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Offline Gingerfreak

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Re: 1/5th battalion incident
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2021, 12:13:04 PM »
My mistake, error - 25th November 1914 not 1915. I haven't delved into the practicalities of the explosion. I agree that the air would be acrid and filled with poisons. Pte William James Worsley was reportedly killed through 'Gas Poisoning' on 15th Dec 1915 in a similar incident.

Offline mack

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Re: 1/5th battalion incident
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2021, 01:37:26 PM »
hiya ginge
its a case of paper talk again

2460 william,james worsley[A.coy]
4 baymans cottages,newtown
case maker at swifts foundry
sent to nazariah school hospital,cairo on 28-10-1915 after suffering a asthma attack and a bout of fever,arriving 2-11-15,after he recovered,he was posted as a hospital orderly on 23-11-15 to the 19th gen hospital,alexander
he was discharged in 1916 and re-enlisted in the MGC and happily survived the war

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Re: 1/5th battalion incident
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2021, 02:11:42 PM »
Another mistake I made, your right, he wasn't killed, he was reported 'Wounded' not killed. His service number for the MGC is 49569. All of the territorial men listed in the 15 roll of the MGC have a disenbarkation date as the 05/11/1914 arriving at (3) Egypt. In the Manchester 15 Roll the date 29th Sept 1914 has been changed to 6th May 1915 -  (2b) Gallipoli. I'm presuming he was a draft that left England and arrived before the unit landed in the Dardanelles. Once I've found all those posted out of the unit, the next step is to calculate the dates they enlisted.


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Re: 1/5th battalion incident
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2021, 03:11:35 PM »
he enlisted on 14-9-14
left england 3-8-15
arrived at gallipoli 22-8-15
posted to D.coy machine gun section 19-2-16
attatched to 127th brigade machine gun coy 19-3-16
discharged in order to re-enlist in the MGC
embarked for france 1-3-17

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