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60840: Charles Hampson, Photographs

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posted on 2024-02-23, 23:01 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

The 7th Manchesters left Southampton on the Grantully Castle with an escort, Minerva. One of the ships at Galliploli had 5 funnels and was christened "Woodbine Willie" after the cigarettes which were packed in fives. This photograph may be from Gallipoli but I have no proof.


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Sjt. Charles Hampson, Manchester Regiment. Shows some of the equipment the men were issued with.


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Pattern 1908 infantry equipment with 1888 Pattern bayonet hanging from hooks in a barracks, with the Charger Loading Lee Enfield rifle by the bed. By the begining of the war, these rifles were being withdrawn from front-line service.

Sjt. Charles Hampson, Manchester Regiment. A general view of a barrack room showing the two part bed which pushed back during the day.


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Sjt. Charles Hampson, Manchester Regiment. A camel and his "minder". The regiment (Manchesters) were required to supply a half-company for the British Camel Corps.


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Sjt. Charles Hampson, Manchester Regiment. Riding the camels was a hilarious experience and the lower ranks enjoyed watching their officers learning the techniques.


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Sjt. Charles Hampson, Manchester Regiment. Photograph taken from the "Grantully Castle" as it sailed towards Alexandria with the Manchesters on board.


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Sjt. Charles Hampson, Manchester Regiment. Editor's Comment: Sjt. Charles Hampson, Manchester Regiment. This is the ship which took the Manchesters from Southampton to Alexandria en route for Egpyt and the Sudan.


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Sjt. Charles Hampson, Manchester Regiment. Unloading the ship at the dockside prior to taking a train to Khartoum.


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Sjt. Charles Hampson, Manchester Regiment. A good picture of the hobnail boots they wore (7th Manchesters).


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Sjt. Charles Hampson, Manchester Regiment. The Machine gun section. The gun is a Maxim. C Hampson's father is second from the left.


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Sjt. Charles Hampson, Manchester Regiment. A truck, possibly in the Sudan or Sinai, with several free-riders. (7th Manchesters).


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Sjt. Charles Hampson, Manchester Regiment. Sergeant Charles Hampson (on right) with a friend (7th battalion).


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Note that the man on the left wears 'souvenired' cap badges on his belt.


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Sjt. Charles Hampson, Manchester Regiment. Graves of 75493 Pte D Hopkinson 33693 Pte S Taylor 75516 Pte J Nelson all of the 1st Manchesters


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Pte. 75493 D. Hopkinson, 1st Bn. Manchester Regiment, was killed in action 19th September 1918, aged 32. The son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hopkinson, of 50, Derby St., Nelson, Lancs., he is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

Pte. 33693 Samuel James Taylor, 1st Bn. Manchester Regiment, was killed in action 19th September 1918, aged 28. The son of Harry and Ruth Taylor, of Manchester, he is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

Pte. 75516 Joseph Nelson, 1st Bn. Manchester Regiment, was killed in action 19th September 1918, aged 27. The son of the late William and Sarah Nelson, of Liverpool, he is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

On the 19th September 1918, the 1st Bn. took part in the last major offensive of the war in Palastine, the Battle of Megiddo.

Sjt. Charles Hampson, Manchester Regiment.

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Creator

Hampson, Charles

Subject

Hampson, Charles Hopkinson, D.; Taylor, Samuel James; Nelson, Joseph

Date

1914 - 1918 | Sep-14 1914 November - December 1914 1914 - 1915 1914 - 1915 17th September 1914 30th September 1914 1914 - 1918 September - December 1918 July - December 1916

Date Created

01/01/1914 | 01/08/1914 01/09/1914 01/11/1914 19/09/1918

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1918 | 01/05/1916 30/09/1914 31/12/1914 31/12/1915

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Number of Pages

15

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Sheila Morten | C Hampson

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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