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AnnB

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Walter William West (Regt no. 1778) signed up 1887
« on: August 02, 2010, 02:05:36 PM »
Hello , I'm very new to this so please forgive me if I am not following the correct protocol. I 've just learned that a distant relative signed up to the Manchester Regiment in 1887 in Ashton under Lyne. However, I don't know what Crops or where he might have travelled to.Can anyone give me any leads to follow?  Thanks 

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Re: Walter William West (Regt no. 1778) signed up 1887
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 05:11:46 PM »
hiya ann.
sgt 1778 walter,william west
enlisted 8-1-1887 at ashton
aged 19
occupation,groom
born 1867 at woodstock,oxfordshire
son of edward+agnes,3 nelson st,nelson,lancs
posted to the 2nd manchesters in the east indies on 22-2-1889 till 28-12-1894
discharged 7-1-1899
recalled to the colours on 23-1-1899
went to south africa[boer war]with the 2nd manchesters on 16-3-1900 returned home on 10-8-1902
promoted to sgt 19-3-1902
discharged on termination of engagement on 4-4-1903
now living at 13 hill st,colne,lancs
awarded QSA medal with clasps for wittenberg,cape colony and transvaal
KSA medal clasps 1901+1902

mack ;D

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Re: Walter William West (Regt no. 1778) signed up 1887
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2010, 01:22:25 PM »
Wow - that's brilliant thanks. I had his details up to his joining up then after that it was all v hazy. Thank you v much again :)

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Re: Walter William West (Regt no. 1778) signed up 1887
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010, 09:45:45 AM »
your very welcome ann

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