Montauban Casualties 1st-8th July 1916

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Casualty List Manchester Evening News 25 July 1916

Casualty List Manchester Evening News 25 July 1916

AMOS    PERCY ALFRED   P A         35                          01/07/1916         Serjeant               17th Bn.               ‘8047’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Mr. C. W. and Mrs. A. E. Amos, of 148, Bramford Rd., Ipswich.  Employed by Co-operative Wholsale Society and lecturer in Corn Milling at Rochdale Technical College.  III Platoon Lance Sergeant at Heaton Park.

ATKINSON           ROWLAND          R                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘10337’  THIEPVAL MEMORIAL    Rowland had been admitted to 22nd Fd Ambuland on 12th March 1916 with a chest condition. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and transferred to 96th Fd Ambulance. Rowland returned to the Battalion and was killed in action on 1st July 1916. Prior to hostilities Rowland had been a cardboard box cutter, resident Chorlton on Medlock. He had been rejected from 7th Bttn on medical grounds before enlisting in 18th Bttn on 4th September and transferring to 17th Bttn on 16th October 1914.

BARNFIELD         TOM      T                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8076’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL    Employed by Associated Newspapers. LIved at 159 Whit Lane, Salford aged 19. St Thomas Pendleton Memorial. IV Platoon, A Company. St Thomas War Memorial, Salford. MRF –

BARRETT       ALFRED                                      01/07/1916         Lance Corporal  17th Bn.               ‘8391’    QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN. Origninally buried SW of village. Included on Wounded List. Born Liverpool.          Stewart, Thompson Ltd.

Barrett MEN 21.7.1916

Barrett MEN 21.7.1916

BENNETT             ALBERT EDWARD             A E         18                          01/07/1916         Lance Corporal  “A” Coy. 17th Bn.      ‘8393’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of William Henry and Annie Bennett, of 272, Weaste Lane, Salford, Manchester.   Betesh & Co Solicitors as Insurance Agent. An A Bennett from the Manchesters is included in this memorial:- St Philip with St Stephen – Salford War Memorials.  Albert is also commemorated on the family grave at Weaste Cemetry.

Bennett MEN 26.7.1916

Bennett MEN 26.7.1916

BENNETT             ARTHUR EDWARD            A E                                       01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8392’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL    III Platoon. Born in Denver, Colorado.  As part of the 17th Battalion Machine Gun Section, Arthur had been promoted Lance Corporal.  He was killed in action on 1st July 1916, aged 21.   Arthur’s family lived at 2 Mount Pleasant Square, Salford and in 1911 he had been a shippers clerk with G S Mitchell & Co. It is possible Arthur Bell’s recollection is mistaken in relation to the survival of the cheeky American who had called out at the pretty mother as they were marching through Manchester “I wish I was that goldurned dawg.” .  No other American born men have been identified in the Platoon.   Two other brothers were serving by 1916. Private Henry Samuel Bennett 19715 had trained with XV Platoon of 21st Battalion.  He had been wounded and was being treated in Hospital in Cranleigh, Surrey when Arthur’s loss was reported. Henry was later transferred to the Labour Corps and discharged in 1919. See III Platoon

BERRISFORD       CHARLES WILLIAM           C W                                      01/07/1916         Corporal               17th Bn.               ‘8417’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. V Platoon, B COy.

Berrisford C W Manchester Evening News 17 July 1916

Berrisford C W Manchester Evening News 17 July 1916

BICKERTON         THOMAS HILDITCH         T H         25                          01/07/1916         Lance Corporal  17th Bn.               ‘8438’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Thomas Howard Bickerton, and Selina Mary Bickerton, of 49, Edilom Rd., Higher Crumpsall, Manchester.  Paid L/Cpl 7/1/1915. Battalion Machine Gunner of Polygon Road, Crumpsall.  Attended Manchester Grammer 1905-1907. He was employed as a clerk at Parrs Bank, Manchester. Reported missing and assumed dead 27/7/1917. His Brother Pte 2198 Norman Bickerton died of wounds at Gallipoli on 4th June 1915,whilst serving with the 6th Manchesters.

BLOUNT              HAROLD               H                                          01/07/1916         Lance Corporal  17th Bn.               ‘8080’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Blount H Manchester Evening News 15 July 1916

Blount H Manchester Evening News 15 July 1916

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George Blundell’s grave in Dantzig Alley

BLUNDELL           GEORGE               G            21                          01/07/1916         Private  “D” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘9005’    DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ      Son of George and Mary Blundell, of Mametz Villa, 21, Lindsay Avenue, Slade Lane, Levenshulme, Manchester. Resident of Levenshulme, was posted missing, assumed killed in action, before he was buried near Brick Point. Private 9011 Norman Miles reported George had been shot in the stomach as he mounted the parapet for the final charge on Montauban

BOARDMAN JAMES HAROLD  J              31                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9022’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of James and Elizabeth Boardman. Resident 77 Queens St, Newton Heath.

Boardman J H Manchester Evening News 23 September 1916

Boardman J H Manchester Evening News 23 September 1916

BRAZNELL           JAMES   J                                            01/07/1916         Lance Serjeant   17th Bn.               ‘9245’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL    A member of the Manchester Police Force. He leaves a Wife, Ada and a young Son, James Edwin. Hosp Laringitis 15/3/1915. 25th 20/8/1915. L/Sgt 7/2/1916. 30IBD 13/2/1915. 2nd Entrench Bttn 25/2/1916. Joined 17th Bttn in Field 29/5/1916.

BRIERLEY             HARRY   H            26                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9389’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Joseph and Martha Brierley, of 2, Little Lane, Blackley, Manchester; husband of Emma Stringer (formerly Brierley), of 32, Nelson Drive, Cadishead, Manchester.  Emma Brierley was resident 90 Worsley St, Patricroft when Harry reported missing.  Major Macdonald wrote to her, to say that she should not hold out any hope, he saw Pte Brierley hit by a HE shell, death being instantaneous. He leaves a young daughter. Occupation, electrical engineer aged 26. A bomber, in B. Company.

BRUCKSHAW      GEORGE               G            40                          01/07/1916         Serjeant               “D” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘9006’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Husband of Eliza Jane Tyler (formerly Bruckshaw), of 56, Norway St., Gorse Hill, Stretford, Manchester. Two Children, Charles & Doris. Worked as a packer.

BULL      JOHN     J              29                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9052’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Addenda Panel     Employed by Stockport Council.  Stockport War Memorial.

BURNS  HENRY  H                                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9464’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     61 Lloyd St, Hulme. Reported missing  1st/2nd July aged 20.Mother Mrs Annie Norburn asking for details. Worked as a labourer

Butterworth WS Cpl V Pln

Cpl W S Butterworth in V Pln at Heaton Park in March 1915

BUTTERWORTH WILLIAM SYLVESTER       W S        24                          01/07/1916         Serjeant               17th Bn.               ‘8418’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Mrs. A. J. Butterworth, of 86, Bradshaw Chapel, Bradshaw, Bolton.

Byrne F Liverpool Daily Post 05 May 1917

Byrne F Liverpool Daily Post 05 May 1917

BYRNE   FRANK   F                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9115’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL        Son of Patrick & Cartherine Byrne, 15 Windsor Street, Rhyl.

CAWLEY               HARRY   H                                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8110’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL    Husband of Ada and son of Elizabeth. Employed Hollins Mill. Missing assumed dead.

Cawley H Manchester Evening News 04 September 1916

Cawley H Manchester Evening News 04 September 1916

CHAMBERS         JOHN     J              18                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘26297’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Mrs. Sophia Chambers, of 377, Rochdale Rd., Manchester. Resident Red Bank, Cheetham.

CLARK   JOSEPH J                                            01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8472’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL III Platoon Born in Newark, Notts and the son of Fred and Agnes Clark of 115 Chapel Street, Salford.

CLARKE EDWIN  E             21                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8101’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL         Son of Joseph Hingley Clarke and Ruth Clarke, of Smithills Hall, Bolton, Lancs.

Thomas Henry Clesham

Thomas Henry Clesham

CLESHAM            THOMAS HENRY               T H         34                          01/07/1916         Second Lieutenant               17th Bn.                              THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of the Rev. T. Clesham, M.A., Incumbent of Aasleagh, Co. Mayo, and Isabella Clesham, of Caherduff, Cong, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Also served in Natal Light Horse. See Officer Casualties

DUNN   WILLIAM             W           24                          01/07/1916         Private  “B” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘8121’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of the late William and Elizabeth Dunn. One of four brothers who served, three of whom fell.

EATON  CHARLES WILLIAM           C W                                      01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8541’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Eaton C W Manchester Evening News 18 July 1916

Eaton C W Manchester Evening News 18 July 1916

EDWARDS           EMRYS  E             23                          01/07/1916         Private  “C” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘9033’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Anne Edwards, of 7, Delamere Avenue, Pendleton, Manchester. and the late Richard Edwards.  See III Platoon

ELLIOTT               CHARLES              C        25                                   01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9166’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Reported wounded.  Labourer of 348 Gt Cheetham St East, Hr Broughton Manchester. Salford Corp in 1911. Enlisted 11/1/1915. Widow Ethel Son Clement. Brothers Fred & Thomas.

ELLIS      ROBERT               R                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8134’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Regianld Street, Peel Green.

FALLA                   E                                           01/07/1916         Lance Corporal  17th Bn.               ‘8554’               DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ A bank clerk in Lancs & Yorks Bank shot through the temple in the advance to Montauban on 1/7/1916. Buried in Montauban and concentrated to Dantzig Alley, Mametz. Enlisted 3/9/1914, aged 21y 2m. Unpaid L/Cpl 7/1/1915 and reverted to Pte on own choice 2 days later. L/Cpl again on 3/11/1915, 5 days before arriving in France and appointed as paid on 2/12/1915. Son of James and Hannah. Brother Arthur, Primrose Bank, Dean Avenue, Newton Heath. Ernest was 6′ 2 1/2″ tall, much taller than all his peers.

FAWKES               EDWARD GLADSTONE     E G         22                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9036’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of the late A. J. and E. E. Fawkes, of 47, Wellington Grove, Stockport, Cheshire. Attached 90th TMB

Fawkes E G Manchester Evening News 14 July 1916

Fawkes E G Manchester Evening News 14 July 1916

FelsteadFELSTEAD  Charles Robert   C R                                       01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘27321’               DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ Salesman aged 23y 5m. Attested Derby Scheme 10/12/1915 to Reserve. Enlisted 25th TR Bttn Manchester 9/2/1916. France 21/5/1916 Posted to 17th Bttn. KiA 1/7/1916, Resident 17 Neptune Street, Long Street, Ancoats. Fa Charles Robert. No Mo. Bros Sidney OHMS, Albert & Harold OHMS. 3 Sisters. Also mentioned on National Roll.

FLOWER              ERNEST E             21                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8999’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Edgar Flower, of 16, Leonard St., Leek; and Martha Elizabeth Flower, of 1, Abbots Lane Leek, Staffs.

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Reginald Ford Courtesy Elizabeth Wood

FORD     REGINALD JAMES             R J          28                          01/07/1916         Captain 17th Bn.                              DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ      Son of James and Lois Kate Ford, of “Radcliffe,” 36, Warwick St., Oxford. See Officer Casualties

FRENCH               RICHARD             R             24                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘27334’  THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Mrs. Sarah Ann French, of 11, Emily St., Ardwick, Manchester.

GRIFFITHS           WILLIAM PRICE  W P        21                          01/07/1916         Private  “B” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘9466’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of William James and Grace Griffiths, of Moss Bank, Alderley Edge, Cheshire.

HALLWORTH Arthur     A                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘26464’               DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ Born 1888. Joiner. Born Marsden Yorks. Resident Hazel Grove in 1911. Son of William & Fanny Hallworth.

HANSELL              ABRAHAM           A             21                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9444’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Mark Hansell, of 27, Brunswick St., Cheetham, Manchester.

HARDING             FREDERICK SYDNEY         F S          24                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8643’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Frederick James and Florence Harding, of “Sunny Mead,” Wigan Rd., Euxton, Chorley, Lancs.

HARDMAN          GEORGE               G            28                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn ‘9273’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Mrs. Hardman, of 31, Oxford St., Bury; husband of Florrie Hardman, of 34, Cecil St., Bury, Lancs.

HARE     SIDNEY BIRKS     S B                                        01/07/1916         Corporal              17th Bn.               ‘8170’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL See III Platoon Casualties

HARRISON           ALBERT EDWARD             A E                                       01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘11195’  THIEPVAL MEMORIAL  18th 28/3/1915. 25th 30/8/1915. 17th in France. Warehouseman Born 1886. Widow Ellen Harrison Deceased 3/2/1918. Daughter Lilian. Son Charles O’Brien -adopted. 36 Moulton St, Vine Street, Hulme. Brother Alfred. Sister in Law had custody. Mary Farrell

HAYES   HARRY   H            33                          01/07/1916         Private  “B” Coy. 17th Bn.              ‘8606’               PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT             Partington St,  Worsley. Son of Henry and Alice Hayes, of 24, Melling St., North Rd., Longsight, Manchester; husband of Emma Hayes.

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27242 James Heywood. (C) Royton Roll of Homour

HEYWOOD          JAMES   J                                            01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘27242’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Reported as died of wounds on 1st / 2nd July. He now has no known resting place and his grave must have been lost, possibly from the Railway Valley area, or in Montauban.  A Signaller from the Royal Engineers found a letter from James’ fiancee on his body and returned it to her.

HIGGINS              CHARLES              C             21                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8178’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of James and Emma Higgins, of 7, Cleaves Rd., Eccles, Manchester.

Higgins C MEN 15.7.1916

Higgins C MEN 15.7.1916

HILTON WALTER               W                                         01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8654’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Son of George Henry and Emily Hilton, of 76, Sloan St., Moss Side, Manchester, Brother of Harry Austin (Formerly 17th Bttn 8179) killed with ACC 1917. Grey Cloth Manufacturers clerk in 1911.

Hilton W Manchester Evening News 21 July 1917

Hilton W Manchester Evening News 21 July 1917

HOBSON            WILLIAM W                                         01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘26433’               DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ

Sgt John Thomas Hobson MM Courtesy Tony Bowden – Manchesters Forum

Courtesy Tony Bowden

HOBSON              JOHN THOMAS   J T                         M M       01/07/1916         Serjeant               17th Bn.               ‘9250’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL   Police Constable resident Crescent Rd Cheetham. See MM Awards

HOLMES              JOHN     J  T                                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8656’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL 19 Cobden St, Bradford Rd. Widow Rose Ann remarried James Packer in 1917. Daughter Mary, born 5/10/1912. Son of Thomas Holmes

HOLT     JAMES   J                                            01/07/1916         Lance Corporal  17th Bn.               ‘8637’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL College Rd, Whalley Range. Younger brother 20795 Benjamin Holt was killed on the same day serving with 22nd Battalion. Brother  John Pownall Holt was had been KIA 11/1/1916. John was a Bank Clerk. He had been wounded in January 1916.

Holt J Manchester Evening News 17 July 1916

Holt J Manchester Evening News 17 July 1916

HOOLEY               ALFRED DRAKE   A             27                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8180’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of John and Hannah Hooley, of 39, Berlin Rd., Edgeley, Stockport. Possibly buried in Dantzig Alley as Unkown.

HOUSEMAN        WILLIAM             W           23                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8182’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Husband of Louisa Houseman, of 70, Madison St., Abbey Hey, Gorton, Manchester.

Houseman W Manchester Evening News 17 July 1916

Houseman W Manchester Evening News 17 July 1916

HOWARD             JOSEPH J                                            01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8657’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Miller Street, Moston
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HOWARTH          HERBERT             H            21                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8658’    PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT              Son of Robert and Mary Ann Howarth, of 100, Walmersley Rd., Bury, Lancs. Worked for Parr’s Bank, Bury, he  was originally buried in the French line of attack in the area of Faviere and Faviere Support trench, forming the German front line.  Herbert was last seen in Montauban near a crushed dugout on 2nd July[12].  One may speculate he had been directed, or helped eastwards, where he may have been killed on the battlefield and buried close by.  There is no other explanation why Herbert was buried in the French area.  The other men buried in the plot are August 1916 losses from other Divisions.  The group were relocated to Peronne Road in October 1918. Brother Ernest was also killed on 1st July.

HUNTBACH         CHARLES              C                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9193’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Moston Ln, Blackley

Huntbach C Manchester Evening News 15 July 1916

Huntbach C Manchester Evening News 15 July 1916

HURST   CHARLES              C                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8158’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL IV Pln. Widow Polly, nee Bradshaw.  Married Q1 1915. Resident Failsworth & 106 Frederick Rd, Pendleton. Daughter Iris, born 2/12/1915.

JACKSON             FRANK ANDREW               F A          25                          01/07/1916         Lance Corporal               17th Bn.               ‘8679’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Ralph Lintin Jackson and Sarah Ann Jackson, of Hazel Grove, Cheshire.

Jackson F A Manchester Evening News 16 September 1916

Jackson F A Manchester Evening News 16 September 1916

JACKSON             MARK    M                                         01/07/1916         Serjeant               17th Bn.               ‘8197’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL See III Platoon

JOHNSON            ARTHUR               A                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8198’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Rosamond St, Hulme

JOHNSTONE       ALEXANDER        A             37                          01/07/1916         Corporal              17th Bn.               ‘8685’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Benjamin and Margaret Johnstone, of 87, Bristol St., Hulme; husband of Esther Alice Johnstone, of 21. Chatsworth St., Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester.

JONES   LEWIS EDWARD L E                                        01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9375’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL 25 30/9/1915. France 23/12/1915. 2nd Entrench 7/1/1916 17 20/2/1916. 17th. Posted as wounded then dead. Buried by Chaplain 1st SA Bgd. Grave lost and commemorated Thiepval. Butcher enlisted 17/2/1915. 24 Victoria St, Middleton. Wife Sarah. Daughters Marian & Eunice. Father Edward.

KENWORTHY      STANLEY              S             32                          01/07/1916         Captain 17th Bn.                              DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ      Son of John Dalziel Kenworthy, of Seacroft, St. Bees, Cumberland; husband of Dinah T. Kenworthy.

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Kenyon MEN 2/8/1916 © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

KENYON            LEVI                                         01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9515’               PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT Collier Enlisted Manchester 27/3/1915, aged 28y 3 m. Clean Conduct Sheet. Embarked Folkestone 20/5/1916. 30 IBD Etaples 21/5/1916. Posted 17th Bttn 5/6/1916. Killed in Action Montauban 1-2/7/1916. Buried in Maricourt and later concentrated to Peronne Road. Effects to James & Una Esther Machin of 5 Stavelely Street, Harpurhey. This family home. Fa William. No Mo. 4 Sisters. CofE

KIMBER BERNARD            B                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9333’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL 31 Princess Rd, Levenshulme, aged 21. A farmer’s assistant. Father, John.

LANGSHAW         WILLIAM             W                                         01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8715’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL North St, Hulme.

LINDSAY              GEORGE DOUGLAS           G D                                       01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9041’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Lindsay G D Manchester Evening News 05 August 1916

Lindsay G D Manchester Evening News 05 August 1916

MARSDEN           STANLEY              S             20                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8727’    DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ      Son of Charles Henry and Esther Marsden, of Manchester.

MARSDEN           THOMAS RICHARD           T R                                       01/07/1916         Serjeant               17th Bn.               ‘9047’ Not 7047 THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Widow Nancy. 171 Manchester Road, Haslingden

Marsden T R Manchester Evening News 01 August 1916

arsden T R Manchester Evening News 01 August 1916

MENDES              NORMAN ERNEST            N E         20                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8240’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL   Grafton St, Chorlton on Medlock. Son of Lucy Ellen Mendes, of “Ivydene”, 34, Barnford Rd., Didsbury, Manchester, and the late Joseph Edward Mendes.

MILLS    WILLOUGHBY     W           23                          01/07/1916         Private  “C” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘8747’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Rylancee St, Ardwick. Son of Willoughby and Emily Mills, of 4, Norway St., Portslade, Sussex.

MITTON   Charles        C             32                          01/07/1916         Lance Corporal  “D” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘8763’    A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS     Husband of Jane Elizabeth Mitton, of 46, Leaf St., Hulme, Manchester. 5 Children. Worked Lloyds packing warehouse.  Charles was buried in Chimney Trench and identified by his ring marked M.C.,  when he was concentrated to Serre Road in 1928.  This was south east of Montauban, close to Nord Alley and facing Bernafay Wood. His remains were relocated to A.I.F. Flers in 1925.  2nd Lieutenant Callan Macardle (D Company) described the scene as the men tried to find cover from the German bombardment in their newly held defences“We instructed our men to dig holes for themselves under the parapet of Nord Alley, which was about 8 feet wide, but first they had to make fire steps. The trench became littered with dead and wounded.”

 

MOORES              HERBERT VICTOR             H V         19                          01/07/1916         Private  “B” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘8359’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of William Herbert and Mary Jane Moores, of the Langworthy Hotel, Seedley, Salford, Manchester.

NORTON             LEONARD            L                                           01/07/1916         Lance Corporal  17th Bn.               ‘8770’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Buller Rd, Longsight

OWENS RICHARD             R                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9314’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Alfred St, Tyldesley

PEAT  JOSEPH J                                            01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘26269’  BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY From Miles Platting, he was killed in action and  buried alongside a group of four unknown soldiers in Montauban, where two sets of shoulder titles were identified for 2nd City Battalion – the 17th Manchesters.

PENDLEBURY     THOMAS              T                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9358’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Resident Astley, Lancs. France 25/12/1915. Wife Sarah resident 122 Higher Green Lane, Astley. 10 children. Coal Hewer aged 46. Son Thomas died at home serving with 3rd Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire) Regiment 28/12/1915. Had served in 6th Bttn MEF. Home with dysentry. Also a Collier. Another son Harry died of wounds with 4th KLR 19/4/1918.

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James Pickthall’s grave in Dantzig Alley.

PICKTHALL          JAMES HENRY    J H          28                          01/07/1916         Private  “C” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘8804’    DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ      Son of Mr. C. and Mrs. M. Pickthall, of “Mazagon,” 2, Lake Rd., Kendal, Westmorland.

QUINN  JOHN GEORGE   J G                                        01/07/1916         Corporal              17th Bn.               ‘8815’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Cromwell Rd, Heaton Park

Quinn 14.7.1916

Quinn 14.7.1916

RAIN      RALPH   R                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8816’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL William Gould Ltd

Rain R Manchester Evening News 02 August 1916

Rain R Manchester Evening News 02 August 1916

RAMSDEN           NORMAN WOOD              N W                                     01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9521’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL The Crescent, Prestwich.

REMMOS             ALBERT ALFRED OSCAR   A A O                                   01/07/1916         Lance Corporal               17th Bn.               ‘8273’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Hampden Rd, Ardwick

Remmos A Manchester Evening News 15 July 1916

Remmos A Manchester Evening News 15 July 1916

ROBERTS             MAURICE            M           33                          01/07/1916         Lance Corporal  17th Bn.               ‘9218’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Maurice and Elizabeth Roberts, of 26, Gray St., Ancoats, Manchester; husband of Mary Ellen Roberts.

RODGER              GEORGE WILLIAM            G W       20                          01/07/1916         Private  “D” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘9511’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Robert Rodger, of 11, Union St., Hulme, Manchester, and the late Elizabeth Emily Rodger.

Rodger MEN 29.7.1916

George William Rodger

ROTHWELL         ALBERT A             21                          01/07/1916         Drummer             17th Bn.               ‘9078’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     John St, Bradford. Son of Mrs. Lillian Rothwell, of 59, Gibson St., Hyde Rd., Ardwick, Manchester. His brother William was killed at Guillemont on 23 July 1916, serving with 19th Bttn. Solicitors clerk in 1911

ROTHWELL         JOSEPH WALLACE             J W         21                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘27335’  THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of James Albert and Mary Rothwell, of 6, John St., Bradford, Manchester.

SCHOFIELD          REUBEN               R             22                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9519’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Thomas St, Salford. Son of Mrs. Schofield, of 36, Brewery St., Salford, Manchester.

SCOTT   WALTER FREDERICK        W F        20                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8856’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Arthur and Julia Scott, of 70, Derby St., Moss Side, Manchester. Arthur received his sons effects. Walter had been employed at Stott & Sons architects. It’s possible it is Walter who is commemorated at St Clement’s church Memorial, Chorlton cum Hardy

 

SCOTT   WILLIAM HENRY               W H               17                      01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9417’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Born Q1 1899.  43 Meadow St, Moss Side. Shop Assistant. Son of Joseph & Fanny Scott. Sister Nellie. Enlisted 19/2/1915. 25th 30/8/1915. France 2/1916. 30 IBD 13/2/1916. 2nd Ent Bttn 25/2/1916. 17th 27/5/1916. D Coy.  Wounded Missing assumed KIA

Scott W H Manchester Evening News 03 May 1917

Scott W H Manchester Evening News 03 May 1917

 

SHARPLES            TOM      T             26                          01/07/1916         Lance Corporal  17th Bn.               ‘9048’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of William Alexander and Mary Ann Sharples, of 48, Woodlands Rd., Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Town Clerks Department, Manchester Corporation.

SHAW    CHARLES              C                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8895’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Mother Mary Ann, resident Mellor. Born Harpurhey.  Possibly Father William, with family at 42 Redruth St Rusholme  in 1911 & Charles born 1894/5, maker up of velvet.

SIDWELL              FREDERICK HENRY           F H         27                          01/07/1916         Serjeant               17th Bn.               ‘9253’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Husband of Emily Sidwell, of 103, Hall St., Moston, Manchester. Policeman PC C198

SMITH   GEORGE WILLIAM            G W       23                          01/07/1916         Lance Corporal  “A” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘8866’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Charles and Emma Smith, of 31, Alexandra St., Lower Broughton, Salford, Manchester. Employed by Morreau, Spiegleberg & Co.

Smith G W Manchester Evening News 04 August 1916

Smith G W Manchester Evening News 04 August 1916

SMITH   JOHN GORDON  J G          23                          01/07/1916         Private  “A” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘8867’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Charles and Mary Ellen Smith, of 379, Bolton Rd., Pendlebury, Manchester. Father Sgt Charles Smith,2nd VB Manchester Regiment. Worked at Morreau Spiegelberg. Scoutmaster for St.Clements troop.

SPROAT GERALD MAITLAND         G M        22                          01/07/1916         Lieutenant           11th Bn. attd. 17th Bn.                    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Thomas and Mary Caroline Sproat, of 1, Rock Park, Rock Ferry, Cheshire. See Officer Casualties

Stableford Manchester Evening News - Tuesday 11 July 1916 Stableford

Stableford Manchester Evening News – Tuesday 11 July 1916 Stableford

STABLEFORD      DONALD SCOTSON          D S         19                          01/07/1916         Serjeant               17th Bn.               ‘8282’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Ayres Rd, Rd, Old Trafford. Son of Robert and Sarah Stableford, of 114, Humphrey St., Old Trafford, Manchester. I Pln.

STARKIE               RICHARD             R             24                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘26441’  SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2      Originally buried at Glatz Redoubt.  Identified by his Boots 25MR 26441 5-16. Concetrated in 1928. Husband of Mrs. Pugh (formerly Starkie), of 30, Osborne St., Oldham Rd., Manchester.

STOCKS RALPH   R                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘26303’  THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Son of Stephen & Margaret Jane Stocks of Salford. Separated from Widow, Carmen who lived in Peru.

TABBRON                           A                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8904’    LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE

Tabron A Manchester Evening News 17 July 1916

Tabron A Manchester Evening News 17 July 1916

THOMAS              GEORGE HUMPHREY GORDON    G H G                                   01/07/1916         Private               17th Bn.               ‘8309’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL IX Pln. 62 Barton St, Moss Side. Brother of Lionel. Son of William Henry & Margaret Ellen Thomas. Barlow & Jones.

Thomas G H G Manchester Evening News 18 July 1916

Thomas G H G Manchester Evening News 18 July 1916

THOMSON          JAMES   J              28                          01/07/1916         Lance Corporal  17th Bn.               ‘8901’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of William and Rosehannah Thomson; husband of Mary J. Thomson, of 32, Bradshaw, Moss Side, Manchester. See III Platoon Casualties.

TOOLE   WILLIAM             W           19                          01/07/1916         Private  “C” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘8312’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Henry and Margaret Toole, of 32, New Mount St., Sharp St., Rochdale Rd., Manchester. Hargeaves St, Cheetham. Won the heavyweight boxing championships at Heaton Park

TRUEMAN           CYRIL     C             25                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8306’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Edwin and Alice Trueman, of 4, Ethel Avenue, Hill Lane, Blackley, Manchester.

TURNER               JAMES   J              35                          01/07/1916         Serjeant               17th Bn.               ‘8903’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Turner, of 36, Devon St., Beswick; husband of Elizabeth Sheard (formerly Turner), of 15, Allen St., Lower Broughton, Manchester. See III Platoon Casualties

TURNER               LEONARD            L                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8919’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Woolmoor Lane, Stockport

Turner L Manchester Evening News 15 July 1916

Turner L Manchester Evening News 15 July 1916

TWEDDLE            CHARLES              C             25                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8313’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of John Clarke Tweddle and Mary Hannah Tweddle, of Manchester.

VAUDREY            NORMAN            N            33                          01/07/1916         Captain 17th Bn.                              DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ      Son of Sir William and Lady Vaudrey, of 33, Mount Avenue, Ealing, London. Born at Eccles, Lancs. See Officer Casualties

VIGGERS              RICHARD WILLIAM           R W                                      01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘26435’  THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

wade-pj- (C) University of Manchester

Wade P J (C) University of Manchester

WADE    PERCY  Jackson  P                                           01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8317’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Deputy Town Clerk, Middleton Council. Manchester Grammar & University. Courtesy MGS – “He was the eldest son of the Headmaster of Beever Street School, Oldham, J.P. for the borough of Middleton. He won his scholarship at the Grammar School at the age of 10. On leaving he was articled to the Town Clerk of Middleton, and Rugby Union team, and played cricket for Middleton. He joined the Manchester ” Pals ” in September, 1914. On several occasions he was offered a commission, but declined them all. ” I want to do my duty,” he said, ” not to get into the limelight.” He fell at Montauban on July 6th [1st] with his face to the foe. While he was in the

Wade P Manchester Evening News 10 July 1916

Manchester Evening News 10 July 1916

trenches the Town Clerk of Middleton died, and there was a strong feeling that Mr. Wade should have been appointed. He was an ideal public servant—cool, considerate, and conciliatory. He was hearty in work and in play; his fairness of mind, strength of character, and unfailing courtesy won him many friends and the respect of all.”

 

WALDRON          FREDERIC HARRY              F H         20                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8949’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Waldron, of 81, Rippingham Rd., Withington, Manchester.

Waldron MEN 1.8.1916

Waldron MEN 1.8.1916

WALLWORK        GILBERT               G                      19                    01/07/1916         Corporal              17th Bn.               ‘8968’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Co-op Wholesale Society, Balloon Street, Drapery Dept. Birth Place: St. Judes, Manchester Residence: Clayton, Manchester Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester. Born Q1 1897. CWS Errand Boy in 1911. Father, John was Hoist attendant for CWS. Mother Elizabeth, 873 Ashton New Road, Clayton.

WALTON             WILLIAM ERNEST             W E        23                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8958’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Walton, of 57, Bluestone Rd., Moston, Manchester. Manchester Evening Chronicle, Compositor

Whatmough

Tom Watmough’s new headstone in Dantzig Alley

WHATMOUGH   TOM      T             24                          01/07/1916         Serjeant               17th Bn.               ‘8928’    DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ      Son of William and Mary Whatmough; husband of May Whatmough, of Beech House, Woolley Lane, Hollingworth, Cheshire. Firth’s Pl, Hollingworth.

WHELAN              WILLIAM             W                                         01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8974’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Hall St, Greenheys.

Whelan W Manchester Evening News 17 July 1916

Whelan W Manchester Evening News 17 July 1916

WHITEHEAD       GEORGE               G            24                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8327’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of George and Ann Jane Whitehead, of 10, Bishop St., Waterloo Rd., Hightown, Manchester.  Worked at Hall, Higham and co, Dale St, Manchester. Lived at Bishop St, Cheetham Hill.

WHITWORTH     JOSEPH J              20                          01/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘31309’               THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Whitworth, of 37, Cyrus St., Ancoats, Manchester.

WILKINSON     FREDERICK ARTHUR  F A          26                          01/07/1916         Serjeant               “C” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘8336’    DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ      Son of Thomas H. and Sarah J. Wilkinson, of “Waltham,” Wilmslow, Cheshire.

WOOD  STANLEY CYRIL  S C                                        01/07/1916         Private  “D” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘8992’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of the late Joseph and Mary Jane Wood.

Wood S C Manchester Evening News 17 July 1917

Wood S C Manchester Evening News 17 July 1917

Woolford MEN 15.7.1916

Woolford MEN 15.7.1916

WOOLFORD        ROBERT               R             20                          01/07/1916         Private  “D” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘8352’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Woolford, of 47, Birch St., Hulme, Manchester. Lived Arthur St, Hulme

WOOLRICH         GEORGE THOMAS            G T         20                          01/07/1916         Private  “D” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘26434’  THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of Thomas and Emily Susan Woolrich, of Hankelow, Nantwich, Cheshire. Rejected from ASC. Shoeingsmith.

WORRALL            ARTHUR               A             25                          01/07/1916         Corporal              17th Bn.               ‘8993’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of John and Alice Worrall, of 16, Falkland Rd., Southport, Lancs.

Worrall A Manchester Evening News 11 August 1916

Worrall A Manchester Evening News 11 August 1916

JAMES  John Frederick Arthur J F A       24                          02/07/1916         Lance Corporal  17th Bn.               ‘8195’               QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN           Son of Jonathan and Sarah James, of 46, Sandon Rd., Hillside, Southport. Clerk aged 22y 3m when he enlisted 2/9/1914. Appointed unpaid L/Cpl 3/11/1915 before embarking for France 8/11/1915. 26/3/1916 Admitted 55 Field Ambulance with impetigo. Returned to duty 30/3/1916. Clean Conduct sheet. Qualified as Listener Grenadier. Wounded 1-2/7/1916. Killed in Action 2/7/1916 and buried in La Place, Montauban by 11th Royal Scots on 7/7/1916. Relocated to Quarry Cemetery in 1919. Father Jonathan James received Effects at 21 Duffield Road, Pendleton. Mo Sarah, Sis Elsie Adeline. Later Mill Road, Southport. Born Salford. Baptist.

RILEY     EDWARD HENRY               E H         25                          02/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8838’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Husband of Amelia Riley, of 23, Brook Rd., Hyde Rd., Gorton, Manchester.

ROBINSON          RICHARD             R             22                          02/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9186’    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL     Son of James and Olive Robinson, of 10, Dixon St., Ancoats, Manchester.

Robinson R Manchester Evening News 09 December 1916

Robinson R Manchester Evening News 09 December 1916

TAYLOR PETER    P             29                          02/07/1916         Private  “C” Coy. XII Pln 17th Bn.              ‘8908’               DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION       Son of John Daniel and Hannah Taylor, of Pendleton, Manchester; husband of Margaret Taylor, of 44, Hugh Oldham Drive, The Cliff, Broughton, Manchester. Birth Place: Pendleton, Lancs Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester Type of Casualty: Died of wounds. Left Effects to Widow, Margaret. Yarn Merchants Clerk in 1911. MEN 22/7/1916. Lived in 54 Henry Street, Withington in 1916. Employed by CWS Balloon Street.  Initially reported missing 11/9/1916, then noted as making his way to dressing station.
Commemorated St John’s Higher Broughton http://salfordwarmemorials.proboards.com/attachment/download/2621

DAVIS    ALFRED WILLIAM             A W                                      03/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8125’    DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION       Son of A. R. and Mary Jane Davis, of 5, The Park, Eccles, Manchester.

Davis A W Manchester Evening News 14 July 1916

Davis A W Manchester Evening News 14 July 1916

KNOWLSON   Harold                    H            18                          03/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8207’               PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT              Son of Mrs. Knowlson, of 235. Ashton New Rd., Beswick, Manchester.

Reynolds J Courtesy Tony Bowden.1

Reynolds J Courtesy Tony Bowden

REYNOLDS          JOHN     J              26                          03/07/1916         Serjeant               17th Bn.               ‘9243’    LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE              Husband of Mrs. Harriet Reynolds, of 22, Emmett St., Horwich, nr. Bolton. Policeman.

BAYLEY                L                                           04/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9510’    DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

CROSSLEY            WILLIAM PHILIP W P        22                          04/07/1916         Lance Corporal  17th Bn.               ‘8489’    CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION        Son of Thomas Victor and Gertrude Winifred Crossley, of 341, Barlow Road, Levenshulme, Manchester.

Crossley W P Manchester Evening News 14 July 1916

Crossley W P Manchester Evening News 14 July 1916

HIGGINS              JOHN     J              31                          05/07/1916         Private  “D” Coy. 17th Bn.               ‘8651’    BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY               Son of Peter and Catharine Higgins, of 5 Dunn St, Salford, Manchester. Accidental discharge when cleaning rifle 3/7/1916, wounded left thigh. Died 13 Gen Hosp.

PRESTON             WILLIAM MOON               W M      38                          05/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘8811’    WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY        Died of Wounds.  Son of the late W. M. Preston and Mrs. Preston, of Southampton. Connections with Dundee.

SIMPSON             HARRY   H            39                          06/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘26378’  ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN     Died of wounds.       Husband of Louisa Simpson, of 76, Harrowby St., Rochdale Rd., Collyhurst, Manchester. Eight Children.

Simpson H Manchester Evening News 12 July 1916

Simpson H Manchester Evening News 12 July 1916

KEMP     MATHEW             M           22                          07/07/1916         Private  17th Bn.               ‘9257’               ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY          Son of Mrs. E. A. and the late James Kemp, of 161, Oldham Rd., New Cross, Manchester.

Kemp M Manchester Evening News 07 July 1917

Kemp M Manchester Evening News 07 July 1917

WOUNDED LIST

APPLEYARD JAMES – Died of wounds 22/9/1916.
BELL ALLAN ARTHUR- Minor bullet wound to head. Returned to duty and wounded again 12/10/1916, then invalided home.
Dean George Lachlan Died of wounds aged 19. 12/9/1916.

Sources

CWGC
Service Files
SDGW
https://www.themanchesters.org/Casualties%20of%20the%201st%20July.htm
SWARM
1 July Anniversary Obituaries – Manchesters.org