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1939 - 1945 / 3525525 Pte H Hill
« Last post by Bob.NB on May 05, 2023, 04:58:21 PM »
I'm having a look at some of my WWII medal groups as it has become obvious to me that some groups are figments of people's imagination (some are genuine mistakes but others with a view to deceive).
I have a "group" to 3525526 Pte H Hill which comprises GSM clasp "PALESTINE", 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star and War Medal 1939-45. The award of the GSM is verified on the medal roll.
The medals are mounted for wear on a bar but they all look a bit too neat and with new ribbons.
The "group" gives the impression of someone who was in Singapore in 1940/41 but if so, it should have a Defence Medal.
I have studied the Manchester Regiment roll for Singapore and Thailand etc and can find no mention of Pte Hill, and have searched online but without any luck.
It may be that he was in Singapore and was one of the lucky few who were reposted before the Japanese invasion, but I feel that this is grasping at straws.
I can't apply for his papers from the MoD because as I know so little about him, I cannot get a death certificate.
Has anyone got any information on Pte H Hill?
Any help most gratefully received as always.
Many thanks and best wishes.
Newly Commemorated Men (CWGC) / Re: Pte 1551 / 376738 George Warburton
« Last post by Tim Bell on May 05, 2023, 11:08:28 AM »
George’s headstone has now been erected. Great work by PaulC & credit to CWGC for doing the work & letting me know.
Hi Richard,
The medical records for 19th Gen Hosp, Alexandria show Harry had 16 yrs service, including 6 weeks overseas – having disembarked at Gallipoli 24/07/1915.  He died from dysentery at 12.25am on 18/08/1915, after 4 days treatment.
Your comment that Harry enlisted in 1914, varies from the recorded length of service (explaining his SNCO Rank) and I wonder where you found this?  It is possible he has previously served (not necessarily Manchesters) and then re-enlisted?  It's also possible he didn't initially Embody for overseas service in August 1914. I’m also wondering if served in the Boer War….
Harry's widow, Helen Jane received a pension for herself and their daughter (your mother?), Kathleen Patricia. 36 Seedley Road, Pendleton, later 79 Norton Street, Old Trafford.
Welcome to the fourm.
Welcome to the forum Richard
The other book can be downloaded here

The War Diaries for Gallipoli are only available through Ancestry.

 Hello Richard
 Welcome to the forum.

 There are a couple of free books on the 7th Bn.
 Also you can download the war diaries from the National archives.

 Follow the link below to the book The Seventh Manchesters, by S. J. Wilson,

 Link to the National archives.

 If no one else finds the link to the other book I'll have a look when I get back later.

 Good luck with your research.
My Grandfather was in 1/7th TF  enlisted in September 1914 (I think posted to  2/7th Reserve Battalion )  and in the Gallipoli campaign Died 18/08/1915  but trying to determine his actual Regiment and company and date of landing ( Believed to be 24/07/1915 as a reinforcement to 1/7th Bttl on Gallipoli ) and where on the Peninsula?

Any insights most welcome as tring to determine his beach landing area and engagement /battle history ?


(Date of death changed from 2023. Tim.)
Newly Commemorated Men (CWGC) / Re: 23453 edward loughman
« Last post by Tim Bell on April 27, 2023, 03:16:15 PM »
Edward Loughman's commemoration was accepted today and entered in the UKBOR.
Frank Reid's commemoration was accepted today and entered in the UKBOR.
Newly Commemorated Men (CWGC) / Re: 12117 cornelius lilley
« Last post by Tim Bell on April 27, 2023, 03:11:37 PM »
Cornelius Lilley's commemoration was accepted today and entered in the UKBOR.
Newly Commemorated Men (CWGC) / Re: isaac harrison
« Last post by Tim Bell on April 27, 2023, 03:09:39 PM »
Isaac Harrison's commemoration was accepted today and entered in the UKBOR.
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