Family History Notebook

James William Swindale

Son of Harry Robson Swindale and Elizabeth Bowlden, born on the 27th of July 1897 in Lee, London

Married Marion Louise Wright in 1923 in the Lewisham district


John Francis J., born on the 11th of July 1927 in the Lewisham district

Died on the 26th of January 1961 in Romford, Essex

Person ID 05213


0    Text in red represents information obtained from the internet (family trees etc) which I have not yet confirmed.

1    Enlisted in November 1916 at the age of 19. Service record sheet commences Jan 1916. Possibly part of different record,


a)    1901 UK census1911 UK census    Living with his parents in Lee, Kent/London
        1939 Register, cont.    Living in Southend, a rate clerk, born 27th July 1897, with his wife Marion L., born 30 April 1898, and son John F J. , born 11th July 1927. No redacted entries

b)    The birth of James William Swindale, mother's maiden name Bowlden, was registered in the third quarter of 1897 in the Lewisham district (FreeBMD / GRO 1d 1205)

        The marriage of James W Swindale and Marion L Wright was registered in the third quarter of 1923 in the Lewisham district (FreeBMD 1d 2207)

        The death of James W Swindale aged 63 was registered in the first quarter of 1961 in the Romford district (Essex) (FreeBMD 5a 569)
        The death of Marion Louise Swindale aged 76 was registered in the second quarter of 1974 in the Havering district (13 0284)

c)    National Probate Calendar 1961
SWINDALE James William of 61 Larchwood Avenue Romford Essex died 28 January 1961 Probate London 19 April to Marion Louise Swindale widow.
Effects 1965 16s.
National Probate Calendar 1974
SWINDALE, Marion Louise of 61 Larchwood Av Romford died 26 April 1974 Probate Ipswich 10 July 4050  741006124E

d)    British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 [database on-line with images]. 
Name: James William Swindale
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1897
Enlistment Age: 19
Document Year: 1916
Residence Place: 30 Sportsbank Street, Catford
Regimental Number: ??8
Regiment Name: Cyclist ?? 2/3rd London Yeomanry

UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920 [database on-line]. 

Name: James Wm Swindale
Military Year: 1914-1920
Rank: Private
Medal Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal
Regiment or Corps: Rifle Brigade
Regimental Number: B/201140
Previous Units: 16th Bn. Rif Brig. B/201140 Pte