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Title: Cpl William Unsworth
Post by: johnno on October 10, 2010, 11:41:20 AM
Hello chaps.
      Could anyone help regarding the service of 9417 Cpl William Unsworth,  9th Bnt Lancashire Fusiliers who was Killed in action 21/08/1915, aged 33. Prior to enlisting with the Lancs I believe he served with the Manchester Regiment in South Africa. His Spouse was Bella Unsworth 65 West Dixon St, Salford. 
Title: Re: Cpl William Unsworth
Post by: themonsstar on October 10, 2010, 12:20:19 PM
Hi Johnno

I'm going to move this, as its not to the Manchester Regt and World War one
Title: Re: Cpl William Unsworth
Post by: migky on October 21, 2010, 01:49:31 PM
Hi Johno, these are the olny bits i could find on him.

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2ic9my8.jpg)

Click here for his medal card (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=5867579&queryType=1&resultcount=43)

William F Unsworth Married Bella Roberts 1904 at St Bartholomew, Salford.

I think William, his wife Bella and there son & daughter were living at 104 Sunnyside street, Salford 1911

Also there is a Robert Unsworth and family living at 37 West Dixon street Salford 1911, could this be Williams brother?

Now the bit of the CWGC site regarding him in the Manchester regiment ( Click here for the CWGC page (http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=683715)  ) I don't think he was in the Manchester, but i have found that many people and websites class Salford as a district of Manchester and not a city in it's own right. Hence the Salford , and then Manchester.
Now i did find a W Unsworth in the Lancashire fusiliers but very little details on him.
Name:
W UNSWORTH
Private: 4781
5th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers
Notes:
The Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
Medal roll 179 Page 191 & 250

Migky  ;)
Title: Re: Cpl William Unsworth
Post by: migky on October 21, 2010, 02:47:29 PM
If the Robert Unsworth at the 37 West Dixon  street was his brother, then this is his medal card.
Click for Robert's Medal card (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=5867496&queryType=1&resultcount=22)

This is from the 1918 absent voters list for 37 West Dixon street:
Robert Unsworth
Sgt 55942
296 company Rly. Trp
Royal Engineers.

Migky  ;)
Title: Re: Cpl William Unsworth
Post by: johnno on November 02, 2010, 11:18:27 AM
Thanks for the help Chaps, I will pass this information on to a pal of mine who has wrote a song about William, He has quite a bit of stuff on him already, including letters he sent home to his wife and children. Thanks Chaps.