By John Harley
The sixth Battalion, The Manchester Regiment, was once a prewar Territorial unit. a lot of its contributors held "white collar" positions hired via the City's criminal, monetary and stockbroking practices or labored for the key advertisement corporations buying and selling and production cotton items. It went out of the country in September 1914, taking with it many new recruits who might adopt their uncomplicated education while the Battalion shaped a part of the British garrison in Egypt.It observed motion at Gallipoli from may possibly 1915 till the evacuation on the finish of the 12 months and interesting crusade is handled in massive element. The Battalion back to Egypt till the spring of 1917 whilst it moved to France.The Manchesters observed average motion for many of 1918, coming lower than assault within the German offensive in March. during the summer time and autumn, the Battalion took half within the strengthen to Victory and was once nonetheless advancing while the Armistice was once signed in November.The ebook additionally recounts the historical past of the second...
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Aged 25, he was a regular member of the lacrosse first team and had represented Cheshire, the North of England and, on one occasion, had played for England against Canada. Writing home, he told of the trip south ‘After being on the train 14 hours, we arrived at Southampton and went aboard the SS Corsican. Arthur, Nip and myself and all our boys had a good sleep on the train. The boat we are on was one of the first boats to get to the Titanic when she went down. ’ Ridley Sheldon, the Heydon brothers and the other new recruits would undertake their basic army training while ‘on the job’.
Writing home, he told of the trip south ‘After being on the train 14 hours, we arrived at Southampton and went aboard the SS Corsican. Arthur, Nip and myself and all our boys had a good sleep on the train. The boat we are on was one of the first boats to get to the Titanic when she went down. ’ Ridley Sheldon, the Heydon brothers and the other new recruits would undertake their basic army training while ‘on the job’. Lance Corporal Sidney ‘Cider’ Heydon, from Stockport. The men who had not volunteered for overseas service would form the nucleus of a new Battalion which would shortly be officially designated as the 2nd/6th.
Oxford Street and Palace Theatre. Sergeant Thomas Worthington. Britain had a long tradition of part-time military service dating back to the Militias and, more recently, the Volunteer Battalions. Their role was one of home defence at times of national crisis. Some units had, however, fought in South Africa during the Boer War but individual men could not be obliged to serve overseas. In 1908, reforms to the army structure created the Territorial Force with a streamlined command structure and the continued primary role on British shores.