Soldiers who served in WWI

Over 63 individuals with the family name have been identified as taking part in World War One. There are several sources of information on these individuals and this section is an attempt to bring together all the information known on these individuals from the official records and our genealogy records. The records can be difficult to sort. Not many service and pension records survive, with 60% having been destroyed in a bombing raid in 1941. The sources of information used here are listed below, supplemented with details from the families where available.

This is a list of all the soldiers known to have been in World War 1 with as much details as we know for each one.
The World War 1 soldier’s information for our family members can be found in this pdf document

pdf World War 1 Soldiers

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

http://www.cwgc.org/

This website lists the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations worldwide where they are commemorated. Summary of the family deaths are in the section above. 

 World War 1 Medal Rolls Index

This collection contains the original index cards produced at the Army Medal Office and were created to keep in one place the soldier’s medal entitlement. The collection currently contains approximately 4.8 million people. The Medal Index Cards collection is the most complete listing of individuals who fought in the British Army in WWI, containing approximately 90% of soldiers names.

They can be viewed at a cost at both

http://www.ancestry.co.uk/

and

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/

The medal cards contain limited information often in a series of notes and abbreviations. It is recommended that you read the following information on interpreting the cards before looking at them.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/medals.asp

the medals that are issued for service in World War 1 are:-

 1914 Star

Instituted in 1917 for service ashore in France and Flanders between 5 August and 22 November 1914. In 1919 a clasp bearing the above dates was authorised and given to those individuals who had actually been under fire between the prescribed dates.

1914/15 Star

Authorised in 1918, the 1914/15 Star was awarded to those individuals who saw service in France and Flanders from 23 November 1914 to 31 December 1915, and to those individuals who saw service in any other operational theatre from 5 August 1914 to 31 December 1915.

British War Medal

The British War Medal 1914-1920, authorised in 1919, was awarded to eligible service personnel and civilians. Qualification for the award varied slightly according to service. The basic requirement for army personnel and civilians was that they either entered a theatre of war, or rendered approved service overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. Service in Russia in 1919 and 1920 also qualified for the award.

Victory Medal

The Victory Medal 1914-1919 was also authorised in 1919 and was awarded to all eligible personnel who served on the establishment of a unit in an operational theatre.

The Silver War Badge

The Silver War Badge, sometimes erroneously called the Silver Wound Badge, was authorised in September 1916 and takes the form of a circular badge with the legend “For King and Empire-Services Rendered” surrounding the George V cypher. The badge was awarded to all of those military personnel who were discharged as a result of sickness or wounds contracted or received during the war, either at home or overseas.

silver war medal

List of soldiers found in British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920

A D Titheridge    –    Aust Engrs
Alan J Titheridge    –    3rd Co of London Y, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)
Albert J H Titheridge    –    6th Essex Regiment
Alfred G Titheridge    –    Hampshire Regiment, Labour Corps
Alfred H Titheradge    –    1st Dragoon Guards, C of Dns, 1st Dragoon Guards
Albert J R Titheridge    –    17th London Regiment
Alfred J Titheridge    –    2nd Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment
Alfred R Titheradge    –    Royal Engineers, Royal Engineers
Alfred Tidridge    –    Welsh Regiment
Alfred Titheridge    –    Grenadier Guards
Alfred Tutheridge    –    Army Veterinary Corps
Arthur C Titheridge    –    Hampshire Regiment
Arthur H Tytheridge    –    Army Cyclist Corps
Arthur R Titheradge    –    Royal Garrison Artillery
Arthur Tetheridge    –    Middlesex Regiment
Bertie Tidridge    –    Hampshire Regiment
Charles Titheridge    –    Royal Army Medical Corps
D G Titheradge    –    Royal Field Artillery
Edgar J Tytheridge    –    2nd London Regiment, Labour Corps
Ernest A Tedridge    –    Hampshire Regiment
Ernest G Titheridge    –    Army Service Corps
Fabian W Titheradge    –    15th London Regiment, 2/London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers
Frank H Tetheridge    –    York and Lancaster Regiment, Labour Corps
George A Titheridge    –    Hampshire Regiment
George Titheridge    –    Hampshire Regiment
Gerald A Titheradge    –    Queen’s Royal Regiment West Surrey, Labour Corps
H Titheridge    –    Royal West Surrey Regiment
Harold Titheridge    –    Queen’s Royal Regiment West Surrey
Herbert J Titheridge    –    Royal Engineers
J F Titheridge    –    Royal Garrison Artillery
James B Titheridge    –    Labour Corps, Army Service Corps, York & Lancaster Regiment
James F C Titheridge    –    King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
James H Titheridge    –    Hamp’s Regiment
James H Titheridge     –    Royal Army Medical Corps
James Tidridge    –    Royal Garrison Artillery
John Harry Tidridge    –    Lan Fus Lanc 2F, Small Arms School
John Titheridge    –    Hampshire Regiment
Joseph Titheridge    –    Royal Surrey Regiment
O Titheradge    –    Essex Regiment
Percy J Titheridge    –    SS Royal Army Medical Corps
Reginald Titheridge    –    Hampshire Regiment
Richard Titheridge    –    Hampshire Regiment
Rupert Titheridge    –    Royal Engineers
Samuel Titheridge    –    4th London Regiment, Labour Corps
Sidney J Titheridge    –    Royal Garrison Artillery
W H Tetheridge    –    13th Hussars
Walter C Titheridge    –    Army Service Corps
Walter Charles Titheridge    –    RASC 14th Fd Butchery
Walter E Titheridge    –    Essex Regiment, Northamptonshire Regiment
Walter J Titheridge    –    Somersetshire Light Infantry
Walter Titheradge    –    Essex Regiment, Essex Regiment
William C Titheridge    –    Hampshire Regiment
William Edward Titheridge    –    Wiltshire Regiment
William F Titheridge    –    Royal Engineers
William H Tetheridge    –    13th Hussars
William H Tetherridge    –    13th Hussars
William J B Titheradge    –    Hampshire Regiment
William J N Tidridge    –    Hampshire Regiment, South Staffordshire Regiment
William J Titheridge    –    Royal Field Artillery
William Tidridge    –    Machine Gun Corps
William Titheridge    –    Norfolk Regiment
William Titheridge    –    Hampshire Regiment

The British Army World War One Service Records

These are War Office (WO) records also known as the WO363 records and the Burnt Documents. In 1940 there was a World War 2 bombing raid on the War Office in London where the records were held. During this raid, approximately 60 per cent of the 6.5 million records were destroyed by fire. The surviving service records have become known as the Burnt Documents. Many of these surviving records suffered water damage following the bombing raid, all surviving service were microfilmed by The National Archives. They can be viewed at a cost at http://www.ancestry.co.uk/

List of those soldiers with surviving military records

George Surgay Titheradge
Ernest George Titheradge
Arthur Robert Titheradge
Percy James Titheradge
William John Titheradge
Harold Edward Titheradge
Reginald Titheradge
Frederick William Titheradge

World War 1 British Army Pension Records

These service records of non-commissioned officers and other ranks who were discharged from the Army and claimed disability pensions for service in WWI. The type of information contained in these records includes: name of solider, age, birthplace, occupation, marital status, and regiment number. These records are also known as the WO364 records and the unburnt collection, due to these records surviving the bombing raid. They have been microfilmed by the National archives and can be viewed at a cost at

http://www.ancestry.co.uk/

List of those soldiers with surviving pension records

Alan Titheridge
Albert James Henry Titheradge
Charles Edward Titheradge
Frederick James Titheridge
Frank Henry Titheridge
Albert James Robert Titheridge
Ernest Titheridge
Alfred George Titheridge
John Titheridge

Please note that the spellings of the surnames used in all these documents is very variable with the names Titheridge and Titheradge often being interchanges. The service records and pension records can be very difficult to read in places as the writing can be faded, and difficult to decipher the words. If there are individuals you are interested in in the lists below it is recommended that you view the original documents especially for the service records and pension records. Below only the key facts have been extracted. The records are fascinating to read, although often hard to decipher. There is the individual who couldn’t read or write and was discharged within 42 days as “unsuitable for service”, the family where 4 of the sons were in the army one eventually being killed at Ypres, the extremes of age with one soldier being discharged because at he was too old to serve at 51 and the child who at the age of 15 joined the army by lying about his age, claiming he was 19 and after a year of service there is a copy of a letter written by his mother begging for him to be discharged and enclosing a record of his birth and his school certificate.

 

 

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