Sandgate Kent & Military Hospital Herne Bay Kent
Total Service 3 years 106 days
Overseas Service
France 26th June 1917 to 28th March 1918.
His Pension Record survives

Tank Corp

{AC8} Robert William Audley (1880 – 1948)
Awarded the ‘British War’ and the ‘Mercantile Marine’ Medals Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Mercantile Marine, Seaman.
This person has been identified based on his name, address, and place of birth on his Mercantile Marine Medal Card.
 

 

{AA91} Samuel Audley (1868 – 1940)
Awarded the ‘British War’ and the ‘Mercantile Marine’ Medals but had to return them due to insufficient service.Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Mercantile Marine, Ships Painter RMS Carmania, Cunard Lne
This person has been identified based on his name and an address on his Mercantile Marine Medal Card.
 

 

Possibly {E11}

Samuel Audley (1896 – 1953)
Awarded the ‘Victory’,  and the ‘British War’  Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Dorset Yeomanry, Private, #73461
British Army, Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps) #73461
British Army, Staffordshire Yeomanry, Private, #73461
British Army, 1st County of London Yeomanry, Private, #73461
British Army, Corps of Hussars, Private, #73461
The logic used to try and identify this person is given in the following file

       Who was Samuel Audley?

The Staffordshire Yeomanry
(Queen’s Own Royal Regiment)

{AA103}

Samuel Audley (1896 – 1964)
Awarded the ‘Victory’, the ‘British War’  and the ‘1914 Star’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlistment Date: 9th November 1914
British Army, King’s 2/6th Battn Liverpool Regiment, Sergeant, #2854
British Army, King”s 2/6th Battn Liverpool Regiment, Sergeant, #240972
Demobilised: 23rd March 1919
Overseas Service
France 14th February 1917 to ……..
His service record survives
This person has been identified from family knowledge

{N6}

Samuel William Audley (1880 – 1926)
Awarded the ‘Victory’,and the ‘British War’  Medals also the ‘Silver War Badge’

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlistment Date: 28th October 1915
British Army, Royal Garrison Artillery, Gunner, #61174
British Army, Royal Garrison Artillery 13th Company, Gunner, #61174
He had overseas service.
Date of Discharge: 3rd July 1918.
Reason for Discharge: discharged on medical grounds having been wounded or taken seriously ill. (he contracted Malaria.)
His service record survives

Royal Garrison Artillery

{J60}

Sidney Audley (1897 – 1957}
Awarded the ‘Victory’, the ‘British War’  and the ‘1915 Star’ Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Enlistment date: 14th August 1914
British Army, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, Lance Corporal, #6/1096
British Army, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, Sergeant, #6/1096
He served overseas in France 27th August 1915 to 29th December 1918
Total service 6 years
Discharge Date 13th August 1920
A pension record exists for this person

King’s Royal Rifle Corp

{T85}

Sydney Harold Audley (1899 – 1941)
Awarded the ‘Victory’,  and the ‘British War’  Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Date of Enlistment: 22nd August 1917
British Army, Devonshire Regiment, Private, #81322
British Army, Devonshire Regiment, Private, #43537
British Army, Labour Corps, Private, #656103
Date of Discharge: 17 January 1919
Overseas service 
From 3 September 1919 served as a guard at a ‘POW’ camp in France
His service record survives

Devonshire Regiment

{E14}

Thomas Audley (1871 – 1939)

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
Date of Enlistment: 15th August 1892
 British Army, 2nd Battalion Dragoon Guards, # 4009,
 British Army, 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers Battalion #4872. #12552
 First Date of Discharge: 14th August 1914
 Service during first enlistment: 22 Years
 It appears that immediately after his discharge he reinlisted as he has a second discharge date of 8th March 1919
 Overseas Service
  India 1st December 1893 to 20th October 1894
  Egypt 21st October 1894 to 3rd November 1896
  South Africa 29th April 1898 to 10th November 1901
  He was wounded at Wilderfontein South Africa
  During second period of entiltment he spent time at the Curragh in Ireland (he suffered from deafness)
 Medals
 Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (with Gratuity)
 Queen’s South Africa Medal with the following clasps; Belfast; Orange Free State; Elandslaagte; Defence of Ladysmith
A Pension Record Exists for this person

The 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers

Not yet identified

Thomas Audley (1885/6 – ????)
Awarded the ‘Silver War Badge’

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Worcestershire Regiment, Private, #23257
Enlisted 5th September 1914
Discharged: 26th May 1916 aged 30
Reason for discharge; discharged on medical grounds having been wounded or taken seriously ill.
Awarded the ‘Silver War Badge’
This person has not been identified and could be one of a number of people as detailed in the following file.

       Who was Thomas Audley?

Worcestershire Regiment

{V28}  Thomas Charles Audley (1872 – 1967)
 
Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, 32nd Battn Middlesex Regiment, #O6312
Enlistment Date: 3rd June 1918 ( aged 45 years and 10 months)

Middlesex Regiment

{U168}

Thomas Francis (Frank) Audley (1898 – 1932)
Awarded the ‘Victory’, and the ‘British War’  Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Suffolk Regiment, Private, #242145
British Army, Durham Light Infantry, Private, #78809
This person has been identified by his name

Suffolk Regiment

{AB37}

Thomas Henry Audley (1881 – 1956)
Awarded the ‘Victory’, and the ‘British War’  Medals

Military Unit; Rank & Service Number
British Army, Liverpool Regiment, Private, #266501
This person has been identified based on his name

Kings Liverpool Regiment

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