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robey

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Possible Regiment photograph
« on: August 01, 2009, 09:27:53 AM »
I wonder if anyone might be able to offer some information.  I have attached a photograph, on a postcard, of what I believe to be the Manchester Regiment, with my grand-father on it (seated, extreme right), just prior to his transfer to the Machine Gun Corps.  Could anyone validate that, or add any information about it?

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Re: Possible Regiment photograph
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009, 09:46:49 AM »
hi robey, it certanly looks like the man reg,  found these, two plus two james newbury in the mgc.
tonyrod


Medal card of Newbury, John Albert
Corps Regiment No Rank
Manchester Regiment 102 Private
Manchester Regiment 102 Corporal
 
Date 1914-1920
Catalogue reference

Description Medal card of Newbury, Albert J
Corps Regiment No Rank
Machine Gun Corps 91076 Private
 
Date 1914-1920
Catalogue reference WO 372/14 
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robey

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Re: Possible Regiment photograph
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2009, 10:08:01 AM »
Thanks Tonyrod.  Albert J is my grand-father.  I appreciate the feedback very much, it helps a lot.

Cheers
Robey

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Re: Possible Regiment photograph
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 12:11:16 AM »
MIC. Suggests no overseas service with the Manchesters. Does the address on the card and the name M N Newbury mean anything to you?
Researching:-
John Robert Robson 1/8th Manchester Regt 1915/16
Joe Cookson 12th Manchester Regt KIA 3 December 1915
Old Boys of William Hulme's Grammar School

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Re: Possible Regiment photograph
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2009, 07:27:25 AM »
hi kem,  ,the mic shows he was entitled to a pair  m.n.newbury could have been his next of kin  given on enlistment  but not 100% sure, they appiled for his medals 21/11/1923  looks like they were returned  undisposed of before that date,.
tonyrod
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robey

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Re: Possible Regiment photograph
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009, 12:45:38 PM »
Hi all

Thanks very much for your input.  M N Newbury was his sister, my aunt, and she did indeed live on Higher Lane at that time.  I've no idea whether she got the medals though as I've never seen them.

Is there any way to tell what Arthur started doing in civvie street when he was de-mobbed?

Cheers
Robey

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Re: Possible Regiment photograph
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009, 10:28:40 PM »

Is there any way to tell what Arthur started doing in civvie street when he was de-mobbed?

Cheers
Robey

there's a slight chance if his service records survived but i do mean slight

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Re: Possible Regiment photograph
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2009, 01:22:54 AM »

Is there any way to tell what Arthur started doing in civvie street when he was de-mobbed?

Cheers
Robey

there's a slight chance if his service records survived but i do mean slight

chris
his pension record did survive,his occupation was vulcaniser,but many soldiers were to too ill or physically unfit to return to their previous employment,arthur escaped any injuries,spending most of his time in egypt and palestine,he got laid low with flu a couple of times,but other than that,he was A1
CHRIS.
have you looked at the background in this picture,it looks similar to the background in one of the photos in your own collection,its the one taken at burlington st[i think]

mack ;D

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Re: Possible Regiment photograph
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2009, 01:30:18 AM »
chris.
just had a look in the photo section,you have 2 photos in your collection,both were taken at the same place,as robeys picture,they are in the 5th/10th batt section,under 7th batt group.

mack ;D