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Can anyone help me with this man Lt Percy Broatch MC 32/Northumberland Fusiliers won his MC 26th August 1917 Born in Workington around 1886 son of John Broatch living in Gt Broughton North Yorkshire in 1911 Working as a bank cashier in Stokesley North Yorkshire any information on this man or photograph would be appreciated Regards Peter.

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T./2nd Lt. Percy Broatch, North'd Fus. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to- duty. He led his men to attack and got into action on the final objective in a very short time. Although half his men became casualties he kept his mortars in action and supplied with ammunition until relieved three days later. It was only owing  to his brilliant leadership and cheerful example  that the mortars were kept in action
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INFANTRY. The   undermentioned,   from   Artists   Rifles. O.T.C.,   to  be  temp.   2nd  Lts.   .— 3  June   1916 ... North'd   Fus. Percy  Broatch

London Gazette 9 June 1916 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29618/page/5744 

 

The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. are transferred from Res. Bns. (except where otherwise stated), with seniority stated against their names : — INFANTRY. Service Battalions. ... North'd Fus.— ... P. Broatch. 3 June 1916.  London Gazette 24 August 1916 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29722/supplement/8388

 

North'd   Fus. Temp.   2nd  Lt.  P.   Broatch,   M.C.,   to  be temp.   Lt.    3  Dec.   1917. London Gazette 17 January 1918 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30481/supplement/945

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1939 Register. Living in High St, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs. He is a bank clerk. Born 28 Jul 1885. Wife Sybil. Seems to be a hotel

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Spent 1896 at Carlisle Grammar School

 

he went on to Bedford Grammar, and the Joint Stock Bank at Stokesley

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Thank you Corisanda & Sotonmate He was a Freemason in Cleveland Lodge 543 at Stokesley joined in September 1914 it recalls him wining the MC.in 1917 I only found this yesterday in old minutes of the Lodge Thank you for all the information Regards Peter.

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Was he related perhaps to these?

BROATCH, WILLIAM. Rank: Private. Service No: 20/1001. Date of Death: 01/07/1916.
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Bn. 
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B. Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.

 

BROATCH, JAMES. Rank: Gunner. Service No: 104553. Date of Death: 09/09/1916.
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery "X" 1st T.M. Bty. 
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A. Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.
Additional Information: A ticket collector on Caledonian Railway.

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Thank you Graeme for the MIC & Kevin these two men are not related thanks Regards Peter.

Thank you Tynesider for that Information regards Peter

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On ‎28‎/‎12‎/‎2016 at 14:17, marine pete said:

Trying to find Photograph of Lt Percy Broatch Northumberland Fusiliers 23 Battalion ?? Regards Peter

 

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