Whitefield War Memorial, Whitefield, Lancashire

Located close to Stand All Saints Church, Higher Lane, Whitefield
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Co-researched by Laura Vizard and Rod Gibson
 
 
Mystery men: Herbert FORREST and William MORRIS. Does anybody have any information please?
 
If you find a relative or would like to add information, I would be most grateful to hear from you.
Email: laura(dot)vizard@ntlworld(dot)com
 
 
 
"IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF WHITEFIELD WHO IN THE GREAT WAR GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY AD 1914-1918

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOREVERMORE. ECCLESIASTICUS XLIV. 14"

Presumably survived the War - Fred STOPFORD:


Presumably survived the War - H. Tomlinson D.C.M



 

 

Percy ALLEN

Born about 1888 Ardwick, Manchester.

Service No. 37589 Pte Welsh Regiment 8th Bn. Died 18th July 1916 aged 28 Basra Memorial, Iraq. No known grave, soldier who died in Mesopotamia. Son of the late Sampson Allen and Harriet of 22 Fountain Street, Besses O'th Barn, Whitefield.

Medal Card: 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Died 8/7/16. First entered (2B) Balkans on 2nd October 1915.

Soldiers Died in the Great War: Born West Gorton, lived Whitefield. Died at Sea (assume because not died of wounds, that he died of illness - perhaps whilst being invalided home).


1901 18 Pump Street, Stand, Whitefield
H Sampson Allen 46 Brewers Carter Derbyshire
W Harriet            45                        Staffordshire
S Robert             18 Fire Range Moulder Manchester
S Percy              12                         Manchester
D Bertha              5                          Manchester




 

William ASHTON born about 1893 Whitefield, Lancashire.

Service No. 28522 L/Cpl Lancashire Fusiliers 10th Bn. Died 12th May 1917. No known grave. Arras Memorial, France. Son of Alfred and Jane Allen of 33 Wilton Street, Whitefield.

SDGW: Born and Lived in Whitefield. Killed in action 12/5/17 France and Flanders.


1901 33 Wilton Street, Whitefield, Lancashire

H Jane Ashton wid 49 Patricroft

D Lily 28 Tape Weaver Prestwich

S Ernest 24 Leather Trade Prestwich

D Annie 23 Tape Weaver Prestwich

S Edwin 21 Cotton Skeen Dyer Prestwich

D Alice 17 Tape Weaver Whitefield

D Amy 15 Cotton Pin Winder Whitefield

S Frank 14 Office Boy Whitefield

S John 10 Whitefield

S William 8 Whitefield

S Arthur 6 Whitefield

1891 shows family at 11 Clegg Street, Besses, Whitefield - with father Alfred born 1852 Rooden Lane, Prestwich.



1911 census:

33 Wilton Street, Besses o'th Barn, Lancashire (5 rooms, Jane Ashton)

H Jane Ashton W 59                            Patricroft

D Mary Alice    S 27 Weaver in Cotton Mill Besses

D Lucy             S 25                                Besses

S Frank            S 24 Solicitor Clerk          Besses

S John              S 20 Weighing Machine Clerk Besses

S William          S 18 Clerk in a Warehouse Besses

S Arthur            S 16 Clerk in oil refiners Office Besses

Jane had 12 children altogether, 11 of whom living and 1 died.

 

John BARLOW

Service No. 7246 Pte Royal Fusiliers "A" Company, 11th Bn. Died 23rd April 1918 aged 32 buried St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France. Son of Mr and Mrs Barlow of 14 Narrow Lane, Besses, Whitefield; husband of R. Barlow of 14 Narrow Lane, Besses. Born Whitefield. Formerly 4076 Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action.

1911 census:

14 Narrow Lane, Whitefield (5 rooms, Henry Barlow)

H Henry Barlow M 63 Bricklayers Labourer Contractor Whitefield

W Sarah Jane   M 59                                                Unsworth

D Betsy            S 23 Maker up Tape Smallware Mfr Whitefield

S Abel Henry    S 17  Calleder          Smallware Mfr Whitefield

D Elizabeth      S 15 Tape Weaver     Smallware Mfr Whitefield

Step Son John Barlow S 23 Cotton Cloth Beetler, Bleachworks. Whitefield

Neice Elizabeth Ann Schofield S 16 Cotton Winder Whitefield

married 28 years, 6 children, 4 living, 2 died.


Handel BARLOW


Service No. 21665 Pte Border Regiment 1st Bn. Died 1st July 1916 aged 21. No known grave. Thiepval Memorial, France. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Barlow of 39 Lily Hill Street, Whitefield, Lancashire. Likely died in or near Thiepval Village during a German Offensive on 1st July 1916 where huge losses were incurred.

1901 39 Lily Hill Street, Whitefield, Lancashire

H John Barlow 36 Calico Beetler at Bleach Works Radcliffe

W Elizabeth 34 Whitefield

S Arthur 9 Whitefield

S Frank 7 Whitefield

S Handel 5 Whitefield

S Clarence 3 Whitefield

S Harry 1 Whitefield

Notes from Service Record: Attested 22 May 1915 - A Starch Mixer aged 19 years and 11 months of 39 Lily Hill Street, Whitefield. 5' 6", Chest 33 1/2 " Weight 118 lbs. Distinctive Marks: Mole between shoulder blades. Mother, Elizabeth Barlow of 39 Lily Hill Street.

Private Border Regiment, No. 21665: Missing 1st July 1916, died on or since 1st July 1916 after serving 1 year and 42 days.

Information about the deceased relatives supplied by Mother on 10th June 1919:

Silbings: Harry 19 (now in army), Frank 26 of 39 Lily Hill, Arthur 28 of Peter Street, Radcliffe, Emily 16 39 Lily Hill and Nellie 14 39 Lily Hill.


1911 census:

39 Lily Hill Street, Whitefield (4 rooms, Elizabeth Barlow)

H Elizabeth Barlow W 44                                   Whitefield

S Arthur                S 19 Assistant Greyman Bleachworks Whitefield

S Frank                 S 17 Assistant Stamper Bleachworks Whitefield

S Handel               S 15 Plaiter                   Bleachworks Whitefield

D Emily                      8                                              Whitefield

D Nellie                       6                                              Whitefield

married 20 years, 7 children, 6 living, 1 died.

 

John BARNETT born about 1898.

Service No. 204485 Pte Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 1st Bn. Died 21st March 1918 aged 20. No known grave, Arras Memorial. Son of John and Clara Barnett of 308 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Lancashire.

Born and enlisted in Bury, lived in Whitefield. Killed in Action France and Flanders. Formerly No. 4762 Duke of Lancasters Own Yeomanry.


1911 census:

10 Green Lane, Whitefield (4 rooms, J. Barnett)

H John Barnett M 41 Cab Driver Lincolnshire

W Clara           M 38                 Sheffield

D Frances Maud   14 Pin Winder Tape Mill Bury

S John                  13 Reacher In Calico Mill Bury

D Nellie                 11 School       Radcliffe

S Arthur                  9                  Whitefield

D Emma                 8                   Whitefield

Married 17 years, 6 children, 5 living, 1 died

 

Joseph BARTLEY born about 1890.

Service No. 12401 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 16th Bn. Died 10th March 1916 aged 26. Buried Authuile Military Cemetery. Son of Mrs Betsy Bartley.

12401 Killed In Action France and Flanders 10/3/16. Born Birmingham, enlisted Salford, lived Radcliffe.

1901 118 Sion Street, Radcliffe, Lancashire

H Betsy Bartley wid 50 Walsall, Staffordshire

D Clara Jane Colman m 28 Oldbury, Worcestershire

S George Bartley m 25 Wagoning in coal mine Oldbury, Worcestershire

Dil Matilda Bartley m 26 Walsall, Staffordshire

D Harriet 19 Filling Jars in Jam Factory Oldbury

S Adam 13 Errand Boy Oldbury

S Joseph 10 Oldbury

D Louisa 7 Oldbury

GS William Horace B. Turner 8 Radcliffe

GS James Sandiford 4 Bury

GS George T Bartley 3 months West Bromwich, Staffs.




 

Sydney BEECH born about 1895 Whitefield.

Service No. 17830 Pte Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 15th Bn. Died 1st July 1916 aged 21. Thiepval Memorial, no known grave.

Medal Roll Index: British War and Victory Medals. KIA France and Flanders 1/7/16.

Notes from Service Record: Sidney Beech of Whitefield, a Fitter aged 19 years and 1 month, unmarried when attested on 30th September 1914 at Manchester. Then listed as Pte Royal Scots (Edinburgh Bn). Father John Beech of Plumpton Hall, Whitefield. Description: 5' 9", chest 34, weight 130 lbs. Fresh Complexion, Brown eyes and dark brown hair. Religion: CoE.

1/10/15 Offence at Sutton Veny - failed to obey an order given by a NCO. Punished with 3 days confinement to barracks.

March 1916 hospital with diarrhoea.

1/7/16 Reported Missing.

15/7/16 Presumed dead for official purposes.

Next of kin in 1920, Mother Margaret Beech of Plumpton Cottage, Whitefield.

1901 21 Lily Hill Street, Whitefield, Lancashire

H John Beech 38 Tram Driver for Contractor Barnton, Cheshire

W Margaret 38 Lambeth, London

D Lily 15 Laundress (worker) Barnton

D Bell 13 Barnton

D Muriel 11 Whitefield

S William 8 Whitefield

S Sidney 5 Whitefield

S Thomas Albert 3 Whitefield

D Margaret 1 Whitefield.


1911 census:

Plumpton Hall, Whitefield (6 rooms - William Beech)

H John Beech M 48 Crane Driver Building Contractor Barnton, Cheshire

S John          S 27 Collier Hewer Underground Barnton, Cheshire

S William      S 21 Stone Mason Builder Burnley

D Muriel          17 Weaver Cotton Whitefield

S Sydney        15 Raiser Cotton Cloth Bleachworks Gorton

S Thomas Albert 13 Apprentice Brass Finisher Gas Engineer Whitefield

D Margaret          11 School Whitefield

Married 28 years, 9 children, 9 living.

 

Arthur BEESON born about 1895 Salford.

Service No. 15360 L/Cpl Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) Died 27/11/17 aged 22. Buried Stand All Saints Churchyard, Whitefield. Son of John and Selina Beeson of 160 Bury New Road, Whitefield.

Died of wounds France and Flanders 27/11/17 enlisted Manchester, born Salford.

1901 2 North George Road, Salford, Lancashire

H John Beeson 36 General Labourer Carlton, Lancs

W Selina 32 Attercliffe, Yorks

S William 7 Salford

S Arthur 5 Salford

D Mabel 3 Salford

D Nellie 7 months Salford

Father Samuel Beeson wid 67 Labourer Unlington, Lincs

Medal Roll Index: 14 - 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Died of Woulds. Entered France 27/9/15.

National Probate Index: 1918 Arthur Beeson of 160 Bury New Road, Whitefield Lancashire a private in the 8th Royal Lancaster Regiment died 11th April 1917 at 5th Southern General Hospital Portsmouth Administration (with Will) Manchester 18 March to Selina Beeson (wife of John Beeson). Effects £50.

 

Arthur BENSON born about 1891 Whitefield


Service No. L/10137 Gunner Royal Field Artillery 34th Brigade. Died 13th August 1916 aged 25. Buried St Sever Cemetery, France. Son of William and Eliza of 12 Clarendon Street, Whitefield.

Born Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Died of wounds 13/8/16 (incidntally St Sever Cemetery was used at this time by a hospital in Rouen).

1901 143 Moss Lane, Whitefield, Lancashire

H William Benson 30 Yarn Warehouse Porter Prestwich

W Eliza 32 Whitefield

S Arthur 9 Whitefield

D Mary Ann 6 Whitefield

D Louie 3 Whitefield.


1911 census:

143 Moss Lane, Whitefield (4 rooms, William Benson)

H William Benson M 40 General Labourer Whitefield

W Eliza               M 42                           Whitefield

S Arthur               S 19 Maker Up (yarn) Whitefield

D Mary Ann          S 16 Winder (yarn) Whitefield

D Louie                 13 Weaver (yarn) Whitefield

D Nellie                   8                        Whitefield

married 20 years, 4 children, 4 living

 

Frank BENTLEY born about 1893 Whitefield.

Service No. 23207 L/Cpl Grenadier Guards 2nd Bn. Died 1st December 1917 aged 24. No known grave, Cambrai Memorial, Louverval. Son of Allen and Ellen Bentley of 2 Elizabeth Street, Besses O'th Barn, Whitefield. Husband of Emily of 61 Coomassie Street, Radcliffe.

Born Besses, enlisted Bury, Killed in Action France and Flanders.

1901 21 Jackson Street, Whitefield, Lancashire

H Allen Bentley 36 Joiner Whitefield

W Ellen 38 Whitefield

S George 12 Whitefield

D Florence 11 Whitefield

S Arthur 8 Whitefield

S Frank 7 Whitefield.


1911 census:

2 Elizabeth St, Besses, Whitefield (5 rooms, A. Bentley)

H Allen Bentley M 46 Joiner and Builder Own Acct Besses

W Ellen           M 48                          Besses

S George        S 22 Joiner Carpenter Besses

D Florence      S 21                          Besses

S Arthur         S 18 Grocers Packer CWS Besses

S Frank          S 17 Spinners Piecer Besses

married 23 years, 4 children, 4 living.

 

Harry BLEAKLEY born about 1879 Whitefield

Notes from Service Record: No. 16579 RAMC of 177 Moss Lane, Whitefield, Insurance agent, Married aged 38 years and 2 months when attested on 27th September 1917 at Bury. 5' 8 3/4", Chest 44 ", Weight 245 lbs. Slight defects (but not sufficient to cause rejection): defective teeth, slight varicose veins and bronchitis.

Wife Alice Ann (nee Grundy) of 177 Moss Lane, Whitefield, married 1905 Unsworth St George.

1901 85 Lily Hill Street, Whitefield, Lancashire

H Ellen Bleakley wid 56 Unsworth

D Elizabeth 26 Whitefield

S Harry 23 Grocers shop assistant Whitefield


1911 census:

Moss Lane, Whitefield (5 rooms - Harry Bleakley)

H Harry Bleakley M 33 Insurance Agent Whitefield

W Alice Ann        M 34                        Unsworth

Mother in law Ellen Grundy W 63         Unsworth

Boarder Alfred Hilton W 42 Cotton Dyer Unsworth

Harry married 5 years no children

Ellen married 45 years, 4 ch, 2 lving, 2 died

 

George L BRADSHAW (George Leonard) born about 1883 Prestwich

Service No. 45902 Rifleman West Yorkshire Regiment "B" Coy, 8th Bn. Died 27th September 1918 aged 35, buried at Orival Wood Cemetery, France. Son of Robert and Ann Bradshaw of Prestwich; husband of Mary Bradshaw of 123 Besses Street, Whitefield.

Killed in Action Fracne and Flanders. Formerly 35258 Lancashire Fusiliers.

British War and Victory Medals.

National Probate Index:  1919 George Leonard Bradshaw of 123 Besses St, Whitefield, Lancashire private in the 8th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment died 27th September 1918 at south west of Cambrai France Administration (with Will) Manchester 26th June to Mary Bradshaw widow. Effects £47 12s. 4d.


Albert BRADWELL



(Herbert) There is no Albert Bradwell in Whitefield in 1901, but there is a Herbert also his SDGW and CWGC entries. 3276 8th Reserve Bn. Manchester Regiment. Born Whitefield, enlisted Ardwick, lived Southport. Died Home 28th June 1915. CWGC: Buried Stand all Saints Churchyard. 1901 Herbert age 6 born Whitefield son of Joseph and Mary A Bradwell at 8 London Street, Whitefield.

1911 census: 63 Bury New Road, Whitefield (4 rooms, Joseph Bradwell)

H Joseph Bradwell M 50 Boot repairer and Clogger Employee At home Manchester

W Mary Ann           M 50 Assisting in the house Bury

S Frank                  S 18 Finisher Cloth Whitefield

S Herbert               S 16 Apprentice Fitter Engineering Whitefield

S Harold                    14 Apprentice Butcher Whitefield

S Arthur                     10 School Whitefield

Married 29 years, 7 children, 6 living, 1 died.
 

 

Richard BRIDGE

16856 (Budge in SDGW), Sergt. 1st Border Regiment. Born Radcliffe, lived Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Killed in action 30/7/16 France and Flanders.


 

Charles L BRIERLEY

SDGW: Charles Leonard Brierley Bn. unknown Lancashire Fusiliers. Rank: Major. Died of wounds 19/9/15.

National Probate Index: Charled Leonard Brierley
of Barrule Cottage, Isle of Wight, major, 1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers, died 16th September 1915 at the Empire Hospital, Vincent-Square, Middlesex. Probate London 2nd November to Olive Cicely Mabel Brierley, widow. Effects £2844 6s. 6d.

 

Thomas BROWN

Possibly:

Thomas Brown lived Bury Lancs. Killed in action 24 Jun 1916. Enlisted Prestwich, Lancs.  Private Lancashire Fusiliers 2/7th Battalion. Number: 3386.

 

Percy BROWN

SDGW: Percy Brown Pte 203251 2nd Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 19th April 1918. Born Epworth, Lincolnshire, lived Salford, enlisted Rusholme, Manchester. CWGC: Quesnoy Farm Military Cemetery/

1901 "Woodthorpe", Prestwich, Lancashire

Percy Brown Servant (Groom) unmarried, born 1883 Louth, Lincolnshire.

 

Edwin BULLOCK born about 1887 Salford

Service No. G/5510 Pte Middlesex Regiment 11th Bn. Died 19th October 1915. No known grave, Loos Memorial, France. Son of Charles and Rose Bullock of 5 Elizabeth Street, Whitefield; husband of Mary E Bullock (formerly Morris) of 56 Half Acre, Bury Old Road, Prestwich.

1901 lived at 81 Moss Lane, Whitefield, Lancashire.

1911 census:

9 Livesey Street, Besses (3 rooms, Edwin Bullock)

H Edwin Bullock M 22 Labourer Ironworks, B. Westinghouse Pendleton

W Mary Ellen     M 22 Hooker and Stitcher Miles Platting

S Edwin                 3 months                   Lower Broughton

Relative John Alfred Clayton S 21 Raiser Cloth. Hardcastle Manchester

married 1 year, 1 child living, none died.

 

Fred BULLOCK can't quite see the name on the photo but born about 1895

Service No. 203806 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 2/5th Bn. Died 20th November 1917 aged 22. No known grave, Thiepval Memorial, France. Son of Charles and Rose Bullock of 5 Elizabeth Street, Whitefield.

1911 census:

8 Charles St, Besses

H Charles Bullock M 53 Scavenger Urban District Council Manchester

W Rose               M 50                         Manchester

S Charles Wm      S 20 Bowker Cotton Cloth Salford

S Fred                  S 15 Plaiter Cotton Cloth Bleachworks Irlams o'th Heights

D Amy                      13 Pin Winder Patricroft

married 29 years, 6 children, 6 living.

 

Harry BULLOUGH born about 1896 Whitefield.

Service No. 13237 Pte Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 8th Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Bury, residence Manchester. Killed in Action 27th November 1916 at Salonika, Doiran Memorial. Entered France 6th September 1915. 14-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.

1901 at 7 Beech Street, Radcliffe, Lancashire.

1911 census:

178 Bury New Boad, Whitefield (6 rooms, Charles Bullough)

H Charles Bullough M 44 Confectionary Shopkeeper Own Acct Home Whitefield

W Ruth                 M 48        "                                               Home Manchester

D Rosy                S 17 Assistant toffee boiler Worker Whitefield

S Harry                    14 Plaiter in Cloth Finishing, Cloth Finisher Worker Whitefield

married 2 years, no children.

 

Frank CARDEN born about 1894 Whitefield

Service No. 26120 Pte Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 7th Bn. Died 31st July 1917 aged 22. No known grave, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Walter and Sarah Carden of Besses O'th Barn, Whitefield.

Notes from Service Record: Frank Carden of 1 Top O'th Fields, Whitefield aged 21 years and 3 months, a Bleachers Labourer when attested 10th August 1915 at Bury.

Lived at 1 Top O'th Fields, Besses, Whitefield.

Born Besses, enlisted Whitefield ? Killed in Action France and Flanders. Formerly 35589 Lancashire Fusiliers.

1911 census:

1 Top I'th Fields, Besses, Whitefield (4 rooms, Harry Carden)

H Harry Carden S 18 Grass Tape Maker Tape Manufr Whitefield

Brother Frank Carden S 16 Velvet Brusher Velvet and Cord Dyer Whitefield

Sister Lilian Carden 12 School Whitefield.



Harold CARDEN (Harry) born about 1893 Whitefield.

Service No. 28345 Pte Manchester Regiment 22nd Bn. Enlisted Manchester, born Prestwich. Died of Wounds 29th June 1918 Italy. Died age 34 after 2 years and 182 days service, husband of Agnes Carden  of 31 Chester Street, Prestwich. Calvaletto British Cemetery.

Harold Carden of 48 Longfield, Prestwich attested 29th December 1915, aged 30 years and 11 months, married Bootmaker. Approved to 27th Manchester Regiment 3rd January 1916. Description: weight 134 lbs, chest 34 1/2 inches. Good physical development. Died of wounds 29/6/1918. Plaque and scroll, British War and Victory Medals sent to widow of 48 Longfield, Prestwich. Agnes received a pension of 25/8 a week for herself and two children.

Personal effects forwarded to Agnes: letters, photos, silver watch, watch key and silver chain, 9 carat gold medal, padlock key, tin box.

Married Agnes Renshaw spinster 28th June 1911 Prestwich St. Mary. Two daughters: Vera Willamina Renshaw Carden born 1912 (died aged 6 in 1919) and Helga Joan Rothwell Carden born 1916.

Information from widow on relatives after death of soldier: Widow: Agnes Carden of 31 Chester Street, Prestwich. Father - none, mother Theresa Ellen Curley of 85 Moss Lane, Whitefield. Brother (full) George Carden, half brother James Wilson Curley, half sister Theresa Ellen Curley all of 85 Moss Lane. Witnessed by Arthur Kerhsaw, Rector of Stand.

Conduct sheet:

15/2/1916 i) Late for defaulters parade at 5:15 pm 7 days confined to barracks and ii) Not complying with an order fined 4 days pay.

27/3/1916 Inattention on parade and insolence to an officer.

20/4/1916 AWOL from tattoo 10:10am 10 days confined to barracks and 4 days pay.

29/4/1916 Hesitating to obey and order. 14 days field punishment number 2.

22/5/1916 i) AWOL from tattoo till apprehended by civil police at Prestwich on 23rd May 1916, ii) Inappropriate conduct - making out a pass, iii) Disobeying officers order by proceeding to Prestwich. 168 hours Field Punishment No. 2.

3rd August 1916 Trial by Field General Court Marshall, charge: When on active service deserting HM service in the field during an attack when he should have been carrying ammunition for the 91st Brigade MG Coy absented himself. and again on 18th July 1916 when proceeding to join the battalion under escort, absented himself and remained so absent until apprehended and handed over to the Military Police. Finding: Guilty.

Sentenced to deathn by being shot but commuted to mercy on medical evidence. Sentence confirmed but commuted to 3 years penal servitude - To remain in confinement awaiting trial 15th July to 3rd August 1916. 26/9/1916 OC Military Prison 2 years.

1911 census:

 85 Moss Lane, Whitefield (4 rooms - Patrick Curley)

H Patrick Curley          M 40 General Labourer, Bleachworks Mayo Ireland

W Theresa E Curley     M 48 Weaver Cotton Mfr Whitefield

S Harold Carden          S 26 Boot and Shoe Maker Onw Acct At Home Whitefield

D Theresa E. Curley 10 School Whitefield

S James W Curley 6                Whitefield

married 14 years, 3 children, 3 living.


Percy CARTER born about 1895 Whitefield

Service No. 16027 Pte Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 8th Bn. Died 12th May 1917 aged 22. No known grave, Arras Memorial. Son of JB Carter and Sarah Ann of 127 Besses Street, Whitefield. Born Besses, enlisted Manchester Killed in action France and Flanders.

1911 census:

 127 Besses St, Besses, Whitefield (5 rooms, Sarah Ann Carter)

H Sarah Ann Carter W 50 Housewife At Home Salford

S John Bright Carter S 23 Maker up Cotton cloth print works Salford

S Bertie Jackson Carter S 20 Plumber Salford

D Margaret Ellen         S 18 Maker up (Cotton Tape Works) Smallware Salford

D Dorothy                  S 16 Weaver (Cotton Tape Works) Smallware Whitefield

S Percy                     S 16 Paliter (Velvet Finishing Works) Whitefield

D Miriam                       14 Pin Winder (Cotton Tape Works) Smallware Whitefield

S Louie Edwards Carter   6                                                   Whitefield

married 26 years, 8 children, 7 living 1 died.


George CHADWICK born abour 1891 Whitefield

Service No. 400613 Pte Manchester Regiment 2/8th Bn. Enlisted Whitefield. Died of Wounds 30th October 1917 France and Flanders. 1901 shows him as son of Samuel and Sarah Ann Chadwick of 32 Livesey Street, Whitefield.

1911 census:

 34 Livesey St, Whitefield. (4 rooms - Samuel Chadwick)

H Samuel Chadwick M 49 Dyer, Skein Whitefield

W Sarah                    M 49 Housewife Whitefield

D Ethel                     S 25 Cotton Weaver Tape Whitefield

D Edith                     S 23 Cotton Weaver Tape Whitefield

S George                 S 20 Machine Minder Lime Bleachworks Whitefield

D Nellie                     S 18 Cotton Weaver Tape Whitefield

D Alice                     S 15 Maker Up Smallware Mill Whitefield

married 25 years, 6 children, 5 living, 1 died.


Herbert Sydney CHAPMAN born about 1893 Prestwich (Sidney in 1901)

Service No. 20700 Pte Grenadier Guards 4th Bn. Died 25th September 1916 aged 23. No know grave, Thiepval Memorial. Son of Herbert and Clara Lucas Chapman of 31 Charels Street, Besses, Whitefield.

Guardsman born Prestwich, enlisted Manchester.

1914 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Killed in Action 25/9/16, France - entered 5/10/15.

1911 census:

31 Charles Street, Besses, Whitefield

H Herbert Chapman M 47 Railway Porter Whitefield

W Clara Lucas Chapman M 40                  Prestwich

S George                S 18 Railway Porter Prestwich

S Herbert Sydney    S 17 Learning hoisting and drawing Prestwich

D Nellie                     13 School Prestwich

D Alice                       9 School Whitefield

married 20 years, 8 children, 4 living, 4 died.


Sydney CLARKE

SD: Sidney Clark 2276 1/6th Manchester Regiment. KIA Gallipoli 5/6/15 possibly !

Sidney Clark Birth Place: Prestwich, Manchester Residence: Manchester Death Date: 5 Jun 1915 Rank: Private Regiment: Manchester Regiment Battalion: 1/6th Battalion. Number: 2276 Type of Casualty: Killed in action.



Percy COLLINS


Service No. 37096 Pte Welsh Regiment 2nd Bn. Born and resident in Whitefield, enlisted in Manchester. Died of Wounds 27th July 1916 France and Flanders, Contalmaison Chateau Cemetery.

1911 census:

324 Bury New Road, Whitefield (4 rooms, E. Collins)

H Eliza Ann Collins W 35                             Silverdale, Staffordshire

D Florence                   14 Warper Cotton Mill Whitefield

S Percy                          13 Plater Down in Bleach mill Whitefield

S Alfred John                8 School Bagnall, Staffordshire

S Arthur                          2                              Whitefield

married 15 years 4 children, 4 living.

 

Fred W CONSTERDINE born about 1896 Blackley. Also appears on Blackley Memorial.

Service No. 44489 Pte The Kings (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Bn. Died 10th October 1918 aged 24, buried Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, France. Son of Edward and Jane Consterdine of 52 Wilton Street, Whitefield.

Fred Whitley Consterdine Kings Liverpool 18th Bn. Enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action France and Flanders. Formerly 4046 Manchester Regiment.

Notes from Service Record: Fred Birtles Consterdine No 55835 (scored through), No 296869, of 56 Wilton Street, Whitefield. 19 years old, Warehouseman, unmarried when attested on 10th December 1915. Father Edward Consterdine of .... Wilton Street. Unit No 1 Railway Traffic Section: Father Ted Burton Consterdine of 52 Wilton Street, mother Jane. Medical report: Cast In right eye, Malaria.

1911 census:

56 Wilton Street, Whitefield (5 rooms, Edward Consterdine)

H Edward Consterdine M 45 Roller Washer Calico Printer Blackley

W Jane Consterdine M 45                                                                Blackley

D Lottie                       S 24 Cotton Weaver                         Blackley

S Albert                      S 22 Paper hanger and painter            Blackley

S Fred Whiteley Consterdine S 17 Junior Clerk               Blackley

S Ted Birtles Consterdine 14 Assistant Engraver Copper Rollers Blackley

Sister Alice Hannah Consterdine S 43 Cotton Weaver Blackley

married 24 years, 4 children, 4 living.

 

Fred COOPE

Service No. 12301 Pte Manchester Regiment 19th Bn. Born Bury, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 11th May 1916 France and Flanders aged 18, son of William Coope of 2 Dashwood Road, Prestwich. Buried Carnoy Military Cemetery.

1911 census:

54a Bury New Road, Besses, Whitefield (5 rooms, Wm Coope)

H William Coope M 51 Grocer and off licence Own Acct, At home, Prestwich

W Mary Ellen        M 52                                                Whitefield

S Fred Coope         12 School                                  Bury

married 27 years, 4 children, 3 died, 1 living.

 

Albert CRANSHAW born abour 1890 Whitefield

Service No. 15529 Pte Royal Irish Fusiliers 6th Bn. Died 15th August 1915 aged 26. No known grave, Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. Son of Mrs EA Cranshaw of 301 Bury New Road Whitefield and the late William Cranshaw.

15529 Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Regiment), Killed in Action 15/8/15 Gallipoli. Formerly 5958 Lancashire Fusiliers.


Albert and Fred Cranshaw 1911 census:

301 Bury New Road, Whitefield (4 rooms - 2 up 2 down, William Cranshaw)

H William Cranshaw M 46 Worker Dyehouse Radcliffe

W Elizabeth A           M 45                                  Whitefield

S Fred                       S 23 Worker Finishing works Whitefield

S Albert                     S 21 Worker Bleaching Whitefield

D Annie                     S 19 Worker Weaver Whitefield

D Sarah A                  S 16 Worker Weaver Whitefield

S William                      13 Worker Whitefield

S Tom                             9               Whitefield

S Frank                           3              Whitefield

married 24 years, 7 children, 7 living.

Fred CRANSHAW (brother of Albert above)

Service No. 300523 Pte Manchester Regiment 2/7th Bn. Died 21st March 1918 aged 31. No known grave, Pozieres Memorial. Son of William and Elizabeth Alice Cranshaw of 301 Bury New Road, Whitefield (brother of the above). Killed in Action France and Flanders.

 

Benjamin CROSSLEY

Possibly 204663 Pte Labour Corps born and enlisted Shaw Lancashire KIA 2/10/18 France and Flanders. Formerly 84437 Liverpool Regiment.

1891 census: 17 Ducie Street, Whitefield

H Hannah Crossley W 43 Charwoman Bury

S John W               S 18 Damper in Bleachworks Radcliffe

S Maria                      13 Cotton Pin Winder Pilkington

D Mary A                    11 Scholar Pilkington

S Benjamin                   8 Scholar Pilkington

 

Harry CROWDER born about 1893 Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire

2nd Lieutenant The Kings (Liverpool Regiment) 1st Bn. Died 14th March 1917 aged 24. No known grave, Thiepval Memorial. Son of Henry and Emily of 31 Moss Lane, Whitefield.

British War and Victory Medals, Killed in Action 14/3/17, France, entered theatre of war 27th July 1916. Address for correspondance H Crowder Esq of 97 Moss Lane, Whitefield, Manchester.

1911 census:

 97 Moss Lane, Whitefield (5 rooms, Henry Crowder)

H Henry Crowder M 55 Print Finisher Cotton Print Works. Woolwich, Kent

W Emily               M 52 Mind the Home Levenshulme, Lancashire

D Miriam              S 20 Milliner Own Acct. At Home. Pendleton

S Henry                S 17 Starch Mixer Cotton Print Works Pendleton

S George               13 Singer in Bleachworks Pendleton

D Emily                  11 School Pendleton

Married 32 years, 10 children, 5 living, 5 died.


Wilfred CUFFIN born about 1892 Prestwich.

Service No. B/2002 Rifleman Rifle Brigade 11th Bn. Died 10th September 1919 aged 25. No known grave, Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Hugh T and Ada Cuffin of 291 Bury New Road, Whitefield. Born Openshaw, lived and enlisted in Manchester. Killed in Action France and Flanders.

 

Thomas CURLEY born about 1897 Whitefield.

Service No. 18345 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Died 4th August 1918 aged 22. Buried Pernes British Cemetery. 1901 shows him to be the son of Patrick and Theresa E Curley of 314 Bury New Road, Whitefield. Thomas was not at his parents house in 1911, however, his step-brother Harold Carden (above) was. Harold was Theresa's son from her first marriage.

Born Whitefield, enlisted Bury, died of wounds 4/8/18 France and Flanders.

British War and Victory Medals.

 

James Herbert DAISLEY born about 1891 Whitefield.

Born Whitefield, enlisted Bury, Killed in Action.

Service No. 1858 Sergt Lancashire Fusiliers "D" Coy 1st Bn. Died 9th October 1917 aged 26. Son of Eliza Daisley of 10 Stanley Street, Whitefield and the late Alfred Daisley.

 

JJ DAVENPORT

Possibly CWGC L/Cpl Manchester Regiment 11th Bn died 27th September 1918 Vis-en-Artois Memorial

John James Davenport 27523 L/Cpl Manchester Regiment 11th Bn. KIA 27/9/18 France and Flanders. Formerly 30389 Lincolnshire Regiment.

 

George W DAWSON born about 1989 Whitefield


CWGC 2849 Pte Royal Scots 6th Bn. Died 18th November 1916 of wounds France and Flanders aged 18, son of John and Helen Davenport of Whitefield.

Medals: 14-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.

1911 census:

10 Charles Street, Besses, Whitefield (4 rooms – John Dawson)

H John Dawson M 39 Picker Maker Leather Trade Worker Whitefield

W Helen            M 39                                          Wigtown, Whithome, Scotland

S Robert           S 18 Student Pupil Teacher Manchester Education Co. Bury

D Mary Hannah  S 16 Weaver Tape Mill Besses

S George W        13 Errand Boy Besses

D Eliz Lilian         10 School Besses

S John                 8 School Besses

S Alex Richard      2            Besses

Visitor William F Tomlinson 11 School Liverpool

Married 19 years, 6 children, 6 living.

 

Isaac DAWSON born about 1890 Huddersfield


CWGC 7897 L/Cpl Manchester Regiment 11th Bn. Died 13th February 1916 aged 26. Husband of Nellie Dawson of 18 Park Lane Estate, Whitefield. Buried at Stand All Saints Churchyard, Whitefield, Lancashire.

Soldiers died: Born Huddersfield, lived Whiteffield, enlisted Manchester, Died at home.


 

Edward DAY possible duplication on Radcliffe War Memorial

G/6522 Pte Middlesex Regiment 1st Bn. Born Gibraltar, lived Radcliffe, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action France and Fladers 15th July 1916. Thiepval Memorial.

1901 14 Elizabeth Street, Whitefield, Edward A Day born Gibraltar about 1892 son of George and Harriet A Day.

1911 census:

5 Elizabeth Street, Besses, Whitefield (4 rooms – George Day)

H George Day W 56 Attendant County Asylum India

S William         S 32 Salford Tramway Cleaner Ireland

S Charles Thomas S 24 L&Y Railway Signaller Gibraltar

S Samuel               S 18 Bleach Works Hooker Pilsworth Bradford, Yorks

D May                        14 School Besses

House Keeper Ellen Wilson W 70                     Salford

S Edward Albert Day S 20 Velvet Works Middleton Dresser Gibraltar

M 33 years, 7 children, 6 living, 1 died.

 

Jeffrey DEANE born about 1895 Radcliffe

CWGC Service Number: 454301 Pte Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) 24th Bn. Died 21st August 1916 aged 20. Buried at Bury Cemetery, Redvales. Son of Richard and Gertrude Fletcher Deane of 20 Strachan Street, Belleville, Ontario, formerly of Lancashire, England.

1901 at 18 Handley Street, Redvales, Bury, Lancashire.

 

Walter DEARDEN born about 1894 Bury

CWGC Lieutenant North Staffordshire Regiment 7th Bn. Died 19th December 1916 aged 22, Basra Memorial, Iraq. Son of William and Eliza Dearden of "Eskdale", Whitefield, Lancashire.

1901 Church Lane, Stand Whitefield, Walter aged 6 born Bury with parents William and Elizabeth Ann.

National Probate Index: 1918 Walter Dearden of Holmesdale, Church Lane, Whitefield Lancashire second-lieutenant 7th Bn North Staffordshire Regiment died on or since 19th December 1916 in Mesopotamia Administration Manchester 6th November to William Dearden chartered accountant. Effects £299 5s. 3d.

 

Thomas DOBSON

Possibly SD: Pte 1474 1/5th Lancashire Fusiliers. KIA 7/6/1915 Gallipoli age 17. No known grave, Helles Memorial. Born Wigan, enlisted Bury, lived Manchetster (most likely candidate).

1911 census:

19 Higher Lane, Besses, Whitefield (5 rooms, William Dobson)

H William Dobson M 42 Police Constable Billington, Lancashire

W Elizabeth          M 42                             Wilpshire, Lancashire

D Mary                  S 21 Cotton Weaver  Great Harwood, Lancs

S John                   S 16 Cotton Spinner Inglewhite, Lancs

S Thomas                13 Cotton Weaver Aspull, Lancs

S Charles                  6                            Darwen, Lancs

Married 27 years, 8 children, 4 living, 4 died.

 

Arthur DUCKERS born abour 1896 Whitefield

CWGC No G/4620 Pte The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 2nd Bn. Died 24th March 1915 Dickebusch New Military Cemetery.

1901 33 George Street, Stand, Whitefield

H William Duckers 42 Tailor Whitefield

W Elizabeth A 42 Cotton Weaver Unsworth

S Arthur 6 Whitefield


1911 census:

33 George Street, Whitefield (4 rooms – William Duckers)

H William Duckers M 51 Tailor (Maker) Worker Whitefield

W Elizabeth           M 51 Weaver Coloured Cotton Unsworth

S Arthur                     15 Grocer Retail Business Worker Whitefield

Married 18 years, 2 children, 1 living, 1 died.

 

Harry DUCKERS born about 1880 Whitefield

CWGC No. 7688 Company Sergeant Major, Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Awarded the DCM. Buried St Nicholas British Cemetery, France.

Soldiers died: 7688 CMS Harry Duckers Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Died of Wounds 13th March 1917 France and Flanders.

Medals: 14-15 Star, Bristish War and Victory Medals and the D.C.M, entered theatre of war 26th August 1914.

London Gazette: Harry Duckers 7688 Serj Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. DCM announced in the London Gazette "For Excellent handling of his platoon during the action at Metrinon 13th October and for consistant good work in various engagements".

 

Arthur DUCKWORTH

Soldiers Died: No 11528 Pte Manchester Regiment 19th Bn. Killed in action France and Flanders 1st July 1916. Born Whitefield, enlisted Manchester.

Medal Roll Index: 14-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals - listed as Cpl and L/Cpl. Entered theatre of war 8th November 1915.

1911 census:

Green Cottage, Bury New Road, Whitefield (6 rooms, Norman Brown Duckworth)

H Norman Brown Duckworth M 47 Clerk, Shipping Manchester

W Annie                                M 49                          Whitefield

S Arthur                                 S 22 Warehouseman Whitefield

S Henry Norman                    S 17 Warehouseman Whitefield

S Leslie                                   13                             Whitefield

D Nora                                      8                            Whitefield

S George                                 7                             Whitefield

Sister in Law Ada Cooper S 50                               Whitefield

Married 23 years, 5 children, 5 living.

 

John Day ECKERSALL

Soldiers Died: John David Eckersall No. 37486 Pte Welsh Regiment 8th Bn. Born and enlisted Manchester, lived Whitefield. Killed in Action 10th November 1915 Gallipoli.

CWGC same info - also buried Azmak Cemetery, Sulva, Turkey.

Medal Roll Index: 15 star, British War and Victory Medals Killed in Action 10/11/15. Theatre of War: Balkans, entered 10th October 1915.

Mrs E Day applies for 14-15 Star in respect of the late JD Eckersall 7/1/19 of 13 Little Lane, off Kirkhams, Prestwich.

1901 census: Possibly born Liverpool son of John and Elizabeth of 13 Back Kirkhams, Stand, Whitefield.

 

Robert ECKERSALL born abour 1893

CWGC No. 18020 Pte Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 2nd Bn. Died 6th August 1918 aged 25, Vevey (St Martins) Cemetery, Switzerland. Son of Thomas and Alice Eckersall of Fountain Street, Besses O'th Barn, Whitefield. Born at Prestwich.

Soldiers died: Born Prestwich, enlisted Manchester, died of Wounds 6th August 1918

Medals: 14-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, Dead. Theatre of War, France entered 6th MArch 1915.

1901 54 Half Acre, Whitefield - aged 8 son of Thomas and Alice says born Whitefield.

1911 census:

43 Half Acre, Whitefield. (4 rooms, Mrs Alice Eckersall)

H Alice Eckersall W 45                                    Manchester

S Robert              S 18 Engine Cleaner Public Works Whitefield

D Harriet              S 15 Weaver Cotton Mill Whitefield

D Edith                     14 Weaver Cotton Mill Whitefield

S George                  12                                Whitefield

D Emily                     10                               Whitefield

S Thomas                   8                               Whitefield

D Elsie                        5                              Whitefield

S Alfred                      3                                Whitefield

Boarder Thomas Mullin (sr) W 62 Labourer Papermill Whitefield

Boarder Thomas Mullin (jr) M 28 Labourer Brickyard Whitefield

Alice had 11 children, 10 of whom were still living in 1911.

 

William ECKERSALL born about 1888 Whitefield


CWGC No. 300734 Pte Manchester Regiment "C" Coy, 2/8th Bn. Died 2nd April 1917, Vermelles British Cemetery

Soldiers Died: Born Whitefield, enlisted Manchester, lived in Prestwich. Killed in Action France and Flanders

Medal Roll Index: Formerly 3054 Manchester Regiment, British War and Victory Medals

1901 107 Moss Lane, Whitefield. Adopted son of Richard and Nancy Whittaker aged 12 born Whitefield.

 1911 census: 107 Moss Lane, Whitefield (4 rooms, Eliza Whittaker)

H Richard Whittaker M 63 Dryer in Bleachworks Whitefield

W Nancy                  M 64                                     Whitefield

D Eliza                     S 33 Cotton Bobbin Winder Whitefield

D Harriet Hannah     S 30 Cotton Pin Winder Whitefield

Stepson William Eckersall S 22 Newsagent worker Whitefield

Married 32 years, 2 children, 2 living.


Alfred EDMUNDS born about 1897 Whitefield

CWGC No. 36397 Pte East Yorks Regiment 10th Bn. Died 10th September 1917 aged 20. Roclincourt Military Cemetery (near Arras, France). Son of Joseph and Mary Eckersall of 39 Nipper Lane, Whitefield.

1901 24 Nipper Lane, Whitefield Alfred son of Joseph and Mary aged 4 born Whitefield.

Soldiers died: Born Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action France and Flanders. Formerly 10920 A.C.C

Medals: British war and Victory Medals.

1911 census: 39 Nipper Lane, Whitefield (5 rooms 3 up 2 down), Joseph Edmunds

H Joseph Edmunds M 53 Machine Calico Printer Rusholme

W Mary                    M 53                                      Levenshulme

S Thomas               S 27 Wheelwright Whitefield

D Frances               S 25 Stitcher, Bleachworks Whitefield

D Ethel                   S 23 Confectioner Worker Whitefield

D Mary Fletcher Edmunds S 21 Dressmaker Whitefield

D Alice                      S 18                              Whitefield

S Alfred                     13 Milk Boy Whitefield

Married 28 yeard, 6 children, 6 living.

 

Hanson FARRAR born 1899 Whitefield

Soliders Died: 49023 Pte Norfolk Regiment 7th Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 18th October 1918 France and Flanders. M.M (Military Medal).

CWGC buried Point-du-jour Military Cemetery, Athies.

1901 105 Moss Lane, Whitefield

H George Farrar 29 Mangler Bleach Works Unsworth

W Mary 29 Radcliffe

S Hanson 1 Whitefield

National Probate Index: 1919

Hanson Farrar of 115 Moss Lane, Whitefield Lancashire a private in the 7th Bn Norfolk Regiment died 18th October 1918 in France Administration Manchester 12th March to George Farrar cloth mangler in a bleachworks. Effects: £158 12s. 6d.

1911 census: 115 Moss Lane, Whitefield (4 rooms) George Farrar

H George Farrar M 39 Cloth Mangler Bleachworks Unsworth

W Mary               M 39 Weaver, shirtings, Cotton Goods Radcliffe

S Hanson              11 School Whitefield

Married 13 years, 1 child, 1 living.

 

John Rupert FARRELLEY born about 1897 Whitefield

CWGC No. 10276 L/Cpl Manchester Regiment "C" Coy 17th Bn. Died 15th June 1918 aged 21. Berlin South Western Cemetery. Son of Nicholas Edward and Eleanor Hannah of 29 Elms Road, Whitefield. Graveyard made 1922, possibly POW Germany.

Soldiers Died: Born Whitefield, Enlisted Manchester Died France and Flanders

1901 Bleakley Street, Whitefield, Lancashire John Rupert aged 4 born Whitefield with parents.


1911 census: 4 Bleakley Street, Whitefield (4 rooms, Nicholas Farrelly)

H Nicholas Edward Farrelly M 42 Horse Keeper Laundry Proprietor Pendleton

W Elleanor Hannah             M 40                               Ulverstone

S Edward                          S 21 Van man Baker Corn Dealer Whitefield

S Leonard                         S 15 Junior Law Clerk Whitefield

S John Rupert                     14 Stretcher Bleachworks Whitefield

D Eliza                                  9 School Whitefield

S Harold                               7 School Whitefield

D Maggie                              2             Whitefield

Married 21 years, 8 children, 7 living, 1 died.


Alfred FITTON

Soliders died: No. 20775 Pte Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Bn. Born Whitefield, Enlisted Manchester, lived Whitefield. Killed in Action 11th April 1917 France and Flanders. Formerly 21437 Royal Field Artillery. CWGC Buried Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, France.

1911 census: 3 Factory Yard, Whitefield (4 rooms, Sam Fitton)

H Mrs Fitton W 55 Household Duties At home Unsworth

S Fred Fitton S 26 Beetlers Labourer Cloth Bleaching Whitefield

S Tom Fitton S 24 Beetlers Labourer Cloth Bleaching Whitefield

S Alfred         S 21 Assistant Mangler Cloth Bleaching Whitefield

D Sarah Elizabeth Fitton S 19 Cloth Lengthener Cloth Bleaching Whitefield

GD Iris Victoria Fitton 10                     Bury

GD Doris Fitton 8                                 Bury

Married 33 years, 10 children, 7 living , 3 died.


 

Tom FITTON born about 1890 Whitefield


CWGC No. 11543 Pte Manchester Regiment 16th Bn. Awarded M.M. died 21st March 1918 aged 28, Pozieres Memorial. Son of the late John and Elizabeth Fitton of 54 Lily Hill Street, Whitefield.

Soldiers Died: Born Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action France and Flanders 21/3/18

 

Norman FITTON

Possibly 2/Lt Royal Fusiliers 7th Bn. Killed in Action 14th November 1916 (attached to 22nd Bn). Thiepval Memorial.

 

William FLETCHER born about 1894


Soliders Died: NO. 201123 Sergt. Tank Corps "F" Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Radcliffe. Killed in Action 20th November 1917 France and Flanders. Formerly 38508 Machine Gun Corps.

CWGC - Died aged 23, Cambrai Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs Fletcher of 299 Bury New Road, Whitefield.

1911 census: 299 Bury New Road, Whitefield ( 4 rooms, Arnold Fletcher)

H Elizabeth Amelia Fletcher W 55 None Hulme, Lancashire

S Arnold                               S 20 Greyman Calico Printers Whitefield

S William Henry                   S 17 Apprentice Fitter, Iron Foundry Whitefield

2 children, 2 living.

Herbert FORD

Soldiers Died: No. 281887 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 2/7th Bn. Lived Whitefield. Killed in Action 9th October 1917 France and Flanders

CWGC: Tyne Cot Memorial.

1911 census: 8 Half Acre, Prestwich (4 rooms, Alice Ann Ford)

H Peter Ford M 38 Cloth Dyer Bolton

W Alice Ann  M 40                   Bolton

S Herbert           13 Cotton Cloth Plaiter, Bleachworks Rhodes

D Mary Jane       11 School Rhodes

D Alice Ann         8               Rhodes

D Ada                  7               Rhodes

S William              4            Prestwich

D Agnes                2           Prestwich

S John                 3 months Prestwich

Married 14 years, 7 children, 7 living.

 

Herbert FORREST  No Military info.

1911 census: 53 Higher Lane, Whitefield

H Albert Forrest M 49 Police Pensioner Stockport, Cheshire

W Sarah           M 44                              Liverpool

D Ellen              S 22 Bobbin Winder West Derby

S Herbert          S 17 Shuttle Maker Middleton

D Bertha          S 19                         Middleton

D Amy                 14 Assisting Cook for dining room Middleton

D Elsie                11 School Unsworth

S Alfred                  7 School Unsworth

Married 25 years, 8 children, 7 living, 1 died.


 

Charles FORSHAW


Soldiers Died: No. 37228 Pte Welsh Regiment 1st Bn. Born Collyhurst, Lancashire, lived Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 2nd October 1915 France and Flanders.

CWGC Loos Memorial.

1911 census: 212 Bury New Road, Whitefield (3 rooms, Charles James Forshaw)

H Charles James Forshaw M 31 Carter General Carrier Worker Manchester

W Rosetta                          M 30 Cotton Polisher Tape Mill Manchester

Niece Martha Cain          13 School Manchester

Married 8 years, no children

 

Albert GIBBONS born about 1893 Unsworth / Whitefield. Brother Cecil below.

CWGC No. SP/3987 Pte Royal Fusiliers 24th Bn. Died 29th July 1916 aged 23. Thiepval Memorial. Son of John and Mary Gibbons of 60 Wilton Street, Whitefield.

Soliders Died: Born Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action France and Flanders.

1901 42 Hillock Lane, Unsworth - Albert aged 8 born Unsworth son of John and Mary Gibbons.

1911 census: Albert and Cecil Gibbons

 252 Bury New Road, Whitefield (6 rooms, John Gibbons)

H John Gibbons M 45 Lamp Lighter Urban Dist. Council Whitefield

W Mary              M 41 Shop Keeper Confectioner Own Acct At home Whitefield

D Hilda Alice      S 20 Cloth Weaver Cotton Mill Whitefield

S Albert              S 19 Cloth Plaiter Cotton Mill Whitefield

D Doris               S 17 Confectioner unemployed Whitefield

S Cecil Rowland S 14 Cloth Plaiter Dye Works Whitefield

D Annie                     9 School                            Whitefield

Married 22 years, 8 children, 5 living, 3 died.



Cecil Rowland GIBBONS


Soldiers Died: No. 202836 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 1/5th Bn. T.F. Born Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 6th September 1917 France and Flanders.

CWGC Tyne Cot Memorial, son of John and Mary born Unsworth.

1901 shows Cecil is the brother of Albert (last entry), at 42 Hillock Lane aged 4 born Unsworth son of John and Mary.

Medal Index: 5730 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers, 202836 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers, British War and Victory Medals.

 

Charles F GILHAM


CWGC No. 19153 L/Cpl Bedfordshire Regiment 1st Bn. Died 5th May 1915, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Soldiers Died: Born Dublin, Ireland, lived Whitefield, enlisted Bedford. Killed in Action France and Flanders.

Medal Roll Index: 14-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Theatre of War: France, entered 26th January 1915.

 

George W GRAHAM




 

Wilfred GREEN

Bury Virtual War Memorial shows he died November 1916, only SDGW entry for Wilfred Green in November 1916 is: Pte 2879 Household Cavalry, Derbyshire Yeomanry Bn. who died 12/11/16 Salonika. Enlisted Derby, Resident Stoke on Trent.

William GREENWOOD

CWGC No. 24593 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 1/8th Bn. Died 29th April 1918 aged 20. St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. Son of James and Ada Greedwood of 119 Lily Hill Street, Whitefield.

Soldiers Died: Born Whitefield, died 29/4/18 France and Flanders.

Medal Roll: British War and Victory Medals.

1911 census: 119 Lily Hill Street, Whitefield (4 rooms, James Greenwood)

H James Greenwood M 38 Cotton Bleachers Labourer Failsworth

W Ada                       M 40                                           Droylsden

S William                       13 Part School, reacher in Cotton Whitefield

S James                           8                             Whitefield

D Annie                            2                              Whitefield

Married 17 years, 4 children, 3 living, 1 died.

 

Albert GUEST

 CWGC: Pte 22nd Royal Fusiliers, Arras Memorial

SDGW: Born, lived and enlisted in Manchester. Killed in action 24/5/1916.

 49 Jackson Street, Besses (5 rooms, Annie Guest)

H Annie Guest S 43                        Pilkington

Bro William Alfred Guest S 40 Callenderer Bleachworks Pilkington

Bro Samuel Guest S 37 Cotton Crofter Bleachworks Pilkington

Sis Sarah Guest S 32 Weaver Tape Smallware Mill Pilkington

Neph Albert Guest 14 Cotton Crofter Bleachworks Pilkington

Neph Joseph Hulse Guest 10 School                     Pilkington

Niece Lillie Guest 6 School                                      Pilkington

 

 

 

Gilbert HADDOCK

Soldiers Died: No. 203383 Pte Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 7th (Fife) Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 26th March 1918 France and Flanders.

CWGC Arras Memorial.

Medal Roll Index: Pte Royal Scots 2763, Pte Royla Highlanders 203383. British War and Victory Medals.

 

"Gilbert was born 7 OCT 1898 at 49 George Street, Whitefield. The son of William and Emma (born RAMSBOTTOM) HADDOCK. He was a first cousin of my late father." John B Davies. Hermanus, South Africa.

1911 census: 261 Bury New Road, Whitefield (5 rooms, William Haddock)

H William Haddock M 40 Optician and Jeweller Own Acct At Home Whitefield

W Emma                M                                           Hollins

S Gilbert                12 School Whitefield

D Hilda Mary          10 School Whitefield

D May                       3             Whitefield

Married 13 years, 3 children, 3 living.


 

Frank HAMPSON

CWGC: No. 33071 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers, 18th Bn. Died 22nd October 1917 aged 26. Tyne Cot Memorial. Husband of Mary Emma Hampson of West Avenue, Whitefield.

Soliders Died: Born and Lived Whitefield, Enlisted Radcliffe. Killed in Action 22nd October 1917 France and Flanders.

Medal Roll Index: British War and Victory Medals.

1911 census:  112 Off Livsey St, Bury New Road, Whitefield (4 rooms, Mr Edward Hampson)

H Edward Hampson M 56 General Labourer Besses

W Nancy                  M 57 Housework Radcliffe

S Edwin                    S 24 Farrier Besses

S Frank                    S 19 Apprentice Painter Besses

S Robert                   S 17 Shop Assistant Besses

D Clara                        14 Blocker in Tape Mill Besses

S Herbert                      12 School Besses

Niece Olive Bleakley    14 Maker Up Tape Mill Colne

GS Harold Ramsden      6 School Besses

Married 36 years, 11 children, 8 living, 3 died.


John R HAMPSON

CWGC John Reuben Hampson No. 24382 Pte Border Regiment 11th Bn. Died 11th April 1917 aged 20. Chapelle British Cemetery, France. Son of John and Mary Hampson of 14 London Street, Besses O'th Barn, Whitefield, Lancashire.

Medal roll Index: British War and Victory Medals.

Service record notes: No 243821 (R) Battalion Border Regiment. John Reuben Hampson of 14 London Street, Whitefield. Age 18 years 9 months, a coal carter, unmarried, he attested 8th December 1915.

Descrption on enlistment: 18 yrs, 9 ms, 5 feet 6 1/2 inches tall, chest 33 inches. Next of kin: John Hampson of 14 London Street, Whitefield.

France 11/12/16 to 11/4/17. Killed in Action.

7th Sep 917 effects forwarded from Infantry, for Pte Pte J.R. Hampson of 11th Border Regiment: 5 coins,1 disc, letter, photos, cards, 2 cig cases, 1 wallet, 1 first aid book, 1 air pillow, 1 handkerchief, 1 pencil and case, 2 keys, 1 purse, 1 cap badge. Forwarded to Mrs Mary Hampson of 14 London Stree, Besses. His mother, she also received his British War and Victory Medals in 1922.

Statement of Services: 

attested 8/12/15

mobilized 13/4/16

Posted to 12th Border R 14/4/16, posted to 3rd Bn 30/8/16

To BEF 11/12/16, posted to 11th Border R 4/1/17

Killed in Action Pte 11th Border R 11/4/1917, after 1 year and 124 days service.

1911 census: 11 Heap Street, Besses (4 rooms, John Hampson)

H John Hampson M 41 Cotton Cloth Mangler Bleach works Wavertree, Liverpool

W Mary                M 39                                 Bury

S John Reuben        14 Cotton Cloth Plaiter Bleachworks Prestwich

D Hannah                 10                              Besses

S Joseph                     4                             Besses

S William                    2                             Besses

Married 14 years, 4 children, 4 living.



Frederick S HARDING

Soldiers Died: Frederick Sydney No. 8643 Pte Manchester Regiment 17th Bn. Killed in Action 1st July 1916 France and Flanders. Born and Lived in Whitefield, enlisted Manchester.

CWGC: Died aged 24. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Frederick James and Florence Harding of "Sunny Mead", Wigan Road, Chorley, Lancashire.

1911 census:

8 Hamilton Road, Whitefield (7 rooms, F. J. Harding)

H Frederick James Harding M 58 Accountant Lockport Merchants Macclesfield

W Sarah                              M 55                         Bury

S Frederick Sydney             S 18 Bank Clerk Bankers Bury

Servant Annie Carney       S 23 General Domestic Servant Kildare, Kilcullen.

Married 27 years, 4 children, 2 living, 2 died.


Service record notes: Frederick Sydney Harding, attestation paper - half missing, age 22 yrs 4 months, Clerk. Attested in Manchester 3rd September 1914.


Wounded and missing Pte 1st/2nd July 1916

Death Assumed on or since 1st July 1916 after 1 year, 302 days service.


British War and Victory Medals received by Florence Harding 18th October 1922.

Also awarded the 14/15 Star.


17th Manchester Regiment. Mrs F. Harding of Sunny Mead, Whitefield.


Fresh complexion, blue eyes and fair hair. Wesleyan. - crossed out on duplicate and relpaced by CoE.


5 feet 1 1/4 inches tall, 120 labs, hest 35 inches. Good, Normal physical development.


Army wrote to his father to ask whether, since he had been reported missing, had he heard anything from any other source. The answer was that he had had no communication from his son either by letter or post card and that he had got no message and hadn't heard from anyone that he is dead or a prisoner of war - "My own assumption (and solely my own) is - Judging  from the fact that no trace of his body or any article of his identifying him, has ever been reported as found - that he is a prisoner of war. Yours truly Frederick James Harding."


Wesleyan repeated on another form.


Father Frederick James Harding of Sunny Mead, Whitefield

Brother - Victor John Harding same address.

Cousin - Brown, William Oak Bank Avenue, Blackley.


National Probate Calendar 1917

HARDING Frederick Sydney of Sunny Mead, Hamilton Road, Whitefield Lancashire private in the 17th battalion Manchester Regiment died on or since 1st July 1916 in France whilst on active military service Administration 9th August to Frederick James Harding manager of a shipping company. Effects £606 16s. 9d.



 

William Henry HARDMAN

CWGC: No. 202878 Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery 196th Heavy Bty. Died 4th April 1919 aged 31. Bralo British Cemetery, Greece. Husband of Florence Hardman of 62 Park Lane, Whitefield.

1911 census: 34 Parr Lane, Unsworth (4 rooms, Mr. William Hardman)

H William Hardman M 33 Cloth Packer Bleaching Whitefield

W Rose                   M 32              Whitefield

D Helena Rose         10 At School Unsworth

D Alice                        8                 Unsworth

S William Branston Hardman 4       Unsworth

D Lilian Rebecca                5 months Unsworth

Married 11 years, 4 children, 4 living.

 

Clifford HILL

CWGC No. 354297 Serg RAMC 3rd East Lancashire Field Ambulance. Died 24th November 1918. Buried Stand All Saints Churchayrd New Ground. Husband of Annie Hill (nee Tunnah) of 21 Cross Lane, Radcliffe.

1911 census: 78 Nipper Lane, Whitefield (4 rooms, James Hardman)

H James Hardman M 27 Warehouseman Cotton Trade Radcliffe

W Elsie                   M 28 House Keeper Whitefield

Boarder Clifford Hill S 21 Salesman Boots and Shoes ….none given

James and Elsie married 1 year.

 
 

Arthur HILTON

CWGC 203829 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 2/5th bn. Died 31st July 1917 aged 31. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of James Albert and Sarah Ann Hilton of 13 The Green, Whitefield.

Soldiers died: Lived Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action France and Flanders.

 1911 census: 13 The Green, Whitefield (4 rooms, James Albert Hilton)

H James Albert Hilton M 52 Calico Maker up Bleachworks Whitefield

W Sarah Ann              M 52                                Whitefield

S Arthur                     S 25 Cloth Salesman Cotton Whitefield

Sis in law Emma Bleakley W 58 Domestic Whitefield

Married 27 years, 1 child, 1 living.

Fred HILTON No 1

CWGC No. 20639 Pte Manchester Regiment 22nd Bn. Died 9th July 1916 aged 33. Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Son of Hibbert and Esther Hilton of Besses O'th Barn, Whitefield; husband of Edith Hilton of 17 Rupert Street, Spotland, Rochdale. Died of wounds.

 

Fred HILTON No 2


Soldiers Died: No. 37466 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 16th Bn. Born and enlisted in Whitefield. Killed in Action 23rd November 1916.

CWGC: Theipval Memorial.

 

Harold HILTON

CWGC: No. 25797 Pte Manchester Regiment 22nd Bn. Died 15th July 1916 aged 22, Thiepval Memorial. Son of James Hilton of 49 Manchester Road, Besses O'th Barn, Whitefield and the late Amelia Hilton.

 

Joseph HILTON

Soldiers Died: No. G/3996 Pte Duke of Cambridges Own (Middlesex Regiment) 13th Bn. Killed in Action 2nd August 1918 (CWGC Bully - Grenay Communal Cemetery British Extensioon, France). Born and lived Whitefield, enlisted Bury.

 

Stanley HILTON

CWGC: No. 12105 Pte Manchester Regiment 19th Bn. Died 14th May 1916 aged 21. Carnoy Military Cemetery, France. Son of John Thomas and Selina Hilton of 13 Half Acre Lane, Prestwich.

Soldiers Died: Born Prestwich, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action France and Flanders.

1911 census: H John T Hilton M 47 Coal Dealer Whitefield

W Selina           M 46                     Whitefield

S Herbert          S 24 Clerk Drapery Whitefield

D Winifred Gertrude  S 19                Whitefield

S Stanley                S 17 Clerk Drapery Whitefield

S Reggie                   13 Warehouse Boy Whitefield

S Harry                     12                          Whitefield

Boarder Leah Pickstone S 51                Whitefield

Married 26 years, 8 children, 5 living, 3 died.

 

Matthew Edward HILTON

Soldiers Died: No. 35090 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 18th Bn. Born Prestwich, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 22nd October 1917 France and Flanders.

CWGC: Died aged 35 Son of Arthur and Selina of 1 Barrow Street, Prestwich. Husband of Emma Hilton of 12 Cromwell Road, Heaton Park, Manchester.

 

William HILTON

CWGC No. 73583 Pte Royal Welsh Fusiliers 17th Bn. Died 28th October 1918 aged 20. Englefontaine British Cemetery. Son of James and Amelia Hilton of 32 Wilton Street, Besses O'th Barn, Whitefield.

Soldiers Died: Born Besses, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 28/10/18 France and Flanders.

 

Lawrence HOLLAND

CWGC (Laurence) No. 28284 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment "D"Coy 1/4th Bn. Died 3rd June 1918 aged 19. Houchin British Cemetery, France. Son of William E and Jessie Holland of Whitefield.

Soldiers died: Lived Whitefield, enlisted Bury.

1911 census: 19 Jackson Street, Whitefield (4 rooms, William Edward Holland)

H William Edward Holland M 46 Stonemason Contractor Besses

W Jessie                           M 46                           Bury

D Dorothy                          S 19 Teacher Elementary School Besses

D May                               S 17 Weaver Tape Factory Besses

D Louisa                             14                                     Besses

S Lawrence                         12 School                        Besses

Married 25 years, 6 children,  5 living, 1 died.

 

Herbert HOLLIS

Soldiers Died: No. 53808 Pte South Wales Borderers 6th Bn. Died 24th October 1918 France (CWGC Terlincthun British Cemetery Wimille). Born Besses, lived Whitefield, enlisted Bury.

1911 census: 10 Fountain Street, Whitefield (4 rooms, Charles Hollis)

H Charles Hollis M 43 Carter Coal Merchant Maghull, Derbyshire

W Hannah          M 43                            Crossley, Staffordshire

S Harry               S 18 Plaiter Bleachworks Whitefield

S Clifford             S 14 Plaiter Bleachworks Whitefield

S Herbert            12 School Whitefield

D Hilda                  6 School Whitefield

Hannah Hollis married 10 years, 3 children, 1 living, 2 died.

Charles Hollis married 23 years 10 children, 6 living, 4 died.


Philip Lawton HOLMES

CWGC No. R/6900 Kings Royal Rifles "C" Coy, 7th Bn. Died 22nd November 1915 aged 32. La Brique Military Cemetery, Belgium. Son of James Holmes of Radcliffe M.D. and Rachel Homles of The Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe.

Soliders Died: Born Radcliffe, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 22/11/15 France and Flanders.

 

Frank HOLT


CWGC No. 18615 Pte Manchester Regiment 21st Bn. Died 1st July 1916 aged 21. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Robert and Margaret Ann of 105 Lily Hill Street, Whitefield.

Soldiers Died: Born Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action France and Flanders.

 

John HOLT


Soldiers Died: No. 2259 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 1/5th Bn. T.F. Lived Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 4th June 1915 Gallipoli (CWGC Helles Memorial).

 

Thomas HOLT

CWGC No. 53207 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 20th Bn. Died 23rd October 1917 aged 20. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of William and Elizabeth A of 33 Clarendon Street, Whitefield.

1911 census: 33 Clarendon St, Whitefield (4 rooms, William Holt)

H William Holt        M 51 Farm Labourer Bury

W Elizabeth Ann    M 53 At Home Heywood

D Helena                S 28 Cotton Weaver Prestwich

S Hester                 S 26 Cotton Weaver Prestwich

S William                 S 19 Cashiers Clerk Prestwich

S Thomas                   13 School Prestwich

Married 29 years, 7 children, 5 living, 2 died.

 

Ernest HORSFIELD

CWGC No. 155992 Gunner Royal Garrisson Artillery 216th Seige Bty. Died 29th November 1917 aged 38. Son of John and Jane Horsfield of Guest Road, Prestwich; Husband of Sallie of Broomfield Cottage, Bury New Road, Whitefield.

Soldiers Died: Born Prestwich, lived Whitefield. Died of Wounds France and Flanders.

National Probate Index: 1918 Ernest Horsfield of Brooomfield Cottage Whitefield Manchester gunner RGA died 29th November 1917 in France. Probate Manchester 29th January to Sallie Horsfield widow. Effects: £543 18s. 9d.

 

Arthur HUTTON

SDGW: 28446 Pte 11th Lancashire Fusiliers. Born and lived in Whitefield, enlisted in Manchester. Killed in action 9/7/16 France and Flanders.

1911 Inn at Besses O’th Barn, Besses, Whitefield

H James F Hutton M 47 Landlord Publican At Home Own Acct Radcliffe

W Ellen                 M 45 Landlady Radcliffe

S Arthur                 15 Engineers Fitter Whitefield

D Bessie              13 School Whitefield

S Harry                M 26 Barman Radcliffe

Daur in law Ellen  M 27               Unsworth

GD Ellen Grundy under 4 months Unsworth

Sis in law Sarah B Speakman S 51 Servant Domestic Radcliffe

Boarder Sarah A Smethurst S 22 Hotel Waiter Whitefield

Married 27 years, 5 children, 3 living, 2 died. 


Matthew E HILTON (on Plaque at Base)

CWGC: No. 35090 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 11th Bn. Died 22nd October 1917 aged 35. Son of Arthur and Selina of 1 Barrow Street, Prestwich; Husband of Emma of 12 Cromwell Road, Prestwich, Heaton Park.

 

Tom JACKSON

Soldiers Died: 5129 Pte Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 13th Bn. Born Whitefield, lived Prestwich, enlisted Manchester. Died of Wounds 7th March 1918 France and Flanders.

CWGC: Died aged 22, Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Peter and Emily of The Hollies, Prestwich.

 

Arthur JOHNSON

SDGW: Pte 281095 2/7th Lancashire Fusiliers. Lived Bury and enlisted Whitefield. Killed in action 10th October 1917. CWGC: says 261095, buried Dochy Farm British Cemetery.

 

Oswald JONES


CWGC No. 9613 L/Sjt Manchester Regiment 11th Bn. Died 23rd November 1916 aged 30. Grandcourt Road Cemetery, France. Son of James and Alice Jones of Pendleton, husband of Amy Jones of 43 Manchester New Road, Whitefield..

Soldiers Died: Born Pendleton, lived Manchester, enlisted Ashton Under Lyne. Killed in Action France and Flanders.

Notes from service record: 9613 born Pendleton aged 18 years and 6 months, an unmarried Carter. Oswald attested in Manchester 20/1/1904. He had prevously served in the 6th Manchester Regiment. Description: 5 feet 5 3/4 inches, chest 34 3/4 inches, 113 lbs. Fresh complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. Church of England. Attested to Manchester Regiment.

British War medal, Victory Medal and Clasp received by Amy Turner in 1920, she lived at 43 Manchester New Road, Whitefield. 

Home 20/1/04 - 14/8/1914

21/3/05 Dirty Rifle on Parade, 3 days confined to barracks. 8/9/1906 Slovenly conduct, severe reprimand.

France 15/8/1914 - 25/10/1914 Invalided to England with GSW to shoulder (reported missing on 14/9/1914).

Med' 23/8/1915 - 2/7/1916

France 3/7/1916 - 25/11/1916

Killed in Action 23/11/1916

Wife Amy Jones of 43 Bury New Road, Whitefield. Father James Jones of 24 Higher View, Pendelton. Children: Leslie James 1910 Pendelton, Marian 1912 Salford and Bessie 1915 Bury.

Originally attested 1903 aged 17 years and 2 months, 5 feet 5 1/2 inches, chest 30 1/2 inches. Grey eyes, brown hair. Small mole shoulder blade, another on left loin, scar right kneecap.

 

J. KAY

Soldiers Died: James Kay No. 20037 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 2/5th Bn. Born and enlisted Whitefield. Killed in Action 31st July 1917 France and Flanders.

CWGC: Poelcapelle British Cemetery.

Medal Roll: British War and Victory Medals.

 

George KELLY (also Kelley)

Soldiers Died: Kelley No. 71323 Pte MCG 90th Coy. Born Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 23rd April 1917. CWGC Arras Memorial. Formerly 8689 Manchester Regiment.

Medal Roll Index: 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. 1 Theatre of War, France, arrived 8th November 1915

 

William KEYTE

CWGC No. 109379 Pte Kings Liverpool Regiment 4th bn. Died 13th October 1918 aged 32. Racqlingy Cemetery Manancourt, France. Husband of Annie Keyte of 14 Back Kirkhams, Prestwich.

Soldiers Died: Born Manchester, enlisted and lived in Whitefield. Died of Wounds 13th October 1918 France and Flanders.

Medal Roll Index: British War and Victory Medals.

 

James Hampson LEES

Soldiers Died: No. 50609 Pte South Lancashire Regiment 2nd Bn. Born Longfield, Lancashire, lived Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Died of Wounds 10th June 1918 France and Flanders.

CWGC: Died aged 19. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.

Medal Roll Index: British War and Victory Medals.

1911 census: 71 Moss Lane, Whitefield (4 rooms, D. Lees)

H David Lees          M46 Beetler at Bleachworks Prestwich

W Mary Elizabeth M 46                               Prestwich

S Herbert               S 19 Printer Compositor Prestwich

S Walter                 S 15 Plaiter at Bleachworks Prestwich

S James Hampson     12 School                        Prestwich

S Arthur                        5                                    Whitefield

Married 23 years, 7 children, 5 living, 2 died.

 

Harry LEICH

Possibly

Soldiers Died: LEECH No. 31283 Pte East Lancs 2nd Bn. Born and enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 24th April 1918 France and Flanders. CWGC Buried Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux.

 

Percy LEVER

CWGC No. 281917 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 2/7th Bn. Died 21st March 1918 aged 20. Pozieres Memorial. Son of Frank and Clara Lever of 11 Albert Road, Whitefield.

Soldiers Died: Born and lived Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 21/3/18 France and Flanders.

Medal Roll Index: British War and Victory Medals.

 

George LIGHTBOURNE

Soldiers Died: No. 17685 Pte Manchester Regiment 20th Bn. Born and lived Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Died of Wounds 4th September 1916 France and Flanders.

1911 census: 268 Hollins Lane, Whitefield (5 rooms, James Buchanan Lightbourne)

H James Buchanan Lightbourne M 54 Cloth Dryer Bleachworks Salford

W Mary                                        M 48                                       Bury

S George                                   S 20 Farm Labourer out of work Hollins

D Constance                              S 18 Silker Cloth Bleachworks

S Harry                                     15 Cotton Dyers Bander Dyeworks Hollins

S James                                   10 School                               Hollins

Married 24 years, 6 children, 4 living, 2 died.

Walter LORD

Pte 3960 2nd Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers. Born Kirkham, enlisted Bury. Killed in action 30/7/16 age 22. France and Flanders. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of William Henry and Maggie Lord of 4 Duncombe St, Moston, Manchester.



Pat McGARRITY (McGarraghy)

Patrick McGarraghy Rifleman 1738 1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Born Prestwich, enlisted Manchester. Killed in action 9/5/15 France and Flanders. 

Medal roll: British War and Victory Medals.

CWGC: Rfn. 1738 "A" Coy 1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Died 9th May 1915 age 19. No known grave, Ploegsteert memorial. Son of Patrick and Elizabeth Mcgarraghy of 2 London Street, Besses O'th Barn.

1901 at 3 Leicester Square, Prestwich age 5 years, attending school.


Richard MAGNALL

Soldiers Died: No. 29139 Pte Welsh Regiment 15th Bn. Born and lived Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 18th September 1918 France and Flanders. Formerly 3110 Manchester Regiment.

1911 census: 18 Nipper Lane, Whitefield (5 rooms, David Magnall)

H David Magnall W 50 Beetler, Bleaching trade Whitefield

S Harvey            S 24 Beetler                             Whitefield

S Richard           S 17 Beetler                             Whitefield

Married 25 years 4 children, 4 living.

 

Arthur Wellesley MANN

CWGC No. 20292 Pte Grenadier Guards 3rd Bn. Died 14th September 1916 aged 21. Theipval Memorial. Son of Thomas and Clara Mann of 22 Jackson Street, Besses.

Soldiers Died: Guardsman born Radcliffe, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 14/9/16.

1911 census:  22 Jackson Street, Besses ( 5 rooms, Thomas Mann)

H Thomas Mann M 38 Grocers Assistant Co-op Prestwich

W Clara              M 37                              Radcliffe

S Arthur Wellesley Mann S 15 Office Boy Builders Merchant Radcliffe

S Tom Walker Mann 11 School Radcliffe

D Clara Alice Mann 9                 Radcliffe

Married 16 years, 3 children, 3 living.

Thomas MANNION

 Soldiers Died: No. 24237 Gunner RHA + RFA. Born Accrington, enlisted Manchester. Died 7th October 1915 France and Flanders.

CWGC T. Mannion Gunner RFA 126th Bty, 29th Bde. Died 7th October 1915. St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens. Son of Mr P. Mannion of 1 Dixon Fold, Whitefield.

Medal Roll Index: 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Theatre of War: France, entered 8th August 1915.

1911 census:  1 Dixon Fold, Whitefield (4 rooms, Patrick Mannion)

H Patrick Mannion M 50 Bricklayers Labourer Builder Claremorris, Mayo, Ire

W Frances             M 49                           Scarborough, Yorkshire

S Thomas              S 20 Calenderers Assistant (calico bleacher) Accrington, Lancs

S Stephen             S 17 Assistant Greyman (calico bleacher) Oldham

Married 21 years, 2 children, 2 living.


James William MARGISON

CWGC: No. 8282 Pte East Lancashire Regiment 1st Bn. Died 13th May 1915 aged 30, Ypres Res. Cemetery. Son of William Margison. Husband of Lena (nee Dickson) of 25 Mellor Street, Radcliffe.

Medal Roll Index: 14-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, Clasp 2/2645. Entered theatre of War 22nd August 1914. Killed in Action.

 

Frank MARSH

Soldiers Died: No. 24575 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 1st Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 30th May 1917 France and Flanders.

CWGC: Died aged 30. Arras Memorial. Husband of Harriet Ann of 33 Market Street, Hoylake, Cheshire.

Medal Roll Index: British War and Victory Medals.

1911 census: 11 Holland Street, Whitefield (4 rooms, Mary Marsh)

H Mary Marsh wid 50                           Wrexham, Flintshire

Stepson Robert Marsh S 26 Stonemason, worker, Masonry Contractor Whitefield

Stepson Frank Marsh S 24 Stitcher Cloth Finishing Works Whitefield.

 

Fred MARSH

Soldiers Died: Frederick, No. 5301 Pte East Lancashire Regiment 2nd Bn. Born Unsworth, enlisted Burnley, lived in Whitefield. Killed in Action France and Flanders.

CWGC: Died aged 19. Le Touret Memorial. Son of Reuben Marsh of "Oak View", Egerton Road, Whitefield.

Medal Roll Index: 19-14 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Clasp 2/2645. Killed in Action. Entered Theatre of War 20th October 1914.

1911 census: 6 Back Stanley Street, Whitefield (5 rooms, Reuben Marsh)

H Reuben Marsh M 43 Stonemason Worker Unsworth

W Annie              M 31                                    Burnley

S Edward            S 20 Machine Minder Bleachworks  Unsworth

S Fred                 S 15 Plaiter Bleachworks    Unsworth

D Amelia                 10 School

S Reuben                  7

S Joshua                   6

S Arthur                     4

S Harry                      2

S un-named               1 week

Wifes brother Willie Dear S 20 Labourer Spindle Works Burnley

Married 11 years, 7 children, 6 living, 1 died.


Hiliel MARSH

Soldiers Died: No. 14378 L/Cpl Grenadier Guards 2nd Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Died of Wounds 3rd September 1915 France and Flanders.

CWGC: Died aged 28. Loos Memorial. Son of Reuben and the late Alice Marsh. Member of Liverpool City Police.

Medal Roll Index: (Pte), 14-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Entered France 23rd November 1914. Died of Wounds.

1911 census:  40 Hillock Lane, Unsworth

H Hiliel Marsh M 68 Stonemason Own acct, At Home Unsworth

W Elizabeth    M 70                                 Unsworth

S Thomas Marsh S 50 Stonemason Building Trade Worker Unsworth

Grandson Hiliel Marsh S 24 Mangler Bleachworks Unsworth.

Thomas MASON

Soldiers Died: Thomas James No. S/49908 Queens Own Cameron Highlanders 11th Bn. Born Manchester, lived Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 18th August 1918 France and Flanders. Formerly 406276 Kings Liverpool Regiment and 290976 North Lancashire Regiment.

CWGC: Died aged 19, Nieppe-Bois (Rue-du-bois) British Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, France. Son of Thomas James and Mary Trease Mason of 19 Half Acre Lane, Prestwich, Lancashire.

1911 census:  25 Half Acre, Prestwich (4 rooms, Thomas James Mason)

H Thomas James Mason M 32 Carter of Coal Currah Camp, Ireland

W Mary Tressa Mason M 43                           Bombay, India

S Thomas James Mason 12                           Prestwich

D Hilda                              9                            Prestwich

StepD Alice Larkin           S 19 Tape Maker Smallware Manfr Manchester

StepD Norah Larkin        S 16  Tape Maker Smallware Manfr Prestwich

Boarder John Bowyer S 15 Farm Labourer Prestwich

Married 8 years, 4 children, 2 living, 2 died.


Albert MAYOR

Soldiers died: No. T2/11026 Saddler Cpl RASC. Born and lived in Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 5th May 1918 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 29. Dernancourt Communal Cmemtery Extension. Husband of Mrs Barbara Mayor of 18 Wilton Street, Whitefield.

 

John McANGUS

Born Bury district 1893 from birth register. 1901 census John aged 8 living at 25 Clegg Street, Whitefield, son of James and mary McAngus. John is somewhat of a mystery. He had served with the Seaforth Highlanders from 1911 - 1915 being discharged due to pleurisy from base depot after 3 years and 318 days home service. He is listed on the medal roll but he does not have the usual card. Before enlisting with the Seaforth Highlanders he had served with the 4th Reserve Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers. His pension record makes no mention of his death and neither can I find a possible death listed in any indexes, army of civil. Maybe he re-enlisted, perhaps he was recalled, mayhe his death was recorded in the civil indexes in Scotland (near Seaforth base depot) ? There is no record for any John McAngus in the CWGC.

 

William H McMAHON

Soldiers died: William Hebert no. 201417 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 1/5th Bn (T.F.) Lived Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 13th January 1918 France and Flanders. CWGC: Buried Gorre British and Indian Cemetery. Son of Mr W McMahon of 95 Park Lane, Whitefield.

Medal Roll index: British War and Victory Medals.

 

James MELLING

Soldiers died: L/Cpl 17952 15th Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 1/7/1916. Born Worthington, enlisted Manchester.

CWGC: James Melling L/Cpl17952 1/7/1916 Thiepval Memorial.

1901 census: 84 Nipper Lane, Whitefield, James age 9 born Standish, son of Samuel and Sarah Melling.

Pension Records Notes: 17952 James Melling, Royal Scots, Edinburgh. Born Worthington 23 years and 5 months old, unmarried Clerk. Attested Manchester 26th September 1914. Appointed L/Cpl 15/7/1915, posted missing 1/7/1916, Killed in action 1/7/1916 after 1 year 108 days service (the last 176 days of which were with the BEF in France).Next of kin; father Samuel of 84 Nipper Lane, Whitefield. Description: Sallow complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair. 5 feet 8 1/2 inches, 165 lbs, chest 40 inches. Church of England.

British War and Victory Medals.

Ripon Hospital 30/6/1915 - 5/7/1915 for 6 days after being struck by lightining. No apparent injuries, slight shock only.

National Probate Index: 1917 James Melling of 84 Nipper Lane, Whitefield near Manchester lance corporal H.M. Army died 1sy July 1916 France Probate London 27th March to Samuel Melling millwright. Effects: £244 4s. 6d.

1911 census: 84 Nipper Lane (5 rooms, Samuel Melling)

H Samuel Melling M 49 Bleachworks Millwright New Mills, Derbyshire

W Sarah               M 52                                      New Mills, Derbyshire

D Ruth                  S 23 Dressmaker Worker at home Hayfield, Derbyshire

S James               S 19 Shippers Clerks Standish, Lancs

D Kezia                 S 17 Shorthand Writer and Typist Whitefield

D Hannah             S 15 Student                Whitefield

D Sarah Lyne Melling 12 At School Whitefield

Married 27 years, 8 children, 6 living, 2 died.


Harry MITCHELL (brother William below)

Soldiers died: No. 32984 Pte East Lancashire Regiment 13th Bn. Born and lived Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 29th August 1918 France and Flanders. Formerly 35714 Lancashire Fusiliers. CWGC: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul.

1911 census:  Harry and William Mitchell

206 Bury New Road, Whitefield (4 rooms, Mrs Mitchell)

H Mrs Mitchell M 40 Charwoman Whitefield

D Dorothy Hamhurst S 20 Maker up Packer Sweet works Whitefield

S William Mitchell S 16 Croft Boy Bleach works Whitefield

S Harry Mitchell        13 Fitter Gas testing and measuring Whitefield

D Florence Mitchell 10 School Whitefield

D Emily Mitchell 8 School Whitefield

D Elizabeth Mitchell 5 School Whitefield

Married 18 years, 5 children, 5 living

William MITCHELL (brother Harry above)

Soldiers Died: No. 1462 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 1/5th Bn (T.F). Born Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 7th August 1915 Gallipoli. CWGC: Helles Memorial.

 

Marmaduke MOODY born 1896 Whitefield

Soldiers died: No. 10467 Pte Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 2nd Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 14th April 1915 France and Flanders. CWGC: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

2nd Bn Lancaster Regiment Details: 

4/8/1914 Pembroke Dock

5/9/1914 to Lyndhurst and 20th Bde 7th Division

6/10/1914 Landed at Zebrugge

November 1917 To Italy, arrived 23rd November

4/11/1918 20th Bde, 7th Division, Italy; Pozzo on River Taglia Mento, east of Pordenone.

 

Medal Roll Index: 15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal (note Killed in Action France where he entered 15th Jauary 1915).

 

Service Record Notes: 21656 Border Regiment of 11 Blakeley Street, Whitefield. Unmarried Clerk, aged 19 years 3 months. Attested 22nd May 1915 Manchester. Description: 5 feet 3 3/4 inches, chest 33 1/2 inches, 112 lbs. Father Henry of same address. MEF, BEF 1917. L/Cpl 12/9/1917. 14-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.

Home 22/5/1915-25/11/1915

Med' 26/11/1915-10/3/1916

France 11/3/1916-11/3/1917

Home 12/3/1917-8/8/1917

France 9/8/191703/10/1917

2nd Bn. Border Regiment Killed in action 3/10/1917.

Information from brother of 11 Bleakley Street, September 1919: Father Henry, Brothers John Jackson Moody 31, Harold 25, Harry 17. Sisters Nellie 21, Jane Wardle Moody 19. All resident at 11 Bleakley Street.

7/3/1917 Admitted to Hospital - Cellulitis Feet.

12/3/1917 Admitted to Hospital - Trench Feet and.... (ITC Left leg 55 days hospital in Birmingham).

 

1911 census:  11 Bleakley St, Whitefield (5 rooms, Henry Moody)

H Henry Moody M 48 Bricklayer Bleaching works Whitefield

W Louisa Moody M 48                         Manchester

S John Jackson Moody S 22 Cutter up Finishing works Whitefield

S Harold Moody S 17 Clerk L&Y Railway Whitefield

S Marmaduke Moody S 15 Clerk Bleaching works Whitefield

D Nellie Moody 12 School Whitefield

D Jane Wardle Moody 10 School Whitefield

S Henry Moody 8 Whitefield

Married 4 years, says 9 children – 6 living and 3 died. Deleted and replaced by None.

 

William MORRIS (possibly Sydney MORRIS)


 

William NORRIS

My 5th cousin

CWGC:14359 L/Cpl Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 8th Bn. Died 21st April 1918 aged 21. Choques Military Cemetery. Son of Albert and Mary Alice Norris of 36 Holland Street, Besses O'th Barn, Whitefield.

Soldiers died: Born and enlisted Manchester, died of Wounds France and Flanders. 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, entered France 27st September 1915

1911 census:  36 Holland St, Besses, Whitefield

H Mrs Norris W 40                  Gorton

S William         14 Junior Clerk Besses

D May                5 School Besses

Boarder Robert Holt S 22 Waiter (Boarding House) Besses.

Married 14 years, 3 children, 2 living, 1 died.


Frank OGDEN

Soldiers Died: No. 53350 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 1st Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Died of Wounds 10th September 1918 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 19, son of Alfred and Mary Jane Ogden of Whitefield. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wilmille. British War and Victory Medals.

 

Charles PENSON

Soldiers died: No. 6502 Lincolnshire Regiment 1st Bn. Born Mavis Enderley, Spilsby, lived in Whitefield. Killed in Action 1st November 1914. CWGC: Aged 31, son of Ann Penson of Spilsby, Lincolnshire; husband of Ellen Elizabeth of 42 Holland Street, Besses O'th Barn, Whitefield, Lancashire.

Medal Roll Index: 14 Star, British War and Victory Medals; clasp 2/2693. Disembarked 13th August 1914.

 

Charles PICKSTONE


Soldiers Died: 2nd Lieut. Royal Flying Corps 1st Sqadron. Killed in Action 3rd September 1917 Arras Flying Services Memorial. Son of Charles and Gertrude Pickstone of "Corrin" Hamilton Road, Whitefield. Medal Roll Index: Number 10724 OTC, General List RFC 2/Lieut. No trace of rank service overseas. KIA 3/9/17 Missing. British War and Victory Medals. Address: C. Pickstone Esq. Father. of Corrin, Hamilton Road, Whitefield.

 

William PORCH

Married Catherine Moloney 1915 Prestwich, two children; William 1916 Bury district, John E 1917 Bury District. Likely born in 1890's. Several in 1901, none in Lancashire.

Regiment unknown.

 

Arthur POTTS (brother of Frank below)

Soldiers Died: No. R/30542 Rifleman King's Royal Rifles 9th Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Nottingham. Killed in Action 25th August 1918 France and Flanders. Formerly 910673 RAOC. CWGC: R/39542 KRR's Vis-en- artois Memorial.

1911 census:  Arthur and Frank Potts

 67 Nipper Lane, Whitefield ( 5 rooms, Whitefield – John Potts)

H John Potts M 57 Council Labourer District Council Leyland

W Nancy      M 57                                    Whitefield

S Harold       S 26 Window Cleaner Whitefield

S John Wilfred  S 22 Starch Mixer Whitefield

S Arthur           S 19 Flat Beetlker Whitefield

S Frank             S 14 Plaiter Whitefield


Frank POTTS (brother of Arthur above)

Soldiers died: No. 40321 Pte Manchester Regiment 20th Bn. Born and enlisted Whitefield. Died of Wounds 17th December 1916. Formerly 5589 Lancashire Fusiliers. CWGC: Died aged 20, son of John and Nancy Pots of 15 Stanley Street, Whitefield. Etaples Military Cemetery.

 

Herbert RALPHS

Soldiers died: No. 2934 Pte Manchester Regiment 1/6th Bn. Lived Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 7th August 1915 Gallipoli. CWGC: Died aged 23, Helles Memorial. Son of Herbert Harold and Florence Raplhs of "Thorn Lea", Bury New Road, Whitefield. Brother William also fell.

1911 census:  Thorne Lea, Bury New Road, Whitefield (5 rooms, Herbert Harold Ralphs)

H Herbert Harold Ralphs M 45 Commercial Clerk Co-op Whitefield

W Florence         M 46                              Whitefield

S Herbert             S 19 Clerk in architects office Co-op Whitefield

S William              S 17 Warehouseman Co-op Whitefield

S Frank                     8 School Whitefield

Married 20 years, 3 children, 3 living.

William RALPHS

Soldiers Died: 18693 Pte Manchester Regiment 21st Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 14th July 1916 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 23. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Herbert Harold and Florence Ralphs of Rosslyn, Whitefield. Brother Herbert also fell.

 

Frank J RAYNOR

Soldiers Died: Frank James No. 41876 Pte North Staffordshire Regiment 8th Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Died of Wounds 7th November 1918 France and Flanders. Formerly 11248 Manchester Regiment.

 

Frank M REANEY

Soldiers Died: Frank Molineux Reaney, No. S/722 Rifleman Rifle Brigade 12th Bn. Born and lived Prestwich, enlisted Manchester. Killed In Action 7th October 1916 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 21, Thiepval Memorial. Son of Mary J Reaney of 82 Kirkhams, Bury Old Road, Prestwich and the late George Reaney.

1911 census:  Post Office, Heaton Park, Prestwich

H George Reaney M 57 Sub-Postmaster Own Acct. At Home. Macclesfield

W Mary Jane         M 58 Assisting in the business Prestwich

S Frank Molyneux Reaney S 15 Calico Printer and Shippers Clerk Heaton Park

Married 21 years, 1 child, 1 living.

Edwin REDFORD

CWGC: No 3674 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 9th Bn. Died 21st August 1915 aged 24, Helles Memorial. Son of James and Hannah of 5 Half Acre Lane, Prestwich. Soldiers died: Killed in Action Gallipoli (served as Walter ? No. 3674 Pte). Born and enlisted Manchester.

1911 census: 5 Half Acre, Whitefield ( 4 rooms, James Redford)

H James Redford M 42 Gardenr Domestic Half Acre

W Hannah           M 41                    Half Acre

S Walter              S 20 Mechanic  Half Acre

S Edwin               S 19 Butcher Half Acre

S Stanley               14 Office Boy Railway Co Half Acre

S Joseph                 11                     Half Acre

S Charlie                   7                        

D Edith                      4                         

D Dorothy                10 months           

Married 22 years, 9 children, 7 living, 2 died.

 

George REDFORD

Soldiers died: No. 10444 Pte Manchester Regiment 18th Bn. Born and lived in Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Died of wounds 9th July 1916 France and Flanders.. CWGC: Died aged 22, Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt. Son of George and Edith of 58 Lily Hill Street, Whitefield.



18Bn. C Co. Plat. 10 Manchester Regiment (no index as to which man is which) G. Redford 10444


Wililam ROCK

Soldiers died: No. 16629 Pte Manchester Regiment 2nd Bn. Born Cheetham, lived Bury, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 18th November 1916 France and Flanders. CWGC: Munich Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel.

 

Thomas RODGERSON

Soldiers died: No 37856 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 2/6th Bn. Born Cark-in-Cartmel, Lancaster, emlisted Salford. Killed in Action 9th October 1917 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 41. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Joseph and Agnes of Cark-in-Cartmel; husband of Elizabeth of Spring Water Cottage, Whitefield, Manchester.

 

James ROTHWELL

Soldiers Died: No. 13038 Pte South Lancashire Regiment 6th Bn. Born Radcliffe, lived Whitefield, enlisted Wigan. Killed in Action 10th August 1915 Gallipoli. CWGC: Helles Memorial.

 

James Robert ROTHWELL

Soldiers died: No. 204303 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 2/7th Bn. Born and lived in Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 21st March 1918 France and Flanders. CWGC: Pozieres Memorial.

1911 census: 1 Lord St, Whitefield (4 rooms, Walter Rothwell)

H Walter Rothwell M 34 Fire Beater Bleachworks Radcliffe

W Sarah Jane      M 36 Calico Weaver Whitefield

S James                   13 Cleaner Weaving Department Whitefield

D Alice                      9                         Whitefield

S Walter                    4                         Whitefield

Brother in law John Norris S 26 Calenderer Bleachworks Whitefield

Married 13 years, 4 children, 3 living, 1 died.

 

John William ROWLINSON possbily

Soldiers died: No. 6754 Cpl Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1st Bn. Born Manchester, enlisted Lancaster. Died 2nd November 1916 France and Flanders. Awarded the DCM.

 

 George Edward RUMENS

Soldiers Died: No 1919 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 1/5th Bn. (T.F). Born Whitefield, enlisted Radcliffe. Died 6th June 1915 Gallipoli, no known grave, Helles Memorial.

 1911 census: 60 Park Lane, Whitefield (6 rooms, Despar John Rumens)

H Despar John Rumens M 45 Labourer Print Works Edinburgh

W Mary                           M 46 House Work Whitefield

D Lily                               S 21 Cotton Winder Cotton mill Whitefield

D Marion                          S 19 Cut Picker Cotton Mill Whitefield

S Fanny                          S 17 Cotton Weaver Cotton Mill Whitefield

S George E                       14 Apprentice Scale Making Whitefield

D Margaret                         12 School Whitefield

S Alexander                         6 School Whitefield

Married 24 years, 9 children, 7 living, 2 died.


Stanley Gordon RYDER


Soldiers died: No. 17577 L/Sergt Grenadier Guards 4th Bn. Born St Thomas, Bury, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 27th September 1915 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 22. Husband of Elizabeth Alice (nee Taylor) of 1 Howard Hill, Hollins, Whitefield, Manchester. Loos Memorial.

1911 census: 128 Lily Hill Street, Whitefield (4 rooms, Harry Lowe Ryder)

H Mrs Ryder W 57                                    Ramsbottom

S Alfred Lowe S 26 Groom Worker Bury

S Harry Lowe Ryder S 20 Loom Overlooker Cotton Industry Bury

S Stanley Gordon Ryder S 17 Cloth Straightening Cloth Straightening works Bury

Married 25 years, 7 children, 8 living, 1 died.


 

Leonard SCOFIELD

Soldiers died: No. 8863 Pte Manchester Regiment 17th Bn. Born and lived in Prestwich, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 10th July 1916 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 22, Thiepval Memorial. Son of Ellis and Alice of "The Firs", Polefield Road, Prestwich.

L. Schofield 8863 1914-1916 17Bn. A Co. Plat. 4 Manchester Regiment (men not identified as to who is who).



 

Albert SCHOLES (brother of Henry below)

Soldiers died: No. 202164 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 2/5th Bn. Born and enlisted in Whitefield. Killed in Action 31st July 1917 France and Flanders. CWGC: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

1911 census: Albert and Henry Scholes

36 Clarendon St, Whitefield (5 rooms, Sarah Scholes)

H Sarah Scholes W 52                                  Whitefield

S Francis Scholes S 32 Beetler Bleachworks Whitefield

Boarder Henry Scholes M 29 Plasterer Whitefield

Boarder Annie Scholes M 28 Weaver Cotton Mill Whitefield

S Fred Scholes S 25 Packer Bleachworks Whitefield

S Walter Scholes S 23 Damper Bleachworks Whitefield

S Albert Scholes S 20 Bleachers Stamp Maker Whitefield

Sarah married 32 years, 7 children, 6 living, 1 died.

Henry married 3 years, 2 children, 0 living, 2 died.

 

Henry SCHOLES (brother of Albert, above)

Soldiers died: No. 34662 Pte East Lancashire ? 8th Bn. Born Whitefield, lived Radcliffe,enlisted Middleton. Killed in Action 16th November 1916 France and Flanders. Formerly 35174 Lancashire Fusiliers. CWGC: Thiepval Memorial.

  

Albert SEDDON

Soldiers died: 21047 Pte Coldstream Guards. Born and enlisted in Radcliffe, lived Manchester. Died of Wounds 11th October 1917 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 28 buried Dozingham Military Cemetery. Sn of Charles and Mary Seddon of 9 River Street, Radcliffe.

1911 census:  9 River Street, Radcliffe. (4 rooms, Mr Albert Seddon)

H Mary Seddon W 56                          Chapelfield, Lancashire

D Nancy Allen S 35 Cotton Weaver Chapelfield

D Mary Elizabeth Seddon S 30             worker at home Radcliffe

D Emma Seddon S 27 Cotton Weaver Radcliffe

S Albert Seddon S 21 Calendarman Bleaching Radcliffe

S John Thomas Seddon S 18 Plaiter Bleaching Radcliffe

D Ethel Seddon S 14 Cotton Weaver Shirtings Radcliffe

Married 32 years, 11 children, 6 living, 5 died.

Horace SEDDON

CWGC: 2/Lieut Lancashire Fusiliers 5th Bn TF (attached to 2/4th Bn.) Died 25th august 1918, buried Gomiecourt South Cemetery. Son of Mrs ME Seddon of "Brooklyn", Woodland Avenue, Dales Lane, Whitefield.

Soldiers Died: Killed in Action.

National Probate Index: 1918 Horace Seddon of Brooklyn, Dales Lane, Whitefield, Manchester second lieutenant 5th Lancashire Fusiliers attached 4th  Bn York and Lancaster Regiment (T.F.) Died on or since 25th August 1918 in France. Probate Manchester 2 November to James Frederick Seddon cotton mill manager. Effects £736 13s. 5d.

1911 census: Brooklyn, Dales Lane, Whitefield

H Margaret Ellen Seddon W 55                   Church, Lancashire

S James Frederick Seddon S 31 Towel Manufacturer Employer Tottington

S William Seddon S 24            

S Horace Seddon S 20 Clerk Radcliffe

Married 32 years, 3 children, 3 living.

 

Clarence SMETHURST

Soliders Died: NO. 58138 Pte York and Lancaster Regiment 2/4th Bn. Born Unsworth, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 12th September 1918 France and Flanders. Formerly 94696 Manchester Regiment. CWGC: Died aged 18, son of Frank Smethurst of 9 Cross Street, Whitefield. Buried Ruyaulcourt Military Cemetery.

1911 census:  9 Cross Street, Whitefield (4 rooms, Frank Smethurst)

H Frank Smethurst M 35 Cloth Stamper Bleachworks Whitefield

W Betsy                  M 35                       Unsworth

S Arnold                      12                       Unsworth

S Clarence                   11                       Unsworth

D Elsie                          9                       Unsworth

S Wilfred                       5                     Whitefield

D Betsy                         1                     Whitefield

S Frank                         1                     Whitefield

Married 13 years, 6 children, 6 living, 0 died.


John SMITH

Soldiers Died: No. 13034 L/Cpl Lancashire Fusiliers 10th Bn. Born Whitefield, emlisted Bury, lived Radcliffe. Died of Wounds 1st August 1916 France and Flanders.

CWGC: Died aged 42. Husband of Emma Smith of 3 Riding Street, Radcliffe. Buried La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie (very likely from No. 21 Casualty Clearing Station, Somme).

 1911 census: 3 Riding St, Radcliffe (4 rooms, John Smith)

H John Smith M 34 Coal Hewer Miner Radcliffe

W Elizabeth Smith M 39 None Bury

D Sarah Ellen Smith S 15 Paper Bag Manufacturer Paper Mill Radcliffe

Married 16 years, 2 children, 1 child living, 1 died.

William SOUTHERN

Soldiers Died: No. 31983 Pte Linclonshire Regiment 4th Bn. Born and resident in Whitefield enlisted Woolwich. Killed In Action 29th April 1918 France and Flanders. Fromerly 261430 ASC. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Ext (Nord).

1911 census: 77 Park View, Park Lane, Whitefield (4 rooms, Robert Southern)

H Robert Southern M 52 Cotton Cloth Dyer Bleaching and Dying Ripley, Derbyshire

W Sarah Southern M 49                                               Middleton by Wirksworth

S Robert Southern S 26 Grocer Shop Assistant Grocery Prestwich

D Ruth                   S 22 Cotton Bobbin Winder Prestwich

D Hannah              S 18 Cotton Tape Weaver Whitefield

S William                    12                                  Whitefield

Married 29 years, 7 children, 6 living, 1 died.

 

Walter SOWDEN

Soldiers Died: 240286 Sergt Royal Scots Fusiliers 1/5th Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Mulkirk Ayrshire. Lived Glenbuck Ayrshire. Killed in Action 26th August 1918 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 33, Vis-en-artois Memorial. Son of John and Rebecca Sowden; husband of Helen (nee Jackson) of Nass's Buildings, Glenbuck, Lanarkshire.

 

Douglas STEWART

Soldiers Died: No. 281925 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 2/7th Bn. Born and lived Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 14th November 1917 France and Flanders. CWGC: Tyne Cot Cemetery.

1911 census: Park Cottage, Whitefield (9 rooms, Peter Stewart)

H Peter Stewart M 52 Estate Bailiff Employer Dunkirk, Perthshire

W Annie            M 44 House work Outwood

D Edith              S 23 At home Whitefield

S Athol              S 22 Groom Whitefield

D Hilda              S 21 at home Whitefield

D Annie             S 18 at home Whitefield

S Norman          S 17 at home Whitefield

D Norah              S 15 at home Whitefield

S Douglas              14 at School Whitefield

S Ernest                  12 at School Whitefield

S Albert                   10 at School Whitefield

D Misshila              7 at School Whitefield

D Dorothy              5 at home Whitefield

D Christine             3 at home Whitefield

Married 23 years, 12 children, 12 living.

 

Edward STOCK

Soldiers Died: No. 20973 Pte Kings (Shropshire Light Infantry) 1st Bn. Born Preston, Lived Radcliffe, enlisted Bury. Died of Wounds 4th April 1917 France and Flanders. Formerly 21849 Dragoon Guards. CWGC: Died aged 20 was in "A" Coy. Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of John and Willie Susanna of 61 Stand Lane, Radcliffe.

 

G Alan STUDHOLME

CWGC: George Studholme Pte 22238 3rd Grenadier Guards. Died 4th July 1916 age 20 buried Essex Farm Cemetery. Son of George Harold and Clara Studholme of 413 Holcombe Road, Greenmount, Bury.

 Medal Roll Index: 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Entered France 9th December 1915. Killed in action.

 SDGW: Born Bury, enlisted Chorley. Guardsman 3rd G. Gds. Killed in action 4/7/1916.

1911 census: 413 Holcombe Road, Greenmount, nr Bury (8 rooms, George Harold Studholme)

H George Harold Studholme M 46 Clerk and Salesman Corn Miller Employee Bury

W Clara                                 M 46                            Bury

S George                              S 15 School Bury

D Mary                                      13 School Bury

S Alan                                     11 School Helmshore

S Paul                                      8 School Helmshore

S Harold                                   6 School Helmshore

Married 16 years, 5 children, 5 living.


 

Henry E TAPSON

Soldiers died: Henry Edward No. 46323 Sergt. Manchine Gun Corps (infantry Bn). Born and lived Rhodes, enlisted Rochdale. Killed in Action 30th September 1918 France and Flanders. Formerly 9844 Lancashire Fusiliers. CWGC: Died aged 33, Anneux British Cemetery. Husband of Grace Annie Tapson of 14 Green Lane, Whitefield.

 

Arthur Martin TAYLOR

SDGW: Arthur Martin Taylor 2/LT (TP) 2nd Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1/8/17.

Medal roll: 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Application for medals 1921 from Rev. Martin C. Taylor (father) of 22 Woodbourne Square, Douglas, Isle of Man. Entered France 14th November 1915.

CWGC: Died age 23, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Martin C and Sarah H. Taylor of 9 Westminster Terrace, Douglas, Isle of Man. 

1911 census: Dairy Bank, Egerton Row, Whitefield (6 rooms, Martin C. Taylor)

H Martin Church Taylor M 47 Congregational Minsiter Hackney, London

W Sarah Hester Taylor M 48                  Castle Hedingham, Essex

S Arthur Martin Taylor S 16                      Ringwood, Hampshire

D Marion Dyson Taylor S 15                        

D Eileen Alice Taylor  13 School                  

D Hilda Mary Taylor 9 School                       

Married 18 years, 4 children, 4 living.

 

Charles TAYLOR

Soldiers died: No. 40725 Pte South Wales Borderers 6th Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Died of Wounds 11th April 1918 France and Flanders. Formerly 59272 Royal Welsh Fusiliers. CWGC: Died aged 20, Wimereux Communal Cemetery. Son of Walter and Eliza of Whitefield, Manchester.

 

James TAYLOR

113180 Pte Labour Corps, formerly 22091 Manchester Regiment. Born and lived Besses O'th Barn, enlisted Manchester. Died of Wounds 17/6/17 France and Flanders.


23Bn. C Co. Plat. 9 Manchester Regiment - James not identified in any index, however is listed as one of the men in this photo as J.Taylor 22091



 

John TAYLOR

Soldiers died: No. 26634 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 20th Bn. Born and enlisted Whitefield, lived Prestwich. Killed in Action 24th Jult 1916 France and Flanders. CWGC: Thiepval Memorial.

 

John TAYLOR

CWGC: J. TAYLOR Rifleman 50816 The Kings (Liverpool Regiment). Died 21st October 1918 age 20. Buried Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Belgium. Son of James Rothwell Taylor and Mary Taylor of 12 Clarendon Street, Whitefield. Medal roll index confirms his name is John. 

 

Wilfred TAYLOR


Soldiers died: No. 202170 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 15th Bn. Born Besses, lived Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Died of Wounds 5th August 1917 France and Flanders.

 

John Alfred TOMLINSON

Soldiers died: No. 28861 Pte Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Born and lived in Prestwich, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 17th October 1918 France and Flanders. Formerly 4094 Middlesex Regiment. CWGC: Died aged 23 Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau. Son of John Richard and Anastasia Tomlinson of 6 Half Acre, Prestwich, Lancashire.

1911 census: 10 Half Acre, Prestwich (4 rooms, John Richard Tomlinson)

H John Richard Tomlinson M 38 Boiler Fireman Dye Works, Pendelton

W Anastasia                       M 40                                  Kilkenny, Ireland

S John Alfred                      S 16 Cotton Cloth Plaiter Dye Works Whitefield

S William Henry                      13 School Whitefield

S Thomas                               11 School Whitefield

S Charles                               10 School Whitefield

S Joseph                                 4              Whitefield

Married 17 years, 5 children, 5 living.


James Willie TONKS

Soldiers died: No. 24589 Sergt Royal Field Artillery "C" Bty 107th Bde. Born Eccles, enlisted Bury. Killed in Action 2nd June 1917 France and Flanders. CWGC: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground.

 

George WALKER

Soldiers died: No. G/24049 Cpl Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 2nd Bn. Born and enlisted Manchester, lived Unsworth. Killed in Action 29th October 1918 Italy. Formerly, 2439 Royal Sussex Regiment. CWGC: Son of Richard and Mary Ellen of 25 Hillock Lane, Unsworth South. Buried Tezze British Cemetery. NB Possibly also on Unsworth Pole War Memorial ?

1911 census: 1911 28 Hillock Lane, Unsworth, 6 Rooms, Richard Walker

Head Richard Walker M 62 Bricklayer Contractors Worker Unsworth

Wife Mary Ellen      59                                     Unsworth - married 38 years, 5 children, one living, 4 died

Son George Walker U 20 Clerk Stock Share Broker Worker Unsworth.


Harry WALKER

Soldiers died: No. 36114 Pte Leicestershire Regiment 7th Bn. Born and lived in Whitefield, enlisted Bury. Killed in Actiopn 24th December 1917 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 20, Villers-faucon Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Ann of 5 Wilton Street, Whitefield.

 

John Edwin WALSH

Soldiers died: No. 86912 Kings Liverpool Regiment 13th Bn. Born Hyde, Cheshire, lived in Whitefield and enlisted in Bury. Died of Wounds 10th April 1918 France and Flanders. Formerly 190623 Royal Field Artillery. CWGC: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez.

1911 census:  41 Higher Lane, Besses, Whitefield (4 rooms, Alice Ann Walsh)

H Alice Ann Walsh W 51 Charing Whitefield

D Margaret                  9 School Whitefield

S John                       12 School Hyde, Cheshire

Bro Nelson Booth S 29 General Labourer Whitefield

Boarder Joseph Whitworth S 63 General Labourer

Married 8 years, 2 children, 2 living.


Bertie WARBURTON 

My 4th Cousin, 1st cousin of Roland Warburton who is remembered on Unsworth Cenotaph.

Soldiers died: No. 2843 Pte Kings (Liverpool Regiment) 7th Bn. Born Whitefield, enlisted Southport, lived at Besses O'th Barn, Whitefield. Killed in Action 16th May 1915 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 21, Le Touret Memorial. Son of the late Henry and Eliza Warburton of 10 London Street, Besses O'th Barn, Whitefield.

1911 census: 56 Bury Old Road, Besses, Whitefield (4 rooms, Harry Warburton)

H Harry Warburton M 46 Blacksmith Wheelwright, worker Unsworth

W Mary Elizabeth   M 42                             Salford

S Bertie                   S 18 Accountants Clerk Besses

D Hester                   S 17 Tape Warper Besses

S Arthur                    1 ½                         Besses

Married 3 years, 1 child, 1 living.

 

Ernest WARNES

Soldiers died: No. 18752 Pte Manchester Regiment 21st bn. Born Heywood, enlisted Manchester. Died of Wounds 17th April 1916 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 20, Bonfay Fram Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-somme. Son of Elijah and Emily Ann Warnes of 50 Half Acre, Prestwich.

1911 census:  50 Half Acre, Prestwich (4 rooms, Elijah Warnes)

H Elijah Warnes M 34 Carpenter Public Contractor Worker Upwell, Norfolk

W Emily Ann      M 33                                   Norden, Lancs

S Ernest             S 15 Office Boy Railway Co. Heywood

D Mary Alice         13 Shirt Weaver Cotton Clourne, Derbyshire

S William               11 School Marple, Cheshire

D Annie                 10 School Marple, Cheshire

Married 15 years, 6 children, 4 living, 2 died.



21Bn. D Co. Plat. 14 Manchester Regiment Platoon Photo - no index to identify which man is Ernest Warnes, however he is recorded as being present via his regimental number and name E. Warnes




Wilfred WHATMOUGH

Soldiers died: No. 275793 Pte Manchester Regiment 1/7th Bn. Lived Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Died 5th April 1918 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 25, Bien Villers Military Cemetery, France. Son of Willis and Sarah Ellen Watmough of Ivy Bank, Bury New Road, Whitefield. Native of Radcliffe, Lancashire.

 

Harry WILES

Soldiers died: No. 63236 Gunner Royal Field Artillery. Born Bury, lived Prestwich, enlisted Manchester. Killed In Action 31st December 1916 France and Flanders. CWGC: 117th Heavy Bty. Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu.

1911 census: 35 Fountain St, Whitefield (4 rooms, Harry Wiles)

H Harry Wiles M 30 Stiffner Bleach works Prestwich

W Helena        M 29                       Salford

Married 5 years, no children.

 

James WOOD

Cannot discern in SDGW or CWGC, one in Whitefield 1901 Nephew of Colin and Mary Walker of 18 Ducie Street. Mother Elizabeth, brother Colin Wood - possibly twins as both age 8.

Two James Wood's in Whitefield in the 1911 census, one born 1893 Bury and one 1883 Salford. No military information connecting a James Wood to Whitefield. 

One possible:

SDGW: James Wood, born Salford, enlisted Bury. Pte G/6399 4th Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 13th October 1915.

CWGC: Buried New Irish Farm Cemetery.

Medal roll index card: 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Entered France 7th April 1915.


1911 census: 117 Moss Lane, Whitefield (4 rooms, James Wood)

H James Wood M 28 Beetler in Bleachworks Salford

W Maggie       M   30 Cotton Weaver Cotton Mill Bury

S Horace               4

Married 5 years, 1 child


 

Arthur WORRALL


Soldiers died: No. 8993 Cpl Manchester Regiment 17th Bn. Born and lived in Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Killed in Action 1st July 1916 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 25, Thiepval Memorial. Son of John and Alice of 16 Falkland Road, Southport, Lancashire. Medal roll index: Private promoted to Corporal, 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Entered France 9th November 1915.

A.Worrall - inscription on Thiepval Memorial. Photo courtesy of John Hartley 2011.


1911 census:  Hamilton Road, Whitefield

H John Worrall M 51 General Yarn Merchant Employer Whitefield

W Alice             M 54                                Whitefield

S Albert            S 26 Assistant manager yarn dye works Whitefield

D Laura            S 24                                Whitefield

S Arthur            S20 Clerk for yarn merchant Whitefield

D Elsie              S 17                              Whitefield

Married 25 years, 5 children, 5 living.

National Probate Index: Arthur Worrall of Oakwood, Hamilton Road, Whitefield Lancashire a corporal in the 17th Bn Manchester Regiment died on or since 1st July 1916 in France while on actual military service Probate Manchester 22nd May to John Fitton manager of a jam works and Alice Worrall (wife of John Worrall). Effects £669 17s. 3d.

John Philip WORRALL

Born April - June 1887 Bury District

CWGC: No. 290968 Pte Welsh Regiment "D" Coy 18th Bn. Died 24th November 1917 aged 31, Cambrai Memorial. Son of the late Philip Worrall of Hollins Mount, Whitefield and Hannah.


1911 census: Huntroyd, Whitefield (10 rooms, Hannah Worrall)

H Hannah Worrall W 60 Private Means Unsworth

S William               S 34 Manager of Bleach and Dye works Pilsworth

D Edith Helen        S 32                          Pilsworth

D Elizabeth             S 30                        Unsworth

D Florence             S 29 Head Teacher County Council Unsworth

D Constance Margaret S 26 Teacher Elementary Unsworth

S John Philip Worrall S 24 Foreman Dyer Cloth Bleaching and Dying Unsworth

D Ethel                      S 22 Clerk Cotton Bleaching Works Unsworth

D Mary                     S 17 Student Part Time Unsworth

National Probate Index: 1919 John Philip Worrall of Huntroyd, Whitefield near Manchester private 18th Bn 1/7th Welsh Regiment died on or since 24th November 1917 in France Probate London 7th August to William Worrall bleacher. Effects: £2066 9S. 3d.


Arthur S WRIGHT

Soldiers died: Arthur Stennitt Wright No. 58028 Pte Royal Welsh Fusiliers 13th Bn. Born Grantham Lincolnshire, enlisted Bury, lived Radcliffe. Died of Wounds 4th September 1918 France and Flanders. CWGC: Died aged 19, Varennes Military Cemetery. Son of John and Sarah of Chapelfield, Radcliffe.

1911 census:  95 Park Lane, Whitefield (4 rooms, John Wright)

H John Wright M 39 Steam Waggon Driver Bleach works Grantham, Lincs

W Sarah          M 38                      Allington, Lincs

S Arthur              11                        Grantham, Lincs

D Nellie                 9                           

S John Robert        8                         

D Francis Sarah      6                        

D Emily                   4                         

S Edward Vincent     2                Whitefield

D Jessie                  4 months     Whitefield

Married 14 years, 8 children, 8 living.


William WRIGHT

Soldiers died: No.1126 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 1/5th Bn. Killed in Action 4th June 1915 Gallipoli. Born Radcliffe, enlisted Bury. CWGC: Died aged 27, Helles Memorial. Son of Eden and the late William Wright; husband of Mary L. (nee Morgan) of 57 Brook Street, Bury.

Medal Roll Index: 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Killed in Action 4/6/15. Theatres of war (3), entered 25th September 1914.



 

Edmund Turner YOUNG


Soldiers Died: Edmund Taylor Young Lieut. Manchester Regiment 6th Bn. Died 10th June 1915, Helles Memorial. Killed in Action.

National Probate Index: 1916 Edmund Turner Young of Stand Hall Whitefield Lancashire a lieutenant in the 6th Bn Manchester Regiment territorial force died 5th June 1915 at Gallipoli Probate Manchester 22nd March to Margaret Anne Young widow and John Ledlie Marriot solicitor. Effects £14985 7s. 6d.

 

Malcolm Henry YOUNG



Soldiers died: Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers 5th Bn (T.F). Killed in Action 29th June 1916. CWGC: Fillieuvres British Cemetery.

National Probate Index: 1917 Malcolm Henry Young of Stand Hall Whitefield Lancashire a lieutenant in the 5th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers Territorial Force fied 29th June 1916 at a place unknown in German hands Probate Manchester 21 July to Margaret Ann Young Widow. Effects £13346 10s.

Brass Plaque inside Stand All Saints Church:  TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF EDMUND TURNER YOUNG, LIEUTENANT 6TH MANCHESTER REGMT (TF) WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN GALLIPOLI ON JUNE 4TH 1915 AGED 30. AND OF MALCOLM HENRY YOUNG, LIEUTENANT 2/5TH LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS (TF) WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECIEVDE IN ACTION AT ARRAS, FRANCE, ON JUNE 28TH 1916 AGED 22, SONS OF T. PILKINGTON YOUNG AND M. A. YOUNG OF STAND HALL IN THIS PARISH. "FOR THEIR MEMORIES WE THANK THEE O GOD".



Clarence William YAPP





Soldiers died: 2/Lt Lancashire Fusiliers 5th Bn (T.F) Killed in Action 7th August 1915 (says William Clarence). CWGC: Died aged 22, Helles Memorial. Son of the late George William and Mary Elizabeth YAPP. Medal Roll INdex: 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Killed in Action 7/8/15 Gallipoli. (Brother J.A. Yapp Esq. Lane Side, Park Road, Stretford, Manchester.

National Probate Index: 1917 William Clarence Yapp of Mansion House Whitefield near Manchester second-lieutenant 5th Lancashire Fusiliers died 7th August 1915 at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles Administration London 31st January to George William Yapp dyer. Effects £113 13s.

 

Arthur Henry YATES

Soldiers died: B/203314 Rifleman, Rifle Brigade 13th Bn. Born Prestwich, lived and enlisted in Manchester. Killed in Action France and Flanders 14th November 1916. Formerly, 18463 KRRC. CWGC: Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel.

 

John YATES


Soldiers died: No. 36115 Pte Lancashire Fusiliers 1st Bn. Born Blackburn, enlisted Bury, lived Whitefield. Died of Wounds 26th April 1917. CWGC: Died aged 40, Puisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France. Husband of A. Yates of 9 Charles Street, Whitefield. Medal Roll: British War and Victory Medals.

Co-researched by Rod Gibson and Laura Vizard.

 

In the newspapers: 

George Fielder and the Military Bungle

Albert Chadwick Conscientious Objector:

Harry Collins wounded:

Alfred Dickinson wounded:

William Jopson POW:

Arthur Heywood missing:

J. Jackson wounded:

William Stern POW:

Thomas Gordon Coates Hospital:

Arthur Thornley POW:






 


 
 
 
 
 
WORLD WAR 2
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

AGNEW, KENNETH LEE Initials: K L Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flying Officer (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 550 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 14/01/1944 Service No: 136364 Additional information: Son of James Nuttall Agnew and Doris Agnew, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 16. G. 7. Cemetery:

HANOVER WAR CEMETERY

 

ALLEN, HAROLD Initials: H Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps Age: 33 Date of Death: 30/03/1944 Service No: 13076626 Additional information: Son of Harry and Anne Allen; husband of Dorothy Constance Allen, of Whitefield. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Chyd. Extn. Grave 7. Cemetery:

STAND (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD
 

 

ALLEN, JOHN RAGDALE Initials: J R Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sub-Lieutenant (A) Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: H.M.S. Ark Royal. Age: 20 Date of Death: 07/08/1941 Additional information: Son of James Hoyle Allen and Beatrice Sarah Allen, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 2, Panel 7. Memorial:

LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL

 

ATKINSON, THOMAS RALSTON Initials: T R Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flying Officer (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 640 Sqdn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 21/02/1944 Service No: 132865 Additional information: Son of Edgar and Mary Blanche Atkinson, of Weston, Devon. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 11. D. 9. Cemetery:

DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY

 

BARLOW, EDWARD STANLEY Initials: E S Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 431 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn. Age: 20 Date of Death: 05/01/1944 Service No: 1450108 Additional information: Son of James and Florence Barlow, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. C. Row H. Grave 18. Cemetery:

HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY

 

BARLOW, WILLIAM THOMAS Initials: W T Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flight Sergeant (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 108 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 12/08/1944 Service No: 1060892 Additional information: Son of James and Florence Barlow; husband of Vera Barlow, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: N. 164. Cemetery:

ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

 

BEAUMONT, FRANCIS THOMAS Initials: F T Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 20 Date of Death: 20/02/1944 Service No: 1456095 Additional information: Son of Thomas and Christina Beaumont of Whitefield, Gtr. Manchester. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 1. Row A. Grave 11. Cemetery:

GWERU CEMETERY

 

BEAUMONT, LEO PATRICK COX still searching.

 

BERRY, ALAN Initials: A Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Warrant Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Unit Text: 78 Sqdn. Age: 24 Date of Death: 12/11/1943 Service No: 658784 Additional information: Son of John and Jane Berry, of Whitefield, Lancashire; husband of Rita Elizabeth Berry, of Whitefield. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Joint grave VII. A. 8-9. Cemetery:

ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY

 

BINNS, FRED Initials: F Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Unit Text: 13th (2/4th Bn. The South Lancashire Regt.) Bn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 23/08/1944 Service No: 11263620 Additional information: Foster-son of Florence Butler, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: VIA. B. 8. Cemetery:

RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY

 

BOOTH, ARNOLD still searching
 
One possible CWGC:
Name: BOOTH, ARNOLD
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 12 Sqdn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 31/08/1943
Service No: 124861
Awards: D F C
Additional information: Son of Arthur and Ivy R. Booth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. E. 16.
Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY

 

BOWKER, WILLIAM HENRY Initials: W H Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Trooper Regiment/Service: Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Unit Text: 50th Age: 28 Date of Death: 12/08/1942 Service No: 3535751 Additional information: Son of William Henry and Gertrude Mahalo Bowker; husband of Phyllis May Bowker, of Whitefield. Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 28. Cemetery:

EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

 

BRIGGS Geoffrey 

Name: BRIGGS, GEOFFREY
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 18/06/1944
Service No: 14551231
Additional information: Son of James Briggs, and of Annie Briggs, of Whitefield, Lancashire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XV. D. 13.
Cemetery: BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY

 

BROOKS, RONALD still searching.
 
One possible CWGC:
Name: BROOKS, RONALD
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Signalman
Regiment/Service: Royal Corps of Signals
Unit Text: 77 H.A.A. Regt., R.A. Sig. Sec.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 29/11/1943
Service No: 2359179
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 43.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

 

BROWN, GEOFFREY WILLIAM Initials: G W Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Pilot Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Age: 33 Date of Death: 11/08/1944 Service No: 54680 Additional information: Son of William Newall Brown and Laura Jessie Brown; husband of Dorothy Elizabeth Brown, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 6. N. 5. Cemetery:

HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY

 

BROWN, JOHN MORTON Initials: J M Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment Age: 22 Date of Death: 27/01/1941 Service No: 3532430 Additional information: Son of George and Edith Brown, of Kirkhams, Prestwich. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Lower Ground. Grave 253. Cemetery:

STAND (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD

 

BROWNING, HENRY JAMES Initials: H J Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Corporal Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Age: 22 Date of Death: 01/10/1941 Service No: 543069 Additional information: Foster-son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Browning, of Whitefield. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: West End. Grave 1/36. Cemetery:

STAND (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD

 

BUCHANAN, BERNARD  

CWGC: Petty Officer D/JX 135652 Royal Navy, HMS Penylan. Died 3rd December 1942 age 29. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of John and Helen Buchanan; husband of Fay Buchanan of Whitefield.

 

BURDAKY, NORMAN Initials: N Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Trooper Regiment/Service: Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Unit Text: 48th Age: 31 Date of Death: 03/09/1944 Service No: 3862486 Additional information: Son of James and Elizabeth Ann Burdaky, of Whitefield, Lancashire; husband of Winifred Burdaky. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 12. Cemetery:

MONTECCHIO WAR CEMETERY

 

BYRNE, JOHN RILEY Initials: J R Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Pilot Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 550 Sqdn. Age: 20 Date of Death: 13/02/1945 Service No: 188508 Additional information: Son of Joseph William and Winifred Helena Byrne, of Bispham, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 268. Memorial:

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

 

CAPES, EDWARD ALBERT Initials: E A Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Lance Corporal Regiment/Service: Royal Marines Unit Text: No. 40 R.M. Commando. Age: 24 Date of Death: 22/12/1944 Service No: CH/X 103413 Additional information: Son of Edward Charles and Elizabeth Capes, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. C. 36. Cemetery:

BARI WAR CEMETERY

 

CARTLEDGE, JACK Initials: J Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sapper Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers Unit Text: 626 Sqn. Age: 24 Date of Death: 27/04/1945 Service No: 2076326 Additional information: Son of John and Lizzie Cartledge, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: V, A, 6. Cemetery:

BOLOGNA WAR CEMETERY

 

CHAPMAN, FRANK LOUIS Initials: F L Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flight Sergeant (W.Op.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 7 Sqdn. Age: 33 Date of Death: 22/11/1943 Service No: 1023437 Additional information: Husband of Violet Gladys Chapman, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 10. D. 13-17. Cemetery:

HANOVER WAR CEMETERY

 

CLOUGH, FRED still searching

 

COOPER, HERBERT still searching

 

COPE, THOMAS Initials: T Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Lance Bombardier Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 111 Field Regt. Age: 26 Date of Death: 27/08/1944 Service No: 951802 Additional information: Son of Robert and Agnes Emma Cope, of Whitefield, Lancashire; husband of Hilda Cope, of Whitefield. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 10. A. 3. Cemetery:

BELGRADE WAR CEMETERY

 

DIBBS, JAMES WILLIAM HENRI Initials: J W H Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Pilot Officer (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 603 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 07/08/1944 Service No: 186427 Additional information: Son of Leonard Stanley and Suzanne Emelie Dibbs, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 9. C. 14. Cemetery:

KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA

 

EVANS, WILLIAM HENRY 

From Elaine Foy regarding William Henry Evans " My grandfather's brother William Henry Evans died WW11. 

William was lost at sea in WW11 off the coast of north Africa on the SS Carlier when it sank in 11/11/1943 he is on Plymouth War Memorial as W. Evans HMS President 11 which was the land base in Plymouth William was in the Merchant Navy.  Their Parents were William and Lizzie Evans both buried at Stand along with around 10 other relatives.  My grandfather was Horace Evans.  In 1911 they lived at 3 Holland Street Whitefield William wasn't born till later as he was the youngest, but there were already 7 children."

 

FERN, DENNIS Initials: D Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Stoker 1st Class Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. Cromer Age: 22 Date of Death: 09/11/1942 Service No: D/KX 121418 Additional information: Son of James and Margaret Fern, of Prestwich, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 70, Column 1. Memorial:

PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

 

FIELDER, JACK HARDWICK Initials: J H Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Able Seaman Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. Hood Date of Death: 24/05/1941 Service No: P/JX 146268 Additional information: Son of George and Mary Fielder, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 48, Column 1. Memorial:

PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

 

FROGGATT, TOM Initials: T Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Leading Aircraftman (Air Bomber U/T) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Age: 31 Date of Death: 31/05/1941 Service No: 1108457 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3. Cemetery:

STOCKPORT CREMATORIUM

 

GILBERT, DONALD ARTHUR Initials: D A Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Lance Corporal Regiment/Service: Royal Corps of Signals Age: 25 Date of Death: 21/10/1942 Service No: 2325023 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Brit. Sec. K. A. 15. Cemetery:

YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY

 

 

GLENN, ARTHUR JOHN Initials: A J Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Border Regiment Unit Text: 9th Bn. Age: 20 Date of Death: between 07/06/1944 and 08/06/1944 Service No: 14213943 Additional information: Son of Arthur and Muriel Glenn, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 13. Memorial:

RANGOON MEMORIAL

 

HAMPSON, WILFRED Initials: W Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 16/02/1942 Service No: 1038004 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Lower Ground. Grave 947. Cemetery:

STAND (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD

 

HANCOCK, HARRY Initials: H Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 09/10/1941 Service No: 1057059 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: West End. Grave 2/14. Cemetery:

STAND (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD

 

HASLAM, RAYMOND Initials: R Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Leading Aircraftman Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 21 Date of Death: 27/01/1942 Service No: 1497498 Additional information: Son of Edward and Mary Haslam, of Whitefield, Lancashire, England. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 5. Row 17. Lot 5. Cemetery:

PONCA CITY (INDEPENDENT ORDER OF FORESTERS) CEMETERY

 

HILL, JOHN Initials: J Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Signalman Regiment/Service: Royal Corps of Signals Unit Text: 6 H.A.A. Regt., R.A. Sig. Sec. Age: 33 Date of Death: 27/05/1945 Service No: 2351736 Additional information: Son of David William and Mary Prosser Hill; husband of Alice Hill, of Radcliffe, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 44. Memorial:

SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

 

HINDLEY, GEORGE still searching

 

 

HOLLAND, WALTER Initials: W Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps Age: 34 Date of Death: 24/01/1944 Service No: 7389991 Additional information: Son of George and Diana Holland; husband of Beatrice Holland, of Bury, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 12. Memorial:

CASSINO MEMORIAL

 

HOPWOOD, JAMES Initials: J Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 179 Sqdn. Age: 32 Date of Death: 26/06/1943 Service No: 1549818 Additional information: Son of William and Mary Hopwood, of Salford; husband of Lilian Hopwood, of Whitefield. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 21 Grave 705. Cemetery:

SALFORD (AGECROFT) CEMETERY

 

HUGILL, ARTHUR 

Possible birth 1919 Prestwich, mothers maiden name Whitehead.
Army Roll of Honour Born and lived in Lancashire
Matches age in this CWGC entry:
 
Name: HUGILL, ARTHUR
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: South Wales Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 08/07/1944
Service No: 3909931
Additional information: Son of Fred and Mabel Hugill; husband of Doris Hugill, of Ambleside, Westmorland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 14, Column 2.
Memorial: BAYEUX MEMORIAL

HUNT, HERBERT still searching

 

 

JASPER, EDWARD STEWART Initials: E S Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Leading Seaman Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Patrol Service Unit Text: H.M.L.S.T. 414. Age: 39 Date of Death: 15/08/1943 Service No: LT/JX 279359 Additional information: Son of Edmund and Francis Jasper; husband of Eileen Jasper, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11, Column 2. Memorial:

LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL

 

JOHNSON, TOM Initials: T Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Fusilier Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers Unit Text: 2nd Bn. Age: 33 Date of Death: between 22/05/1940 and 31/05/1940 Service No: 3441288 Additional information: Son of Arthur and Bertha Johnson, of Prestwich, Lancashire; husband of Edith Johnson, of Prestwich. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 5. Cemetery:

WAARMAARDE CHURCHYARD

 

KAY, FRANK still searching

 

 

KAY, JAMES ERIC Initials: J E Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 23 Date of Death: 14/07/1944 Service No: 1546932 Additional information: Son of Handel and Daisy Kay; husband of Doreen Isabelle Kay, of Prestwich, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. E. 20. Cemetery:

FAYID WAR CEMETERY

 

LAIDLOW, THOMAS still searching

 

 

LEWIS, ALBERT RAYMOND Initials: A R Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 202 Sqdn. Age: 19 Date of Death: 20/12/1944 Service No: 2204497 Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Lewis, of Whitefield. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Chyd. Extn. Grave 11. Cemetery:

STAND (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD
 
 
 
 

LUNN, ALBERT Initials: A Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Gunner Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Secondary Regiment: East African Artillery Secondary Unit Text: attd. 301 Field Regt. Age: 25 Date of Death: 12/02/1944 Service No: 959192 Additional information: Husband of Marjorie Joan Lunn, of Higher Broughton, Salford, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 5. Memorial:

EAST AFRICA MEMORIAL

 

MALLINSON, LESLIE HARRY Initials: L H Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 144 Sqn. Age: 20 Date of Death: 04/09/1942 Service No: 1476073 Additional information: Son of Fred and Esther Mallinson, of Whitefield, Manchester. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Row O. Grave 4. Cemetery:

ARCHANGEL ALLIED CEMETERY

 

MANNION, STEPHEN Initials: S Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Stoker 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. Gould Age: 19 Date of Death: 01/03/1944 Service No: D/KX 178879 Additional information: Son of Stephen and May Mannion, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 90, Column 2. Memorial:

PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

 

McCARDLE, DONALD Initials: D Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 462 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn Age: 20 Date of Death: 09/02/1943 Service No: 1425873 Additional information: Son of John McCardle, and of Edna McCardle, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 271. Memorial:

ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

 

MILNE, CHARLES GREIG Initials: C G Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Fusilier Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers Unit Text: 11th Bn. Age: 29 Date of Death: 08/04/1942 Service No: 3458263 Additional information: Son of David and Maggie H. Milne; husband of Marion Milne, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 6. 6. 8. Cemetery:

PEMBROKE MILITARY CEMETERY

 

MOORE, FREDERICK ALEXANDER Initials: F A Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Gunner Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 138 Field Regt. Age: 36 Date of Death: 15/10/1944 Service No: 1105029 Additional information: Son of Robert A. and Alice E. Moore, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: I, L, 13. Cemetery:

SANTERNO VALLEY WAR CEMETERY

 

MORT, WILLIAM Initials: W Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sapper Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers Unit Text: 38 Field Coy. Age: 36 Date of Death: 25/05/1944 Service No: 2183292 Additional information: Son of William and Ellen Mort; husband of Lena Harding Mort, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: XV. B. 11. Cemetery:

BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

 

MOSS, GEORGE Initials: G Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Lance Bombardier Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 453 Bty., 75 Heavy Regt. Age: 29 Date of Death: 19/07/1944 Service No: 1098153 Additional information: Son of Charles Henry and Margaret M. Moss, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: II. L. 4. Cemetery:

FOIANO DELLA CHIANA WAR CEMETERY

 

MURRAY, LOUIS BINGHAM Initials: L B Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Second Lieutenant Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery Unit Text: 120 H.A.A. Regt. Age: 23 Date of Death: 26/02/1942 Service No: 194495 Additional information: Son of George Bingham Murray and Rachel Margaret Murray, of Whitefield. B.A. (Oxon.). Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. S. Grave 11. Cemetery:

STRETFORD CEMETERY

 

PERRINS, JOHN Initials: J Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sapper Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers Secondary Regiment: The King's Regiment (Liverpool) Secondary Unit Text: attd. 10th Bn. Date of Death: 18/08/1940 Service No: 1895467 Additional information: Husband of Beryl Perrins, of Whitefield. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Lower Ground. Grave 1748. Cemetery:

STAND (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD

 

POTTS, SAMUEL Initials: S Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flying Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 45 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 15/01/1945 Service No: 136488 Additional information: Son of H. G. Potts, and of Alice Potts, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 448. Memorial:

SINGAPORE MEMOR

 

REDFERN, GEORGE STANLEY Initials: G S Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Signalman Regiment/Service: Royal Corps of Signals Unit Text: Hong Kong Sig. Coy. Age: 30 Date of Death: between 01/10/1942 and 02/10/1942 Service No: 2353662 Additional information: Son of Robert Henry and Martha Ellen Redfern. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 10. Memorial:

SAI WAN MEMORIAL

 

ROBINSON, JOSEPH Initials: J Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) Unit Text: 1st Bn. Age: 27 Date of Death: 14/08/1943 Service No: 4388138 Additional information: Son of George and Mary Robinson; husband of Dorothy Mary Robinson, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: II. E. 28. Cemetery:

CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY

 

SALISBURY, JOHN GEORGE Initials: J G Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Corporal Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers Unit Text: 8 Bomb Disposal Coy. Age: 27 Date of Death: 21/02/1941 Service No: 1880543 Additional information: Son of John William and Margaret Salisbury; husband of Hilda Salisbury, of Besses o' th' Barn. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 18. Grave 22. Cemetery:

SALFORD (AGECROFT) CEMETERY

 

SHACKLETON, WILLIAM CLIFFORD Initials: W C Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 49 Sqdn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 02/06/1942 Service No: 101560 Additional information: Son of William and Lavinia Gertrude Mary Shackleton, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 8. F. 1-5. Cemetery:

HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY

 

SCHOFIELD, ANTONY FRANCIS Initials: A F Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sapper Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers Unit Text: 4 Field Sqn. Age: 19 Date of Death: 06/09/1944 Service No: 14602737 Additional information: Son of George Francis Schofield and of Mary Ellen Schofield (nee Bolton), of Prestwich, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. E. 8. Cemetery:

LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY

 

SCHOLES, STANLEY HEPBURN Initials: S H Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) Unit Text: 1st Bn. Age: 28 Date of Death: 17/07/1944 Service No: 4200763 Additional information: Son of George and Helen Ramsay Scholes, of Salford, Lancashire; husband of Nora Eveline Scholes, of Salford. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 10. Cemetery:

AREZZO WAR CEMETERY

 

SHEARMAN, BRIAN SWAIN Initials: B S Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (Q.M.S.) Regiment/Service: Royal Corps of Signals Unit Text: 1 Air Formation Sigs. Age: 28 Date of Death: 20/11/1945 Service No: 2584109 Additional information: Son of Richard Edward and Gertrude Mary Shearman, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 8. F. 3. Cemetery:

BASRA WAR CEMETERY

 

STEPHENS, DENNIS GWYLIN Initials: D G Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: 23/03/1944 Service No: 3011102 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Lower Ground. Grave 982. Cemetery:

STAND (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD
 

 



 

STEVENSON, WILLIAM RONALD Initials: W R Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 83 Sqdn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 25/08/1941 Service No: 1111939 Additional information: Son of Sam and Martha Ellen Stevenson, of Whitefield. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Lower Ground. Grave 1506. Cemetery:

STAND (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD

 

TAYLOR, DONALD ARTHUR Initials: D A Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: South Lancashire Regiment Unit Text: 1st Bn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 09/04/1946 Service No: 14834757 Additional information: Son of Arthur Cecil and Laura Taylor, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 6. M. 11. Cemetery:

TEL EL KEBIR WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

 

TAYLOR, WILLIAM  Pte 14502605 Hampshire Regiment (Infantry). Died 29th January 1944 age 28 in Italy, buried at Minturno War Cemetery. Born and lived in Lancashire. Son of William and Edith Taylor; husband of Thelma Constance Taylor of Prestwich.

 

 

TOY, THOMAS CHARLTON Initials: T C Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 117 Sqdn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 05/02/1943 Service No: 1541849 Additional information: Son of Sarah Toy, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 10. B. 7. Cemetery:

TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY

 

WARDLE, FRANK still searching

 

WEDGE, ALBERT JOHN Initials: A J Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps Unit Text: 18 Water Tank Coy. Age: 37 Date of Death: 07/01/1943 Service No: T/10676119 Additional information: Son of John Harrington Wedge and Annie Wedge; husband of Doris Ruth Wedge, of Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 17. Column 3. Memorial:

BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL

 

 

WHIPP, KENNETH PALEY Initials: K P Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Ordinary Signalman Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. Stanley Age: 21 Date of Death: 19/12/1941 Service No: D/JX 233624 Additional information: Son of Robert Paley Whipp and Amy Jane Whipp, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 50, Column 2. Memorial:

PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

 

WHITE, JAMES Fusilier 3451973 2/5th Lancashire Fusiliers. Born and lived Lancashire. Died 19th August 1944 age 25 in Western Europe. Buried at Bayeux War Cemetery.

 

 

WHITTAKER, WALLACE VICTOR Initials: W V Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 253 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 19/05/1944 Service No: 147755 Additional information: Son of Victor and Agnes Whittaker, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 9. D. 6. Cemetery:

BELGRADE WAR CEMETERY

 

 

WILBRAHAM, NORMAN Initials: N Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Sergeant (Nav.) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 102 Sqdn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 10/08/1943 Service No: 1503859 Additional information: Son of James Walkden Wilbraham, and of Amelia Wilbraham, of Whitefield, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 20. A. 20-22. Cemetery:

RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY

 

WILSON, PETER KILSHAW Warrant Officer Class 2 (QMS) Royal Engineers. Number 1644077. Died 17th February 1946 age 25, buried Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Born 1920 Toxteth Park (mothers maiden name Kilshaw), son of Bertie and Gladys Wilson who married in 1919 at West Derby.

 

WOOD, JOHN Fusilier 1/8th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers died 9th June 1941 in the UK. Born Lancashire, lived Manchester. Buried at Stand All Saints. Son of Mrs J Wood of Kirkhams, Prestwich.

 

ELSTON, WILLIAM   

Possibly Leading Airman, RN, HMS Jackdaw. Died 29th January 1945 age 23. Lee on Solent Memorial. 

 

 

KNOWLES, JOSEPH Initials: J Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Able Seaman Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. President III Age: 35 Date of Death: 15/06/1942 Service No: D/JX 196809 Additional information: Son of Joseph and Annie Knowles; husband of Vera Knowles, of Heaton Park, Lancashire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 65, Column 3. Memorial:

PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

 
Name: MANNERS, LAWRENCE ALLEN
Initials: L A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal (W.E. Mech.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 22
Date of Death: 07/11/1943
Service No: 1485911
Additional information: Son of Arthur and Elsie Manners, of Bramhall, Cheshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Lower Ground. Grave 702.
Cemetery: STAND (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD
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