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25340,Pte,Thomas Baker, ,19th batt,liverpool regt kia,28/03/18,MM,lg,18/06/17.from wavertree,liverpool.

do not have his 14/15 trio or deathpenny.

is there any other pals collectors out there.


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The 3rd pals transport section sgt george to the left.

Hello Joe my name is Mark I work for Sefton council we have a lottery funded project just starting, part of which is researching Sniggery camp at Little Crosby, we have found a ground plan from the 20's I believe the 3RD Battalion used this camp in 1914 if you have any pictures from this time or any other info it would be very welcome.

Thanks Mark

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Hi mark,

I cannot find any record of the 20th pals being at that camp can you check your info again.

as i have them down as being at Knotty ash-Tournament Hall,Hooton park.

Sefton park,Knowsley park,Prescott watch factory.


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I know its a bit late after original posting, but wonderful stuff Rumjar! Do you have any names for the photographs? Looking for a great uncle Philip Sidney Houlgrave who signed up in 1914 and served with the 19th Battalion. Died from wounds in April 1918. Many thanks


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Hi Joe

Thanks for getting back so quickly. I'm afraid I don't have any photo's but wondered if he may have been indicated on any of your images. He was only 5' 5" tall and weighed 175lbs and he smoked a pipe (like most) so potentially first left, bottom row of 'diggers' photo above (long shot I know!). I'm aware this is more of a genealogy question rather than a collectors issue so may be inappropriate for here. I'm sure this would be great subject for the Merseygenealolgy website ( a liverpool based genealogy forum that is amazingly helpful at finding out old relatives) and they may be able to assist with putting names to faces.



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