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The Great War => City Battalions - Photo Identity Project => 19th Battalion 4th City => Topic started by: timberman on June 23, 2010, 10:02:44 PM

Title: 19thBn E Company Platoon No17
Post by: timberman on June 23, 2010, 10:02:44 PM
19thBn E Company Platoon No17
Title: Re: 19thBn E Company Platoon No17
Post by: Pinky Manchesters on March 08, 2011, 10:49:21 PM
Front row
6 from the left
William Henry Pinkstone 12790
Took part in the Battle of the Somme from July 1 but wounded around 23 July between Trones and Guillemont.  Shot and left for dead he was covered by a taupaulin in No Mans Land.  Later recovered and helped a German soldier drink some muddy water.  He was calling out Vasa, Vasa.
After returning behind the lines was repatriated to England.  After recovering he joined the RFC 63 Sqn and was destined for France but ended up in Mesopotamia.  He sailed via Cape Town which he liked very much.  Returned to the UK via Georgia / White Russia and Turkey Greece around 1919.  The RFC had changed to the RAF.
Title: Re: 19thBn E Company Platoon No17
Post by: JudyBart on February 22, 2012, 10:51:10 AM
Possible....

Middle (3rd) row, middle of the picture (9th from left ie small man)
John Hughes  12756    20 years old 5ft 6 in when he enlisted
Title: Re: 19thBn E Company Platoon No17
Post by: Pete Th on February 24, 2012, 09:01:29 AM
Hi Judy, 5ft 6ins would have been average height (possibly above average). When I went through the surviving service files of the men in my district (over 200) I didn't come across any that were 6ft.

Regards
Pete
Title: Re: identifying John Hughes
Post by: JudyBart on February 24, 2012, 05:41:58 PM
Hi,

I have attached a photo of his son, John Kenneth Hughes, in WW2 (Fleet Air Arm) at about the same age. 

All ideas welcome!

Judy
Title: Re: 19thBn E Company Platoon No17
Post by: Pete Th on February 24, 2012, 06:08:26 PM
He does look like the man you've singled out on the photo
Title: Re: 19thBn E Company Platoon No17
Post by: cwb on November 25, 2018, 08:54:43 PM
Hello, I am new to the forum, but have found Ernest Henderson 12766 noted on this photo - could you let me know which he is?

I have been researching four Hendersons, my mother is niece/daughter. 
Ernest killed 21/3/1918; Victor, died 23/7/1916 of wounds sustained 1 July 1916; Frank (John Francis) survived and Cecil Bertram who died in Germany in 1920 (BAOR).

Any help or suggestions gratefully received.

Thanks, Caroline.