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Offline mack

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2nd manchesters war diary
« on: September 12, 2019, 04:27:45 PM »
has this battalions war diary at kew have missing pages from 1914,1915 and 1918,the one on ancestry starts in 1916 and finishes in 1917

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Re: 2nd manchesters war diary
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 06:13:50 PM »
Hi Mack

Mine is from Kew and is from Aug 1914 through to
end of March 1919 when the Battalion was in Bonn
Germany.
It's in 4 PDF files as follows.
Aug 14 - Dec 15
Jan 16 - Jan 18 in two parts
Feb 18 - Mar 19

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Re: 2nd manchesters war diary
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 06:32:01 PM »
thanks mate
ime puzzled why ancestry only have half a diary

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Re: 2nd manchesters war diary
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 06:55:29 PM »
act/sgt 7759 harry davies was hit in the head by shrapnel on 20th april 1915,the same shell killed pte 2071 john Wemyss,sgt davies was actually a private when he was posted to france,he was a sgt in the 3rd battalion at Grimsby but reduced to the rank of private when he was posted to the 2nd manchesters in france,possibly because they already had their full compliment of sgts,when he arrived at the battalion,he was still wearing his sgts chevrons,due to some mix up,he was permitted to remain as a sgt,he died of wounds in the 3rd western general hospital,cardiff at 3.45am on 13-6-15

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Re: 2nd manchesters war diary
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 08:09:07 PM »
has this battalions war diary at kew have missing pages from 1914,1915 and 1918,the one on ancestry starts in 1916 and finishes in 1917

mack

The WD is in three parts
14 Bde
01Aug 14 - 31 Dec 15, WO95/1564/2
01 Jan 16 - 31 Jan 18, WO95/2392/2

96 Bde
01 Feb 18 - 31 Mar 19, WO95/2397/2

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Re: 2nd manchesters war diary
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 07:16:31 PM »
Charlie ime very sorry I didn't see your reply,ive found them,many thanks

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Re: 2nd manchesters war diary
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 07:37:45 PM »
Charlie ime very sorry I didn't see your reply,ive found them,many thanks

mack

No worries :)