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Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« on: October 28, 2007, 04:10:20 AM »
Private Thomas Barclay Broomhall.  Born 10.01.1900 in Glasgow, Scotland. Regiment No. 71184. Was a Rifleman with the 22nd.  Any other information would be appreciated.

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Re: Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007, 04:22:26 AM »
This is another one of my Grandad. I don't know what year this was taken, possible after June, 1924 as that was the year he married my Grandma. (You can just see the wedding ring). But he doesn't look 24, he looks a lot younger. What do you think?

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Re: Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007, 04:27:57 AM »
This is a photo of his brother, Charles Arnett Broomhall, whom I believe may have been in the Cheshire Regiment. Private. Reg No. 33119.  If I have the right person!!

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Re: Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007, 09:41:39 PM »
This is another one of my Grandad. I don't know what year this was taken, possible after June, 1924 as that was the year he married my Grandma. (You can just see the wedding ring). But he doesn't look 24, he looks a lot younger. What do you think?

he certainly doesn't look 24! could the ring be an addition i wonder, his uniform looks pre/early war with pleated pockets ( well filled) and big (possible territorial) shoulder titles
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Re: Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007, 10:24:54 PM »
Thanks for the response Chris.

Yes, he doesn't look old enough to shave! Can you add to your comment about the 'big (possible territorial) shoulder titles'?  I'm sorry, I know what that means.  Was there a territorial unit in the manchesters? 

On the back of the photo of him on the horse it has written 'A.S.G' (or it could be a 'C') then it says 'Larthom Park, England'. It also says that this photo was sent to his brother Charles in 1919.  Have you heard of this Larthom Park?  Would the A.S.G stand for something like Army Service Grounds?

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Re: Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2007, 10:43:31 PM »
that would be ASC   Army Service Corps, this will give you an idea of what they did ( from the long long trail), i think that's latham park

http://www.1914-1918.net/asc.htm

can i ask where you got the service number and regimental info from?

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Re: Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2007, 10:54:24 PM »
Thanks for the quick response, Chris.

I have a piece of paper that says 'Certificate of Employment During the War' & it has his name, rank & number on it. It has also been stamped with 22nd Bn Manchester Regt.  It says on the back that he was a rifleman.

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Re: Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2007, 09:14:05 AM »
i am struggling to find a medal card for him, does anyone else want a go?

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Re: Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2007, 09:29:08 AM »
I can't find a MIC for him either......

Private Thomas Barclay Broomhall.  Born 10.01.1900 in Glasgow

Maybe he was to young to go abroad ???

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Re: Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2007, 09:35:40 PM »
Where would I be able to get a copy of his enlistment/discharge papers?   ???

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Re: Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2007, 10:18:14 PM »
D'oh!!!

i have just realised i missed a huge clue in why we couldn't see a MIC

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he didn't serve in the war, he was much too young

if he was still in thye army after 1922 he's service papers will still be with the MOD in Glasgow, have a look at this site and it will tell you how to apply fort his papers

http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/service_records.html

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Re: Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2007, 10:32:10 PM »
Hey Chris,

Thanks for web site, I will check it out straight away.   :D

When you say he didn't serve in the war, do you mean that he didn't go overseas? How old did you have to be to sign up?

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Re: Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2007, 10:47:21 PM »

yes, and in order to be entitled to campaign medals, you had to serve abroad

the age requirement for a soldier to go abroad was 19
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Re: Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2007, 11:30:59 PM »

yes, and in order to be entitled to campaign medals, you had to serve abroad

the age requirement for a soldier to go abroad was 19
Although one of my Over Peover men may have been wounded in Gallipoli aged 17yrs :-\
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Re: Thomas Barclay Broomhall - Private
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2007, 12:08:09 AM »
Hey Chris,

I have just emailed that veterans site so hopefully I'll get a reply soon.   :D

Cheers, Wendy