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2nd Lt. Edmund Outram, Manchester Regt.


kenmorrison
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Can anyone help me identify this man's Battalion, please.

His service record has yet to be digitised.

2nd Lt. Edmund Outram was killed on 1 July 1916.

The CWGC Register shows him as 26th Bn of the Manchester Regt. but this was a Reserve Bn.

Many thanks

Ken

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Promenade is correct.

My apologies - a couple of pages of the battalion history had stuck together. It has him and Capt Mather commanding 5 - 8 Platoons, B Company, later noting that at the end of the action, he and eleven men were missing.

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Excellent! Many thanks everyone.

Incidentally, his father was a Captain in the Mercantile Marine and commanded the SS Alsatian when it became an armed merchant cruiser; and the flag-ship of the 10th Cruiser Squadron.

He was awarded the DSO for services in Patrol Cruisers (L/G 6/8/1915)

Ken

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According to his papers he was was killed with 19th Manchesters.

Promenade

Does his Service Record provide any other enlightening information?

Tim

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Does his Service Record provide any other enlightening information?

Tim

Presumably, as Joe has his papers, then there's a LIverpool connection.

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Regarding the Liverpool connection, in 1911 Edmund, aged 15 - born Glasgow, was at boarding school, St Oswald's College Lower Middle School at Ellesmere in Shropshire.

His mother, Agnes, was at Gateacre Brow, Prescott, Liverpool. (married for 17 years 1 child)

Captain Edmund Outram married Agnes Young in Glasgow in 1894 and Edmund (junior) was born there in 1895.

It's possible he attended Bellahouston Academy in Glasgow as there is a Lt. Edmund Outram on the school memorial but his regt. is shown as the Loyal North Lancs.

However I don't see such a casualty on CWGC or anywhere else.

Ken

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By the by, I suspect his attachment still to the 26th Bn is that he had only just joined the 19th battalion - presumably the paperwork never caught up with him.

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Guest RFC1917MC

Hi There,

Mike from Australia here.

I note your forum subject of Lt. Edmund Outram, Mancheter Regt, K.I.A

Also note the details of his Father, Commander Edmund Outram, D.S.O, RNR

I have an interest in his father Edmund senior, though I don't profess to know everything

Wondering if you are related, or what the interest might be.

I look forward to hearing from you

Cheers Mike

PS: I have only just found the post today June 27th 2015

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