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Snippets of the Manchester Regiment => Mack's Miscellany => Topic started by: mack on August 27, 2009, 01:31:10 AM

Title: the last charge
Post by: mack on August 27, 2009, 01:31:10 AM
pte c.eyre A.coy  1/10th manchesters.  4th june 1915
after recieving a message for reinforcements from the attacking force,2/Lt tom kirk shouted to the men "follow me lads"we mounted the parapet and moved forward,as we got to the turkish trenches Lt kirk was hit in the head by a bullet and dropped,i managed to bandage his wound,and carried him out of danger,then i got shot in the chest and fell into the trench,i never saw mr kirk again.

2/Lt tom kirk,5 princes rd,heaton moor
son of george+jane
played lacrosse for lancashire county
aged 25

pte 77 charles eyre
106 roundthorne rd,oldham
TFEM
after the war he emigrated to sydney australia