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.
John Lewis 1914 Courtesy Helen Wolfenden
Private John Lewis wearing the ‘Tram Guards’ uniform provided by the City and replaces in early 1915 by khaki. Courtesy Helen Wolfenden