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Offline Scoobydoo2009

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Info on pte Gill 2529
« on: July 30, 2021, 12:52:34 PM »
Hi, I'm searching for any info of relatives of Thomas Gill 2529. Records I have found so far are that he was in the 2nd batallion manchester reg ww1. Some sources put him as a lance corporal. I have found some census records but cant be sure I'm on the right track. He was sent to France and Flanders I believe around 15/8/1914 but captured just 2 weeks later on 26 or 27th august 1914. Capture location is recorded as Le Cateau or Frankreich.  Previous camps recorded as Soltau, Meschede or Limburg. Seems he was sent to Holland for internment and made it home alive but cant find anything after that. Some census records have him in Chadderton in 1911 with maybe a sister called May but not his parents. But not entirely sure it's the right guy. I have found his Victory medal and would like to return it to his family if there is any.

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Re: Info on pte Gill 2529
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2021, 07:40:24 PM »
drummer 2529 thomas gill
2nd manchesters.C.company
captured le cateau 26-8-14
sent to france 15-8-14
born 2-6-1892
10 newman street,ancoats[mother]
known camps he was in soltau/limburg/giessen and meschede
arrived in england from germany 18-11-1918 on the SS willochra

charlie will be able to tell you which camps he was in and at what dates

mack

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Re: Info on pte Gill 2529
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2021, 09:38:32 PM »
He was registered at the following camps, the dates are the date the list was drawn up and not the date of arrival at a particular camp.
Döberitz - 10.10.1914
Limburg - ?
Giessen - 19.05.1917
Meschede - 20.07.1917
Soltau - 01.10.1917
Hameln - 10.12.1917
Holland - 06.05.1918 ( this will be the date he arrived in Holland)

Charlie

Offline Scoobydoo2009

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Re: Info on pte Gill 2529
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2021, 11:35:01 AM »
Thank you for your help. I have found out that he was my great uncles father in law from his first marriage so will be able to return his medal to his granddaughter!

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Re: Info on pte Gill 2529
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2021, 11:52:48 AM »
Excellent work.  I hope she cherishes the medal.
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