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Offline mack

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the cruel sea. 1st manchesters
« on: July 13, 2013, 05:25:58 PM »
on 15th april 1917,the SS cameronia was torpedoed 150 miles east of malta,she was outward bound from marseilles to egypt with over 2500 troops,she sank in 40 minutes,the survivors were picked up by the two escorting destroyers or took to the lifeboats,but nine members of the 1st manchesters were killed or drowned.
L/cpl 43726 william,celestine ainscough,225 scholes,wigan aged 21,labourer
pte 19990 alfred bennett,29 greenfield terrace,flixton aged 19
pte 37155 thomas carey,75 sharson green,new mills aged 34,botany bleach works new mills
pte 33671 james henry newstead,15 bailon st,gorton aged 30,beyer peacocks gorton
pte 9204 john singleton,32 ashover st ardwick aged 26,moulder
cpl 13197 william smallshaw,513 scot lane pemberton aged 24,collier
pte 37996 john mitchell strachan,74 ayres rd,old trafford
pte 1333 ernest reginald woodhouse 7 hough lane leyland aged 27,midland railway,belle vue station gorton
pte 18170 frederick wrigley 35 ashton new rd droylsden aged 24,cotton weaver
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Offline Tim Bell

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Re: the cruel sea. 1st manchesters
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 04:28:31 PM »
It's interesting to note Pte 9204 John Singleton had been a member of XVII Pln, E Coy of 17th Bttn in Manchester, arriving France with Bttn on 8/11/1915.   There are relativley few members of 17th Bttn who transferred to 1st Bttn.
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