The Manchester Regiment (1)

After six weeks in the militia, Patrick transferred to the Manchester Regiment. As discussed in ‘From Yorkshire to Lancashire’ and ‘Yorkshire and Lancashire History’ there must have been a very good reason for this move.

Before addressing that question, there are some things to pick up from the enlistment paperwork. He has put on 8 lbs in weight in 6 weeks. His maximum chest extension has gone up by 3 inches. Army life seems to have agreed with him.

His distinctive marks have changed. He now has a scar on the right side of his head and one over his right eye. The one on his buttock is not mentioned. His eyes are now brown/grey.

He may have acquired new scars in the intervening period (a fight possibly?) but the large scar would not have disappeared. Perhaps a medical on transfer from another army unit was less rigorous.