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The Boer War => 1899 - 1902 => Topic started by: MIArnold on July 13, 2008, 10:46:29 AM

Title: Benjamin Richard COLE
Post by: MIArnold on July 13, 2008, 10:46:29 AM
Benjamin Richard COLE was a bandsman with the regiment in the early 1900s. It was before WW1.  He served with the Canadian forces in the war, he had emigrated by then.  Is there any information about his time with the regiment anywhere please?
Title: Re: Benjamin Richard COLE
Post by: harribobs on July 13, 2008, 06:38:46 PM
hi miarnold ( feels a bit formal)

and welcome

i suspect i know how Ben ended up in Canada  ;)

have a look at this link

http://thercr.ca/history/1900-1914/manchester_draft1.htm (http://thercr.ca/history/1900-1914/manchester_draft1.htm)

http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=339.0 (http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=339.0)

chris
Title: Re: Benjamin Richard COLE
Post by: Wendi on July 13, 2008, 08:42:57 PM
Hi MIArnold!

I would like to presume that you know he was a  bandsman because of somekinda paperwork ???  I can't work it out.  Was your Benjamin Richard COLE English or Irish ?

Wendi  :)
Title: Re: Benjamin Richard COLE
Post by: mack on July 14, 2008, 05:02:21 AM
778674 benjamin,richard cole
enlisted 8-2-1916
aged 33yrs 6mths
127th york rangers
religion.church of england
resided scarlet rd,lambton,ontario
married his wife ada in 1902,in manchester
born.3-8-1883,manchester
formerly a bandsman in 2nd manchesters

mack
Title: Re: Benjamin Richard COLE
Post by: Wendi on July 14, 2008, 08:43:51 AM
Thanks mack !  BTW Ada's maiden name was Day.

born.3-8-1883,manchester
That makes him a Boer War Candidate doesn't it?

& I don't see him on the 1901 Census

Wendi  :)
Title: Re: Benjamin Richard COLE
Post by: mack on July 14, 2008, 08:57:56 AM
Thanks mack !  BTW Ada's maiden name was Day.

born.3-8-1883,manchester
That makes him a Boer War Candidate doesn't it?

& I don't see him on the 1901 Census

Wendi  :)
i wont disagree with you me darlin,cos i think you are spot on,BTW.i knew you would find ada maiden name ;D good work.

mack
Title: Re: Benjamin Richard COLE
Post by: Wendi on July 14, 2008, 09:06:28 AM
In that case I'll move the topic to the Boer War Section to see if any experts there can find him............

Wendi  :)
Title: Re: Benjamin Richard COLE
Post by: themonsstar on July 14, 2008, 03:40:55 PM
I canot find a B.R.Cole on any of the Manchester Regt SA War Medal rolls. There are two Coles 8420 Pte Cole G.C. 4th Vol Service Coy QSA Medal & 4671 Pte Cole? A 1st Bn KSA Medal.
Title: Re: Benjamin Richard COLE
Post by: Wendi on July 14, 2008, 03:44:47 PM
Thanks for looking Roy !

Wendi  :)