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1/6th lanc fus

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6th Manchesters change from 8 companies to 4
« on: April 18, 2014, 09:47:52 PM »
Hi,
    Does anyone know how the 6th manchesters  changed from 8 companies to 4 , I am trying to establish what company Randolph Hashim formally G company would have been placed.

       Regards Mark
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Re: 8th Manchesters change from 8 companies to 4
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 10:09:56 PM »
Mark,

Is that the 8th or the 6th?

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Re: 6th Manchesters change from 8 companies to 4
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 09:23:10 AM »
Simon,
          Thanks for that, changed post to 6th.

            Mark

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Re: 6th Manchesters change from 8 companies to 4
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 09:17:58 AM »
pte hashim along with pte Geoffrey cutter went out under heavy fire to dig a shelter for a badly wounded officer,then returned to the front line,then in September 1915 he left the battalion to train as a officer,eventually became a captain in the Cheshire regt
I think the companies were reduced on board the troopships taking them to Egypt,a rough guess would be G.coy became C.coy

mack ;D

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Re: 6th Manchesters change from 8 companies to 4
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 12:22:36 PM »
The only reference I can find for the 1st/6th is dating from Egypt on 1.10.1914 when they reorganised from 8 to 4 Companies.

B Coy was merged with E Coy, the new Coy still known as B

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Re: 6th Manchesters change from 8 companies to 4
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 03:12:03 PM »
Mack, Simon,
                 Thanks for that, i'm trying to work out which officer it was that they dug the shelter for.

                               Mark

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Re: 6th Manchesters change from 8 companies to 4
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2016, 11:45:09 AM »
sorry its a bit late.

on 4th june 1915,captain Stanley,foster Jackson led his men in the charge on the Turkish lines,he was hit in the early stages of the charge and was gravely wounded,according to the battalions adjutant,two men from the battalion were decorated with the DCM for going to his assistance under heavy fire.

2478 Randolph hashim and 1493 Geoffrey,roland cutter were the only members of the battalion who were both awarded the DCM for 4th june for assisting a wounded officer

mack ;D