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Private J Blagg Manchester Regiment


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Information please on Private 22105 J Blagg 23rd Battalion Manchester Regiment who died on 08/05/1916.

Regards Richard

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Name: BLAGG

Initials: J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment

Unit Text: 23rd Bn.

Date of Death: 08/05/1916

Service No: 22105

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: III. F. 1.

Cemetery: ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE

Relation?

Albert Blagg Manchester Regiment, Army Ordnance Corps 22106, 043039

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Hi

SDGW James Blagg, b. Beswick, Manchester, perhaps another pal can give you full details, Can't find him on Ancestry, yet!

Regards Barry

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Hi

James W Blagg, son of Humphrey and Sarah, Brother, Albert from Beswick, Manchester

Regards Barry

Ps On 1891 and 1901 censuses, James born 1892, Albert 1888

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I think might help

Cheers

Atnomis

23rd (Pals) Battalion The Manchester Regiment (8th City)

On the night of 1st/2nd May a raiding party of three officers and eighteen men went out and bombed the German trenches. For this work the Brigade Commander personally conveyed the congratulations of the Divisional Commander on the complete success of the raid. A further raid took place on 8 May but was held up by wire in their attempt to enter the enemy trenches. As a result two men were killed and nine wounded. The divisional commander in person heartily congratulated to raiding party for their gallant conduct during this operation and Military Medals were awarded to 22745 Sergeant A Hare, 22144 Corporal J O'Connor, 28512, Private W Lee and 21626 Private W Townley.

On that same day there was heavy shellfire on the trenches, no doubt in response to the earlier raid, and seven men were killed and fifteen wounded. Major Ballantyne, who had been in temporary command of the battalion was wounded and died of his wounds on the14th. The battalion then moved into rest billets at Fosse on the 14th. Back to the trenches on the 22nd when it took over the Ferne du Bois trenches from the 18th HLI. On the 26th it was relieved by 20th Lancashire Fusiliers and moved to support billets at La Touret and King's Head. Major E L Maxwell assumed command on the 28th and the battalion moved back into the Ferne du Bois trenches the following day.

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Hi All

There was another brother George H Blagg born 1886. I think he joined the Manchester Regt. as well

Regards Barry

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Name: James Blagg

Birth Place: Beswick, Manchester

Residence: Manchester

Death Date: 8 May 1916

Rank: Private

Regiment: Manchester Regiment

Battalion: 23rd Battalion.

Number: 22105

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theater of War: Aldershot

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1901 England Census

about James W Blagg

Name: James W Blagg

Age: 9

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892

Relation: Son

Father's Name: Humphrey

Mother's Name: Sarah

Gender: Male

Where born: Manchester, Lancashire, England

Civil parish: South Manchester

Ecclesiastical parish: Rushulme Holy Trinity

County/Island: Lancashire

Country: England

Street Address:

Looks like Slein Place

Occupation: Port Boy

Registration district: Chorlton

Sub-registration district: Ardwick

ED, institution, or vessel: 64

Neighbors: View others on page

Household schedule number: 288

Household Members: Name Age

Humphrey Blagg 56

Sarah Blagg 50

George H Blagg 15

Albert Blagg 13

James W Blagg 9

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Atnomis

Interested to learn your source for your "what happened on the day" post above. Have you taken this direct from the war diary or is there a different published source?

John

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Thanks Guys but I don't think this is the man I'm looking for I'm looking for a J Blagg with a Belper connection.

Regards Richard

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You're welcome, Richard.

I look forward to the next time you ask for details for a specific person, get a full response and then decide it can't have been him anyway.

Now, if you'd just added to your original post, "Did he come from Belper?", we might all have saved a bit of effort. But not had as much fun of course.

John

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You're welcome, Richard.

I look forward to the next time you ask for details for a specific person, get a full response and then decide it can't have been him anyway.

Now, if you'd just added to your original post, "Did he come from Belper?", we might all have saved a bit of effort. But not had as much fun of course.

John

Hi John you're right! I will put the bit about Belper in next time!

Regards Richard

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