Lord Kitchener & The Lord Mayor of Manchester 21st March 1915

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Kitchener Parade V Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser 22 March 1915

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5 thoughts on “Lord Kitchener & The Lord Mayor of Manchester 21st March 1915

  1. Dr Bridget Leech

    Very interesting. My great uncle was Sir Daniel McCabe DL You have spelt his name wrong My grandmother Mrs Sarah O,Neill was his Lady Mayoress. I was named after his mother Bridget. I would like to know more about him

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    1. 8055bell Post author

      Hi Bridget, I’ve updated the spelling. You have esteemed heritage. I’ve also added a picture of the Organising Committee, including Sit Daniel on the Formation page. The Mayor hosted the Committee at the Town Hall. I don’t know to much more about him. He wasn’t involved with the Pals after they left Manchester, as far as I know.
      Take care.
      Tim

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      1. Mrs anne Bridget Leech

        Thank you for your reply.I know he came from a poor Irish background,but yet to find out if he was born there or in Stockport. I have a lovely picture of him in his robes in an ornate rose decorated metal frame, which I think should probably go to the Mayor’s parlour He worked his way up in the world As a family we seem to be very persistent in achieving our goals.
        I am actually Dr Bridget Shevlin FRCGP(see rcgp foundation wall-Royal College of GPs.)
        I married Mr Leech in my 40s and didn’t change my name,He took ill 3wks after I retired and I very much became Mrs Leech family Carer for 8yrs until he passed in 2008,and I volunteer with Carers UK.I consider myself Mrs Leech these days
        All Best Wishes,
        (I have been told I am 61 + Value Added and we won’t think about Tax!) I do help the hair!
        Bridget

      2. 8055bell Post author

        Hi Bridget,
        Glad to hear you’ve kept family achievements going. I knew very little about your Gt Uncle’s record until I googled him. He broke a lot of barriers and must have been quite a character.
        His birth was registered in Stockport. Have you seen his grave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/185986659
        Sarah (Sally) O’Neil was his step-sister from their mother’s first marriage.

  2. 8055bell Post author

    Morning Bridget,
    I’ve that Sir Daniel’s burial is included on the CWGC War Grave Schedule. He was Hon Colonel of 1st Manchesters apperently.

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