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The Great War => City Battalions - Photo Identity Project => 20th Battalion 5th City => Topic started by: harribobs on June 14, 2010, 09:36:05 PM

Title: 20th Battalion B company platoon 8
Post by: harribobs on June 14, 2010, 09:36:05 PM
photo and list
Title: Re: 20th Battalion B company platoon 8
Post by: wpickeri on August 14, 2010, 11:28:46 PM
Great pictures, however the list of men always seem to end half way through the alphabet, do you have the info for the last part of the alphabet!  I am looking for Frederick Percival Leybourn(e) who was part of the 20th Battalion Manchester's.  He apparently was was B company platoon 8!
Title: Re: 20th Battalion B company platoon 8
Post by: mack on August 15, 2010, 09:32:50 AM
he was in B.coy. VI platoon
L/cpl 17410 frederick,percy leybourne
enlisted 17-11-14
20th manchesters
insurance clerk
to france 8-11-15
15 tatton rd north,heaton moor
son of william+florence
sent to 21st officer cadet batt at crookham,on 9-3-17
commissioned 2/Lt 26-7-17.posted to 19th manchesters on 1st feb 1918,later posted to the 17th manchesters when the 19th batt was disbanded
22nd april 1918 posted to 21st brigade as intelligence officer
died of pneumonia on 1-11-18 at the 2nd canadian casualty clearing station while attatched to the 6th cheshire regt
aged 25
awarded the military medal,gazetted 19-2-17 and also mentioned in despatches 27-12-18
his family formerly lived at ash cottage slade lane levenshulme[my home town]his father had been previously married to louisa,who died in 1889,his father died in 1902
his mother applied for his medals on 12-12-1920

mack ;D
Title: Re: 20th Battalion B company platoon 8
Post by: wpickeri on August 15, 2010, 02:05:38 PM
Thanks Mack, my research showed 8th, now I see his name listed in the 6th Platoon - the second column having the rest of the alphabet - I was brain dead yesterday ::)

I have a picture of his original grave that I want to post somewhere on the forum, I could do it under the 6th Platoon photograph, or somewhere else maybe, I will also post his full write-up along with pictures of his medals etc. How does one "attach" a picture to a post?

thanks,

Pick
Title: Re: 20th Battalion B company platoon 8
Post by: mack on August 15, 2010, 02:44:06 PM
hiya pick.
harribobs will explain how to attatch pictures,we have a war graves photo section,many of our members have kindly taken thousands of pictures for the forum.

mack ;D
Title: Re: 20th Battalion B company platoon 8
Post by: wpickeri on August 15, 2010, 02:49:46 PM
Hope this picture actually POSTs
Title: Re: 20th Battalion B company platoon 8
Post by: mack on August 15, 2010, 03:28:16 PM
thanks pick.
its very rare we get any original photos,
does the date on fredericks cross say the 3rd november,if it does,then he must have been buried at the same time as Lt moor.VC.MC +bar
those crosses look like they were made by the same man

mack ;D
Title: Re: 20th Battalion B company platoon 8
Post by: wpickeri on August 15, 2010, 03:36:22 PM
Percy died 1 Nov 1918, Moor died 3 Nov 1918, yes the crosses look identical
Title: Re: 20th Battalion B company platoon 8
Post by: mack on January 14, 2012, 05:13:35 PM
cpl 17413 albert longson,2nd row from the front,3rd left
cpl 17459 harold perry,2nd row from the front,4th left
Title: Re: 20th Battalion B company platoon 8
Post by: Tim Bell on March 02, 2014, 08:04:07 PM
he was in B.coy. VI platoon
L/cpl 17410 frederick,percy leybourne
enlisted 17-11-14
20th manchesters
mack ;D
Frederick was a pupil at the Manchester Warehouseman and Clerks Orphans' School.  He is included on the Memorial.
Title: Re: 20th Battalion B company platoon 8
Post by: michelleridgway on November 08, 2019, 07:51:28 PM
I cant thank you enough for this forum xxx and it took me while scrolling through each company and then platoon (information I didn't have)   :o :o :o

Private James Albert Pearson 17457 (my Granddad was named after him and served himself during WW2) 2xGreat Uncle to myself. He was Born 1894 Stockport Cheshire Parents - John Pearson and Martha Harriet Taylor and had 6 elder sisters.

In 1911 he lived at 12 Heathland Terrace Stockport with Parents aged 16 and Occupation- Yardever Domestic.
 
Died/KIA 3 Sept 1916 either on the front lines or during the advance to take Ginchy (south of Deville Wood)
Buried/Grave/Panel ref Pier and Face 13A and 14C. His names is also included on the STOCKPORT War Memorial

I have a couple of records medal and census etc the most recent was his soldiers will but nothing where a photo is included this is the closest we have to a photo.

Is there a way to work out which one he is ??

Title: Re: 20th Battalion B company platoon 8
Post by: charlie on November 09, 2019, 07:56:27 PM
Hello and welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately for relatives and researchers a 100 years later, their names are only listed and have no bearing to where they are in the photo.

Have you tried the local newspapers?

Charlie
Title: Re: 20th Battalion B company platoon 8
Post by: Tim Bell on November 09, 2019, 08:59:48 PM
Michelle,
Not the same as a photo, but I found a quote for Pte J A Pearson - as a member of 20th Bttn Machine Gun Section. CWGC confirm that L/Cpl Kelsall was a member of 20th Bttn, who died on 1/7/1916.
(C) British Library.
Welcome to the forum
Tim
Title: Re: 20th Battalion B company platoon 8
Post by: michelleridgway on November 10, 2019, 04:11:03 PM
Thank you so much for the warm welcome and thank you for sharing this. Planning to visit Stockport heritage at Stockport library in a few weeks now i have 3rd September to go from might find something, will let you know if i do, and if we find a picture maybe i can then find him on this one.  ;D ;D