My Grandmother, Alice Susan Worwood, was born 1908 and I have a copy certificate issued in 1965. Father John Stone Worwood, mother Eliza Norris and I have their marriage certificate for 1894. Alice married my Grandfather in 1930 and her father was a witness.
The WW1 records for John show that he was in the army between 1883 through to his final discharge in 1916, but not continously. All the background info stacks up, next of kin first his brother, then married sister, then wife (to Eliza Norris with marriage details). I have no doubts I have the right John Stone Worwood (there was only ever one of them anyway!)
What I do have a problem with is that the number of dependant children listed are six with precise dates of birth and baptism ranging from 1899 to 1914 (1899, 1901, 1903, 1906, 1912, 1914) but no Grandmother Alice!!!
Did a soldier have to provide birth and/or baptism certificate to have a child entered as a dependant? If so I suppose it is possible he had lost Alice's and that would explain why Alice had to apply for her own copy in 1965.
If not, then can anyone guess why Alice was excluded from the dependants listing?
I will add that I have gone through the thought process of John discovering that Alice wasn't his child and therefore didn't mention her but this doesn't stack up as he was happy to be a witness and named as her father on her marriage. Also John lived next door to daughter Alice after her marriage until his death in 1940 and my Dad (Alice's son) remembers they were very close.
Any thoughts appreciated.