I'm currently 4 years into research in my relatives who've served through out the last 120 years or so. I found this site after my great great uncle appeared in a thread on here
So far- 2658 John Viner Manchester Regt Served 3rd and 2nd Bttn. GSW 2-5-15 and med discharge 1916
Wilfred Viner RE WW2 d-day landing as dock builder. No further info
3535131 James A Viner Manchester Regt WW2 poss mortar section enlisted 30-5-40 discharge 4-5-46 no further info
1989 Charles Viner Manchester Regt Enlisted 4th Bttn as 1447 Pte 1-3-10 moved to 2nd Bttn H Coy med discharge 17-7-13 in Ireland. No further info 266683 James Viner Kings/ASC/RFA Enlisted as Kings Regt joined ASC October 1911. France 8-8-14 transferred RFA Apr 1918 left army 1934 no further info
323889 Herbert Viner RE Attested 14-1-16 whilst working as fireman on railways Departed on HMT Osmanieh and sunk 31-11-17 joined 98th LRTC RE and then 96th 23-4-18 in Jaffa. Malaria in Lebanon 1919, discharge 23-3-20
I'm hoping to fill some gaps or add to the histories of the units at the time these men served. Any info is always gratefully appreciated and as I'm serving overseas, it all has to be available on the Internet!
I know that Herbert Viner has links with Salford and John Viner originally hailed from Birmingham. I am presuming that all your other family members mentioned in your post have links with Manchester. Would you kindly confirm?
In the meantime some additional information on 2568 John Viner: 2658 John Viner born Long Acre, Birmingham, attested on the 13th August 1914 aged 28 years old. He had previously served with the Royal Canadian Infantry. Married Mary Maynard in Halifax, Nova Scotia (1909). 1911 census shows John and Mary living at 10 Edgely Street, Gorton, Manchester. Arrived in France on the 21/4/15, back to England 9/5/15 (due to wounds). Discharged on the 16/6/16 (wounds). Entitled to the 1915 Star, Britsh War and Victory medals, as well as the Silver Badge.
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