Author Topic: Pte John Ryder (46650)  (Read 1221 times)

Offline Anthony Mark

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Pte John Ryder (46650)
« on: October 13, 2016, 05:59:21 PM »
Hello, I'm a new member (thanks for having me). I'm especially interested in researching my Grandmother's brother John who was killed after being taken prisoner at Manchester Hill on 21st March 1918....thank you

Offline sphinx

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Re: Pte John Ryder (46650)
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2016, 08:23:22 PM »
Anthony,

My understanding of John Ryder's situation is that in the confusion of the 21.3.1918 his whereabouts was unaccounted for and initially assumed to be POW.

However enquiries later revealed he was not taken prisoner and that he died in the battle on 21.3.1918 & his body never found.

regards

Offline mack

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Re: Pte John Ryder (46650)
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 07:11:02 PM »
hiya mark
pte ryder was one of 15 men who were unwounded and marched to the rear by the germans,as they approached the german lines a german turned his machine gun on the group,killing pte ryder,he was in the signal section,16th manchesters

mack