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Non Commissioned Graves / Peter Connor 9466 (615616 Labour Corps)
« Last post by PaulC on Today at 02:02:51 AM »
Pte Peter Connor (or named Counas on several pension cards), 9466 Manchester Regiment, enlisted on 15/09/1903, transferred to 615616 Labour Corps 16/08/1918. Served in France from 05/12/1914 - 11/02/1915 and 26/06/1915 - 11/02/1919. Transfered to Class Z reserves on demobilisation 13/03/1919. Claimed disabilities were rheumatiam from exposure and life in trenches, commencing Feb 1916, and effects of ague from Jan 1915. Myalgia attrib. 30% disablement. Born in St Helens 1967? Formerly a lead worker, of 37 Pocket Nook Street, St Helens. His only named relative was an uncle, William Connor of 46 Pocket Nook Street, St Helens. Died on 25/07/1919 from disease (myalgia?) and buried at St Helens Cemetery, plot 32.271.
Hello / Re: Hello
« Last post by pjberry153 on September 23, 2023, 09:44:16 AM »
I’ve just joined for two reasons mainly.
Firstly I have a great uncle who served and died in the 12th Battalion and I’m trying to build up a picture of his service.
Secondly, I have a battered copy of the 1916 book “Manchester City Battalions Roll of Honour”. This has the names of soldiers in the 16th -23rd Service Battalions in the 90th Infantry Brigade .
Each platoon has a group photo as well as the names. There are also lists by employer of who has joined up.
I’m happy to look for anyone if forum members want to get in touch. No charge but please be patient!
1914 - 1918 / Re: Pte John Murphy
« Last post by Timberman on September 23, 2023, 08:39:18 AM »

 There are a couple of free books on the internet of the
 7th Bn.
 That may help.
1914 - 1918 / Re: Pte John Murphy
« Last post by Wheres me jumpa on September 23, 2023, 08:34:30 AM »
Ha small world!

Sorry I wasn't able to search pre registration!
1914 - 1918 / Re: Pte John Murphy
« Last post by Timberman on September 23, 2023, 08:31:11 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

 If you follow this link it will take you to the topic that someone else was asking about
 the same person in 2018.

 Good luck with your research.
1914 - 1918 / Pte John Murphy
« Last post by Wheres me jumpa on September 23, 2023, 07:53:32 AM »
Hi All,

I have been researching my great grandfather John Murphy who fought in World War One. I have his TA service number and his regiment number. I  can find his medal card which lists a victory medal.

I'm trying to piece together where he fought and struggling to work out his battalion.

 Can anyone help?

Name: Pte John Murphy
Regiment number 3717 / 158156
Manchester regiment / machine gun corps
Mack's Miscellany / Re: Cecil F G Humphries
« Last post by Tim Bell on September 16, 2023, 03:50:15 PM »
Cecil Humphries captured my imagination, so I did a bit of research.
Non Commissioned Graves / John Connor 37028
« Last post by PaulC on September 16, 2023, 01:09:52 AM »
John Connor, 35910 (or 359102) Labour Corps, ex-Manchester Regiment 37028, also ex-KLR? Enlisted on 19/08/1914; medical record on FMP shows he was hospitalised (in India?) due to heatstroke in August 1916. Discharged on 11/01/1919 and issued with SWB, disabilty was chronic nephritis aggravated by 20%. Service record not found. Apparently died on 09/07/1921, cause not known. Unmarried man born around 1868, address was 3 Dryden Street, Scotland Road, Liverpool, but not found at this address in the 1921 Census. No obvious match in death index.
Hello / Re: Hello
« Last post by Tim Bell on September 14, 2023, 01:24:05 PM »
Welcome to the Forum GH.
I suggest you open a thread for each of the men (1914-18 Section) and let us know what records you have.  Members then may be able to add to bits and bobs.
Hello / Hello
« Last post by Mr.GH on September 12, 2023, 09:17:38 AM »
I have been reasearching my family history for quite a while now, but have only just found that the husband of the sistster my Great Great Grandfather was a solider in the Manchesters.
I believe that he and his brother who was also married to another sister of my GGGF were in the 11th Battalion.
He fought and unfortunely died at Gallipoli, whilst his brother survived.
So this will be the focus of my research.
Looking forward to examining the records held here.
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