Here’s the link to Dianne Norwood’s site in her grandad. www.manchesterpals.co.uk. George was Signal Sergeant for the 17th Battalion, surviving hostilities and finishing the war as an Officer Cadet. Dianne is seeking a Menu for her Grandad’s Christmas Dinner in 1916! More to follow…
Here’s some photos to help Dianne with the photo ID in the Xiv Platoon Pic. I think George is in the middle of the second row from the back, behind Lieutenant Whittall.
Dianne’s site clearly shows George’s Service Medals, his Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal.
8852 Sergeant George Royle of the 17th Manchesters also won awards for valour (Croix de Guerre) and I’m seeking further details of Dianne’s grandfather’s MM. This information is not included in the Official Record but Michael Stedman’s schedule for the DCM does recognise George’s MM. Here’s the link for Dianne’s further work https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3848370
Great thanks. It will all help in me finding the Christmas menu & more about my grandfather.
Or would you say the middle row, as I believe there are 5 rows looking at the photograph. My dad & I are 100% certain it is him – it’s the nose…… Do you have a full size photograph that you could send to me by email & then I can print one off. Thanks Di
I’ve added another section of the image showing the chap in the tram guards uniform you were thinking of. The original is a pdf, not jpeg. Please may I post the pic of George with his Dad? I’d also like to post the menu to assist with your quest. Could this be subject to Michael Stedman’s copyright?
Tim, I have sent an email to Michael Stedman but have heard nothing back, he was also very helpful & it was him that informed me about Don Bradshaw, he apparently sold his collection (Christmas menu in his collection) as he was raising money for his disabled son. As soon as I have heard from Michael Stedman I will let you know. By all means you can put the photos on your website. Thanks Di
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I have now entered my grandfather, Signal Sgt George Royle DCM MM on the Imperial War Museum’s “Lives of the First World War”.
Good Work. I’ve added the link to George’s post. I tried to read the newspaper articles again and struggled with two of them. Can you try to take photos of the originals again. I think you would then be able to add them as thumbnails. Pte Adshead is probably one of George’s Signallers and I wanted to see if there is anything else that can be found. I have no record of him being 17th Bttn, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t. MM Citations weren’t published in the LG, so these articles provide the main explanation for the reason for the awards.
Thanks Tim, I did take some photos & they are more readable on my website http://www.manchesterpals.co.uk tag – Home After The War. Also see the citation on the MM on the a copy from the book dated 03 September 1919. (Tag – Medals Awarded) Thanks again.
Well Done. I can now see the other men were Cheshires.