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Offline John W

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When was Ashton Barracks renamed Ladysmith Barracks?
« on: September 19, 2009, 06:27:00 PM »
When was Ashton Barracks renamed Ladysmith Barracks please?

Many thanks!
In memory of my great grandfather: 9671 Pte Joseph Percy Rothwell, Manchester Regiment (Boer War, Mons, Le Cateau, PoW, Home Guard) & his father, 1090 Pte Joseph Rothwell, 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Regiment of Lancers 1871-1882.

timberman

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Re: When was Ashton Barracks renamed Ladysmith Barracks?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009, 08:47:12 PM »
Hi John

After the Boer War, the names of 'Spion Kop' and 'Ladysmith' began to appear as place names and in other ways to commemorate the fallen.
The Manchester Regiment, which had been at the battle, renamed their barracks at Ashton as the 'Ladysmith Barracks'.

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Re: When was Ashton Barracks renamed Ladysmith Barracks?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009, 12:21:16 AM »
Maybe this is a better answer ??? ???

On 31 December 1921 War office approval was given for the Depot Barracks to be known as Ladysmith Barracks in recognition of the siege in the Boer War in which the 1st Battalion had taken part.

Taken from

Museum of the Manchester Regiment

History

The Regimental Depot - Ladysmith Barracks, Ashton-under-Lyne

Link

http://www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/mom/history/ladysmith

Offline mack

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Re: When was Ashton Barracks renamed Ladysmith Barracks?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2015, 09:23:01 PM »
it was Lt/col alexander,gunning foord who proposed the renaming to ladysmith barracks

mack ;D