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Re: Transfers of Manchester Regiment Officers to RFC/RAF
« Reply #390 on: July 10, 2017, 07:35:40 PM »
Philip,
Thank you, your records are better than my eyesight :)

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Re: Transfers of Manchester Regiment Officers to RFC/RAF
« Reply #391 on: October 05, 2017, 04:42:55 PM »
2/Lt G F  Ward  Commissioned 25th September 1914 with other City Battalion Officers noted in LG 30/10/1914.  23rd Bttn in Book of Honour. Transferred from Manchester Regiment to ACC 14/9/1915. Attached to RFC by 17/6/1916
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Re: Transfers of Manchester Regiment Officers to RFC/RAF
« Reply #392 on: October 06, 2017, 09:50:56 AM »
Tim Bell,

                                  2nd Lt G.F.Ward

Tim, some further information about this officer can be found on Page 14, Reply No. 197 d/d 27.7.2015.   PhilipG.

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Re: Transfers of Manchester Regiment Officers to RFC/RAF
« Reply #393 on: October 06, 2017, 10:46:12 AM »
Excellent
Lt Ward was struck off ACC strength on 3/8/1916 - presumably the date he was posted to RFC.
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Re: Transfers of Manchester Regiment Officers to RFC/RAF
« Reply #394 on: November 25, 2017, 06:23:13 PM »
Thankfully I've found this post.

I'm currently in the process of having Manchester Grammar School Roll of Honour transcribed. I first spotted this officer's name in the December 1914 school magazine, as having joined the 7th Manchesters as second lieutenant.

He is no relationship to me, but I kept seeing his name cropping up in subsequent issues of the magazine, as he was promoted, awarded the MC and transferred to the RFC. He is last mentioned in the magazine in 1918 as posted missing. I've been eager to find out if he actually survived the war, thankfully now I know!
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Re: Transfers of Manchester Regiment Officers to RFC/RAF
« Reply #395 on: November 25, 2017, 11:01:50 PM »
Hi Jim,
You may find this other thread useful http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=8118.0
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Re: Transfers of Manchester Regiment Officers to RFC/RAF
« Reply #396 on: December 30, 2017, 04:31:20 PM »
Bernard Yandell received 1914/15 Star as 2/Lt with MEF 9/1915.  Later BWM/VM with RFC.
Pembroke College, Oxford:-
"1913 Yandell, B., M.A. (Oct. 5, 1914). JLt. i4th Manchester Regt., afterwards

Lt. R.A.F. Gallipoli, 1915 ; Belgium, France, 1917. "
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Re: Transfers of Manchester Regiment Officers to RFC/RAF
« Reply #397 on: January 28, 2018, 07:58:48 AM »
2nd Lt Alfred Coldrick Carter

Born London 6/1/1896. Enlisted 16th Bttn London Regiment. Pte 2451. France 24/1/1915-31/7/1915. Comm Manchesters 16/11/1915. Rejoined 17th Bttn from Base 27/2/1917. Date of original joining isn't seen and may be 7th November (RAF card date) or July 1916.  Transferred to Indian Officers Reserve Army on MIC and RAF 22/9/1918. 1 S of A.
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Re: Transfers of Manchester Regiment Officers to RFC/RAF
« Reply #398 on: February 04, 2018, 05:56:26 PM »
2/Lt William Spencer

(b 1/4/1894) Solicitors Clerk in 1911. 3rd Bttn att 17th Taken on strength 23/8/1917.   Transferred to RFC 4/1/1918. 82 Sqn. Admitted to Hosp twice. 143 Fildes Street, Grimsby.  Demob 16/4/1919. Home & birth address East Cowton, Northallerton, Yorks.
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Re: Transfers of Manchester Regiment Officers to RFC/RAF
« Reply #399 on: October 12, 2019, 09:47:54 AM »
Arthur Buckley

Arthur Buckley was born in Ashton-under-Lyne on 14th November 1893, the son of Joseph William Buckley, a commercial traveller. He attended Albion School in Ashton before coming to Oldham Hulme Grammar School in September 1905. He remained at school for six years before studying at Manchester University for a Bachelor of Commerce degree.Whilst at university he joined the Officer Training Corps and received a commission with the 14th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment. He served as 2nd lieutenant in Salonika from 22nd November 1915. In July 1918 he transferred to the Royal Air Force and trained as an observer. He was deployed to France a day before the war ended.He died in 1948 aged 56.

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