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William Henry Pinkstone 19th MANC REGT
« on: July 13, 2008, 05:05:27 PM »
Greetings

Just joined and have an interest in the 19th Batt Manchester Regiment.  My Grandfather William Henry Pinkstone served in France before being wounded in action I estimate around 23 July 1916 during push for Guillemont.

He later recovered and joined 63 SQN Royal Flying Corps serving in Mesopotamia until 1919.

Any info on fellow soldiers in the 19th Batt would be of great interest.  We recently retruned from the Somme where we travellled over most of the points the 19th touched Dec - Jul 1916.

Cheers for now

John

 
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Re: New Member interested in 19th MANC REGT
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 06:24:34 PM »
hiya John

and welcome to the group

i'll move this over to the great war section and we'll see what we can find out !  ;D

cheers

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Re: William Henry Pinkstone 19th MANC REGT
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008, 08:33:18 PM »

William Henry Pinkstone, Private 12790 19th Battalion (Originally) E company platoon 17, he would have moved into another company later

he's on this photo, but i don't know which one he is

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Re: William Henry Pinkstone 19th MANC REGT
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 05:44:38 AM »
hiya john.
your grandfather disembarked in france,on 8-11-1915,he was on board the troopship,SS queen alexandra
some of those on board from his platoon,were
his company serjeant major, 12256 frederick nuttall,CSM nuttall was captured on 23-7-16.lived at 25 hall rd,crumpsall
pte 12797 colin bannerman,3 patchett st,west gorton
pte 12753 stanley skinkis,3 hancock st,rochdale rd,m/c,he was shot in the right thigh and taken POW on 23-7-16
pte 12780 alexander lyon,16 highfield rd,chorlton on medlock,he was returned home on 4-7-16,he was found to be underage.
pte 12676 charles wilde,41 culcheth lane,newton heath,he was shot in the hand,on 21-10-18,and sent to 3rd northern gen hospital,sheffield.

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Re: William Henry Pinkstone 19th MANC REGT
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 11:11:34 AM »
some other members of your grandfathers platoon.
pte 12026 harry bulcock
enl 14-9-14
aged 24
14 fylde rd,blackpool
occupation.cashier
commissioned in 3/6th lancs fusiliers

pte 12675 alfred hibbert
enl 8-2-15
aged 19
1 hartley st,openshaw
chemist.
also on the same troopship as your grandfather.

your grandfathers CQMS 11798 herbert,hartley duckworth
enl 14-9-14
aged 25
27 bluestone lane,moston
commmissioned in lancs fusiliers.11-12-15

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Re: William Henry Pinkstone 19th MANC REGT
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2008, 06:22:34 AM »
pte 12792 william,henry pinkstone
63 clarence st,miles platting
wounded july 1916

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Re: William Henry Pinkstone 19th MANC REGT
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008, 07:43:35 AM »
some more from williams platoon.

12590 thomas,henry davies
enl 11-1-15
agd 26
490 oldham rd,miles platting
occupation.baths attendant

pte 12792 john hudson
enl 26-3-15
aged 38
37 crowther st,salford
cotton dyer
sent to bombay with the 1st garrison battalion
discharged 11-6-19 with bronchitis[contracted in 1916].

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Re: William Henry Pinkstone 19th MANC REGT
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2008, 08:24:53 AM »
12211 bertram,peak stanway
enl 8-9-14
aged 19
shop assistant
yew tree cottages,northendon rd,sale
discharged 4-6-15 with defective etesight.

12755 george johnson
enl 24-3-15
aged 38
20 ormerod st,heywood
discharged 28-6-15 not likely to be an efficient soldier[hammer toed]not able to march.

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Re: William Henry Pinkstone 19th MANC REGT
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2011, 09:34:07 PM »
Gentlemen

Thank you for the research.  Sorry I didnt respond earlier but have not been active in this site.

I bought a book by Albert William Andrews (Orders are Orders) who was in B Coy 19 Batt.  He mentions WH Pinkstone's cousin Baillie and Robinson who were KIA by Bronfay Farm.  Hope to return to Somme in the next few years for my third visit.

Great book for anyone interested in the 19th Batt.

Brgds

John