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Thomas Lightfoot


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Name Thomas Lightfoot
Gender Male
Enlistment Age 26
Birth Date abt 1889
Marriage Date 27 Oct 1913
Marriage Place Prat Agterian Church Grosmont Sq All Saints Manchester
Document Date 1915
Residence Place 13 Damley St, Old Trafford Manchester
Military Date 1915
Relationship to Soldier Self (Head)
Regimental Number 136961rga
Regiment Name Royal Field Artillery
Number of Images 2
Form Title Short Service Attestation
 
Just now, TomWW1 said:
Name Thomas Lightfoot
Gender Male
Enlistment Age 26
Birth Date abt 1889
Marriage Date 27 Oct 1913
Marriage Place Prat Agterian Church Grosmont Sq All Saints Manchester
Document Date 1915
Residence Place 13 Damley St, Old Trafford Manchester
Military Date 1915
Relationship to Soldier Self (Head)
Regimental Number 136961rga
Regiment Name Royal Field Artillery
Number of Images 2
Form Title Short Service Attestation
 

I know nothing more than this about him but I would like to know more 

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Looking at the typos, I think the address is Darnley Street, but the church....

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Find My Past hold some paperwork for him. His Casualty Form - Active Service shows that he enlisted on 28.8.1916 (image courtesy of Find MY Past)

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The attached image (courtesy of Find My Past) shows that he was in the Anti Aircraft Reserve Brigade

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The attached image (courtesy of Find My Past) shows that when he was de-mobbed (on the 30 April 1919, to Class 'Z') his place of residence was in Manchester.

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He also has a surviving record under the service number 164979, 3rd Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery -- this shows that he attested on the 8 December 1915 but not mobilised until 18 August 1916. A search of he Medal Index Cards and Medal Rolls has failed to find anything for this man meaning that he did not serve overseas.

(images courtesy of Find My Past)

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5 hours ago, TomWW1 said:
Name Thomas Lightfoot
Gender Male
Enlistment Age 26
Birth Date abt 1889
Marriage Date  
Marriage Place Prat Agterian Church Grosmont Sq All Saints Manchester
Document Date 1915
Residence Place 13 Damley St, Old Trafford Manchester
Military Date 1915
Relationship to Soldier Self (Head)
Regimental Number 136961rga
Regiment Name Royal Field Artillery
Number of Images 2
Form Title Short Service Attestation
 

I know nothing more than this about him but I would like to know more 

My machine can't find Grosmont Square, Manchester, and I haven't tried the Church (Presbyterian?),

aim

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15 hours ago, Allan1892 said:

He also has a surviving record under the service number 164979, 3rd Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery -- this shows that he attested on the 8 December 1915 but not mobilised until 18 August 1916. A search of he Medal Index Cards and Medal Rolls has failed to find anything for this man meaning that he did not serve overseas.

(images courtesy of Find My Past)

Lightfoot 4.jpg

Lightfoot 5.jpg

Allan, I thank you all for this I could not for the life of me find this information on Ancestry 

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14 hours ago, aim said:

My machine can't find Grosmont Square, Manchester, and I haven't tried the Church (Presbyterian?),

There is a good write up the history of Grosvenor Square on this link - click

And it clearly refers to Presbyterian Church. There is a full write up here - click. It was demolished in 1974

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1 hour ago, TomWW1 said:

I could not for the life of me find this information on Ancestry 

It is on Ancestry - click

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