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Captain David Moriarity, 80th, KIA Ntombe
This photograph taken when he was in the 7th Regiment prior to his transfer to the 80th. [Mac & Shad] (Isandula Collection)
The Battle of Isandlwana: One of The Worst Defeats of The British Empire - Military History
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PostSubject: William Jones vc   Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:01 pm

Went to see William, only a couple of hours ago.. found
it odd to see that some one had carefully placed a full
can of ale next to his headstone..so cheers Billy. Salute

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PostSubject: Re: William Jones vc   Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:12 pm

Hi Les.

William Jones (born in Evesham, Worcestershire, England), is buried in Philip's Park Cemetery, Manchester, England. When I worked on the railway we used to go past Philip's Park (there were some large signal boxes there and many sidings), and oddly enough, my driver one day was called William (Bill) Jones, and yes, he also enjoyed a guinness, odd eh!

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PostSubject: Re: William Jones vc   Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:00 pm

Hiya Martin, i used to live on Hulme Hall Lane for 14yrs and
i could see the trains going over the bridge, i used to stand
at my front door and watch them pass, the length of some of
the ' s..t trains ' was amazing it seemed like they were pass-
ing for 10 min's or more. Dean Lane is now a single track
Metro tram stop!. an amazing service..

Yeah mate ' Bill Jones ', aint that funny peculiar. i see 593 about
four times a year just to say hello as i'm passing, cheers. Les
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PostSubject: Willaim Jones VC   Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:52 am

Excellent Pic Les
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PostSubject: Re: William Jones vc   Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:47 pm

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PostSubject: Re: William Jones vc   Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: William Jones vc   Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:37 pm

Part of a lengthy bio of 593 sent to me by the late Alan Baynham-Jones
and Lee Stevenson sometime in 2003. here's the first two pages .

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PostSubject: Re: William Jones vc   Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:10 pm

The derelict chapel with the plaques of William Jones vc and George Stringer vc,
both plaques have been removed and inferior one's substituted.. the second
image show's Williams common grave with the memorial urn still in place, it has
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