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Tony1956

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Hulme Pals
« on: July 29, 2008, 04:33:19 AM »
I am trying to find out what battalion/unit that my great uncles and great grandfather served in, They all came from Hulme,and I believe there were sections called "Pals" within the regiment.
Where would they have enlisted?
I do recall snippets of information  from my grandfather that his two uncles died in Ypres, but no information about my great grandfather.
Any information will be greatly received

Thanks, Tony

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Re: Hulme Pals
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 07:36:15 AM »
hiya tony.
what were their names

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Re: Hulme Pals
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2008, 06:23:12 PM »
Hi Mack, thanks for the reply, their names were Richard Johnstone, William Johnstone  and Robert Johnstone.
It is believed that William and Richard were killed in Ypres,  I dont have any information for my great grandfather, Robert.
I am pretty certain that they lived in Trentham Street, Hulme.

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Re: Hulme Pals
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 09:08:53 PM »
Hi Tony

and welcome to the group

the only william johnstone i can find that fits is :-

Name:     JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM
Initials:    W
Nationality:    United Kingdom
Rank:    Private
Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment
Unit Text:    2nd Bn.
Date of Death:    25/10/1914
Service No:    9606
Casualty Type:    Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:    Panels 34 and 35.
Memorial:    LE TOURET MEMORIAL

now he was born in Glasgow but enlisted in Manchester and would have been a regular soldier

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Re: Hulme Pals
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 09:15:00 PM »
Richard is even more of a puzzle, no men of that name died in the regiment as far as i can see

Tony, this is going to sound a bit funny, but are you certain of the spelling of the surname? i'm thinking Johnstone could easily be Johnson or the like?

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Re: Hulme Pals
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2008, 07:44:46 AM »
Hi Chris, thank you for the welcome message and looking into my enquiry.

The name is definately Johnstone because my name is Johnstone.
At the moment, the details are a bit sketchy as I am trying to remember bits of conversation picked up while I was a young lad, also, I am putting together my family tree and I have managed go back to the first census in 1841.
I have got all the names and where they lived in census order.
My grandad Robert Johnstone was born in 1903, I have got his birth certificate, and it was his father, Robert, and his two uncles that fought in WW1 with the Manchesters, or so it is believed, but I have yet to find out for sure.
I have loaned all my work to an uncle who lives in Wales, and until I get it back, I cannot check the names with what we have found so far.
I have took down the details that you left in your last message regarding William Johnstone, and during my search, I have come accross an Alexander Johnstone who was killed in 1917, he too was from Hulme, so its possible that he is one of my ancestors.

Thanks again for looking for me, Tony

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Re: Hulme Pals
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2008, 01:12:19 PM »
HI TONY, i can only find  two  ROBERT JOHNSTONE IN MANCHESTER REG  ON MEDAL CARDS,
PTE 6309 ROBERT F JOHNSTONE  MAN REG AND 6611 NORTHUMBERLAND FUS
PTE 16278 ROBERT JOHNSTONE MAN REG AND 694030 LABOUR CORPS,

FROM 181 ROBERT JOHNSTONE ON MEDAL CARDS
AND 33 ON CWGC  hope this helps a little, tonyrod
« Last Edit: August 02, 2008, 01:29:19 PM by tonyrod »

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Re: Hulme Pals
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2008, 08:23:32 AM »
hi tony, little update,
on medal cards, only 18 FOR Richard JOHNSTONE  NONE FOR MAN REG,
AND 3 FOUND FOR WILLIAM JOHNSTONE IN THE MANCHESTER REGIMENT,
WILLIAM 9606  YOU HAVE THIS INFO,
WILLIAM D 7265 MAN REG AND 604964 LABOUR CORPS
WILLIAM 3113  MAN REG AND 389345 LABOUR CORPS

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Re: Hulme Pals
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2008, 09:46:04 AM »
Hi Tony, it was great info that, thank you.
I think we can safely say that William 9606 is one of them that I am looking for, and as for Richard, I was only assuming that he may of served in the Manchester Regiment because I remember my dad saying that they both got killed in Ypres and the Manchester Regiment is who they served with.
I will be going to the library in Ashton soon to see what I can find, and maybe take a look in the museum.

Thanks again, Tony

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Re: Hulme Pals
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2008, 11:49:29 AM »
hi tony, on medal cards  advanced search listed under  johnstone  and other keywords                                                                                     manchester regiment                                                                                          only 27 johnstone listed with the manchester  regiment,cannot find a Richard .tony

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Re: Hulme Pals
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2008, 08:07:53 PM »
Hi Tony, thanks for looking for me, Im very grateful

Tony

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Re: Hulme Pals
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2008, 09:09:16 AM »
sdgw entry
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Re: Hulme Pals
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2008, 11:08:16 AM »
Thank you for that, Ive printed and put it in my records now.