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Offline mack

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17th manchesters
« on: November 21, 2013, 08:12:42 AM »
45122 Alfred crosbie
enl 2-3-16
aged 18
baker for messrs handforth of pendleton
51 partington lane,swinton
captured 30-4-18
repatriated at hull on 23-11-18
contracted heart trouble as a prisoner
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Re: 17th manchesters
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 10:30:00 AM »
Hi Mack.
My family from about 1937 or 1938 until 1955 lived at 52 Partington Lane, Swinton directly across from and knew the Crosbie family until I joined up in 1943, often wondered  what had happened to them; they seemed to have left from there around 1946 when I came home on leave around Feb 1946.  Sheer coincidence - when I spotted the item.
George.
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Re: 17th manchesters
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2013, 03:47:45 AM »
hiya George
they didn't move far away,they moved to 6 whittle st,swinton,despite his hardship as a prisoner,alfred lived till the grand age of 85,died in Salford in june 1983,his older brother 61587 Thomas,edward crosbie was the only one who never came home,he died of multiple head wounds[shrapnel]at 35th gen hospital calaise on 31-7-17.
Alfred was born on 13th December 1897,and baptised at st.peters church,swinton,they lived at 2 deans rd swinton at the time.

mack ;D