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#1 scrappydoo

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:02 PM

Hi I am trying to find photos of 12th battalion manchester regiment around the time leading up to 7/7/1916

as my wifes grandad died that date in france we beleive he was killed during in the attack at Contalmaison France and have visited the memorial to the 12th batt manchester reg

it stands alongside the manchester reg memorial Contalmaison
my wifes grandad was private james henry hancock 23492 12h batt manchester reg died 7/7/1916 any pics of his reg or him would be greatly appreciated as she has no photos of him

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:25 PM

Hello Eric
Welcome to the great war forum , here is James H Hancock details from CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/...casualty=788948

your best bet finding pictures is from, local newspapers archives!!! .
These links are from the Long Long Trail which is the best place to start researching on family members
12th (Service) Battalion
Formed at Ashton-under-Lyne in September 1914 as part of K2 and attached to 52nd Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division. Moved to Wimborne in January 1915 and in May 1915 went on to Hursley Park.
17 July 1915 : landed at Boulogne.
24 September 1917 : absorbed HQ and two squadrons of the dismounted Duke of Lancaster's Yeomanry.


http://www.1914-1918.net/mancs.htm
http://www.1914-1918.net/17div.htm

I hope this helps
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Ian