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Diane_123

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Alfred Whitehead 22nd Manchester
« on: November 25, 2014, 07:01:28 AM »
I have found Alfred Whitehead 49239 in the ICRC database. He doesn't seem to be on the Manchester Regiment POW list. I can tell from the one record that he was in Friedrichsfeld camp but I can't work out what I think is the camp name written in red on the top of the record number 19921 on the ICRC database. Can anyone have a look and help me?

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Re: Alfred Whitehead 22nd Manchester
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2014, 09:12:05 AM »
Hello Diane

PA21290  Friedrichsfeld 12 Apr 1918. 49239 Pte Alfred Whitehead. B Coy 22nd Bn Manchesters. Captured Bullecourt 30.04.1917, uninjured, Western Front.

PA 19921 Schneidem�hl 18 Feb 1918 - given as A Coy and previously at Denain.

Schneidem�hl is now the Polish town of Pila.

I have added Pte Whitehead to the database, which I am presently reformatting and updating.

Charlie
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Diane_123

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Re: Alfred Whitehead 22nd Manchester
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2014, 09:49:44 AM »
Thanks for the quick response.
I don't know an enlistment date for Alfred Edward Whitehead as the only other information I have found is his medal card and medal roll info which list him as receiving the the Victory and British medals (as I would expect based on his regiment number) but don't give any additional information.

Diane_123

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Re: Alfred Whitehead 22nd Manchester
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2014, 09:56:06 AM »
I had researched the 22 nd Manchester War Diary for 30 April 1917 and it states:
Two posts in Sunken Road u21C3.2 (ref Map51 BSW) were attacked about 3.3 am (?) in front and rear by strong enemy party............... A posts 2 NCOs and 7 men and 1NCO and 6 men. Casulties  21 died, 5 wounded, 4 missing. During attack enemy put up a ............. Garage. On ECOUST and along railway embankment. These posts were re-occupied at dusk.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2014, 10:03:52 AM by Diane_123 »

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Re: Alfred Whitehead 22nd Manchester
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2014, 04:31:10 PM »
He is also listed on PA13030, a list from Limburg dated 28 June 1917. On this list he is given as having shrapnel wounds to both legs.

Diane_123

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Re: Alfred Whitehead 22nd Manchester
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2014, 06:21:14 PM »
Thank you