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Jethro Bithell WW1

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Ann Report 16 Oct 2017 19:25

Hi trying to find WW1 information on Private Jethro Bithell b: 1878 Hindley Lancashire he enlisted in 1916 with Royal Sussex Regiment. Have no other details for him.

Many thanks


greyghost Report 16 Oct 2017 22:52

Britain School & University rolls 1914-1918 Transcription

First name(s) Jethro
Last name Bithell
School / university name Manchester University
Narrative 1897; M. A; Assistant Lecturer in German. 4th Battalion E. Surrey R. and 15th Battalion R. Sussex Regiment; Private
Notes Date, where given, is date of matriculation.
Source Manchester University
Roll -
Country England
Record set Britain School & University Memorial Rolls 1914-1918
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory First World War
Collections from Great Britain, England


greyghost Report 16 Oct 2017 23:04

Various references to the man via google search, but WW1 service not mentioned apart from Regiment and dates.


KathleenBell Report 16 Oct 2017 23:29

Since Manchester is mentioned above then this could be him and ossibly worked for Manchester Corporation:-

Manchester employers Roll of Honour 1914-1916 Transcription
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First name(s) J
Last name Bithell
Year 1914-16
Employer Manchester Corporation
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory First World War
Collections from England, Great Britain

On the image the name J. Bithell is under the heading Parks and Cemeteries Department.

Kath. x

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 17 Oct 2017 07:56

As already said, he is coming up on google search, also numerous newspaper references.

Chris :)

(A Biographical Note)

Baptism: 17 Feb 1878 All Saints, Hindley, Lancashire, England
Jethro Bithel - [Child] of John Bithel & Harriet
Born: 29 Jan 1878
Abode: Castle Hill
Occupation: Collier
Baptised by: C.G. Hopkinson Curate
Register: Baptisms 1876 - 1880, Page 37, Entry 292
Source: LDS Film 93747


Ann Report 17 Oct 2017 11:01

Thank you greyghost, KathleenBell and Chris Ho it seems strange that apart from enlistment year and Regiment I can't find any service records for him.
I have his academic record, his birth, baptism and 2 marriages.
Oh well have to continue searching

Many thanks


PatinCyprus Report 17 Oct 2017 13:44

Over 70% of WW1 documents about UK soldiers were destroyed in WW2 bombing.

I have documents for paternal grandfather in WW1 and only a medal card for maternal one. :-(

Yours may be one that was destroyed.