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Offline Robert Bonner

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WOII Jack Holliday
« on: March 22, 2013, 10:39:57 AM »

Ex-Sergeant-Major Jack Holliday, 7th Manchesters, passed away on Friday 15th March 2013 at the age of 92.  To the end, Jack was an active member of the Manchester Branch of the Regimental Association and a regular attendee for many years at the “Turning of the Leaves” held at the Regimental Chapel, 

Jack’s final parade will be held at 1440 hrs on Tuesday 26th March 2013 at Manchester Crematorium, Southern Cemetery.

To the best of my knowledge Jack was a pre-war Territorial with the 8th Bn. In 1938, when war appeared imminent, the 8th Bn was divided in two and formed a resurrected 7th Bn  which Jack joined.
Robert

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Re: WOII Jack Holliday
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 03:37:07 PM »
RIP  Jack

Offline tonyrod

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Re: WOII Jack Holliday
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2013, 04:20:52 PM »
Rest in peace  JACK HOLLIDAY

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Re: WOII Jack Holliday
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 07:01:05 PM »
Very sad news indeed - I first came to know Jack way back in the 1970's when I first came to re-live in the Manchester area and became a regular member of the OCA at Ardwick and was soon roped into firstly - the Turning of the Leaves at the Cathedral and then as an active member of the OCA and in due course became a close friend of Jack and other old stagers such as Mick Lally, Jackie Watts, Jack Ramsley, Ken Warhurst, Dave Williams and co, and ulltimately became a close friend of all of them  for the fortnightly drink after the ToL's  - all sad to say - departed.
Unfortunatelly I shall not be able to get along to Southern Cemetery but will remember in privatel down here in Hampshire - Rest in Peace Jack - back with all your old mates.
George.

PS. My apologies - got my names mixed up - Johnie Potts from Mellor (MVA) wrong for Watts of Ashton.
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