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Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« on: May 11, 2008, 01:19:40 PM »
1.  Indian General Service Medal(1854-1895) (IGSM) with Bar Samana 1891(5th April-25th May 1891) 2nd Bn.

2. Queen's South Africa Medal (QSA) 1898-1902.
1st Bn.
2nd Bn.
3rd Bn.
4th Bn.
5th Bn.
6th Bn.
Depot.
No 1 Volunteer Active Service Company.
1st Vol Bn.
2nd Vol Bn.
3rd Vol Bn.
4th Vol Bn.
5th Vol Bn.
6th Vol Bn.
2nd Volunteer Active Service Company.
3rd  Volunteer Active Service Company.
4th Volunteer  Active Service Company.

3. King's South Africa Medal (KSA) 1901-1902.
1st Bn.
2nd Bn.
3rd Bn.
4th Bn.
5th Bn.
6th Bn.
Depot.

4.  First World War Medal Rolls.
1914 Star.
1st Bn.
2nd Bn.

1914/15 Star.
1st Bn.
2nd Bn.
5th Bn.
6th Bn.
7th Bn.
8th Bn.
9th Bn.
10th Bn.
11th Bn.
12th Bn.
13th Bn.
16th Bn.
17th Bn.
18th Bn.
19th Bn.
20th Bn.
22th Bn.
24th Bn.
Labour Corps 1915 Star to Manchester Regt Solders.

British War & Victory Medal Rolls.
There are 33 Vols.

Territorial Force War Medal (TFWM).

5. The General Service Medal (1918-1964).
Bar Iraq (10th Dec 1919-17th Nov 1920)  2nd Bn.

6. Indian General Service Medal (1908-1935)
Bar Burma 1930-32 (22nd Dec 1930-25th March 1932) 2nd Bn.

7.The General Service Medal (1918-1964).
Bar Palestine (19th April 1936-3rd Sept 1939) Manch Regt.

8. The General Service Medal (1918-1964)
Bar Palestine 1945-1948 (27th Sept 1945-30th June 1948) Manch Regt.

9. Foreign Decorations WW1.

10. Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (LS&GC) 1831-1918.

11. Delhi Durbar Medal roll Manch Regt.

12. Victoria Cross (VC).

13.  Military Cross (MC)WW1.

14. Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)

15. Military Medal(MM) WW1.

16. Honours & Awards 1930s-1940s Manch Regt.

17. Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) WW1.

18. Egpyt Medal Roll 1882.

19. Crimea Medal Roll 1854-56.

I have lots of other medal rolls to other units.
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Re: Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 02:53:50 PM »
Roy,

Interesting to note that you have mentioned the following medal roll:-

8. The General Service Medal (1918-1964)
Bar Palestine 1945-1948 (27th Sept 1945-30th June 1948) Manch Regt.


I wasn't aware that the Regiment earned that clasp and its not recorded in the BBM book.

Are there many soldiers of the Regiment awarded the clasp or just some perhaps on attachemnt?

Interesting to find out.

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Re: Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008, 05:37:27 PM »
I will have a look later for you & let you have the names

Cheers Roy

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Re: Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 02:14:08 PM »
Thankyou.

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Re: Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2008, 11:03:21 AM »
The General Service Medal (1918-1964)
Bar Palestine 1945-1948 (27th Sept 1945-30th June 1948) Manch Regt



T/Maj Gill. G.D. T/Maj att Staff College Haifa (in remarks) Python Mar.
Capt Walsh. J.B. O.C. 3rd Div Provost Coy & 2046 Mauritian Guard Coy RPC.
Capt Russell. T.B. 2nd Bn Ox & Bucks.


Pte McCormick A.Ex RASC
Pte Laycock A. Ex RE
Pte Pallister A. Ex ACC
Pte Dinsdale A. Ex ACC

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Re: Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2008, 02:07:09 PM »
Cheers Roy,

Not many at all then.

A hard GSM and clasp combination to find.  I certainly have never seen one and very possibly they dont exist, if the man already held the GSM earned in his previous regiment and this Palestine 1945-48 was just a further clasp entitlement.

Following on from another topic you have answered, what about the TFWM.

Can you provide that list.

I have seen recorded that there are only 9 officers and 60 men of the whole Regiment issued with it, making it the rarest WW1 campaign medal.

It would be really useful research to see which Battalions the men were with, there service numbers and try and work out from that where they went and why to earn it.

regards

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Re: Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008, 08:45:39 PM »
hi roy, little help needed,i dont know if you had the rolls when i posted on last year but my grandfather  william rodaway  signed up underage cheshire reg 1915, his medals  he signed for 1920  would have had the cheshire regiment on them this i understand,
he then signed up for the manchesters 1916-17 i  have the 2 medal cards one for each regiment,
would he be on the medal roll for a manchester battalion ? due to him signing on again under age i am sure he would not have given the same address for next of kin,  and as for the army this was a different william rodaway still trying to trace his battalion his number in the mans was 79184,  tony

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Re: Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2008, 10:22:29 PM »
Do you have a MIC for him & if so can you post the code & page numbers


Cheers Roy

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Re: Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2008, 08:58:55 AM »
hi roy i have posted both,
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Re: Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2008, 09:48:42 PM »
Sorry Tony I dont have them medal rolls

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Re: Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2008, 12:58:44 PM »
hi Roy, thanks for looking, could you tell me what  it tells you?  with him not being on your medal rolls does this say he was not in any of those battalion you have?  or was it because his medals were issued with the Cheshire regiment,
cheers tony

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Re: Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2008, 06:13:32 PM »
You would have to look at the Cheshire or Devon Regt's medal rolls to get the info you are looking for.

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Re: Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2008, 06:18:25 PM »
ok roy thanks  for  your help..

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Re: Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2008, 06:37:19 PM »
Hello Roy,

Any luck with the TFEM request.
regards

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Re: Medal Rolls to the Manchester Regt.
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2008, 04:07:54 PM »
For interest here is a little background on the redoubtable Captain Joe Walsh.

Joe enlisted in 2nd Bn Scots Guards under-age at 16. Active service in WWII with 1st Guards Brigade in North Africa.  Captured by the Germans on two occasions and escaped both times. Promoted Sergeant in 1943 and to Officer Cadet Training Unit in Palestine before being commissioned and joining the Ardwicks as they entered action in Italy. Post-war served with the Lancashire Fusiliers in Trieste and later at the Manchester Regiment Depot, Ladysmith Barracks as Training Officer.

His son David was commissioned in the King’s Regiment and became a Lieutenant Colonel. Joe died two years ago on 16 December 2006. He really was a larger than life personality.
Robert
Robert