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When William enlisted in Sept 1915 he gave his address as 60 Station Road, Crayford, Kent. The box for next of kin originally had 'none' written in it, but this was amended to 'Mary Lewis, Rowan, Blean, Canterbury Kent - guardian'

He was promoted to Cpl 4 Sep 1915 (chemist, chem section)

He was discharged 14 Jul 1916 under COY KR Para 392 (XXV), His service being no longer required. It looks like his address was then given as 91 Woodlands Road, Girlington, Bradford. He served 315 days.
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Mary Lewis from Blean is the one b 1835 on the 1911 census. She says she has one child, who must be the Elizabeth who filled in the form. Elizabeth single aged 46, was living two doors away at a house called Rowan .

Going back, Mary seems to have a husband George up until 1881 and in 1891 she has a boarder called William Wells aged 1. He was b in Islington and there is a reg in Q1 1890 there, but no matches in Edmonton (where WR should have been registered).

Here's the 1891 census (no time to re-find the others)

http://interactive.ancestry.co.uk/65...&usePUBJs=true

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Oh, well done, Merry!
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So you mentioned he had a W as middle initial in 1901 - for Wells?? Perhaps James was his father too - James seems to have been busy!
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Some Islington baps have dob on the record buy not transcribed. It's too difficult to search on my phone though!!
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He was b in Islington and there is a reg in Q1 1890 there, but no matches in Edmonton
I hadn't noticed the Q1 1890 William Wells birth reg has middle name John, which I don't think helps! lol

I am trying to eliminate this William (the boarder) now I have a bit more time.
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I keep wondering if this is Brenda?


Births Mar 1910
WILLIAMS Brenda Audrey Fulham 1a 161

mainly because I can't find this child in 1911!
I noticed that one too, and haven't been able to eliminate her.
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Some Islington baps have dob on the record buy not transcribed. It's too difficult to search on my phone though!!
You can rule out the William Wells bap. Hornsey in 1892 because it was an adult baptism.
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I've got distracted by this 1911 entry:

http://interactive.ancestry.co.uk/23...nSearchResults

I can't find and matches for either HenryCooper's only dau, Evelyn Cooper marrying a Reverson (or similar) or a Swann (Priscilla's previous name - she had several daughters) marrying similarly. Also no birth reg in Hendon district for Phyllis.

Wasn't Julia Nina registered in Hendon?? She would have only been 2¾ in 1911.
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You can rule out the William Wells bap. Hornsey in 1892 because it was an adult baptism.
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