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grandad in 1st world war

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i know one of my grandads was in the first world war as i have his medals but the question is which one , is there any way of finding out ? either William George wensley born march 1888 died Dec 1967 or richard ridd born 1903 died June 1976 any help please :)
 

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i know one of my grandads was in the first world war as i have his medals but the question is which one , is there any way of finding out ? either William George wensley born march 1888 died Dec 1967 or richard ridd born 1903 died June 1976 any help please :)
Hi Libby,very much doubt it was Richard Ridd,he would have only been 11 when the war started:biggrin:

So it must have been George Wensley.....are you sure it is a first World War medal?
Richard could have served in WW2 though George would have probably been to old.

So my humble opinion says it belongs to George Wensley:)
 

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From the C.W.G.C site. http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=82084

He maybe a cousin.

Name: WENSLEY, DAVID HENRY
Initials: D H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Worcestershire Regiment
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 17/10/1916
Service No: 21490
Additional information: Son of Charles and Emily Wensley, of Hanislade, Oakford Bridge, nr. Bampton, Devon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. C. 1.
Cemetery: CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY

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1901 census.

Dulverton, Somerset.

Charles Wensley 38. Occ. Gardener.
Emily Wensley 34. b.West Malling, Surrey.
Mark Wensley 14
Clara A Wensley 10
David H Wensley 8
Amelia Wensley 4
Charles W Wensley 2


All others born Dulverton.


Steve.:)
 

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1911 Census Stockham Cottage Dulverton
Charles Wensley 48 married 25yrs: 12 children born alive: 8 Still alive: 4 died.
Emily 44 wife (nee WOOD)
Amelia Ruth 13
Joseph Arthur 9
Margaret Emily 6
Thomas Edward 5
Lilly Maria 4

Using GRO index rules out this family....

Using GRO new indexes with mothers maiden name
William George Wesley b 1888 mmn BEDE

Henry Wensley married Eva Bede 1887 Dulverton Reg Dist

Charles Edwin b 1889
Lucy b 1891

1901 Census Castle Court Dulverton
John Williams 28
Eva Williams 31
William Wensley 12 (step son)
Lucy Wensley 10 (step dau)
Frank Williams 5
Alice Williams 4
John Williams 1
 
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Henry Wensley (b.1871) Son of Samuel Palmer Wensley & Elizabeth Holcombe
Married Eva Bede Mid 1887 in Dulverton.
Children I have traced Charles Edwin - George William and Lucy.
Later Eva married John Williams and had Frank - Alice and John

Charles Wensley son of Mark Wensley and Amelia Radley
married Emily Wood 18 Jan 1886 Brompton Regis
9 Children

MARK2 WENSLEY was born in 1887 in Dulverton, Somerset, England.
CLARA ANNIE WENSLEY was born in 1890 in Dulverton,
DAVID HENRY WENSLEY was born in 1893 in Dulverton, Somerset, England. He died on 17 Oct 1916 in Flanders,France.
AMELIA RUTH WENSLEY was born in 1897 in Dulverton, Somerset, England.
CHARLES WILLIAM WENSLEY was born about 1899 in Dulverton, Somerset, England. He died 1905 Dulverton,
JOSEPH ARTHUR WENSLEY was born in 1901 in Dulverton, Somerset, England. He died in 1937 in Tiverton.
MARGARET EMILY WENSLEY was born in 1904 in Dulverton, Somerset, England.
LILY MARIA WENSLEY was born on 29 Mar 1907 in Dulverton, Somerset, England. She died in 1979 in Exeter,
THOMAS EDWARD WENSLEY was born on 19 Nov 1905 in Dulverton, Somerset, England. He died in 1985 in Newton Abbot
 

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