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Offline Manclee

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12th battalion
« on: November 09, 2017, 09:39:38 PM »
Hi, just back from visiting great grandfather’s grave at Cite Bonjean, Armentières. Private Daniel Barry 5382, we took his medals and laid a wreath.would love any photos of the 12th or even him, we have nothing other than his medals and scroll. Many thanks.

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Re: 12th battalion
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 08:03:32 AM »
Manclee,

Welcome to the Forum.   I note that his name is included in the Roll of Honour in the 12th battalion's History edited by Robert Bonner and published in 1994.  PhilipG.

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Re: 12th battalion
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 08:05:32 AM »
Thank you, that’s great. Will look into.

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Re: 12th battalion
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 10:36:18 AM »
Manclee,

No doubt the WW2 set of medals displayed has a connection with the brave soldier whose grave headstone appears in the photograph. PhilipG.

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Re: 12th battalion
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 10:44:01 AM »
Well spotted! They are his son’s medals, my mum’s Dad who thankfully survived the war.  Thought it added further to our gesture.

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Re: 12th battalion
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 12:44:36 PM »
Manclee,

Thank you.   PhilipG.

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Re: 12th battalion
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 04:05:06 PM »
Welcome to the forum.
Pte Barry arrived in France on 16.07.1915, which would make him one of the original members of the Battalion.
The battalion War Diary has the following entry for the day he died:

„Throughout the day, the enemy maintained an intermittent bombardment of the area about EDMEADS FARM and the communication trenches.
11.30 - 2.0pm Many heavy shells were dropped into HOUPLINES, a very high proportion of these were blind.“

Probably your best bet for a photo are the archives of the Manchester Evening News which are held at Manchester central library.

Charlie

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Re: 12th battalion
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 04:32:18 PM »
Thanks Charlie, a great help.

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Re: 12th battalion
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 10:09:00 AM »
Hi Darren  ;D and Welcome!

Just going to reiterate some stuff here so as not to waste the others time  ;)

"It is just possible there may be an obituary in The Manchester Evening news. Searchable on line at https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/.../1916-12-31... Good luck! If not you could join themanchesters.org forum and ask there."

"Darren don't search on the exact date of his death, you must remember news moved snail pace back then, not like today! I would expect to see the report about 2 weeks after his death, so start searching from close to his death date, but at least for a month after if not slightly longer! Research requires 'dogged determination'  😊 We will remember them."

Wendi


"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it!  No matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and with your own common sense" ~ Buddha

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Re: 12th battalion
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2017, 12:13:08 PM »
Also you may want to ask here where one of our members set up a Salford Forum

http://salfordwarmemorials.proboards.com/

Wendi

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Re: 12th battalion
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2017, 06:52:40 PM »
i believe daniels name is on the st.clements church memorial at ordsall,i think there was something in the Manchester evening news in may 1916.

mack

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Re: 12th battalion
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2017, 06:54:32 PM »
Thanks, I found the plaque in St Clement’s on Flickr via Google by accident. Thank you. Pleasant surprise.

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Re: 12th battalion
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2017, 06:59:34 PM »
He’s also buried next to some fellow battalion chums