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Hello / Re: Hello to all!
« Last post by mack on February 21, 2020, 07:59:25 PM »
hiya graham
do you live in Manchester,your right about jacks address being near mount road,if you turned out of his street onto barlow road and turned right,and approx 100yds away is manor road,which leads to mount road,about 5 minutes walk

mack
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Hello / Re: Hello to all!
« Last post by GMSmith on February 21, 2020, 07:27:54 PM »
Hi Mack,

thank you that's great, they are some good photo's of Mount Street, I wasn't sure where it was but I assumed it wasn't far off Mount Road, I knew of Albert Edward (b.1895?), named after his father, but did not realise he was enlisted also, it's now added to my ever growing list of research. I have not been to Levenshulme memorial but will pay a visit now. I have some old photo's that my grandad left me and I am trying to put a few names to faces, do you know of any good sites to visit that I may find some out?

Thanks again
Graham
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Hello / Re: Hello to all!
« Last post by mack on February 21, 2020, 06:43:00 PM »
hiya GM
jack was from my village,his old address 9 mount st levenshulme was about 30 seconds from my house,sadly that block of houses were pulled down and flats built,mount street was later renamed montreal st
he was a warehouseman in Manchester
enlisted 27-3-15
named on levenshulme war memorial
one of his older brothers was pte 4024 albert,edward smith,area employment cyclist battalion

google Manchester online image collection,and type in montreal levenshulme in the search box,theres a picture of his house

mack
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Hello / Re: Hello to all!
« Last post by GMSmith on February 21, 2020, 04:47:07 PM »
Hi, thank you for reply.

Yes I do, private 12798, I know he was killed in action 31st July 1917 and is one of the many names on the Menin Gate, but I was looking for any further information/stories/photo's if any?
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Hello / Re: Hello to all!
« Last post by mack on February 21, 2020, 04:40:51 PM »
hiya
do you have a army number

mack
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Hello / Hello to all!
« Last post by GMSmith on February 21, 2020, 04:36:08 PM »
Came across this site whilst searching for any records of John "Jack" Smith b.1898 d.1917, he is my grandad's uncle, would love to find out more.
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Non Commissioned Graves / Re: Pte 3135 John Thomas Coleman
« Last post by mack on February 21, 2020, 03:42:04 PM »
why are we posting GWF non comms on here tim

mack
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Non Commissioned Graves / Pte 3135 John Thomas Coleman
« Last post by Tim Bell on February 21, 2020, 10:40:45 AM »

Pte Coleman Embodied in 2/5th Bttn on 16/12/1914, aged 17y 10m.  He was posted to 45th Prov Bttn on 18/6/1915,
John was discharged unfit from 45th Prov Bttn on 16/7/1916. He had TB resulting from exposure and infection on military service.
John died from Disease on 13/10/1916.
Father Henry. Foster mother / aunt Mary Jane Dean received pension as 178 City Rd, Kitt Green, Wigan.
Credit to PaulC on GWF
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Hello / Re: Hello from me
« Last post by duncanW on February 21, 2020, 10:25:02 AM »
Thanks, mack. Yes, that's him. His older brother and sister were both married at Christ Church too. Can't find any evidence that Percy was christened there or anywhere else for that matter; I suspect his parents weren't very churchy people. Some of their kids seem to have been baptised, others not, but none of the others I've found baptisms for were done at Christ Church. Next step, examine the school records. All the best, Duncan.
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Non Commissioned Graves / Re: 32001 james everett
« Last post by mack on February 20, 2020, 08:40:56 PM »
james already had TB when he enlisted,he wasn't a conscript,he volunteered,theres no doubt he knew he had TB yet he still volunteered his services to his country,hes not entitled to war grave status but he deserves to be included in our forums roll of honour
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