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Re: James Hardy 14696
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2008, 09:33:30 PM »
Sorry Charmed I can't answer that. In the records they only say what the Battalion where doing on the 1st Sept, not who was injured I'm afraid.
I looked at the records you have posted and can't see the one that mentions the 1st Sept ???

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Re: James Hardy 14696
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2008, 09:47:29 PM »
Timberman the post that refers to him being injuried is the one with the second page of the service record as James was in hospital due to being wounded on the 1st September.

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« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2008, 10:16:13 PM »
I've had another look at the records and it does not say any more as to what the Battalion was doing on the 1st I'm afraid, so in answer to your question I personally can't say it was.
Someone else may be able to help.

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Re: James Hardy 14696
« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2008, 12:30:45 PM »
Can anybody help me as I now want to know where the 24th Manchester regiment was in September 1916, as I want to find where James was when he was gassed on the 2nd September and if possible were he could have been treated as he didn't rejoin the regiment until 2nd October.

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Re: James Hardy 14696
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2008, 01:54:23 PM »
in September 1916 they were digging trenches in the area of pommiers redoubt to Longueval, and Hallencourt.

they then moved from the somme area to ypres
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Re: James Hardy 14696
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2008, 03:44:47 PM »
Thanks for the information, I really appreciate it.
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Re: James Hardy 14696
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2008, 05:23:10 PM »
Can anybody help me. After James came of hosptial on 23rd October 1917 he took leave until 2nd November and he was not sent back to France until 16th January 1918. I want to know if James was with another battalion of the Manchester regiment when he was back in France, as I found some information saying, in November 1917 the 24th battalion entrained for Italy and arriving at Paderno on the 19th December. I ask this, as on the one of the pages of his service record that I have posted I think it says that James was not transferred to the East Lancashire regiment until 6th June 1918.

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Re: James Hardy 14696
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2009, 07:22:34 PM »
Can anybody help me. I want to know were James was, so could anybody please tell me were C company of the Manchester Regiment was stationed during the war.

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Re: James Hardy 14696
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2009, 01:47:38 PM »
each battalion was made up of four companies, usually A B C and D, so it's not where a company was, it's where the battalion was

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Re: James Hardy 14696
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2009, 12:33:57 AM »
Thanks for all the info.

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Re: James Hardy 14696
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2009, 08:29:57 PM »
I have a query that I need help with. On the military history sheet for James I think that it says Furlough 6-8-17 to 16-8-17, I want to know if it does say furlough as there is only one sheet which mentions James on leave and on this sheet it says that James was on leave from 13-10-17 to 2-11-17. James went on this leave after he came out of hospital.

Here are both sheets.

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Re: James Hardy 14696
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2010, 08:11:06 PM »
Can anybody help me find out which person on the platoon photo might be James. Here is a picture of James' brother Herbert for comparison.

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« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2011, 06:01:05 PM »
On the night of 1/2 September 1916, the 24ths were working just to the west of Ginchy (Porter Trench) when they came under attack.

The Germans threw everything at them inflicting gas, gsw and shrapnel wounds. Six were killed and there were over 35 wounded (including my grandfather).

I'm compiling a list of casualties for that night.
 

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Re: James Hardy 14696
« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2011, 08:19:12 PM »
Hi Grimmy

Thanks for finding this information, as I now know what happened to my great grandfather James when he was gassed on 2 September. It took him a while to recover as he did not rejoin the battalion unitl 2 October 1916. I got my info from the book Cotton Town Comrades.
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Re: James Hardy 14696
« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2011, 10:10:11 AM »
Charmed1234 - this is where it happened. Porter Trench is to the left of Ginchy Farm: