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Corporal Ivor Pollock
« on: August 04, 2009, 05:42:21 PM »
I am looking for any information on my uncle Iivor who was killed on 24/5/1940.  His  service number was 3525725, I wondered if the regiment's archives would contain information on when he joined up and the address for his next of kin and, if so, are they accessible to the public? (any information would be appreciated)

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Re: Corporal Ivor Pollock
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2009, 05:49:00 PM »
hi laineeq, welcome to the forum, i am sure more will be along to help you more, tonyrod
link  to mother site,   http://www.themanchesters.org/coppell.htm
 POLLOCK, IVOR STIRLING
Initials: I S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 24/05/1940
Service No: 3525725
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 119.
Memorial: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL
      
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Re: Corporal Ivor Pollock
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009, 11:03:52 AM »
Hi Ianeeq

My fathers service number will give you an indication of when he joined, my father joined on 21st July 1932 and his service number is 3525679 only 46 before Ivor.
Cliff
Cliff P Son of 3525679 Sgt Arthur Phillips 1st Bn Manchester Regiment and RAPC

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Re: Corporal Ivor Pollock
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 02:58:06 PM »
thank you both for the infomation so far it,it did not occur to me to associate the number with a date,that will give me a starting point,thanks again and any other pointers would be very welcome

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Re: Corporal Ivor Pollock
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009, 11:06:20 AM »
Hi laineeq and Welcome to our Forum !

I wondered if the regiment's archives would contain information on when he joined up and the address for his next of kin and, if so, are they accessible to the public? (any information would be appreciated)

Because of Data protection etc, not much public information regarding Army personal is available for WW2.  His service record would be available to his next of kin.  Do you know if he had any children? because if he didn't you could be his next of kin !

Wendi  :)
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Re: Corporal Ivor Pollock
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2009, 11:48:30 PM »
 thanks for that wendi,unfortunately we do not know if he married ,were trying to trace a marriage but no luck so far, if were unsuccesful we might just go ahead and try for his service record as his next of kin, thanks again 

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Re: Corporal Ivor Pollock
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2009, 10:36:37 AM »
hi, a little update, on the Dunkirk memorial are 13 Manchester regiment soldiers on column 119
1/officer and 6 other ranks from the 2nd battalion, i have the full list if you need it. tonyrod

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Re: Corporal Ivor Pollock
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2009, 06:45:47 PM »
hi tonyrod, the list would be appreciated ,any piece of information would be welcome, we are trying to put together as much information on Ivor as possible for my family and the family of Ivors sister who are Dutch,his sister my auntie Mary married a dutch sailor during the war and her children are very interested in Ivors story. thanks again for your valued input .

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Re: Corporal Ivor Pollock
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2009, 07:34:00 AM »
hi laineeq,   hope you enjoy. tony
link to my family site.
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 POLLOCK, IVOR STIRLING
Initials: I S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 24/05/1940
Service No: 3525725
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 119.
Memorial: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL
   
 
Name: MARTIN, THOMAS FREDERICK EDWARD
Initials: T F E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 11/06/1940
Service No: 3527686
Additional information: Husband of Ida Doreen Martin, of Littleworth Hednesford, Staffordshire.

 KEITLEY, JOHN BERNARD HUMBY
Initials: J B H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 27/05/1940
Service No: 85676
Additional information: Son of Lt.-Col. Cyril Humby Keitley and Joyce Margaret Keitley, of Borden, Hampshire.

Name: LANCELOTT, THOMAS ALBERT
Initials: T A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 13/05/1940
Service No: 3530362
Additional information: Son of Sarah Ellen Lancelott, of New Moston, Manchester.

Name: HOLLAND, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 27/05/1940
Service No: 3522901
Additional information: Son of Michael and Catherine Holland.

Name: AMMERLAAN, WILLIAM JAMES
Initials: W J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 13/05/1940
Service No: 6539864

Name: CLAMPITT, THOMAS HENRY
Initials: T H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 25/05/1940
Service No: 3522810

COLLIER, VICTOR
Initials: V
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 26/05/1940
Service No: 4127881
Additional information: Son of William and Kathleen Collier, of Rhymney, Monmouthshire.

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Re: Corporal Ivor Pollock
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2014, 07:16:38 PM »
this is a bit late,but this info will answer the question of Cpl pollocks death.

lieutenant g.m chandler the officer commanding the 9th machine gun company,2nd manchesters was positioned near the la bassee canal on 26th may 1940,at 1900hrs,he was attacked by large numbers of german infantry,he sent his despatch rider back to company HQ with a message,but he never returned,at 2300hrs he sent corporal Pollock to company HQ with another message on a second motorcycle[they had three available in his company]that was the last time he was seen.
up and till the evening of 26th/27th may,capt chandler had received no casualties in his company,cpl pollocks date of death[24th may]is wrong.

mack ;D
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Re: Corporal Ivor Pollock
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2014, 08:10:51 PM »
L/Cpl 3527686 t.f.e martin was with 13th platoon at riez du vinage near Bethune,along with members of 14th platoon,nothing was ever heard from these two platoons after the action there,its unlikely he was killed over two weeks after the engagement

mack ;D