25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment

Orford Richard / Orford Charles AMASS

Orford was baptised on the 13 Jan 1884 in St. Jude's, Gray's In  Rd, St. Pancras, Middlesex the son of Orford & Emma Amass. According to the baptism register he was born on the 21 Dec 1883. 
Note - This conflicts with the date of birth on his service record which is 12 Dec 1883. There are also other discrepancies. Orford married & signed his name as Orford Charles not Orford Richard. In his service records he is referred by both names in separate documents.
It appears he couldn't make up his mind what he wanted his middle name to be.

Service Records

Orford Richard Amass, also on one paper referred to as Orford Charles (see note above).
Born 12 Dec 1883 St. Pancras.
21 Jun 1915 - Enlisted in the 3/10th Bn. London Regt. - No.3494
29 Nov 1916 - Transferred to 1/25th Bn. London Regt. - No.741975
Married Ellen Elizabeth nee Riley 18 May 1908 St. Chad's, Haggerston
Children - Lilian Maud16 Jul 1908, Alfred 15 Sep 1909 (Also shown as Orford Richard 16 Sep 1909), Ellen Elizabeth 12 Dec 1910, Florina May 13 Feb 1913, Doris May 12 Feb 1915 (also shown as 5 May).
Address - 62 Whiston St., Haggerston, London N.E.
Occupation - Wood Carver
Served in India from 3 Dec 1916 to 31 May 1919.
Disembodied - 5 Jul 1919
Military Character - V. Good

 He returned to UK on the 'Indarra' in May 1919. Nominal roll  - India to UK.

He enlisted in the 1/25th in June 1915 and thence to India where he served "in the ranks" and "in the cook House". Richard (Orford) Amass was 31 with three children and a woodcarver when he enlisted. I know he was sent to Jullundur and not to Bangalore. [Info from Katherine O'Regan]

1/25th Regt. Address Book* -  'A' Coy.' - 62 Whiston St, Haggerston, N.E.


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