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Pte 20979 Harold Shaw MGC


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Hi,

Has anyone done any research on men on the Blackburn Roll of Honour, this man has relatives in Widnes who are trying to find out what they can about him. I know he was killed in action on the Somme on 22/10/1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, he was a member of the Machine Gun Corps infantry. He came from the Blackburn area but has family connections in Widnes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Harry

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His MIC says he was originally Pte 3/21163 Lancashire Fusiliers, and entered theatre of war 2B on 15/11/1915.

Check the long long trail top left, you will probably find which theatre 2B is .

Cheers Mike

Edit: Just had a quick look, 2B is Gallipoli.

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Skipman,

Thanks for the info and assistance, do you or any one else have any idea of the significance of the 3 prefix?

Thanks again

Harry

His MIC says he was originally Pte 3/21163 Lancashire Fusiliers, and entered theatre of war 2B on 15/11/1915.

Check the long long trail top left, you will probably find which theatre 2B is .

Cheers Mike

Edit: Just had a quick look, 2B is Gallipoli.

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To be honest, I don't know what the prefix 3 means. Am sure someone here will know. It's probably covered in the Long Long trail site, top left of screen.

Cheers Mike

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