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Re: Are any of these lads your relative?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 04 October 07 11:45 BST (UK) »
Thank you Tony......it's sooo exciting!!  ;D ;D

Bob, he may well be one of my Mallalieus but I haven't investigated the siblings of my GGG Grandfather yet to know if he's one of theirs  :-\

It's a fantastic album, she kept a diary when she was in France that I transcribed years ago but I can't remember what's in it  :(  nothing major, I know that  :)
GREENWELL - Middlesbrough
TURNBULL - Houghton le Spring, Coxhoe, Spennymoor
DEVEY - Pentonville, Stockton, M'bro
MOHAN/HUN - Stockton on Tees
SCRAFTON - Darlington
BROADBENT - Saddleworth, Ashton Under Lyne
HEMSWELL - Grantham, M'bro
SIMPKINS - M'bro
SIMPKIN - Little Wratting, Suffolk
MALLALIEU - Saddleworth, Ashton U L
GOODWIN - Macclesfield Forest
SUTCLIFFE - Heptonstall, Ashton U L
PLIMMER - Pontesbury, Ashton U L
CAMBRIDGE - Goulborne, Ashton U L
SIDDALL - Ashton U L

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Re: Are any of these lads your relative?
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 04 October 07 23:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Madpants (luv that name) & Tony

Just out of curiosity I trawled through the census, only the free searches as I don't have any subscriptions, and found the following which may or may not lead to Harry being one of yours.

1901 
Living in Spotland
James W    47   b. Ovenden Yorks
Mary E       30
Ethel           7
Florence      6
Harry      4
Bertha         3
Tom             1
Eliza            79  b. Littleborough, Lancs (James W mother)

1901
Also living in Spotland a brother to James W
Fred           42   b, Hebden Bridge, Yorks
Sarah         39
James F      10

1891 - Could not find any reference

1881
James W, Mary  E and Eliza living at 1 Rooley Moor Rd, Spotland

1871
James W living Spotland with father James, b. 1823 Soyland, Yorks, and mother Eliza.

1861
James & Eliza living in Yorks

1851
James living with father Joseph, b. 1804 Yorks, in Yorks


I can't vouch totally for all that but if it does give you a sniff to some long lost branch of the Mallalieus then good.

If you think Harry may be connected I have a couple of transcripts from the Rochdale Observer where he is mentioned.

Cheers

Bob
Pearson - Yorkshire
Flinders - Notts/Lincs/Lyon
Dearden - Rochdale
Grindrod - Rochdale
Reynolds - Staffs/Cornwall
Tortoishell - Staffs
Cooper, Freeman, Parnell, Love, Hargreaves - Rutland
Maslen - Wiltshire/Victoria, Australia
Kenny - Germany
Edwards - Greater London/Victoria, Australia
Bartlett, Gee, Padbury - Northants
Rampoley, Allom - Suffolk
Detlefsen, Herse, Iversen, Boisen/Boysen - Denmark
Xylander - Germany
Dundon - Co Limerick
Mullins - Devon

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Re: Are any of these lads your relative?
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 06 October 07 10:08 BST (UK) »
Issy Smiths page complete with medal ribbons!

my word that is amazing!

thanks for posting it on the manchesters site!

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« Reply #12 on: Sunday 07 October 07 12:11 BST (UK) »
Private Sheridan as he wrote it. (Place names may be wrong due to the writing  ) only the (?) are mine 

9138 Pte E Sheridan 2nd Manchester's Regt 3/1/15

Arrived at Harve went to La Cauter (?) by train via Rouen and Amiens then marched to Landrecies (?) billeted one day and night in a haystack. Next morning marched to St Waste out post duty one night then marched across the Belgium frontier to Hainin (Mons) billeted all night next morning heard enemies guns and engaged them in the afternoon (saturday) was fighting till 1.30 Monday morning then retired on to (Dour) bringing the women and children with us from the villages the enemy shelling us all the way, the sight I do not want to see again what few we got away safe was sent down country. I could not say what became of them left I suppose killed as usual, we then engaged the enemy at (Dour) fought all day then retired to (Bavay) fighting continued heavy shell which we was cut off we retired again and marched all day arrived at Omissy (?) (Cambrice (?)) at midnight received first rations for 3 days marched out and tooked position with reforcements at 4am next morning engaged the enemy at (La Caute) till late in the afternoon and retired with terrible losses 790 men and 17 officers and recieved orders for every man to look to himself and get away best way he could. Came down country came down country in ones and two arrived at St Quentin. Next morning the enemy following and shelling the villages as we left them rumoured out that St Quentin was surrounded by the enemy received orders to get away as quick as possible started for La Fere arrived next morning stopped all day entrained at midnight arrived Rouen and sent back into the lines of communication for 3 weeks which I was alright till my illness then sent to St Nazaire hospital
yours truly
E Sheridan
(mark)

(he didn't believe in using too much punctuation  )
GREENWELL - Middlesbrough
TURNBULL - Houghton le Spring, Coxhoe, Spennymoor
DEVEY - Pentonville, Stockton, M'bro
MOHAN/HUN - Stockton on Tees
SCRAFTON - Darlington
BROADBENT - Saddleworth, Ashton Under Lyne
HEMSWELL - Grantham, M'bro
SIMPKINS - M'bro
SIMPKIN - Little Wratting, Suffolk
MALLALIEU - Saddleworth, Ashton U L
GOODWIN - Macclesfield Forest
SUTCLIFFE - Heptonstall, Ashton U L
PLIMMER - Pontesbury, Ashton U L
CAMBRIDGE - Goulborne, Ashton U L
SIDDALL - Ashton U L

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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 07 October 07 14:52 BST (UK) »
Absolutely fabulous, so sad yet so heroic. If you want any help with transcriptions and can scan some pages I would be only too delighted to assist.

thanks
tony
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Re: Are any of these lads your relative?
« Reply #14 on: Monday 15 October 07 11:59 BST (UK) »
Hello Madpants,

I'm not a regular contributor to this forum, but a friend led me to this post. I run a website all about Tameside Local and Family History and have a few other items concerning WWl on my page including the names of 300 men missing from the war memorial in Stalybridge and lists of returned prisoners of war and would be willing to add your post and the list of names to my site to bring it to the attention of other people. These items would be such treasures for relatives.


It would also be wonderful if eventually you thought of donating this or a facsimile to Tameside Local Studies and Archives Library to add to their Manchester Regiment Archive for future generations - just to make sure it never gets thrown away.

very best wishes,
GAY

STANLEY, CARTWRIGHT, NEWTON, HORSFALL - all in the Tameside Area,
CULLEN in Armagh and Wicklow
OLIVER in Shropshire and Glossop
PIETTE in Bruxelles

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Re: Are any of these lads your relative?
« Reply #15 on: Monday 15 October 07 16:58 BST (UK) »
I don't have any relatives on your list but was nonetheless felt emotionally  'choked up' on seeing it and the thought that some folk will be very happy indeed  should they come across it.

Like Bob (Rochdalian), I'm sure the Great War Forum people would really appreciate seeing your tremendous information.   :D
Reid: Nicol: Peterhead and Aberdeen
McDonald: Greig: Milne: Aberdeenshire
Moreland: Lanarkshire, Whitehaven in Cumbria and Ireland
Cunningham: Lanarkshire, Cumbria and Ireland
Halliday: Falkirk, Stirlingshire and Ireland
Redpath: Stirlingshire and Banbridge
McKay:

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Re: Are any of these lads your relative?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 14 April 19 23:10 BST (UK) »
Just spotted '8042 Harry Newman 2nd Manchester Regiment (Canadian)' on your post. I'm pretty sure it's my great uncle and was wondering if I could get a copy of the page? What an amazing historical document you have. I'm still trying to find out more about my great uncle but just recently discovered that he sustained shrapnel injuries during action on Hill 60 in April of 1915.
Best wishes
Maxine