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Re: AVLs
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2008, 09:29:01 PM »
Any chance of another AVL lookup - I just remembered that Joseph Holland's brother in law was also in the RFC.
He was John Neild,called Jack, and would probably be from Wigley st, Ardwick or close.

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Re: AVLs
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2008, 12:22:37 AM »
Any chance of another AVL lookup - I just remembered that Joseph Holland's brother in law was also in the RFC.
He was John Neild,called Jack, and would probably be from Wigley st, Ardwick or close.

Cheers,
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dave.
ime sorry,but in my haste to post a reply to your joe holland query,i overlooked
THIS.
sgt 3750 john,william neild
82nd squadron
RAF
2 wigley st,ardwick.

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slob

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Re: AVLs
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2008, 10:31:16 AM »
Brilliant, thanks - another service record to get.

Dave

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Re: AVLs
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2008, 01:00:28 PM »
the 82nd squadron was formed at doncaster on 7-1-17 and disbanded at tangmere on 4-7-19.
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Re: AVLs
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2008, 02:02:11 PM »
Blimey - I was going to wait for the service records to turn up before delving further.
Does his service number suggest an early entrant? He was born in 1894 so he could have signed up early in war.

Dave

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« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2008, 04:08:55 PM »
What other years were the AVLs compiled for?
I still have a mystery over my grandfather Ralph Thomas Campbell.
Manchester Rgt Boer War, invalided out after Ladysmith, but not in the 1901 census.
Joined  S Lancs 1914, discharged 3 months later as unfit.
Said he was in Scotland on garrison duty until May 1916 when he was shipped to Egypt with
the R Sussex Rgt.
Could the AVLs give any clues? His address was Harrowby St, Collyhurst.

Cheers,
    Dave

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Re: AVLs
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2008, 05:50:52 PM »
Hi All !

and disbanded at tangmere on 4-7-19.mack

As an aside, but funny Tangmere should come up.............. I drove past the other day and had not realised as part of the redevelopment (a euphemism for building on the land) they have a museum

http://www.tangmere-museum.org.uk/

Wendi  :)
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Re: AVLs
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2008, 04:10:37 AM »
What other years were the AVLs compiled for?
I still have a mystery over my grandfather Ralph Thomas Campbell.
Manchester Rgt Boer War, invalided out after Ladysmith, but not in the 1901 census.
Joined  S Lancs 1914, discharged 3 months later as unfit.
Said he was in Scotland on garrison duty until May 1916 when he was shipped to Egypt with
the R Sussex Rgt.
Could the AVLs give any clues? His address was Harrowby St, Collyhurst.

Cheers,
    Dave
the AVLs were introduced in 1918,manchester has registers for 1918,1919 and 1920/23,its possible your grandfather is in one of them,i dont have the one that covers collyhurst yet.
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« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2008, 07:28:55 PM »
Hi, I've been told another of the family was in the army, Thomas Edward Neild.
He would probably have been in Craig St, Gorton.

Could you check the AVL for him please.

Cheers,
  Dave

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Re: AVLs
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2008, 01:38:41 PM »
sapper 351440 thomas,edwin nield
IW+D.RE
123 craig rd,gorton
also listed at this address,was.
pte 60975 harry mace
24th home service battalion,cheshire

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« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2008, 01:56:57 PM »
Many Thanks, Thomas married Caroline Mace so Harry was probably her brother. Something I'll have to look into now.

I thought we had another interesting link in your reply a few days ago about the Chadwicks. There was one at 8 Wigley st, 3 doors from where my family lived, so I asked my mother. She remembers Alice Chadwick, says that Alice's husband was killed in the war.
But they weren't the right Chadwick family that was being searched for.

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   Dave

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Re: AVLs
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2008, 07:57:21 PM »
Hi,
Just another thank you for the Joseph Holland, the service number provided enabled me to get his service records from the NA, and it contains some very precise dates for his army service as well as the RFC/RAF service.

Happy New Year,
   Dave
theres a picture of wigley st in the manchester library online image collection.
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« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2008, 08:00:25 PM »
Yes , I have it thanks.
I can just about make out the house I was born in.

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Re: AVLs
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2008, 06:52:05 AM »
What other years were the AVLs compiled for?
I still have a mystery over my grandfather Ralph Thomas Campbell.
Manchester Rgt Boer War, invalided out after Ladysmith, but not in the 1901 census.
Joined  S Lancs 1914, discharged 3 months later as unfit.
Said he was in Scotland on garrison duty until May 1916 when he was shipped to Egypt with
the R Sussex Rgt.
Could the AVLs give any clues? His address was Harrowby St, Collyhurst.

Cheers,
    Dave
pte 21646 ralph,thomas campbell.
royal sussex regt
then pte 360400 labour corps
38 harrowby st,collyhurst

this fella lived a few doors away
sgt 275087 william campbell
manchester regt
24 harrowby st,collyhurst.

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« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2008, 09:47:39 AM »
Tantalising - I know about both of his regiments and was hoping the AVL might give a clue as to when he transferred. I suppose it tells me it must have happenned before the first date for registering.
I read that the act of parliament was passed 6/2/1918 so that is an absolute first date.
He was back in Egypt in Feb 1918, as we have a postcard from him, and my suspicion was that it was because he was unfit for fighting by then - this seems to confirm that.

I have no record of a William Campbell of suitable age, is there anything in the files that tells us who his parents were, he could be an unknown cousin?

Thanks again,
    Dave