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Offline Jennihirst

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Re: manchester regiment 12th battalion
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2016, 04:57:38 PM »
His obituary

Offline PhilipG

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Re: manchester regiment 12th battalion
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2016, 10:31:57 AM »
Jennihirst,

Firstly, welcome.  If you look at the map on Thread No. 13, you will see marked "Acid Drop Copse" adjacent to "Cemetery".  This is the location of the present day cemetery and Memorial.  At the entrance to this cemetery and with your back to the Memorial you will be looking at the ground over which your great grandfather attacked on that fateful day in July 1916.  PhilipG.

Offline Jennihirst

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Re: manchester regiment 12th battalion
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2016, 10:59:33 AM »
Thanks for the information.
I am just heading off now to the Somme!
Looking forward to being able to commerate his service for our country.

Thanks

Jenni

Offline Rick Burton

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Re: manchester regiment 12th battalion
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2018, 05:12:38 PM »
hi..only just come across this site..i am the great grandson of Fred Gaskill..

Offline Rick Burton

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Re: manchester regiment 12th battalion
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2018, 05:14:56 PM »
this is me (on the left) my farther and my nephew..

Offline Wendi

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Re: manchester regiment 12th battalion
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2018, 05:15:26 PM »
Welcome Rick,

We will remember them.
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it!  No matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and with your own common sense" ~ Buddha