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Offline mack

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age error manchester soldier
« on: June 15, 2009, 03:45:26 AM »
is this soldiers age wrong
pte 22420513 edward mcgibbon,it says he was only 14yrs old when he died,date of birth 29-6-37

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Re: age error manchester soldier
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 10:06:23 AM »
Morning Mack,
Definitely wrong, the photograph I have of his grave in Western Road Penang clearly states his age as 19years; I have just checked bmd's and can confirm him registered Sep qtr. 1932, Manchester.
Re Cpl Adrian Ak. Terang's name not being on the Forces Memorial Listings, nor included on the page of those listed as being KIA in Malaya in the Shrine of the Regimental Chapel in Manchester Cathedral - this has been a sore point with me ever since I noted him not listed on the latter and began to make enquiries only to be informed ' He was not Manchesters' to which my argument was and still is 'He was attached as part of the Sarawak Rangers Platoon to the Manchester Regiment from March 1953, he patrolled for the Manchester Regiment and was killed in an action of the Manchester Regiment on the same day as 2/Lt Raingill and is ,in my opinion, entitled therefore to be listed on that page.' I first started this back in the late 1950's, re-opened it when the MVA were formed in 1984 but have had no success and Bob, with all due respect, we have been friends now for what - some 55 years - I make no apologies for re-opening the matter at this stage, it is not too late to push for this addition to be admitted by the powers that be.
Cheers,
George

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Re: age error manchester soldier
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 07:12:57 PM »
hiya george.
why not raise your own tribute to cpl adrian,on here

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Re: age error manchester soldier
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 06:16:15 PM »
Hi Mack,
I have under the Borneo Headhunters section but am having problems trying to get his photograph on there as well, could be that it is too large, will have one last try.
George.

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Re: age error manchester soldier
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009, 12:54:26 PM »
but am having problems trying to get his photograph on there as well, could be that it is too large, will have one last try.
George.

George 

send it to me and i will re-size it

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Re: age error manchester soldier
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2009, 01:32:26 PM »
Many thanks for your offer Chris,
But I managed to get it onto the Borneo Headhunters site yesterday after all my problems ( it could be my age you know!!) so hopefully it is ok now. If not let me know and I will send copy to you for resizing.
I must look out any other photographs of that era that may be lurking in my old boxes.
Thanks again,
George.