Author Topic: Researching my Grandad Ronald Worthington  (Read 2815 times)

worthij

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Researching my Grandad Ronald Worthington
« on: February 14, 2009, 01:53:53 PM »
Hi

I am researching my Grandad for a presentation I want to do at his 90th birthday this May. He signed up in the Manchester Regiment and started his training on the floor of a requisitioned house in Audenshaw. He entered France via Dunkirk, passing through Belgium and Holland. Ron was wounded in Germany when his truck hit a land mine whilst he was riding at the rear of the truck. He was eventually invalided out of the Army after rehabilitation at Wrightington Hospital and in Bradford. His Army career had its interesting escapades, on the 2nd February 1945 Ron had a spectacular celebration in Holland (in a Monastry!).

If you can give me anymore information about his time served or his regiment, I would really appreciate it.

thanks

Janet

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Re: Researching my Grandad Ronald Worthington
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 03:13:22 PM »
Hi worthij

Welcome to the forum, I'm sure that someone will be able to help.

Timberman

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Re: Researching my Grandad Ronald Worthington
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 05:37:34 PM »
Hi Janet and a Warm Welcome to our Forum !

It sounds like you are justly proud of your Grandfather, do you know if he ever applied for his service record?

You say "he entered France via Dunkirk, passing through Belgium and Holland"  ........ I really don't know anything too specific regarding The Manchester Regiment in WW2, however I have a slight problem with that as Dunkirk is mostly known as an escape route back to England, the last evacuation point,

to try to help solve that problem, do you happen to know which Battalion of The Manchester Regiment he was in ?

What I'm thinking is perhaps he was evacuated from Dunkirk and then went back into France at the "D-Day" landings ???

Wendi  :)
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