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Re: Corp Thomas Brassington
« Reply #9 on: Friday 21 September 12 11:32 BST (UK) »
Baptisms: 21 Aug 1907 Stowell Memorial, Salford, Lancashire, England
Harry Oliver Brassington - Child of Thomas Brassington & Eva
    Abode: 21 Blodwell Street Seedley
    Occupation: Painter
    Baptised by: H. S. Taggart
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Re: Corp Thomas Brassington
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 07 March 19 01:38 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so very much for the information.
I appreciate your time.

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Re: Corp Thomas Brassington
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 09 March 19 10:44 GMT (UK) »
Medal records show he went to France on 23 November 1915 and served with 15 Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.  He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, his body was never found hence his name on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.  Some 300 of the battalion, over half its strength,  were missing after the 1 July attack which took place to the east of Thiepval Wood. On the map and image at the link:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01nhm/

their attack was on the part of the enemy line in red that runs from about where Ch is printed below the large number 5 of 25, northwards to the R of Thiepval Road.

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Re: Corp Thomas Brassington
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 09 March 19 23:38 GMT (UK) »
MaxD, Thank you so much!
All so much to learn and so many places I didnít know to look.

I am looking for Thomasís younger brother Harold Fraser as well, but am having very little success.


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Re: Corp Thomas Brassington
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 10 March 19 09:33 GMT (UK) »
To complete the picture on Thomas - his medal card and the relevant war diary are both at the National Archives, downloadable for £3.50 although you can see the former on the preview image without downloading'
Card ; http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1461634
Diary: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7353772
Both are on Ancestry if you have a sub I'll send the links.

Post what you have on the brother, is this the Harold born 1887?

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Re: Corp Thomas Brassington
« Reply #14 on: Monday 11 March 19 01:18 GMT (UK) »
Thank you MaxD for more information on Thomas. 
I am sorry but do not understand the term ďsubĒ.  I would like the links please and thank you.
Harold was born October 01, 1898. I posted in Lancashire Look up. Harold lived in Salford.

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Re: Corp Thomas Brassington
« Reply #15 on: Monday 11 March 19 07:16 GMT (UK) »
"sub" = subscription ;D

You can only view images on Ancestry if you pay a subscription.
FindMyPast similarly only allow viewing of images if you have paid.
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Re: Corp Thomas Brassington
« Reply #16 on: Monday 11 March 19 10:45 GMT (UK) »
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01nhv/    Medal card

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01nhw/   War diary

As KGarrad rightly says (and I should have been clearer) the links only work if you have a subscription to Ancestry.  But, as said, the medal card can be seen quite easily for free on the preview image at the National Archives link if you don't want to download it and the war diary is there for £3.50 which is much less that an Ancestry sub!!

I shall reply on the other thread about Harold Fraser.

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Re: Corp Thomas Brassington
« Reply #17 on: Monday 11 March 19 18:04 GMT (UK) »
Thank you.
I believe if I go down to the library and book time on their computer they have access to Ancestry in their genealogy room.


Susan