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John_Hartley

Memorial scroll issued by local council

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John_Hartley

A photo of the following scroll was sent to me by somebody who had spotted the guy's write-up on my website. Until then, I didnt know Stockport had issued a scroll. Was it something that many local councils did?

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John_Hartley

Hopefully better quality

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themonsstar

Hi John

I have the same one, but it was from Stretford to Pte Arthur Page 7th Manchester Regt.

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Bernard_Lewis

Not seen this for Swansea.

Bernard

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Brummie Nick

We have this one sent by Birmingham.

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Brummie Nick

Sorry its turned out so large

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John_Hartley
I have the same one, but it was from Stretford

Roy - If it's the same, any idea if it was "standard design" round the Manchester area?

Nick - is that the Neville Chamberlain who has signed the Brummie one?

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themonsstar

Hi John

It was designed by Alan Tabor, Manchester, This one as the Stretford Coat of Arms.

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AB64

I have this scroll issued by Hamilton council for a soldier who survived

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And this postcard which seems to show a scroll issued by Motherwell council for one who didnt make it

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Alistair

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John_Hartley

Roy

Thanks. Yes, Tabor's name is on the Stockport one as well.

John

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edwin astill

The Neville Chamberlain in Brummie Nick's posting was the same chap who took us into WW2. The Chamberlains had Birmingham pretty well sewn up during the late 19th and early 20th Century.

Edwin

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PBI

Hello Edwin,i have this Man on my Local memorial for WW1..any relation to You??

2Lt.Ernest W.R.D. Astill.

9th London Regiment.

KIA 30.03.18.

Pozieres Mem.

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Brummie Nick
Roy - If it's the same, any idea if it was "standard design" round the Manchester area?

Nick - is that the Neville Chamberlain who has signed the Brummie one?

Yep! thats the one "Peace in our time" and all that.

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John_Hartley

Edwin/Nick

Ta for the confirmation. Am I right in thinking his father was also a previous Lord Mayor of England's third city? :ph34r:

Harters - at times a Mancunian :D

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Brummie Nick

I don't think 'Joe' was ever Lord Mayor of Manchester. :D

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Mercian Volunteer

Manchester Reference Library has a collection of these Memorial Cards from local towns around Manchester as part of their archive collection. The printer was based in Manchester, hence the local connection. They tended to be very colourful in appearance as in the Stockport example.

Steve

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John_Hartley

Cheers, Steve

See you Thursday?

John

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Petroc

A mate of mine has his Great-Grandfather's scroll (ex-RFA 14-18 war), presented by the town of Bolton, Lancs, in recognition of service; he was not a casualty and survivied the war physiaclly intact. I myself have my own Grandfather's presentaion scroll, issued by the town of Barnstaple, Devon, for the same reason; again, as a L/Cpl, CMP, for the later 39-45 conflict; he too survived the war....an interesting slant on the topic?

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AB64

The Hamilton example I posted is for a non-casualty

Alistair

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stevem49
A mate of mine has his Great-Grandfather's scroll (ex-RFA 14-18 war), presented by the town of Bolton, Lancs, in recognition of service; he was not a casualty and survivied the war physiaclly intact. I myself have my own Grandfather's presentaion scroll, issued by the town of Barnstaple, Devon, for the same reason; again, as a L/Cpl, CMP, for the later 39-45 conflict; he too survived the war....an interesting slant on the topic?

Whilst not a memorial scroll. My wife's grandfather recieved one from Radcliffe Lancs council on him winning the DCM on the Somme in September 1916, 11 Lancs Fus..

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chrrip

The City of london and the County issued a certificate of service to all their soldiers; whether a casualty or not.

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DMcNay
The City of london and the County issued a certificate of service to all their soldiers; whether a casualty or not.

I wonder if they kept a list of who got one....

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Saints & Sinners

I'm the chap who sent John the Stockport Memorial Scroll, I also have this one which is shortly off to Australia to be reunited with the medals.

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John_Hartley
I'm the chap who sent John the Stockport Memorial Scroll,

Hello, Bob.

I hadnt realised you were a member here (or had forgotten). Hope you didnt mind me posting the query. It's produced some interesting stuff.

John

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