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Came across this photo of Holberton as a young Adjutant

Also Lt Col Watson and Major Baldwin
1899 - 1902 / 8259 Lance Sgt Harry Monkhouse - 2nd Vol Bn - any information appreciated
« Last post by TJ1GH on October 20, 2023, 03:23:35 PM »
Hello everyone,

I came across the photo I have attached of my Great Great Uncle's grave in Harrismith.

He was Harry Monkhouse of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion. I came across the photo while researching a different family member but would love to know anything more about him or his service between 1899 and his death in January 1902.

Any context or information would be amazing. Are there any known photos of that company?

best wishes,

1914 - 1918 / Re: RSM John Parker DCM 6141 2nd Battalion Died of Wounds 16/4/16
« Last post by D Cross on October 20, 2023, 03:10:37 PM »
I’m the local CWGC Eyes On Hands On volunteer and RSM Parker’s grave is on my patch. Sadly the rules are very strict for Personal Markers (none CWGC Headstones) we can only tidy the grave and not allowed to clean the headstone. Should at any point the name or headstone become unreadable then the commission will replace it - so sadly it is what it is, however I do attend to the grave at least 3 times a year and also place a RBL cross in remembrance each year.
Non Commissioned Graves / Re: thomas dewan
« Last post by PaulC on October 20, 2023, 01:09:18 PM »
Battalion photo on FMP:

Born at Nenagh, Tipperary; Roman Catholic. Formerly 846 and 3167 Leinster Regiment, enlisted on 19/09/1891, discharged on 13/12/1913; served in South Africa 1900-1901. Re-enlisted into the Manchester Regiment on 08/09/1914 and discharged with SWB on 22/10/1917. No apparent mention of his disability in any of his service papers. Death registered at Salford.
1914 - 1918 / Re: 2nd Lt Hubert Gaukroger 1st Bn. Manchester Regt. KIA 2.4.17
« Last post by Tim Bell on October 15, 2023, 07:51:54 AM »
Just to extend the thread on 2/Lt Gaukroger, here's an excellent record with photos etc
63rd Regiment 1758 - 1881 / Re: Early photographs of officers of the 63rd
« Last post by themonsstar on October 14, 2023, 03:22:32 PM »
Cheers Tim, I appreciate you looking and re-post the link.
Newly Commemorated Men (CWGC) / Re: Pte 1178 Martin Dooley
« Last post by Tim Bell on October 13, 2023, 12:17:54 PM »
Martin Dooley was accepted for commemoration today.
1914 - 1918 / Re: Hello and thank you for accepting me into the forum
« Last post by malcolmraf on October 13, 2023, 11:44:19 AM »
Hello Tim,

Thank you for the reply and the welcome. I will try what you suggest regarding the numbers and see what turns up - every little helps.

Many thanks

Hello / MOVED: Hello and thank you for accepting me into the forum
« Last post by Tim Bell on October 12, 2023, 04:48:38 PM »
1914 - 1918 / 50361 Pte Albert Mansfield - 16th Bn
« Last post by Tim Bell on October 12, 2023, 04:48:30 PM »

Have a look at the Manchester Hill record.

I concur with your thought that Albert was probably conscripted. As was born in 1881 and had a wife and daughter this may have been late in 1916, amybe after.  If you check other records (service, pension & SWB) of men with similar service numbers you may tighten up the date a little.

Welcome to the forum.

I've moved the post to 1914-18 so its more visible
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