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MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stephen Nulty 2008

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PALMER

John Henry William

[Listed on CWGC as John William Henry PALMER] Lieutenant, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action at High Wood, Somme, 20th July 1916. Aged 29. Son of Amicie Rosine Adelina Clarke (formerly Palmer), of Comore Lodge, Barrington Rd., Altrincham, and the late William James Palmer. Born 1887 in St. Denis de L'Hotel, Loiret, France. Educated at Rennes College, France. Manchester University: 1904; M.Sc. Tech. (Electrical Engineering), 1907. On the Staff of Connolly Bros., Blackley. Enlisted September 1914; 20th Battalion (University & Public Schools) Royal Fusiliers. Gazetted March 1915. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France. Plot XXI. Row C. Grave 12.

PATEMAN

Leonard

Lance Corporal PS/5432, "B" Company, 20th Battalion (University & Public Schools), Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action at High Wood 20th July 1916. Aged 19. Son of Mr. Thomas Henry and Mrs. Kate Pateman, of 114, Avenue Parade, Accrington. Born 1897 in Accrington. Resident Accrington. Educated at Accrington Secondary School. Manchester University: 1913; Student, Honours Maths; Officer Training Corps, 1913 to 1914. Enlisted 1914 in Manchester. In the 1901 censsu he was aged 4, born Accrington, Lancashire, son of Thomas henry and Kate Pateman, resident 114, Avenue Parade, Accrington, Haslingden, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Accrington, Lancashire, a Student, son of Thomas henry and Kate Pateman, resident 114, Avenue Parade, Accrington, Accrington, Lancashire. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row G. Grave 32.

PETERS

Ashley

Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action near Serre 13th November 1916. Son of James F. and Annie G. Peters, of College Road, Windermere. Born 1897 in Rochdale. Educated at Loretto School. Manchester University: 1915; Student, Science. Gazetted 14th December 1915. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Rochdale, Lancashire, son of James F and Annie G Peters, resident 120, Tweedale Street, Rochdale, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Rochdale, a school boarder, boarding at The Ryleys, Alderley Edge, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

Second Lieutenant Ashley Peters © IWM (HU 116887)

PICK

John William

Private 75598, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 7th November 1918 at 59th Casualty Clearing Station, of wounds received on 4th November. Aged 19. Son of Charlotte Pick, of Fosse Road, Leicester, and the late John Pick. Born 17th July 1899 in Leicester. Educated at Quorn Grammar School, Leicestershire, admitted 19th September 1911, son of John Pick, of 'Woodville,' Chaveney Road, Quorn, left 27th July 1915; Leicester School of Technology & Art. Manchester University: 1916; Student, Chem; Officer Training Corps, July 1917 to February 1918. Enlisted 1918 in Manchester, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Leicestershire, son of John and Charlotte Pick, resident 78, St Peters Road, Leicester, Leicestershire. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Leicester. son of John and Charlotte Pick, resident Broad Streetr, Syston, Leicestershire. Buried in AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 13. Also commemorated on Welford Road Cemetery Memorial, Leicester.

PICKLES

Harry Thornton

Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion attached to 9th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action Raygill Brogden Barnoldswick, Brogden, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (West Riding) & Lancashire, 26th April 1916. Aged 26. Son of Stephen and Sarah Pickles, of Raygill, Barnoldswick, Yorkshire; husband of Ada (nee Heuf) Pickles, of New Eltham, Kent. Born 1890 at Barnoldswick. Educated at Silcoates School. Manchester University: 1907; M.A. (1st Class Honours History) 1911; LLB (1st Division), 1913; Clements Inn and Daniel Reardon Prizes in Solicitors' Final Exam. Elected Lecturer in English Law and Jurisprudence at Manchester University. Enlisted 17th September 1914; 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Gazetted February 1915. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, son of Stephen and Sarah C Pickles, resident East View, Barnoldswick, Skipton, Yorkshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, son of Stephen and Sarah C Pickles, resident Colne Road, Barnoldswick, Skipton, Yorkshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, a Solicitor's Articled Clerk, son of Stephen and Sarah Cowgill Pickles, resident Raygill, Brogden, Barnoldswick, Yorkshire. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot IX. Row G. Grave 28.

Extract from 'Yorkshire, Craven's Part In The Great War', page 57:

2ND LIEUT. HARRY THORNTON PICKLES, 3rd Bn, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment (S.R.). second son of Mr. Stephen Pickles, J.P., C.C., of Raysgill, Barnoldswick, was killed in action on April 26th, 1916. He was 26 years of age. Lieut. Pickles joined the army in September, 1914, enlisting as a private in the 10th Duke of Wellington's Regt. After a period of training at Frensham Camp, he was promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieut. and transferred to the 3rd Res. Bn. at North Shields. He was drafted out to France in January, 1916. Educated at Silcoates School, near Wakefield, where he spent five years, leaving at the age of 17, he went to Victoria University, Manchester, taking his B.A. degree with honours before the age of 20. The M.A. degree was conferred upon him the following year. He was married at Lewisham the week before leaving England, his bride being Miss Ada Heuf, of New Eltham, Kent.

PINDER

Thomas Sydney

Lance Corporal 10092, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action at Flers 7th October 1916. Son of Thomas and Sarah Jessie (nee Edlington) Pinder, of 10, Grosvenor Street, Newton Heath, Manchester. Born 1890 at South Cave, East Yorkshire. Resident Welshpool. Educated at Manchester Central School. Manchester University: 1910; M.A. (2nd Class Honours French), 1914. Assistant Master at Welshpool County School. Enlisted January 1916 atWelshpool in 24th Battalion (University & Public Schools), Royal Fusiliers. In the 1891 census he was newborn, born South Cave, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Sarah Jessie Pinder, resident Market Place, South Cave, Beverley, Yorkshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born South Cave, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Sarah J Pinder, resident 10, Grosvenor Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born South Cave, Yorkshire, an Arts Student, son of Thomas and Sarah Jessie Pinder, resident 10, Grosvenor Street, Newton Heath, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

POLLARD

Gilbert

Private PS/10460, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action at Beaumont-Hamel 14th November 1916. Son of Mr. Hargreaves Pollard, of Hall St., New Mills, Stockport. Born 1896 in New Mills. Resident New Mills. Educated at New Mills Secondary School. Manchester University: 1914; Student, Science; Officer Training Corps, October 1915 to February 1916. Student Teacher. Enlisted 1916 in New Mills. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Birch Vale, Derbyshire, son of Hargreaves and Agnes Pollard, resident Hayfield Road, Hayfield, Derbyshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Birch Vale, Derbyshire, a Scholar In Secondary School, son of Hargreaves abd Agnes Pollard, resident Cliff Lodge, New Mills, Derbyshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

PORTER

Harold James

[Listed as Lieutenant on memorial and University records] Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment. Died 15th August 1915 at Alexandria of wounds received on 6th August at Helles, Gallipoli. Aged 20. Son of Thomas and Jessie Porter, of 2, Clifton Drive South, St. Anne's-on-the-Sea, Lancs. Born 1896 in Manchester. Educated at King Edward VII. School. Manchester University: 1913; Student, Medicine (1st M.B. 1914); Officer Training Corps, October 1913 to November 1914. Gazetted December 1914. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Manchester, son of Thomas and Jessie Porter, resident 323, Waterloo Road, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Manchester, at school, son of Thomas and Jessie Porter, resident 2, South Drive, St Annes on the Sea, Lancashire. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot G. Grave 489.

PORTER

Robert Nuttall

Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at Ruthin of illness contracted on service 25th January 1919. Son of the late Sir Alexander Porter, J.P., and of Lady Porter, of Lyme Park, Chinley, Stockport. Born 1881 in Manchester. M.B., F.R.C.S. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1898; M.B., Ch.B., 1904. Medical Superintendent of Dreadnought Hospital, Greenwich, and in practice at Derby. Gazetted June 1918. In the 1881 census he was newborn, born Manchester, son of Alexander and Mary R Porter, resident 146, Corporation Street, Manchester, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born manchester, a Medical Student, son of Alex and MAry R Porter, resident Kings Lea, Holland Road, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged30, unmarried, an Assitant medical officer, resident East Dulwich Grove, Camberwell, London S.E., Surrey. In the list of fellows of The Royal College Of Surgeons in England, 1915, he was listed as resident at 48, Kedleston Road, Derby, Fellow and Member from from 8th December 1910. Buried North of the Vestry in LLANBEDR DYFFRYN CLWYD (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Denbighshire.

POTTS

Geoffrey Fildes

Lieutenant, 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Heninel, Arras 23rd April 1917. Aged 23. Son of William Edward and Emily A. J. Potts, of "Sannox," Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston. Born 1893 in Bolton. Educated at Poultonle-Fylde Grammar School; Leys School, Cambridge. Manchester University: 1912; Student, Engineering Honours; Officer Training Corps, Emerg. Enlisted August 1914; 17th Battalion Manchester Regiment Gazetted 28th October 1914. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Bolton, Lancashire, visiting Plas Eirias, Llandrillo Yn Rhos (Denbigh), Conway, Denbighshire, Wales. In the 1911 censsu he was aged 17, born Bolton, a Student at Lees School, resident Trumpington Road Cambridge. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row H. Grave 29. See also Leys School

POWICKE

Gertude Mary

Volunteer, Friendsí War Victims Relief Expedition. Died of typhus at Warsaw, Poland, 20th December 1919. Daughter of Reverend Dr. Powicke, 4 Langford Road, Heat on Moor, Stockport. Born 1887 at Hatherlow. Educated Milton Mount College, Gravesend; Schwerin, Mecklenburg. Manchester University: 1908; B.A. (2nd Class Honours Modern Languages) 1911. Mistress at Manchester High School. Joined Friends' War Victims Relief Expedition May 1915. In the 1911 census she was aged 23, born Romiley, Cheshire, a Student of Arts, visiting Rocklynes, Hill Side, Romiley Stockport, Cheshire. Buried in Poland. Commemorated in CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL, HATHERLOW, Cheshire.

PRICE

Charles Frederick Tempest

Private 16/7180, "D" Company, 16th (Service) Battalion, 1st City Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Mariecourt 15th June 1916. Aged 25. Son of John Frederick and Edith Price, of Brooklands, Manchester; brother of John W Price, of Sylvan Avenue, Sales, Cheshire. Born 1891 at Brooklands. Resident Sale, Cheshire. Baptised in Baguley, St John the Divine 5th July 1891, son of John Frederick and Edith Ellen Price. Educated at Priory School, Malvern; Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1912; Student, Law. Passed Final Law Examination June 1914. Articled Town Clerk of Hyde. Enlisted 3 September 1914 in Manchester, aged 23 years 4 months, unmarried, a Slolicitor, height 5 feet 8¾ inches, weigth 130 lbs, chest 33 inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Sale, cheshire, son of John F Price (a widower), resident 137, Marsland Road, Sale, Bucklow, Cheshire. Buried in CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 7.

PRICE

Henry Wall

[Listed on memorial as Lieutenant and in University records] Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Areluy 4th July 1916. Son of Major Henry Wall and Elizabeth Price, Lynton House, Manchester Road, Ashton-under-Lyne; husband of Fanny Gertrude (nee Bolton) Wall, married 23rd June 1915 at Ashton-Under-Lyne, St Peter, Lancashire. Born 1891 at Bath. Educate at Huish Grammar School, Taunton. Manchester University: 1909; Student, Architecture; Officer Training Corps, November 1909 to September 1912. Architect. Gazetted 19th September 1914. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Aldershot, Hampshire, an Architect, son of Henry Wall and Elizabeth Price, resident Manchester Road, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire. Buried at AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Row F. Grave 65.

PRITCHARD

William Bridgett

Lieutenant Colonel, 1st/2nd East Lancashire Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Fatally wounded at Cape Helles 29th June 1915. Son of Alderman W. B. Pritchard. Born 1867. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1886; Student, Medicine; Hon. Anaesthetist to Dental Hospital, Christie's Hospital, St. John's Hospital for Ear and Throat; Officer Commanding 4th East Lancashire Field Ambulance. Gazetted September 1914. In the 1871 census he was aged 3, born Lancashire, son of William Bridcott and Lavinia Pritchard, resident Oxford Street, Chorlton upon Medlock, Chorlton, Lancashire. In the 1881 census he was aged 13, born Manchester, Lancashire, a scholar, son of William B and Lavinia Pritchard, resident 270, Oxford Street, Chorlton upon Medlock, Chorlton, Lancashire. In the 1891 census he was aged 23, born Manchester, a medical Practioner Assistant to Charles Lawson Smithard, resident 381 & 383, Oldham Road, Manchester, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 33, born Manchester, a Surgeon, unmarried, resiodent 272, Oxford Street, South Manchester, Chorlton, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 43, born Manchester, a General Practitioner Medicine, unmarried, resident 272 Oxford Road, Chorlton Upon Medlock, Manchester, South Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 201 and 202 or 236 to 239 and 328.

PROCTOR

George

Lieutenant, 19th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 17th April 1918. Son of Thomas and Jane Proctor, late of New Inn, Gisburne, Clitheroe, Lancashire. Born 1893. Educated at Giggleswick School. Manchester University: 1912; Student, Engineering; Officer Training Corps, 19th January 1915 to 24th February 1915. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Nelson. Lancashire, son of Thomas and Jane Parker, resident Crow Hill Farm, Worston, Clitheroe, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Nelson, Lancashire, an Apprentice Draughtsman, son of Thomas and Jane Proctor, resident New Inn Gisburne near Clitheroe, Gisburne, Yorkshire & Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated at TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60.

PROUDFOOT

Harold Heafford

Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 26th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Mametz 2nd September 1916. Son of Mr. Proudfoot, 24, Frederick Street, Loughborough, Leicester. Born 1889 in Claremont, Jamaica, West Indies. Educated at Quorn Grammar School; Loughborough Grammar School; University of Edinburgh Student of Medicine, 1906-11; M.B., Ch.B. 1911.. Manchester University: 1912; Department of Public Health 1916. Resident Physician, Edinburgh Royal Institute; Fever Hospital, Monsal, Manchester; Bolton Infirmary. Gazetted April 1916. IN the 1901 census he was aged 11, born West Indies, son of Harriet H Proudfoot, resident Main Street, Mountsorrel, Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire. Listed in the Medical Register 1913 as being resident 24, Frederick Street, Loughborough, registered 28th July 1911, M.B. Bachelor of Surgery, 1911, University of Edinburgh. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row I. Grave 7.

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