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'Formerly Manchester Regiment'

Stephen Barker

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1. In Soldiers Died in The Great War several men who enlisted together in the same place (Wigan) and who spent the duration of the war in one unit (8th East Lancs) before being killed, are recorded as being formerly of the Manchester Regt. I know these men were in the 8th East Lancs early on its formation. Why if they enlisted in the Manchester Regt. did they transfer to the East Lancs? What might the circumstances be?

2. In In Soldiers Died in The Great War a chap who is recorded as being born at a place called Ballaghaderreen, County Mayo is reported as enlisting at quote - "Wigan (Ballaghaderreen)" What does this mean? That he enlisted in Ireland and the papers were then sent to Wigan?

I'd be really grateful for some answers.


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