Wheatley men who served in the Royal Navy in the Great War

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The following Wheatley men who served in the Royal Navy in the Great War were all born in Wheatley. Copies of their service records are shown.

K46748, Thomas Putt, b. 17 Sept 1899, served in HMS Pembroke II from 12 October 1917. This accords with his entry in They Were a Wall as being in the Royal Navy, but adds to the information. Son of Ernest, 1911 census number 184. Lived at No 11, Blenheim

F50958, James Gomm, b. 13 January 1899, served in HMS President II from 25 February 1918. They Were a Wall has him serving in the RAF (p. 98). Son of James Gomm, 1911 census number 296. Lived in one of the cottages on Louse Hill, Crown Square. see also record 1001.

F22653, George Peter Thornton, b. 2 December 1881, served in HMS President II from 26 October 1916. Not on 1911 census nor in They Were a Wall.

F23156, Gilbert James Avery, b. 26 August 1894, served in HMS President II from 3 November 1916. This differs from his entry as James Avery in They were a Wall (p. 85), which has him in the Royal Flying Corps/Royal Naval Air Service/Royal Air Force. Son of William Avery, 1911 census number 330. Lived at Roberts House, High Street.

F23168, Leonard Avery, b. 28 November 1896, served in HMS President II from 3 November 1916. This differs from his entry in They were a Wall (p. 85), which has him in the Royal Flying Corps/Royal Naval Air Service/Royal Air Force.  Son of William Avery, 1911 census number 330. Lived at Roberts House, High Street.

SS117887 George Druce, b. 6 June 1897, served in HMS Pembroke II from 24 April 1918. Not on the 1911 census, nor in They Were a Wall..

Records are held in the relevant People box file

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