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Re: Gorton Reporter 1873-1918, 1939-1970
« Reply #9 on: Friday 21 December 07 17:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi Eric, I'd be interested too.   Many papers also included a photo of the soldier so would be very good to know if they did that regularly?

Thanks


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Re: Gorton Reporter 1873-1918, 1939-1970
« Reply #10 on: Friday 21 December 07 17:49 GMT (UK) »


Hi Eric !

Like I said there's no rush .... the New Year is fine for me ..... even Valentines !!  :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Gorton Reporter 1873-1918, 1939-1970
« Reply #11 on: Friday 21 December 07 23:44 GMT (UK) »
Be prepared for tears :( :( :(
There is so much awful information there :(

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Re: Gorton Reporter 1873-1918, 1939-1970
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 22 December 07 00:06 GMT (UK) »


Oh Tony ........ the newspapers only told part of the story ! ............... 

when you start to learn about what really happened .......... !!!  :-\ :-\

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Re: Gorton Reporter 1873-1918, 1939-1970
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 22 December 07 12:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Eric, I'd be interested too.   Many papers also included a photo of the soldier so would be very good to know if they did that regularly?

Thanks


Milly


Hi Milly,
There are lots of photos. I was able to cover 2 years worth 1915\16 very quickly because you could spot the front page coming up because of the numbers of pictures of soldiers on it  :( All very sad :( Early 1915 has lots of heroic smiling 'volunteers' and then the stories of medals and honours and then a depressing catalogue of deaths. Just occasionally a bit of joyous news, missing believed dead - found alive, but for how long?

Did you have a particular interest, if so i am going back in January.

Attached is Sgt Thomas O'Hara, One of 'St Francis' Boys'. He was awarded the DCM but later died in action. The write ups for these courageous men give an amazing amount of background material, marital status, no of children, previous job and employer so they are well worth looking at.

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Re: Gorton Reporter 1873-1918, 1939-1970
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 23 December 07 00:37 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Tony -

I'm not entirely sure whether my chaps would fall in the Gorton area or not.  I'll have to check the addresses I have for them.  If I can get the names sorted before you go back and you have time it would be great if you could have a look..

have a good christmas

Milly
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Re: Gorton Reporter 1873-1918, 1939-1970
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 23 December 07 01:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi Tony,

Thought I would check my names while I remember.  I thik they are mainly from Openshaw rather than Gorton itself but it's quite close and there are a lot of family links in Gorton too so I wonder if they might be included.

If you had time to check that would be fantastic.  I am already lucky enough to have found the service records for John Lovatt Knight and William Toft and Henry McBride but any more info or photos would be fantastic.

Many thanks

Milly



William Toft (lance corporal - acting sgt when died)
King's Liverpool Regiment
ARMY NO: 20512
Orig number poss 1223
died 28/3/1917
aged 22
Commemorated at Thiepval
Mother's Address: Wesley Street, Openshaw

John Lovatt Knight
Lance Corporal   240512   
Died 14/11/1917    
age 22   
st/6th bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)   
Buried    III. A. 27.   PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE
Son of John Lovatt Knight and Alice Knight, of 48, Hanbury St., Miles Platting, Manchester. Native of Openshaw, Manchester.

Henry McBride  Pte 43541
Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 15th Battalion.
Born & enlisted:    Manchester
Died of Wounds 04 November 1916
France & Flanders

McBride, James
of Derby Street.   
Wounded by Gas but survived

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McBride (Monaghan, Manchester), Derbyshire (Bollington,Cheshire), Knight (Newcastle,Staffs), Smith (Chorley, Lancs & Ireland), Tipladay (Manchester & Yorkshire) ,Steadman (Madeley,Shropshire), Steele (Manchester,Glasgow), Parkinson (Wigan, Lancashire), Lovatt, Cornes & Turner (Staffs) Stott (Oldham, Lancs). All ended up Ardwick, Manchester
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Re: Gorton Reporter 1873-1918, 1939-1970
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 23 December 07 02:29 GMT (UK) »
pte 43541 henry mcbride
wounded in a night bombing raid on 2-11-1916,he died of wounds 2 days later.
its believed he was living at 43 cardiff st,harpurhey,but by november 1918,his wife and child were living at 9 pitt st,oldham rd
born.manchester

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Re: Gorton Reporter 1873-1918, 1939-1970
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 23 December 07 04:07 GMT (UK) »
heres a lad from the ardwick area.
pte 2838 william mcbride
4th royal scots
enlisted aug 1914
58 bennett st,ardwick
killed at gallipoli 28-6-1915.

his brother was
L/cpl frederick mcbride
419146
917th area employment company
formerly 11553 border regt
and 101618 royal fusiliers
58 bennett st,ardwick.

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