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Offline whelan190

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B Massey 3603
« on: August 22, 2012, 11:45:23 PM »
Hi all
can any body help with any info on this man?
the man i am looking for is Benjamin Massey born abt 1890 in manchester.
i now he served with the RGA so this may be hi MIC
any help would be gratefull
thanks
paul

Due to copyright I've removed the image of the MIC
« Last Edit: August 23, 2012, 06:35:45 PM by timberman »

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Re: B Massey 3603
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012, 06:48:24 PM »
Hi Paul

The information on the MIC is as follows.

He is listed first as with the Manchester's Pte 3603
then with the RGA Gun 225036

He entered the war 4/5/1915 and his 1915 star was issued by the RGA
So I think he transferred quite soon after arriving in France.
He was transferred to class Z on the 25/2/1919

Timberman

Offline george.theshed197

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Re: B Massey 3603
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012, 07:24:26 PM »
Good  evening and welcome to the Forum Paul,
I think the gentleman you are looking for could well be the Son of Samuel and Mary born up in Prestwich 2nd qtr. 1891.
What other infomation do you have on him and what else would you like to know,?
George.

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Re: B Massey 3603
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 02:24:32 PM »
Hi george.theshed197
Thats sounds like my man. I am looking in to him for my father-in-law he was his granddads brother.
Benjamin joseph Massey born abt 1890-1933 marred Edith Dixon Apr 1915 they had six kids all after the war i think. His farther was Samuel Massey 1848-1908 and his mother was Mary (Hackett i think) 1857-1932. Benjamin had 2 brothers Samuel, James and 2 sisters Frances, Alice. Thats about as much as i have at the mo my father-in-law my have more but i am afther as much info about him and his time in the war as you can give.
thank you
paul
p.s. his bother james was only 2-3 years younger than him and my of jouned up together
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Offline george.theshed197

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Re: B Massey 3603
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 06:39:42 PM »
Hi again Paul,
A quick response to your letter- that's the one born 1890 - I will make further investigations tomorrow and come back to you.
I have been quite busy this evening having had a couple of letters from a friend of mine in Malaya updating me re  a former member of my Sarawak Rangers Platoon from way back so trust that you will understand.
Take care,
George.

Offline whelan190

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Re: B Massey 3603
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012, 09:12:12 PM »
thank you george there is no rush

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Re: B Massey 3603
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2012, 11:17:52 AM »
pte 9308 sam massey was a former regular in the 2nd lancs fusiliers,he enlisted on 8th december 1902 aged 22,occupation blacksmith,at the time,he lived with his parents samuel+mary and younger brothers ben+james at 343 oldham rd,newton heath,he married alice,ann jackson in 1910 and went to live at 6 bower lane,hollinwood.discharged before the war after deserting twice
in 1911,ben+james were living at 64 sanderson st,newton heath,james was still at this address in 1918,he was serving as a pte in the 64th labour coy[army number 38069]formerly in the cheshire regt as pte 55770.

possibly sam
died 24-5-1947
resided 14 wilton st,hollinwood
wife alice

mack ;D

Offline george.theshed197

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Re: B Massey 3603
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2012, 05:45:40 PM »
Good evening Paul.
I see that Mack has beaten me to it, would you want to go back to his father and grandfather?
if so let me know.
George.

Offline whelan190

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Re: B Massey 3603
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2012, 06:12:20 PM »
thank you George and Mack  :)
my farther-in-law has already done his family tree and gone quite far back they are from a long line of blacksmiths. I was just realy after help with them during the war so you have been a grate help thank you. The info you have given is there any were online i can get copys of them?

paul
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Re: B Massey 3603
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 06:34:47 PM »
was ben in the 1st manchesters? and how did you find out james address in 1918?
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