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Offline wendyg

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Denton Roll of Honour 1914- 1918
« on: November 30, 2013, 07:24:32 PM »
I am researching my great uncle Edward Woolfenden who served with the 17th Battalion (C Company 10 Platoon) trying to find out if he joined up with a 'Pal'. I have scoured the platoon and found nothing and I am now looking at the Denton Roll of Honour 1914-1918.  This is an amazing resource provided by Tameside Metropolitan Borough.

In June 1919 Denton Urban District Council decided to collect the names and address of all those from the area who served their country and enumerators collected the results house to house. From these returns the Denton War Memorial was unveiled on 23 July 1921 by Revd Blackledge ( whose son was my brother's headmaster and my employer at  Wiltshire Education Committee when I was a teacher). These records have been transcribed and put on a searchable database.

It is estimated that in 1914 the population of Denton was about 17 000 of which about 8 000 were males.  It is also estimated that 3 500 men enlisted and of those 379 were killed or died of wounds.

I searched for Manchester Regiment soldiers particularly looking for those in 17th Battalion.  Got 49 responses across the battalions. When I put in ' Manchesters' I got over 300!'Local regiment or what?  Trouble is - over 70 didn't give the battalion. Have spent a great deal of time looking at MICs, possible service records etc.  where do I go next to see if Those recorded could have been with Uncle Ted?
Are the medal rolls accessible to the general public?  I have a friend in my U3A group whohasfound hi great uncle in the Manchesters and can't find his battalion and would love to know what it is.

Any pointers greatly appreciated
Wendyg



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Re: Denton Roll of Honour 1914- 1918
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 10:45:40 AM »
At this moment in time the medal roll are only accessible at the National Archives.

If you have done research on 70 not knowing which Battalion they were in, I will make you a deal you post the Number, Name & Medal Roll Vol & Page Number (only for the Manchester Regiment) as the issuing medal records office, If they moved from the Manchester Regt I do not have the time to research them

They will need to have a medal index card (MIC) I'v picked 18634 Pte A.Jones. From the MICs we get this.

Medal         Roll               Page
Victory    H/1/104 B2        447
British     H/1/104 B2        447
Star       H/1/50B             60

I will need the red letters & numbers. From this you will get The pages for the 1914 or 1915 Star & the pages for the British War Medal & Victory Medal


Best of luck with your research ;D

Roy







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Re: Denton Roll of Honour 1914- 1918
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 11:16:43 AM »
 Edward Woolfenden his medal were issued from the Royal Defence Corps medals office.The page from his BWM & VM shows he was in France with the 17th* Bn Manch Regt,then the 16th Bn Manch Regt** and last the 9th Bn Manch Regt*** all in France.


*17th Bn Manchester Regt23rd Dec 1916 to 6th July 1916.
** 16th Bn Manchester Regt 5th June 1917 to 24th June 1917.
***9th Bn Manchester Regt 25th June 1917 to 26th March 1918.

Then back to the UK and moved to the RDC.I do not no which unit in the RDC he was with.


VictoryTP/102/B13/ 1503
British TP/102/B13/ 1503
Star   TP/36C/7/     548
« Last Edit: December 01, 2013, 11:19:55 AM by themonsstar »

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Re: Denton Roll of Honour 1914- 1918
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 07:28:57 PM »
Thanks so much for your reply.  I couldn't possibly ask you to do the research that I should be doing! That was a very generous offer and far beyond the call of duty. 
Thanks for the details of Uncle
Ted.  I had no idea he was with any other battalion than the 17th.  I knew that he was wounded twice and sent back to Uk, recuperated and then sent back so he must have gone to the 16th and then the 9th.  I am presuming that in between the dates he was at 'home' recovering.  I am told that his Uk doctor  wrote that he must not be sent overseas the last time and that was why he was in the RDC.   Thanks so much for taking the time to look for his details.  Greatly appreciated. Thanks
Wendyg