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Old 02-08-2010, 11:20   #136
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just wanted to congratulate retlaw on his exhibition at howarth art gallery , which i visited on saturday, there was a picture of a Pte J Ormerod was he my gt grandfather 27670 L.N.L ?
James Ormerod. Private 27670. Loyal North Lancs.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:16   #137
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James Ormerod. Private 27670. Loyal North Lancs.
lived at 9 Stone Row, Clayton le Moors.

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Thats right , but you had a photograph on display of a Pte J Ormerod i wanted to know if it was him
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Old 02-08-2010, 13:05   #138
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Thats right , but you had a photograph on display of a Pte J Ormerod i wanted to know if it was him
The J. Ormerod in the display is James Ormerod Private in the East Lancs, one of 3 brothers of New Lane, Oswaldtwistle, who served in the forces.
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Old 02-08-2010, 14:10   #139
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fiddlesticks !!!!

did all soldiers have photo taken? how would i find the photo of my james ormerod?
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Old 02-08-2010, 17:36   #140
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fiddlesticks !!!!

did all soldiers have photo taken? how would i find the photo of my james ormerod?
Whats with the fiddlesticks. ?
Most soldiers had their photo's taken in uniform, to send home to relatives.
As for your james ormerod if I haven't got his picture, then your going to have to ask any of his surviving relatives if they have one.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:15   #141
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I tried ****** but the swear filter got me ha ha ha!! he only has 3 children left and i know 2 haven't got A picture the 3rd i've not seen since i was a child

thanks anyway
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Old 09-08-2010, 19:23   #142
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Is this what you are after.
I can anticipate the next question, what does it all mean.


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Old 09-08-2010, 20:47   #143
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Is this what you are after.
I can anticipate the next question, what does it all mean.

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Old 10-08-2010, 08:30   #144
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No i understand most of that apart from what was that saying happened on 14/3/1919 , is that when his service ended ? i know it says he was in france but i believe he was also in salonica and while he was there contracted malaria on number of occaisions
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:53   #145
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Do you have any personal details of him ? where he lived ? mothers/fathers name etc?
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Old 10-08-2010, 13:25   #146
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No i understand most of that apart from what was that saying happened on 14/3/1919 , is that when his service ended ? i know it says he was in france but i believe he was also in salonica and while he was there contracted malaria on number of occaisions
Discharged to Class Z Army reserve in 1919.
awarded the 1915 Star when he went to France in Sept 1915. Soldiers went all over the world during WW1, some with as many as five different postings and regiments.
Unless he lived in Greater Accrington, I won't know of him.

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Old 11-08-2010, 16:36   #147
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Went up there today .
Spent some time looking but to no avail .
Looks like there are no pics for me.
There again I did like seeing the pics.
A lot of work,thought and detemination gone into this collection. I was well impressed, thanks
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Old 13-09-2010, 16:40   #148
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Retlaw, my grandfather(mothers side) was Thomas Barnes, originally from Baxenden I think,lived on Frederick Street in the 40's.
As I remember, he may have lied about his age to join up. He was a British Army boxing champion(featherweight or lightweight??) he said, he certainly had the flattest nose I've ever seen!
My grandmother always said he was as mad(or stupid) as he was because a German smashed a rifle butt on his head.I'm sure she said he had to have his helmet cut off or levered off, although I can't see that. I'm sure I have a photo of him in his uniform. If it's any use to you I'll try to find it.
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Old 13-09-2010, 19:04   #149
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Retlaw, my grandfather(mothers side) was Thomas Barnes, originally from Baxenden I think,lived on Frederick Street in the 40's.
As I remember, he may have lied about his age to join up. He was a British Army boxing champion(featherweight or lightweight??) he said, he certainly had the flattest nose I've ever seen!
My grandmother always said he was as mad(or stupid) as he was because a German smashed a rifle butt on his head.I'm sure she said he had to have his helmet cut off or levered off, although I can't see that. I'm sure I have a photo of him in his uniform. If it's any use to you I'll try to find it.
Thomas Barnes.
Sgt, 13337. Cameronians.
Awarded M.M. Oct 1916.
Parents lived at 18 Hill St, Baxenden.
Wife & one child lived at 42 Frederick St, Acc.

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Old 14-09-2010, 11:53   #150
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I'd no idea he was awarded the Military Medal, he never mentioned it but then he never mentioned the War. Perhaps the happy hours he spent in the trenches and trudging across No-Mans-Land explain why his behaviour was sometimes a little strange? PTS or shell shock?
Thanks for that info, Retlaw, I spent last night trying to find out more(unsuccessfully) but I'll keep looking.
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