By John Harley
The sixth Battalion, The Manchester Regiment, used to be a prewar Territorial unit. lots of its contributors held "white collar" positions hired via the City's felony, monetary and stockbroking practices or labored for the foremost advertisement corporations 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 uncomplicated education while the Battalion shaped a part of the British garrison in Egypt.It observed motion at Gallipoli from may perhaps 1915 until eventually the evacuation on the finish of the yr and interesting crusade is handled in enormous element. The Battalion again to Egypt until eventually the spring of 1917 while it moved to France.The Manchesters observed commonplace motion for many of 1918, coming less than assault within the German offensive in March. during the summer time and autumn, the Battalion took half within the improve to Victory and used to be nonetheless advancing while the Armistice was once signed in November.The e-book additionally recounts the heritage of the second...
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Worthington worked as an accountant for the practice of David Smith, Garnett & Co, 61 Brown Street, Manchester and was an Associate of the Society of Accountants and Auditors (a rival body to the Institute of Chartered Accountants). Unlike many of his friends in the battalion, his game was hockey rather than lacrosse and he is believed to have played for the Bramhall club. His father had taught him to shoot as a boy and he was skilled with the rifle. He had won ‘C’ Company’s Challenge Cup in 1913.
So, the plan was that the Territorials would go to Egypt which, legally still part of the Ottoman Empire, had been under British occupation for many years. Britain had invaded in 1882 and its troops were still stationed there to guard the strategically important Suez Canal. The Regulars currently on garrison duty could then be moved to France and Belgium. In due course, fully trained Territorials would also go to the Western Front, being replaced in turn by troops from India. It was a busy few days, making ready to pack up and go.
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