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1914 - 1918 / Re: Givenchy les la Bassee and the Manchesters
« Last post by WokingFamily on Today at 09:25:41 AM »
Just to say Thanks for filling in the gaps I had about the circumstances of the death of Private William Percy Eyles on 20/21 Dec 1914.
If anyone has a decent image of his name on Panel 34 of the Le Touret memorial, I would be most grateful.
POW WW1 section / Re: for charlie
« Last post by charlie on March 22, 2018, 09:09:53 AM »
Many thanks Mack, good find. I‘ll add him to the database.

POW WW1 section / for charlie
« Last post by mack on March 22, 2018, 05:00:04 AM »
hiya Charlie,heres another POW for the database

2nd battalion
2528 alexander mangan.14 garthover rd,liverpool[A.coy]
alex was reported killed on 26th august 1914,his personal effects were sent to his father pte 2679 Patrick mangan on 16-1-15,on 24th February 1915 the war office sent his family a letter stating that alex name has appeared in a list of exchanged POWs from Germany and that he had been admitted to queen alexanders hospital London on 17th February.
he was taken to the 6th field hospital at le cateau with wounds to his upper+lower leg
alexanders right leg was amputated at the thigh

ICRC PA399 and PA1361

1914 - 1918 / Re: A Hundred years ago -21st March 1918
« Last post by Wendi on March 21, 2018, 04:41:14 PM »
I was taken there and received a very moving description of those hours, by themonsstar and Kingo. Timberman was also in attendance.

Brave men all. May they be remembered always. RIP

Major Smethurst,

It would be truly interesting if you could see your way to publish a brief account as to how this important event at Manchester Hill on the 21st March was received.  PhilipG.
1914 - 1918 / Re: A Hundred years ago -21st March 1918
« Last post by PhilipG on March 21, 2018, 03:40:39 PM »
I trust that the presenter at the service of commemoration at Manchester Hill today will be able to re-capture the atmosphere of what happened, so that the 100 school children will be aware of the sacrifice of the soldiers involved in that epic battle.   Not unexpectedly, after all these years, so much has disappeared, although the station building at "The Halt" appears to be still there.    PhilipG.
1914 - 1918 / Re: A Hundred years ago -21st March 1918
« Last post by Tim Bell on March 21, 2018, 10:11:17 AM »
Not forgotten
1914 - 1918 / A Hundred years ago -21st March 1918
« Last post by charlie on March 21, 2018, 10:09:47 AM »
A Hundred years and about 30 mins ago, at 9.40 am, the German 50th Infantry Division started its advance towards Manchester Hill. By 4pm it was all over for the defenders. To quote one of the battalion‘s opponents „Honour their memory“.
1914 - 1918 / Re: wrong date of death
« Last post by Wendi on March 19, 2018, 12:23:11 PM »
It's a grave  ;) shame they can't get their act together.  They're so hard to deal with.

 Well done the both of you!

Links / Re: RAF/RFC Officers Casualty Forms
« Last post by PhilipG on March 19, 2018, 10:46:48 AM »

Thanks.  A very useful research tool.  I traced a few to "Transfers of Manchester Regt. to RFC/RAF" also.  Starting with L.O. Whitfield.   PhilipG.
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