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Title: 24th Battalion D Company platoon 16
Post by: harribobs on June 22, 2010, 12:00:54 AM
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Title: Re: 24th Battalion D Company platoon 16
Post by: joesoap on November 12, 2010, 08:42:37 PM
Well done on research.
 At last found the "Old Man" ( Father)  14857 Evans F

 F Evans  ( Frank) Born June 12 1888  Ashton Under Lyne.  Could be Paradise Street Hurst
   Died 1971 Hornsey N8 London

 This is, I belive my Father, as  Battalion movements tie up with his little known information history.
 Italy was a keypoint
 He apparently was remustered 1917 - 1918 into the Middlesex Regiment  19th (S) Battalion Pioneers
  located at Alexandra Palace  North London.  Am interested as to why.
 Losses in the field ?? or just plain re-organisation ??
I have his Leave or Duty Ration Card - Leaving from France 26-11-1918  return 9-11-1918.
His number then was PW 14857.
Cannot identify from the picture. Is there a better quality picture availible.
By the way I am 76

George
Title: Re: 24th Battalion D Company platoon 16
Post by: harribobs on November 18, 2010, 06:54:35 PM
Hi George

and welcome

There is a CD available from Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society (Clayton House, Piccadilly, Manchester) I am not 100% sure there photo is better but it doesn't cost a lot

He was probably transferred after illness or wounds but without access to his service record there's no way of tellling

regards

chris
Title: Re: 24th Battalion D Company platoon 16
Post by: Roughyed on December 26, 2010, 06:06:28 PM
Hi

My great Uncle William is shown in this photo but unfortunately I don't know which one he is - if anybody can help it would be appreciated!  I know that he was later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps where he was awarded the military medal - again if anybody knows any more about his expliots I'd be delighted to hear.  He was one of 4 brothers who joined up, he survived along with Fred but his brother Walter Reg No 60481 2nd Battalion died in 23 August 1918 and is buried at Heath Cemetery.  Ernest started out in the Manchesters Reg No 345487 but was transferred to the King's Liverpool Regiment 1/9th and was killed 22 Sept 1917.