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Offline David Walton

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Information on the 1/9th Battalion at Dunkirk May 1940
« on: August 30, 2019, 01:56:32 PM »
I have recently found a document that relates to my Dad John Walton of Ashton under Lyne being shot on the 25/5/1940.
The bullet wound was in his left thigh. He was given morphine and put into an ambulance and it was not until the 31/5/1940 that he was hospitalised.  His left leg was amputated as the wound was infected, dad was always reluctant to talk about this in any Detail.
After the war he was heavily involved in BLESMA and was the Secretary of the Ashton under Lyne branch up to it closing down in the 1970s.
I would like any information available about the incident and would like to know the location of the Battalion on the day he was shot.
Thank you for letting me join the group. David Walton ex RN.

Offline charlie

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Re: Information on the 1/9th Battalion at Dunkirk May 1940
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 07:19:49 AM »
Hello David and welcome to the forum.
If all else fails the battalion war diary is available to read at the National Archives.

Have you applied for his service record it may contain some more information? if not follow the links here http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=8967.0

Charlie

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Re: Information on the 1/9th Battalion at Dunkirk May 1940
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 02:58:08 PM »
on 25th may the 9th manchesters were taking part in the defence of arras,and that evening the BEF were ordered to retreat to Dunkirk

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Offline David Walton

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Re: Information on the 1/9th Battalion at Dunkirk May 1940
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2019, 04:11:32 PM »
Thanks for the information guys.

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Re: Information on the 1/9th Battalion at Dunkirk May 1940
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2019, 07:56:16 PM »
good luck david
let us know how you get on

mack