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« Reply #495 on: December 23, 2018, 08:22:38 AM »

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Officers' Costs on Transfer.
HC Deb 11 May 1908 vol 188
 
 CAPTAIN MORRISON-BELL (Devonshire, Ashburton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that a number of captains and subalterns in the Northumberland Fusiliers, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Lancashire Fusiliers, and Manchester Regiment are being transferred to other battalions, on account of the reduction of the personnel of the Army, much against their wish, he will say what will be the cost to imperial funds for compensation for change of uniform, and cost of passages involved; will those officers be called upon to pay, out of their own pockets, the usual mess subscriptions on transfer to their new units; and, taking into consideration the shortage of officers in the imperial forces, will he take steps to avoid the necessity for these compulsory transfers which are likely to discourage the entrance into the service of young officers.

 MR. HALDANE

It is quite impracticable at the present moment to give any estimate of the cost referred to in the first part of the Question. The question of the mess contribution is now under consideration. In regard to the last part of the Question, as I have just explained to the House, there is practically no shortage of officers for the peace establishment of the Regular Forces. The reasons for the necessity for the transfers have been explained to the House on a previous occasion.

 EARL WINTERTON
 
When will the right hon. Gentleman be in a position to make a statement as to the cost?

 MR. HALDANE

When our inquiries are completed.
 
 EARL WINTERTON

Will the officers know beforehand what the transfer will cost them?

MR. HALDANE'S

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Re: Snippets of the Manchester Regiment
« Reply #496 on: December 23, 2018, 08:23:53 AM »
Medal entitlement of:
Corporal James PITTS
1st Bn, The Manchester Regiment
•   Victoria Cross
•   Queen's South Africa Medal ( 1899-1902 )
o   3 clasps:
o   "Elandslaagte" - "Defence of Ladysmith"
o   "Belfast"
•   King's South Africa Medal ( 1901-02 )
o   2 clasps:
o   "South Africa 1901" - "South Africa 1902"
•   1914 - 15 Star
•   British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
•   Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )
•   King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )
•   Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal ( 1953 )
•   Meritorious Service Medal ( MSM )

Medal entitlement of:
Private Robert SCOTT
1st Bn, The Manchester Regiment
•   Victoria Cross
•   Queen's South Africa Medal ( 1899-1902 )
o   3 clasps:
o   "Elandslaagte" - "Defence of Ladysmith"
o   "Belfast"
•   King's South Africa Medal ( 1901-02 )
o   2 clasps:
o   "South Africa 1901" - "South Africa 1902"
•   War Medal ( 1939-45 )
•   King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )
•   Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal ( 1953 )
•   Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal ( LSGC )
•   Meritorious Service Medal ( MSM )


Medal entitlement of:
Private George STRINGER
1st Bn, The Manchester Regiment
•   Victoria Cross
•   1914 - 15 Star
•   British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
•   Victory Medal ( 1914-19 ) + MiD Oakleaf
•   King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )
•   Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal ( 1953 )
•   Obilitch Medal for Bravery ( Serbia )

Medal entitlement of:
Major William Thomas FORSHAW
9th Bn, The Manchester Regiment
•   Victoria Cross
•   1914 - 15 Star
•   British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
•   Victory Medal ( 1914-19 ) + MiD Oakleaf
•   India General Service Medal ( 1908-35 ) + MiD Oakleaf
o   2 clasps:
o   "Mahsud 1919-20" - "Waziristan 1919-21"
•   Defence Medal ( 1939-45 )
•   King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )
 
Medal entitlement of:
Lieutenant Colonel Wilfrith ELSTOB
Comd 16th Bn, The Manchester Regiment
•   Victoria Cross
•   Distinguished Service Order ( DSO )
•   Military Cross ( MC )
•   1914 - 15 Star
•   British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
•   Victory Medal ( 1914-19 ) + MiD Oakleaf

Medal entitlement of:
2nd Lieutenant Charles COVERDALE
11th Bn, The Manchester Regiment
•   Victoria Cross
•   Military Medal ( MM )
•   1914 - 15 Star
•   British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
•   Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )
•   King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )
•   Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal ( 1953 )

Medal entitlement of:
Company Sergeant George EVANS
18th Bn, The Manchester Regiment
•   Victoria Cross
•   Queen's South Africa Medal ( 1899-1902 )
o   4 clasps:
o   "Belmont" - "Modder River",
o   "Orange Free State" - "South Africa 1902"
•   1914 - 15 Star
•   British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
•   Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )
•   King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )

Medal entitlement of:
Captain George Stuart HENDERSON
2nd Bn, The Manchester Regiment
•   Victoria Cross
•   Distinguished Service Order ( DSO ) & Bar
•   Military Cross ( MC )
•   1914 Star + clasp "5th Aug-22nd Nov 1914"
•   British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
•   Victory Medal ( 1914-19 ) + MiD Oakleaf
•   General Service Medal ( 1918-62 ) + MiD Oakleaf
o   1 clasp: "Iraq"

Medal entitlement of:
Sergeant John HOGAN
2nd Bn, The Manchester Regiment
•   Victoria Cross
•   1914 Star - clasp "5th Aug-22nd Nov 1914"
•   British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
•   Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )
•   King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )

Medal entitlement of:
Second Lieutenant James KIRK
10th Bn, ( att'd 2nd Bn ) Manchester Regiment
•   Victoria Cross
•   1914 - 15 Star
•   British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
•   Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )

Medal entitlement of:
Captain James LEACH
2nd Bn, The Manchester Regiment
•   Victoria Cross
•   1914 Star - clasp "5th Aug-22nd Nov 1914"
•   British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
•   Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )
•   King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )
•   Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal ( 1953 )
 
Medal entitlement of:
Private Walter MILLS
10th Bn, The Manchester Regiment
•   Victoria Cross
•   1914 - 15 Star
•   British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
•   Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )

Medal entitlement of:
Sergeant Issy SMITH
1st Bn, The Manchester Regiment
•   Victoria Cross
•   1914 - 15 Star
•   British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
•   Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )
•   Delhi Durbar Medal ( 1911 )
•   King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )
•   Croix de Guerre ( France )
•   Cross of St George ( 4th Class ) ( Russia )
Engraving on reverse of Victoria Cross:

ACT.CORPL. I. SMITH
1ST. BN. MANCHESTER REGT.
26
APRIL
1915
 
Medal entitlement of:
Private Alfred WILKINSON
1 / 5th Bn, The Manchester Regiment
•   Victoria Cross
•   British War Medal ( 1914-20 )
•   Victory Medal ( 1914-19 )
•   King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 )


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Re: Snippets of the Manchester Regiment
« Reply #497 on: December 23, 2018, 08:30:31 AM »
Gallipoli, 1915 A quote from Captain J. F. Bleakley, 1/10th Manchester Regiment attached to 2nd Royal Fusiliers, 86th Brigade, 29th Division on their attack at Helles on 4 June.

Captain J. F. Bleakley had wisely taken cover in No Man’s Land, gathering together his men before a final charge which was held up by barbed wire.

"We battered at the wire with our rifle butts and in many cases the enemy was firing at us through their loop-holes at 5 yards range. At last we stood on the enemies’ parapet. Many of the Turks turned and ran, but as I dropped into the trench one man stood up to fight. I rushed at him and crossed my bayonet with his, but won the bayonet fight. My bayonet point was at his throat, but for some reason I could not stab. Something held me back. And distinctly against regulations, having a round in the breech, I pressed the trigger."

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Re: Snippets of the Manchester Regiment
« Reply #498 on: December 24, 2018, 12:02:18 PM »
MORE REINFORCEMENTSBAY OF PLENTY TIMES, VOLUME XXIX, ISSUE 4163, 21 JUNE 1901

MORE REINFORCEMENTS

The troopship Bavaria has sailed for South Africa with 850 men of the
Manchester regiment and South Staffordshire militia, six hundred in number.

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Re: Snippets of the Manchester Regiment
« Reply #499 on: December 24, 2018, 12:05:53 PM »
NEW ZEALAND HERALD, VOLUME LXVII,
ISSUE 20614, 12 JULY 1930, SUPPLEMENT

OUR KING RESTORED TO HEALTH: THE LATEST PICTURE
OF HIS MAJESTY TO ARRIVE FROM ENGLAND.

King George shaking Hands with Lieutenant-Colonel B. C. Freyberg, V.C.,
commander of the Ist Battalion, the Manchester Regiment, when His Majesty
inspected officers and non-commissioned officers of the battalion at
Buckingham Palace last month. The King became Colonel-in-Chief of
the regiment in December last.

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« Reply #500 on: December 24, 2018, 12:08:32 PM »
OTAGO DAILY TIMES, ISSUE 23618,
30 SEPTEMBER 1938

CAMOUFLAGED HELMETS FOR BRITISH TROOPS
Men of the Second Battalion, Manchester Regiment,
wearing the new covers for steel helmets. These covers
have been issued to assist the camouflaging of positions
taken up by the troops.

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« Reply #501 on: December 27, 2018, 07:42:55 AM »
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COURTS MARTIAL.
New Zealander, Volume 1, Issue 19, 11 October 1845, Page 4

COURTS MARTIAL.

The following is the result of the Courts Martial held at Aucklaud, on Lieut. Edward Barclay, and Ensign John Campbell : — (Extract from General Orders.) No. 154. Sydney, September 10, 1845. At a General Court Martial held at Auckland, New Zealand, on the 7th, and by adjournment to the 14th August, 1845, Lieut. Edward Barclay, of the 96th Regiment, was arraigned on the following charges, viz :— Ist.—" For in that he, Lieut. Edward Barclay, 96th » Regiment, did at Russell, Bay of Islands, on thr^ I Hh March, 1845, when engaged with the MaoriesjP in defence of that settlement, and whilst stationed with his men on a platform, where were posted a party of civilians and others, in charge of certain guns, shelter himself under an embankment, for the purpose of screening his person from the fire of the enemy." 2nd. — " For in that he, Lieut. Edward Barclay, 96' th Regiment, did at Russell, Bay ol Islands, oa the 1 lth March, 1845, when ithad been determined to evacuate that settlement, embark his detachment with undue precipitation, and before he had ascertained that the inhabitants and others under the military protection of his detachment, had beeu duly cared lor." 3rd.—" For conduct highly unbecoming in a British officer, in lhat he, Lieut. Edward Barclay, 96ih Regiment, did not at the time atid place aforementioned, when in command of the detachment to whom the military protection of the settlement at Russell, in the bay of Islands, was committed, display that zeal and energy in defence of the lives and properties of Her Majesty's subjects, which was required to support the honour of Her Majesty's arms." Upon which charges the Court came to the following decision :— The Court having maturely considered the evidence, in support of the prosecution against the prisoner Lieut. Edward Barclay, 96th Regiment; his defence, and the evidence adduced in support of it, is of opinion that With regard to the first charge, he the prisoner, Lieut. Edward Barclay, 96ih Regt., is Not Guilty, and do most fully and most honourably acquit him thereof. With regard to the second charge, that he, the prisoner, Lieut. Edwar^ Barclay, 96th Reg., is Not Guilty, and do most fully'ttud most honourably acquit him thereof. With regard to the third charge, he, the prisoner, Lieut. Edward Barclay, 96th Kegt., is Not Guilty, and do most fully and most honouourably acquit him thereof. Which finding, the Lieutenant-Ceneral Commanding is pleased to approve and confirm : aud directs that the officer commanding the troops in New Zealaud, will direct this officer to be released from arrest and to return to his duty, as soon after ibis general | order as circumstances will admit of. j At a General Court Martial held at Auckland, ' New Zealand, on the l'6th, an 1 by adjournment on the 18tli August, 1845, Ensign John Campbell, 96tb Regiment, was arraigned on the following charge, viz :— " For highly unofficer-like conduct, at Russell, Bay of Islands, on the I lth March, 1845, in that he, Eusigu John Campbell, 96th Regiment, did heedlessly and carelessly guard the blockhouse committed to his charge, and evacuate the same without sufficient cause, and without orders from his superior officer so to do. 1 ' Upon which charge the Court came to the following decision : The Court having maturely considered the evidence in support of the prosecution, together with what the prisoner has urged in his detence, is of opinion, that he, the prisoner, Ensign John Campbell, 96 1 h Keg., is Guilty of the charge preferred against him, with the exception of the word "evacuating,," of which the Court finds him Not Guilty, and acquit him of that part thereof, as it appears he was a"bsent from the blockhouse at the time it was surprised. The Court having found the prisoner, Ensign John Campbell, of the 96th Regiment, Guilty of the charge preferred againit him, with the exception of the word " evacuating," which being iii breach of the articles of war, do now sentence him, the prisoner, Ensign John Campbell of the 96th Regiment, to be severely reprimanded, in such manner, as the Lieut. General commanding the forces iv the Australian Colonies may direct. His Excellency the Lieut. General commanding is pleased to approve and confirm the foregoing finding and sentence : and Ensign John Campbell, 96th Regiment, is hereby reprimanded. Colonel Despard, commanding the troops in New- Zealand, will take an early opportunity of causing this General Order to be communicated to that officer, and release him from arrest. By Command, &c. (Signed) E. M. O'CONNELL, Major of B.igade.

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« Reply #502 on: December 27, 2018, 07:49:33 AM »
FRANCE AND BELGIUM (WAR CLAIMS).
HC Deb 07 April 1936 vol 310 cc2605-6 2605

 Mr. SEXTON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer
what was the total sum of money paid by the British Government to all landowners in France as rent and compensation for the use of land for trenches and other military purposes during the Great War, 1914–19;
 


Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
No payments were made in the case either of France or of Belgium for the occupation of, or disturbance to, land in the battle area, whether for trenches or otherwise. Outside the battle area, payments were made of about £8,000,000 for billeting, rent., occupation of land, compensation for damage and similar claims in the case of France. In the case of Belgium certain payments of the kind were made; they were not large in amount, but the precise figure is no longer available.

 Mr. SEXTON
Does that amount of money represent anything paid for cemeteries in France for the British dead; and, if so, how much?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
Perhaps the hon. Member will put that question down.

 Mr. CHURCHILL
Is it not a fact that the British Government, on entering the War, adopted the principle that their armies would pay all the expenses of the operations of the campaigns they were conducting; and has not this suggestion that rent was exacted for the trenches been a very prominent feature in the slanders which have been made against France?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
I think that is so.


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CONQUERED TERRITORY.
HC Deb 15 November 1917 vol 99 c564 564

 Brigadier-General CROFT
asked what is the approximate total square mileage of territory conquered, or re-conquered, by British Armies since 1st July, 1916?
 
 The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Forster)
The total square mileage of territory conquered or reconquered by British Armies in all theatres since 1st July, 1916, is about 128,000 square miles. This figure is necessarily only approximate, as in some theatres of war no hard-and-fast line can be drawn between territory in enemy and British occupation on a given date.

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« Reply #504 on: December 27, 2018, 07:53:11 AM »
PRISONERS, GUNS AND BOOTY.
HC Deb 15 November 1917 vol 99 cc564-5 564

 General CROFT
asked what are the totals of prisoners, guns, and booty captured from the Turkish Empire since 1st July, 1916?

 Mr. FORSTER
The totals of prisoners and guns captured from the Turks by our Armies since 1st July, 1916, are as follows:
Prisoners   30,197
Guns   186
These figures represent the number reported up to the present, but the returns from the Palestine front are still incomplete. I will circulate with the OFFICIAL REPORT the other information asked for in the question as far as we have it.
 
 As regards booty, details have not yet been received from Palestine.
 The booty reported as captured in Mesopotamia includes:
 52 machine-guns.
 32 trench mortars.
 His Majesty's ship "Firefly" (recaptured).
 4 steamers.
 2 tugs.
 10 barges.
 2 steam launches.
 30 pontoons.
 21 engines.
 240 trucks.
 Several miles of railway track.
 Some aeroplanes and aeroplane engines.
 Large quantities of ammunition and rifles.
 In addition to large quantities of miscellaneous engineering material, clothing, equipment, and transport animals.
 
 General CROFT
Do those figures include 1,500 prisoners announced to-day?

 Mr. FORSTER
I could not say.

 General CROFT
asked what are the total numbers of prisoners and guns captured by the British armies on the Western Front since 1st July, 1916; and what are the total number of prisoners and guns captured by British arms on all fronts since the commencement of the War?

 Mr. FORSTER
The total number of prisoners captured on the Western Front since 1st July, 1916, is 101,534. The total number of guns captured in the same period is 519. Since the commencement of the War the British armies have captured on all fronts about 166,000 prisoners and over 800 guns.

 Mr. PRINGLE
Will the hon. Gentleman communicate that answer to the Prime Minister in time for his speech on Monday?

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« Reply #505 on: December 27, 2018, 08:01:33 AM »
Mr Ferguson


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A Rose

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« Reply #507 on: December 27, 2018, 08:06:09 AM »
British Battalion

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« Reply #508 on: December 28, 2018, 04:55:08 PM »
Page 10 Advertisements Column 4EVENING STAR, ISSUE 22763, 25 SEPTEMBER 1937

Private Ainsworth, 2nd Battalion the Manchester Regiment,
was killed at Nicosia, Cyprus, when ho severed a main artery
through accidentally breaking a wash-basin,.

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NEW ZEALAND HERALD, VOLUME LXXI, ISSUE 21887, 24 AUGUST 1934

LOYAL WELCOME ACCORDED TO THE KING AND QUEEN DURING THEIR MAJESTIES' RECENT VISIT TO MANCHESTER
A view taken as Their Majesties were leading the procession to the
Town Hall during their visit to Manchester City. The King presented
new drums to the Manchester Regiment, laid the foundation-stone
of the extension to the Town Hall and opened the magnificent new
Central Library.

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