Grandad and his cousins

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Grandad and his cousins

Postby tigmutt » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:30 pm

Hi,

I am new to this, and am not sure what to do next, other than visit Kew, which is difficult for me at the moment. I am trying to find some details on the service of two of my grandad's cousins, but all I have is:

Private Thomas Candelent, 53077, Worcestershire Regiment

Private Harold Candelent, 11th Btn Worcestershire Regiment

They were both from the Aston/Handsworth/Hockley area of Birmingham. If you have any information at all, it would be great.

Thanks,

Paul
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Re: Grandad and his cousins

Postby Kevin Lynott » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:05 pm

Paul,
Is the Brookfields area of Birmingham near Aston/Handsworth/Hockley?

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Re: Grandad and his cousins

Postby tigmutt » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:09 pm

Kevin,

Brookfields is indeed, Hockley Station was right in the middle of it.

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Re: Grandad and his cousins

Postby Kevin Lynott » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:33 pm

Paul,

In The national Roll Of Honour Section VI there is a listing for
"L Cpl H J Candelent Rifle Brigade
Volunteered in 1914, and after completing a period of training proceeded to France early in the following year. Here he took part in numerous battles and engagements during the whole period of hostilities and was wounded on three occasions. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals, and was demobilisedin 1919.
4, Berkley Terrace, New Spring Street, Brookfields, Birmingham."

An unusual surname, is he in the family tree?

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Re: Grandad and his cousins

Postby tigmutt » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:40 pm

Thanks Kevin,

That is my grandad, Henry Joseph, who was born in 1893. The Candelents in Birmingham at that time all lived within walking distance of each other, before starting to expand into Essex and the US. There are a couple who served in the US army in the Great War, but I've not managed to get onto them yet.

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Re: Grandad and his cousins

Postby peter » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:58 pm

Hi Paul,

Thomas Candelent 4563 Worcestershire Yeomanry. This is your man and his service papers are on Ancestry.

Mother Amy, 115 Newcombe Road, Handsworth. He was a bread delivery man aged 18 when he enlisted in 1916. Born 1898 abt. Looks like he was a prisoner of war at some point. Later transferred and new No. 53077. His MIC also on Ancestry. Entitled to British War and Victory medals.

Harold Candelent 16827 11th Bn. enlisted 1914 (age 25) discharged 1915 medically unfit for further service. Waggoner by trade. His papers also on Ancestry and MIC. Address on MIC 11 N. W. Terrace, Newton Place, Factoy Road, Birmingham. Did not serve abroad. Born 1889 abt. Aston.

1901 census for Harold living with his parents Harry and Mary E. Candelent at 36 Hunters Vale, Aston Manor. Harold aged 11 with 2 sisters, Ivy and Mabel and a brother Henry. No 1901 census record for Thomas found.

Regards

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Re: Grandad and his cousins

Postby allanp » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:15 am

Hi Paul

I have found a reference in the 27 July 1918 edition of the Worcester Herald.

Missing
53077 Pte T. Candelent – Birmingham

Regards Allan
12631 Lance Sergt George William Hill. KIA Vimy Ridge, 28 April 1916 3rd Battalion
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Re: Grandad and his cousins

Postby tigmutt » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:28 pm

Thanks Gents, that is all new information. It sounds as though when Thomas was reported missing, that could have been when he was a POW? Thanks for the help,

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Re: Grandad and his cousins

Postby johnjarratt » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:06 pm

Hello, i have just noticed that this set of medals is on e-bay.

ERROR://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW1-BRITISH-W ... 20cec030bc

53077 PTE. T. CANDELENT WORC. R.

i am not the seller or in anyway associated with the seller, but i thought you might like to know.

Cheers
John
Pte Thomas W Jarratt 4th Btn.
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