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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:18 pm 
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G/15003 Private Henry Pickles, MM.

1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 21 October 1918. Pickles was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley News of 17 August 1918 reported : -

MILITARY MEDALIST. DISTINCTION FOR BURNLEY LANE SOLDIER.
Private Henry Pickles, Royal Fusiliers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pickles, 31, Briercliffe Road, Burnley, has been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the field on the night of June 15/16 last. The ribbon was pinned on his breast by the Corps General on Tuesday, July 30. The brave soldier has received letters of congratulation on the heroism which won him the coveted distinction, from Major-General A.C. Daly, commanding 24th Division and from Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston, K.C.B., D.S.O., M.P., commanding 8th Army Corps, British Armies in France.

Private Pickles, before enlisting, was a book-keeper at Alderman Emmott's Stanley Mill, Burnley Lane. He joined the Royal Fusiliers in the latter part of 1915, and after undergoing training at Oxford and Edinburgh he was drafted to France in early 1916. He fought in the Somme battles up to Beaumont Hamel in which engagement he was wounded. After about six months in hospital he returned to France in July, 1917, was in the British drive at Cambrai under General Bing, and was in the late retreat to the Marne. He has recently taken part in the new offensive, and the news that he has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry will afford much pleasure to his large circle of friends in the Burnley Lane district. Private Pickles is on the Roll of Honour at Angle Street Baptist Chapel. He has a brother serving in the King's Liverpool Regiment on the same front in France.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:12 am 

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This is my great grandfather does anybody who where I could find out more information about him, It would be much appreciated, Thank's.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:11 pm 

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You will find a photo of him on:

http://www.burnleygallantry.co.uk/galla ... klesmm.htm

I think I have found him (born c. 1895) on the 1901 and 1911 censuses but not at the address in the newspaper article. Were his parents William and Phoebe?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:53 pm 

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Yes William and phoebe are his parents thanks for replying to me and thank's for helping, I was hoping I could find out more about his time at war, any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:52 am 
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Ancestry.co.uk have a lot of War Records. You may be able to find his service records and his pension records (if he survived) as well as medal cards. They now do a monthly subscription or a pay per view.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:51 am 
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I have sent you a pm with some info which may be of use.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:33 pm 

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Hello
Re:Priate Henry Pickles
Was he a friend of George Fielding
Or Nellie Fielding.
From Burnley at that time.
My grandma did mention the
Name Pickles with a great fondness
(She could have been smitten at a
Early age)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:09 pm 

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Hello
RE: Burnley
I have a picture I was sent on my Tree
Search.
George Fielding
Is standing facing
On the right hand side
At the back.
Is Henry on the photo?
All the best.
(Sorry about image size of my mobile)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:14 am 

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Yes my mum says the one at the back left is him, thank you for the photo we are very grateful, if you have any more pics could we please see them, he was mentioned in townley hall museum i think they must have some sort of war records there, also if you know anymore information about him could you let me know, thank you very much.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:18 am 

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Glad to help.
I don't have any further information.
All the best with your search.


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