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George Thacker Silver War Badge
« on: August 03, 2009, 04:45:06 PM »
I have been given an extremely faded photo of a George Thacker who served in the Manchesters, what Battalion I don't know.  However, he is wearing a Silver War Badge and, so the family story goes, was invalided out following being twice wounded.
He was born in Leeds in 1891 but moved to Manchester prior to the war.  He married in September 1917, whilst living at 45 Milton Street, Manchester. He eventually died, (supposedly from the aftermath of mustard gas poisoning),in 1926 in Bradford, Manchester.

I assume that there is a list somewhere , albeit a huge one, of recipients of the Silver War Badge so could I be pointed in the right direction please?  I would also like any other info' about this distant relative. Thanks.
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Re: George Thacker Silver War Badge
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 06:46:28 PM »
hi peebee, found two in the man reg, do you have his number ? someone will i think be along later to help you out more. tonyrod

Description Medal card of Thacker, George
Corps Regiment No Rank
Manchester Regiment 12471 Private
 
Date 1914-1920
Catalogue reference
  

Description Medal card of Thacker, George
Corps Regiment No Rank
Manchester Regiment 7264 Private
East Lancashire Regiment 32525 Private
 
Date 1914-1920
Catalogue reference WO 372/19
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Re: George Thacker Silver War Badge
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 10:46:20 PM »
Hi PeeBee ! Welcome to TMF

Actually I can see 2 Medal Index Cards (usually our first point of reference for a WW1 Vet) and neither show a Silver War Badge

1. George Thacker     Manchester Regiment, 7264, East. Lances Reg. 32525

2. George Thacker     Manchester Regiment     12471

Both survived past 1921.

Wendi  :)
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Re: George Thacker Silver War Badge
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2009, 12:00:44 AM »
7264 g thacker was in the 16th manchesters and 12471 was in the 19th battalion,there should be a picture of both of them,in the book of honour

mack ;D

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Re: George Thacker Silver War Badge
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 01:09:06 AM »
Thanks for the information.  It looks like I will have to keep looking because he definitely died in 1921.  I will also see if I can get anymore information from an elderly relative.

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Re: George Thacker Silver War Badge
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 08:01:46 AM »
HI PEEBEE,   found 27 george thacker on medal cards,  listed only two from lancashire regiments. tonyrod

Medal card of Thacker, George
Corps Regiment No Rank
Lancashire Fusiliers 21746 Private
Labour Corps 551527 Private
Date 1914-1920
Catalogue reference WO 372/19 

 Medal card of Thacker, George H
Corps Regiment No Rank
King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 27318 Private 
Date 1914-1920
Catalogue reference WO 372/19 

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Re: George Thacker Silver War Badge
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2009, 09:15:04 AM »
if you can produce a medal index card with a page number for a SWB I will have a look for you.

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Re: George Thacker Silver War Badge
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2009, 09:32:15 AM »
 :-\ Wendi
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Re: George Thacker Silver War Badge
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2009, 09:39:42 AM »
PeeBee !  do you know where he died?

The only George Thacker on the England & Wales Death Index I can see is a George S Thacker aged 72 whose death was registered in N. Bierley  :-\

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Re: George Thacker Silver War Badge
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2009, 10:30:15 AM »
this is the only death i can find   all the rest were either to old or to young to have been in ww1 and fits in  with peebee's  dates

Deaths Mar 1926   (88%)
Thacker  George  35  Manchester N.  8d 749    
also,
Marriages Sep 1917   (>99%)
Thacker  George  Esther Stubbs  Prestwich  8d 456  
  
Births Mar 1892   (>99%)
Thacker  George     Leeds  9b 411  

Births Jun 1921   (>99%)
THACKER  Marjorie  Stubbs  Prestwich  8d 811    


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Re: George Thacker Silver War Badge
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2009, 11:11:14 AM »
Sorry to have put you to so much trouble but after a long, meandering, conversation with my aged relative I have found that the George Thacker I am after is indeed the one who died March/April 1926.  And, he is the one who married Esther Stubbs.  So it looks like tonyrod got the one.  Any information on this George's service career will be much appreciated.

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Re: George Thacker Silver War Badge
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2009, 11:17:50 AM »
Sorry to have put you to so much trouble but after a long, meandering, conversation with my aged relative I have found that the George Thacker I am after is indeed the one who died March/April 1926. 

No problem PeeBee !!

It's often worth recording these long, meandering conversations.....it's amazing how often something later comes to light, and you think "Oh that's what they meant"  :D

It's possible that his service record survives at Kew.  Ancestry are currently digitalizing them but have not got to the T's yet, so it would mean waiting, or visiting Kew, or getting a researcher to check for you.

Wendi  :)
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Re: George Thacker Silver War Badge
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2009, 11:29:36 AM »
Do any of these names from the 1901 Census mean anything  RG13; Piece: 4249; Folio: 97; Page: 13.

25, Bexley Terrace, Potter Newton, Leeds

Elizabeth Thacker  40
Edward Thacker    10
Sidney J Thacker    17
Lewis Thacker    14
Edith Thacker    11
George Thacker    9
Mabel Thacker    6
Howard Thacker    4
Frank Thacker    1
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Re: George Thacker Silver War Badge
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2009, 11:37:15 AM »
PeeBee

i wouldn't mind seeing the photo as well if you don't mind

chris
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Re: George Thacker Silver War Badge
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2009, 12:05:00 PM »
in case wendi  as linked on to something,  it would be  something for 5 brothers  not including young frank
 (could have gone in underage  though, ]  to survive the war providing they all went in,

Description Medal card of Thacker, Lewis      2 more listed
Corps Regiment No Rank
Yorkshire Regiment 7790 Serjeant  
Date 1914-1920
Catalogue reference WO 372/19  

Medal card of Thacker, Howard          only one
Corps Regiment No Rank
Royal Lancaster Regiment 11004 Private
Army Cyclist Corps 7547 Private
East Yorkshire Regiment 36502 Private
Machine Gun Corps 159670 Private  
Date 1914-1920
Catalogue reference WO 372/19  

 Medal card of Thacker, Sidney        6 more listed
Corps Regiment No Rank
West Yorkshire Regiment 62239 Private
Machine Gun Corps 172055 Private  
Date 1914-1920
Catalogue reference WO 372/19  

edward thacker       5 listed
 Medal card of Thacker, Frank
Corps Regiment No Rank
West Yorkshire Regiment 64319 Private    just in case he did sign up  a possable
Date 1914-1920
Catalogue reference WO 372/19 

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