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Neil H

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J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« on: December 05, 2007, 03:32:54 PM »
Hi All

I have just registered with the Forum as a start to trying to find out about my Grandad's war service, he served in WW1.

His Details:-

J Houghton (Widnes)

Corps: Manchester Regiment  2/5

Regiment No: 201925

Rank: Lance Serjeant /Acting Serjeant

I have got his Medal Index Card, a London Gazette extract & I am in the process of getting a copy of the relevant War Diary.

Any information would be gratefully recieved about the 2/5 or my Grandad.

Many Thanks

Neil


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Re: J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 04:29:09 PM »
hi neil

welcome to the forum, i have moved this thread over to the WW1 section where it will get a little more attention

we could do with a look at the medal index card  ;)

cheers

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Re: J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 04:40:42 PM »
act/sgt houghton won the MM.it was gazetted in the LG on 27/6/18.
sounds like he won it during the german march offensive in 1918
welcome to the forum neil.

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Re: J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 08:28:07 PM »
ah yes!  so he did!!

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Re: J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007, 08:38:24 PM »

sounds like he won it during the german march offensive in 1918
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that would be right, the approx time between the action and gazetting the award is 3 months, therefore we should be looking at the actions around the 21st March 1918

the 2/5th were part of the 66th division, we are very lucky to have a very good potted history of the division written by one of our group members, Rob Thompson



there's a wealth of info there!

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Re: J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007, 09:46:57 PM »
Wow, thanks for your support.

What document is the extraxt from??  I'm at total novice at this and unfortunately don't understand much of it yet, but hope to learn.

I have attached his MIC but have been told there will be another one which I can't find!

Many Thanks

Neil

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Re: J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007, 09:50:03 PM »
neil

it was from the Military Medal register, please don't feel that you can't ask question, especially if we start using terms you don't understand ;)

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Re: J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007, 10:16:03 PM »
indeed there is another medal card

Description     
Medal card of Houghton, J
Corps   Regiment No   Rank
Manchester Regiment    201925    Lance Serjeant /Acting Serjeant
Date    1914-1920
Catalogue reference    WO 372/23

it's available here  ( but there may not be a lot of information on it)

http://www.rootschat.com/links/02bi/
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Re: J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007, 10:37:00 PM »
Thanks Chris

The link you have kindly posted takes me to the Cat Ref 372/23 File Reference 19499, which is the MIC I have got which only gives details of his MM.  Don't know where to look for any others.

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Re: J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007, 10:40:48 PM »
opps sorry neil

there is another card somewhere, when you downloaded that one there should have been five others, were any manch regiment?
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Re: J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2007, 10:51:48 PM »
There are five others, all variations on J Houghton and all Military Medal awards. One was a J Houghton Rank: Pte Corps: 21st B, Manchester Reg, Regimental Number: 18620, Date of Gazette: 1.9.16.

On my Grandads it gives a Regimental Paper Ref of 68/121/543 and a Schedule Number 169243 do you know what they refer to?

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Re: J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2007, 11:07:40 PM »
hmmm   i wonder if he served in a different battalion previous to the 2/5th?  we've been searching for him on his 2/5th number

do you know where his medals are?
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Re: J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2007, 12:32:15 AM »
My Dad has some of them, certainly the MM and I think possibly 1 or 2 others.

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Re: J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2007, 12:49:24 AM »
My Dad has some of them, certainly the MM and I think possibly 1 or 2 others.

i'm just wondering if there's a star in there and another service number
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Re: J Houghton, 201925, 2/5th
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2007, 10:17:06 AM »
type in james houghton,201925,that should give you his other medal card

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