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Offline whelan190

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24th manchester's
« on: November 14, 2012, 01:23:30 PM »
hi there

I am doing abit of resurch into my grate grandads time in ww1.
Private John Kelly 25321 24th manchester's and then later pte 30167 10th East Yorkshire Regiment.
Now thanks to a lot of help from you here on this forum i think i have found as meny records of him that i can. I have his medal card, a pargrapth about him in The National Roll of the Great War, i dont have his service records but i do have Private Cyril Norman Kelly 25365 24th manchester's 30168 10th East Yorkshire Regiment, and with there reg numbers being so close i guess they served together.

Reading the The National Roll of the Great War John was wounded and taken prisoner in april 1918, i think i have pin pointed this to the 12th of april at the Battle of the Hazebrouck where the 10th EY was fighting for most of the day just out side of Merris and Vieux Berquin.

So anyway the info i am after is about the other engagments he was in with the 24th man, The National Roll of the Great War menshons Beaumont-Hamel, Bullecourt (where he was wounded) and Armentieres it also says the second Battle of the Somme but i assume he was with the 10th EY at this time.

any help would be grateful thank you
paul

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Re: 24th manchester's
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 03:37:58 PM »
there is a smalll potted history of the 24th battalion on the main site
here

24th battalion

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Re: 24th manchester's
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 07:17:23 PM »
hi chris
thanks for your reply i have read the potted history and it has helped but i was hopping to find something a bit more indepth maybe some planes of the battles or some maps of the battles
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Re: 24th manchester's
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2012, 09:13:27 PM »
hi chris
thanks for your reply i have read the potted history and it has helped but i was hopping to find something a bit more indepth maybe some planes of the battles or some maps of the battles
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In that case you need to read this book:-

Cotton Town Comrades, by K.W. Mitchinson & I. McInnes, published in 1993 and regularly available on line at ebay or at various old book specialists or available from your inter-library lending service.

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Re: 24th manchester's
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 10:27:02 PM »
 OR you could buy a CD :)

 -Oldham's Battalions 1899 - 1938 It has been produced by the Oldham branch of the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society who have scanned three rare out of print books:

Amateur Soldiers; The Oldham Battalion of Comrades; Cotton Town Comrades.

In addition they have added a great deal of additional material relating to the 10th and 24th Battalions which they have obtained from newspapers and medal catalogues etc.



Details and cost (£4.25) obtainable from the MLFHS website

Link

http://www.bookshop.mlfhs.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=23&zenid=e090af752ee017525c52e143564827d5


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Offline whelan190

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Re: 24th manchester's
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2012, 08:27:56 PM »
thanks got my copy on the way

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Re: 24th manchester's
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 12:58:53 AM »
Just ordered a copy of the CD :)

Do you know if they do one for St. John Ambulance Oldham Corp (Boer War) ?

Thanks for the link.

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timberman

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Re: 24th manchester's
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 08:03:55 PM »
Hi James

I'll keep my eyes open, there is a web site for the
St. John Ambulance they may be able to help.

Timberman

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Re: 24th manchester's
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2012, 12:04:13 PM »
Hi James

I'll keep my eyes open, there is a web site for the
St. John Ambulance they may be able to help.

Timberman

Thanks  Timberman, SJAB do have a web site, and I have also been in touch with their HQ at St. John's Gate.  Unfortunately they don't have the staff to undertake extensive or in-depth research.
Although I now reside in Australia I originally come from Oldham, hence my interest in the Oldham corps.
Thanks again for your trouble, if you do come across anything I would be most greatful to know about it.

Wombat,
James.
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