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Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« on: January 10, 2008, 07:12:26 PM »
This chap is a Boer War veteran and earned a pair in WW1.  He was discharged with wounds in 1917.

I cannot find his MIC either on line or actually by checking at the NA. :-\

Can anyone check the medal rolls and tell me anything about his WW1 service, ie. Which Bn. dates of enlistment etc.

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Re: Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 08:03:41 AM »
QUESTION FOR THE MODERATORS

Do you or do you not have access to the Manchester Regiment Medal Rolls? ???

Is this something I can ask for or not? ???

some clarification would be great.

thanks

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Re: Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008, 11:17:03 AM »
we have access to most medal rolls, but as you should know, it is an almost impossible task to find a soldier without having a medal index card

14/15 rolls have very limited information anyway and are organised by battalion plus supplementary rolls, so if you don't know the battalion, you have to go through each one

the most useful is the British War and Victory rolls, these contain the names and battalions served in for each soldier that went thru the regiment, in various orders. each volume contains approx 1,000 pages with 3 or soldiers per page, say 3500 entries, i think there are somewhere around 12 volumes for the regiment

the medal index cards weren't an accident, they are just about the only way you can get data from the rolls unless you are willing to spend weeks on end trawling through in hope that you accidentally come across the man you are looking for
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Re: Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008, 12:13:52 PM »
Thank you.
That has clarified it.
Not having access to the Rolls I was unaware of the method of searching them.

I will await your trawl. ;D
Will it be today?

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Re: Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008, 12:25:49 PM »

i'll give you a ring in about a year........ ;)
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Re: Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008, 12:31:34 PM »
Great, thanks.
Please ring after tea as I am out that day. ::)

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Re: Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008, 12:37:05 PM »
I have most of the medal rolls but as harribobs say's without the MIC "codes & Pages numbers" I will not be looking him. If you find the MIC I will then have a look for him.


Medal Rolls WW1

1914 Star 1 Vol + Officers one.

1914/15 Star 8 Vol's +1 for the Labour Corps one to ex Manch Regt lads & Officers ones.

BWM & VM 27 Vol's & Officers ones

TFWM Roll, Manch Regt lads & all the TFWM Rolls to Army Officers.

Foreign Award's.

VC,DCM's MM, MSM's & LS&GC Rolls.

And most of the others rolls for the 1800s & a lot of other medals rolls & Medal books.


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Re: Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2008, 10:00:56 AM »
Roy,

Thanks for that.  I understand.  I have to trawl through the many Boer War rolls when someone on the forum requires information so I know how tedious it is, but I'm not complaining as I enjoy doing it.

Perhaps you could check a smaller roll for me please, the TFWM roll, for:-

400366  Cpl.  George HEWITT.

Out of interest how many Manchesters are on the roll?

regards

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Re: Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2008, 10:34:14 AM »
Roy,

Thanks for that.  I understand.  I have to trawl through the many Boer War rolls when someone on the forum requires information so I know how tedious it is, but I'm not complaining as I enjoy doing it.

Perhaps you could check a smaller roll for me please, the TFWM roll, for:-

400366  Cpl.  George HEWITT.

Out of interest how many Manchesters are on the roll?

regards

TFWM.
pte 400366 george hewitt
2/6th manchesters
france 9-6-1917
signed 16-9-14

mack
ps.MIC says 400866

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Re: Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2008, 12:07:44 PM »
Nice one Mack.

Are you able to answer the last bit?

How many on the roll?

regards

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Re: Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2008, 01:42:00 PM »
Nice one Mack.

Are you able to answer the last bit?

How many on the roll?

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about 60 simon
mack
« Last Edit: January 12, 2008, 01:52:45 PM by mack »

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Re: Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2008, 05:17:57 PM »
Mack,

I have seen quoted 60 other ranks and 9 officers, but I would like to know the exact figure from the Roll.

Is that what you are quoting from or is it from another source?

Also I would love to know where they served to earn the medal rather than the 1915 Star?  Did they all go to the same place or were they scattered about?

My man went somewhere to earn it before going to France but I don't know where or why?

Were they specialists, instructors, unfit or just lucky!

Anyone have any info???

regards

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Re: Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2008, 05:47:44 AM »
Mack,

I have seen quoted 60 other ranks and 9 officers, but I would like to know the exact figure from the Roll.

Is that what you are quoting from or is it from another source?

Also I would love to know where they served to earn the medal rather than the 1915 Star?  Did they all go to the same place or were they scattered about?

My man went somewhere to earn it before going to France but I don't know where or why?

Were they specialists, instructors, unfit or just lucky!

Anyone have any info???

regards
60 other ranks,the officers will have their own roll,i dont have that one.no idea about where they earned it etc.
mack

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Re: Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2008, 02:07:30 PM »
The roll gives out " Date & Theatre"

19 of the 60 were from other units.

"ie" 245669 Pte C.R.McKenzie 3502 2/1st Scot-Horse,Theatre 4(a) Egypt 31-6-1916.

The Officers roll  gives you no info other then the date of overseas.

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Re: Pte. 25276 C. H. LIDDELL
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2008, 04:47:00 PM »
So what does ir say for my man George Hewitt please?