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Offline matthew lucas

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3rd and 4th militia battalion manchester regt
« on: February 11, 2010, 08:17:52 PM »
does anyone have any trace of: Charles dillion 3rd Militia Battalion, matthew lowe 4th militia battalion and possibly 1st battalion both possibly service in boer War, later service in WW1 and possibly arthur magenis, any help greatly appreciated
matthew

Offline mack

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Re: 3rd and 4th militia battalion manchester regt
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 02:36:21 AM »
pte 3065 charles dillon
enl 7-9-14
aged 33
3rd manchesters[C.coy]
carter
40 clifford st,lower opensaw
married miss emma turner at st.andrews church,ancoats 1-5-1901
children
annie 13-10-02.
edith 20-5-04.christened 1-6-04
emily 1-4-09.christened 21-4-09
lilian 5-10-10
charles 30-4-12.christened 15-5-12
3065 was his pre war army number
discharged as unlikely to be an efficient soldier[varicous veins]on 7-10-14
re-enlisted 8-7-15 at palatine buildings
pte 24950
discharged to classW on 29-7-16
finally discharged as surplus to military requirments on 20-1-19

classW is where a man can be sent back to his former employment or employed in work towards the war effort
formerly served 6yrs in the 3rd militia battalion,manchester regt

mack ;D

Offline matthew lucas

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Re: 3rd and 4th militia battalion manchester regt
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 06:35:00 PM »
many thanks,
i remember the son charles teling us as kids that his dad had served in south africa, what do you think? he was in the militia at the right time but did he go i wonder?
matt