The Cost – Winter 1916/17

18 October 1916 to 22 April1917

MULLIGAN          JAMES                  18/10/1916         Private  17th Bn.               France   ’17/43246′               ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY     Husband of  Ellen A Mulligan, 39 Shatesbury Ave, Cheriton, Kent. Son, William. Sister, Kate Mulligan, 27 Hunter St, Byron St, Livepool. Died of Wounds. Formerly 1633, 3rd South Lancs Regt from 10/10/1913- India.Reservist.  BEF 2nd  S Lancs 07/10/1914. Home 20/9/1915.  BEF 24/6/1916. Att 17th Bttn 11/7/1916 & Transfer 1/9/1916.

NEEDHAM           THOMAS              22           21/10/1916         Private  17th Bn.               Germany               ‘8771’    NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL      Son of Ellen Bell (formerly Needham), of 17, Liverpool Rd., Deansgate, Manchester, and the late William Needham. Previously employed at John Heywood Limited.  Member of Bugle Band trained with VIII Platoon. France 08/11/1915. POW captured Trones Wood 4[9]/7/1916. Wounded right thigh. B Company.

MORRISSEY         JOHN     20           02/11/1916         Private  “B” Coy. 17th Bn.              Germany               ‘8734’    NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL      Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Morrissey, of 3, Bank Place, Salford, Manchester. Wounded and captured as POW at Trones Wood 09/07/1916. Died of Wounds

STOTT   GEORGE WILLIE 20           25/11/1916         Private  17th Bn.               France   ‘36934’               WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY           Son of Willie and Susan Ann Stott, of 11, Derker St., Oldham. Enlisted Ashton. Trained 4th Bttn. Died of septic pneumonia.

COOKSON           HARRY   21           30/12/1916         Private  17th Bn.               France   ‘43160’               BELLACOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, RIVIERE         Son of Thomas and Martha Alice Cookson, of 36, Clegg St., Brierfield, Lancs. A weaver. Killed in action. Attested 26/2/1916 East Lancs 26317 at Nelson. Mobilised Preston 23/3/1916. France 4/7/1916.Att 17th Manch 11/7/1916. Transferred 17th Manch 1/9/1916

MULDOON          JOHN                    30/12/1916         Private  17th Bn.               France   ‘43247’               BELLACOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, RIVIERE         Effects to unmarried wife, Beatice Collins, 13 Mopsey Sq, Wakefiled St, Mormanton. Miner. Son of Honor & Patrick Muldoon, Ballyhankin. Killed in action. Formerly 19173 6th S Lancs at Gallipoli. Frost bite Malta 8/12/1915. Home 20/9/1915.BEF posted 7th S Lancs 24/6/1916. Att 17th Bttn 11/7/1916 & transfer 1/9/1916.

ALFRED WALTER MADDERS         36                 Death    24-01-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘34677’  BEAUVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY                               Born 26/9/1880  Manchester. Baptised Ardwick, St Thomas, Lancashire, England. Enlistment Place:  Manchester Type of Casualty:  Died. No Star. Only 17th Bttn. Parent Walter & Eliza Ann Madders. Warehouse Porter Resident 4 Tiverton St Ardwick in 1911.

WALLACE             HAMPSON                                          30-01-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘9395’     ST. POL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION                       Stretcher bearer and member of the Bugle Band.  Died from Meningitis – “inflammation to the membrane brain” at 12th Stationary Hospital.  Resident 17, Seddon Street Longsight.

JAMES  LAVILLE                37                           30-01-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘34852’  WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY        Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Laville, of 7, Bebbington St., Clayton, Manchester.

JOHN     KNIGHT                25                          10-03-17               Private  17th Bn.               United Kingdom               ‘8688’                MANCHESTER (PHILIPS PARK) CEMETERY              Son of Samson and Caroline Knight, of Manchester.

GEORGE EDWARD           COOKE  38                           25-03-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘43289’  DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY          Born and resident Lewes. Enlisted Reading. Killed in Action. Son of Edward and Sarah Cooke, of 3, St. Nicholas Lane, Lewes, Sussex.  Address 171, Caversham Rd Reading.  Killed at Neuville Vitasse.  Formerly 21323 Royal Berkshire Regiment

EDMUND             McCORMACK                                    25-03-17               Lance Corporal  17th Bn.               France  ‘43360’  DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY                  Birth Place:  Chelsea, Middlesex Residence:  Chelsea Enlistment Place:  Hounslow, Middlesex Type of Casualty:  Killed in action Comments:  Formerly L/5/10377, Royal Fusiliers. Miltiia 4679 17/5/1903. Tiler Roman Catholic. Enlisted  20/6/1903 aged 18 3yrs Service + 9 Reserve. Formerly 5th Royal Fusiliers.  2nd Bttn 6/10/1903, 1st Bttn 29/1/19015. Officers Servant, Parkhurst. GC Badge and Reserve 27/6/1905. Mobilised Hounslow 5/8/1914. BEF 7/9/1914 – 30/11/1914. Accidental Fracture to right thumb in trap door to cellar 19/11/1914. Home 1/12/14. Posted 5th Bttn 11/1/1915.  Fitted Right Femoral Truss at Dover 11/4/1916. 32nd Bttn BEF 28/6/1916 – 41 IBD Etaples.  Attached & joined 12/7/1916 then Transferred 17th (19th?) Manchesters 1/9/1916. Lance Corporal 29/11/1916. Killed Neuville Vitesses 25/3/1917. Son of James & Elizabeth MCormack.   Wife Lucy Janet McCormack 17 Gilbray Square, Chelsea. Married 29/5/1909. 5 Children, including Joseph Henry Arthur McCormack 23/11/1916.

HENRY SAMUEL                MILLYARD                                           26-03-17               Lance Corporal  17th Bn.               France  ‘34494’                AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION                             Birth Place:  Lymm, Cheshire Q3 1891. Residence:  Fallowfield, Manchester Enlistment Place:  Ashton-under-lyne, Lancs Type of Casualty:  Died of wounds. Mother Charlotte £3 10- WG. No Star only 17th Bttn

JAMES  HOWARD             30                           27-03-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘20790’  DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY          Son of Thomas and Ruth Howard, of Manchester. 5 Dunscombe Street, Broughton

ALBERT WHITTLE                                              02-04-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘46911’  DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY                          Birth Place:  Manchester Death Date:  2 Apr 1917 Type of Casualty:  Killed in action. A Signaller. Parents William & Mary Elizabeth Whittle £5 10- WG. No Star Only 17th. Errand boy 2 Pink Street Ardwick Manchester in 1911

ARNOLD               WOOD  22                           02-04-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘33092’  ARRAS MEMORIAL          Son of James and Mary E. Wood, of 14, Queen St., Royton, Oldham. Killed in Action. Trained with 4th Bttn.

HERBERT VICTOR              HOBBS  38                           07-04-17               Second Lieutenant          17th Bn.               France                  BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX    Son of Edward and Sarah Hobbs; husband of Alice Hobbs, of 12, Harrison Avenue, Levenshulme, Manchester.

FREDRICK            HOWARD             35                           07-04-17               Private  “A” Coy. 17th Bn.             France  ‘43300’  BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX          Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howard, of Nine Mile Ride, Easthampstead Park, Wokingham, Berks. See Royal Berkshire Regiment

VICTOR E             RALLISON                                            07-04-17               Second Lieutenant          17th Bn.               France                  LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE                               Formerly Sergeant 7662 in 1st Battalion East Lancs Regiment.  Entered France as Private 22/8/1914. Commissioned Manchester Regiment 24/10/1916. Soldier on Furlough 7 6/12 yrs Service 78 St Mary Street Risca Monmouthshire, Wales in 1911. Medals received by Mrs J Stagg, West Hill, Portishead, Nr Bristol. Born Enniskillen Q2 1887. Parents Emily & Edward who was Army Pensioner. Brother Bernard killed 23/6/1916 with RFA.

FREDRICK            SIMS      34                           07-04-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘43333’  BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX       Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Sims, of Westcolt, Wantage. Royal Berkshire Regiment

WILLIAM              CHARLESWORTH              32                           08-04-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘43224’  Dies of Wounds. WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY               Son of John and Mary Jane Charlesworth; husband of Beatrice Mary Charlesworth, of Major Cross Street, Widnes, Lancs. Born at Bilston, Staffs. Pte Charlesworth and his Lewis gun team were on outpost duty in front of the lines at Mercatel on the 4th April. At 4.45am, they returned to the front line. Pte Charlesworth, who was carrying, 2 Lewis gun ammo canisters, jumped into the trench, and impaled his thigh on a bayonet fixed to a rifle that was leaning against the trench. He was sent to 32nd Stationary hospital at Wimereux. He has since died of an abdominal haemorrhage. He leaves a widow, Beatrice Mary and 3 children. William, John and Thomas, Arthur. An iron worker. (Courtesy MRF). Formerly 19690 S Lancs Regiment.

ALBERT VICTOR COOPER               32                           08-04-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘43290’  ARRAS MEMORIAL                Son of Charles and Mary Ann Cooper, of The Vineries, Sunninghill, Berks. Killed in Action serving with XVI Pn, D Coy at  Neuville Vitasse. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Derby Scheme man attested 10/12/1915, mobilised 9th R Berks on 25/03/1916. Posted to BEF with 5th R Berks on 30/06/1916 but attached to 17th Bttn on 11/07/1916. Transferred 01/09/1916.

LEONARD            HARRIS                                 10-04-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘41644’  WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY                        Birth Place:  Broomfield, Essex Enlistment Place:  Clacton-on-sea, Essex Comments:  Formerly G/16274, 3rd & 7th Royal West Kent Regt. No Star. Died of Wounds 20th CCS. Widow Ellen Jane (nee Wiseman) £3 WG Married Q4 1902. Jobbing Gardener aged 33 resident Severn Road, Gt Clacton, Essex in 1911.

RICHARD              VICKERS                                               11-04-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘43434’  ARRAS MEMORIAL Born & Resident Normanton, Derbys. Enlisted 4649 Witley Camp, Hornchurch in 26th Bttn Middlesex Regiment 10/1/1916, aged 24 yrs 151 days. Methodist. Posted 25th Bttn Middx 24/1/1916, BEF  18th Bttn Middx 30/6/1916.  France 1/7/1916. Transfer 17th Manchesters 1/9/1916. Killed in Action. Probate address Glebe Farm, Allenton, Derbys, where he was farm labourer in 1911. Estate to Brothers Frank  +  Samuel & Sisters Elise + Mary. £5 WG. Parents Richard & Eliza (Deceased).

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ROBERT RAMSEY               29                           18-04-17               Private  17th Bn.               United Kingdom               ‘43365’                ROMFORD CEMETERY    Son of Elizabeth Ramsey, of Romford; husband of the late Daisy E. Ramsey. Formerly 4647, Middlesex Regt.

GEORGE WILLIAM STEWART       24  20-04-17 Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘43366’  ARRAS MEMORIAL  Born Leith. Resident 5 Riverside Mansions, Twickenham.Son of George & Jane Stewart, of 1, Telford Avenue. Streatham Hill, London. Cinema Manager. Enlisted Hounslow G/25600 RF. Mob 1/3/1916 5th RF. BEF 32nd RF. Att 11/7/1916 & transfer 17th Manch 1/9/1916. Wounded 29/10/1916. Rejoined Bttn 7/4/1917. Killed in action.

FRED      AKERS   21                           21-04-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘43125’  WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY         Died of wounds in CCS. Son of Robert Akers, of Preston; husband of Annie Akers, of 9, Turner St., St. Paul’s Rd., Preston, Lancs. Formerly 16409 in 7th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

RICHARD              LOMAX 25                           21-04-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘8708’     HENINEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION                  Birth Place:  Moston, Manchester Residence:  Warrington, Lancs Enlistment Place:  Manchester Type of Casualty:  Killed in action France 8/11/1915. Trio Only 17th Bttn.Trained 8 Pln A Coy.  Wife Alice (Nee Deveson) Married 5/4/1915. £12 WG. Glass Cutter 98 Hall St Moston Manchester in 1911. Parents Richard & Mary.

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WILLIAM              COPPERWHAITE         40                                      22-04-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘43288’  HENINEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION                       Birth Place:  Henley, Oxon Enlistment Place:  Reading 28/3/1916, Berks. Mobilised 1/4/1916. Type of Casualty:  Killed in action Comments:  Formerly 21320, Royal Berks Regt. France posted 5th RBR 1/7/1916. Attached 17th Btn 11/7/1916 and transferred 1/9/1916. C Coy. Born Q2 1878. Biscuit factory labourer resident 34 Maissack Rd, Reading in 1911. Mother Annie. £3 10- Royal Berkshire Regiment

TOM ALFRED      SIMMONDS        34                           22-04-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘43329’  HENINEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Killed im action.     Son of John and Mary Simmonds, of Grove Lane, Winkfield Row, Bracknell, Berks. Royal Berkshire Regiment

HERBERT              SPENCER              31                           22-04-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘43177’  BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX Died of wounds 96 Fd Amb.      Son of Enos and Ann Spencer, of 4, Thornfield Terrace, Winewall, Colne, Lancs. Enlisted Colne 11/12/1915. Mob 12th E Lancs 20/3/1915 26157. IBD 4/7/1916. Transfer 17th Bttn 1/9/1916.

ARTHUR               WILLIAMS                                           22-04-17               Private  17th Bn.               France  ‘43373’  HENINEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION                       Birth Place:  Tottenham, Middlesex Enlistment Place:  Ealing, Middlesex Type of Casualty:  Killed in action Comments:  Formerly 10783, 5th Bttn Royal Fusils Dover / East Kent Regt. Enlisted 25/10/1915. Machine mender. Absented himself 20/2/1916. 9 Days CB.  Returned to Bttn 23/2/1916. 16/6/1916 vol;unteered for overseas service 5th RF. Parents Frances William and Emily  27 Chandos Ave, Ealing W5. £6 WG. 3 Brothers + 1 Sister. No Star. Only 17th Bttn.