John William Womersley

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On 4th June 1915, one hundred years ago today, John William Womersley, a member of St Chrysostom’s Church, wass killed in the Battle of Krithia, on the Gallipoli peninsula. He was 31 years old.

John Womersley was born on February 3rd 1884, the eldest son of Frederick and Emily Womersley of The Olives, Anson Road, Victoria Park. (Very near St Chrysostom’s Church). He was educated at Mill Hill School in north London. As a young man he became a partner in his father’s accountancy firm, Womersley and Sons of King Street, Manchester. He took an active interest in the local community and was a member of St Chrysostom’s congregation, later a sidesman at the church.

Womersley Group WW1 Officers of the 8th Battalion the Manchester Regiment. John Womersley is 8th from the left on the back row.

John enrolled in the 8th (Ardwick) Batallion of the Manchester Regiment before the war broke out…

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