At War

This page was added in January 2014.

With a lot of interest in World War One as we near the one hundredth anniversary of its start it seems appropriate to recognise those on our tree that served in the armed services. The links below provide details of those that we are aware of that served at various times, it will not be complete.

 World War One


Arthur   Knapper


Arthur was Phil's Great Uncle and he volunteered for the army on the 31st August 1914 enlisting at Macclesfield.
He was discharged as Medically unfit for further service on the 20th October 1814. He was 5' 6" and weighed 10 stone 4 lbs

Link to Arthur's Details
John Egbert Machin

John is Kath's 1st cousin twice removed and had an interesting newpaper aricle published following his death





Link to Newspaper Article
Ernest Mayer

Kath's Grandfather was in the Merchant Navy during the Great War and she is going to provide more details to the pictures accessable by the link below




Link to Ernest's Details
John Ernest Doorbar

A copy of a medal card so far








Samuel Condliffe
Phil's 4th Cousin once removed fell on the Somme on Feb 13th 1916
Samuel_Condliffe
Link to Samuels Details




















 World War Two


Harold Walton

Phil's father, joined the army before he was conscripted in 1939 as part of the Royal Army Service Core. He did keep a diary but this was lost some years ago.
Harold_Walton_portrait
Link to more information of Harold's time in the Army.