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POW Database
« on: October 20, 2007, 01:01:01 PM »
The POW database on the main site has been updated

and is available here :-

http://www.themanchesters.org/pow.htm

many thanks to all involved
« Last Edit: January 03, 2008, 08:38:25 PM by harribobs »
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Re: POW Database
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007, 08:52:32 PM »


Hi Chris .... just so you know ...... this POW link isn't working !!  ::)

Annie  :)

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Re: POW Database
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007, 08:58:34 PM »


Hi Chris .... just so you know ...... this POW link isn't working !!  ::)

Annie  :)

i beg to differ  ;D  i just downloaded a perfect copy, do you have excel on your pc?
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Re: POW Database
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2007, 03:13:05 AM »


That's probably why !  :P

I have a Mac and I can't always get what everybody else gets .... sorry !

Annie  :)


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Re: POW Database
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2007, 10:54:04 PM »
i'm still surprised you couldn't download it, i expected macs to use excel as well
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Re: POW Database
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2007, 01:05:14 AM »
Hi Annie,
I think on a mac it does have its own version of excel. I am sure if you have the right appleworks  that is it actually converts to excel or something similar.
tisgrannie
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Re: POW Database
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2007, 10:46:06 PM »
the POW data base has been updated, the 23rd Nov file has been added

it occurs to me that the page for POW data base is rather basic to say the least, if anyone has any suggestions or want to do a re-vamp of it, i'll be very happy to replace the current page

cheers

chris
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Re: POW Database
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2007, 11:14:50 PM »
Sorry harribob the best I can come up with. Not technie in any way. Just glad the info is available. If any one wants to improve it in any way go for it!
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Re: POW Database
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2007, 11:21:03 PM »
sorry Tis, i didn't mean the actual POW database, that is first class!!

i mean the page that you download it from with my rather poor description!!!

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Courtesy of Tisgrannie, Mack, Wendi and Adamant
We have the first database of Manchester Regiment Prisoners of war
At present it is available as a downloadable excel file
POW Database
updated 23rd November 2007
this file will be updated on a regular basis as we process new information
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Re: POW Database
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2007, 11:29:19 PM »
I'll close the oven door and put the pillow back on the couch!! :)
Thanks for the explanation. I am trying to figure out how to do the Somme 1st Anniversary still. The Gorton memorial Annie has is rather nice. I fancy Poppy fields faintly in the background. Very fitting and appropriate I thought. Just need to figure it out.
Haven't heard from Adam in a while, will bend his ear when I get chance.
thanks very much harribob
tis

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Re: POW Database
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2007, 11:35:15 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D  i'll stop hiding in the garden then!!

that sounds rather posh!!!  i'm sure if adam can put it together, the two of us can get it on line!! ;)
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Re: POW Database
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2008, 12:10:41 PM »
i cant get the link,it just keeps saying,this page is unavailable.
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Re: POW Database
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2008, 08:39:42 PM »

ok i have amended it to a simpler link, i can only think it wasn't working with every type of browser

http://www.themanchesters.org/pow.htm

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Re: POW Database
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2008, 02:47:06 PM »
Chris, is it possible to add Arthur Atkinson to the POW database? I have provided info below:

Cheers
Pete

ATKINSON, Arthur
Private 202296 2nd/5th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment.
199th Brigade, 66th Division.

Born in Carrington, son of William and Sarah Ellen Atkinson, of 17, Liverpool Road, Higher Irlam, with whom he resided (parents later lived at 35, Addison Road, Irlam.). February 1917, he arrived in France. He was at some point over the next year and a half captured and became a prisoner of war. He died as a POW on Monday, 14th October 1918, aged 20. It is known that he is buried within Erquelinnes Communal Cemetery, Belgium although the exact position of his grave is not known, therefore he is commemorated on a special memorial headstone in the cemetery. The following is inscribed on his headstone “The sweetest of memories are all that are left.” He was awarded the ‘pair’.
Remembering

Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regt - dow 18.02.17
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment - kia 18.05.18
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA dow - 04.09.18
Pte Sidney Lee (4131324), 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment -  kia 12.03.41

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Re: POW Database
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2008, 04:14:15 PM »
fear not pete.
tis will soon spot arthurs details,and add them to her database.
mack