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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2012, 07:55:38 PM »
twelve tree copse cemetery.

cpl 1291 charles acton,516 warrington rd wigan,aged 24,miner,maypole colliery
cpl 2673 george wilfred bickley,12 clay st,gorton aged 42,boiler maker
L/cpl 987 frank clay,170 bolton old rd atherton aged 22,miner,fletcher burrows
pte 3558 james cosgrove,52 walthew lane,hindley,att to mining coy RE,age 44
pte 1537 joseph daintith,84 manchester rd,leigh aged 21,miner Astley colliery
pte 2619 samuel robert hall,15 common lane,tyldesley aged 16,miner chantlers pit
pte 2097 albert harrison,116 hope st leigh aged 20,miner woodend colliery
pte 2341 john heaton,20 red st atherton aged 27,miner,nelson pit
pte 2372 charles heaton,20 red st atherton,aged 25,miner,astley colliery
L/cpl 979 john hilton,71 wigan rd Atherton[bugler]Astley+tyldesley colliery,age 21
pte 3129 william highton,36 bridgewater st,ince,miner duke pit,age 19
pte 1491 charles pratt johnson,59 baines ave irlam aged 21,boots chemists
pte 1444 william jarvis,18 moore rd,wigan,pemberton colliery,age 22
pte 2860 herbert keefe,22 barton st tyldesley aged 19,miner,pilkington pit
pte 991 reginald taylor,12 lindsay st wigan aged 25,miner,alexander pit[MG section]
sgt 1329 john williams,68 albert st newtown aged 22,walker bros iron works
pte 1875 john worthington,181 glebe st leigh aged 25,cotton piecer,body found by men of the 1/5th KOSB on 14th december 1915
pte 1282 frederick unsworth,56 bottling wood wigan aged 21,mesnes colliery worsley
pte 1449 robert boardman,16 windmill st leigh aged 19,apprentice painter
pte 1933 thomas dean,68 school st,wigan,body found by men of 1/5th KOSB on 14-12-15,he and pte worthington were both buried by the rev francis,st clair goldie on 16th December,age 18
pte 1830 arthur johns,10 railway st,ince aged 29,labourer garswood hall colliery
pte 3004 richard,thomas priestley,206 mee green lane wigan aged 17,wigan coal+iron
pte 2952 joseph rocks,35 adelaide st wigan aged 23,pony driver park lane colliery
cpl 2023 samuel stockton,6 foy st wigan aged 30,goods shunter,DCM,goods shunter
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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2012, 08:25:08 PM »
died in hospital cairo.

pte 1984 ernest william claxton,2 ann st,chapel lane wigan aged 26,garswood hall colliery

died in hospital alexander

pte 1691 clifford bowden,74 cromwell rd patricroft aged 19
pte 2231 charles,herbert cragg,4 haigh rd wigan aged 21,branch pit
pte 2116 joseph dean,24 alfred st,tyldesley,aged 25,miner
pte 2910 james gregson,12 yates st wigan aged 18,miner,walthem house colliery
pte 1579 luke murphy,60 school st,wigan aged 19,douglas bank north pit
pte 1950 thomas rooney,town green,aughton ormskirk aged 33
CQMS 1004 josiah millington tickle[B.coy],2 acton st wigan aged 29,clerk wigan coal+iron
pte 2785 thomas tither,15 mabel st,bolton aged 18,fletcher burrows
pte 2342 thomas sweeney[D.coy],28 lord st,hindsford aged 29,miner
pte 2065 william mcdonald,205 upholland rd wigan aged 22,miner,low green colliery
pte 1811 john,william rhodes,19 leigh rd atherton aged 19,miner,fletcher burrows
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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2012, 09:23:44 PM »
Thanks mack

Inundated is the word at present :)

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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2012, 09:39:55 PM »
Thanks mack

Inundated is the word at present :)
hiya graham.
the info is there for you to use at your leisure.

mack ;D

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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2012, 09:43:34 PM »
Hi Nick,

Thanks for the info.

I have had a look at your website, well done, its well worth a visit. I don't know how I have not come across it before. Are you living in Wigan still?

With your permission I have borrowed the write ups of the Manchester lads and the photos of Harry Jepson and William Winstanley.

I guess I will be spending some time at the History Shop in Wigan looking at back copies of the Wigan Observer for 1915.

They certainly bred em tough in them days didn't they. William Moss was 45 years old and still running around a battlefield. I was a regular soldier myself but I would struggle at that age. I have his 14/15 star, I will have to put him on the watch list for the rest of his medal group.

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Graham

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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2012, 09:58:43 PM »
You have just saved about 6 months work mack, you are promoted to Major General. Take a bow  ;)

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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2012, 11:04:44 PM »
hiya graham.
i will be adding a couple of names that i missed,onto the cemetery posts.

mack ;D

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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2012, 04:45:48 PM »
Thanks mack,

I have picked the new names up

Graham


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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2012, 08:31:49 PM »
Graham
Thank you for the comments about the website, I must say it would not have been possible without the help of this web site, in particular Mack and Harribobs. I have been working on a book for about 3 years now, but i do not get as much time as i would like, however i do get to the history shop now and again.
I suggest that if you go to the new library, there is a book by a local author called Fred Holcroft (sadly no longer with us.) called Just like hell, it is about local men at Gallipoli.
I do have a lot of info about Gallipoli so let me know if you need anything
rgds
Nick

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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2012, 12:38:32 AM »
Hi Nick,

I bought Fred's book about Gallipoli years ago, I have been looking all over the house but can't find it. I wanted it as a reference for this project . I used to like reading his stories in the Past Forward magazine.

You mention the war diaries on your website, were did you get that info from, off here ? I didn't think any had been written on
the 1/5th Bn, I could do with some detailed info for my grandfather in 1917 on the Western front, as well as Gallipoli.

Regards

Graham

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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2012, 03:31:39 AM »
Graham
Thank you for the comments about the website, I must say it would not have been possible without the help of this web site, in particular Mack and Harribobs. I have been working on a book for about 3 years now, but i do not get as much time as i would like, however i do get to the history shop now and again.
I suggest that if you go to the new library, there is a book by a local author called Fred Holcroft (sadly no longer with us.) called Just like hell, it is about local men at Gallipoli.
I do have a lot of info about Gallipoli so let me know if you need anything
rgds
Nick
why dont you both work togethor on the book,the forum will help with whatever they can.

mack ;D

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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2012, 10:05:34 AM »
Graham.
Unless you have already done so, you must go to the Wigan Local Studies Library in Leigh Town Hall and look at the mountain of information written in the 1950's by the late George Derbyshire of the 5th Battalion.

      A Wigan Military Chronicle.             
 Unpublished typescript in 5 volumes. 5th Battalion and others. Copies in the Imperial War Museum, Wigan Local Studies Library (Ref D/DZ A16) and the Lancashire County Record Office.

As it is only a small facility you have to telephone the Local Studies beforehand to make an appointment.

Robert
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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2012, 11:24:37 AM »
died in hospital malta.

pte 2621 john calderbank,61 poolstock lane,wigan,age 29,colliery brakesman


pink farm cemetery.

pte 2523 thomas carey,137 ellesmere st,patricroft,age 28[Ccoy]
pte 1911 thomas horrocks,10 Stanley square wigan,died of peritonitis,west leigh colliery,age 34
cpl 2329 joseph mulrooney,85 hope st,leigh aged 19,card tenter,butts spinning co
capt francis,arthur james,haigh vicarage wigan,vice principal at colvin talugdars school,lucknow,aged 29,previously wounded in july 1915,brother of Lt g.s james[buried in redoubt cemetery]
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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2012, 11:56:58 AM »
hiya graham.
if you search the forum under the thread,recovery of dead manchesters,theres a post about ptes t.dean and j.worthington.
the Lt from the 16th DLI laurence,talbot lisle foster,whos body was also recovered,was attatched to the 1/5th when he was killed

theres a obituary for this officer in the de ruvigny roll of honour,also for captain james and his brother,plus photos,one of the gang may post these for you.

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Re: 1/5 Bn Gallipoli
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2012, 02:41:56 PM »
ok mack, I will look for the thread. Your comments about the book are worth considering after I have completed this project.

Robert, thanks for the info on George Derbyshire. I have been to Leigh Archives before, I will put it on my to do list.

Graham