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William King
« on: Friday 09 February 18 03:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi, my ancestor, William King (BORN 26th OCT, 1896, Beswick, /M/C, UK) was one of the British Home children emigrated out to Canada as a boy. He was still there in 1913 but was thinking about returning to England the following year, and I know he went to fight in WW1 but how do I find out whether he went with Canadian Forces or with the English?

Does anyone know how to sleuth this out?
Thanks  :)

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Re: William King
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 February 18 05:03 GMT (UK) »
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: William King
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 February 18 05:04 GMT (UK) »
And can't see a candidate in the surviving UK service records for WW1.
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: William King
« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 February 18 07:11 GMT (UK) »
That's a shame but thanks for trying. It's a mystery.

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Re: William King
« Reply #4 on: Friday 09 February 18 08:01 GMT (UK) »
Maybe...United Kingdom, World War I Service Records  1918

 William King. b.1896.  Manchester Regiment, 1/6th Battalion, 47684.

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Re: William King
« Reply #5 on: Friday 09 February 18 14:27 GMT (UK) »
There is only a medical history for the above William King & there's no address etc. mentioned.
His occupation was collier & his religion was RC.
In 1957 he's asking for his service record from the War Office but was told it was destroyed in the Blitz.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: William King
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 10 February 18 06:24 GMT (UK) »
Hmm, he definitely wasn't RC, and I can't ever remember him being described as a collier. Was in the cotton mills of Beswick, Manchester in the early days before marriage in 1922. Then later on I know he did a stint with the Municipal Parks Dept. in Manchester. Repaired peoples shoes also...something he was taught to do by the Emigration Home prior to being emigrated to Canada as a boy.

THANKS EVERYONE....I very much appreciate the effort you made to help. I'll soldier on (no pun intended)!!  :D