World War 2 – Audley Combatants with forenames J to P

This page contains a list those members with the Audley surname that fought in WW2.  Unfortunately WW2 service records and medal records are currently not in the public domain. This list has been created:

    • from those records that are in the public domain.
    • from a list from the ‘ Ministry of Defence’ (October 2021) which gave brief details of those people with the Audley surname and born prior to 1922 whose service records was in the Ministry of Defence.

It should be noted that as of October 2021 that the ‘MOD’ have recently commences transferring the Service Records, of those Service Personnel who were discharged from the forces from 1921 to 1971, to ‘The National Archives’. This project is anticipated to be completed in 2027.

As a result of the above the list below will include people who served in the forces and were discharged between 1921 and 1939 and who were not combatants in WW2

J Audley
born 26th November 1918
Service Number 13042598
This persons service record is in the MOD awaiting transfer to ‘The National Archives’ as of October 2021.
This person has not been identified
{B156} James Henry Audley (1909 – ????)

Service Number 365256 (possibly RAF)
This persons service record is in the MOD awaiting transfer to ‘The National Archives’ as of October 2021
This person has been identified based on his initials and date of birth,

Royal Air Force

{N162} James Lewis Audley

Royal Air Force Service Number 1612770
He enlisted at RAF Station, Cardington, Bedfordshire  after October 1941.
On the WW2 ‘Bletchley Park Roll of Honour’ he is noted as having served in the ‘RAF’ as a Leading Aircraftman. (LAC) Intercept Operator, in North Africa and Italy during 1942 – 1945. (The Bletchley Park Roll of Honour lists all those believed to have worked in signals intelligence during WW2, at Bletchley Park and other locations) Note: we have from other records that {N162} was called James Louis Audley and yet the RAF records AIR 76/6/6 refer to this person as James Lewis Audley
{B138} John Audley (1907 –  1986)

Service Number 13115933
This persons service record has recently been transferred from the MOD to ‘The National Archives’ as of October 2021.
This person has been identified from his initials and his date of birth.

{B134} John Ebenezer Audley (1916 – 1980)

Service number 2013669 (probably RASC)
This persons service record is in the MOD awaiting transfer to ‘The National Archives as of October 2021.
This person has been identified from his initials and his date of birth.

Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

{AC53} John Edmund Audley (1901 – 1980)

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
February 1942
Temporary Lieutenant
Based at HMS Orlando (Navy House, Greenock, Scotland)
Later
Lieutenant
Based at HMS Fortitude ( a shore establishment at Ardrossan)

Probably {V63} John F Audley (1896 – 1956)
birth date not specified
Service Number 1032218
This persons service record has been transferred from the MOD to ‘The National Archive’ as of October 2021. This person was probably discharged  between 1921 and 1939 and therefore probably did not serve in WW2.
This person has been identified from his initials.
{AA121} Joseph H Audley (1912 – ????)

Service Number 1704130
This persons service record is at the MOD awaiting transfer to ‘The National Archives’ as at October 2021.
This person has been identified from his initials and his date of birth
{HC9} Laurence Geoffrey Audley- Charles (1902 – 1941)

Died 18th February 1941
Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial
Able Seaman; Merchant Navy;  M.V. Edwy R Brown (London)

At 06.33 hours on 17 Feb 1941 the Edwy R. Brown (Master Andrew Chalmers), a straggler from convoy HX-107, was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-103 in bad weather southeast of Iceland. The U-boat had missed the zigzagging tanker with a first torpedo at 06.15 hours. The ship continued after being hit and only stopped after two torpedoes struck behind the bridge at 06.40 hours and set her on fire. The Germans observed how the crew abandoned ship in two lifeboats and waited for the ship to sink, but she remained afloat even after being struck amidships by a fourth torpedo at 07.58 hours. U-103 gave up further attacks when a coup de grâce fired at 08.33 hours failed to detonate and left the burning wreck in a sinking condition. The master, 47 crew members and two gunners were lost

{M119} Leo Francis Audley (1918 – 1939)
Died 23rd September 1939
Buried Fleetwood Borough Cemetery
Service Number 10280262
Gunner 106 Battery 23 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
Reported in Casualty Lists
WO417/11 (03/09/1939 to 09/05/1940)
Listed as ‘Accidentally killed’This persons service record is at the MOD awaiting transfer to ‘The National Archives’ as of October 2021.
This person has been identified from his initials and his date of birth
N Audley
birth date not specified
Service Number A719620/44 (RAF)
This persons service record is in the MOD awaiting transfer to ‘The National Archives’ as of October 2021.
This person  has not been identified.
{AB60} Norman Audley (1910 – 1992)
born 23rd November 1910
Service Number  A792676/45 & 966190 (RAF)
This persons service records is in the MOD awaiting transfer to ‘The National Archives ‘ as of October 2021.
This person  was identified from his initials and date of birth.

Royal Air Force

{V14} Owen Vivian Audley (1912 – 1980)

Royal Air force; Service Number 1180473
He enlisted at RAF Station, Cardington, Bedfordshire, and joined after April 1940

This persons service record is in the MOD awaiting  transfer to ‘The National Archives’ as at October 2021.
This person has been identified from his initials and the day and month of his birth. His army service record (and the 1939 registers) indicate that he was born in 1908 when he was actually born in 1912. For more details see {V14} in the ‘History of Audley Family V.

P Audley
born 1st January 1891
Service Number 7781 (Irish Guards)
This persons service record is in the MOD awaiting transfer to ‘The National Archives’ as at October 2021.
This person has not been identified and it is not known whether he served in WW2. This person served in WW1, please see the WW1 section of this website for more information about him.
P Audley
born  23rd  September  1911
Service Number 5105929
This persons service record is at the MOD and is awaiting transferred to ‘The National Archive’ as of October 2021.
This person has not been identified
P Audley
birth not specified
Service Number 7576181
This persons service record has been transferred from the MOD to ‘The National Archives as of October 2021. This person was discharged from the forces in the period 1921 to 1939 and probably did not serve in WW2.
This person has not been identified.
{M108} Patrick Audley (1911 – 1981)

Service Number 2621616 Grenadier Guards
This persons service record is in the MOD awaiting transfer to ‘The National Archives’ as at October 2021.
This person has been identified from his initials and date of birth.

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