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joseph

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boer war .5765 cpl.f.mackey.manchester regt.
« on: May 04, 2008, 12:13:28 AM »
hi all,i wonder if someone can help me,im trying to find anything i can about a soldier who served in the boer war,cpl f mackey manchester regt.he was awarded the qsa and ksa and later on he gained the lsgc medal as a sjt.iv looked at the mic for ww1 but it would seem he didnt serve in that one.regards to you all.bullybeef.

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Re: boer war .5765 cpl.f.mackey.manchester regt.
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008, 06:43:29 PM »
Hi Joseph

And welcome to the site.

Franeis  got his LSGC in 1913, his Army No was 5756. I will have a look for his other medal for you. Cheers MS

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008, 07:01:37 PM »
He was in the 2nd Battalion Manch Regt. The QSA medal has the bars Wittebrgen, Cape Colony & Transvaal. with the bars 1901 & 1902 on the KSA Medal

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Re: boer war .5765 cpl.f.mackey.manchester regt.
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008, 12:40:45 AM »
hi there,thanks for the information.on 5756 CPl/SJt.FRANCIS MACKEY 2ND Bn MANCHESTER REGt.queens south africa medal,with clasps, cape colony,transvaal,wittenbergen.kings south africa medal with clasps,south africa 1901,south africa 1902.and the long service and good conduct medal,awarded 1913.thanks again.joe.

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Re: boer war .5765 cpl.f.mackey.manchester regt.
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008, 11:34:19 AM »
His service records are on Ancestry, he joined the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders first then moved over to the Manchester Regt in 1899.

If you donot have a copy pm me with your e-mail address and I will send them to you.

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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2008, 02:06:40 PM »
hi monstar,thanks for your help with the research on 7556 cpl/sjt francis mackey,2/manchester regt.yes i would most grateful if you would send me a copy of his records that you have.   and again thanks.joe.  p.s.if anyone out there would like to know about a soldier from accrington who served in the scottish rifles,pte walter greenhalgh .sottish rifles 1890-1901.served in the boer war.
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joseph

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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008, 04:32:32 PM »
hi again,iv found him,as you said on ancestry,there is quite a lot about him.well done monstar and thanks for your help,its a D S O for you.regards joe.

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Re: boer war .5765 cpl.f.mackey.manchester regt.
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008, 06:05:24 AM »
nice work roy.

mack

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Re: boer war .5765 cpl.f.mackey.manchester regt.
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2008, 03:04:57 AM »
Incredible that we are looking for the same information around the same time.  Francis Mackey was my Great Grandfather and I have recently been collecting information from ancestry.com and other sources.  Right now I am trying to determine how he may have met my Great Grandmother. 

Did the Manchester Regiment stop in the Channel Islands (Alderney) after the Boer War before returning to England or at any other time between 1900 - 1906?
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Re: boer war .5765 cpl.f.mackey.manchester regt.
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2008, 10:18:55 AM »
spookey!

Welcome to the group Mackey, do you know Joseph?

regarding your query, i seem to remember that they were posted to the channel islands, i will check tonight if no one confirms it

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Re: boer war .5765 cpl.f.mackey.manchester regt.
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2008, 10:32:56 AM »
The 2nd Battalion returned to England from SA at the end of September 1902 and were quartered at Aldershot until leaving for the Channel Islands at the end of 1904.  They were then based in Guernsey and Alderney.

They were joined in November 1906 by the residue of the 3rd and 4th Battalions, who were absorbed into the 2nd Battalion.  The 2nd Battalion stayed in the Channel Islands until October 1907.
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Re: boer war .5765 cpl.f.mackey.manchester regt.
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2008, 11:35:29 AM »
I've sent Joseph an email, we may very well be!  Thank you so much for that info, that solves the mystery.

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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2008, 05:57:28 PM »
Well done all concerned!!! This is a really good search. I love when they come together and lots come out of it. Hope you are related chaps. Well done all!!!!!!!
tisgrannie

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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2008, 11:12:48 PM »
hi all,well contact has been made between cpl/sjt francis mackey`s g/grandson and myself,it turns out that we are not related but it looks like the qsa,ksa and lsgc medals may well be back with the mackey family after being lost to them for years.it could have been forever.joe.

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Re: boer war .5765 cpl.f.mackey.manchester regt.
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2008, 11:11:54 PM »
If it weren't for this website and Joseph's kindness it probably would have been forever.  The medals will be on their way shortly, and I can't wait to receive them.  A big thank you to Joseph for letting them go from his collection, I am in your debt!