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Offline daryljmullen

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Sgt Albert Kirkby 4036
« on: November 08, 2007, 11:33:53 AM »
Hi I'm reserching the history of my great grandfather who served in the 12th Manchester Regiment in France 15.7.15-20.12.15 his name was Sgt Albert Kirkby 4036.
He was invalided out after suffering shrapnel wounds to his arm. The man next to him in the trench was killed outright. I would guess this took place sometime in November to December 1915.
Has anyone any information as to deaths in this battalion around this time and as to where the batallion was based.
Ideally I'd like to trace the name of the man next to my great grandfather who died.

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Re: Sgt Albert Kirkby 4036
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007, 01:19:21 PM »
hi darryl

welcome to the group  :D

to try and answer your first question, there were 30 men killed from the 12th battalion in november-december 1915, i can let you have their names if you want

roughly speaking the battalion was in the ypres salient at the time, but i'm sure we can do better than that

cheers

chris
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Re: Sgt Albert Kirkby 4036
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 03:46:32 PM »
the 12th relieved the 10th lancs fusiliers in hooge trenches on 2nd december and stayed there till xmas day,it was relieved by the 7th east yorks regt and moved to rest camp at busseboom.

mack ;D

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Re: Sgt Albert Kirkby 4036
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2007, 08:28:35 PM »
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