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25th battalion at basra
« on: July 31, 2008, 10:14:36 PM »
Hi
Can anyone help?I'm looking for details of my ancestor's regiment. Edward Harry Bellhouse was wounded at Basra I think or was invalided there after a gsw to the chest in 1917.He was in the 25th manchesters no.36506.Does anyone know the battalion's history.Many thanks for any help  :)

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Re: 25th battalion at basra
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 09:04:41 AM »
Hi beeklet and a Warm Welcome to the Forum !

As I understand it the 25th was a Reserve Bn and as such would not have gone abroad. 

Medal Index Cards are our reference for soldiers who went abroad during WW1 and I can not see your chap there, however there is a Edward Harry Bellhouse in The Cheshire Regiment.

Can I ask how you obtained your information ?

Wendi  :)
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Re: 25th battalion at basra
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 09:59:39 AM »
Hi beeklet and a Warm Welcome to the Forum !

As I understand it the 25th was a Reserve Bn and as such would not have gone abroad. 

Medal Index Cards are our reference for soldiers who went abroad during WW1 and I can not see your chap there, however there is a Edward Harry Bellhouse in The Cheshire Regiment.

Can I ask how you obtained your information ?

Wendi  :)
you have the right lad wendi,good work.
this is his details

pte 36506 edward,henry bellhouse
25th manchesters
posted to 3rd manchesters,on 29-5-15
enlisted 26-5-15
aged 37
resided with his aunt+uncle mr george,henry and mrs louisa davis,at 7 irlam st,newton heath.
cousins,fred+edith davis
occupation,furnaceman
religion,church of england
born 1880,at 12 park lea,altrincham[mother elizabeth]
posted to 1st manchesters in mesopotamia,on 11-10-16
shot in the left side of his chest,on 2-1-17
sent to 31st gen hospital at sheik saad,
28-1-17 in 3rd gen hospital at basra
15-2-17 sent to victoria hospital,bombay,on hospital ship SS vita
16-3-17 sent to hospital in egypt on the hospital ship SS assaye
5-6-17 transferred to the garrison battalion,cheshire regt,as pte 61819
transferred to the army reserve,on 16-4-19.
edward was raised by his aunt+uncle,[mr+mrs davis],who formerly lived,at 210 oldham rd,miles platting,before they moved to irlam st
his aunt died at her home,on 7-2-17,of acute bronchitis+cardiac dilation.
i dont think his mum was married when she gave birth to him.
he served in the RGA+RFA before the war.

mack



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Re: 25th battalion at basra
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008, 11:29:02 AM »
;D Your research is stunning as usual mack   ;D 
« Last Edit: August 01, 2008, 11:32:06 AM by Wendi »
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Re: 25th battalion at basra
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008, 03:33:05 PM »
ah not bad......




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Re: 25th battalion at basra
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2008, 05:03:13 PM »
 ;D ;D

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Re: 25th battalion at basra
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2008, 05:06:07 PM »
Thank you so much Wendi and Mack.I had some of the info but you have filled in several gaps.I wonder Mack where you found everything.I found Edward Harry when researching my Bellhouse family history .He is a close relation of my late dad.Edward married in 1924 and died in 1941.Amazingly his son also Edward Harry lives only 10 minutes walk from my house but I haven't plucked up the courage to introduce myself.
Many thanks again .I hope I can be of some help in the future to others on the forum!! :D

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Re: 25th battalion at basra
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2008, 06:00:49 PM »
hiya bee.
his service record,is on ancestry,ask one of the gang if they will E.mail it to you and a copy of his medal card.
perhaps they could help to break the ice when you introduce yourself to his son.

good luck bee.

mack

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Re: 25th battalion at basra
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2008, 07:04:39 PM »
Thanks Mack I found his service record on Ancestry ,plenty of detail too.This forum is excellent.