Author Topic: Harry Wardle 25662 22(S) Bn Manchester  (Read 11226 times)

phil wardle

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Re: Harry Wardle 25662 22(S) Bn Manchester
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2008, 11:30:03 AM »
Thanks Dave

My Grandad told me he'd been to Ypres, but there doesn't appear to be any record of the 22nd having gone there.  He never mentioned Italy (which is where the records say the 22nd finished the war) and I checked with his only surviving child, my aunty at the weekend and he never mentioned Italy to her.  Should have asked all these questions when I was younger.

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Re: Harry Wardle 25662 22(S) Bn Manchester
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2008, 02:11:42 PM »
Forgot to mention another stay... they were actually in the Salient for a short period a year later during 3rd Ypres too (central sector - area of the Menin Road) in September/Oct 1917 just before shipping out to italy.

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Re: Harry Wardle 25662 22(S) Bn Manchester
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2008, 01:51:49 PM »
Thanks Dave

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Re: Harry Wardle 25662 22(S) Bn Manchester
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2008, 05:06:07 PM »
Dave

I've just realised the relevance of the stay in Ploegsteert.  My Grandfather was a coal hewer by trade, I bet he went there to help with the tunnelling at Mesen?

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Phil

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Re: Harry Wardle 25662 22(S) Bn Manchester
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2008, 07:58:02 PM »
Wendi, Harribobs

Just wonder if you knew whether Goderville was a rest/ hospital place for the 22nd M/Cr.  The reason I ask is that my Grandfather said he was treated very well by the Red Cross - which we think were in Goderville.  After the war he had a daughter and called her Terris Godville Wardle - quite unusual names.  We wonder whether Godville came from Goderville.  Can you shed any light.

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Re: Harry Wardle 25662 22(S) Bn Manchester
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2008, 11:57:20 PM »

doesn't ring any bells with me, but my memory is terrible these days 8)
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Re: Harry Wardle 25662 22(S) Bn Manchester
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2008, 12:59:32 PM »
Goderville is a commune in the Seine-Maritime département in the Haute-Normandie region of France.

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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2008, 01:07:07 PM »
Cemetery: GODERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Country: France
Locality: unspecified
Location Information: Goderville is a small but important market town 29 kilometres north-east of Le Havre, on the main Le Havre-Fecamp-Dieppe road (N.25). The communal cemetery is in the fields south-west of the town, approximately 1 kilometre from the town centre. It is down a rough road leading right off the Goderville-Manneville road (D.10). Located about 30 yards north of the crucifix in the centre of the cemetery is the grave of a British officer. 
No. of Identified Casualties: 1
This man was in WW11, awful to think he is on his own!
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Re: Harry Wardle 25662 22(S) Bn Manchester
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2008, 07:05:24 PM »
Hi Phil I was just looking to see if there was mention of a Military Hospital or clearing Station. Seems a bit far away from the action. Unless someone on here knows differently. Just trying to find a link for you to Goderville.
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Re: Harry Wardle 25662 22(S) Bn Manchester
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2008, 07:22:43 PM »
Thanks tisgrannie

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« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2009, 10:16:54 PM »
Hi guys, my first post. Just got back from Belgium a couple of weeks ago visiting L/Cpl Samuel Jones' grave at Lissenhoek near Popperinghe. The 22nd did serve at 3rd Ypres at the Battle of Broodseinde Ridge, 4th Oct 1917. I'll try and post a new thread with some photos of the battelfield today if I can work out how.

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Re: Harry Wardle 25662 22(S) Bn Manchester
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2009, 01:26:58 AM »
hi i have just found my great uncles details and notice there are only two numbers differance in their service numbers i could use more info on my uncles regiment and photos if possible 

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Re: Harry Wardle 25662 22(S) Bn Manchester
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2009, 02:10:08 AM »
hi i have just found my great uncles details and notice there are only two numbers differance in their service numbers i could use more info on my uncles regiment and photos if possible 
hiya lee.
was your uncle pte sam friar

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Re: Harry Wardle 25662 22(S) Bn Manchester
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2009, 02:30:35 AM »
pte 25662 harry wardle
enl 6-9-15
aged 20
27th manchesters
posted to 22nd manchesters
occupation,miner
resided 16 carrington st,pendlebury
father,john
religion CofE
born,manchester
landed in france 24-12-15
28-4-16 forfeited 7 days pay for falling out on the line of march without permission
6-9-17 awarded 1/6 proficiency pay
23-2-18 to italy
19-8-18,embarked from cherbourg on the SS monas queen for england,to be discharged at oswestry to be transferred to the army reserve on 27-1-1919, as a released miner

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he recieved his medals,on 6-10-1921

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Re: Harry Wardle 25662 22(S) Bn Manchester
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2009, 12:17:51 PM »
Hello,

My Gt grandfather was also in the 22nd Battalion. There is an archive at Ashton Library, Greater Manchester. There is a typed copy of the Battalion diary which details where they were throughtout the war. Its very sober reading. " rifles became useless with the mud and could only be used as clubs". but it gives village by village locations and lists where there were in Italy. Again i had no idea the British even fought in Italy! Places i have been skiing near they were fighting up.

The Ref for the document is mr1/3/1/48. I have been told via this site you can read this at Kew archives too but not sure on the deatils on how to do that.

There is a photo of his officiers in Italty in the photo section under hgc wood 21st Manchester. ( the 21st went with the 22nd to Italy)
Matthew Hargreaves
My great grandfather RSM John Hargreaves M.C. served with the 22nd Battalion Manchester Regiment