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Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« on: January 14, 2008, 12:51:49 PM »
Would it be possible for some advice in trying to find out which Btn the above served in?.I have looked through some of the archives in Ashton Library to no avail :-[

Your expertise would be most welcome.

By the way the above named person is my wife's Great Grandad who survived the war,we have his medals here at home and I would like to do some detailed research on him if at all possible,but I don't know how to go about finding which Battalion he served with.

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Re: Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008, 01:03:08 PM »
Hi TC

and welcome to the group

i think the first thing to do is to download his medal index card, it is available here and will cost you £3.50 :-

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=1769480&queryType=1&resultcount=1

we should be able to ascertain his battalion from that and hopefully get some more information

cheers

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Re: Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 01:21:46 PM »
Cheers Chris,will do that and come back with the results,many thanks for your time.

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Re: Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008, 01:34:15 PM »
no problem! ;)
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Re: Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008, 01:33:23 PM »
Right mate managed to download the MIC,very few details to be honest it states that he is entitled to the,BWM,VM AND 1915 STAR,it also says that the theatre of war first served in is 1 2 H ??? and the date of entry into that theatre is 5.5.15.

It doesn't mention which Battalion he served in though,would any members be able to shed any light given the details above?.Mnay thanks in advance.Julian

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Re: Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008, 01:54:07 PM »
 we need to see the index card, as we need the roll details from it

can you attach a copy of of it or email it to me please

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Re: Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008, 01:57:29 PM »
we need to see the index card, as we need the roll details from it

can you attach a copy of of it or email it to me please

ta chris

yeah, not too au fait with the process of attaching,any chance you can run through it for me?

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Re: Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2008, 02:02:16 PM »
sent you a message with my email address ;)
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Re: Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008, 02:20:08 PM »
btw my guess....


9th battalion
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Re: Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008, 02:24:58 PM »
btw my guess....


9th battalion

Yes could be,is there any way of finding out for sure though?

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Re: Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2008, 02:34:29 PM »
sorry Julian, that was my guess before i saw the card ;D

here it is



with that number, he is either a regular or a territorial, looking at the date of entry, he's a territorial

the theatre of war 12H is actually 2b in brackets, gallipoli

according to my records the only battalion to arrive at gallipoli actually on the 5/5/15 was the 9th battalion (hence my guess) but they all arrived around that time. we now have to check the medal rolls to be certain, so you'll have to bear with us for the moment



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Re: Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2008, 02:48:42 PM »
That is great,thanks once again for your time. :)

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Re: Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2008, 03:51:18 PM »
hiya TC.
do you know which area he lived in during ww1.
mack

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Re: Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2008, 03:53:59 PM »
hiya TC.
do you know which area he lived in during ww1.
mack

Hiya Mack,pretty sure he lived in Lees(Oldham)

He was my wife's Great Grandad on her Grandma's side.

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Re: Pte H Ackroyd 2034 Manchester Regiment
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2008, 04:17:43 PM »
hiya TC.
i think chris is right,hes a territorial.
all the terriers were renumbered in 1917,with a six digit number,harry hasnt got one,which suggests he was invalided out of the army as medically unfit before 1917.
these ackroyds are the only servicemen listed in oldham[c1918]
ernest.56 herbert st,waterhead.
john.13 gartside st,clarksfield.
joseph.18 morley st,waterhead.
thomas.54 norbury st.clarksfield.
mack
ps,he was probably in the 1/10[oldham]battalion.
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