Recent Posts

Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10]
91
Links / Re: Bury Archives - Obituary Photos
« Last post by Tim Bell on August 15, 2021, 07:39:26 AM »
Well spotted Mack,

CROOK  SETH 37 06/11/1918 Serjeant Manchester Regiment 17th Bn. '47426' United Kingdom BURNLEY CEMETERY Husband of Isabella Hargreaves (formerly Crook), of 43, Temple Street, Burnley. 3 Children. Former resident of King Street, Bury. France after 1915. Died from GSW to head on 23/03/1918 and severe fits due to service at 4th London Gen Hospital, Denmark Hill.
92
Links / Re: Bury Archives - Obituary Photos
« Last post by mack on August 15, 2021, 03:10:29 AM »
thats a nice find tim,thanks
i came across three more for you while looking for 16th men
seth crook
john robert farrelly
arthur worrall

mack
93
1914 - 1918 / Re: Two soldiers same number.
« Last post by mack on August 14, 2021, 04:47:22 PM »
hiya neil
you also have a problem with crossovers between the 1st and 2nd batts in 1914,by the end of august 1914 no more men were being sent to the 1st bttalion because they would have recieved orders that they were going to france,and the 2nd battalion were in need of reinforcements after their heavy losses,some of these men would have come from the 1st battalion.

mack
94
1914 - 1918 / Re: Two soldiers same number.
« Last post by mack on August 14, 2021, 04:32:05 PM »
hiya neil
he was discharged from the 3rd battalion,he enlisted on 20th february 1908 in either the 1st or 2nd battalion,so your still right

mack
95
Links / Re: Bury Archives - Obituary Photos
« Last post by Tim Bell on August 14, 2021, 03:09:50 PM »
HUBBARD THOMAS 24 11/07/1916 Private '8189' CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION SON OF ROBERT AND BETSY HUBBARD, OF 25, BOND STREET, BURY, LANCS. 8189.  Employed as clerk at Calico Printers Association. Nonconformist lay preacher. Enlisted 03/09/1914. Trained XIV Pln. France 08/11/1915. GSW Head Trones Wood 09/07/1916. Died 5th CCS.
Obit
Better photo from family.
96
Links / Re: Bury Archives - Obituary Photos
« Last post by Tim Bell on August 14, 2021, 02:53:01 PM »
HOWARTH          HERBERT             H            21                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8658’    PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT              Son of Robert and Mary Ann Howarth, of 100, Walmersley Rd., Bury, Lancs. Worked for Parr’s Bank, Bury, he  was originally buried in the French line of attack in the area of Faviere and Faviere Support trench, forming the German front line.  Herbert was last seen in Montauban near a crushed dugout on 2nd July[12].  One may speculate he had been directed, or helped eastwards, where he may have been killed on the battlefield and buried close by.  There is no other explanation why Herbert was buried in the French area.  The other men buried in the plot are August 1916 losses from other Divisions.  The group were relocated to Peronne Road in October 1918. Brother Ernest was also killed on 1st July.

Photos of Ernest and Herbert in archive. Herbert's is better from RBS Archive
97
Links / Re: Bury Archives - Obituary Photos
« Last post by Tim Bell on August 14, 2021, 02:43:41 PM »
HARDMAN GEORGE 28  01/07/1916  Private  17th Bn '9273'  THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Mrs. Hardman, of 31, Oxford St., Bury; husband of Florrie Hardman, of 34, Cecil St., Bury, Lancs. One child. Formerly employed at Wrigley's paper mill, Heap Bridge. Attended Bank Street Unitarian Church. Previous Service Lancs Fusils. Enlisted 09/02/1915.  France 08/11/1915. Killed in action.
98
Links / Re: Bury Archives - Obituary Photos
« Last post by Tim Bell on August 14, 2021, 02:24:38 PM »
RICHARDSON WILLIAM  39  09/09/1917  Private  17th Bn.  '203181' POND FARM CEMETERY Son of the late John and Betsy Richardson, of Bury; husband of Edith Richardson of 121 Birley Street, Bury. Overseas with 5th Bttn (6697) after 1915. Lewis Gunner. KIA  by German shell at Wijschaete. His son Clarence was lost at Sea in the Dover Patrol in 1918. 
99
Links / Bury Archives - Obituary Photos
« Last post by Tim Bell on August 14, 2021, 02:07:47 PM »
Hundreds of images in alphabetical order, but no apperent index at the moment. There is a good search function. I'm going to see if there are any 17th Bn men hidden away.
Here's what they say:-
These photographs have been extracted from the following newspapers: The Bury Times, The Bury Guardian, The Radcliffe Times, The Radcliffe Guardian, and The Ramsbottom Observer. This collection represents all the Bury Soldiers that were listed in the local newspapers regardless of regiment or location. If they appeared in one of the papers then they have been included in this collection. These images are not high quality due to the nature of the source but we do have plans to add higher quality images in future. These images also give the soldiers last known address which we have made every attempt to show on a map. In the instances where their last known address no longer exists we will be plotting the present day location.
https://www.buryarchivesonline.co.uk/soldier-records
100
1914 - 1918 / Re: Two soldiers same number.
« Last post by Timberman on August 14, 2021, 09:03:22 AM »

 I think I'm wrong although most were from the 4th some were from the 3rd,
 as in the case of Adam Victor Dye 1491, went to France 25/6/1915, discharged 18/7/1918.
 Died 09 January 1919 Age 28 years old. Listed on the CWGC site as 3rd Bn manchesters.

 Neil
Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10]