The Cost – August to December 1917

WALKER               GEORGE ERNEST              21           06/08/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘46710’               LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY         Son of Edwin and Esther Walker, of 187, Wellingon St., Bradford, Manchester. Died of Wounds No 2 Canadian CCS. BEF after 1915.   Transferred from 19th Bttn.            Grave

TRAVIS  PHILIP   33           13/08/1917         Corporal              17th Bn.               ‘47446’  ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY          Son of Mrs. Ann Travis, of 104, Staveley (Stanley) St., Harpurhey, Manchester. Died of GS wounds.  BEF after 1915.        

McCANN             WILLIAM             21           31/08/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘32493’  TYNE COT MEMORIAL         Son of Charles and Bertha McCann, of 7, Balfour Rd., Urmston, Manchester. Educated at Davyhulme Church School, Urmston, and Manchester Grammar School. Brother, Eric, fell serving with KLR. Trained with 3rd Bttn BEF after 1915. Wounded and missing presumed dead with C Coy.       

STOREY HARRY   20           03/09/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘51134’  OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL    Son of Walter and Ruth Storey, of 29, Gladstone Rd., Ware, Herts. BEF after 1915. Formerly S4/184645, R.A.S.C. home service. Died of wounds No 1 Aus CCS.    

RIGBY    PHILLIP 24           08/09/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘7552’    POND FARM CEMETERY Son of S. H. and Elizabeth Rigby, of 89, Cheltenham St., Collyhurst, Manchester. BEF with 16th Bttn after 1915. KIA at Wyrschaete.             

RICHARDSON     WILLIAM             39           09/09/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘203181’               POND FARM CEMETERY Son of the late John and Betsy Richardson, of Bury; husband of Edith Richardson. His son Clarence was lost at Sea in the Dover Patrol in 1918.  Overseas with 5th Bttn (6697) after 1915. KIA at Wijschaete.      

JACKSON             WILLIAM LEWIS 35           14/09/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘48647’  TYNE COT MEMORIAL         Son of Sarah Elizabeth Jackson, of 6A, Higher Moor, Oldham. BEF after 1915.  KIA at Wijschaete.      

ARNOLD              ROBERT               26           15/09/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘51084’  TORREKEN FARM CEMETERY NO.1   Son of Thomas & Mary Arnold  Greenwich.  Sister of Hetty Elizabeth Arnold. Resident Walworth. Formerly, S4/110060, R.A.S.C. home service.  BEF after 1915. KIA.       

SMITH   JOHN     0             25/09/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘203118’               TYNE COT MEMORIAL         Husband of Edith Smith of 19 West Brunswick Street, Salford. Territorial enlistment and ome service. BEF after 1915. KIA.Unpaid L/Cpl.           

TAYLOR THOMAS              19           25/09/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘203100’               POND FARM CEMETERY             Son of Thomas & EmilyTaylor, of 20, Ashton St., Pendleton, Manchester. Enlisted Territorils. Home service. BEF after 1915. KIA       

FREE      ROBERT MALCOLM          28           25/09/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘42139’  LOCRE HOSPICE CEMETERY        Son of the late George Arthur Free, of Bayswater London; husband of Charlotte Free, of 64 Brixton Rd., Radford, Nottingham. Later 37 Heathcote Street. Formerly  13100, Notts and Derbys Regt and overseas 07/05/1915 T4/064411 RASC. Died of wounds 57th Fd Amb.    

GEORGE               HORACE               0             26/09/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘41619’  POND FARM CEMETERY             Husband of Mrs. Mercy Smith (formerly George), of 162, Elm Rd., Kingston-on-Thames. Three children. Formerly 15541 9th & 3rd R West Kents. France after 1915.      

HUMPHREYS       WILLIAM EDWARD           0             26/09/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘43123’               POND FARM CEMETERY Nephew of Mrs. Harriet Davies, of 61, Reservoir St., Bolton. Formerly 15027, 7th LNL. France 17/07/1915.  KIA.              

CRANE  JAMES   0             26/09/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘45052’  POND FARM CEMETERY Son of Henry Crane of Walpole St Andrew, Wisbech, Cambs. France after 1915. Missing presumed dead.              

BARNES               WIDMER              23           28/09/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘43130’               OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL   Son of William and Flora Barnes of 14 Arkright Street, Bolton. Born at Preston. Sister of Florrie Clare of 34 Levnshulme Street, Bolton. Formerly 17653, 9th North Lancs Regt. France 25/09/1915. Died of wounds.           

Suffolk and Essex Free Press 31 October 1917

TWINN  CYRIL ARTHUR   0             04/10/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘41614’  GLEMSFORD (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD      Son of Wallace Walter and Alice Elizabeth Twinn of Tye Green, Glemsford, Suffolk. Formerly G/15128, Royal West Kent Regt. France after 1915. Died of wounds received at Heninel 23/04/1917 at War Hosp Bath. Septic bowel poisoning. His brother Wallace also fell serving with 7th Susses.             

ELWELL ERNEST EDWARD             26           06/10/1917         Second Lieutenant           17th Bn. attd. 21st Bn.         ”             TYNE COT MEMORIAL     Son of Mrs. Alfred Elwell, of Wood Green House, Wednesbury, and the late Alfred Elwell. Born Walsall 7/11/1891.  Educated Bilton Grange, Rugby and Gresham School. Owned tool manufacturers. Enlisted in Public Schools Battalion and volunteered as Despatch Rider in Royal Engineers, going to France on 28th October 1914.  He returned home sick and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 1st March 1915.  Ernest went overseas  as 2nd Lt in C Coy  in November 1915 and returned home with sickness in Spring 1916.  He returned to France in 1917 attached to 21st Battalion.  He was killed at Passchendaele on 6th October 1917    Obituary

ENTWISLE           JAMES HENRY    37           09/10/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘38429’  MONS (BERGEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY            Son of William and Martha Ellen Entwisle, of 321, Bolton Rd., Kearsley, Farnworth, Lancs. Father of Annie Shittle. Her mother / guardian was also Annie Shittle.Trained 3rd Bttn. France after departing Cleethorpes 01/01/1917. C Coy captured as POW at Cherisy on 23/04/1917. Died from inflamation to the kidneys.

LEE         THOMAS              0             19/10/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘41622’  NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY          Husband of Ruth Thomas with three children at 32 Denmark Street, High Wycombe, Bucks. Plumber attested 01/12/1915 and mobilised 31/05/1916, 2416 3rd County Pallatine Brgd RFA and  G/16885, 9th & 3rd Royal West Kent Regt. Teansferred 17th Bttn 21/10/1916. KIA Wieltje.       

BRUNTON           JAMES   22           20/10/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘43154’  BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY      Son of Mr. and Sarah Brunton, of 22, Cliffe St., Nelson, Lancs. Employed by Victory Gum Works.   Formerly 24996, East Lancs Regt home service.  France after 1915.  B Coy, Captured POW at Cherisy 23/04/1917. Died from bronchial pneumonia.    

WRIGHT               WILLIAM JOSEPH              22           21/10/1917         Serjeant               17th Bn.               ‘9116’    YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY      Son of Sarah Hannah Hindle (formerly Wright), of 101, Marlborough Rd., Higher Broughton, Manchester, and the late Thomas Wright. Telephone operator enlisted 01/12/1914. Trained XI Pln. France 08/11/1815. L/Cpl 01/07/1916. Cpl 12/10/1916 & Sgt 26/01/1917.  Returned from two weeks leave commencing 12/09/1917.  17th att Canadian RE. Killed in Action at Wieltje.        

MILVERTON        ERNEST GEORGE              25           29/10/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘51121’               YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY      Son of James and Elizabeth Milverton, of Crewkerne, Somerset. Enlisted Weymouth. Formerly S4/125770, R.A.S.C. home service.  France after 1915. Killed in action.             Grave

TAYLOR SAMUEL ERNEST              34           03/12/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘38500’  TYNE COT CEMETERY          Son of Henry and Mary Ann Taylor, of Oldham; husband of Sarah Annie Taylor, of 55, Mayfield Rd., Oldham. One daughter. France after 1915. KIA.        

TUPMAN             EDWARD             0             03/12/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘47328’  TYNE COT MEMORIAL         Husband of Elen Tupman (Remarried Cavanagh) with two childern of 11 Mortimer Street, Oldham. Cotton Spinner at Olive Mill. France after 1915. KIA.    

CROOK  WILLIAM             19           03/12/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘377783’               TYNE COT MEMORIAL         Son of Albert and Elizabeth Crook, of 205, Warrington Rd., Lower Ince, Wigan. Home service with 3/5th and France after 1915 with 2/10th Bttns. Died of wounds.  St Marys Memorial, Ince and Ince Cenotpah         

LUSHER JOHN     0             03/12/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘27135’  TYNE COT MEMORIAL               Brother of James Lusher (5th Bttn) of 72 Hardbutts Road, Wigan, Collier enlisted 16th Bttn, 7835, 08/06/1915. Hosp knee injury 24/06/1915. 25th Bttn 30/08/1915. BEF with 16th Bttn 28/04/1916. Hosp Hernia May 1916. 17th Bttn 18/07/1916. KIA Gheluvelt.

WILKINSON        EDWARD             22           03/12/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘43201’  TYNE COT MEMORIAL         Son of Joseph and the late Mary Ann Wilkinson, of 13, Beech Grove, Hamsterly Colliery, Co. Durham. Hairdresser, attested 14/12/1915 and mobilised 08/03/1915, 30/267, Northumberland Fusiliers. 30th Tyneside Irish. Posted France 25th Tynside Irish 29/06/1916. Transerred 17th Bttn 01/09/1916. KIA            

DAY        JAMES   28           03/12/1917         Lance Corporal  17th Bn.               ‘28054’  TYNE COT MEMORIAL         Son of Mary Jane Day, of 116, Robinson St., Cowhill, Oldham; husband of the late Betty Day, of Middleton Rd., Royton, Oldham.Son, James Edward, born 06/03/1914. Collier enlisted 24th Bttn 30/06/1915. Posted 27th Bttn 09/11/1915. Overseas 24th Bttn 29/12/1915. Home 28/04/1916. 27th Bttn 27/06/1916.  BEF 22nd Bttn 15/07/1916.  Home 08/10/1916.  Depot 01/12/1916. 14th Bttn 23/02/1917.  BEF 11th Bttn 20/05/1917. Transfer 17th Bttn 06/06/1917. KIA.              

ROBERTS             HARRY   19           04/12/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘303149’               BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD          Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Ann Roberts, of 2, Manchester Rd., Irlams-O-th’-Height, Manchester. Employed by Messrs E Whiteway & Co. Territorial enlistement, 7306, 1/6th Bttn and home service. France after 1915. Died of wounds.          

GRINDEY             HARRY   24           04/12/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘51107’  TYNE COT MEMORIAL         Son of Thomas and Ann Grindey, of 27, Bagnall Rd., Milton, Stoke-on-Trent.  Formerly S4/184683, R.A.S.C. home service. France after 1915. Died of wounds.      

SMITH   GORDON             22           04/12/1917         Lance Corporal  “D” Coy. 17th Bn.             ‘32381’               BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD      Son of Louisa W. Smith, of 16, Beaufort Avenue, West Didsbury, Manchester, and the late James A. Smith. Draughtsman attested 23/11/1915. Mobilised 20/01/1916. France posted  17th Bttn 08/07/1916. Joined in the field 18/07/1916. Unpiad L/Cpl 20/12/1916. Wounded Gheluvelt 03/12/1917.  28 Fd Amb. Died of wounds. Wallet, spectacles, photos, letters and Testament were retrurned to Louisa.  Brother, Gordon 12715, served with 19th Bttn and also fell with 12th Bttn of the Regiment.             

FARTHING           ALWYN 20           06/12/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘39401’  BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD          Son of Harry David and Eliza Farthing, of 80, Junction Rd., Hulme, Manchester. Died of wounds. Grocers assistant enlisted 18/10/1916, aged 18y 11m. Trained 4th Bttn. BEF 17/01/1917. Joined 17th Bttn 21/01/1917.  Slight GSW R Arm 23/04/1917. Wounded Gheluvelt 03/12/1917. Died of wounds 53rd CCS.           

CHINN   ALFRED 0             19/12/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘51095’  RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM)      Husband of Florence Chinn of 38 Portland Street, Liverpool. France after 1915. Two children. Fitter in picture trade in 1911.  France after 1915. Killed in action. Grave

MURPHY              GEORGE               0             25/12/1917         Corporal              17th Bn.               ‘47353’               TYNE COT MEMORIAL     Husband of Harriet Derbyshire (formerly Murphy).  Spinner re-enlisted, 1915,  in 9th Bttn on 18/03/1914 having served 4 yrs in the Bttn. Attached RE. MEF 09/05/1915.  Attached RE. Tansfer 17th Bttn. Killed in action.        

NORMAN            GEORGE ALFRED               28           25/12/1917         Serjeant               17th Bn.               ‘8250’    TYNE COT MEMORIAL     Son of the late Alfred and Amy Norman; husband of Frances Fingland (formerly Norman), of 40, Salisbury St., Moss Side, Manchester. Employed by E Hulton & Co. Enlisted 02/09/1914.  Trained VI Pln. France as Pte 08/11/1915.  Killed in action. 

Manchester Evening News 03 January 1918
2/Lt W Truran Jones (C) livesofthefirstworldwar

YORKE-JONES     KENRICK              19           26/12/1917         Second Lieutenant           17th Bn.               ”               POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY             Son of Herbert and Leila Yorke-Jones, of “Leekhurst,” Northenden, Manchester. Pupil Manchester Grammar School (1911-17)  When he left the school he was in the Modern VI, and had won an Exhibition for Modern Languages at Christ’s College, Cambridge. At Cambridge he joined the Cadet Battalion, and went to France September 1917. Member of MGS the Lacrosse Team. Scout and afterwards in the O.T.C., and at home worked for the Wesleyan Sunday School at Northenden. His sincere, unassuming nature and his gentle manliness endeared him to all who knew him, and no one leaves a more stainless record. Comnissioned LG 29/09/1917. Joined 17th Bttn for duty 4/10/1917. KIA.  Northenden and Manchester Grammar War Memorials          

SILLEY   RICHARD CHARLES           35           26/12/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘51132’               POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY             Son of Mrs. Flora Ann Silley, of Chiselborough, Stoke-under-Ham, Somerset. Formerly S4/143449, R.A.S.C. home service. France after 1915.  KIA.             

Manchester Evening News 03 January 1918
2nd Lt Philip Ward Courtesy Steve Ward

WARD   PHILIP   19           27/12/1917         Lieutenant           17th Bn.       TYNE COT MEMORIAL         Son of James and Ellen Ward, of Avenue Terrace, Leigh, Lancs. Educated at Leigh Grammar School, 1907-1911; Rossall School (with Scholarship), 1911-1915; Manchester University, 1915-1917. Profile

PEPWORTH         EDWIN ARTHUR               19           27/12/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘54921’               TYNE COT MEMORIAL     Son of Frederick and Charlotte Mary Pepworth, of 39, Enbridge St., Salford, Manchester.  Formerly 18551, Lancashire Fusiliers home service. BEF after 1915. Killed in action by Gas poisoning.

BUTLER ROBERT               0             27/12/1917         Private  17th Bn.               ‘48775’  TYNE COT MEMORIAL         Husband of Beatrice Butler of 17 Middleton Street, Preston.  France after 1915. Killed in action..