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19th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Killed in Action April 1917. Inmate at School on 1911 Census, aged 13.
19th Kings (Liverpool Regiment), formerly 2804 7th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Killed in Action 20th Sept 1917. Inmate at School on 1911 Census, aged 13.
Ash, John Buckley
Born 21 Sep 1896 in Crumpsall. Private 16444 1st Bttn, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action1 Sep 1915. Official Number Port Division: Ply/16444. Plymouth Battalion Royal Naval Division. Mother: Margaret 97 Crescent Road Crumpsall later of “Ash Lea”, Highbury Ave., Prestatyn, N.Wales. Commemorated Helles Memorial. Enlisted Liverpool 21/10/13 ; Deal Bn. at Dunkirk & Defence of Antwerp 1914 ; MEF 28/2/15-1/9/15. Steward in the Merchant Service. Visited the School on Oct 17th 1914: ‘had just returned with the Naval Brigade from the trenches of Antwerp. He gave us a graphic account of the operations in which he took part. Several of his comrades were killed, but Ash fortunately came through unhurt.”(CHS) Inmate at School on 1911 Census, aged 14..
Aspinwall, Rupert Allen
1/6th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Killed in Action August 1915.
Reported in School Magazine as 15th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian) Regiment, known as the Manchester Scottish. Former Clerk, enlisted in Edinburgh Battalion, 3rd October 1914, aged 25. Arthur had previously rejected for service due to his chest measurement. Born September 1889 in Higher Crumpsall and former resident of Kingshorn, FIfe. Private Numbered 17823, Arthur was promoted :Lance Corporal in March 1916 and reverted to Private in June that year at his own request. He had arrived in France after December 1915. Commemorated at Thiepval having been killed in action on 1st July 1916, aged 27. He had originally been posted missing and later presumed dead. Younger brother below. Second brother killed in April 1917 with the 20th Royal Fusiliers, (Public Schools) Battalion. Both Arthur’s parents were deceased in 1916, with brother Walter and Sister Amy received Arthur’s effects, resident 44 Woodlands Road, Levenshulme. Walter served as 212297 Sapper in Royal Signals, Fife – with no apparent service abroad. James Mills Barlow was Arthur’s Uncle and noted as Guardian, resident February Street, Chorlton on Medlock.. Probationer at School on 1901 Census, aged 11.
1/6th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Killed in Action June 1915. Probationer at School on 1901 Census, aged 14.
Barker, Frederick William
21st Battalion Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds September 1916.
Boyes, Cecil Goldschmidt.
Private 59615 (4880 in 1914) in 9th (Service) Battalion (City of London Regiment) Royal Fusiliers. KIlled in Action 30th November 1917. Commemorated Cambrai Memorial, Loureval. Cecil’s guardian uncle Rudolph was naturalised German and Cecil used the Boyes name for school, but Goldschmidt for the Army. Cecil was born in Yorkshire on 20/3/1889. He had initially arrived in France on 14/11/1915 with the 20th (Public Schools) Battalion, which had been formed at Epsom on 11/9/1914. The Medal Roll shows a gap in Service from 23rd June to October 1916. This was probably a result of treatment for wounds at Home. Cecil then went on to serve with 8th Battalion, where he was probably wounded again around 6/5/1917; and finally 9th Battalion from 9/11/1917 – with short term postings between. It is likely Cecil was killed in the artillery bombardment south of Villers Guislain or subsequent fierce German assault on La Vacquerie. Cecil died intestate with nobody mentioned as receiving his effects. SDGW records suggest Cecil was awarded the Military Medal. These records are known to be unreliable and no evidence has been found to verify the award in the London Gazette or Medal Rolls.
Pupil Boarder at School on 1901 Census, aged 15 with 11 year old sister Minnie who received Fred’s Effects (shared with brother Hubert) when he had died of wounds in 36 Casualty Clearing Station. He is buried in Hielly Station Cemetery, Mericourt. Fred was a Private, serving as 1221 in 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Volunteers. He had originally enlisted in the 7th Battalion in Cardiff and first served in the Balkans, arriving 7th August 1915. The 1901 Census suggest Fred had been born in Stockport, whereas other records specify Laxey, Isle of Man. 1891 records show Fred living with his parents, George & Eliza and sister Minnie at 22 Bramhall Lane, Stockport.
NB Originally thought to be Kings Liverpool Regiment Fred Braddock
Corporal Edmund Compton Butterworth
1/6th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Killed in Action June 1917.
Killed in action 25/43/1918, serving as Lance Corporal 51682 in 6th Btn Lancs Fusiliers, aged 32. HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES Enlisted in Grimsby and also served in 14th Cheshire Regiment, arriving in France after 12/1915. Son of Charles Augustus (deceased) and Beatrice Chiswell Garstang, of 1, Beechfield, Bowdon, Cheshire, Melville was an actor resident in Chorlton on Medlock in 1911 in the caste for The Lifeguard in 1912/13. Born Didsbury 11/2/1886 and included in 1901 Census as 15 year old Foundationer and admitted to WACOS on the same day as Edmund Butterworth, as above.
Died 12/10/1914 Chorlton, Lancs. Regiment not known – dispatch rider (CHS) Died through result of operation. Census & BMD records show Godfrey to have been an architect living with his 73 year old mother Mary at 5 Station Road, Cheadle in 1911. Godfrey had been born in July 1878. He left his estate of £3,140 to his sisters Hilda and Beatrice.
This list is created with the help of Charlotte Dover, the archivist of Cheadle Hulme School, together with members of the Great War Forum, Manchesters Forum and http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cheshire/CheadleHulmeSchool.html. Online records were used including Medal Index Cards and Soldiers Died in the Great War, census and BMD.