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jmckenzi

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Stanley Edgar Marnes - 33536729 5th/7th battalion ww2
« on: August 04, 2010, 03:05:30 PM »
Hi All,

I am trying to find some information on behalf of my mother regarding my grandfather Stanley Edgar Marnes.

I know he joined the Manchesters at 1943 and was in the 5th battalion and then was put in the 7th. He was also made a warrant officer as well at some point but not sure when.

Would really appreciate any information or pointers in the right direction.

Many Thanks

James

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Re: Stanley Edgar Marnes - 33536729 5th/7th battalion ww2
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 02:08:52 PM »
James - welcome,
At the beginning of WWII the 5th Bn was divided in two to form a duplicate battalion which became the 6th.  Similarly the 8th Battalion spawned a new 7th Bn.  For details of the 7th's activities in the war have a look at the battalion index in the opening pages of this site. They had a very interesting time.
Robert
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jmckenzi

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Re: Stanley Edgar Marnes - 33536729 5th/7th battalion ww2
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2010, 04:23:31 PM »
Hi Robert,

Thanks for that. I know my grandfather was at balmoral for a short period of time as we have a picture of him with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth while 5th was at Balmoral.
I will see if I can get a copy of it and post it onto the website if you would like?? There are around another 70 soldiers in the picture as well.

James

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Re: Stanley Edgar Marnes - 33536729 5th/7th battalion ww2
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 09:30:16 AM »
Hi Robert,

Thanks for that. I know my grandfather was at balmoral for a short period of time as we have a picture of him with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth while 5th was at Balmoral.
I will see if I can get a copy of it and post it onto the website if you would like?? There are around another 70 soldiers in the picture as well.

James

oh yes that would be good!

cheers

chris
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Re: Stanley Edgar Marnes - 33536729 5th/7th battalion ww2
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2010, 10:30:44 AM »
Hi James !

Have you applied for his service record?  It's available to next of kin at a fee.

For further info Click here

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