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wulsten

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Thomas Bridge 2888 8th Manchester Regt
« on: March 08, 2008, 10:30:11 AM »
Thomas Bridge served overseas 1/7/15 to 29/8/15 discharged 26/7/16 due to ankle injury, his address i believe is given as 43 Rousal street Beswick manchester, is anyone familiar with this area or have i got the address names wrong any help or anything else on this soldier appreciated, Geoff

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Re: Thomas Bridge 2888 8th Manchester Regt
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2008, 11:50:40 AM »
There is a Thomas Bridge, householder, at 49 Rowsley St, Beswick in 1911.
Could this be the address ?
Do you have any information on his family?

I can't find a reference to a Rousal St.


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Re: Thomas Bridge 2888 8th Manchester Regt
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008, 12:21:20 PM »
Did you get the address from his service records?
It does appear as Rousal St.
His age is given as 19 in 1914 and he is in the 8th Btn, next of kin only shown as mother.
Discharged as unfit with a fractured ankle.
Entitled to 1914-1915 Star, War medal and Victory medal.
Overseas from 1/7/15 to 29/8/15 with M.E.F ? (Meditteranean Exp Force?)

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Re: Thomas Bridge 2888 8th Manchester Regt
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008, 12:48:41 PM »
one of the main streets in beswick,was rowsley st,theres definately no rousal st

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Re: Thomas Bridge 2888 8th Manchester Regt
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2008, 04:44:21 PM »
Looks like its Rowsley street, i did get the address from his service record, and i took your advice Mac

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Re: Thomas Bridge 2888 8th Manchester Regt
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2008, 07:45:36 PM »
he would have been sent in a draft to the 7th battalion at Gallipoli, and oblivious had a roungh couple of months there

unfortunately no other ranks are mentioned in the war diaries for those periods so i can't say when he was wounded/injured

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