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CHEADLE HULME SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright ©Martin Edwards 2005

Cheadle Hulme School was originally known as The Manchester Warehousemen and Clerks’ Orphan Schools. It was founded by a group of Manchester businessmen whose main concern was to provide a caring environment and education for 'orphans and necessitous children'. From its inception, the School was to be 'founded and conducted on the most liberal principles and be open for the reception of both sexes'. It was, and still is, non-denominational.

The School was first established at Shaw Hall in Flixton and moved six years later to Park Place, Ardwick, in the centre of Manchester. However, it had already been decided that a new school should be built and the foundation stone of the main building was laid in 1867. The School moved to its present site two years later.

In November 1914 the Executive Committe made a premilinary offer to the Red Cross Society of the Infectious Hospital, at the school, for use as a hospital for wounded soldiers. By March 1915 agreement was reached and the hospital was refurnished by the red Cross; arrangements were made for the use of twenty-four beds. In September 1916 the Girls "A" Dormitory was taken over thus making 65 beds available. Later in the year and in 1917 two asbestos buildings were erected on the girl's playground and finally a marquee; in all it was possible to accomodate 100 casualties. In January 1919 application was made for the release of the hospital and building was freed in March. The number of cases dealt with amounted to 1,402.

Between 350 and 400 Old Boys served in H.M. Forces during World War 1; 59 Old Boys and one Old Girl lost their lives. A Sundial was erected to their memory in the main drive and was unveiled by Mr. J. C. Buckley the Chairman of the Old Scholers Association on 18th September 1920; the Roll of Honour was erected in the holden Hall in June 1921 and was unveiled by Mr. G. F. Burditt, C.B.E., J.P., Chairman of the Executive Committe. In the Second World War 51 Old Girls and 480 Old Boys served in the Forces; 46 lost their lives. The Roll of Honour was placed with that of the First World War. In the Autumn of 1953 the plaque in Holden Hall, which had been extended to contain the names of those who fell in the Second World War, was unveiled by Mr. Niel Pearson, Chairman of the Executive Committee and President of the Old Waconians' Association.

Shortly after the end of the war a memorial fund was inaugrated to provide funds to build a Memorial Sports Pavilion in which the Roll of Honour could be permanently housed.

The Rolls of Honour listed here, and some of the notes above, have been taken from "A History of cheadle Hulme School 1855-1955" by G. J. M. Baker M.A. (Lond.), pages 113-144 (Appendix B).

The Sundial Memorial taken from an old postcard


1914-1919

ALMOND

Leo

Private 47366, 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, Died 2nd April 1917. Aged 19. Son of Thomas E. and Hannah H. Almond, of II, Boscombe Rd., Blackpool. Native of Manchester. Buried in HENIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 21.

ARMSTRONG

R

No further information currently available.

ASH

J B

No further information currently available.

ASPINWALL

Rupert Alan

Private 1802, "D" Company, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 7th August 1915. Aged 22. Son of Elizabeth Aspinwall, of Trafford Bank House, Chester Rd., Old Trafford, Manchester, and the late Alfred Aspinwall. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 158 to 170.

BARLOW

A

No further information currently available.

BARLOW

George

Corporal 1513, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 4th June 1915. Aged 27. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Ann Barlow. His brothers Arthur and John also fell. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 158 to 170.

BARKER

F W

No further information currently available.

BOYES

C

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BRADDOCK

F

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BUTTERWORTH

Edmund Compton

Corporal 250558, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 20th June 1917. Aged 33. Son of Frances Sarah Butterworth, of 56, Monton Rd., Eccles, Manchester, and the late Edmund Butterworth. Buried in RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row C. Grave 2.

CHISWELL

Melville

Lance Corporal 51682, 6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 25th March 1918. Aged 32. Son of Beatrice Chiswell Garstang, of 1, Beechfield, Bowdon, Cheshire. Buried in HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 8.

CHORLTON

Alfred Edwin

Private 354494, 2nd/3rd (East Lancashire) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 20th November 1917. Aged 21. Son of Hannah Chorlton, of 42, Ashfield Rd., Altrincham, Cheshire, and the late Charles William Chorlton. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 2.

COLLES

[Arthur] Grove

Captain, Rouyal Dublin Fusiliers attached 1st Battalion, Royal irish Rifles. Died 12th March 1915. Aged 24. Son of Alexander and Georgina Colles, of 3, Elgin Rd., Dublin. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 44.

CRICK

D W

Private 15043, 1st/5th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 9th February 1917. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.

CROWTHER

J

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CULLEN

R

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DICKSON

S

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DOCKRILL

Edward Maxwell

Private 14073, 8th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 29th May 1916. Aged 48. Brother of Harold Dockrill, of Hullard Hall, Old Trafford, Manchester. Native of Manchester. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D., Grave 14.

DUNKERLEY

V A

Private G/16807, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 10th may 1918. Aged 29. Son of Louisa Dunkerley, of Timperley, and the late Zacchaeus Dunkerley; husband of Lilian Ella Dunkerley, of 86, Darnley St., Brook's Bar, Manchester. Buried in CHRIST CHURCH CHURCHYARD, TIMPERLEY, Cheshire. Old section 137 (O).

EDWARDS

E

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HALLIDAY

Balfour

Second Lieutenant, 1st/7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died 4th July 1917. Aged 29. Son of John and Jemima Alexandrina Halliday, of Cheadle Hulme, Stockport. Buried in ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 7.

HAMNETT

R W

No further information currently available.

HARRIS

E S

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HART

W B

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HAYWARD

F R

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HAYWARD

J H

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HEELEY

Arthur Edward

Private 2637, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 23rd September 1915. Aged 21. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Heeley, of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY,Turkey. Commemorated on Special Memorial C. 95.

Note: There are now 3,360 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 2,226 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate many casualties known or believed to be buried among them, including 142 officers and men of the 1st Essex who died on 6 August 1915, and 47 of the 1st/7th Scottish Rifles killed on 28 June.

HEYES

A S

No further information currently available.

HEYWOOD

W

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HEYWOOD

William Slade

Lance Corporal 8517, 9th Battalion formerly 28th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 3rd October 1916. Aged 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Heywood, of Trearddur Bay, Anglesey; husband of Ada A. Hunn (formerly Heywood), of "Bryn Celyn", Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay. An Old Public School boy. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

HILL

F S

No further information currently available.

HOULT

H Noel

Private 24090, 168th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Died 11th February 1917. Aged 21. Son of Kate H. Hoult, of 2, Great Ormond St., Bloomsbury, London, and the late William Hoult. Born at Rochdale. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 1.

HOLLAND

W

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JEFFERY

Leslie Newlyn

Private 5132, "B" Company, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 20th July 1916. Aged 24. Son of Jessie S. Jeffery, of 145, Acomb St., Moss Side, Manchester, and the late Samuel Jeffery. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

LAW

H

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LEONARD

Albert V

Private 45362, 10th/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Died 9th April 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 9.

LEYBOURNE, MM

Frederick Percy

[Spelt LEYBOURN on CWGC] Second Lieutenant, 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment attached 6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 1st November 1918. Aged 25. Son of Mrs. F. M. Leybourn, of 15, Tatton Rd. North, Heaton Moor, Stockport, and the late William Leybourn. Enlisted 1914. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in Y FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER, Nord, France. Row C. Grave 87.

LLOYD

H

No further information currently available.

MORTIS

Leonard

Driver 12387, 66th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 19th July 1916. Aged 22. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Mortis, of Rose Villa, Wash Lane, Timperley, Cheshire. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIV. Row J. Grave 5.

MURRAY

T P

No further information currently available.

NIDD

H H

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POOLE

J

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POOLE

W B

Lance Corporal 35780, 21st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 2nd April 1917. Aged 30. Son of Samuel and Mary Poole, of Manchester; husband of Beatrice Poole, of 119, Longford Rd., Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. Buried in CROISILLES RAILWAY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 14.

PRATT

C

No further information currently available.

ROBERTS

T H

No further information currently available.

ROFE

Herbert [Hamson]

Private 61143, 1st/8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 6th November 1918. Son of Harry James and Sarah Louisa Rofe, of Tan-Y-Gwalia, Tal-Y-Cafn, Denbighshire. Buried in North-East part of HARGNIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD), Nord, France.

SMITH

D

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SMITH F E (Miss)

Staff Nurse 2/ResS/1235, Military Hospital (Aylesbury), Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. Died 1st July 1918. Buried in GORTON CEMETERY, MANCHESTER, Cheshire. Grave Reference P. C.E. 140.

STOCKDALE

W R

No further information currently available.

THOMAS

E B

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TURTON

Charles Greaves

Private 2143, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 4th June 1915. Aged 26. Son of John William and Margaret A. Turton, of 7, Grosvenor Terrace, Otley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 158 to 170.

TUNE A V

No further information currently available.

WALLACE Charles Boyd

Corporal 10841, 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 23rd April 1915. Born 18th October 1874 in Manchester. Husband of Nora Wallace, c/o 437 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Commemorical traveller by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 23rd September 1914 at Valcartier, aged 39 years and 11 months. Height 4 feet 10½ inches, girth 38 inches, complexion fair, knees scarred, eyes blue, hair grey; religion Presbyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10032 - 13

WALLACE G D

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WATERS J

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WELLS N

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WIGNALL H

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WILKINSON H

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WOOD F

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YATES Arthur Chester

Private 2286, "D" Company, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 8th July 1915. Aged 25. Son of Arthur Carr Yates and Annie Yates, of 61, Garners Lane, Stockport. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot B. Row I. Grave 4.

YATES William Chester

Private 2337, "D" Company, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 7th August 1915. Aged 18. Son of Arthur C. and Annie Yates, of 61, Garner's Lane, Stockport, and the late Arthur C. Yates. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 158 to 170.

1939-1945
BALSHAW Geoffrey Arnold

Petty officer D/JX 135023, H.M.A.S. Perth, Royal Navy. Died as a POW 27th August 1943. Aged 29. Son of Walter James Balshaw, and of Alice Balshaw, of Southport, Lancashire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot A10. Row D. Grave 12.

BARLOW John Arthur

Corporal 7377773, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 21st December 1944. Aged 28. Son of Harry and Minnie Barlow, of Bramhall, Cheshire. Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XII. Row D. Grave 1.

BARLOW William Herbert

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1689458, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th December 1943. Son of Herbert and Edith Alice Barlow. of Cheadle. Buried in WILMSLOW CEMETERY, Cheshire. Section J. Grave 153.

BATES M

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BESWICK Phillip [Sydney]

Gunner 936923, 106 (The Lancashire Hussars) Lt A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died between 26th and 27th April 1941. Aged 22. Son of Martha Elizabeth Beswick, of Kentish Town, London. Commemorated on ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. Face 3.

BLAIR J A

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BROWN R H

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BURROWS P S

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CALDECOTT D R G

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CLARKE A W

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CULLEN H R

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DORRICOTT R F

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ELLIS F R B

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FRANCIS E

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FRASER J M

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GOODRICH E I

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GREEN R

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HARGREAVES F N

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HARRISON D G

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HARRISON H

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HERFORD R H

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HILL B

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HOWARTH P

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HUGHES T G

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HULME E

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LISTER M A

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MANBY J

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MANNERS L A

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MEEK A H

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MOLYNEUX C S

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NETTLE C S

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OSTLE W S

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PRITCHARD D

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RAINS W F

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RAMSDEN P T

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ROGER D

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SEDDON E J

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SPILSBURY B

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SUTTON G

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THOMASSON F N

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THORNLEY P C

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VERNON F W

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WALKER F H

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WATTS J C

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WILLIAMS M

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WILLIAMS R A

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WOLSTENCROFT R

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YATES A G

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14 June 2005

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