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Offline Wendi

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International Swimmer
« on: October 14, 2009, 08:38:48 PM »
International (Breast Stroke) Record Champion Swimmer

Pte 250755 Percy Courtman
KIA 2nd June 1917 Aged 29.

Buried NEUVILLE-BOURJONVAL BRITISH CEMETERY Pas De Calais, France
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Offline kemrobson

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 01:54:09 PM »
Another one of my old boys. Any further information or photos greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Keith
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John Robert Robson 1/8th Manchester Regt 1915/16
Joe Cookson 12th Manchester Regt KIA 3 December 1915
Old Boys of William Hulme's Grammar School

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 01:55:02 PM »
And his brother
Researching:-
John Robert Robson 1/8th Manchester Regt 1915/16
Joe Cookson 12th Manchester Regt KIA 3 December 1915
Old Boys of William Hulme's Grammar School

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009, 02:58:41 PM »


Percy Courtman (14 May 1888–2 June 1917) was from Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Lancashire and competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics and 1912 Summer Olympics.
In the 1908 Olympics he competed in the 200 metre breaststroke, but was second in his heat and did not advance.
Four years later he competed in the 400 metre breaststroke and won a bronze medal. He also competed in the 200 metre breaststroke and was fourth.
He died during World War I in France.
http://www.databaseolympics.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=COURTPER01

He's on somebody's family tree .... maybe an email will glean some results for you ! worth a shot !!

http://frasercourtman.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I2160&tree=F-C-H%20Main%20Archive

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Re: International Swimmer
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009, 05:04:01 PM »
Hi Ken !

He lies in the same Cemetery as my Great Uncle.  We visited last week.

Wendi  :)
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Re: International Swimmer
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2009, 06:18:45 PM »
james,ernest and percy courtman were the sons of james+percy,ann courtman,261 stretford rd,stretford,they previously lived at 491 stretford rd,the family originated from george st ,hulme
their mothers unusual christian name isnt a mistake,she was descended from the northumberland percys
james,ernest,was born on 1st feb 1886
percy went to gallipoli on 17th aug 1915 as part of a draft of replacements[army No 3012]renumbered as 250755
their father was an estate agent and farm owner

cant add any more than whats on the CWGC

mack

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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2011, 07:31:19 PM »
Courtman, James Ernest of 562 Stretford Road, Old Trafford, Stretford, Lancashire private 23rd Battalion Manchester Regiment died on or since 22 Oct 1917 in Belgium. Administration Manchester 3 May to James Courtman tax collector.
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