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Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby beardie » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:51 pm

hi all,
trying to compile a list of men of the rowley regis company in world war one, if anyone has any information let me know!

can some kind soul look up 1911 census details for 9632 / 200778 pte Walter Griffiths of the 1/5 south staffordshire,the rowley regis roll of honour lists his address as 58 elbow street. the 1901 census lists two walter griffiths living in old hill. :oops:

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Re: Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby Antie Em » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:08 pm

beardie wrote:hi all,
trying to compile a list of men of the rowley regis company in world war one, if anyone has any information let me know!

can some kind soul look up 1911 census details for 9632 / 200778 pte Walter Griffiths of the 1/5 south staffordshire,the rowley regis roll of honour lists his address as 58 elbow street. the 1901 census lists two walter griffiths living in old hill. :oops:

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Any idea of his age in 1911 Beardie ?
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Re: Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby Rob » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:09 pm

My Granddad Frank Williams was in the first world war but i have no idea of which regiment. He was a Blackheath lad would he have been in The Rowley Regis Regiment?
Theres a photo of him on BCC in his uniform would that help to determine which regiment he was in?
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Re: Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby rockyfowler » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:18 pm

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Re: Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby rockyfowler » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:24 pm

1911
GRIFFITHS, John Head Married M 41 1870 Boat Haulier Rowley Regis Staffs
GRIFFITHS, Adelaide Wife Married
20 years F 41 1870 Rowley Regis Staffs
GRIFFITHS, Walter Son Single M 17 1894 General Laboourer Rowley Regis Staffs
GRIFFITHS, Dora Daughter F 14 1897 Grinder Pen Factory Rowley Regis Staffs
GRIFFITHS, Samuel Son M 10 1901 School Rowley Regis Staffs
GRIFFITHS, Mary Daughter F 7 1904 Rowley Regis Staffs
GRIFFITHS, Jane Daughter F 4 1907 Rowley Regis Staffs

3 Queen Street Old Hill Staffordshire County:
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Re: Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby rockyfowler » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:29 pm

29 May 1915 St Luke Cradley Heath
Walter GRIFFITHS 22 B Fitter Old Hill Father John Griffiths Haulier
Ellen TROMANS 21 S Old Hill Father William Tromans Labourer
Wit; Arthur Simmonds Dora Griffiths
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Re: Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby beardie » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:49 pm

rockyfowler wrote:29 May 1915 St Luke Cradley Heath
Walter GRIFFITHS 22 B Fitter Old Hill Father John Griffiths Haulier
Ellen TROMANS 21 S Old Hill Father William Tromans Labourer
Wit; Arthur Simmonds Dora Griffiths


thanks rocky :grin:

he must have been good pals with 200782 pte arthur simmonds, enlisted together , witness at his wedding!

he landed in france 25/6/15 with the first draft of reinforcements for the 1/5 south staffs
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Re: Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby beardie » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:20 pm

Rob wrote:My Granddad Frank Williams was in the first world war but i have no idea of which regiment. He was a Blackheath lad would he have been in The Rowley Regis Regiment?
Theres a photo of him on BCC in his uniform would that help to determine which regiment he was in?


hi rob,
the old hill recruiting office opened in 12th oct 1914 and was closed on 31st of march 1916, he might have been a bit young to enlist there?

can you post a copy of the picture here? so i can look at it

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Re: Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby mallosa » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:09 am

Do you mind if I help Rob?

Here he is Steve - Frank Williams
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Re: Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby Rob » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:10 pm

Aw Bless!!
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Re: Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby peterd » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:11 pm

mallosa wrote:Do you mind if I help Rob?

Here he is Steve - Frank Williams



send me a copy san will see if i can enlarge the cap badge
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Re: Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby beardie » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:23 pm

its going to be tough!, his capbadge is a button!
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Re: Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby Rob » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:38 pm

Was that normal?
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Re: Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby beardie » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:43 pm

they was always a shortage of cap badges in world war one! it is normal, he probably got his capbadge when he finished his training
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Re: Rowley Regis Company of the 5th South Staffs

Postby mallosa » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:51 pm

peterd wrote:
mallosa wrote:Do you mind if I help Rob?

Here he is Steve - Frank Williams



send me a copy san will see if i can enlarge the cap badge


Nice one Pete, although you can't enlarge the badge, you've done a good job there :wink:

I've added it alongside the original for now until Rob sees it
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