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Offline whelan190

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Michael Hill
« on: April 11, 2017, 03:29:21 PM »
Hi all
This is a bit of a long shot. I am looking into my Great-Grandfather and looing at the birth's of his children there is a gap 1914 -1920 witch i assume is because he had gone to war. I do not know if he was with the Machesters but as he was from Ancoats i think it is a good bet. I have found one record of a Pte Michael Joseph Hill 2611 2nd Manch R. But not sure if this is him. Any help would be greatful he is some info that may be helpful.

Residance 1901 - 85 Thompson street Manchester
Residance 1911 - 42 Nelson St Rochdale Road Manchester

Name       -     Michael Hill             28/3/1892 - 18/3/1961                 Core Maker Iron Foundry
Farther     -     Joseph Hill             1858 - between 1901-1911          Hairdresser/Barber
Mother     -     Margaret Murphy   1860 - ?
Wife         -     Emily young           1891 - 1949

Marrage   -                                   1913

Son          -     Joseph                   1914
Daughter -     Emily                      1920
Daughter -     Florance                 1921
Daughter -     Mary                       1923
Son          -     James                    1925
Daughter -     Eileen                     1926
Daughter -     Jessie                     1926
Son          -     Francis                   1928
Son          -     John                       1930
Daughter -     veronica                 1932
Son          -     Peter                     1933
Son          -     Michael                  1935

thank you for any help
Paul

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Re: Michael Hill
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 04:52:47 PM »
Hi Paul

I don't think Pte Michael Joseph Hill 2611 2nd Manch R
is your Great-Grandfather.
On the MIC he was in the 2nd Bn and based in Ireland
and left with the rest of the Bn on the 15/8/14.
On the reverse of the MIC it gives his address as
167 Pavilion Road, Port Street SW1.
I think I'm reading the rolls right, his star and rose
were issued in 1937 ?
Also he is listed as a POW.

Timberman
« Last Edit: April 11, 2017, 05:35:32 PM by timberman »

timberman

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Re: Michael Hill
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 05:04:27 PM »
He was in A company and taken
at St Quentin on the 5/9/194.

There are 5 PA forms on the Red Cross
web site.

On our POW data base it gives an address of
7 Malachi Road Salford ?

On one of the forms it gives his date of birth
as 7/5/94 and on another it says 7/5/93.
Also it gives a Mrs M J Hill Cheeham Hill Manchester.

Hopefully all this information may be of use.
Good luck


Timberman
« Last Edit: April 11, 2017, 05:36:46 PM by timberman »

Offline mack

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Re: Michael Hill
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 06:50:32 PM »
6254 Michael hill
12th lancs fusiliers later 6th battalion
enlisted 2-9-14
aged 22yrs 157 days
occupation,core maker
born Manchester
to france 5-9-15
granted pension due to contracting malaria+dysentery

he looks a good bet,theres a lancs fusiliers forum who may be able to help

mack

Offline PhilipG

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Re: Michael Hill
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2017, 07:47:08 PM »
I note that the 12th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers landed in France on the 5th September 1915.  In November 1915 it went to Salonika arriving there on the 5th November.  The incidence of malaria in Salonika was great.  The Official History (Macedonia) states in respect of this disease - "The most formidable, the almost unconquerable foe was malaria".

I see that this soldier was granted a pension in respect of his contracting this fever. PhilipG.