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timberman

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Home runs
« on: August 27, 2016, 09:14:37 PM »
In world war one
Altogether, 420 British soldiers made “home runs” to neutral countries.

Does anyone know of a Manchester soldier being one of them?

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Re: Home runs
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2016, 07:25:46 AM »
Pte Albert Bateman 2/5th Bttn escaped to Switzerland
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Re: Home runs
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2016, 05:37:39 PM »
Thanks Tim

You forget just what is on this site :)

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Re: Home runs
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2016, 07:28:51 AM »
It's a pleasure. You've selected a difficult subject to search.
Also 9227 Sgt Norman Donald Crichton of 17th Bttn. Awarded MM in 1920.
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Re: Home runs
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2022, 05:11:10 PM »
Norman Donald Crichton was captured 9th July 1916 at Trones Wood.  He escaped on 6th March 1918.  I found an interesting interview with him at the National Archives.  The Catalogue Reference is WO/161/100/221.  Also mentioned are  Corporal Patrick Wright; Joseph Thomas, Manchester Regiment; Sergeant Walker, Royal Flying Corps; Corporal Freeth, Manchester Regiment; Corporal Friend, Durham Light Infantry; Sergeant Cooper; T Byard, Examiner

Link here: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9216911

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Re: Home runs
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2022, 06:13:34 PM »
Hi Mary,
Thanks for posting the link.  It's really interesting to read about conditions and treatment of the PoWs.  It's a bit of shame there is no explanation for his escape.  I assume you've seen the MM Award which probably relates to these events. Here's my brief notes
Joined Manchester Police 18/02/1914 Levenshulme Station aged 20 born Falkirk. Joined and disharged Cheshires SR in 1910. He was in the 6th Bn Cheshire Regt (TF) from 1911-1914. Enlisted 25/1/1915. Parents lived at 37 Berry St Preston. Discharged debility  Pension 21/9/1919
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