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treetop

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William Davies 1125
« on: January 29, 2008, 09:08:05 PM »
Hi im looking for any info on the following soldier please

William Davies army number 1125 joined  manchester reg  app 1885 at Ashton
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Re: info on soldier
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008, 07:31:34 AM »
hi treetop

welcome to the group

i'll move this over to the boer war section, hopefully someone will be able to help you there

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Re: William Davies 1125
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008, 10:12:04 AM »
can i ask what information you have already?  where did you get his service number from?

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Re: William Davies 1125
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2008, 04:19:46 PM »
Hi Treetop.

1125 William Davies, enlisted in the Manchester Regiment on 9th September 1885 at Ashton Under Lyne, he was aged 19 years 6 months, was born in Cheetham, Manchester, and was a tailor by trade. He had formerly served in the 4th Battalion Manchester Regiment. He stood 5ft 4.5 inches tall, weighed 1291bs and had a chest measurement of 33 inches. His complexion was dark, eyes brown, hair black. His religion C of E. He passed his medical fitness exam on the 3rd September 1885. His father was Joseph Davies.

9th Sept 1885 to 16th November 1885 - Depot.
Posted to 1st Battalion 17th Nov 1885.
Posted to 2nd Battalion 6th Dec. 1886. Served in India
Appointed Lance Corporal 3rd August 1889.
Requests return to rank of Private 7th Sept. 1891

Service record
Home 3rd Sept 1885 - 7th Dec. 1886
India 8th Dec. 1886 - 20th Feb. 1893.
Home Section D. 21st March 1893.

Campaign  : Miranzai Expedition 1891.
Medal : Indian Medal of 1854 & clasp "Samana".

Discharged at Machester and re-enlists, 27th August 1902 with the sworn oath "That my further service shall be until I attain the age of 41, or until I have completed 21 years service."
16 years 3 days prior service to be carried over towards pension.
Appointed Lance Corporal 8th June 1903.
Awarded 1st class service pay 1st April 1904.
Discharged 29th October 1906.

Wife, Kate, 27, Lancaster Buildings, Cheetham.
Pet dog, Ralph (only joking - I made the pet dog bit up).  ;D

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Re: William Davies 1125
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2008, 07:47:20 AM »
 :o :o ;D ;D
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