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Offline Meadowland

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New member needing help with Grandfather in Manchester Reg
« on: January 20, 2022, 08:47:29 PM »
Hi there
I am researching my maternal grandfather Thomas Aspinall in our family tree, who I never knew as he died before I was born, and would like some help in trying to find information about his military service.
My father passed away in September last year and as such there is no one of the appropriate generation left in our family who can help.
From what I know from information in the past from my parents he was discharged in March 1918 having been severely injured at Ypres. 
Other than that the details I have are :-

- born 13 April 1897 in Wigan
- enlisted 15 December  1915 having supposedly given the wrong age
- discharged 18 March 1918
- army number 36525
- apart from the victory medals etc he was also awarded in 1920/21 the Silver War Badge (SWB) in recognition of his his injuries and ultimate discharge
- at time of being awarded the SWB he was shown as being in the 13th Regiment
- assessed for pension on 26 March 1918

I realise that his actual service record is probably one of those destroyed but any information about where they were actually fighting etc at time of his injuries would be appreciated.

Following that I would also like to look at the war diaries if available and again any link to these would be helpful.

Many thanks in advance for any help or information anyone can give.
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Offline Bob.NB

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Re: New member needing help with Grandfather in Manchester Reg
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2022, 01:51:10 PM »
Your grandfather served with the 13th Battalion.
Estimated enlistment date: 15 December 1915.
He was discharged on 19 March 1918 with his disability quantified at 100%.
He was awarded a pension of 40/- a week (£2)
At the time his address was 11 Bradford Place, Wigan.
Bob B

Offline Meadowland

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Re: New member needing help with Grandfather in Manchester Reg
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2022, 03:21:15 PM »
Hi Bob
Thanks for that it all ties up with info I have in addition to some from others on the 1914-18 page

Regards