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Pte .M.F.Hodgson.Manchester Regiment.Any idea what battalion?
« on: October 25, 2008, 05:40:52 PM »
Hi,Any idea what battalion 5748 Pte M.F.Hodgson Manchester regiment served in? any other infomation would be greatfuly recieved.Thanks,Paul.

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Re: Pte .M.F.Hodgson.Manchester Regiment.Any idea what battalion?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2008, 06:19:28 PM »
Hi hope this is Ok for you, you can look up the Bn info on our main site. I'll try to attempt to load his Medal Card for you. Welcome by the way,
regards
tisgrannie
sorry my laptop is not doing what I tell it!!!! I have forwarded Medal Card to harribob to see if he can get it on for you.
Best wishes and welcome.
Well done the Colonel!!!
tis
« Last Edit: October 25, 2008, 06:48:21 PM by tisgrannie »

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Re: Pte .M.F.Hodgson.Manchester Regiment.Any idea what battalion?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2008, 06:24:02 PM »
Hello Paul, and welcome to the Manchester Regiment Forum. Pte. 5748 Manus Francis Hodgson served in the 13th Battalion.

Manus was born in Philadelphia, USA. He enlisted in Ashton Under Lyne on 14th Sept 1914. He was nineteen years old at the time, and was a Fitter by trade. he stood 5ft 6 1/4 inches high and weighed 122 1/2lbs. He had a fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes and was Roman Catholic.
Next of kin, Mother Ellen, of 177 Belle View St. Gorton.

He embarked onboard a ship at Folkestone on the 6th Sept 1915, and disembarked at Bolougne on the 7th Sept 1915.
He later embarked onboard a ship at Marseilles on 29th October 1915, and disembarked at Salonica 6th Nov 1915, where he remained until 4th August 1918. Manus was then sent to France until 9th Feb 1919 after which he returned to the UK. He was discharged on 8th March 1919.

He was entitled to the 1914 -1915 Star, British Medal and Victory Medal.
Hope this info helps.

Regards,
The Colonel.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2008, 06:32:49 PM by The Colonel »

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Re: Pte .M.F.Hodgson.Manchester Regiment.Any idea what battalion?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2008, 09:54:43 PM »
courtesy of Tis, here is Manus's medal index card

is this the first american we've got serving in the manchesters??

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Re: Pte .M.F.Hodgson.Manchester Regiment.Any idea what battalion?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2008, 10:13:57 PM »
all thing being equal...  ( i have never worked out where that came from)

we should have an interesting article about Salonika coming up!  :o
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Pte .M.F.Hodgson.Manchester Regiment.Any idea what battalion?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2008, 11:24:38 PM »
Thanks Chief,
tis

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Re: Pte .M.F.Hodgson.Manchester Regiment.Any idea what battalion?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2008, 12:22:18 AM »
courtesy of Tis, here is Manus's medal index card

is this the first american we've got serving in the manchesters??

chris
no chris.
pte 11606 harold moe,who was killed in action,on 23rd july 1916,was born in san antonio,texas,he enlisted a few days before manus.

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Re: Pte .M.F.Hodgson.Manchester Regiment.Any idea what battalion?
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2008, 04:55:13 PM »
Hi,First of all thank you to the forum members for the friendly and informative replies to my query.Very much appreciated.Regards,Paul.