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 Post subject: Kirkham Pals
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:42 am 
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http://www.fyldehistorynetwork.co.uk/page30.html .

This contains a list of names of kirkham men who marched to Preston to enlist at the public hall for Kitcheners army .Includes Service records and personal details .
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 Post subject: Re: Kirkham Pals
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:12 am 
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Ted, that's a good website, thanks. Both my grandads are on the list of service records, one survived, one didn't!

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 Post subject: Re: Kirkham Pals
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:52 am 
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Thanks Frank . I should have been more accurate in stating Kirkham and Wesham Pals and men from Kirkham and Wesham . Do you remember Bill Hogarth , Gerry's father . He was a Wesham man listed who was wounded at Festubert . He showed me his war wound in his upper arm and shoulder . He survived the war , worked on the railways and died at a good age in the mid late sixties .


















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 Post subject: Re: Kirkham Pals
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:48 pm 
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Did these men get to serve in the same battalion together, teddyboy? If so, which one was it?


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 Post subject: Re: Kirkham Pals
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:57 pm 
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Thanks for your query Phil . A cursory examination of the personal details of the soldiers who signed on at the public hall would suggest that the guys who signed on on that date , were spread far and wide in various regiments , battalions and theatres of the war . i think a large number joined The Loyals , but i think there might have been one who joined the RAF and one who joined the RN . regards teddyboy .
The details contained in the URL shown above are very ineresting and comprehensive .
regards teddyboy .


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 Post subject: Re: Kirkham Pals
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:48 am 
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Thanks Teddyboy. In WW1 terms, the name "Pals" is normally applied to a group of men from the same locality or having something in common like a trade, who served together in the same unit. Examples would be the Chorley or Accrington Pals, Grimsby Chums etc. The Stockbrokers or Footballers battalions could loosely be termed Pals though they didn`t use the term. But, if the Kirkham men considered themselves to be Pals, who are we to disagree?


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