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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #165 on: June 26, 2015, 08:09:03 PM »
Thanks Mack, the list he is on was drawn up on the same date as the list which includes John Hollis. Strange that there is only the one index card for Gettings, he must have kept his head down for the following four years! Who ever drew up the lists was obviously drinking something better than I can get my hands on :D
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #166 on: June 30, 2015, 07:19:44 PM »
40649 John Hopley Newton, A COy 17th Bttn.  Captured 20/3/1918 Vaux/ R'oberso Henkel. Res.Laz. Ingolstadt (????) Born Wilmslow 18/12/1897. Son of Joseph Newton, Oak Cottage, Styal, CHeshire http://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Zoom/E/04/01/C_G1_E_04_01_0179/C_G1_E_04_01_0179_0121.JPG/
Medal Roll shows earlier service with 21st Bttn. No Star
Mother Annie.
Looks like he died in Nov 1998 aged 100.

Courtesy of Jon Armstrong GWF:-
Alderley and Wilmslow Advertiser

26 April 1918, p3
"Mr and Mrs Newton, of 27, Oak Cottages, Styal, have received from the War Office notification stating that their youngest son, Private JH Newton, is posted as missing on 22nd March, 1918. Private Newton has been three years in the army last January. He was 20 years of age, and in a battalion of the Manchesters, and home on leave seven weeks ago. Much sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs Newton at the inevitable suspense. Their elder son is still in France."

[In using the past tense for him, the paper didn't seem to be holding out much hope!]

17 May 1918, page 2
"Private J.H. Newton of The Mews, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Newton, of 27, Oak Cottages, who was reported missing on March 22nd, has now been heard of directly. On Monday a letter was received from him in which he states he is wounded and a prisoner of war in Bavaria, and is being treated well."

There's a picture of him here http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=159975&hl=manchester#entry2279015
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #167 on: June 30, 2015, 09:34:57 PM »
Thanks Tim, I'll add him to the database. R Oberschenkel = right thigh. The wound didn't seem to have any long term affect on him if he lived to be 100! He was taken on the 22nd the second 2 is badly written.
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #168 on: July 26, 2015, 12:12:34 PM »
The latest update of the database is now available on the main site.
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #169 on: August 07, 2015, 08:40:45 AM »
253233? Pte JS Haltan? 2/6th Bn, repatriated 23.11.1918, R 52116. Is he possibly 3125 James Halton?

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #170 on: August 11, 2015, 06:56:10 PM »
hiya Charlie.
I,ve tried ever source for this man and nothings coming up,3125 james halton was a regular,his medal cards only give 3125 as his only number

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #171 on: August 11, 2015, 08:19:17 PM »
Thanks for trying Mack. Have you come across the name "Hall" in the ICRC files. I've gone through all the names beginning with "Ha" and Hall isn't there. I do not for one moment believe that no Halls were taken Prisoner.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #172 on: August 12, 2015, 05:26:59 AM »
253233? Pte JS Haltan? 2/6th Bn, repatriated 23.11.1918, R 52116. Is he possibly 3125 James Halton?

Charlie
hiya Charlie.
his name looks like maltham not halton,still cant find owt,even his number is dodgy,i cant even find other manchesters with a service number close to his in the medal rolls

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #173 on: August 12, 2015, 05:28:56 AM »
Thanks for trying Mack. Have you come across the name "Hall" in the ICRC files. I've gone through all the names beginning with "Ha" and Hall isn't there. I do not for one moment believe that no Halls were taken Prisoner.

Charlie
halls have been buggin me for ages,ive tried halle,hull,hill etc but nowts showing up,ive seen halls in lists,but cant find them in the index.

mack ;D

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #174 on: August 12, 2015, 05:57:42 AM »
Mack, I stumbled across loads of names beginning with "U" indexed under TWELTREE, did you go through these as well when you collated the U's? I believe Reece/Rees is also "missing".

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #175 on: August 12, 2015, 12:50:49 PM »
Mack, I stumbled across loads of names beginning with "U" indexed under TWELTREE, did you go through these as well when you collated the U's? I believe Reece/Rees is also "missing".

Charlie
I didn't notice them Charlie.

mack ;D

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #176 on: August 12, 2015, 02:56:37 PM »
Mack, I stumbled across loads of names beginning with "U" indexed under TWELTREE, did you go through these as well when you collated the U's? I believe Reece/Rees is also "missing".

Charlie
I didn't notice them Charlie.

mack ;D

Ok I'll add them in.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #177 on: August 17, 2015, 03:16:53 PM »
53554? Pte Albert Har* ?, 2/5th Bn, taken Villeret 21.03.1918, PA 32030. Help please.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #178 on: August 17, 2015, 04:45:05 PM »
hiya Charlie
his name is pte 53557 albert,edward hoare,the address should be pinewood road not pennwood rd

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #179 on: August 17, 2015, 05:13:58 PM »
That was quick Mack, is it one you had waiting :D

Charlie