Author Topic: 1/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers  (Read 2321 times)

Offline Pricey4848

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1/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers
« on: Thursday 12 February 09 21:01 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to prove that Pvte 2519 Thomas Price of the 8th Lancs Fusiliers was my Great Grandad.
I have his medal card and he died 8/4/1915 at Cairo.
I found an entry in a publication ( national roll of the great war?? ) giving his address as 14 lord street, Hulme which fits with the family who lived in Hulme 1870`s to 1950`s.
The big problem is that I cant find Pvte 2519 Price's next of kin to prove he was married to my Great Grandmother Mary Ann who remarried in 1917 to Walter Jones.
Any suggestions or advice much appreciated...also any info re the 1/8th Battalion Lancs Fusiliers would be great....he joined up 1914 in Salford...Thanks
PRICE - Hulme, Manchester / Pershore Worcest.   
ALMOND - Hulme, Manchester
STONE - Hulme, Manchester
FOY/FAY/FAHY - Galway / Hulme, Manchester
MACKINNON / McKinnon - Glasgow / Partick  / Whiteinch / Manchester
HERON - Eastwood/ Blairgowrie / The Gorbals
PATERSON - Glasgow

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Re: 1/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 12 February 09 23:37 GMT (UK) »
Can you get access to the local paper where he lived...Many of the papers 1914-1918 carried obituaries of local lads who were casualties.
If his Service Record didnt survive thats about your best chance.

1/8th were Territorial soldiers.

Soldiers Died In Great War gives born Hulme Resident Salford so looking good.

Lowe(Lower Gornall-Castleford)
Blackburn (Castleford)
Tallon (Whittington Lancs/Hartshead West Yorkshire)

Researching all Great War soldiers from the Spen Valley of West Yorkshire Especially lads from the Cleckheaton Company of 1/4th West Riding Regiment.