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private 79184 william rodaway
« on: October 23, 2007, 01:20:01 PM »
hi  chris, i am still trying to find my grandfathers battalion in the Manchester's
his other regiment the Devonshires no/066 i have been told the number  was not issued till after the war,  so  my grandfather was in a Manchester battalion from 1916-1918 . private 79184 william  rodaway [the smaller of the two]  .tony

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Re: private 79184 william rodaway
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 07:18:14 PM »

refresh my memory Tony, have we got a medal card for him?
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Re: private 79184 william rodaway
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 11:11:40 AM »
hi chris, yes i have the medal card but no dates  only on victory IT as
G/2/103B191378  i was told this was a devonshire reg code that issued his medal card  , i am waiting for a reply from a pal in the pensions office her in Blackpool to see what he can dig up ,   so William rodaway MANCHESTER REG PTE 79184
DEVON REG 066.   i just wish he had told me more. tony 

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Re: private 79184 william rodaway
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 12:08:35 PM »
oh yes,

we could do with a friendly researcher at Kew to have a look for us  :D
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Re: private 79184 william rodaway
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 04:37:08 PM »
cheers chris, its looking that way,  tony

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Re: private 79184 william rodaway
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2007, 10:40:21 PM »
HI CHRIS ,  i will post info later on this thread , but for now look at photo and documents thread long long trail forum, ancestry military look up, great reading
on william rodaway. tony

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Re: private 79184 william rodaway[ update]
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2007, 04:15:07 PM »
well Chris , my grandad was in underage he joined up 13-4-1915  birkenhead with the 3rd Cheshire reg  25926 embarked 21-11-1915  for salonica it was around this time his mother got on to the army about him being underage,
she was asked to send his birth certificate for proof of age, she wrote back saying she could not afford the cost of one @ 3 shillings and 7 pence.
he was discharged 2-6-1916 he was awarded the 14-15 star and signed for it in 1920,
he  signed up for the Manchester's in 1916  and shipped, out later that year, regarding his medals  would  the   1914-15 star have the Cheshire's on it and his victory
and war medal the Manchester's ?  he joined the Devon's in 1919 , i have managed to find all the documents and letters regarding his discharge from ancestry  military  pensions  search  [a pal on 1914-18 site forum] but nothing on the manchesters,
if you would like any copies  only to happy to post, some 20 pages. a very happy tony
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Re: private 79184 william rodaway
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2007, 10:49:23 PM »
we have the documents from tony now

any observations?







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Re: private 79184 william rodaway
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2007, 10:52:01 PM »
next lot








i think that's the lot ( have i missed any?)
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Re: private 79184 william rodaway
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2007, 09:29:14 AM »
hi chris, thanks for  putting them on board, i only sent you those 6,can you make out the 2nd one it would seem they were dated the time he was being discharged, i know he would have been very p.....d off having to leave pals. tony
ps the last ones not mine,
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Re: private 79184 william rodaway
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2007, 10:03:05 AM »
do you mean the memo in two parts?

the left side seems to be a request for his birth cert.


madam
re your letter to this office relating to your sons discharge as being underage. please attach his birth cert to this form and return it to this office as soon as possible. same being necessary before anything further can be done for you

Sir, sorry i could not answer this form(e) before know (now) as i could not pay 3/7 (three shillings 7 pence) for my sons birth certificate and i had to send to Somerset House and i have only got an answer back ( then i'm not sure) Sir my as(has?) enlisted in his first name only (???)  please answer as soon as possible, Oblige


 
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Re: private 79184 william rodaway
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2007, 11:52:34 AM »
hi chris, sorry its his offences sheet  his charges for i think swearing at a nco,
cannot make the rest out  ::) tony

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Re: private 79184 william rodaway
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2007, 01:07:22 PM »
hmm  not easy to read, i will have a go to enhance it later

but, first line,

absent **** **** parade 6am

second

failing to comply with an *** (order?)

third

***** ***** **** parade 6am

McBride and Wilkinson didn't like him much  ;)
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Re: private 79184 william rodaway
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2007, 01:51:14 PM »
cheers chris,  ; i am in the process of trying to trace McBRIDE AND WILKINSON,
strange thing he married a wilkinson ;D   tony

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Re: private 79184 william rodaway
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2007, 02:18:36 PM »
i wonder what he thought of l/corporal halsall?  ignore, wrong document
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