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what battalion?
« on: February 23, 2012, 07:07:29 PM »
I am trying to find details of 58422 Pte John James Shipley. I know he died in France on 5th March 1919. I have his Regiment as 21st Manchester Regiment. How do I find out which Battalion he was in? Is there any way of finding out when he enlisted and can I obtain his service record?

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Re: what battalion?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 08:05:34 PM »
Hi, his battalion was 21st:


Rank: Private
Service No: 58422
Date of Death: 05/03/1919
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment, 21st Battalion.
Grave Reference:    IV. A. 27.

Additional Information:

Husband of Susan Shipley, of Grange Cottage, Amcotts, Doncaster.

I haven't got access to the service records on Ancestry so I can't help with that one. Hopefully someone with access will be along soon. Many of the srvice records were destroyed in the Blitz in WW2 so it is a bit of a lottery whether they are available.

Hope this helps
« Last Edit: February 23, 2012, 08:08:05 PM by Pete Th »

Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regt - dow 18.02.17
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment - kia 18.05.18
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA dow - 04.09.18
Pte Sidney Lee (4131324), 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment -  kia 12.03.41


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Re: what battalion?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 09:09:34 PM »
Thank you Pete :)