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Remembered Today:

2nd Lt Harry Checkley M.G.C. attached R.A.F.

Andrew Marshall

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Born 13th April 1898

Living at 67, Halifax Road, Rochdale, Lancashire

His father James Checkley was a shopkeeper

Educated at Rochdale Secondary School 1909 – 1915

Victoria University Manchester 1915 – 1917 Honours course in French

09.05.16 – Attested for the Army as Private 42174 Lancashire Fusiliers

10.05.16 – To Army Reserve

11.05.16 – 09.02.17 Officer Training Corps Manchester University Contingent

attaining the rank of Cadet Lance Corporal

30.03.17 Mobilized

02.04.17 Posted to Depot Lancashire Fusiliers as Private 103398

03.04.17 3rd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

05.05.17 Transferred as Private to Machine Gun Corps

26.10.17 Discharged with the rank Lance Corporal to a temporary commission in the M.G.C. sent to 23rd (Cadet) Bn Bisley Camp

01.03.18 Embarked for France

01.03.18 Joined Base Depot

05.03.18 Joined 6th Battalion M.G.C. in the field

23.07.18 Accepted as an Observer in the R.A.F.

29.07.18 Transferred to R.A.F.

28.08.18 "SOMETHING" school in aerial observation (?)

13.04.18 Stonehenge (?)

15.11.18 No1 SN + BD

11.01.19 Discharged No1 Dispersal Area Heaton Park, Manchester

12.01.19 Released from military duty

31.10.22 Issued British War Medal and Victory Medal

Can anyone provide information on what the something would be regarding the school of obversation?

What about Stonehenge?

Is there any information on what happened to the 6th Bn. M.G.C. during the period March to July 1918?

Any help on this chaps details would be appreciated.



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