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davesmum

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Dardanelles ?
« on: August 14, 2009, 10:45:25 PM »
Hi ,this might seem like a daft question ,but how did the Manchester Regiment get to the Dardanelles in 1915 ? If it was by boat ,where did it leave from and is there any way of finding out the name of the vessel ? I'm interested in how my William Townley of the 1/9th Battalion got there .

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tisgrannie

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Re: Dardanelles ?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 02:35:59 AM »
Hi Davesmum. if I'm not mistaken it tells you on the soldiers sevice record. This can be found on Ancestry, not sure if they are all done. Ancestry were adding them in alphabetical order. Someone may come along and tell me differently. I think the fact it is the name Townley it may be a while. I will hve a look for you.
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JC

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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009, 07:59:13 AM »
Ancestry are up to the letter N, although they seem to be being updated all the time, there's still no way of knowing yet whether the records you want will be on there anyway, 60% of the records were destroyed during WW2, I have 3 Johnson brothers who I haven't manage to find records for.

Jane :)

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Re: Dardanelles ?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 09:06:32 AM »
the 42nd division which included the 9th manchesters,left southampton,on 10th sept 1914,the 1/7th manchesters,were on board the grantully castle,there were 14 ships in the convoy,plus one ammo ship,escorted by the cruiser,HMS minerva
the division,took with them,5600 horses,38+15 pounder guns,12 howitzers,24 machine guns,239 carts and 400 wagons

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davesmum

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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 02:13:07 PM »
Thanks tisgrannie and JC ,and Mack as usual a whole lot of new info for me .Thank you very much for taking the time to look for me .

davesmum ;D

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Re: Dardanelles ?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 11:43:35 PM »
Davesmum

what you may be missing here is that the Dardanelles are the straits at Gallipoli

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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009, 08:21:12 AM »
hi davesmum,   link, http://www.iwm.org.uk/upload/package/2/gallipoli/index.htm,  lots of info, tonyrod
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davesmum

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Re: Dardanelles ?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2009, 10:02:22 PM »
Thanks harribobs and timberman ,forgive my ignorance about the Dardanelles . I had the info from the article the Colonel had found for me out of the Reporter ,which had reported William Townley had been killed in the Dardanelles on June 5th 1915.There is a photo of William in the newspaper ,I would love to know where they had the photo from ,any ideas ? ???

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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009, 11:00:03 PM »
the reporters from the ashton reporter were all over ashton looking for stories and pictures,they called at many homes,it was probably supplied by his family.

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davesmum

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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2009, 11:08:54 PM »
Hi Mack ,now I hadn't thought of that !! I've even taken to looking on ebay to see if there's anything for him .

davesmum :)

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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2009, 11:15:17 PM »
tony lists all the medals and quite a lot of other articles to the regiment whcih are sold through ebay, you may not be able to trace them once they are gone but you never know

certainly worth a search on the section

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Re: Dardanelles ?
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2009, 06:51:11 AM »
HI DAVESMUM, there is a photo in ,the colonels http://ashtonpals.webs.com/1915page4.htm,
tony

davesmum

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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2009, 02:02:52 PM »
Thanks harribobs and tonyrod ,I have been looking at the lists for the medals ,who knows one day .To see a photo of William Townley in the Colonels book ,that was something .

davesmum :)