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William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« on: November 11, 2007, 08:13:24 PM »
I am searching for information on my late uncle, He was an active member of the manchester association for a period of time. He died in 1992 age 100.

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Re: William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2007, 11:21:18 PM »
 would he be this w clarkson ?
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Re: William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2007, 10:28:45 PM »
would he be this w clarkson ?

It could be him I no he was shot in the upper leg when he crossed a German trench the bullet passed through he was the older brother of family 3 boys and 2 girles. his father ran the Harp and shamrock pub
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Re: William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2007, 11:10:54 PM »
 would you have access to his medals?  they would have his service number around the rim
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Re: William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2007, 08:49:23 PM »
I do not have access to his medels, but my mother at the time believes his number was 78423, but i have looked at his medel sheet on line and it does not list any stars awarded, yet i know he did have at least 1 star


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Re: William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2007, 09:24:45 PM »
Description     
Medal card of Clarkson, William
Corps   Regiment No   Rank
Manchester Regiment    78423    Private
Date    1914-1920
Catalogue reference    WO 372/4

well if this was william he probably a late war entrant and wouldn't have won a 14-15 star

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Re: William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2007, 08:55:46 AM »
Hi Paul !

I take my hat off to your Mom, I don't know my Dad's service number !!!

Have you downloaded his medal card?  For £3.50 you can get it here http://tinyurl.com/2a24kj

Can you post it? so we can see what it looks like please? & perhaps further assist.

Wendi  :)
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Re: William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2007, 09:02:29 AM »

hmmm born 1892, so in 1914 he was 22 unless he was in a starred occupation i can't see why he'd be a late entrant

Paul,  how sure are you of that number?

wendi, my mum (who's 90) can reel off my dad's better than her phone number  ;D ;D
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Re: William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2007, 11:21:24 AM »
paul.
which part of manchester did he live and what area was the harp+shamrock in.
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Re: William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2007, 03:40:15 PM »
paul.
which part of manchester did he live and what area was the harp+shamrock in.
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do you think that might have been an irish pub?  ;D  i have a vague memory of a 'harp and shamrock' in Hulme (very vague though)
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Re: William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2007, 04:41:11 PM »
There is a Harp & Shamrock public house on the 1881 census, address given is 36, New Mount St. (in the ward of St. Michaels)Manchester. But the Clarkson family did not live there then, the Gibbons family were running the pub.

However, William Clarkson appears on the 1901 census.
RG13 Piece 3700 Folio 104 Page 2.
HULME, St Marks.
20,George St.
Joseph Clarkson head 36 rubber worker & beer worker & retailer, born Manchester.
Elizabeth Clarkson wife 36 born Manchester
WILLIAM CLARKSON SON 8 BORN MANCHESTER
Joseph Clarkson son 5 born Manchester
Elizabeth Clarkson daughter 2 born Manchester
Janet Clarkson daughter 2 months born Manchester
Jane Humphries Mother-in-Law Widow 78 born Manchester,

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Re: William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2007, 07:21:30 PM »
Pot of Beer
36 New Mount Street, Manchester M4.
Tel: 0161-834 8579.
Open Mon-Fri from 12noon - 9.00pm, Saturday from 12noon - 4.00pm, and closed on Sundays. Real ales available including Robinson's Dark Mild, plus several guest beers. This pub was formerly known as the Harp & Shamrock prior to near fatal decline, before loving restoration by beer-lovers.
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Re: William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2007, 11:09:23 PM »
Thank you for all the information, Janet Clarkson was my grand mother, at the time her farther was the land lord. He did have a 1914 - 1915 star so it would suggest that the number my mother had is not correct and he could be 10275 looking at his medel record he had 1914/15 medel

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Re: William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2007, 11:27:58 PM »
well, William 10275 did survive the war

do you have any photos of him?  we have photos of B company but they are not named :(
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Re: William Clarkson 18th Manchester
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2007, 10:16:36 AM »
well, William 10275 did survive the war

do you have any photos of him?  we have photos of B company but they are not named :(
this william clarkson was discharged from the army on 23-1-1919.

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