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bob

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Francis Crolla man/ regt.
« on: September 10, 2011, 09:35:04 AM »
 hi chaps i'd really appreciate some information on Francis Crolla amy service number 35455 4th man/ regt. he my have been wounded at some stage???/. he came from Ancoats manchester. many thanks bob.

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Re: Francis Crolla man/ regt.
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011, 01:47:25 PM »
hi bob,  and welcome to the forum, the 4th battalion never went over seas so he must have gone into another regiment, and gone over to be awarded a medal card, somebody will more than likely help you with this one later, enjoy tonyrod

3rd (Reserve) & 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalions
On the 4th August 1914 they were raised in Ashton-under-Lyne.
Later in Aug. 1914 the Battalions were moved the to Humber Defences.
In October 1914 the 3rd Battalion moved to Cleethorpes and the 4th Battalion moved to Riby.
The two Battalions remained on the Lincolnshire coast in Humber Garrison until the end of the War. 3rd Battalion at Cleethorpes & 4th Battalion at Riby, Tetney & Grimsby. (Humber Garrison).

Medal card of Crolla, Francis
Corps   Regiment No   Rank
Manchester Regiment    35455    Private
Date    1914-1920
Catalogue reference    WO 372/5

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Re: Francis Crolla man/ regt.
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 01:56:39 PM »
Hi Tonyrod. thanks for this info could you tell me how i would get his m.i.c card. thanks bob.

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Re: Francis Crolla man/ regt.
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 03:52:09 PM »
these could also be related,

Medal card of     Crolla, Charles Joseph
Corps:    Manchester Regiment
Regiment No:    32342
Rank:    Private...
   1914-1920   WO 372/5   
See details
Medal card of     Crolla, Anthony
Corps:    Manchester Regiment
Regiment No:    35387
Rank:    Private...
   1914-1920   WO 372/5   
See details
Medal card of     Crolla, Dominic
Corps:    Manchester Regiment
Regiment No:    28475
Rank:    Private
   1914-1920   WO 372/5   
See details
Medal card of     Crolla, Frank
Corps:    Manchester Regiment
Regiment No:    28635
Rank:    Private...
   1914-1920   WO 372/5   


bob

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Re: Francis Crolla man/ regt.
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011, 03:56:31 PM »
tony thats great thank you very much your a true  Gent

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Re: Francis Crolla man/ regt.
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2011, 05:50:06 PM »
,i can not find a death on CWGC OR SDGW
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
SOLDIERS DIED IN THE GREAT WAR

17 CROLLA,S  FOUGHT IN WW1  THEY ALL CAME HOME :) :)

THE REST
Medal card of     Crolla, Bernard
Corps:    Royal Field Artillery
Regiment No:    56622
Rank:    Driver...

Medal card of     Crolla, Dominic
Corps:    Border Regiment
Regiment No:    16170
Rank:    Private...

Medal card of     Crolla, Carmine
Corps:    Scottish Rifles
Regiment No:    53061
Rank:    Private

Medal card of     Crolla, Arthur
Corps:    South Wales Borderers
Regiment No:    260104
Rank:    Private...

Medal card of     Crolla, Anthony
Corps:    Royal Field Artillery
Regiment No:    1434
Rank:    Gunner...

Medal card of     Crolla, Pasqual
Corps:    Scottish Rifles
Regiment No:    56514
Rank:    Private

Medal card of     Crolla, John
Corps:    Army Service Corps/Lahore Divisional Signal Company
Regiment No:    T1/4288
Rank:    Driver...

Medal card of     Crolla, L
Corps:    Royal Field Artillery
Regiment No:    1829
Rank:    Driver...

Medal card of     Crolla, Loretto
Corps:    Gordon Highlanders
Regiment No:    15364
Rank:    Private...

Medal card of     Crolla, Michael
Corps:    Royal Army Service Corps
Regiment No:    M/401465
Rank:    Private

Medal card of     Crolla, Lawrence
Corps:    South Wales Borderers
Regiment No:    22844
Rank:    Private
« Last Edit: September 10, 2011, 06:05:23 PM by tonyrod »

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Re: Francis Crolla man/ regt.
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2011, 01:16:14 AM »
Hi Bob
To purchase a Medal Index Card - go to National Archives - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/medals.asp
or else if you have a subscription to Ancestry they can be obtained through that.
Cathy

bob

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Re: Francis Crolla man/ regt.
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2011, 10:50:36 AM »
Thanks to all of you. 

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Re: Francis Crolla man/ regt.
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2011, 10:59:39 AM »
happy to be of service BOB,  have we met on another forum ? its your Bob Marley avatar Ive seen it before   i am a big fan of bob marley :) :) 8)

bob

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Re: Francis Crolla man/ regt.
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2011, 11:37:28 AM »
Hi Tony i'm a mate of" themonssar" big Roy. and Harribobs.  my son worked with Roy when Roy was in the Army. our Lee. is still in the Army in his 23rd year, WO1. Lee Hulin.R.L.C.

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Re: Francis Crolla man/ regt.
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2011, 02:00:31 PM »
hiya bob.
there were four main crolla families living in the ancoats area,they lived around the oldham rd area.

geraldo+mary crolla
son dominic[28475 manchester regt]35 thompson st,ancoats

anthony+margaret
sons joseph+bernard

vittore+mary
three sons.anthony,dominic and francis
vittore was a ice cream vendor formerly of 106 great ancoats st

cestano+mary
three sons.henry,charles and john
formerly of 31 foundry st

i think they are probably all related,but i cant be certain,not much help mate sorry

mack ;D

bob

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Re: Francis Crolla man/ regt.
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2011, 03:35:46 PM »
cheers mack it all helps thank you.

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Re: Francis Crolla man/ regt.
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2011, 03:44:39 PM »
your always welcome bob

mack ;D