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Post  tillymint on Thu May 05, 2011 1:19 pm

I'm looking for any information on the Bantams Football Team, Church House, Bury. I have a photo of the team, including my Great Grandfather Thomas Lander. It must be pre WWI as he was KIA in France.
any help would be most appreciated
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Re: Bantams Football Team

Post  good god its dokus on Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:11 pm

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Do you have any other details on thomas. Can you say what regiment he was in or his service number,or date he was killed in France ? Re Bantams it was a term used in ww1 for soldiers who were 5'2 so it could have been a team from the army before they were posted abroad.
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Post  tillymint on Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:59 am

Yes he was a Private in the Lancashire Fusiliers, his number was 15360

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Post  good god its dokus on Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:01 pm

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Thomas was in the 17th btn Lancs Fusiliers and they were known as a bantam battalion
I take it you know he was killed in action 27th july 1917.

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Lancashire Fusiliers 17th Batt

Post  David Platt on Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:06 pm

Hi Tilleymint,
If you put Lancashire Fusiliers in your Browser and click, then go on to the Lancashire Fusiliers Website
and on the Main Page look for POSTING GALLERIES Click on that then click on 17th Battalion it will give yoiu some imformation re the 17th Battalion/Bantems.
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Re: Bantams Football Team

Post  tillymint on Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:39 am

good god its dokus wrote:Tillymint
Thomas was in the 17th btn Lancs Fusiliers and they were known as a bantam battalion
I take it you know he was killed in action 27th july 1917.

yes thank you, I have his death details, I thought the photo was of a church football team in Bury before he went to war, am I incorrect in thinking that?

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Post  tillymint on Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:41 am

David Platt wrote:Hi Tilleymint,
If you put Lancashire Fusiliers in your Browser and click, then go on to the Lancashire Fusiliers Website
and on the Main Page look for POSTING GALLERIES Click on that then click on 17th Battalion it will give yoiu some imformation re the 17th Battalion/Bantems.
Dave Platt
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Thank you very much, I'll go and have a look now...I was under the impression the football team was something he was involved in prior to the War, but now I'm starting to wonder if it was actually something to do with the batallion he was in?

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