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Offline Pete Th

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #75 on: June 01, 2011, 04:42:45 PM »
Hi, I've updated the 19th Bn info (Baillie/Pinkstone). Sorry it's taken so long.

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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 #76 on: November 10, 2011, 04:57:28 PM »
 :) My grandfather in on the 22nd Manchester Battalion 15th (XV) Platoon D company picture he is Henry Youd service number 20967. Looking at the picture from the right he is second row from the back and third in from the right.

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« Reply #77 on: January 23, 2012, 07:46:37 PM »
Thank you

Today marks the day Willie Baillie and A Robinson were KIA 23 January 1916 by Bronfay Farm.  (Regimental War diary indicates it was 21 not 23 - 2 men KIA by Guard House.) This was witnessed by my Grandfather William Henry Pinkstone.  Baillie and Robinson lay side by side in Chipilly cemetary.

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #78 on: January 23, 2012, 09:16:52 PM »
the diary is wrong about the date,the battalion came out of the front line at midnight,on 20th january and got into bray around 2am the following morning,after a few hours sleep the battalion was told off for fatigues,baillie+robinson were on fatigues when they were told to report to battalion HQ at bronfay farm,they were caught by a shell while waiting outside the HQ

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #79 on: December 24, 2012, 06:00:31 PM »
Hi Mack,

Please can we start 17th Battalion A Company III Platoon...

2nd Lt R F Mansergh (Awarded MC August 1916)

2nd Row. 4th from right.

I have good photo of My Grandad A A Bell, but can't spot him in the image. I will keep trying

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #80 on: January 04, 2013, 04:01:31 PM »
Can you identify Sergeant Major C Johnson?  He was CQMS in C Company of 17th Manchesters.

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #81 on: January 04, 2013, 06:00:10 PM »
hiya tim.
CQMS 8196 charles johnson is the youngest of the two senior NCOs in IX platoon C.coy,4th right,he was promoted to this rank on 7th march 1915,he later became CSM on 1-10-15 in place of CSM a.haymes.
he suffered multiple wounds on 10th/11th july 1916 in trones wood,in left foot,face,hands and thigh,worked as a printed cloth salesman at tootal,broadhurst+lee,enlisted 2-9-14 aged 22,discharged from norwich war hospital on 18-2-18[SWB No 330218] and went to live at dunston hill,weston super mare,parents thomas+mary

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #82 on: January 04, 2013, 07:44:16 PM »
Hi Mack,

Thanks for this.

My report of his rescue from Trones suggests CQMS Johnson was a big bloke.  'He - the S.M. - was a very big man.'  I tried to post a photo, but couldn't work it out...

The man 4th from right looks to short and not fat enough to be my man.  What about the tall man next to him, 5th right?

Apparently, Lt. Miller, Pt. Bell and some South African troops rescued him at Trones Wood.  I'd like to be sure of facts, so much as I can.  The record of his injuries is new to me.  Is there a resource I am missing?

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #83 on: January 13, 2013, 04:01:56 PM »
I tried to post a photo, but couldn't work it out...

Hi Tim,

This might help How to attach a photo to a tread

Wendi  ;)
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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #84 on: January 13, 2013, 05:12:10 PM »
Hi Mack,

Thanks for this.

My report of his rescue from Trones suggests CQMS Johnson was a big bloke.  'He - the S.M. - was a very big man.'  I tried to post a photo, but couldn't work it out...

The man 4th from right looks to short and not fat enough to be my man.  What about the tall man next to him, 5th right?

Apparently, Lt. Miller, Pt. Bell and some South African troops rescued him at Trones Wood.  I'd like to be sure of facts, so much as I can.  The record of his injuries is new to me.  Is there a resource I am missing?

Tim
sorry tim
i wasnt counting the man who,s detatched from the rest of the row,which means CSM johnson is 5th from right if we count him in

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #85 on: January 14, 2013, 01:24:13 PM »
Thanks to Mack and Wendi,

Here is CMS Johnson on the left of the photo.

Tim
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« Reply #86 on: June 05, 2013, 08:17:39 PM »
20th Battalion Manchester regiment (5th City Pals)

C Company, Platoon X

Second row (up) 6th from left

William Edward Hornsby 17658 Sergeant, Machine Gun Corps

My Great Grandfather, was shot in leg on the Somme near Mametz, returned to UK and became instructor at Ripon

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #87 on: September 30, 2013, 08:12:45 PM »
In the Manchester Regiment Image Archive are a number of photographs of officers of the 16th Bn. Most are identified but there are a number that are not.  It would be very helpful if members of the forum could identify some of these.

They all have the prefix MRO and the ones in question are: 0698,0699, 0700, 0701 & 0702 (the same man?), 0703, 0704, 0705, 0706, 2758, 2805, 2830 & 2831.
Robert

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #88 on: September 30, 2013, 09:03:41 PM »
hiya robert.
i have looked at 2758 many times,dont you think he has a strong resemblance to capt megson.

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Re: City Battalions - Photo Identity Project
« Reply #89 on: October 06, 2013, 05:09:34 PM »
Mack.

You are quite correct.  It is Captain Megson - the bn signals officer.
Robert