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Ernest Hough 2/6th Battalion
« on: November 06, 2007, 07:50:47 PM »
unusual for me to start a thread but i'd like to see what our collective minds can come up with  :D

i'll give you what I've got after a little dig around tonight

Private Ernest Hough


from the CWGC site

Name:     HOUGH
Initials:    E
Nationality:    United Kingdom
Rank:    Private
Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment
Unit Text:    2nd/6th Bn.
Age:    27
Date of Death:    21/04/1918
Service No:    3617
Additional information:    Husband of Mrs. Hough, of 119, Rochdale Rd., Manchester.
Casualty Type:    Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:    XI. F. 3A.
Cemetery:    WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY

from Soldiers Died Great in the War



NB Ernest DIED on the 21/4/18

i then went to the National Archives and looked up his medal index card and got a surprise, he was actually a 11th battalion soldier, fighting at Gallipoli



what else can we come up with?  ;)

cheers

chris



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Re: Ernest Hough 2/6th Battalion
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007, 08:23:06 PM »
Hi Chris

It would appear that Failsworth fell within the Prestwich Registration District prior to 1924, so how about Ernest (no middle name) Hough's birth registered in the Qtr. to June 1891 in Prestwich. 

1901 Census Failsworth, Prestwich
4, Hobson Street
Amos J Hough    37 Coal Miner (Hewer) born Newton Heath
Charlotte Hough 38 born ditto
Joseph Hough    16 Coal Labourer Below Ground born Failsworth
Ernest Hough    9 born ditto
Florence Hough    7 born ditto
Alfred Hough     2 born ditto

Mack might be more use regarding the marriage as there are several in the area 'tween 1909 and 1915  ::)

Wendi  :)
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Re: Ernest Hough 2/6th Battalion
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007, 08:31:17 PM »
thanks Wendi!!
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Re: Ernest Hough 2/6th Battalion
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007, 08:54:39 AM »

i seem to remember having a list of 11th battalion casualties evacuated from gallipoli, but can't see, to find it

does anyone else have it? (or is it a figment of my imagination?)

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Re: Ernest Hough 2/6th Battalion
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007, 02:10:25 PM »
3617 Pte Ernest Hough 11th Bn then 2/6th Bn. date of disembarkation 14/7/15  D of D 21/4/18 (died of D?)

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Re: Ernest Hough 2/6th Battalion
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007, 02:14:40 PM »
thanks roy

died of disease i suspect, flu most likely

 
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Re: Ernest Hough 2/6th Battalion
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2007, 05:14:58 PM »
Possibly Dysentry. I found that on one of the mens graves I photographed!
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Re: Ernest Hough 2/6th Battalion
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2007, 07:39:30 PM »
it's possible......
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Re: Ernest Hough 2/6th Battalion
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 04:01:55 AM »
hopefully,many of the enquiries for the 1917/18 period that have gone unanswered,will be found when i start copying the newspapers for that period, in the next few weeks.
mack ;D

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Re: Ernest Hough 2/6th Battalion
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2007, 10:38:09 AM »
Two things. firstly, how do you pronounce Hough, I am researching a Hoath.
Secondly, any ideas as to how he come to be in the 2/6th when he enlisted in the 11th. I have a similar situation.
Barney.

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Re: Ernest Hough 2/6th Battalion
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2007, 11:40:19 AM »
well i can only tell how i pronounce Hough (as a mancunian), Huff  :D

as usual i have no access to soldiers records so i suspect he was wounded or sick and was transferred to the 2/6th when he recovered, but that's an educated guess at best

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Re: Ernest Hough 2/6th Battalion
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2007, 12:33:38 PM »
chris.
ime at the library next friday,i will get copies of the newspapers from around the time of his death.
mack ;D