ROBERT PALMER 01-05-17 Private France ‘47452’ ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN Brother of Florrie Palmer, of 16, April St., Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester. Enlistment Place: Manchester Type of Casualty: Died of wounds. Sister Florence £7 WG. No Star Only MR.
FRANK FINLOW 30 08-05-17 Private France ‘33626’ ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN Son of Martha A. Finlow, of Ladmanlow, Burbage, Buxton. Birth Place: Buxton, Derby Residence: Boxton Enlistment Place: Manchester Type of Casualty: Died of wounds No1 Australian General Hospital. “.. leg had been amputated before arriving at that hospital, and he suffered from shock, from which he died. Everything possible had been done to save him.” Parents Issac Martha Ann Finlow. 34 Sudbury Street, Harpurhey. Monumental Mason at this address in 1911. Boarder. Born Q1 1888. Worked at the Chronicle. Commemorated on: The Slopes Memorial Buxton & The Brandside Memorial [name shown as ‘FinDlow’]
WILKINS ARTHUR 22 08/05/1917 (CWGC states 08/05/1917) Private Manchester Regiment 12th Bn. (Formerly 17th Bn) United Kingdom ‘8943’ France MINDEL TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY. Son of Alice Wilikins of 88 Sanderson Street, Newton Heath. Enlisted Sept 1914, trained III Pln. France 08/11/1915. Transfer to 12th Bn. Accidentally drowned.
WILLIAM BERNARD COULSON 22 18-05-17 Private United Kingdom ‘39404’ MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERY Son of Bernard Charles and Lilian Beatrice Coulson, of 20, Meade Grove, Longsight, Manchester. Died of multiple gun shot wounds on the 18th May, at 1/5th Northern general hospital, Leicester. (MEN 19/5/1917)
JOE FITTON 39 20-05-17 Private France ‘38625’ ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN Husband of Florence Fitton, of 15, Gordon St., Shaw, Oldham. Shaw & Crompton War Memorial.
ARMSTRONG SAMUEL 27 25/05/1917 Private Manchester Regiment 12th Bn. (Formerly 17th Bn.) United Kingdom ‘8366’ France ARRAS MEMORIAL. Son of Helen Armstrong of Annandale, 51 College Street, Whalley Range. Employee of Holmes, Terry & Co Ltd, enlisted Sept 1914. Trained V Pln. France 08/11/1915. GSW Left Leg at Montauban 1-2/07/1916. 2nd Gen Hosp 04/07/1916. Evacuated on HS Egypt 06/07/1916. Transferred to 12th Bn. Killed in action.
CLIFFORD READ 19 28-05-17 Private France ‘39986’ BOIS-GUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Birth Place: Moston, Manchester Residence: Failsworth, Lancs Enlistment Place: Ashton-under-lyne, Lancs Type of Casualty: Died of wounds. Parents James Edward (Deceased) and Edith Read. £3 WG. No Star, Only MR. Born Q4 1897. Butchers errand boy resident 41 Cooke St Failsworth in 1911.
McBRIDE ALFRED 25 07/06/1917 Lance Corporal East Lancashire Regiment 7th Bn. United Kingdom ‘36695’ (Formerly ‘8721’ 17th Manchesters) Belgium CROONAERT CHAPEL CEMETERY Son of Patrick and Eliza McBride, of 13, Russell St., Waterloo Rd., Manchester. Previously 23 Great Clowes Street, Lower Broughton. Employed by Forbes & Co, enlisted Sept 1914. Trained II Pln. Transfer to E Lancs. France after 1915. Killed in action.
WILLIAM GREGORY 28 12-06-17 Private Belgium ‘201768’ PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL) Son of Sarah Gregory, of 47, Pool St., Poolstock, Wigan, and the late William Gregory. Enlisted March 1915. France April 1917. Killed in action. Born 9/12/1888 Baptised Wigan, All Saints, Lancashire, England. Former school teacher St James Church School. Shop Assistant resident 47 Pool Street Wigan in 1911. Number sequence 5th Bttn, but solely 17th Bttn. No Star. £5 WG. Commemorated Wigan Cenotaph
ALBERT KAY 12-06-17 Private Belgium ‘8686’ PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL) Birth Place: Eccles, Lancs Residence: Ulverston, Lancs Zillebeke. Resident 19 Monton Road, Eccles. Effects Arthur Stronech £13 WG, possibly guardian of illegitimate child. St Andrew’s Memorial, Eccles. Possibly parents John & Clemintina employed as Grocers Assistant resident 29 Cawdor St Patricroft Eccles in 1911. Commemorated St Mary’s, Eccles. Employed by Ricardo Moller and enlisted Sept 1914. Trained I Pln. France 08/11/1915. Signal Section. Wounded 23/04/1917. Killed in action on wiring duty.
CLARENCE DALE 21 13-06-17 CWGC Incorrect as 11/06/1917 Private Belgium ‘8522’ LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY Birth Place: St. Luke’s, Southport. Clerk Enlisted 3/9/1914. Trained XI Pn. France 8/11/1915. Died of wounds 17th Casualty Clearing Station, near Ypres. [A signaller] was shot in the head on the 12th June, and died the following day. Clerk resident 30 Nicolas Rd Chorlton-c-hardy in 1911 where Mother Henrietta Dec’d had lived in 1914. 2 Bros and 2 Sis recieved Effects. £13 WG. Doris lived at 20 St Anne’s Road, Chorlton com Hardy.
ALBERT EDWARD BARTON 14-06-17 Lance Corporal United Kingdom ‘40757’ HOYLAKE (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD Residence: Hoylake, Chesbire Death Place: Home Enlistment Place: Birkenhead, Cheshire Rank: L Corporal Type of Casualty: Died Theatre of War: Home Comments: Formerly oversease 2881, Cheshire Regt No Star. Officer Cadet in MR accidentally drowned in the sea at Hoylake. 33 Groveland Ave, Hoylake. Exec Charles Herbert Emsley. £11 10- WG. Parents William Henry & Mary Jane. 124 Market St Hoylake in 1911.
HERBERT GEORGE SMALLEY 18-06-17 Private Belgium ‘33305’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL. Born Nuneaton Q2 1898.. Resident Hollingwood. Enlisted Ashton-under-Lyne. Died of Wounds / Killed in action Zillebeke. Effects to father, Herbert. £7/10 WG.
SYDNEY HALL 32 28-06-17 Company Serjeant Major Belgium ‘42119’ DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION Born and resident Sandbach. Enlisted Shrewsbury. Formerly CSM 13883, 7th Bttn King’S Shropshire L.I. France 21/9/1915. Son of Peter and Margaret Hall, of Betchton Cottage, Sandbach, Cheshire. Effects to Mother £20 WG. Address 40 Cleveland Street, Shrewsbury. Sandbach Memorial.
ALFRED JOHN BALDING 30-06-17 Private Belgium ‘13055’ RAMPARTS CEMETERY, LILLE GATE attached to the 2nd (Canadian) Tunnelling Company. Pte Herbert Bray of 47th Canadian Infantry was killed on the same day attached to the 2nd Tunnelling Coy. “while on a carrying party at 6.30 p.m. on June 30th, between Railway Dugouts and Lille Gate, this soldier was instantly killed by enemy shell fire.” It is likely the 17th Bttn men were killed in the same bombardment. Wire worker Enlisted 12th Bttn 12/9/1914. France 16/7/1915-12/7/1916 with treatment for hernia 20th Bttn 8th July 1916 then Home due to Hernia 3rd Bttn 15/9/1916, 2nd Lincs 29/9/1916 3rd Bttn 5/5/1917 and returned 9/5/1917. 24th Bttn 9/5/1917 and 17th Bttn 26/5/1917. Leaves a widow, Martha, Ann 34 Hannah St, Middleton. Parents Horace and Elizabeth. 12/10 WG. A wire worker. Born Stalybridge. Resident Middleton. Printer in wallpaper manufacturer resident 27 Appleby St Lathbury Road Harpurhey in 1911. Born 13/9/1894. Blackley War Memorial, Boggart Hole Clough, Blackley
WILLIAM BATE 19 30-06-17 Private Belgium ‘4219’ RAMPARTS CEMETERY, LILLE GATE attached to the 2nd (Canadian) Tunnelling Company See Balding above. Son of Elizabeth Bate, of Hankelow, Nantwich, Cheshire.
GEORGE BOSTWICK 27 30-06-17 Private Belgium ‘26465’ RAMPARTS CEMETERY, LILLE GATE Son of the late Walter and Emily Bostwick, of Manchester. D Company attached to the 2nd (Canadian) Tunnelling Company See Balding above.
RICHARD KIRKPATRICK 20 30-06-17 Private Belgium ‘38755’ RAMPARTS CEMETERY, LILLE GATE attached to the 2nd (Canadian) Tunnelling Company. See Balding above. Son of Richard and Jane Kirkpatrick, of 27, St. James St., Shaw, Oldham.
CHARLES EDWARD LINTERN 38 02-07-17 Private Belgium ‘47620’ RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY Son of William and Thirza Lintern, of Rickford, Burrington, Bristol. Birth Place: Blagdon, Somerset Enlistment Place: Axbridge, Somerset Regimental Number: 47620 Type of Casualty: Killed in action Doernbusch? Comments: Formerly R/4/140556, R.A.S.C. Groom resident Churchill Street, Somerset aged 36y 3m when enlisted 17/9/1915 in ASC Remount Sqdn Bttn. Southampton to Dieppe SS Karnak 19/4/1916-15/9/1916. Transfer 27th TR 17/9/1916. Harwich 7/12/1916. France and Transferred MR 6/1/1917. Posted to 17th Bttn 4/5/1917. Served in II Pln of A Coy in 17th Bttn. Wife Elsie Gertrude with 4 children at West Street, Axbridge. Mother Thirza.
HILTON HARRY AUSTIN 28 05/07/1917 Private Army Cyclist Corps XVI Corps Cyclist Bn United Kingdom ‘9107’ (Formerly 8179 17th Manchesters) Greece STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY. Son of George Henry and Emily Hilton, of 76, Sloan St., Moss Side, Manchester. Brother of 8654 Walter Hilton killed at Montauban 01/07/1916. Employed as clerk by Fine Cotton Spinners Association. Enlisted 02/09/1914. Trained XII Pln. Transfer ACC 19/08/1915. France 07/12/1915 27th DCC. Salonika 19/01/1916. Killed in action Salonika.
TEE ARTHUR WILLIAM 25 09/07/1917 Serjeant East Yorkshire Regiment 6th Bn.Formerly 17th Manchesters ‘8909’ United Kingdom ‘16524’ Belgium BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY Son of Mary Tee of 26 Ridway Street, Moss Side. Husband of Harriet Tee, of 15, Edward St., Moss Side, Manchester. Son born 07/08/1917. Enlisted 3 Sept 1914. Transferred to 6th E Yorks. Gallipoli with brother, Harold Ernest, 14/07/1915. Cpl 11/08/1915. L/Sgt 01/09/1915. Admitted Hosp with Gastritis. Invalided home via Malta, embarking 25/01/1916. Married 05/07/1916. France 02/02/1917. Killed in action.
HENRY AFFLECK 29 22-07-17 Private France ‘42198’ ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY Husband of Annie Affleck, of 3, Grove Square, Musselburgh. Edinburgh. Birth Place: Liberton, Midlothian Parents James & Euphemia. Residence: Edinburgh Enlistment Place: Dalkeith Type of Casualty: Died of wounds 20 Gen Hos Camiers Comments: Formerly T4/057689, R.A.S.C. – no Star. Solely MR Roll. £13 9/ 11- WG
HENRY ERNEST BOOTH 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘24867’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
JAMES CLELAND 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘8096’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL. Employee of Lewis’ Department Store. Brother, Robert. Sister, Ellen of Gateshead. Resident Gibson Lane, Sale. Enlisted 02/09/1914. Trained VII Pln. France 08/11/1915. Missing presumed dead.
EBENEZER JAMES CORNELL 40 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘41653’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of William and Ellen Cornell; husband of Mary Esther Cornell, of 34, Canterbury Rd., Colchester.
JAMES DAVIDSON 19 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘51103’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of Ellen Davidson, of 56, Herschell St., Liverpool, and the late James Davidson.
WILLIAM EATON 33 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘34264’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of Edwin and Dorothy Jane Eaton, of 9, Wythburn Avenue, Smedley Rd., Cheetham, Manchester.
REGINALD CHARLES ELLIOTT 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘42135’ YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY Birth Place: Cheltenham, Glos Enlistment Place: Cheltenham Attested 15/11/1915. Married Winifred Fealey Wendover, Bucks 13/12/1915. Mobilised 3/3/1916 Woolwich. France 16/5/1917. Transfer 48th TR Bttn. France 16/5/1917. Transfer 17th Bttn at Etaples 31/5/19117. Son James George Walter born 7/6/1916. Type of Casualty: Wounded & Missing, assumed Killed in action Comments: Formerly T4/128596, R.A.S.C. No Star. Solely MR Roll. Brother received Effects. Father William
JAMES FLACK 40 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘41662’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of the late John and Rachel Flack; husband of Lizzie E. Flack, of Back Lane, Nazeing, Essex.
HUBERT FRENCH 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘51106’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
HENRY GEORGE FRITH 28 31-07-17 Second Lieutenant Belgium YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of Henry and Harriet Frith, of “Baroda,” Riddings Rd., Hale, Cheshire.
GEORGE ERIC FULLER 21 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘8566’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of John Edward and Annie Fuller, of “Waverley,” 81, Osborne Rd., Levenshulme, Manchester.
JAMES GATLEY 21 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘43213’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of Thomas and Mary Gatley, of 26, Church St., Wincham, Northwich, Cheshire.
HAROLD HERBERT 20 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘25863’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of Henry and Florence Herbert, of 23, Renshaw St., Hulme, Manchester.
PERCY HODGSON 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘42148’ PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL)
ALBERT HOLBROOK 18 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘45285’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Holbrook, of 7, Mill St., Failsworth, Manchester.
WILLIAM HUDSON 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘42145’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
EDMUND KANE 31-07-17 Corporal Belgium ‘9470’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL See Corporal 9470 Edmund Kane
OSCAR LAMB 19 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘245157’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of Thomas Baxter Lamb and Mary Alice Lamb, of 15, Morecambe St., Morecambe.
CHARLES HERBERT LEE 36 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘41688’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Husband of Lizzie Lee, of 2, East Common, Redbourn, St. Albans.
EDWARD QUIRK 19 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘39908’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of Edward and Catherine Quirk, of 57, Abbott St., Rochdale Rd., Manchester.
2nd Lt Rodney Francis Richardson PHOTO Born Q3 1898. Educated at St Cuthbert’s College, Worksop. Officer Cadet Comm Regiment 7/12/1915. Joined 17th Bttn on att from 3rd Bttn for duty 10/6/1917. C Coy Ypres Missing assumed dead 31/7/1917. Poss DofW. Son of Rev Mark and Evelyn Richardson, of St. John’s Vicarage, Huddersfield.
HENRY RIGBY 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘29409’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
HUGH ROUNDING 44 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘42182’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Husband of Mary Rounding, of 25, Gracious St., Knaresborough, Yorks.
ALBERT GEORGE RUMSBY 41 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘41681’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Husband of Gertrude Rumsby, of 6, Globe Terrace, Woodford Green, Essex.
HAROLD GEOFFREY SMITHSON 22 31-07-17 Lance Corporal Belgium ‘42178’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of Mrs. A. L. Smithson, of 5, Fern Villas, Exning Rd., Newmarket.
2nd Lt Edward Hamilton Southcomb
JOHN HUBERT SOUTHERN 20 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘43210’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of Mrs. Harriet Southern, of West Hall Lodge, High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire.
HARRY SPURR 31-07-17 Serjeant Belgium ‘375269’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
HAROLD STRATFORD 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘41637’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
WILLIAM HENRY TIMMS 21 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘43261’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of Mr. G. E. and Emma Elizabeth Timms, of 127, Back Salisbury St., Liverpool.
SAMUEL MOTTRAM WHARMBY 31-07-17 Lance Corporal Belgium ‘25575’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
WILLIAM NORBURY WHITTALL 29 31-07-17 Corporal Belgium ‘34152’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of William Richard and Annie Whittall, of 7, Bright St., South Shore, Blackpool.
JAMES WILDS 20 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘36121’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of Annie Wilds, of 18, Victoria St., Lockwood, Huddersfield, and the late Frank Wilds.
THOMAS EDWARD WILLIS 31 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘51142’ YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Son of J. J. and S. Willis, of Goldstone, Ash, Canterbury; husband of Winifred M. Willis, of 2, Rushams Cottages, Wingham, Canterbury.
ALFRED WILSON 31-07-17 Private Belgium ‘32494’ THE HUTS CEMETERY Birth Place: Manchester Residence: Bradford, Manchester Enlistment Place: Manchester Type of Casualty: Died of wounds. No Star. Mother Alice Mary Wilson £6/10 WG. Office boy in cloth warehouse resident 280 Mill Street Bradford in 1911. Born 1897