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Snippets of the Manchester Regiment => Mack's Miscellany => Topic started by: mack on February 26, 2019, 08:11:32 AM

Title: olympic champion
Post by: mack on February 26, 2019, 08:11:32 AM
sgt 7218 Charles,eric forsyth
16th manchesters
B.coy
10 bank place,salford
clerk for Salford council
wounded in the back at guillemont on 30th july 1916 by a bullet,sent to Bethnal green military hospital,london
born 10-1-1885
died 24-2-1951
buried weaste cemetery

sgt forsyth was part of the gold medal winning water polo team at the 1908 london olympics,beating belgium 9-2,sgt forsyth scored 3 of the goals