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MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY WAR MEMORIAL

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CADE

Reginald Harry

Major, 1st/7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action in France 27th September 1918. Aged 27. Son of James H. and Amelia H. Cade, of The Beeches, Grange Avenue, Levenshulme, Manchester. Born 1891 at Rochdale. at St. Quentin Rossall Sschool. Manchester University: 1910; LLB 1913; Officer Training Corps, January 1911 to1914. Messrs. Ogden, Hardiker & Hanson, Solicitors. Gazetted April 1914. Wounded three times. Buried in BERTINCOURT CHATEAU BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row C. Grave 7.

CANSINO

Joshua Haim

Second Lieutenant, 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 2nd June 1916. Aged 26. Son of Hairn and Minnie Cansino, of Bedford Lodge, Broughton Park, Manchester; husband of Beryl Cansino, of 89, Westcourt Rd., Worthing, Sussex. M.Sc. Manchester University. Born 1890 at Casablanca, Morocco. Educated at Cheetham Higher Grade Sschool. Manchester University: 1906; M.Sc. Tech., Applied Chemistry, 1910. Studied at Berhn and Paris. Enlisted September 1914; 4th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Gazetted November 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

CAREFULL

John Holt

[On memorial as Major] Captain, 12th Battalon, The Kings (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action at St. Quentin 21st March 1918. Aged 26. Son of Mrs. Sarah Jane Carefull, of 19, Bidston Avenue, Birkenhead. Born 1892 at Liverpool. Educated at St. Silas School, Toxteth; St. Andrews H. Grammar School, Birkenhead; Oulton Secondary School Officer Training Corps, November 1915 to 12th January 1916. Clerk with H.W. Lighthouse, Timber Brokers, Liverpool. Enlisted November 1915; Gazetted 3rd September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 21 to 23.

CARESS

Frank Clare

Private, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died at Greenwich Hospital of illness due to active service 20th October 1918. Son of Herbert Caress, 9 Moss Road, Winnington, Northwich. Born 1890 at Winnington. Educated at Winnington Park School; Wilton Grammar School; Elstow School, Bedford. Manchester University: 1910; Student, Honours English Weaver Navigation S., Northwich. Enlisted 5th Battalion Cheshire Regiment; Private S. S. Irishman; Ship's Engineer.

CARSON, MC

Charles Graham

Captain, "C" Company, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 19th November 1916 at Rouen, of wounds received on 13th November 1916 at Serre. Aged 22. Son of William L. Carson, J.P. and Harriet Carson, of Congleton, Cheshire. Born 1894 at Congleton. Educated at Denstone College. Manchester University: 1912; Student, Medicine. Enlisted September 1914; N. Staff. R. Gazetted January 1915. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Officers, Plot B. Row 2. Grave 5.

CASS

Edward Charles

Lance Sergeant 4610, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action at High Wood 20th July 1916. Born Elloughton, near Hull, resident Colne, Lancashire, enlisted Manchester. Son of W. H. Cass, Ivy Dene, Colne, Lancss. Born 1895 at Brough, Yorks. Colne. Educated at Secondary School. Manchester University: 1912; Student, Chemistry; Officer Training Corps, October 1911 to September 1913. Apprentice with Levinsteins, Manchester. Enlisted September 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

CHAPMAN

Charles Hamilton Murray

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot), Eastchurch Naval Flying School, Royal Naval Air Service. Accidentally killed whilst flying 23rd February 1918, with AMI W C E Brady, R.F.C. who was also killed, when their machine collided with another flown by Flt. Sub Lt. H. M. Reid accompanied by A.C.1 R. G. Arrowsmith whilst flying alongside an airship over Eastchurch. Aged 25. Son of Charles Capel Chapman (formerly of War Office) and Maude Chapman, of 10, Modena Rd., Hove, Brighton; husband of Olive Mary Murray Chapman, of 89, Lancaster Gate, London. Born 24 March 1892 at Chislehurst. Monmouth Grammar School Manchester University: 1910; Student (forMat ric). Enlisted 16th October 1914; Wireless Operat or onHMS Revenge and on Minesweeper Isabella Fowlte. Gazetted 21st June 1915. Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificate 31st July 1915. Buried in EASTCHURCH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Kent.

CHESHIRE

James

Private 23559, 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of cholera in Mesopotamia 1st May 1916. Son of Daniel Cheshire, Vasilli Ostroff, Petrograd. Born 1884 in St. Petersburg, Russia, enlisted Manchester. Educated at St. Luke's School, Cheetham Hill; Salford Tech. School. Manchester University: 1911; Certificate in Engineering 1915. Enlisted January 1915. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row E. Grave 16.

CHRONNELL, MC

Hubert

Captain, 1st/5th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action at St. Jean near Ypres 31st July 1917. Aged 22. Son of the late Dr. Chronnell and of Mrs. M. Chronnell, of Ash Cottage, Hindley, Wigan. Born 1894 at Hindley. Stonyhurst College Manchester University: 1913; Student, Medicine. Gazetted October 1914 Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Mentionjed in Despatches. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 2.

Captain Hubert Chronnell IWM (HU 119923)

CLARKE

David

Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action near La Fere Wood, St. Quentin, 22nd March 1918. Aged 20. Son of David and Clara Elizabeth Clarke, of 914, Chester Rd., Stretford, Manchester. Born 1897 in Manchester. Educated at Manchester Central High School; Officer Training Corps, April 1916 to October 1916. Manchester University. Gazetted 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5 and 6.

CLAYTON

Norman

Second Lieutenant, 1st/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action at Pozieres 23rd July 1916. Aged 29. Son of the late William and Clara Clayton, of Hapton, Burnley; husband of Peggy Clayton, of 22, Winsley Rd., Colchester. Born 1887 at Hapton. Educated at Hapton Ch. School; Accrington Secondary School. Manchester University: 1906; B.A. 1909. Assistant Master at Dollar, Ludlow, and Hutton, near Preston. Enlisted 1914; 4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Gazetted December 1915. Wounded 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

CLEGG

Alexander

Second Lieutenant, 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action on the Somme 1st July 1916. Son of Samuel Clegg, 20 Cobden Street, Bolton. Born 1892 at Bolton. Educated at Derby St. Congregational School. Manchester University: 1911; BSc. 1914; Teacher's Certifcate 1915; Officer Training Corps, October 1911 to June 1915. Assistant Master Cork Grammar School Gazetted 12th June 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.

CLEGG

Alford Victor

Captain, 6th Battalion (Territorial), Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 7th August 1915. Aged 30. Son of Calder Hurst Clegg, of Littleborough, Manchester. Born 1885. Educated at Manchester University: 1904; B.Sc. (2nd Class Chemistry Honours) 1910. Leblanc Medallist. Director of E. Clegg & Son, Ltd., Littleborough, Cotton Manufacturers. Gazetted January 1909. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Row A. Grave 73.

CLOUGH

Harry Collier

Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion attached to 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Guillemont, Somme, 30th July 1916. Aged 21. Son of William and Martha Clough, of 126, Roseneath Rd., Urmston, Manchester. Born 1895 at Urmston. Educated at Urmston Council School; Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1913; Student (Classics Honours, Prehm. 1915); Officer Training Corps, October 1913 to July 1915. Gazetted 26th July 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

COLLIER, MC

Sidney

Lieutenant (Observer) Temporary Captain (from 1st April 1918), 5 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Air Force and 6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed whilst flying a Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 near Vimy when he crashed after combat 8th March 1918, the pilot, P.W. Woodhouse, was also killed. Aged 22. Son of the Rev. Samuel F. and Mrs. H. E. Collier, of "Collinwood," Deganwy, Llandudno Junction, Carnarvonshire. Born 1895 at Manchester. Educated at Epworth College, Rhyl. Officer Training Corps, August 1914 to September 1914. With Messrs. Tootal, Broadhurst, Lee & Co. Gazetted October 1914 Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Wounded (twice). Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY, VIMY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 1.

COLLIER

Samuel Francis

Captain, 6th Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Servacue Farm 22nd March 1918. Son of Reverend Samuel F. Collier, The Olives, Anson Road, Victoria Park. Born 1890. Educated at Bickerton House School, Southport; Manchester Grammar School; Officer Training Corps, August 1914 to September 1914. Buyer, Messrs. Tootal, Broadhurst, Lee & Co. Enlisted 1st September 1914; 6th Battalion Manchester Regiment; Gazetted 30th October 1914 to same. No known grave, Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 64 to 67.

CONNOR

Samuel Maurice

Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Glencorse Wood, Ypres, 10th August 1917. Aged 18. Son of Emily C. Connor, of Ockbrook, Derby, and the late Rev. James Connor. Born 1897 in Bristol. Educated at Fulneck, Leeds; Bedford Grammar School. Manchester University: 1916; Seat on Scholar Electrical Gazetted 5th February 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.

CONSTANTINE, MC

William

Captain, 7th (Westmoreland and Cumberland Yeomanry) Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action at Gauche Wood, North-East of Peronne, 18th September 1918. Aged 23. Son of William and Mary Ann Constantine, of 10, Southfield St., Bolton. Born 1895 at Bolton. BoltonMunicipal Secondary School Manchester University: 1914; Student, Science. Enlisted 6thFebruary 1915; Royal Army Medical Corps . Gazetted 8th August 1916. Previously wounded 8th September 1916. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

CONWAY

Brian Wiseman

Lieutenant Acting Captain, Durham Light Infantry attached to 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Polygone Wood, Ypres 4th October 1917. Aged 23. Son of Dr. Basil Wiseman Conway and Jane Conway, of Overton House, Longsight, Manchester. Born 1 894 at Longsight. Educated at Epsom College;; Manchester Grammar School Manchester University: 1912; Student, Medicine; Officer Training Corps, October 1913 to October 1914. Enlisted 7th September 1914; Royal Army Medical Corps . 30th Field Ambulance. Gazetted 5th November 1915. Enlisted 7th September 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 120 to 124.

COOKE

John Howard

Lieutenant, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps attached Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of pneumonia at Trouville 9th October 1918. Aged 25. Only son of William and Nancie Cooke, of The Thorns, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. Born 1892 at Cheadle Hulme. Educated at Holme Lee School, Buxton; Shrewsbury College. Manchester University: 1911; Student, Architecture; Officer Training Corps, Emerg. Gazetted 12th October 1914. Buried in TOURGEVILLE MILITARY CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 18.

LIEUTENANT JOHN HOWARD COOKE IWM (HU 96632)

COOKE

John Irwin

Lieutenant, 33rd Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Accidentally killed at Reninghelst 3rd September 1917. Aged 24. Son of John and Mary Cooke, of 19, Wellington Rd., Whalley Range, Manchester. Born 1891 in Prestwich. Educated at Kilgrimol School, St. Annes-on-Sea. Manchester University: 1912; Student, Engineering. Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company. Gazetted 13th Battalion, Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment and Royal Engineers. Previously wounded. Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 7.

COOMBER

Horace Bertram

Captain (Pilot), 45th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and "C" Company, 8th Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment. Killed in action flying in in Camel B2375 12th October 1917. Aged 23. Son of William Horace and Sarah Emily Coomber, of Glenholme, Prestwich Park, Manchester. Appointed Scout Officer, April, 1915, and Musketry Officer Nov., 1915. Volunteered for R.F.C. Oct., 1916. Buried in DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 21.

Extract from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Four, page 36:

COOMBER, HORACE BERTRAM, Capt., 8th (Territorial) Battn. The Manchester Regt. and Royal Flying Corps, only s. of William Horace Coomber, of Glenbolme, Prestwich Park, Manchester, Assistant Civil Engineer to the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company, by his wife, Emily, dau. of Richard Tomlinson, of Manchester; b. Prestwich, co. Lancaster, 15 April, 1894; educ. Stand Grammar School; Manchester Grammar School, and at Manchester University, where he joined the O.T.C. 5 Aug. 1914; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 3 Sept. following; promoted Lieut. 1 Aug. 1915, and Capt. 1. June, 1916, being appointed Scout Officer in April, 1915; obtained a "Distinguishe" at Bisley School of Musketry Nov. 1915, and was appointed Musketry Officer, and obtained an "Excellent" at School of Trench Warfare, Maidstone, May, 1916; volunteered for the Royal Flying Corps in Oct. 1910; took theoretical course at Oxford, flying at Hendon, Acton, Dartford, Tern Hill and Shawbury, and aerial gunnery course at Turnbery; volunteered for Scout Pilot; proceeded to France in Sept. 1917, and was killed in aerial action over the enemy lines near Cambrai 12 Oct. following. His Squadron Commander wrote: "He proved himself a very capable and reliable pilot and very keen at his work; he was a great favourite with all, and always carried out his work in a manner which reflected great credit on himself and on the squadron," and his Major: "He was a most efficient officer, and could always be relied upon to carry out any work of special importance." A Sergeant also wrote: "He was the most popular officer we ever had." Unm.

COOPER

Joseph

Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion attached to 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Moquet Farm, Somme, 26th September 1916. Aged 20. Son of James and Mary Ann Cooper, of 945, Ainsworth Rd., Radcliffe, Manchester. Born 1896 at Bury. Educated at Radcliffe Congreg.ational School; Stand Grammar School. Manchester University: 1914; Student, Chemistry; Officer Training Corps, November 1914 to March 1915. Student Teacher. Gazetted 25th March 1915. Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

COOPER

William Randolph

Second Lieutenant, "A" Company, 4th Battalion (Territorial), The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action at Givenchy 13th May 1918. Aged 21. Son of Ernest Nightingale Cooper and Martha Annie Cooper (nee Briercliffe), of Nether Shatton, Bamford, Derbyshire. Born 1897 at Bolton - le - Moors. Educated at Friern Barnet Grammar School; Hulme Grammar School. Manchester University: 1915; Student, Textile Industries; Officer Training Corps, January 1916 to August 1916. Gazetted 25th October 1916. Previously wounded. Buried in POST OFFICE RIFLES CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 11.

Second Lieutenant William Randolph Cooper
IWM (HU 120346)

CORLESS

John Stanley

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action near Holnon, St. Quentin between 17th and 19th September 1918. Son of William B. Corless, Ulcrigg, Greaves, and Caton Green, Lancaster. Born 1892 at Poulton-le-Fylde. Educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School. Manchester University: 1910; Student, Dental; Officer Training Corps, October 1910 to October 1914. Gazetted 16th September 1914; 4th Battalion K.O.R. Lancashire Regiment; resigned to resume Dental Studies; rejoined 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de calais. France. Panel 7.

Extract from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Five, page 37:

CORLESS, JOHN STANLEY, 2nd Lieut., 2nd Battn. (95th Foot) The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regt.), yst. s. of William Bell Corless, of Ulcrigg, Greaves, Lancaster; b. Poulton-le-Fylde, co. Lancaster, 25 May, 1890; educ. Lancaster Royal Grammar School; he proceeded to the Manchester University, where he was a member of the O.T.C., and Dental Hospital, Manchester; volunteered for active service on the outbreak of war, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 4th Royal Lancaster Regt. 5 Sept. 1914, transferring to the 2nd Sherwood Foresters in Dec. 1917; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action during the attack on St. Quentin, in front of Holnon Village, three miles from St. Quentin, 17-19 Sept. 1918, while gallantly leading his men. His Commanding Officer wrote: " I should like to add that I was your son's Company Commander from the first day he Joined the battalion, in which he was always very popular with both officers and men, by whom his loss was much felt," and his orderly : " He was a good friend, and a real gentleman to me.. . . I was his servant all the time we were In France." He was a keen sportsman, and when at school captained the Rugby XV. for several seasons, and was also a member of the Manchester University XV.: unm.

WARRE-CORNISH

Gerald

[Listed as G W CORNISH on memorial and University records] Major, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action at Flers, near Bapaume 16th September 1916. Aged 41. Son of the late F. Warre-Cornish, Vice-Provost of Eton College, and Mrs. Warre-Cornish. Born 1875 in Eton. Educated at Eton; King's College, Cambridge. Manchester University: 1911; Assistant Lecturer in Greek and Latin; Officer Training Corps, May 1911 to September 1914. Gazetted September 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.

COTTON

Edward Charles

Private 46581, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Arras 25th April 1917. Aged 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Cotton, of 1, Raby St., Brooks's Bar, Manchester. Born 1887, and enlisted, Manchester. Educated at Central High School, Manchester. Manchester University: 1903; L.D.S. 1908. Dentist. Enlisted 17th April 1916, aged 22 years 3 months, a Mechanical Engineer. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. bay 7.

COWLISHAW

Arthur Colin

Private 2666, "B" Company, 1st/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action at Hill 60 27th September 1915. Aged 23. Son of Mr. William george and Mrs. Marian Elizabeth Cowlishaw, of 9, Temple St., Basford, Stoke-on-Trent. B.Sc. Manchester University. Born 1892 at Basford. Educated at Hanley Secondary School. Manchester University: 1910; Certificate in Tech. 1913. Apprenticed to Cowlishaw, Walker & Co., Engineers, Stoke-on-Trent. Enlisted August 1914. Buried in LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 5.

COWPE

George Bleazard

Lieutenant, 6th Battalion (Territorial), Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action at Winnipe, St. Julien, 31st July 1917. Aged 22. Son of Alexander and Annie Cowpe, of Pendlehurst, Burnley. Born 1895 at Burnley. Educated at Burnley Grammar School; Rydal Mount School, Colwyn Bay. Manchester University: 1913; Student, Textile Industries; Officer Training Corps, October 1914 to January 1916. Gazetted 12th January 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 - 22.

Extract from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Three, page 64:

COWPE, GEORGE BLEAZARD, Lieut., 8th (Territorial) Battn. The Cheshire Regt., eldest s. of Alexander Cowpe, of Pendlehurst, Burnley; b. 10 Jan. 1805; educ. Burnley Grammar School; Rydal Mount School, Colwyn Bay, and Manchester University School of Technology, where he was a member of the O.T.C.; was preparing to enter his father's business of Cotton Manufacturing; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. 27 Jan. 1918; promoted Lieut. 27 July, 1917; served with the Expeditionary Force In France and Flanders, and was killed in action at St. Julien 31 July, 1917. Lieut.-Col. W. H. Stanway, D.S.O., M.C., wrote : " He was killed while leading his company in the attack in a most gallant manner. . . . I know what a loss be will be to you, but I can assure you that he will also be a great loss to myself and the battalion, for he was a very gallant and efficient officer, and was held in high esteem by all ranks. I cannot speak too highly of his conduct during the period under my command." and another officer : " He was chosen to take command of his company in the attack because the Commanding Officer knew his job would be done thoroughly, because the men loved and trusted him; he has proved beyond doubt his excellence as a soldier and a leader of men, and it was with a light heart he laid down his life for his King, country, and all that was dearest to him. . . . I have seen the Commanding Officer recently, and he is deeply grieved; his remark was : One of my very best lads gone.' " Another officer also wrote : " He was one of the bravest men I over knew—the coolest—in the presence of danger. He was a good, clean lad, with a strong sense of duty that was an example to us all. Everybody loved him, and his loss will be felt most keenly." Unm.

COX

Clarence Rupert

Captain (Adjutant), Headquarters 5th Wing, Royal Flying Corps and 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds 13th April 1917 of several wounds received 12th April 1917 in an enemy air raid on Rafah from a hostile bomb explosion. Native of Oxford. Son of G. E. Cox, 7 Alexandra Road, Manchester. Born March 1888 at Manchester. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1908.Law Student. Private Secretary to Mr. G. G. Armstrong, The Daily News, Manchester; Assist. Secondary School C.M. Entered Exeter College, Oxford, 1913, for ordination. Enlisted 1914; Gazetted Sussex Regiment, transferred to R..FC. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot E. Grave 437.

CRAWFORD-KEHRMANN

Jessel

[Listed as Jay Crawford-Kehrmann on CWGC] Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) attached to 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed by a sniper at Armentieres 24th January 1915. Aged 28. Son of Mr and Mrs E. Crawford-Kehrmann, of Bailey's Hotel, London S.W. Born 1886 at Durban, Nat al. South Africa and Germany. Manchester University: 1907; BSc. (Honours Engineering) 1911; Officer Training Corps, April 1908 to July 1912. East Africa. Gazetted 1912. Buried in CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row A. Grave 19.

Extract from 'The Bond of Sacrifice', Volume 2, page 264:

LIEUTENANT JAY CRAWFORD KEHRMANN, 5th BATTN. (RESERVE-RIFLE BRIGADE (THE PRINCE CONSORT'S OWN) attd. 1st BATTN. SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Crawford-Kehrmann, of Bailey's Hotel, London, S.W., was born at Durban, South Africa, in September, 1886. He was educated by tutors at home in South Africa until fourteen years of age, and afterwards spent six years in France and Germany. He entered Victoria University, Manchester, in 1907, as an engineering student, and took his B.Sc. with honours in 1911. While an undergraduate, Mr. Crawford-Kehrmann (familiarly known as Kehrie) obtained his First XV Colours, and also played for Lancashire against Northumberland, and in 1912 was a regular player for the Harlequins. He was also fond of shooting and riding, and was a fine athlete, putting the weight. He was a member of the Royal Aero Club and of the Mombasa Club.

He received his commission in the Rifle Brigade in 1912, and became Lieutenant in November, 1914. In 1913 he secured his certificate as an airman at the Bristol Flying School, Brooklands, but slightly defective eyesight prevented his being appointed to the Royal Flying Corps.

In the beginning of 1914 he left England for British East Africa, where he had obtained an appointment as engineer on the staff of the great undertaking at the Magadi Lake, and on the outbreak of the war assisted to organise port defences with the King's African Rifles; but when his Commanding Officer sent for him he eagerly responded to the call, and returned to his battalion at home, joining it in September, 1914. On the morning of the 24th January, 1915, after a heavier rain than usual, he had his men out at daybreak, getting rid of the water from their trenches near Armentieres, and he walk about outside, accompanying them. Suddenly an enemy searchlight flashed on him, and he was shot by a sniper. As he stumbled forward a second bullet struck him in the heart, killing him instantly.

CRITCHLEY

Roland

Second Lieutenant (Observer), 22nd Squadron, Royal Air Force (originally Royal Flying Corps). Missing presumed killed in action while flying in a Bristol F2B Serial No. A7286 last reported south of Albert, 2nd April 1918, the pilot was Lt F Williams, last seen going down in flames after combat. Aged 23. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Critchley, of 11, Princess Rd., Ansdell, Lytham St. Anne's, Lancs. Native of Lytham St Annes, Lancs. Born 1895 at Chorley. Educated at Hollinshead Street Congregational School; Chorley Secondary School. Manchester University: 1913; Student, Dental; Officer Training Corps, December 1914 to March 1917. Gazetted 8th March 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

CRYER

Liebig

Sergeant 12695, 9th Battalion formerly 13th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 26th September 1916. Born and resident Littleborough, Lancashire, enlisted Rochdale, Lancashire. Son of Thomas Cryer, Belvoir, Hurstead, Rochdale. Born 1888 at Deanhead, Littleborough. Educated at King William's College, Isle of Man. Manchester University: 1910; Student, Chemistry. Chemical Works Manager. Enlisted 5th December 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.

CUMMING

George

Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action 9th July 1916. Aged 19. Son of John and Agnes Mary Cumming, of 149, Richmond Rd., Crewe. Born 1896 at Crewe. Educated at Crewe Secondary School Manchester University:1914; Student (Medical); Officer Training Corps, 19th October 1914 to 13th September 1915. Gazetted September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 A and 7 B.

CUNLIFFE

Edward Gilbert

Captain, 37th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps formerly Platoon Commander, Platoon No III, "A" Company, 16th (Service) Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Ypres 25th March 1918. Aged 24. Son of James and Elizabeth Annie Cunliffe, of 266, Lower Broughton Rd., Manchester. Born 1893 at Accrington. Educated Manchester Central School. Manchester University: 1911; Certifcate in Tech. (Textile Industries) 1914; Officer Training Corps, Emerg. Gazetted October 1914;. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row D. Grave 13.

CUNLIFFE, OBE

Ernest Nicholson

[Memorial states Lieutenant Colonel as do University Records] Major, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at Windermere of illness contracted on service 31st March 1919. Son of Thomas Cunliffe, Bolton. Born 1877 at Bolton. Educated at Bolton High School; Monmouth Grammar School. Manchester University: 1896. MD. 1903. Lecturer in Clinical Medicine; Consultant Physician. Gazetted 1908; Royal Army Medical Corps, Territorial Force; Lieutenant-Colonel; Officer Commanding 2nd Western General Military Hospital; Western Front; O.B.E. (Military Division); Mentioned in Despatches (War Sec). Buried in WINDERMERE (ST. MARY'S) CEMETERY, Westmorland. Plot BI. Row C. Grave 41.

CUNLIFFE, MC

James Grimshaw

Captain, 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds in Flanders 1st August 1917. Aged 31. Son of James and Elizabeth Annie Cunliffe, of 266, Lower Broughton Rd., Manchester. Born 1 885 at Church, near Accrington. Educated at Accrington Tech. School. Manchester University: 1901; M.Sc. Tech. (Electrical Engineering), 1908. Officer Training Corps, Emerg. Assistant Electrical Engineer to Manchester and Birmingham Corporations. Gazetted August 1914. Awarded the Military cross (M.C.). Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row A. Grave 20.

CURRY

Vernon Edward

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Arras 23rd April 1917. Brother of Miss N. A. Curry, of 15, Cross St., Manchester. Son of E. J. Curry, 49 Langshaw Street, Old Trafford, Manchester. Born 1892. Educated at Princess Road School, Moss Side, Manchester; Officer Training Corps, 9th July 1915 to 5th October 1915. Fire Claims Department Guard. Assurance Company. Gazetted October 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

Extract from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Three, page 70:

CURRY, VERNON EDWARD, 2nd Lieut., 1st Battn. (16th Foot) The Bedfordshire Regt., only s. of the late Edward James Curry, by his wife, Ada (d. Jan. 1917), dau. of Joseph H. H. Harding; b. Manchester, 10 June, 1802; educ. St. Margaret's, Whalley Range; Princess Road Higher Grade School, Manchester, and the Municipal School of Commerce there; was employed as a Fire Insurance Surveyor by the Guardian Assurance Company, Manchester; joined the Manchester University O.T.C. July, 1915; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Bedfordshire Regt. 5 Oct. following; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 26 Feb. 1917, and was killed In action to the north of Vimy and southwest of Lens 23 April following. Lieut.-Col. P. R. Worrall wrote : "No. 20374, Sergt. R. C. Humphries, saw him fall, and feels sure that death was instantaneous. It was a splendid and gallant one. . . . He was such a cheery fellow and full of dash, and one of the last things I told him was to take care of himself, as I knew that fear was unknown to him," and Major G. S. Provis : "Your husband's cheerful personality was a great asset to his company, and the action in which he fell was noted for the very gallant leadership of the officers in the face of superior obstacles and numbers." Lieut. and Adjutant R. Beale also wrote: "Your husband's stay with us was very short, but in the time he was with us everybody learned to like and admire him. He was very keen, and was always under the impression that he must be first in the attack. He was killed leading his men." He m. at All Saints' Manchester, 23 May, 1916, Laura (Rose Cottage, 15, Plymouth Grove West, Manchester), 2nd dau. of the late Thomas Houghton.

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