Author Topic: Captain Thomas Nevill Carleton Nevill : 6th Bn. Manchester Regiment  (Read 289 times)

Offline PhilipG

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I would be grateful for any information regarding this officer.   I believe he survived hostilities.  PhilipG.

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Re: Captain Thomas Nevill Carleton Nevill : 6th Bn. Manchester Regiment
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 10:03:06 PM »
Philip,
This may be of interest http://england.prm.ox.ac.uk/noajax-individuals0e38.html?i_l=N&i_id=840

He was Gazetted as a Staff Captain in the LG of 31st August 1914
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28885/supplement/6889

And replaced with effect from 31 October 1915
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29480/supplement/1893

Charlie

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Re: Captain Thomas Nevill Carleton Nevill : 6th Bn. Manchester Regiment
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 11:09:40 AM »
Charlie,

Many thanks.  In the very distant past I lived near Bramall Hall.  Indeed, at the commencement of WW2, and together with a school friend, I was employed as a messenger to the Auxiliary Fire Service crews who were based at the Hall with their trailer pumps.

(During "the Blitz", a stick of Land Mines fell near the Hall and caused casualties in the village nearby.   There were those about at the time who suggested that the Navigator/ Bomb Aimer, flying above in his Heinkel 111, had mistaken Stockport's River Mersey for the River Irwell in Manchester).   PhilipG.

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Re: Captain Thomas Nevill Carleton Nevill : 6th Bn. Manchester Regiment
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2018, 09:39:29 PM »
Philip,
His entry in the 1915 Star medal roll records that he entered theatre on 10.15(1). I have never seen the date recorded in such a format but I take it to mean 01.10.1915. I‘ve looked through the 1/6th Bn War Diary for May - December 1915 and Capt. Nevill is not mentioned in the daily entries or in the monthly nominal rolls of officers serving with the Battalion. I take it by this and the fact that he was Gazetted as a Staff Captain, that he was serving on a Brigade or Division Staff.

  There were those about at the time who suggested that the Navigator/ Bomb Aimer, flying above in his Heinkel 111, had mistaken Stockport's River Mersey for the River Irwell in Manchester.

Perhaps due to the Luftwaffe‘s radio-navigation beams being “bent”

Charlie

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Re: Captain Thomas Nevill Carleton Nevill : 6th Bn. Manchester Regiment
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 12:49:14 PM »
Charlie,

Quite.  Another theory.  A decision was made by the skipper to jettison the cargo.  In the event, civilian casualties were caused and the Sea Scouts' Hut destroyed.  PhilipG.