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Offline Gary D.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #630 on: July 15, 2020, 12:43:55 PM »
Thanks for adding my Grandad 7451 Leonard Dawson to the POW database. Just a couple of amendments. He was in E Company; home address was 173 Sanderson St, Newton Heath (on his attestation form); he was born in Rochdale on 11/9/1896. Died in Perth W.A. on 5/5/1955. Incredible investigation work you guys have done compiling the database-congratulations!

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #631 on: July 15, 2020, 01:22:12 PM »
Thank you Gary and welcome to the forum.
The companies recorded in the database are those the soldier was serving with at the time of capture. E Company never went overseas as a company, the men would have been assigned to other companies for the battalions move to France.
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #632 on: July 15, 2020, 03:46:28 PM »
Hi Gary,
173 Sanderson St was Leonard's father's address.  He lived at 20 Ancoats Grove, North Ancoats after he was transferred to Reserve in May 1919.  Leonard received a pension there for Dyspepsia (Indigestion) - 20% disablement.
I zoomed image is attached for your possible ID in XX Pln.  He looks a bit too old to me??  I can take a closer pick if needed.
Have a look at the Battalion History of 16th & 17th Bttns (similar actions)
http://www.themanchesters.org/16th%20batt.htm
http://www.themanchesters.org/17th%20batt.htm - very good on Guillemont assault, where Leaonard was captured.
Welcome to the forum.
Tim
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Offline Gary D.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #633 on: July 16, 2020, 04:31:04 AM »
Thanks Charlie-being ex infantry myself albeit the Australian Army we only had A-D companies overseas so I thought it was a bit odd. E Company I daresay would have been a training company in country prior to embarkation overseas?

Offline Gary D.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #634 on: July 16, 2020, 04:37:55 AM »
Tim-thanks for the reply and the relevant information. My mother (who would have been the only one alive at the time of my asking) tentatively identified Len in the photo but was not 100% sure. I was only 6 when he died in 1955! Will check out the other photos as I have a couple of him taken in the 1950's.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #635 on: July 16, 2020, 05:06:10 AM »
hiya gary
your grandmother alice was previously married to pte 19118 robert cochrane,they lived at 7 franchise st,ardwick when he enlisted in the liverpool regt,they had three children,stanley,reginald,cyril and winifred,cyril died of pneumonia on 23-12-1916

robert was captured on 30-11-1917 and died of spanish flu in schneidemuhl hospital on 9-12-18,schneidemuhl was the last place your grandfather was interned

your grandfather was repatriated on 1-12-1918
married alice on 7th may 1919
emigrated to australia,arrived freemantle on the SS orama 13-12-1927

it was reported that your grandfather had been wounded in the shoulder when he was captured

his father frederick was a sales rep for the kay street spinning company.

your grandfather and his two sons leonard jnr and terence and his step son stanley all served in the australian army in WW2
leonard dawson snr,army number W18461
leonard jnr army number WX22940
terence army number WX23292

mack
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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #636 on: July 16, 2020, 05:30:29 AM »
Tim-thanks for the reply and the relevant information. My mother (who would have been the only one alive at the time of my asking) tentatively identified Len in the photo but was not 100% sure. I was only 6 when he died in 1955! Will check out the other photos as I have a couple of him taken in the 1950's.
gary
your mum could be right,leonard looked older than he actually was,dont you have the photo we sent you back in 2008 of your grandfather taken in 1915

mack

Offline Gary D.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #637 on: July 16, 2020, 06:02:29 AM »
Mack-you are a font of knowledge! I knew most of the info in your prompt post except for a couple of snippets which are most appreciated. I did not receive the photo you mentioned of Grandad in 1915-any chance of resurrecting it and sending it on to me please?

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #638 on: July 16, 2020, 02:15:24 PM »
hiya gary
go in the photo and postcard section on the forum,then click on the 16th-24th battalion then click on the manchester evening news identified photo thread,his picture is in reply 27 http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=7602.msg49541#msg49541

i forgot to add stanleys service number,WX11933,served in 28th battalion in the middle east from 1941-1945

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Offline Gary D.

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Re: A place for PoW database amendments and additions
« Reply #639 on: July 17, 2020, 04:43:18 AM »
Terrific Mack-many thanks. Uncle Stan was a "Rat of Tobruk" with 2/28th Battalion AIF. Died 1986 aged 69.