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Serjeant 10606 Daley (Sherwood Foresters)

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b3aver

Hi All. Looking for help on the movements of Thomas Daley(sometimes Daly).

He was BEF 1914 having joined 2nd battalion in 1908. He survived the war and SWB discharge in March 1919. I am looking for any possible info on his transfer date from 2nd Battalion to 11th Battalion, or details on his actions awarding his MM (gazetted Aug 1919) or promotions.

He was wounded on 2 occasions as well but I can't find any info on this either. Just wondered if any old sweat can shed any light on this man who was a rare member of the original army that, I assume, also went to Asiago Plateau.

I am planning on taking his son to visit the areas where he fought during the nearly five long years of war that this man managed to survive. He is in his late 80's but would like to visit as the family were not even aware of the history let alone his MM(no medals were ever seen and war never mentioned until research started in 2014!) I have info on both Battalions movements during the war, and actions at Guisancourt Farm in 1918 but can find no mention by name(or rank) to give clues to his personal involvement during the war. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

David

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ss002d6252

He was noted on a casualty list of 01 Oct 14 as having been wounded and, as of 9 Nov 14, being in 5th Northern General Hospital.

Craig

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b3aver

Thanks Craig that is very helpful. How do you find this info so quickly. I have searched all over the place and just hit a wall every time!

I appreciate your assistance and will add it to my research. Best regards, David

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ss002d6252

Thanks Craig that is very helpful. How do you find this info so quickly. I have searched all over the place and just hit a wall every time!

I appreciate your assistance and will add it to my research. Best regards, David

It's in the British Newspaper Archive's newspaper collection (also available on Find My Past (who do a free 14 day trial )

Craig

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b3aver

I shall visit the site, thankyou very much.

David

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stevem49

Nothing suggesting what he got the MM for but are you sure it was August 1918?

Steve M

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b3aver

Sorry Steve, just realised I wrote 1918, should be August 20th 1919.

thanks, David

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stevem49

Looks like he got it for various good work then, as it is August 1919. Sadly like so many, nothing concrete as to why he got it. Not normally a citation given. No mention in 11th Diary of him getting it prior to end of war and the diarist did list recipients.

Really odd that he does not seem to get a mention anywhere.

Steve

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b3aver

Thanks Steve. I'll keep on searching, something may come up from other soldiers stories that were connected to the battalion. Its strange, like you say, to have no mention.

David.

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mikebriggs

The "Men from the Greenwood" lists him, but as Stave says no details

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b3aver

Thanks Mike. Another spelling difference with his surname I notice!

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stevem49

Might be worth trying all the variations on on Ancestry, FMP and in search engines - just in case!

Steve

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b3aver

Yes Steve, I have exhausted most of them and I am continuing to search through letters and diaries of individuals that were in the same divisions, just incase he gets a mention, long job but very enlightening. Hard to know when to stop getting sidetracked by some of the personal stories.

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stevem49

BRONNO on forum may have something - try a PM to him

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b3aver

Thanks Steve. I shall do that when I get home.

Regards,David

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Trevor Daley
On ‎25‎/‎05‎/‎2016 at 16:38, b3aver said:

Hi All. Looking for help on the movements of Thomas Daley(sometimes Daly).

He was BEF 1914 having joined 2nd battalion in 1908. He survived the war and SWB discharge in March 1919. I am looking for any possible info on his transfer date from 2nd Battalion to 11th Battalion, or details on his actions awarding his MM (gazetted Aug 1919) or promotions.

He was wounded on 2 occasions as well but I can't find any info on this either. Just wondered if any old sweat can shed any light on this man who was a rare member of the original army that, I assume, also went to Asiago Plateau.

I am planning on taking his son to visit the areas where he fought during the nearly five long years of war that this man managed to survive. He is in his late 80's but would like to visit as the family were not even aware of the history let alone his MM(no medals were ever seen and war never mentioned until research started in 2014!) I have info on both Battalions movements during the war, and actions at Guisancourt Farm in 1918 but can find no mention by name(or rank) to give clues to his personal involvement during the war. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

David

I am very interested in any information, as this man was my grandfather. I have some info but not a great deal. trying to find out more.

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clk

Hi Trevor,

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

4 hours ago, Trevor Daley said:

I have some info but not a great deal. trying to find out more.

 

Hopefully David @b3aver will pick up on your post, and may be able to add some detail for you. In the meantime it might be worth posting everything you already know (including genealogical info) so that other Pals who might be able to dig something out for you don't spend time going over old ground.

 

Regards

Chris

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b3aver

Hi Trevor

(& a big thank you to Chris for the poke👍🏻)

i did a lot on this man and ultimately took his grandson Pete, a fireman that I used to work with in Nottingham, all across the battlefields for a week in following his story. From his wounding at Troyon in 1914 to armistice at Bousies and his eventual return home after the war. I produced lots of documentation and a presentation for him. 
pm me and I’ll put you in touch 

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