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The Great War => 1914 - 1918 => Topic started by: dodd1947 on September 09, 2011, 08:26:31 PM

Title: Hello
Post by: dodd1947 on September 09, 2011, 08:26:31 PM
 I am pleased to be part on this group
 I am researching my grandfather .He died on the 22 march 1918 flanders. He was part of the 18th Battalion ,his name was Charles Henry Selby . Can anybody point me in the right direction.

   Thanks
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: timberman on September 09, 2011, 08:33:26 PM
Hi dodd1947
Welcome to the forum.
I'll just move this over to the 1914-1918 section
Timberman
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Wendi on September 09, 2011, 08:37:58 PM
Hi Dodd and Welcome !

What do you know about him so far? The CWGC has him as 17th Bn. C H SELBY
Manchester Regiment
Unit Text:    17th Bn.
Date of Death:    22/03/1918
Service No:    12696
Casualty Type:    Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:    I. G. 18.
Cemetery:    SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY

Wendi  :)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: timberman on September 09, 2011, 08:38:47 PM
Hi
This is his entry in the soldiers that died and has him listed in the 17th Battalion

Name:    Charles Henry Selby
Birth Place:    Ardwick, Manchester
Residence:    Moston, Manchester
Death Date:    22 Mar 1918
Death Location:    France & Flanders
Enlistment Location:    Manchester
Rank:    Private
Regiment:    Manchester Regiment
Battalion:    17th Battalion
Number:    12696
Type of Casualty:    Killed in action
Theatre of War:    Western European Theatre

Timberman
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: timberman on September 09, 2011, 08:39:44 PM
Sorry Wendi
must have posted at the same time :)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: timberman on September 09, 2011, 08:44:28 PM
 His Medal index card has the following information.

He entered the war on the 8th of November 1915 and was entitled to the 1915star, Victory and British medals. It also say that death was assumed on the 22nd of March 1918.

Timberman
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: kingo on September 09, 2011, 08:48:03 PM
He originally enlisted in the 19th Battalion in 1914 and was posted to the 17th Battalion on its disbandment in February 1918. He is on this photograph somewhere-but we dont know where.

http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=4850.0  (Click to follow link)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: dodd1947 on September 09, 2011, 08:48:44 PM
Thanks to you both  I am his grandson , and as part of my research into my family tree ,I am after as much information about him as possible. Do you know whether there is any photos of the battalion , and where I could get his sevice records from.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: timberman on September 09, 2011, 08:49:57 PM
 I've look on Ancestry but there does not look like there are any service records
Timberman
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Wendi on September 09, 2011, 09:04:50 PM
In the excitement I think you might have missed Kingo's post !

He originally enlisted in the 19th Battalion in 1914 and was posted to the 17th Battalion on its disbandment in February 1918. He is on this photograph somewhere-but we dont know where.

http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=4850.0  (Click to follow link)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: tonyrod on September 10, 2011, 09:23:18 AM
hi dodd, check these links it will help you understand ,
he was with the 21st brigade when k.i.a. the Battle of St Quentin, 21 - 23 March 1918.

http://www.themanchesters.org/The%2019th%20bn%20part%201.htm
http://www.1914-1918.net/30div.htm