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« Reply #105 on: June 29, 2017, 05:44:59 PM »
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Plaques honouring soliders stolen from war memorial

Published by Hannah Wooderson for in Communities
Tuesday 4th November 2008 - 2:13pm

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission said today it was "deeply shocked" by the theft of five plaques which honoured soldiers who fought in both world wars.
The bronze memorials were stolen from a war memorial at Philips Park in Manchester over the weekend.
It is feared that thieves targeted the plaques in order to sell them for scrap - with the five panels worth up to £300 each.

Commission spokesman Peter Francis said: "Thefts of this nature have sadly been on the increase because of the global increase in the price of raw materials.

"However, it absolutely beggars belief that as we approach Remembrance Day someone could stoop so low as to steal a memorial commemorating those brave men and women who gave their lives for us during two world wars.
"The Commission is deeply shocked and distressed by this news.
"If anyone has any information which might lead to the recovery of the panels, I would urge them to come forward and speak to the authorities."

Soldiers from the Manchester Regiment, the Lancashire Fusiliers and the Cheshire Regiment were among those honoured on the memorials.

The cemetery in Philips Park contains 272 First World War burials and 174 from the Second War War.
The burials are scattered throughout the cemetery and a memorial wall near the main entrance bears the names of those casualties whose graves could not be individually marked.
The commission is trawling through its records to identify the names on the stolen plaques.
Mr Francis said it would cost £10,000, and take up to 18 months, to replace the plaques which are specially crafted in Australia.

He added: "We are considering an alternative of using slate as the replacement material because thefts of bronze are so commonplace."
Councillor Mike Amesbury, executive member for Culture and Leisure at Manchester City Council said: "I am appalled that there is a minority in our society who would stoop so low as to insult those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
"We are in contact with the War Graves Commission about replacing the plaques as quickly as possible but in the meantime I would urge anyone with any information about the whereabouts of the plaques to contact either the cemetery or the police so that they can be recovered and those that they honour remembered, especially as we prepare for Armistice Day on November 11."
Last December a heroin addict was sentenced to a year in jail after he tried to sell 500 crematorium bronze memorial plaques stolen from Dukinfield Crematorium in Tameside, Greater Manchester.
Paul Herrick, 41, of Staylbridge, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods after a scrapyard manager became suspicious and alerted police.
The plaques were valued at around £146,500.

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Re: Snippets of the Manchester Regiment
« Reply #106 on: June 29, 2017, 05:46:54 PM »
Their name liveth for evermore


The M.E.N is publishing the full list of names engraved on plaques stolen from a war memorial at Philips Park Cemetery in Manchester so they can be honoured on Remembrance Day.

Thieves stole the plaques a week before the nation traditionally remembers its war dead.

Private AH Ames - Manchester Regiment. Died December 21 1917.
Leading Teleg FD Arnold - Royal Navy HMS Vortigern. Died November 27 1918.
Private JW Bacon - Manchester Regiment. Died November 7 1920.
Corporal J Bailey - West Yorkshire Regiment. Died April 18 1918.
Private A Ball - Lancashire Fusilliers. Died August 31 1916.
Private W Ballingall - Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Died March 3 1921.
3rd Air Mech F Bambury - Royal Air Force. Died December 15 1920.
Private S Beattie - Lancashire Fusilliers. Died July 29 1918.
Shoeing Smith F Beech - Royal Field Artillery. Died September 3 1915.
Private J Bell - Cheshire Regiment. Died November 30 1918.
Rifleman A Booth - The Rifle Brigade. Died August 10 1920.
Private E Botley - Manchester Regiment. Died August 15 1919.
Private D Bowles - The Kings Liverpool. Died May 1920.
Private W Broome - Notts and Derby Regiment. Died March 18 1920.
Private CJ Bruen - Royal Marine Light Infantry. April 21 1919.
Private RJ Bullock - Monmouthshire Regiment. Died May 18 1918.
Sapper T Burnett - Royal Engineers. Died February 19 1921.
Private C Chambers - Cheshire Regiment. Died November 9 1918.
Able Seaman JJ Cheney - Royal Navy HMS Davenport. Died February 29 1920.
Corporal A Cleary - Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died August 2 1918.
Sapper S Collinge - Royal Engineers. Died May 6 1917.
Private E Conroy - Royal Army Medical Corps. Died November 25 1918.
Private J Cummins - Manchester Regiment. Died December 20 1918.
Driver T Dalton - Royal Field Artillery. Died October 31 1918.
Stoker J Davies - Royal Navy HMS Vivid III. Died January 8 1919.
Private F Dixon - Manchester Regiment. Died January 1 1915.
Driver JA Lowe - Royal Army Service Corps. Died January 1 1920.
Private J Madden - Manchester Regiment. Died June 26 1918.
Pioneer J Makin - Royal Engineers. Died July 15 1919.
Lance Cpl J Marland - Gordon Highlanders. Died February 13 1918.
Private T Martin - Lancashire Fusilliers. Died December 15 1916.
Pioneer J McGuinness - Royal Engineers. Died November 12 1918.
Private E McKiernan - Royal Welch Fusilliers. Died July 24 1918.
Private R Moore - Duke of Wellington's Regiment. May 25 1917.
Gunner JA Morrell - Royal Field Artillery. Died July 24 1919.
Private R Murray - Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died May 25 1920.
Private A Oldham - Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died November 9 1918.
Private RJ Oldham - Royal Defence Corps. Died December 17 1920.
Private M Oliver - Royal Welch Fusillliers. Died November 10 1920.
Private H Ormrod - Lancashire Fusilliers. Died November 15 1916.
Private J Smith - Manchester Regiment. Died September 3 1917.
Private J Southern - Lancashire Fusilliers. Died December 8 1916.
Rifleman E Sumner - The Rifle Brigade. Died December 21 1916.
Sapper JJ Taylor - The Royal Engineers. Died December 10 1918.
Rifleman W Thelwell - The King's Liverpool. Died November 23 1919.
Private R Tipping - Royal Army Service Corps. Died August 18 1917.
Private S Tucker - Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died March 20 1917.
Private PJH Turner - Manchester Regiment. Died May 19 1915.
Rifleman W Turner - King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died April 4 1916.
Private T Walker - Loyal North Lancs. Died May 13 1920.
Private WC Walsh - York and Lancaster Regiment. Died November 4 1918.
Private W Walton - The King's Liverpoool. Died August 20 1918.
Driver J Warner - Royal Army Service Corps. Died November 4 1918.
Lance Cpl W Wedge - Manchester Regiment. Died June 11 1918.
Private J Welsh - Loyal North Lancs. Died Decemner 19 1918.
Private JJA Wheildon - Manchester Regiment. Died February 13 1918.
Rifleman H Wilcox - The Rifle Brigade. Died October 31 1915.
Private EL Williams - The Cameronians (Scots Rifles). Died March 27 1919.
Private WH Williams - The Manchester Regiment. Died December 11 1915.
Private E Wilson - Royal Army Service Corps. Died August 7 1920.
Private W Wolfendale - The King's Liverpool. Died April 25 1918.
Private J Wood - East Lancashire Regiment. Died August 28 1916.
Private T Woods - East Lancashire Regiment. February 22 1918.
Private W Wright - The King's Liverpool. Died October 16 1918.
Sgt W Young - Royal Fusilliers. Died December 23 1919.



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Re: Snippets of the Manchester Regiment
« Reply #107 on: June 29, 2017, 05:47:29 PM »
Manchester UOTC History

In 1851 John Owens, a prominent Manchester textile merchant, founded Owens College which by 1880 had become part of the Victoria University of Manchester. In 1898, a Volunteer Rifle Company was raised from the under-graduates here. First called Owens College Company, it was commanded by Captain Williarn Thorburn and was part of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion of the Manchester Regiment- Only one year later, the company raised volunteers for the South African War.

After the Boer war, the Company was retitled the Manchester University Company, and later N Company of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion of the Manchester Regiment. Under the Haidane Reforms of 1908, N Company was renamed The Manchester University Officers' Training Corps, with a strength of 90 cadets. Three years later, unit strength was raised to 270, in two infantry companies and a wireless section. Cadets enrolled for two years and paid a subscription of five shillings for the honour. Rifle training was conducted at Stalybridge and Diggle, guided by the 6th Volunteer Battalion of the Manchester Regiment, Drill took place in Fallowfield.

At the outbreak of war in August 1914, the unit, commanded by Major Sir Thomas Holland, was at camp on Salisbury Plain - 95% of those at Camp immediately volunteered for service, and 240 had been granted commissions by October. By the end of hostilities, 96 former members of the unit had earned the Military Cross and four admitted to the Distinguished Service Order. These men had served in a wide variety of units, from the traditional County Regiments of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancashire to the fledgling Royal Flying Corps and the Tank Corps. In June 1921 a memorial to the unit's dead was unveiled in the drill hall and was transferred later, along with memorials to the South African casualties, to the new University Barracks.

In the interwar years, the unit was reduced to a single infantry company. Training was conducted on Saturday mornings with an Annual Camp conducted in July alongside contingents from Sheffield, Liverpool and Nottingham. The unit had no integral transport and moved by train or charabanc, marching the last miles to the training camp. Field training was conducted with Lee Enfield rifles and Lewis machine-guns - though in the hard-up '20's, the Lewis guns were replaced by wooden models and football rattles when on field exercises-

Outbreak of war in 1939 led to the unit's expansion to approximately 850 and a temporary rebadging as the 61st City of Manchester Battalion, Home Guard. University courses were compressed into two years each of four terms; hence personnel turnover was rapid. The unit's Headquarters at the McDougall Centre (the University Sports Centre, built in 1938), was in fact the only military installation in Manchester to be hit during the German attacks, when a bomb passed through the CO's office and the unit swimming pool without exploding.

After 1945, the unit adapted to changing times, at various points forming detachments of Royal Engineers, Royal Signals, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Intelligence and Womens' Royal Army Corps. During this period, the unit began Easter Camps, then usually held at Holcombe Moor. In 1974 the unit began to recruit from the former Royal College of Advanced Technology, renamed the University of Salford in1967. This was reflected in the adoption of the current unit title, Manchester and Salford Universities Officers Training Corps.

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« Reply #108 on: June 29, 2017, 05:48:08 PM »

HC Deb 04 March 1926 vol 192 cc1642-3W 1642W

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of infantry depots in the Western Command, the number of officers and other ranks on the permanent staff in those depots, the cost of each depot, and the number of recruits passed through each depot during the last recruiting year?

There are 13 infantry depots in the Western Command, at each of which a staff of seven officers and 69 other ranks is employed. The estimated annual cost of such a depot is £14,730. The number of recruits who passed through these depots during the last recruiting year is as follows:

Infantry Depots in the Western Command.
Depot and number of recruits passed through during last recruiting year:

King's Own Royal Regiment   278
King's Regiment   331
Lancashire Fusiliers   331
Cheshire Regiment   268
Royal Welch Fusiliers   337
South Wales Borderers   334
East Lancashire Regiment   376
Border Regiment   301
Prince of Wales's Volunteers   267
Welch Regiment   344
Loyal Regiment   327
King's Shropshire Light Infantry   295
Manchester Regiment   266

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« Reply #109 on: June 29, 2017, 05:48:41 PM »
Disbanded Line Battalions.

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what was the date of formation of each of the eight line battalions recently destroyed; for what period were those battalions recruited on the basis of a three years colour service; and what number of men have passed from the battalions in question into the Army Reserve since their formation.

The dates of formation were as follows: —3rd Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers, February, 1900; 4th Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers, February, 1900; 3rd Batt. Manchester Regiment, February, 1900; 4th Batt. Manchester Regiment, February, 1900; 3rd Batt. Royal Warwickshire Regiment, April, 1898; 4th Batt. Royal Warwickshire Regiment, February, 1900; 3rd Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers, April, 1898; 4th Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers, March, 1900. Enlistment for three years colour service commenced in April, 1898, and three years men were enlisted for these regiments as well as the others until this period of enlistment was stopped in November, 1904. As regards the Reserve, as all transfers to the Reserve are from the regiment as a whole, it would not be practicable to obtain the information required without very considerable labour.

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« Reply #110 on: June 29, 2017, 05:49:06 PM »

HC Deb 23 May 1901 vol 94 c953 953
On behalf of the noble Lord the Member for South Kensington, I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can say what is the present strength in the field of the 2nd Scots Guards, 2nd Grenadier Guards, 1st Leinster Regiment, 2nd Manchester Regiment, 1st South Staffordshire Regiment, 2nd Hampshire Regiment, and 1st Yorkshire Regiment; and whether any of them exceed 700 men fit for service.

The 2nd Scots Guards at the time of the last report had 912 men in South Africa and 200 on passage; 2nd Grenadiers, 1,067; 1st. Leinster, 1,237; 2nd Manchester, 1,166; 1st Staffordshire, 1,479; 2nd Hampshire, 1,163; 1st Yorkshire, 927 and 113 on passage. The total number of the seven regiments was 8,264, and of these 1,349 were sick by last Return. This would leave, if correct, on the average, 988 fit for service per regiment.

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« Reply #111 on: June 29, 2017, 05:49:51 PM »

HC Deb 06 February 1945 vol 407 cc1926-7W 1926W
 Mr. G. Hutchinson
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is now able to make any further statement with regard to the conditions at Stalag Luft IV.

 Sir J. Grigg
No further report has been received from the Protecting Power on conditions at this camp.

 Sir T. Cook
asked the Secretary of State for War how many prisoners of war have escaped from Stalags into Russian-occupied territory.

 Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can make a statement to the House respecting prisoners of war in Silesia and, in particular, in Oppeln; and whether any have been released.

 Sir J. Grigg
No information has so far been received of the recovery of British 1927W Commonwealth prisoners of war by the Red Army, and in view of the rapidity of the Russian advance it may be some time before detailed information can get back.

 Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for War whether prisoners of war repatriated to this country are under any circumstances required to undergo training, with a view to their services being used again in other theatres of war; and whether any long period of imprisonment by the enemy will entitle released prisoners to immediate or early discharge from the Army either now or at the conclusion of hostilities in Europe.

 Sir J. Grigg
I would refer the hon. Member to a reply I gave my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for South Portsmouth (Sir J. Lucas) on 23rd January. Returned prisoners will be given no formal priority for release but as a large number of them joined the Services in the early years of the war their priority will normally be high.

Miss Ward
asked the Secretary of State for War what agreements have been made with the U.S.S.R. with regard to British prisoners of war detained in camps in German territories which are captured by Soviet Armies.

 Mr. George Hall
I have been asked to reply. As already announced, assurances on the highest level have been given by the Soviet Government that provision will be made for the protection and welfare of all British (including Commonwealth) prisoners of war liberated by the advancing Soviet Armies. His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom attach the greatest importance to this matter, on which they are acting in close co-operation with the Dominion Governments. Negotiations for giving effect to these assurances by means of a formal agreement are proceeding and will, I hope, shortly be concluded. This will provide for the care and repatriation at the earliest possible moment and on a reciprocal basis of all prisoners of war and civilians liberated during the continuance of hostilities by the Soviet forces on the one hand and on the other by the Allied forces in Western and Southern Europe.

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« Reply #112 on: June 29, 2017, 05:50:29 PM »
This just part of the Clause 1. (I think they were getting desperate)

CLAUSE 1.—(Power to Call Up Certain Excepted Men for Examination.)

HC Deb 30 March 1917 vol 92 cc783-878 783

 (1) The Army Council may, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this Act, at any time, by written notice require any man who is for the time being excepted from the operation of the Military Service Acts, 1916, as being—

1.   (a) a member of the Territorial Force who is, in the opinion of the Army Council, not suited for foreign service; and

2.           (b) a man (in this Act referred to as a disabled man) who has left or been discharged from the naval or military service of the Crown in consequence of disablement or ill-health (including an officer who has ceased to hold a commission in consequence of disablement or ill-health); and
3.   (c) a man who has been previously rejected on any ground, either after offering himself for enlistment or after becoming subject to the Military Service Acts, 1916,
to present himself for examination in such manner and within such time, not being less than seven days, as may be specified in the notice.

 (2) Any man to whom a notice is so sent shall, as from the date of the notice, be deemed to come within the operation of Section one of the Military Service Act, 784 1916 (Session 2), and not to be excepted there from as being unsuited for foreign service, or as being a disabled man, or as having been previously rejected, as the case may be; and the Military Service Acts, 1916, shall apply accordingly.

 (3) If a man fails to comply with a notice under this Section, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five pounds or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.

 (4) Where a disabled man has had at least three months' service with the Colours or where his disablement has been caused or aggravated by naval or military service, no notice shall be given to him under this Section till after the expiration of a year from the time when he left or was discharged from the Service.

 (5) Where a man has been required to present himself for examination in pursuance of this Section and is not accepted for service, no further notice shall be given to him under this Section until after the expiration of six months from the date of the previous notice.
 (6) A notice calling up a man under this Section may be served by post at the last known address of the person on whom it is to be served.

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« Reply #113 on: June 29, 2017, 05:51:02 PM »
This is a small part of the 74 page document.


HC Deb 05 March 1917 vol 91 cc81-182 81

I beg to move to reduce the Vote by 1,000 men.
I do not propose to follow the hon. and gallant Gentleman (Brigadier-General Croft) into the details which comprised the greater part of his speech, but I would refer to the opening parts of his observations and those with which he concluded, as well as to the speech of my hon. and gallant Friend the new Chairman of the Liberal War Committee (Major-General Sir Ivor Herbert). It is strange indeed to find hon. Members of this House still asking the War Office for an estimate of the number of men they require. We have had these estimates asked for time and again, but no estimate has been given, and it is unlikely that any will be given. The failure to obtain estimates in the past might have been a lesson to hon.

Members not to encourage the War Office to demand further men, but rather to insist that the War Office should make the best possible use of the men it has. It is in reference to that that I desire to move the reduction of the Vote which I have placed on the Paper.
I believe that at the present time our Government are making a wasteful use of our armed forces. On former occasions this allegation has been made, and it has been put forward in this House already in the course of the present Session, but up to the present time no answer has been vouchsafed by any responsible member of the Government. On the first day of the Session I drew attention to the useless and wasteful adventure at Salonika, and I then asked for a statement of policy from the Government. Since then hon. and right hon. Members have made a like demand, but with no better result.

My right hon. Friend the late Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. McKenna) referred to the subject in one of his speeches, and a very able and remarkable speech on this subject was made by the hon. Member for East Mayo (Mr. Dillon), but, in spite of all these things, the only statement we have heard in regard to the Salonika 82 Expedition has come in this House, and it is to the effect that there is nothing to say about Salonika.

But it is very significant that while the Government tells us there is nothing to-be said about it, they expressly forbid comment and criticism on the expedition in the public Press. It is therefore only in this House that it is possible to discuss and criticise that policy, and, if possible, to secure a modification in the action the Government are taking. There has been one exception with regard to this veto upon comments on Salonika, and I find in a periodical called "New Europe," published last week, a defence of the Salonika Expedition. Apparently the Government policy is that all criticism and all-attacks are to be banned, but if any writer is prepared to defend the expedition then there is no embargo whatever upon its publication. What is the defence which has been put forward of this expedition? We have, as a rule, long disquisitions on the respective merits of what are called the Eastern and Western policy.

A certain number of people who are alleged to believe that a decision can be reached on the Western front are described as extreme Westerners, and it is alleged of them that they are of necessity opposed to any expedition in the East, no matter what its merits may be. On the other hand, we have people who call themselves Easterners, who say it is absolutely necessary for this country and her Allies to counter German ambitions in the East, and what is called the design to link up-Berlin with Baghdad they say must at all costs be checked, and that the only way to do that is by sending an expedition to Salonika.
Has this expedition to Salonika, at any time since it went there—I think it was in October or November, 1915 —really seriously threatened the German communications with Constantinople or Baghdad?

It certainly did not do so in 1915, and even during the slight advance in the autumn of last year there was, I think, no reason to believe that either Germany or her Allies felt that their communications with the East were seriously menaced. Indeed, at no time during the whole of that period have the German communications been seriously menaced. But we have to deal with the situation as it now is. It is common for the defenders of the expedition to say that had it been undertaken in the early months of 1915, or had it been pressed when it was advocated by 83 the present Prime Minister, or had it been undertaken before the invasion of Serbia, or pressed forward when Roumania entered the War, substantial results would have been achieved.

My hon. Friend the Member for East Mayo put forward a very strong case to show that the expedition had been systematically starved by the War Office against the will of the late Cabinet. That indicates that the expedition was undertaken by the late Cabinet under somewhat peculiar conditions. That it was undertaken unwillingly, we knew from the circumstances of the resignation of the present First Lord of the Admiralty from the late Government. At that time there was revealed hesitancy and indecision. We also know that during the remainder of the life of that Government the expedition to Salonika was a constant source of division among its members; and because there was division among the members it can hardly, I think, be alleged that it was the military who succeeded in starving this expedition. If there has been any indecision, then the responsibility for that indecision must rest with the responsible head of the Government.

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« Reply #114 on: June 29, 2017, 05:51:45 PM »
B.L.A. (Serving Battalions)

HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 cc73-4W 73W

 Mr. M. Lindsay
asked the Secretary of State for War the names of the infantry battalions, other than motorised battalions which formed part of the B.L.A. continuously from 1st July, 1944, until the conclusion of hostilities, giving the num ber of battle casualties suffered by each, with separate figures for officers and other ranks.

 Mr. Bellenger

The following infantry battalions (other than motor battalions) served continuously in Europe from 1st July, 1944, to 8th May, 1945:

Regiment.   Battalion.
*Grenadier Guards   2nd
*Coldstream Guards   1st, 5th.
*Irish Guards   2nd, 3rd.
*Welsh Guards   2nd.
Royal Scots   8th.
Queen's Royal Regiment   1/5th.
Royal Warwickshire Regiment   2nd.
King's Regiment   5th.
Royal Norfolk Regiment   1st.
Lincolnshire Regiment   2nd, 4th.
Devonshire Regiment   2nd
Suffolk Regiment   1st.
Somerset Light Infantry   4th, 7th
East Yorkshire Regiment   2nd.
Leicestershire Regiment   1st.
Royal Scots Fusiliers   6th, 11th.
Royal Welch Fusiliers   4th, 6th, 7th
South Wales Borderers   2nd
Monmouthshire Regiment   2nd, 3rd.
King's Own Scottish Borderers   1st, 6th.
Cameronians   9th.
Gloucestershire Regiment   2nd.
Worcestershire Regiment   1st.
East Lancashire Regiment   1st.
Duke of Wellington's Regiment   7th.
Hampshire Regiment   7th.
Dorsetshire Regiment   4th, 5th.
South Lancashire Regiment   1st.
Welch Regiment   1/5th, 4th.
Black Watch   1st, 5th, 7th.
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry   1st, 1st Bucks Battalion.
Essex Regiment   2nd.
Royal Berkshire Regiment   5th.
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry   1/4th.
King's Shropshire Light Infantry   2nd, 4th.
Herefordshire Regiment   1st.
Middlesex Regiment   1st, 1/7th, 2nd, 8th.
Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment   2nd.
Wiltshire Regiment   4th, 5th.
Manchester Regiment   1st.
York and Lancaster Regiment   1st Hallamshire.
Durham Light Infantry   9th, 18th.
Highland Light Infantry   1st, 10th.
Glasgow Highlanders   2nd.
Seaforth Highlanders   2nd, 5th, 7th.
Gordon Highlanders   1st, 2nd, 5/7th.
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders   5th.
Royal Ulster Rifles   2nd.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders   2nd, 7th.

* Although these are infantry units they were employed in an "Armoured" role.
I regret that separate figures of the battle casualties of each battalion are not readily available.

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« Reply #115 on: June 29, 2017, 05:52:17 PM »

HC Deb 15 May 1885 vol 298 c622 622

asked the Secretary of State for War, If he has received the following Resolution from the Sanitary Authority of Newbridge and Curragh Camp, and if he will take any steps to comply with their request?
 13th May 1885.
The Board having considered the letter of the Secretary of State for War relative to removal of the 5th Dragoon Guards from Manchester to Newbridge, it was resolved that, though the regiment may be free from small-pox, we see from newspaper reports that the disease is spreading round Manchester into Salford, and that many persons, tradesmen and others, who will not be medically inspected, will accompany the regiment; under these circumstances the Board request that some arrangement may he made to either cancel the order for removal or delay it until the disease abates in Manchester.

(Signed) R. H. BOEROWES, Clerk.
 "G. MOLLOY, Executive Sanitary Officer."

The strictest orders have been given that no civilians shall be permitted to accompany the regiment to Ireland in any capacity whatever, unless they are medically examined and certified by the medical officer to be free from smallpox, or the danger of conveying it to others. Beyond this I cannot go. The Memorial referred to in the Question has been duly received.

Might I ask the noble Marquess whether the soldiers are not now in communication with their families, who are in communication with others, in a district admitted to be infected with small-pox?

said, it was not considered that there was any danger.

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« Reply #116 on: June 29, 2017, 05:52:43 PM »

HC Deb 28 May 1919 vol 116 cc1245-6W 1245W

asked the Postmaster-General if he will instruct the Controller of the Post Office Savings Bank to pay to Company Quartermaster-Sergeant Watson, No. 272231, of Moston, Manchester, the £26 gratuity deposited to his credit at the Post Office Savings Bank, London, W. 14, on 6th February, 1919, by the regimental paymaster, Labour Corps, Nottingham, no satisfactory reply having 1246W hitherto been obtainable from the Controller of the Post Office Savings Bank on the matter?

This gratuity appears to have been issued in February last, but owing to the address of the payee, as furnished to the savings bank, being incomplete, the notification of issue failed to reach him. Payment of the gratuity has now been arranged.

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Taranaki Herald, Volume XXXVII, Issue 8077, 21 January 1888, Page 3


A correspondent sends the following information to tbe Indian Railway Service Gazette. Very considerable excitement has beea aroused at Agra, owing to an attempt that has been made to poison the Manchester Regiment stationed there. It seems that shortly after visiting the canteen, the men were seized with violent attacks of vomiting, which created a suspicion that something was wrong with the beer. The beer on tap was accordingly examined, when it was found to contain arsenic. The dastardly attempt is not considered to have beea made with any political objects, but it is somewhat strange that only those casks containing beer for the Manchester Regiment were found to have been poisoned. A cask that has just been tapped at the Sergeants' Mess, Royal Artillery, was tested and found to contain arsenic ; but it had previously been marked for the Manchester Regiment, which makes stronger the belief that there is nothing political connected with the attempt; for, bad there been, all the troops in the garrison would have been alike. The whole of the beer in store at Agra is undergoing a strict chemical analysis, the samples of each cask are being taken and sealed. Every inquiry is being made, and rewards have been offered to try and discover the authors of this diabolical plot.

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Re: Snippets of the Manchester Regiment
« Reply #118 on: July 01, 2017, 03:56:25 PM »
Please note, For the New Zealand National Library items, the text is a computer-generated text, that is why I have added the picture of the paper clipping as well, as the text has spelling mistakes in it.

Marlborough Express, Volume XXXIV, Issue 273, 21 November 1899, Page 3

 November 20. Further particulars of the fighting on the 9th show that the Manchester Regiment encountered, at short range, hundreds of Boers who were hiding on a donga from the lyddite shells. The Regiment inflicted great loss on them. After the victory General White fired a salute in honor of the Prince of Wales' Birthday; and there was immense enthusiasm.

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« Reply #119 on: July 01, 2017, 04:01:53 PM »
Evening Post, Volume LXXXVIII, Issue 154, 28 December 1914, Page 7
REGARDING A RECENT BATTLE MANCHESTER REGIMENT'S EXPLOIT. (Received December 28, ID a.m.) LONDON, 27th December." A wireless message from Berlin officially states : "It is now possible to judge tjte success of the battle against the British and the Indians at Festnbert and Bethune. Nineteen officers, • 819 men, fourteen, machine-guns, two French mortars and other material were captured. "The British left three thousand dead on the field 1 and asked for an armistice to bury the deatl. The German losses, were comparatively small." The above message apparently refers to the Manchester Regiment's exploit cabled on the 24th.

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