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Military Band WW1
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Band of the 5th Manchesters. All Wiganer.

Comment by: Lauren B on 19th October 2016 at 12:51

Does anyone know any names of any of the people on this photo?
Think I've managed to spot my Great Great Great Grandad but I'm unsure to whether its definitely him.

or... does anybody know the date of this photo?

thanks in advance :)

Comment by: pete barker on 21st October 2016 at 19:05

The 5th Manchesters were T.A. and based near to me at Hollingworth Lake near Rochdale in late 1914 . There are a number of pics of them at that place on the web. Unfortunately not many came back as they were sent to the bloodbath that was Gallipoli.

Comment by: pete barker on 22nd October 2016 at 02:34

1/5th (Wigan), Territorial Force, which sailed from Southampton on September 10, 1914.

The 5th, 7th, and some 8th Battalions of the Manchester Regiment were here at Hollingworth Lake up till September 1914.

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