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kira112 Report 20 Sep 2017 14:25

Thankyou all so much for your help on this I really appreciate it


malyon Report 19 Sep 2017 12:04

William Henry Riley
England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers
William Henry Riley
Event Type
Event Date
14 Jan 1900
Event Place
Polesworth, Warwickshire, England
Father's Name
William Henry Riley
Mother's Name
Annie Riley

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 18 Sep 2017 18:18

(relating for him)

Chris :)


British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription (Find My Past)

First name(s) William
Last name Riley
Age 16
Birth year 1901
Birth town Castleford
Birth county Yorkshire
Birth country England
Service number S/22252
Regiment Seaforth Highlanders
Unit / Battalion 3rd Battalion
Year 1917
Residence town Castleford
Residence county Yorkshire

(Next of Kin, Father, William. 48 Rd St.)

(quite a lot of images to go through, Birthdate given, same as 1939 on above other 'Thread'. Discharged, due to being Under Age)

1911 (Find My Past)
William Riley Head Married Male Coal Miner Hewer 33 1878 Normanton Yorks
Frances Riley Wife Married Female - 30 1881 Longton Staffordshire
William Riley Son Single Male School 10 1901 Longton Staffordshire
Martin Riley Son Single Male - 8 1903 Longton Staffordshire
Patrick Riley Son Single Male - 4 1907 Longton Staffordshire
Mary Ann Riley Daughter - Female - 4 1907 Yorkshire Castleford
John Riley Son Single Male - 0 1911 Yorkshire Castleford
Address 48 Rhodes St Whitwood
Parish Whitwood
Sub district Castleford
County Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)
Census reference RG14 PN27494 RG78 PN1574 RD505 SD4 ED8 SN311
(says Married 11yrs, 7 children born, 5 living, 2 died)

British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920?
Pension Records (Ancestry)

Name: William Riley
Birth: abt 1899
Residence: 1917 - 48 Road St Hightown, Castleford

Staffordshire Birth indexes for the years: 1899

ABBOTTS William ABBOTTS Longton Stoke-On-Trent LGN/100/080

GRO Reference: 1899 S Quarter in STOKE UPON TRENT Volume 06B Page 281

Marriages Dec 1901 (>99%
Abbotts Frances Pontefract 9c 270
RILEY William Pontefract 9c 270

GRO Reference: 1902 D Quarter in STOKE-UPON-TRENT Volume 06B Page 290

England Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms Transcription (Find My Past)

First name(s) Martinus
Last name Riley
Birth date 25 Sep 1902
Birth year 1902
Baptism year 1902
Baptism date 12 Oct 1902
Church St Gregory
Parish Longton
Deanery North Staffordshire
Diocese Birmingham
County Staffordshire
Father's first name(s) Gulielmi
Father's last name Riley
Mother's first name(s) Francescae Abbots
Archive Birmingham Archdiocesan Archives
Archive reference P270/1/5

Staffordshire baptisms Transcription (Find My Past)

First name(s) William Henry Abbotts
Last name Abbotts
Baptism year 1900
Baptism date 10 Oct 1900
Baptism place Penkhull, St Thomas
Denomination Anglican
Mother's first name(s) Frances
County Staffordshire
Archive reference D3775/1/3
(Abode, Stoke on Trent Workhouse)

1901 (Find My Past)
Richard Smith Head Married Male 29 1872 Colliery Blacksmith Longton, Staffordshire, England
Mary Ann Smith Wife Married Female 30 1871 - Longton, Staffordshire, England
Francis Abbotts Visitor Single Female 20 1881 - Longton, Staffordshire, England
William Hy Abbotts Visitor Single Male 0 1901 - Longton, Staffordshire, England
Street Sykes Street
Town Whitwood
Parish Whitwood
County Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)
Municipal ward Hightown
Registration district Pontefract
Archive reference RG13
Piece number 4301
Folio 72
Page 22

But, as advised would still get 1922 Marriage Cert.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Sep 2017 18:09

Can't see a medal card for William Henry Riley, Seaforth Highlanders with the service number you quote. There are 4 entries for William Riley, but not the correct service number.
Are you sure it's correct or does the number relate to WW2?


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Sep 2017 17:53

WW2 records are still with the MOD. You can order a copy for £30 but they could take a number of months to arrive.

Follow this link for application forms

In the region of 70% of WW1 records were destroyed in a fire following bombing during WW2. The medal cards were stored elsewhere & survived.


kira112 Report 18 Sep 2017 17:40

could anyone please look for Williams WW2 Service Records West Yorkshire Regiment Army No 4540598 he was living Pontefract / Castleford married to Clara


kira112 Report 18 Sep 2017 14:40

Addition Willam was born in Staffordshire /Warwickshire Sep 18 1899 or 1900 he was 17 yrs when he enlisted


kira112 Report 18 Sep 2017 13:27

Helping a friend his father William Henry Riley b.18 Sept 1900 location not known Army No 4540598 served in Seaforth Highlanders 1917-1919 it is these he would realy love to find He also served in WW2 West Yorkshire Regiment I Would really appeciate any help please