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Title: new "un"
Post by: philip on January 21, 2009, 05:57:41 PM
hi there

very new to this - so no doubt doing things "a.. over t.."

just found the birth certificat of my grandmother - on it it says her father was a lance corpl , band , 2nd Manchesters Regt. His name is Thomas Ambrose Walker - date of certificate 1.03.1906 - can any one help ?

cheers

philip
Title: Re: new "un"
Post by: tonyrod on January 21, 2009, 07:08:33 PM
hi Philip, and welcome , found 19 Thomas walker's in Manchester regiment   on the medal cards of those 7 have wrong middle name only one with a A, BUT HE COULD BE ONE OF THE OTHER 11 THOMAS WALKER,  IF HE WAS IN WW1,       THE BIRTH CERTIFICAT ONLY TELLS US HE WAS IN THE    2  BATTALION IN 1906 ,  SOMEONE COULD COME ALONG LATER AND HELP YOU MORE,      HAVE YOU ANY MORE INFO ? tonyrod

Medal card of Walker, Thomas A
Corps Regiment No Rank
Manchester Regiment 15842 Private
Manchester Regiment 15842 Corporal
 
Date 1914-1920
Catalogue reference WO 372/20 
Title: Re: new "un"
Post by: philip on January 21, 2009, 07:53:24 PM
hi there

thanks very much for speedy reply. As far as I am aware he was not in the 1st ww - its one of the things I am trying to find out. It appears he moved to the manchester area just before the war but not certain. My grandmother was born in Jabourg (Guernsey) and christened in the Parish of St Martin (Guernsey)- is it possible he was on "tour" on guernsey around this time ?. Thomas was born about 1880 (Southwerk - London).

any more help would be great
Title: Re: new "un"
Post by: harribobs on January 21, 2009, 08:55:56 PM
Hi Philip

and welcome to the forum

the 2nd battalion arrived in the Channel Islands in 1904 and stayed there until 1907, they were joined by the 3rd and 4th battalion who were disbanded there

it's very possible he served in South Africa in the Boer War

chris
Title: Re: new "un"
Post by: mack on January 22, 2009, 01:54:33 AM
hiya phil.
welcome to the forum.

pte 17788 thomas,ambrose walker
enlisted 17-11-14 at manchester
aged 34yrs 7mths
20th manchesters
C.coy
113 cottenham st,chorlton on medlock
married miss harriett walker,at st.peters port register office,on 16th aug 1902
children
elizabeth,frances walker,born 13-2-06 at joburg barracks,guernsey
lily,louise walker,born 12-6-07 at battersea,london
ernest,walker walker,born 16-9-14 at 113 cottenham st,chorlton on medlock
born camberwell
occupation,musician
discharged as medically unfit[possibly acne]at morcambe on 9-1-15

description
height 5ft 4inchs+
weight.114Ibs
tattoo on right arm
character.good soldier
previously served in the 2nd manchesters,time expired.

mack ;D
Title: Re: new "un"
Post by: tobo on January 22, 2009, 02:56:05 PM
your research is just brilliant mate!
Title: Re: new "un"
Post by: timberman on January 24, 2009, 05:44:53 PM
I'll second that Tobo ;D
Title: Re: new "un"
Post by: philip on January 27, 2009, 06:13:17 PM
hiya phil.
welcome to the forum.

pte 17788 thomas,ambrose walker
enlisted 17-11-14 at manchester
aged 34yrs 7mths
20th manchesters
C.coy
113 cottenham st,chorlton on medlock
married miss harriett walker,at st.peters port register office,on 16th aug 1902
children
elizabeth,frances walker,born 13-2-06 at joburg barracks,guernsey
lily,louise walker,born 12-6-07 at battersea,london
ernest,walker walker,born 16-9-14 at 113 cottenham st,chorlton on medlock
born camberwell
occupation,musician
discharged as medically unfit[possibly acne]at morcambe on 9-1-15

description
height 5ft 4inchs+
weight.114Ibs
tattoo on right arm
character.good soldier
previously served in the 2nd manchesters,time expired.

mack ;D


well what can I say - gobsmacked comes to mind ! this is much more than I could have hoped for - I am truely grateful. cheers mack !.

the next question is - what are his 2nd Manchester details ?


cheers
Title: Re: new "un"
Post by: harribobs on January 27, 2009, 08:17:20 PM

the next question is - what are his 2nd Manchester details ?


cheers

i think you'd be best to post a new thread in the boer war section and we'll see if the experts there can come up with anything for you

chris
Title: Re: new "un"
Post by: philip on January 28, 2009, 06:15:20 PM

the next question is - what are his 2nd Manchester details ?


cheers

i think you'd be best to post a new thread in the boer war section and we'll see if the experts there can come up with anything for you

chris


ok - will do - cheers
Title: Re: new "un"
Post by: philip on February 05, 2009, 12:54:10 PM
hiya phil.
welcome to the forum.

pte 17788 thomas,ambrose walker
enlisted 17-11-14 at manchester
aged 34yrs 7mths
20th manchesters
C.coy
113 cottenham st,chorlton on medlock
married miss harriett walker,at st.peters port register office,on 16th aug 1902
children
elizabeth,frances walker,born 13-2-06 at joburg barracks,guernsey
lily,louise walker,born 12-6-07 at battersea,london
ernest,walker walker,born 16-9-14 at 113 cottenham st,chorlton on medlock
born camberwell
occupation,musician
discharged as medically unfit[possibly acne]at morcambe on 9-1-15

description
height 5ft 4inchs+
weight.114Ibs
tattoo on right arm
character.good soldier
previously served in the 2nd manchesters,time expired.

mack ;D


well what can I say - gobsmacked comes to mind ! this is much more than I could have hoped for - I am truely grateful. cheers mack !.

the next question is - what are his 2nd Manchester details ?


cheers


hi again - I sent an email to "mack" on 27 jan - but as yet no reply - is there a problem ??

cheers

philip
Title: Re: new "un"
Post by: mack on February 05, 2009, 05:43:25 PM
hiya phillip.
i didnt recieve it.

mack ;D
Title: Re: new "un"
Post by: philip on July 29, 2021, 02:08:00 PM
Hi there

As you can see there has been a fairly long gap between my last post and todays - that's life !
Am very grateful for the info Mack gave me re Thomas Ambrose Walker (TAW) 17788.... (see above posts from Mack) plus thanks for the info re his Boar War activities - very interesting indeed but and this is a big but - the story gets really interesting and extremely complicated.

My sister has found papers for Thomas Walker  (TW) 3350 (?) - who signed up 12/10/14 with 8th Batt Mcr Reg at Ardwick. The home addresses are the same for TAW and TH but different wives. TAW mentions children TH doesn't. TH was discharged from 8th batt on 19/11/14 no reasons.

We have also found a record for him having joined the Grenadier Guards 2257 Private in 1907 and deserted in 1910 (?) with prison sentence of at least 1 year (would this have been more for desertion and would it hinder his signing up in Oct 14 ?).

We also have a possibility with MT Co ASC in 1918.

He was working with the Manchester Railway in 1939 but is it possible to find more details on this site ?

I hope someone can guide us in our search

thanks

Philip