Buccaneer, on 02 August 2011 - 05:06 PM, said:
I'm also not sure about the medal(s) being undeliverable either.
Thomas Myers father William (and his other sisters) lived at Lorn Street. In fact, the last Myers to leave that house was his elder sister Ada in 1955. So if the medal was delivered to his home address, why couldn't his father take delivery? Did they have some kind of signed for postage in 1914-18, whereby no signature, no handing over then returned to sender?
Thomas was killed (don't know how yet) in May 1918. He had come through the lot, and ran out of luck 6 months before the armistice.
Ada Myers was my Great, Great GrandMother on my maternal side, however I never knew her. My mum didn't talk much about her side of the family so I’ve only recently found out I had a relative who was killed in WW1. I thought my only links to WW1 were through my paternal Grandfather who served in the Royal Navy.
I see from your posting you have an image of Thomas’s Soldier’s Army book but for some reason I can’t view it! Would you be prepared to share an image with me?
Not sure if you have seen it but there is a picture of the 16th
Battalion taken in Camp at Heaton Park, Manchester – sadly the names of the men are only given in alpha order so I don’t know where Thomas is in the picture – happy to post it here if you would like a copy.
All the best