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1939 - 1945 / Re: Manchester's of Singapore and their Fate..
« Last post by mack on Today at 01:18:11 PM »
attatched to the manchesters

2 armourer sergeants RAOC
1 sergeant fitter
1 private
1 electrician REME

sgt 7584492 victor,george,alex cole.died on dragonfly
sgt 7591472 henry charles noyce.died on dragonfly
sgt 7583235 perciival,francis,joseph,wass walker.died on dragonfly
pte 7638033 frank venables,15 hasley rd,birmingham.

pte/electrician 1572465 claude,nelson alexander,135 lowestoft rd,gt yarmouth.died changi hospital 25-3-43

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1939 - 1945 / Re: Manchester's of Singapore and their Fate..
« Last post by mack on Today at 12:01:55 PM »
captain edward,john,clavell spanton[HQ]
escaped to india via java on 15th february 1942,the only manchester officer to escape from singapore
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Hello / Re: Robert Hinsley 1st Battalion, Signals, Malaya
« Last post by 0285Braithy31 on November 28, 2020, 09:08:20 PM »
Good evening
So sorry to hear of Robert's passing, my condolences to you and your family
I am a member of the 1LANCS, KING'S AND MANCHESTER REGIMENT ASSOCIATION based in Manchester
I am also Standard Bearer for the Manchester Regiment and the 'Turning of the Leaves' at the Cathedral
We attend funerals for such members as your fathers for their final parade.
You can contact me on graham.braithwaite@hotmail.com
If I am able to help I will, I have contact with the Branch Vice Chairman and Secretary that I can place at your disposal.
Please contact me asap.

If you on facebook try the following sites:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/236688033183473/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/148917975760803/

Thanks
Graham Braithwaite
Concillio Et Labore

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Hello / Re: Robert Hinsley 1st Battalion, Signals, Malaya
« Last post by colinwhowantstoknow on November 28, 2020, 03:55:02 PM »
Many thanks for your kind thoughts and quick replies. Also thank you for the information, which I will follow up on. My Dad would love to know the regiment and or association could contribute to his final parade. I will pass on your good wishes to the rest of the family. Obviously with the current situation, funerals are subject to restrictions on numbers allowed to attend, but we would love to have some regimental input. In what form, is not known yet, no any dates.
If its OK with the moderator / webmaster I could keep people informed via this forum. Regards
Hinsley Family.
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1914 - 1918 / Re: 5th Battalion shoulder patch colours
« Last post by GT on November 27, 2020, 10:22:12 PM »
Excellent

Thanks very much Keith
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Hello / Re: Robert Hinsley 1st Battalion, Signals, Malaya
« Last post by artyhughes on November 27, 2020, 06:49:25 PM »
Colin,so sorry to hear of the passing of your father Robert,there are only a handful of the Malayan OCA left please notify :-RHQ The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment,Fulwood Bks,Watling Street Road,Preston,PR2 8AA,Tel 01772 260583.email rhqlancs@gmail.com.The Manchester Regiment is antecedent regiment of The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment,they will post and report the death of your father to all members of the association.I too will notify the Manchester Regiment Association.My sincere and deepest condolences on your sad loss.Roy a Malayan Veteran
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Hello / Re: Robert Hinsley 1st Battalion, Signals, Malaya
« Last post by rafboy on November 27, 2020, 03:18:55 PM »
Hello Colin
Welcome to the Forum, sorry it's at such a sad time for you.

My father was in Malaya although he had transferred from the Manchester's to the RAPC and I was with him in 1952- 54.
Before I try to answer your questions you may like to look at the Forums photographic section, there are several photos in it from that period in Malaya.

Try the British Legion for your wreath, they should have the Manchester's Fleur de Lys badge or their successor Regiment's.

 https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/shop/wreaths
I'm not sure of the current situation regarding their successor but I am sure someone will be along shortly to answer. The Regiment amalgamated with the King’s Liverpool Regiment and became the King's Regiment on 1st September 1958.

You may like to try to get hold of a copy of Robert Bonner's book "Jungle Bashers" (It's out of print). ISBN 1873907125

Cliff
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Publications / Re: Volume two Zero Hour Z Day (XV Corps Mametz – Fricourt Spur)
« Last post by Pete Th on November 27, 2020, 01:29:10 PM »
Thanks Charlie
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Hello / Robert Hinsley 1st Battalion, Signals, Malaya
« Last post by colinwhowantstoknow on November 27, 2020, 11:13:27 AM »
Hello, I am one of the sons of said Robert Hinsley. He was conscripted into the Manchester's 1952? and served in Malaya for his two years. My question is, I'm afraid tinged with sadness. My father died a few days ago, and I was wondering if it is possible for a representative of the regiment to be present at his funeral? or a wreath made in regimental colours (We would obviously pay for this). Dates are not known yet, but would be in Manchester. Is there a current army regiment that was once affiliated to the M'cr's? Up until a few years ago he was involved with his old regiment, going to the old barracks, and I think serving as a welfare officer, and attending/taking part in "The Turning of The Leaves" in the Cathedral. Sad times ahead. Any help would be appreciated. Regards
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1914 - 1918 / Re: 5th Battalion shoulder patch colours
« Last post by Keith Brannen on November 27, 2020, 04:09:45 AM »
If you mean the 1/5th Battalion, they were in the 127th Brigade the whole time, so red 5 on yellow (or orange?) diamond. They did not switch Brigades, unlike the 1/8th Battalion did, going from the 127th to the 126th (white 8 on green). I am not aware of any changes of colours for the flashes for the Brigades during the war.

From the book "The 42nd (East Lancashire) Division 1914-1918" by Frederick P. Gibbon, available here:
http://access.bl.uk/item/viewer/ark:/81055/vdc_100002230933.0x000002#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0&xywh=-2142%2C-160%2C6123%2C3162

 
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