Inspired by interviews and notes by a member of the 2nd City Battalion of the Manchester Regiment, this site portrays the particular group of volunteer soldiers, from enlistment to their service in the Battle of the Somme. In memory of the contributor of the journal, Private Allan Arthur Bell 8055 and the Pals that served with him. Copyright Bell Family. All rights reserved. Please see acknowledgments and feel free to comment in the Guest Book or individual Posts.
Hi ,it looks like the 17th were in the thick of the Trones Wood ,my grandfarther John Carr had wrote the name Trones Wood and many other place names in the front of his little bible he joined the Manchester regiment aged 17 in 1914, he was with the 19th, D company.
It’s good to hear from you. To hear more about the 19th Bttn. action at Trones, please read
The Manchesters forum is also great. If you want a photo of John’s Platoon, let me know. I’d be interested to know what other info. you may have on him. MIC, Records etc? I’m happy to look up some bits & bobs, so long as I don’t duplicate what you already have.
The Bible sounds like a great family treasure. I imagine “Montauban” is also written inside.
I couldn’t resist a bit of research and found your grandfather’s service record. Corporal John Carr, 12293 – 19th Manchesters Feel free to let me have any other information.
Hi Tim many thanks for the info , the names are Somme,Montauban,Trones Wood,Guillemont,Givenchy,1917Arriars,Ypres,1918 M/C Hill Flanders then in French Cest la guerre Fini .He was a lucky lad how any one survived all that .His brother Bill was wounded at the somme then sent over to Ireland .Not sure what regiment he was in . Thanks again Dave Carr Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 22:07:14 +0000 To: email@example.com
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