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I've just got hold of " Cotton Town Comrades"

The Oldham Pals, later 24th Battalion Manchester Regt.

It has the Rolls of the Original Pals, The Officers and Fatalities among Non-Originals.

It also has a photo of the Officers, NCO's and each individual Platoon.

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Is there one on 20th Manchesters? I have just acquired a testament of one who is in Tyne Cot and there is a thread about him under soldiers, name is Lewis Charlesworth.

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Sorry Paul, it's only the 24th. I had a quick look, as I'd noticed in your thread that someone said he may have been posted from another Btn., but there's no Charlesworths listed.

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  • 7 months later...

Can you lookup

Ernest Smith

Anthony Smith

William Smith

George A Smith

Alfred Sales

All lived in Chadderton/Oldham before and after the war and fought.

Thank you

George

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George

I have a copy of this book and have taken a look. I can only find you one of these men.

There is in fact two possibilities for William Smith, a Pte W. Smith 14617 from Failsworth and the one that I think is most likely to be your man:

Pte William Smith 14757. C Coy. 10 Pl. Stretcher bearer. Born 1893. Single, spinner. 4yrs. 1mo. service; 3yrs. 2mo. overseas. Gordon Spinning Co.Hollinwood. Home address, 174 Coalshaw Green Rd, Chadderton.

The platoon group pictures in the book are quite poor quality so I dont think they would be at all clear if I attempt to scan them.

If you wish I could give it a go and e-mail it to you.

I would be happy to do any other look ups if anyone requires.

Dave

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There is in fact two possibilities for William Smith, a Pte W. Smith 14617 from Failsworth and the one that I think is most likely to be your man:

Pte William Smith 14757. C Coy. 10 Pl. Stretcher bearer. Born 1893. Single, spinner. 4yrs. 1mo. service; 3yrs. 2mo. overseas. Gordon Spinning Co.Hollinwood. Home address, 174 Coalshaw Green Rd, Chadderton.

Just to muddy the waters a little...

I've found another Oldham William Smith - 1759 Cpl. William Smith 1/10 Manchester Regiment. (this was an Oldham Territorial unit). He was evacuated (either wounded or sick - I'm unsure) from Gallipoli.

Dave

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George,

Just rechecked the book just in case I had made a typo with the date, but can still confirm the date mentioned is 1893.

No to say that there could have been a mistake made somewhere else along the line.

Do you have any further details of William Smith that may be able to help identify the right man?

Dave

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I have another clue now, made contact with his grandson this year, he told me that William fought in Palestine in WW1. Whether that will help you or not I don't know.

Thanks

George

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