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The Manchesters 1881- 1898 / Re: Manchester Regiment in India during 1880s
« Last post by PhilipG on April 06, 2020, 10:50:12 AM »
Sandi,

I quote from the 1st Manchesters' history.  "On the 4th April 1888 the battalion left Aldershot for Portsmouth and embarked for conveyance to Ireland.  It disembarked at Queenstown on the 9th and went by rail to Tipperary, there to be stationed, providing a detachment of one company at Clonmel."     It goes on.   "The stay at Tipperary was an unusually long one, extending to close upon three years, for it was not until the 5th February 1891 that the headquarters moved to Kinsale, sending two companies to Fort Camden."

(A few days ago I noted from the Ambassador's web site that a party of UK citizens left for home, their departure arrangements from Ecuador involving Ministers Raab & Morton.   It would seem, too, that the Ambassador herself will be moving on later this year.)           PhilipG.
 
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1914 - 1918 / Re: 10321 William Henry Bailey : lst Bn. Manchester Regt.
« Last post by PhilipG on April 06, 2020, 09:57:22 AM »
Roy,

Re your query in respect of Captain Henderson VC.    I have just checked and note that his name is not on the Royal Military College Memorial.    Take care.    PhilipG.
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1914 - 1918 / Re: 10321 William Henry Bailey : lst Bn. Manchester Regt.
« Last post by themonsstar on April 06, 2020, 03:39:25 AM »
Hi Philip
It's a long time since I've looked is
Capt GS.Henderson VC on the Royal Military College Memorial.
As next time I'm over there I will pay my respects.
I live about a mile and a half from the front gate.
Roy
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The Manchesters 1881- 1898 / Re: Manchester Regiment in India during 1880s
« Last post by charlie on April 05, 2020, 04:53:14 PM »
Sandi,
His marriage certificate shows that he was serving with the 1st Bn and not the 2nd when he married in 1888. The 1st Bn was stationed in England in 1888. The first connection we have to the 2nd Bn is in 1891.

Charlie
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The Manchesters 1881- 1898 / Re: Manchester Regiment in India during 1880s
« Last post by SandiB on April 05, 2020, 04:18:54 PM »
Thanks for your reply Philip. The information confirms what I have also found.  However, my query therefore is, how did WW Dart marry Lillie Edith on Christmas Day, 1888?

Would his personal army records show why he was back in the Uk before his Battalion?

Sandi B
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The Manchesters 1881- 1898 / Re: Manchester Regiment in India during 1880s
« Last post by PhilipG on April 04, 2020, 09:23:20 AM »
Sandi,

The battalion left Bombay on the 11th November 1897 for duties in Aden which it reached on the 21st.    It embarked at Aden on the 14th November 1898 arriving at Southampton on the 2nd December.     Proceeded thereafter to Manchester & Lichfield.         PhilipG 
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The Manchesters 1881- 1898 / Re: Manchester Regiment in India during 1880s
« Last post by SandiB on April 03, 2020, 09:41:32 PM »
I am hoping you can help with another query.

William Wilton Dart married Lillie Edith Martin in Camberwell, London on 25th December 1888.

When did the 2nd Battalion return from India? Did the Battalion serve in any other countries between leaving India and returning to the UK?

Sorry, that's two questions!

Sandi
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1914 - 1918 / Re: Major Fletcher : 5th Bn. Manchester Regt.
« Last post by PhilipG on April 03, 2020, 11:52:44 AM »
Mack,

I have looked up Owen's letter to his mother dated 31st August 1918.    He writes re the Major - " he used to be 2nd in command of the 5th in France."          PhilipG.
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1914 - 1918 / Re: Major Fletcher : 5th Bn. Manchester Regt.
« Last post by mack on April 03, 2020, 12:34:59 AM »
hello Philip
I made a error,capt clement fletcher took temp command of the battalion on 21-10-15 not major fletcher,i mistook the initial as a E

theres a bit of a mystery about major fletcher,according to the list of commanding officers of all the Manchester battalions,major fletcher was the CO of the 5th reserve battalion from 15-5-15 till he was replaced on 31st august 1916,yet his name appears in the list of officers who landed with the battalion at Gallipoli  ??? ???

mack
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1914 - 1918 / Re: Major Fletcher : 5th Bn. Manchester Regt.
« Last post by mack on April 02, 2020, 10:34:41 PM »
hiya Philip
if you google wiganworld,theres a photo of the officers of the 5th manchesters just before the war began,major fletcher and his brother capt clement fletcher are both in the photo,type in Manchester regiment in the search box,that will bring it up

mack
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