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1st World War Soldiers' Records (Burnt Documents)

The impact of the First World War is such that there can be very few British family histories that are not touched by it in some way. Unfortunately the service papers of non-commissioned WW1 servicemen - perhaps the most important source for family historians with WW1 connections - were severely damaged by a bombing raid during WW2. Many records were destroyed and those that survived were badly damaged by fire and water. These 'burnt documents' are too fragile to be widely consulted by the public and have been kept in closed storage in class WO 363 at the Public Record Office (PRO). This unsatisfactory situation has now been corrected with the help of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The PRO have been able to undertake a project to microfilm the surviving documents and release them for public inspection. It is estimated that the surviving documents contain the service records of approximately 2 million men and all recovered documents are now on microfilm (Class WO 363) at the PRO at Kew.

I have searched for all Hulley, Hully, Ulley and Ully entries and have obtained details of all these entries. These give number, name, rank, Regiment or Corps and home address and an index is shown below.

Other details are sometimes also shown on the microfilm. These may include the following information:

  • Date Attested
  • Birth Parish
  • Trade or occupation
  • Whether married or not
  • Physical description - height, weight, colour of eyes and hair etc.
  • Medical history
  • Next of kin
  • Wife's maiden name
  • Children's names
  • Dates and places of postings
  • Dates of promotion
  • Details of disciplinary offences

If the above details (if shown) are required then please complete the Order Form.

If a photocopy of all the actual burnt documents relating to a particular Hulley soldier is required, please e-mail for an estimate of cost.


Index to Hulley entries in the Burnt Documents

Name Number Rank Regt/Corps Home Address
Hulley Alfred 63387   3rd Bn York & Lancs Regt 30 Clifton Ave, Rotherham
Hulley Arthur 258582   Royal Regt of Artillery 27 Butler Green, Chadderton, Oldham
Hulley Bertie       Rusholme, Manchester
Hulley Charles Edward C867 Rfm Kings Royal Rifles 470 Bolton Road, Radcliffe
Hulley E 1297 Pte 21st Notts Sherwood Rngrs  
Hulley Ernest 2149 Pte Manchester Regt 63 Alexandria Road, Ashton
Hulley Ernest 170190 Pte   136 Charles Street, Ashton under Lyne
Hulley Frank 1370 Pte 12th Bn Yorks, Lancs Regt 12 Woodfield Road, West Melton, Rotherham
Hulley Frank 35164 Pte 7 Border Regt Yew Tree Villa, Gresford
Hulley Fred 69619 Pte 1st Battn Lancashire Fus 7 Garland Street, Oldham
Hulley George 2536   Manchester Regt 61 Cotton Street, Ashton under Lyne
Hulley George 9621 Pte Durham Light Infantry 26 Fulwell Road, Monkswearmouth,
Sunderland, Durham
Hulley George 137539 Spr RAMC 175 Oldham Road, Springhead nr Oldham
Hulley Gordon 693   12th Bn Yorks & Lancs Kimberworth, Rotherham
Hulley Harold 3072   Corps 7th (1st Res) Bn
Cheshire Regt
232 Peter Street, Macclesfield
Hulley James 244437 Sapper Royal Engineers 3 & 5 Orange Street, Ashton under Lyne
Hulley James T/291889 Dvr.   135 Greenacres Rd, Oldham
Hulley James Henry 25884 Sgnr 13th Yorks Regt 23 Portrach Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham
Hulley John M/295919 Pte Army Service Corps 429 Penistone Rd, Sheffield
Hulley John Edward LC178341 Pte Middlesex Corps 43 Dumpster Road, Wandsworth
Hulley John William No.63 Dr. A S Corps Edensor, Bakewell
Hulley Joseph 129984 Pte Labour Corps 44 Lynk St, Oldham
Hulley Joseph Lawrence 21213 Pte Yorks & Lancs Regt 35 Acton Place, Walkley, Sheffield
Hulley Lawrence W. J. 6420 Cpl. 8th Bn Northumberld Fus 232 Bellhouse Rd, Shire Green, Sheffield
Hulley Milton R16023 L/Cpl KRR Back George St, Mossley, Ashton under Lyne
Hulley Percy 92246 Gnr RGA 15 Cliff Road, Glossop nr Manchester
Hulley Reginald John 4402 Pte Yorks & Lancs 3/4 Unit 28 Buckenham St, Sheffield
Hulley Richard 36476 Pte Lancs Fus Labour Corps 40 Tyne St, Hindson, Sunderland
Hulley Robert Stewart 3883 Pte Royal Lancaster Regiment 8 Ruth St, Oldham
Hulley Stanley 235159 Pte West Yorks Regt Old Ash Farm, Marsden, Huddersfield
Hulley Thomas 17725 Pte KO Royal Lancs Regt The Tannery, Lily Lane Hartshead, Ashton under Lyne
Hulley Thomas 322114 S'mn RE Baslow, Chesterfield
Hulley Thomas Lees 123175 Pte RAMC 28 St Mark's Street, Dukinfield
Hulley Vincent 125229 Pte RAMC 32 Manchester Road, Werneth, Oldham
Hulley Wilfred 4119434 Sgt. 7th Bn Cheshire Regt 19 Langley, Macclesfield
Hulley William 61268 Pte Gen Ser Corps 81 Manchester Rd, Heaton Norris, Stockport
Hulley William 7303 Pte 4th Batt Royal Welsh Fus Hope, Wrexham, Flintshire
Hulley William 136928 Pte Mechanical Transport ASC 26 Barlow St, Oldham
Hulley William 39030   York & Lancs Rgt 28 Buckenham St, Pitsmoor, Sheffield
Hulley William Edgar C/46265 Spr Royal Engineers 18 Dixon St, Gateshead
Hulley William Henry 63378 Cpl 3rd Battn York & Lancs 156 POW Coy.  
Hully Allen 14875 Pte Border Rgt 20 Finkle St, Kendal
Hully Frank 14483 Cpl 8th Battalion Border Regt 25 Dunkeld Road, Goodmayes, Essex
Hully John DCM 276332 L/Bdr RGA 2 The Gardens Coach Road, Whitehaven, Cumberland
Hully John Thomas T424308 Dvr. ASC 26 Crow Lane, Otley
Hully Moses 11251 Pte West Riding Regt Winstanley Place, Burneside, Kendal, Westmorland
Hully William 2639 L/Cpl Military Mounted Police Victoria Cottage, Kirkgate, Cockermouth
Hully William Robert 741653 Gnr. 204th Battery RFA 34 George St, Whitehaven, Cumberland
Ulley Alfred 2462   Yorkshire Light Infantry Cardew St, Attercliffe, Sheffield
Ulley A A 40538   West Riding Regiment  

Public Record Office reference WO 363 - 1st World War Soldiers' Records - The Burnt Documents

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