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Offline timberman

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19thBn E Company Platoon No17
« on: June 23, 2010, 10:02:44 PM »
19thBn E Company Platoon No17

Re: 19thBn E Company Platoon No17
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 10:49:21 PM »
Front row
6 from the left
William Henry Pinkstone 12790
Took part in the Battle of the Somme from July 1 but wounded around 23 July between Trones and Guillemont.  Shot and left for dead he was covered by a taupaulin in No Mans Land.  Later recovered and helped a German soldier drink some muddy water.  He was calling out Vasa, Vasa.
After returning behind the lines was repatriated to England.  After recovering he joined the RFC 63 Sqn and was destined for France but ended up in Mesopotamia.  He sailed via Cape Town which he liked very much.  Returned to the UK via Georgia / White Russia and Turkey Greece around 1919.  The RFC had changed to the RAF.

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Re: 19thBn E Company Platoon No17
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 10:51:10 AM »
Possible....

Middle (3rd) row, middle of the picture (9th from left ie small man)
John Hughes  12756    20 years old 5ft 6 in when he enlisted

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Re: 19thBn E Company Platoon No17
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 09:01:29 AM »
Hi Judy, 5ft 6ins would have been average height (possibly above average). When I went through the surviving service files of the men in my district (over 200) I didn't come across any that were 6ft.

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Pete
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: identifying John Hughes
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 05:41:58 PM »
Hi,

I have attached a photo of his son, John Kenneth Hughes, in WW2 (Fleet Air Arm) at about the same age. 

All ideas welcome!

Judy

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Re: 19thBn E Company Platoon No17
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 06:08:26 PM »
He does look like the man you've singled out on the photo
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