UNIVERSITY WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stephen Nulty 2008
Acting Captain, "D" Battery, 103rd Brigade, Royal Field
Artillery. Died of wounds near Ypres 6th June 1917. Aged 22, Son
of T. Crossley and A. M. Eastwood, of Styal, Cheshire. Born 1894.
Educated at Sedbergh School. Manchester University: 1912; Student,
Engineering. Gazetted November 1914. Buried in FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 2. Row I. Grave 11.
Lieutenant, 731st Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action at Ypres
15th November 1917. Aged 22. Son of George and Elizabeth Eckersley,
of 16, Bertrand Rd., Bolton. Born 1895 at Bolton. Educated at Municipal
Secondary School, Bolton. Manchester University: 1913; Student (History
Honours Part. 1I. 1915); William Simpson Exhibitioner and Shuttleworth
Exhibitioner. Friends Ambulance Unit. Gazetted 15th July 1917 to
Labour Corps. Buried in LA BRIQUE MILITARY CEMETERY NO.2, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Plot I. Row P. Grave 6.
8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds at Havrincourt,
in enemy hands, 30th May 1917. Aged 25. Son of John H. Eller, of
"Hall Green," Old Rd. Dukinfield; husband of Gladys Eller.
Co-Founder of Dukinfield Volunteer Corps. Born 1891 at Dukinfield.
Educated at Ashton-under-Lyne Secondary School. Manchester University:
1910; BSc. 1914; Officer Training Corps, November 1910 to March
1915. Gazetted March 1915. Previously wounded. Mentioned in Despatches.
Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row
A. Grave 18.
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action
near Beaumont-Hamel 23rd August 1918. Son of Thomas Phelps Elliott,
Holly Villa, Rectory Road, Crumpsall. Born 1898 at Crumpsall. Educated
at Holly Bank School; North Manchester Preparatory School; Manchester
Grammar School. Manchester University: 1916; Student, Medicine;
Officer Training Corps, October 1916 to May 1917. Gazetted 1917.
Buried in SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France.
Plot I. Row J. Grave 20.
Corporal 32794, 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action
at Flers, Somme, 12th October 1916. Son of Thomas Phelps Elliott,
of Holly Villa, Rectory Road, Crumpsall. Born 1890 in Sale, Cheshire,
enlisted Manchester. Educated at Holly Bank School; Manchester Grammar
School; Officer Training Corps, October 1915 to January 1916. Apprentice
to the Cotton Trade. Enlisted 1916. Buried on A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND,
FLERS, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 3.
10th Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment. Killed in action
4th June 1915. Son of Professor George Emmott, Liverpool Univ.,
Oakdene, Park Road West, Birkenhead. Born 1888 in Nantucket, U.S.A.
Educated at Birkenhead School. Manchester University: 1905; B.Com.
1908. Studying at Emmott and Walshaw, Oldham, Cotton Spinners and
Manufacturers. Gazetted 1913. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY,
Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot I. Row B. Grave 10.
from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part One, page
JOHN BARLOW, 2nd Lieut., 10th (Oldham) Battn. Manchester
Regt. (T.F.), yr. and only surviving s. of George Henry
Emmott, M.A., LL Barrister-at-Law of the Inner Temple, Queen Victoria
Professor of Law, and Dean of the Faculty of Law, Liverpool University,
by his wife, Elizabeth, 4th dau. of Joseph Bevan Braithwaite, Barrister-at-Law,
and nephew of Alfred, 1st Baron Emmott of Oldham, P.C., G.C.M.G.
; b. at Nantucket, Mass., U.S.A., 9 Aug. 1888 ; educ. Birkenhead
School and Victoria University of Manchester; was studying the cotton
spinning and manufacturing business in the mills of Messrs. Emmotts
and Wallshaw, Ltd., Oldham ; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut.
in 10th Manchester Territorials, 9 March, 19L4; volunteered for
foreign service on the outbreak of war; served with the Mediterranean
Expeditionary Force at the Dardanelles from May to 4 June, 1915,
on which latter date he was killed in action at Achi Baba, Gallipoli.
He m. 27 Aug. 1913, Doris Lees, sister of 2nd Lieut. R.
G. L. Ascroft (killed in action the same day as his brother-in-law),
dau. of the late James Henry Ascroft, of Oldham, Solicitor ; s.p.
listed on CWGC] Sergeant, 20th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment.
Died of influenza, on his way home 18th March 1919. Son of Robert
Owen Emmott, of 22, Sackville Street, Brierfield. Born 1886 at Brierfield.
Educated at Brierfield Wesleyan School; Nelson Tech. School. Manchester University: 1906; B.Sc. 1909. Assistant Master at Litherland Council
School. Enlisted December 1914.
Lieutenant, 261st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action
near the Menin Road, Ypres, 10th August 1917. Aged 25. Son of George
and Georgina Esdaile, of 4, High St., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, formerly
of Manchester. Born 1891 at Rusholme. Educated at Manchester Grammar
School. Manchester University: 1909; B.Sc. (2nd Class Honours Engineering)
1912. Workshop Student, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich. Enlisted 1912;
Royal Field Artillery, Territoprial Force; 6th Battery, 2nd London
Brigade. Gazetted May 1916. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 6.
VC, DOS, MC
Lieutenant Colonel, commanding the 16th Battalion, Manchester Regiment.
Killed in action at "Manchester Hill, " St. Quentin, 21st
March 1918. Aged 29. Son of the Rev. Canon J. G. Elstob and Frances
Alice Elstob, of "Fanshawe", Chelford, Cheshire. Born
1888 at Chichester. Educated at Christ's Hospital. Manchester University:
1906; B.A. 1909. Teacher's Diploma, 1910. Assistant Master, Merchiston.
Gazetted August 1914. Awarded the Victoria Cross (VC), Distinguished
Service Order (DSO) and Military Cross (MC). No known grave. Commemorated
on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 64 to 67. He is further
commemorated on a
memorial in All Saints Church in Siddington, Cheshire.
extract from the "London Gazette", dated 6th
June 1919, records the following:-
most conspicuous bravery, devotion to duty and self-sacrifice during
operations at Manchester Redoubt, near St. Quentin, on the 21st
March, 1918. During the preliminary bombardment he encouraged his
men in the posts in the Redoubt by frequent visits, and when repeated
attacks developed controlled the defence at the points threatened,
giving personal support with revolver, rifle and bombs. Single-handed
he repulsed one bombing assault driving back the enemy and inflicting
severe casualties. Later, when ammunition was required, he made
several journeys under severe fire in order to replenish the supply.
Throughout the day Lieutenant-Colonel Elstob, although twice wounded,
showed the most fearless disregard of his own safety, and by his
encouragement and noble example inspired his command to the fullest
degree. The Manchester Redoubt was surrounded in the first wave
of the enemy attack, but by means of the buried cable Lieutenant-Colonel
Elstob was able to assure his Brigade Commander that "The Manchester
Regiment will defend Manchester Hill to the last." Sometime
after this post was overcome by vastly superior forces, and this
very gallant officer was killed in the final assault, having maintained
to the end the duty which he had impressed on his men - namely,
"Here we fight, and here we die." He set throughout the
highest example of valour, determination, endurance and fine soldierly
4802, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of tuberculosis
at Mendip Hills 2nd July 1915. Son of L. C. Evans, of 168, Palatine
Road, West Didbury (Town Clerk, Salford). Born 1892 in West Didsbury,
Manchester. Educated at South Manchester Preparatory School; Manchester
Grammar School; Blundells, Tiverton; Officer's Training Corps 1906
to 1909. Manchester University: 1909; Dental Student; Officer Training
Corps, 1909 to 1914. Enlisted 5th September 1914 at Manchester,
aged 22 years 7 months, Merchant by trade. Discharged 5th October
1914 as not being likely to become an efficicent soldier on medical
grounds. height 5 feet 7 inches. weight 123 lbs. chest 35 inches.
medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination
Church of England.
6 January, 2020