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Offline bern

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Football at Gallipoli
« on: May 15, 2017, 11:37:38 PM »
Hello all, first time post.

I'm trying to draw up the fixture list of the Dardanelles Cup, played at Cape Helles between October 1915 and the evacuation, with the final played on Lemnos in early January. Winners of the Cup were the Anson Battalion, although there was a 42nd Divisional Final in mid-December won by the 1/10th Manchesters. My guess is that ties were played within and across brigades, with divisional champions meeting in the finals.

Anyway, I was wondering if you had come across mentions or photos in memoirs, war diaries, etc?

I have a bit of material, like some good descriptions from The Seventh Manchester Sentry, so not starting from scratch, but hoping I can find a few more clues! My fixture list has lots of gaps.

And does anyone know these men? Probably 7th Manchesters... "[W]e had famous footballers in Sergeants Pearson and Bamber..."

Many thanks,
Bernard

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Re: Football at Gallipoli
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 08:08:22 PM »
Hello Bernard and welcome to the forum.
I've had a look through the battalion War Diaries and I didn't find any mention of any football competition. Reference to KW Mitchinson's book on the 10th Bn "Amateur Soldiers" also draws a blank.

Charlie

Have you seen these
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/226246-dardanelles-cup/
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3662-dardanelles-cup/
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=203067.0


« Last Edit: May 16, 2017, 08:23:12 PM by charlie »

Offline bern

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Re: Football at Gallipoli
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 02:02:32 AM »
Thanks Charlie. Yep, have seen those threads - that Rootschat one is terrific, showing the medal won in the 42nd Div final.

Thanks for checking the Mitchinson book. I didn't know of it.

I am starting to work through the VIII Corps war diary on Ancestry.

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Re: Football at Gallipoli
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 08:11:22 PM »
hiya Bernard.
these are your two sergeants

1521 fred bamber,later WO11[renumbered 275021,he was awarded a MSM for meritorious service and devotion to duty for his actions in the raid on the night of 15th/16th june 1918,also awarded TFEM

2382 Harold pearson,WO11[renumbered 275443]later commissioned 2/Lt in the battalion on 28-5-18.
resided 22 fairhurst st,higher Ardwick

mack

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Re: Football at Gallipoli
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 11:17:19 PM »
Fantastic, thanks mack.

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Re: Football at Gallipoli
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 06:31:33 AM »
hiya Bernard

sgt bambers address was 2 walter st,moss side,he married miss Margaret,alice fairhurst at holy trinity church,failsworth on 29-1-19,he was 25yrs old at the time

mack

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Re: Football at Gallipoli
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 11:27:05 PM »
Hi Bernard

Welcome to the site

Do you hold copies of the Sentry as I been looking for them for a long time just to have a read.

Regards

Roy




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Re: Football at Gallipoli
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 12:28:20 AM »
Do you hold copies of the Sentry as I been looking for them for a long time just to have a read.

Hi Roy,

I read these on the ProQuest database Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War.

They hold the following editions:

Jan 9, 1915
Feb 23, 1915
Mar 1, 1916
Apr 8, 1916
May 20, 1916
Jul 22, 1916

I accessed the database through my library, using my library card.

If you want me to do a search on a name or keyword, let me know.

Cheers,
Bernard

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Re: Football at Gallipoli
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 09:31:38 AM »
Morning Bernard

Thank you for the link very useful and should help with research

I have a lot of Manchester Regt books and bits probable to much some times (not).