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Queens Horse Guards.

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Unknown Report 28 Apr 2021 15:00

Any help please.

How could I find out if a William Woodcock born 1905 in B Stortford was in the Queens Horse Guards. Any help would be appreciated.


ErikaH Report 28 Apr 2021 15:03

Well, his records - if any - will be with the M.O.D.........


What is - or was - the Queens Horse Guards?


ErikaH Report 28 Apr 2021 15:08

what prompts your question - have you any info about his having served?


ErikaH Report 28 Apr 2021 15:11

For info ONLY

GRO Reference: 1905 D Quarter in BISHOP STORTFORD Volume 03A Page 705

1911 Census For England & Wales
1 Alms Houses Brick House End Berden, Berden, Essex, England
Moses Woodcock Head Married Male 43 1868 Farm Labourer Essex Berden
Emma Woodcock Wife Married Female 44 1867 - Herts Brent Pelham
Arthur Hammond Stepson Single Male 15 1896 Farm Labourer Essex Berden
Charles Woodcock Son - Male 9 1902 - Essex Berden
William Woodcock Son - Male 5 1906 - Essex Berden
Florence Woodcock Daughter - Female 1 1910 - Essex Berden


Unknown Report 28 Apr 2021 17:20

Thankyou for the info. The above seems to be the right family .I was trying to help a friend My info was not very good. William we are led to believe was in the Queens Guard -Life Guards. The info I have is very vague William was supposed to be on duty at a state occasion .


ErikaH Report 28 Apr 2021 17:51

Which State occasion?

Time-scale is important

The Life Guards are part of the Household Cavalry.

When/where did the man die?


ErikaH Report 5 May 2021 16:17

Name: Moses Woodcock
Trial Age: 25
Birth Date: abt 1868
Trial Date: 10 Mar 1893
Trial Place: Essex, Essex, England
Occupation: Laborer
Charge: Seting fire
Sentence: 5 calendar months

Name: Moses Woodcock
Registration Year: 1900
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration District: Bishop's Stortford
Inferred County: Hertfordshire
Volume: 3a
Page: 889
Emma Jane Hammond


Unknown Report 10 May 2021 15:12


Only just found above info, many thanks. My old brains in overdrive. I appreciate the help you have given me as it gave me hints on searching.. I found the 1911 census.
Moses married at the age of 33 to Emma. Moses was still a farm labourer. I'm looking forward to showing my friend on what I've managed to find for her.


ErikaH Report 10 May 2021 16:29


Brickhouse End Alms Houses, 1, Berden, Berden (Essex), Bishops Stortford, Essex, England
Moses Woodcock Head Married Male 33 1868 Farm Labourer Berden, Essex, England
Emma J Woodcock Wife Married Female 34 1867 - Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire, England
Ernest W Hammond Step Son Single Male 14 1887 Farm Boy Berden, Essex, England
Elizabeth B Hammond Step Daughter Single Female 12 1889 Domestic Servant Berden, Essex, England
Agnes M Hammond Step Daughter Single Female 10 1891 - Berden, Essex, England
Walter Hammond Step Son Single Male 8 1893 - Berden, Essex, England
Arthur Hammond Step Son Single Male 5 1896 - Berden, Essex, England


ErikaH Report 10 May 2021 16:32

Elsenham Cross, Elsenham, Saffron Walden R.D., Essex, England

Moses Woodcock 22 Apr 1867 Male Garden Labourer Married 3 1
Emma I Woodcock 27 Jul 1866 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 3 2


Unknown Report 15 May 2021 09:49

Thanks again for your help so I had names to go by. My friend was excited by what
I had found. The family was the right one. The info I was given on William Woodcock was wrong he was in the Mounted Police not Household Cavalry