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Offline kingo

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2010, 10:04:52 AM »
18th Battalion

B Company

5 Platoon
Lt W.P Knowles Row 2 3rd Right

8 Platoon
2L/T T.J Kelly Row 2 3rd Right

C Company

9 Platoon
Lt S.E Woollam Row2 6th Right

10 Platoon
Lt P.A Blythe Row2 4th Right

11 Platoon
Captain G Heathcote Row 2 5th Right

12 Platoon
Lt H.H Crawshaw Row 2 4th Right
Cpl E Darbyshire Row 3 4th Left

D Company


13 Platoon
2 L/T P.G.D Haworth 2nd Row 5th Right

14 Platoon
Lt H.G Watson Row 2 4th Right
Cpl W Newton Row 2 2nd Right

E Company

18 Platoon
2 L/T H.A Powell Row 1 4th Right
Pte Alfred Hardy Sellers 3rd Row 1st Left

19 Platoon
2 L/T R Wallwork Row 1 5th Right
Sgt G.C Neill Row 1 4th Right

20 Platoon
2 L/T B.T.N Tavare Row 1 5th Right
Sgt J Cush Row 1 4th Right





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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2010, 10:37:39 AM »
Great to see Macks old work coming back up, Cheers Peter .



"can anyone spot the resemblance between a sgt and L/cpl in the picture"

Just for you Mack, the Sgt has three tapes the L/Cpl has one tape  ;D 8)


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i asked for that roy ;D ;D

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2010, 10:41:53 AM »
19th battalion
A.coy II platoon
platoon sgt 11507 leonard charnock 2nd row 4th left
pioneer sgt 11565 henry,g hayes 2nd row 7th left

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2010, 11:17:44 AM »
Another couple-life long friends who both died on the same day and in the same manner. (Click on photo to enlarge)
18th Battalion

C Company, 11 Platoon

Pte Albert Ingham Rear Row 6th from the right
Pte Alfred Longshaw-Rear Row 4th from the right

http://www.flickr.com/photos/manchester-regiment/2533975777/
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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2010, 01:23:21 PM »
20th manchesters B.coy V platoon

CQMS 17418 charles,w lyons 2nd row 5th left
sgt 17340 simon dunn 2nd row 6th right
cpl 17416 frederick ludgate 2nd row 4th right

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2010, 02:11:29 PM »
16th batt bugle band
sgt 7171 thomas burke front row 4th left
capt/adj e.g sotham front row 5th left

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2010, 08:30:56 AM »
22 Battalion, A Company, Platoon III listing updated to include RSM John Hargreaves (thanks mhargreaves).

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Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regt - dow 18.02.17
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment - kia 18.05.18
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA dow - 04.09.18
Pte Sidney Lee (4131324), 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment -  kia 12.03.41

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2010, 08:56:01 AM »
22662 james adams, 23rd batt,D.coy XV platoon,front row,1st left
RORS 19162 phillip,edward jenkins,21st batt,C.coy,X platoon,2nd row,5th right
21202 joseph lamb,22nd batt,B.coy,VII platoon,2nd row from the top,3rd left
8138 john farrow,17th batt,B.coy,VIII platoon,2nd row,2nd right
17795 harry westerman,20th batt,C.coy,IX platoon,middle row,4th right

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2010, 12:33:00 PM »
Private Ernest Armsbey's great-nephew, my Deputy Head at school (soon to retire!), would be delighted to see his uncle depicted in the Book of Honour. Could I be cheeky and ask if anyone has a good definition version of the photograph that I could copy and perhaps include as part of his retirement present? He has accompanied me on all 17 of my school battlefield tours, during which time we have visited Ernest Armsbey's grave at Carnoy Cemetery twice.

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2010, 01:29:53 PM »
Hi Mark, there is only one Armsbey, E on the CWGC (19th Bn) so this must be him. The City Battalions has an Armsby, E 12285 (same battalion, but different spelling and service no). I assume he is the same man? Private Armsby, E. served in the 19th Battalion, D Company, 14 Platoon. His CWGC details are as follows:

Name: ARMSBEY
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 19th Bn.
Date of Death: 31/05/1916
Service No: 12259
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 21.
Cemetery: CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY

I'll ask one of the members if they can email you a copy of D Company, Platoon 14, 19th Battalion.

Cheers
Pete
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Remembering

Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regt - dow 18.02.17
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment - kia 18.05.18
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA dow - 04.09.18
Pte Sidney Lee (4131324), 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment -  kia 12.03.41

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2010, 01:43:25 PM »
Added RSM John Hargreaves to 22nd Bn NCOs and corrected his position on 22nd Bn A Coy Platoon III.
Remembering

Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regt - dow 18.02.17
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment - kia 18.05.18
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA dow - 04.09.18
Pte Sidney Lee (4131324), 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment -  kia 12.03.41

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2010, 02:44:52 PM »
Mark, Best i could do. Some of the photos came out better than others. (Click to enlarge)
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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2010, 03:05:38 PM »
That's undoubtedly him, first on the right, front row. He's the spitting image of my colleague's dad. As I say we have visited the grave at Carnoy on a couple of occasions but I don't think that the family has a surviving photo of him. How did you identify him?

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2010, 03:16:31 PM »
Mark, mack should be able to answer. I'm sure he'll be along soon ;D
Remembering

Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regt - dow 18.02.17
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment - kia 18.05.18
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA dow - 04.09.18
Pte Sidney Lee (4131324), 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment -  kia 12.03.41

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2010, 03:34:57 PM »
Thanks very much. I'll use the posted version if necessary, but if anyone does have a higher resolution image of the picture which they could e-mail to me, I'd be very grateful. My friend is planning to viist the grave again with his wife this Summer and the photo would make a very fitting surprise retirement present.
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