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Willi Tilsley

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Frederick Harland Tilsley
« on: February 19, 2010, 07:28:08 AM »
Hi I live in South Africa and so cannot do any physical research in the UK. I am working on my family tree and would be interested in how I find out about my grand dad Frederick Harland Tilsley who fought in both wars. He died on 9 Jan 1918 during WW1 military service in Windhoek German South West Afica. I recently obtained his SA WW1 war record. This record indicates that he served 9 years in the Manchester Regiment. He was born in 1875 in Cheshire before moving to Gorton. He married during the Boer War and stayed in SA. Any service history will be of great help. Regards Willi Tilsley

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Re: Frederick Harland Tilsley
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010, 08:01:08 AM »
hi willi, and welcome to the forum, could you post the info from his SA WW1 war record this will save some time . tonyrod

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Re: Frederick Harland Tilsley
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 08:31:38 AM »
Hi Tonyrod,
FH Tilsley joined 10 th Regiment Witwatersrand Rifles on 28 Aug 1914 Service No 111 served until end of hostilities 16 Aug 1915 service German South West Africa rank Cpl awarded 1914 15 star. Enlisted 11 th Regiment Rand Light Infantry 14 Jan 1916 Service No 8754 service German East Africa discharged medically unfit malaria 14 Aug 1917 rank Lcpl. Enlisted SA Service Corps date unknown Service No 2054 service German South West Africa rank private died 9 Jan 1918.
Regards Willi

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Re: Frederick Harland Tilsley
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 08:54:25 AM »
HI WILLI, i have moved this to general discussion in the hope of more help,you could post in the boar war section for his time  in the manchester regiment i am sure this would help. tonyrod

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Re: Frederick Harland Tilsley
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010, 09:43:03 AM »
Tony/Willi

i think this would be better in the boer war section, they may be able to trace him better there

cheers

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Re: Frederick Harland Tilsley
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2010, 06:47:54 PM »
cheers chris ,i was not 100% sure were to post for the best.

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Re: Frederick Harland Tilsley
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010, 08:52:52 AM »
There is a F Tilsley in the 2nd Battalion. He was awarded the QSA & KSA Medals

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Re: Frederick Harland Tilsley
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2010, 11:55:10 AM »
Hi Themonstarr,
Absolutely fanststic. He's the one. His birth certificate also onty uses F. One small piece of help please. When I enlarge the QSA the words break up and are rereadable. Can you perhaps decipher for me and tell which clasps he was entitled to.
Thanks Willi

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Re: Frederick Harland Tilsley
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010, 02:47:49 PM »
Hi Willi

If you PM me with your E-mail I will post you the pages.

Cheers Roy

Willi Tilsley

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Re: Frederick Harland Tilsley
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2010, 03:32:52 PM »
Hi Roy
That will be great. My mail is (I have removed your e-mail address, just so you don't get junk mail)
Thanks in advance Willi.
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Willi Tilsley

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Re: Frederick Harland Tilsley
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2010, 03:37:18 PM »
QSA Medal Roll. The note appears to read that the QSA medal was returned to Woolwich. Is it possible that the medal was never issued to Sgt Tilsley as he remained in South Africa. Can anyone help? Willi

Willi Tilsley

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Re: Frederick Harland Tilsley
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2010, 06:18:33 AM »
Morning.
Does anybody perhaps have any info or a copy of the 2nd Manchesters Boer War Diaries?
Willi

Willi Tilsley

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Re: Frederick Harland Tilsley
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2010, 07:05:43 AM »
2nd Battalion Movements
I am looking for any information on the 2nd Battalion's movements between 1893 and 1900 when the Battalion departed from Southampton for South Africa.
Thanks Willi

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Re: Frederick Harland Tilsley
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2010, 10:17:20 PM »
1893  Meerut- Chakrata-Dinapore

end of 1897 moved to Aden 1898 returned to the UK, Manchester (HQ + 4 companys) and Lichfield

1899 Dublin

1900 Aldershot then to SA

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Re: Frederick Harland Tilsley
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2010, 10:44:20 PM »
Hi Willi

A bit late but welcome to the forum.
Just saw the post. A very good book to get or loan that has the information that Harribobs posted but in more detail is the.
The History of the Manchester Regiment (late the 62rd and 96th foot) Complied by Colonel H. C. Wylly, CB Vol 2 1883-1922

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