1st/9th London Regiment (Queen Victoria Rifles)

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  1. Lone Pine

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    Any military historians out there.

    I am trying to help a Church in Leigh on Sea, Essex, they have about 4 names of the WW1 Memorial Plaque, and are trying to do some research into these Gentlemen.

    I have managed to track down 3 of them, one of then serving in the same Regiment as Rupert Brooks and may have been at Gallipoli.

    Its the 4th one I am having problems with

    Roderick George Wordsworth 43368 (they actual put him down as Richard, but its not its Roderick)
    1st/9th London Regiment (Queen Victoria Rifles) KIA 10.8.18 Memorial Vis-en-Artols, Pas de Calais and that is about it.

    Can anyone help the me/The Church please. Thanks
     
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    FMP has his address as being Tufnell Park, Middlesex and him being in the 9th Battalion of the Essex Regiment. Other details are the same.This is from the Great War Database. :)

    Oh - and he enlisted in Colchester.
     
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    There is also a birth registration for a Roderic (no 'k') George WORDSWORTH in Islington, December quarter 1887 (1b/191)
     
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    In the 1911 census, he is working as a shorthand typist for an automobile engineer's. (RG14, PN772, RG78, PN26, RD9, SD4, ED27, SN508)
     
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    The Roderic George Wordsworth that Jan found was on the 1901 census. RG13 - Piece 157 - Folio 32 - Page 8 Living at Dunollie Road in the borough of St Pancras. Although his name is George R Wordsworth

    Head George D - 42 - Manager Soap Co Advt Dept - b. Leicestershire
    Wife Emily J - 44 - London
    Daug Emily M - 15 - Eastbourne
    Son George R - 13 - Islington
    Daug Daisy M - 11 - St Pancras
    Daug Elizabeth D - 7 - St Pancras

    (familysearch - England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913 + images)

    In 1911 electoral registers Roderick George is renting a one room, Ground Floor, Furnished (?) at 3 Dunollie Road for 5s per week. His father was also living at the same address.

    1912 electoral registers Mr G.D. Wordsworth was still the landlord of the same property. Roderick George is still in the one room, Ground Floor, Furnished (?) at 3 Dunollie Road but is shown as not a rent payer.

    Notice on both electoral registers his name has been entered as Roderick George Wordsworth.

    On the 1891 census the family are at Falkland Road. RG12 - Piece 139 - Folio 189 - Page 22

    Transcription says Frederick (so does the original)
     
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    Roderick George Wordsworth was baptised 22 January 1888 in St George's Church, Tufnell Park, Islington. He was born on 25th September 1887. Parents: George Duncan and Emily Jane. Father's occupation: Commission Agent. Address: 73 Corinne Road, Tufnell Park.

    Source: Ancestry London Baptisms.
     
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    Roderick G Wordsworth married December qtr 1912 Pancras 1b 88
    to Ethel D Shackleton
     
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    There are 2 daughters born to the surname Wordsworth mmn Shackleton
    Sept qtr 1913 Hilda A
    and Dec qtr 1914 Winifred E
    both births registered in Islington (FreeBMD)
     
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    I don't think this is the guy that the church is looking for, ok will go back and check my research, otherwise how do he end up on a memorial plaque at Leigh on Sea. Very odd.
     
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    It's possible that if his parents, or his wife or her family lived there, that they managed to get his name on the local memorial. Some research I saw fairly recently (was it on Top Dog?) showed that on a village war memorial there were several deaths recorded where the soldier hadn't any close connection with the actual place.
     
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    See post number 35 in this thread. :)
     
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    A Winifred E Wordsworth married in 1940 in the Southend reg. district
     
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    Checked my research and that is fine so wondering if they have the right name, have called the church and have asked them for me to go and see the memorial. The newspaper put his name down as Richard, but I found out it was Roderick, so will go and have a look myself.

    My grateful thanks to you all, although no solider is connected with Gallipoli I think felt I had to do something for these Gentleman. So been really groping in the dark as I am a "Gallipoli Girl" not a "France Girl" thanks again xx
     
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    Ancestry has an entry for
    Roderick George Wordsworth resided Tufnell Park,Middlesex.
    a private, 9th Battalion Essex Regiment no 43368,
    enlisted Colchester died (KIA) 10/8/1918 France and Flanders
     
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    And there is a marriage Jan-Mar. q. 1946 for Ethel D. Wordsworth in Southend on Sea to Hubert F. Driver.
     
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    Hilda A Wordsworth married Lawrence A Beswick Jul-Sep. q. 1942 in Willesden
     
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    Lone Pine Her Grandad would be so proud of her

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    Just had a call from the Church and looking at their records he joined the Church in 1916, so looks like this is the guy thank you all so much for your help I did tell the chruch about this web site and how helpful you had been (not that I doubted that you would not help :)) so a huge thank you from the Church at Leigh on Sea Essex, to you all. And from me you are the best thanks so much ():-)
     

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