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jangle

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O'Brien 1920
« on: December 07, 2010, 07:00:23 PM »
I'm hoping someone might be able to help me please; I'm pulling together a family tree and have come across the surname O'Brien; I have no other details other than him being an Irish soldier in the Manchester Regiment who was stationed at the regimental barracks in Ashton-under-Lyne in 1920; I understand they were renamed the Ladysmith Barracks in 1921. Is there a way I can find a list of anyone stationed there with that name in 1920? I'd like to learn more about him.

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Re: O'Brien 1920
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 07:46:30 PM »
Hi jangle and a Warm Welcome to our Forum!

My mind is running wild! so please can you tell me where you found him as stationed in the Barracks in 1920 ?

and how old do you think he might have been in 1920 ?

Wendi  :)
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Re: O'Brien 1920
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 08:25:07 PM »
Here is a list of the O'Brien's in the Manchester Regt in 1920.


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Re: O'Brien 1920
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 08:26:09 PM »
last one.

jangle

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Re: O'Brien 1920
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 09:40:18 AM »
Hi Wendi,

Thanks for your interest.

Two of my wife's relatives died recently, husband and wife, and it seems they'd started a family tree. As we've now taken up the mantle, we've been looking through the details they'd collected and found a scrap of paper that mentions "O'Brien, Irish, Manchester Regiment, Ladysmith Barracks, 1920" .

It may prove to be nothing, but we just don't know.

Concerning his age, I honestly don't know.

Jangle

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Re: O'Brien 1920
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010, 09:45:45 AM »
Hi themonsstar,

Thanks for your interest.

And thank you very much for the O'Brien names; these are excellent.

I now have some initials and numbers to try, in order to figure out which, if any, of these is the one being referred to.

Jangle

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Re: O'Brien 1920
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010, 09:52:00 AM »
Hi themonsstar,

In the images you've very kindly provided, I'm taking the first column to be the soldier's service/regiment number, but what is the final column?

Is it something that could help us further identify them?

Jangle

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Re: O'Brien 1920
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2010, 11:18:32 AM »
Hi Jangle
The Names & Numbers are from the Manchester Regimental Collection held at Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre.

Address
Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre
Central Library
Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 7SG

http://www.tameside.gov.uk/archives

All of the names are from MR4/6/5/1-MR4/6/5/5

jangle

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Re: O'Brien 1920
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2010, 06:48:55 PM »
Hi themonsstar,

Many thanks for this information.

I'll definitely be calling in to look at the archives.

Jangle