By John Harley
The sixth Battalion, The Manchester Regiment, used to be a prewar Territorial unit. lots of its individuals held "white collar" positions hired by way of the City's felony, monetary and stockbroking practices or labored for the main advertisement agencies buying and selling and production cotton items. It went in a foreign country in September 1914, taking with it many new recruits who might adopt their simple education when the Battalion shaped a part of the British garrison in Egypt.It observed motion at Gallipoli from may well 1915 till the evacuation on the finish of the 12 months and engaging crusade is handled in massive aspect. The Battalion again to Egypt until eventually the spring of 1917 whilst it moved to France.The Manchesters observed common motion for many of 1918, coming lower than assault within the German offensive in March. in the course of the summer season and autumn, the Battalion took half within the develop to Victory and used to be nonetheless advancing while the Armistice used to be signed in November.The ebook additionally recounts the background of the second...
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The deepening crisis started to have an effect in the local area with the Manchester Stock Exchange seeing a dramatic slump in the price of cotton. The 30th brought large increases in the price of flour, butter and bacon in Manchester’s shops. Diplomatic efforts to avoid war continued but looked increasingly futile as Germany massed its army on the French border and refused to confirm to Britain that it intended to respect Belgian neutrality. On 1 August, Germany declared war on Russia and, the following day, moved its troops across the French border.
1 298, William Rainsford Warburton. Later Company Quartermaster Sergeant and Captain and Adjutant. 2 Robert Lister, Stockport Lacrosse Club’s first team goalkeeper. Wounded in action May 1915. Brother of John Bedford Lister, killed in action 5 June 1915. 3 2293, Private Horan served with the Battalion until 25 June 1915, when he received a commission with the Durham Light Infantry. Captain Horan was demobilised from the army on 1 March 1919 and returned to the family home at 1 Esplanade West, Sunderland.
Early November also saw the men undertaking musketry practice. They were scored on shooting at various ranges and targets. It was slow progress for many of the new recruits. On the 6th, whilst the experienced men carried on refining their long distance shooting, the new recruits got their first taste of bayonet fighting. No injuries were reported.
6th Battalion. The Manchester Regiment in the Great War by John Harley