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swinno

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1st Battalion the Manchesters
« on: August 17, 2009, 05:46:50 PM »
Hi There,

On 9th March  1904 a draft of 350 NCOs and men went out to Singapore.
This was to reinforce the 1st Battalion of the Manchesters before they moved to India
in Dec 1904.  Is there any information about these men and their service?

Thanks
Swinno.

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Re: 1st Battalion the Manchesters
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009, 11:36:55 PM »
nothing much to help you mate but you might be interested in some photos from singapore

singapore
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liverpool annie

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Re: 1st Battalion the Manchesters
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 12:37:33 AM »


Were the Manchesters getting ready for the Delhi Durbar maybe ?? ... but that was 1903 wasn't it ?  :-\ :-\

Where did you find your information Swinno ?

Annie  :)

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Re: 1st Battalion the Manchesters
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 08:23:47 PM »
Singapore 1903  until Dec 1904  then to Sitpuar  India. 
They remained there until Aug 1914.

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Re: 1st Battalion the Manchesters
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009, 10:11:35 PM »


Were the Manchesters getting ready for the Delhi Durbar maybe ?? .
Annie  :)

that was in India annie  (the dehli bit was a clue  ;D ) Singapore was a garrison posting

the 3rd battalion sent a draft of 9 officers and 200 to jion the 1st battalion
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Re: 1st Battalion the Manchesters
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009, 02:04:32 AM »


You're so smart harribobs !!  :P

My thought was ...... they were in Singapore and then went to India ....

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On 9th March  1904 a draft of 350 NCOs and men went out to Singapore.
This was to reinforce the 1st Battalion of the Manchesters before they moved to India
in Dec 1904