Author Topic: Deane Fredrick Harry S/N 1538 Manchester Regiment (1st Battalion).  (Read 1531 times)

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Hello there i've just joined the forum and i'm looking for any information on my grandad who was in the Manchester Regiment (1st Battalion) WW1. I would be greatful if someone could tell me how and when he joined up as he was from Shepherds Bush London W12/W6.It seems quite strange that he ended up in the Manchesters being from London?. 

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Re: Deane Fredrick Harry S/N 1538 Manchester Regiment (1st Battalion).
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009, 07:45:55 AM »
hi Deane

and welcome to the forum

i will move this over to the great war section and we shall see if we can find out anything for you

cheers

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Re: Deane Fredrick Harry S/N 1538 Manchester Regiment (1st Battalion).
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009, 10:41:39 AM »
Hi and Welcome to our Forum  ;D

His medal card confirms him as 1st Bn. and that he departed for  Western Europe on 29th December 1914.

Have you managed to locate him on the 1911 census?

Wendi  :)
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Re: Deane Fredrick Harry S/N 1538 Manchester Regiment (1st Battalion).
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009, 04:47:37 PM »

the 1st battalion were in India at the start of the war and arrived in Marseilles 26th September 1914

i suspect he was in the reserves, probably a regular prior to the war, in order to be shipped abroad so fast
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Re: Deane Fredrick Harry S/N 1538 Manchester Regiment (1st Battalion).
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 12:17:52 AM »
can anyone post the medal card for us to look at?

thanks

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Re: Deane Fredrick Harry S/N 1538 Manchester Regiment (1st Battalion).
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 10:15:24 AM »
Here you go  ;D
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