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9th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment


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I am hoping there is an expert on here regarding the Kings Own, particularly the 9th Bn.

I have all the available records for the following man, his MIC, Medal Rolls, Pension Ledger Cards. There is no Silver War Badge, and no service or pension papers. He served in Salonika and he survived the war. 

18912 Pte Percy Ashton. Can anyone tell me when and where he enlisted? (I have looked at SWB records of close numbers, but would like a more exact date. Any other specialist knowledge - parents, wife, etc would be perfect. I don't have access to casualty lists, but if he shows up on one then it should give a place of birth or residence?

BillyH.

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when he was admitted to hospital on 2/11/1917 he is shown as serving for 3 years and 2 months. No indication as to place of enlistment.

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5 minutes ago, ajsmith said:

when he was admitted to hospital on 2/11/1917 he is shown as serving for 3 years and 2 months. No indication as to place of enlistment.

Thanks for that, it is also what I was getting from SWB records for 3 close'ish numbers.

BillyH.

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By coincidence I’m researching the 8th KORL with two men who moved across to the 9th and Salonica 

He has a pension record which details malaria and a 20% disbalilty.  You say you have the pension docs so no doubt have the Manchester and Liverpool addresses.

he wouldn’t get a SWB unless discharged from the Malaria he was pensioned for.  

His card also  references service in the Cheshires (NFI).  This may have been at the end of the war?

Star medal roll and MiC gives you a date of disembarkation as 4.9.15 to France which is of course most useful. Date suggests he is likely an original member of the Bn as they arrived in France in Sept 1915 but quickly moved to Salonica.  Sadly the war diary is not digitised and is at Kew. 

I have looked through the casualty lists (via national Library of Scotland)  from July 1917 and he’s not in there.  Earlier than April 1917 may see him in Times which I haven’t looked thorough. 

There a couple of book/docs you can buy on the 9th should you wish here: 

http://www.kingsownmuseum.com/shop01.htm

 

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Thanks for the reply, but I already had that info. The addresses on the pension cards didn't help.

BillyH.

 

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