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Title: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: tobo on January 23, 2009, 03:58:40 PM
HI ANNIE,
                 hope this aint too late! got very strong family ties to gorton monestary and my auntie knew f.jackson very well.
he survived the war, returned to gorton, was very reluctant to speak of his time in the war. he was a very nice man by all accounts. my aunties doing some ringing round for you, there was an article in cheshire life complete with pic about him which i may be able to get for you. he left gorton in 1963 went to glasgow then london where he died but got no date yet
tobo
p.s. got some stuff about my uncle arthur barber who died as a pow 28/5/43
that i will be posting soon
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: liverpool annie on January 23, 2009, 10:53:30 PM


Oh my !  Tobo ..... thats wonderful !

I want to know everything !!!  :D .... I've been looking for Father Aiden for a long time !!

I have an Honour Roll .... maybe you've seen it already ... but just in case !!  ;D

http://www.freewebs.com/liverpoolannie/

Annie
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: tisgrannie on January 24, 2009, 12:28:30 AM
Annie, I looked on the site link again and I spotted a Cemetery I had photographed. Pte Wilfred Thompson. One of your Gorton lads.
best wishes
tis
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: tisgrannie on January 24, 2009, 12:30:53 AM
Sorry its not opening very clear. I saved it from the site War Graves Section. I should have the CD with them on. I'll try to dig it out for you.
tis
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Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: liverpool annie on January 24, 2009, 12:44:44 AM


Thanks Tis !  :D

I need to get my act together and get crackin' on that Roll again ... I have quite a few things to add .... but I've been playing too much !!  ::)

Annie
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: liverpool annie on January 25, 2009, 06:29:55 PM


Where did Tobo go ???????  ::)
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: rafboy on January 25, 2009, 10:56:19 PM
Very good question Annie.
I suspect he may be away for a long weekend!!!!!!
I sent him a PM regards his uncle (POW) no reply so far.
I believe that in the POW Record Cards that Roy provided me with I have Arthur Barber's but need some help from "Tobo" to confirm it is him.

Roy, he is not in the Manchester's folder but is in the folder with the "B's".  His card does not identify him as being 1st Bn Manchester's, it shows "C. Grp.  SA. with the number 637.  It took me some time to realise that 637 is his last three.  His place of origin is a Gorton address and the destination of the report is another Gorton address so I have high hopes that I have the right one.
Cliff 
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: tobo on January 26, 2009, 06:26:14 PM
Hi all
        soz for disapearing got load of domestics to sort out(nothin bad)! gonna be like this for a while, forum is bit of sanity!
 Annie, re father Jackson, you will be gettin the article and its possible my aunt has some pix of him also. seems there a few gorton folk who remember him, will pass on whatever i get.
Cliff ta for looking in the records its actually Arthur Barber,am putting his story on a separate posting, think you will find it interesting.
tony
 
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: tobo on January 26, 2009, 08:15:24 PM
Annie,
just had a decco at your Gorton site, Brilliant just brilliant! know loads who would want to see it. Is this little lot any good to you?
tony
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: tobo on January 26, 2009, 08:20:20 PM
bit more
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: tobo on January 26, 2009, 08:22:51 PM
and this
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: liverpool annie on January 26, 2009, 09:31:54 PM


Hi Tony !

Thank you for the stuff on Samuel ... I didn't have him ! .... I'm sure theres a few I've missed out and a few I've added ... but the only picture of the WW1 memorial for the Monastery was on a movie of the last Mass held there ... and I could hardly see it !!  :-\ so I've taken a leap of faith and tried to add the soldiers who were either born or lived in Gorton !

I'd be thrilled to add any that you know !!

By the way ... do you think your Aunty would happen to know of Father Athanasius Johnston ? .... he was my first priest that I found .... and I know I shouldn't have favourites .... but ........  ::) ::) .... I would love anything at all on him !!

Thanks for your help !

Annie
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: rafboy on January 26, 2009, 09:54:31 PM
Hi Tony,
Sorry for the slip of the typing finger.  The info I have is for Arthur Barber.  Have you seen my PM to you.
Look forward to seeing what you have on your uncle.
Cliff
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: tobo on January 27, 2009, 04:45:38 PM
Hi Cliff
          got your msg ta mate!
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: tobo on January 27, 2009, 04:57:00 PM
Hi Annie,
              Auntie vaguley knows about him, so she gonna see what she can find for ya. re gorton lads on war memorials do you know of the memorials in St phillips, Emmanuel and Brookfield churches? can make a bit of time and get you pix if you want. See what i got re gorton lads but for now is this set of Gorton Bobbies any use?
tony
ps got to dash again!
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: tobo on January 30, 2009, 04:12:43 PM
Hi Annie,
slight complication! got a foto copy of the Ches life article, its ok but not good enough so am getting original tonight, will scan it and post it by sunday for ya.
Re Fth johnson, is your lad a first or second war vet? will get info for ya either way. You aint half stirred up some memories with my aunty and her mates from the monastery by the way!
tony
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: liverpool annie on January 30, 2009, 05:20:24 PM


"Our Father " Johnston was 1st world war !! he died in 1947 !

Anything at all on any of them - would be "gravy" Tony .... thank you so much !!

Get the "girls " talking and write everything down they say !!!!! ..... all of the memories of the Monastery are dying away .... and people forgot to record them !!

I appreciate your help with this ... I'm thrilled !

Annie  :)
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: liverpool annie on January 30, 2009, 10:46:00 PM


Hi Tobo !

I sent you a PM .... !

Annie  :)
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: tobo on February 01, 2009, 06:46:57 PM
Hi Anne!
On the case of Fr Johnson, let you know soon as any gravy comes down. Fink you might be happy with the pix, had to do a bit of work on the article cos it was a bit crumpled, been stuck in a draw for 40 years! Got your msg.
tony
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: liverpool annie on February 05, 2009, 09:30:29 PM


OH TONY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :D
Title: Re: LIVERPOOL ANNIE/FATHER AIDEN JACKSON
Post by: liverpool annie on February 05, 2009, 10:54:42 PM


I'm a happy camper now .... that's wonderful !! I love the article ... I just knew he'd be like that !!

Thank you so much !! ( doesn't take much to make me happy !! )  ;D ;D ;D

I put them on the site right away ... just in case you took them back !!!!!!  ;D