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MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY WAR MEMORIAL

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

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SANDBACH

Frank Stainton

Second Lieutenant, "C" Battery, 93rd Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France 29th July 1917. Aged 28. Son of Edward and Sarah Jane Sandbach, of Ashton-on-Mersey; husband of Beatrice Emmeline (nee Clifton) Sandbach, of Park Rd., Ashton-on-Mersey, married 1914 in Prescot Registration District, Lancashire. Born 1888 in Sale. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1907; Student, Law; Officer Training Corps, 8th May 1916 to 8th December 1916. Employed as a Solicitor; Managing Clerk with Slater, Heelis, Colley, Sandbach & Anderson. Gazetted March 1917.In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Sale, Cheshire, son of Edward and Sarah J Sandbach, resident Charlton Drive, Sale, Altrincham, Cheshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Sale, Cheshire, son of Edward and Sarah J Sandbach, resident Oakfield, Ashton upon Mersey, Bucklow, Cheshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Sale, Cheshire, a Law Student, son of Edward and Sarah Jane Sandbach, resident Dunedin, Oakfield, Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 5.

SAUNDERS

Alfred George

[Listed as Lieutenant on memorial and University records] Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action near High Wood between 29th and 31st July 1916. Son of George and Charlotte Ellen Saunders, of Wesley Place, Halmerend, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Born 1893 in Holmerend. Educated at Newcastle-under-Lyme High School. Manchester University: 1913; Student, Medicine. Enlisted 29th August 1914, 5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Gazetted January 1915. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Audley, Staffordshire, son of George and Charlotte Saunders, resident Halmerend, Audley, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Hamlerend, at school, son of George and Charlotte Ellen Saunders, resident Wesley House, Halmerend, Audley, Staffordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 B and 14 C.

SAWERS-SCOTT

Norman

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action on Hill 60 23rd April 1915. Aged 19. Son of Capt. William Sawers Scott, M.D., and Margaret S. Scott, of 28, Romilly Road, Barry, Glamorganshire. Born 1894 in Manchester. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1911; B.Com. 1914; Officer Training Corps, October 1911 to June 1913 (Thorburn Efficiency Cup). First Manchester University Nomination to a Commission in the Regular Army. Gazetted June 1913. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Manchester, son of William E and Margaret Sawer Scott, resident 291, Wilmslow Road, South Manchester, Chorlton, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Manchester, at school, son of William E and Margaret E Sawers-Scott, resident 57, Wilmslow Road, Withington Manchester, South Manchester, Lancashire. Buried at BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No.4 Plot IV. Row H. Grave 5.

SCHOLFIELD

Richard Denham

[Listed as SCHOLFIELD on memorial and University records] Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli 9th August 1915. Aged 24. Son of Emma Denham Scholfield, of "Ingarsley", Warwick Rd., Hale, Cheshire, and the late Frank Scholfield. Born 1891 in Prestwich. Baptised 5th September 1891 at Prestwich, St Mary, Manchester, son of Frank and Emma Denham Scholfield. Educated at Rivington and Blackrod Grammar School; Rossall School; St. John's College, Cambridge. Manchester University: 1913; Student, Law. Articled to Town Clerk of Salford. Gazetted 1914. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Prestwich, Lancashire, son of Emma D Scholfield (a widow), resident 20, Clifton Road, Prestwich, Lancashire. Buried at 7TH FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot II. Row D. Grave 6.

SCULLY

Bernard Francis

[Transcribed as B S SCULLY] Company Quartermaster Sergeant 3413, 9th Battalion attached to 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died 11th September 1916, in 21st Casualty Clearing Station, of wounds received 9th September 1916 at Neuville. Aged 23. Son of Mary Ellen and the late Edward Scully, of Manchester. Born 1892 in Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire. Resident Moss Side, Manchester. Educated at Manchester Municipal Secondary School. Manchester University: 1912; Student, Arts; Officer Training Corps, October 1912 to September 1914. Schoolteacher. Enlisted 20th September 1914 in Manchester. Commended by Divisional General. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Gorton, Lancashire, a Student, son of Mary Ellen Scully (a widow), resident 43 High Bank, Gorton, South Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE. Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. rave 21.

SEDGLEY

Thomas Wilson

Lance Corporal 5609, "C" Company, 20th Battalion (University & Public Schools), Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action at High Wood, Somme, 20th July 1916. Aged 23. Son of Samuel Dudley Sedgley and Elizabeth Sedgley, of 155, Mauldeth Road, Withington, Manchester. Born 1893 in Southport. Baptised 24th December 1893 in Chorlton-upon-Medlock, All Saints, Lancashire, son of Samuel Dudley and Elizabeth Sedgley. Resident Withington. Educated at St. Chad's School, Ladybarn; Ducie Avenue Central; Manchester Municipal Secondary School. Manchester University: 1914; Student, Commerce; Officer Training Corps, October 1914 to December 1914. Enlisted 3rd December 1914 in Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Southport, Lancashire, son of Samuel D and Elizabeth Sedgley, resident 17, Talbot Street, Burnage, Chorlton, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Southport, Lancashire, a Labour Exchange Clerk, son of Samuel Dudley and Elizabeth Sedgley, resident 123, Mauldeth Road, Withington, South Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. Also commemorated on the Memorial to the Staff of the Ministry of Labour, in Caxton House, Tothill Street, London SW1.

SENIOR

Herbert Godbert

Lieutenant, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Montigny, France, 28th May 1918. Aged 21. Son of Herbert and Harriet Senior, of Bollinholme, Wilmslow, Cheshire. Born 1896 in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. Baptised at Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester, 7th November 1896, son of Herbert and Harriet Senior. Educated at Bryn Derwen School, Old Colwyn; Uppingham School. Officer Training Corps, August 1915 to October 1915. Salesman. Gazetted 21st November 1915. Previously wounded. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Lancashire, son of Herbert and Harriet Senior, resident Lindow, Hastings Avenue, Chorlton cum Hardy, Chorlton, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, a boarder at school, born Chorlton cum Hardy, Lancashire, boarding at Lane House, Uppingham, Rutland. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

SHARRATT

Robert Weetman

Lieutenant, Platoon No XI (Platoon Commander), "C" Company, 16th (Service) Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Authuille, Somme, 10th March 1916. Aged 21. Son of Albert Varey Sharratt and Kate Sharratt, of 16, Mauldeth Rd., Heaton Mersey, Manchester. Born 1895 in Northenden, Cheshire. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Officer Training Corps, 1st October 1912 to 1st October 1914. Assistant Clerk to the Manchester Justices. Gazetted November 1914. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Northenden, Cheshire, son of Albert V and Kate Sharratt, resident 6, Kings Drive, Heaton Norris, Stockport, Cheshire. Buried in AUTHUILE MILITARY CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE, Somme, France. Row A. Grave 26.

SHAW

Bernard Hudson

Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed by poison gas at Ploegsteert 22nd January 1917. Son of Reverend W. Hudson Shaw, Rector of S. Botolph's, Bishopsgate, London E.C. Born 1894 in Keswick. Educated at Uppingham School. Manchester University: 1911; Student, Honours B.Sc. (Engineering). Gazetted September 1914; 2nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.); transferred to 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Thornwaite, Cumberland, son of George W H and Agnes I Shaw, resident The Rectory, South Luffenham, Uppingham, Rutland. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, a school boarder, born Thornwaite, Cumberland, boarding at West Bank, Uppingham, Rutland. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row K. Grave 8.

SHEPPARD

Asa Frederick

Second Lieutenant, 27th (Reserve) Squadron, Royal Flying Corps Killed in a flying accident at Gosport whe he glided too steeply and failed to flatten (pilot error), flying in a Farman (Maurice) S.11 Shorthorn serial no. A921, 23rd February 1917. Aged 24. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Ellen Sheppard, of 117, Great Cheetham St. West, Higher Broughton, Salford. Born 1892 in Lower Broughton. Educated at Salford Municipal Secondary School. Manchester University: 1912; Student, Textile Industries. Employed by Samuel Hunter, Yarn Agents, Manchester. Enlisted 19th November 1914 in 20th Battalion (University & Public Schools), Royal Fusiliers. Gazetted September 1917. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Salford, Lancashire, son of Alfred and Elizabeth E Sheppard, resident 191, Great Cheetham Street West, Broughton, Salford, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Salford, Lancashire, a Clerk at a Reelers, son of Alfred and Elizabeth Ellen Sheppard, resident 117, Great Cheetham Street, West Broughton, Salford, Broughton, Lancashire. Buried in SALFORD (WEASTE) CEMETERY, Salford. Grave reference A4. 144.

SHORROCKS

Ernest

Sergeant 5626, 20th Battalion (University & Public Schools), Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action at High Wood 20th July 1916. Son of James H. and Lucy Anne Shorrocks, of 17 St. Clement's Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy. Born 1875 in Middleton. Educated at Hulme Grammar School. Manchester University: 1893; M.Sc. (1st Class Honours Chemistry) 1900. Master at Hulme Grammar School; Knaresborough Grammar School; Queen's College, Taunton; Taunton Grammar School. Enlisted September 1914. In the 1881 census he was aged 6, born Middleton, Lancashire, a scholar, son of James H and Lucy A Shorrocks, resident 99, Crosscliffe Street, Moss Side, Chorlton, Lancashire. In the 1891 census he was aged 16, born Middleton, Lancashire, son of James H and Lucy Anne Shorrocks, resident Keppel Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Chorlton, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 26, born Middleton, Lancashire, an Assistant Master, resident Queens College, Trull, Taunton, Somerset.In the 1911 census he was aged 36, born Middleton, Lancashire, an Assistant Master, unmarried, resident Trull, Taunton, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

SHORT

Walter (Reverend)

Captain, 7th Battalion attached to "A" Company, 5th Battalion, King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action at Coutmas, near Rheims, 20th July 1918. Aged 39. Son of Walter and Rosina Short, of Sheffield; husband of Rosa Short, of Liverpool. Born 1879 in Sheffield. Educated at Unitarian Home Missionary College, Manchester. Manchester University: 1904; B.A. 1907. Minister at Stalybridge and Bootle. Gazetted 22nd November 1916. In the 1881 census he was aged 1, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, son of Walter and Rosina Short, resident 11, Hicks Road, Nether Hallam, Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, born Sheffield, an Errand Boy, son of Walter and Rosina Short, resident Neville Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 21, born Sheffield, a Provision merchant's Clerk, son of Walter and Rosina Short, resident 126, Crookes Moor Road, Sheffield, Nether Hallam, Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, a Unitarian Minister, married to Rosa Short with one son, resident 17, Cranworth Street, Stalybridge, Cheshire. Buried in COURMAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 1.

SIDEBOTHAM

Gerald

[Listed in some records e.g. 1901 census as SIDEBOTTOM] Captain, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action north of Jerusalem 9th March 1918. Son of John James and Eliza Emily Sidebotham of 7, Brazenose St., Manchester. Born 1893 in Brinnington, Stockport. Educated at Haileybury School. Manchester University: 1910; LLB 1917; Officer Training Corps, January 1913 to August 1914. Articled Clerk to J. J. Sidebotham, Solicitor, Manchester. Gazetted 23rd August 1914. Previously wounded. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Brinnington, Cheshire, son of John J and Eliza E Sidebottom (sic), resident Park House, 31, Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Brinington, Stockport, Cheshire, a Solicitor's Articled Clerk, son of John James and Eliza Emily Sidebotham, resident Macanley House, Davenport Crescent, Stockport, Cheshire. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot M. Grave 94.

SIMCOCK

Gilbert Alexander

[Transcribed as SIMCOX and Lieutenant] Second Lieutenant, 14th (Service) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action at Sannaiyat, Mesopotamia 9th April 1916. Son of Alexander and Eliza Ann Simcock, of Allandale, Brooklands; husband of Abbie Beatrice (nee Patterson) Simcock, married 9th September 1915 in St. Ann's Church, Sale. Born 1891 in Salford. Manchester University: 1911; B.Sc. Tech. (Textile Industries), 1914; Officer Training Corps, October 1912 to 1914. Gazetted to 14th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Salford, son of Alexander and Eliza Ann Simcock, resident Brookfield House, Mellor Road, Mellor, Hayfield, Derbyshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Salford, Lancashire, a Sciences Student, son of Alexander and Eliza Ann Simcock, resident The Limes, Sylvan Avenue, Sale, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, IRaq. Panel 14 and 62.

Extract from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Four, page 184:

SIMCOCK, GILBERT ALEXANDER, Lieut., 14th (Service) Battn. The Cheshire Regt., eldest s. of Alexander Simcock, of Holmhurst, Sale; educ. Stockport Grammar School, and Manchester School of Technology, where he took his degree B.Sc. (Tech.); was gazetted 2nd Lieut. The Cheshire Regt. in Jan. 1915; served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at the Dardanelles from Sept. 1915, taking part in the evacuation of Suvla Bay and Cape Helles; proceeded to Mesopotamia with the Kut Relief Force; was reported wounded and missing after the lighting at Sanna-i-yat 9 April, 1916, and is now assumed to have been killed in action on or about that date. He m. at St. Ann's Church, Sale, 9 Sept. 1915, Abbie Beatrice (The Laurels, Sylvan Avenue, Brooklands), dau. of Thomas Mullholland Patterson; s.p.

The Will of Gilbert Alexander Simcock from Cheshire Wills And Probate:

SIMMONDS

Harold

Second Lieutenant, 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action near Zillebeke 31st July 1917. Aged 20. Son of Charles and Annie Charlotte Simmonds, of 34, Crescent Road, Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Born 1897 in Cheetham. Educated at St. John's School, Cheetham; North Manchester School; Manchester Grammar School. Officer Training Corps, March 1916 to May 1916. Employed by Commercial Union Assurance Co. Enlisted 25th May 1916 in 30th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Gazetted 26th April 1917. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Manchester, son of Charles and Annie C Simmonds, resident 5, Elm Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Manchester, at school, son of Charles and Annie C Simmonds, resident 34, Crescent Road, Crumpsall, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL. West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53 and 55.

SINCLAIR

Kenneth

Lieutenant, 432nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 12th October 1918. Aged 28. Son of Mr. Arthur James and Mrs. Annie Mary Sinclair, of Green Bank, Marple, Cheshire; husband of Beatrice R. (nee Rhodes) Sinclair, of Brookland, Penmaemnawr, Carnarvonshire, married 13th June 1917 in Marple. Born 1890 in Prestwich, Manchester. Educated at Liverpool Collegiate School, admitted 10th September 1900, son of A J Sinclair, resident Holly Bank, Greehill Road, Allerton; Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1912; B.Sc, Tech. (Mechanical Engineering), 1915; Officer Training Corps, October 1914 to August 1915. Apprenticeship in Engineering with Pollock & Macnab, Bredbury. Gazetted 17th August 1915. Twice Mentioned in Despatches. In the 1891 census he was newborn, born Manchester, son of Arthur J. and Annie M. Sinclair, resident Caerolon Villas, Clifton Road, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Prestwich. Lancashire, son of Arthur J and Annie M Sinclair. resident Holly Bank, Greenhill Road, Allerton, West Derby, Lancashire. In the 1911 crnsus he was aged 20, born Prestwick, an Engineer's Apprentice and Night Student at Technical School, son of Arthur James and Annie MAry Sinclair, resident Greenbank, Hibbert Lane, Marple, Cheshire. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 2.

Extract from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Five, page 152:

SINCLAIR, KENNETH, Lieut., 429th Field Coy, (East Lancashire) Royal Engineers (T.F.), elder s. of Arthur James Sinclair, of Green Bank, Marple, co. Chester, Director of Messrs. R. Johnson Clapham, and Morris, Ltd., Metal Merchants and Manufacturers, by his wife, Annie, dau. of the Rev. John Martin, Wesleyan Minister; b. Prestwich, co. Lancaster, 12 Nov. 1890; educ. Liverpool College; Manchester Grammar School, and the School of Technology there, where he graduated B.Sc.Tech.; volunteered for active service, and joined the Manchester University O.T.C. in Nov. 1914; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Royal Engineers 15 Aug. 1915; served with the 42nd Division in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Egypt from June, 1916, and in Feb. 1917, was transferred to France, and died at No. 18 Casualty Clearing Station 12 Oct. 1918. of wounds received in action near Le Cateau, two days previously. Buried in Rocquigny Road British Cemetery, Munancourt, north-north-east of Péronne. His Major wrote : "He has been absolutely invaluable to me during the last six and a half months. I was Adjutant during the Egyptian period, and so I know what awfully good work he did there also." He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 6 July, 1917] by Lieut.-General Sir Archibald Murray, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., for gallant and distinguished service in the field. He m. at Marple, 13 June, 1917, Beatrice Rhodes, dau. of the late James R. McLaine, and had a son, Ian Kenneth Donald, b. 3 Aug. 1918.

SINGLETON

Frank Chester

Captain (Commandant of Brigade Bombing School), 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action at Beaumont-Hamel 3rd September 1916. Aged 26. Son of the late James and Eleanor Singleton; husband of Frances Muriel Lavina Mase (formerly Singleton, nee Clark), of 8, The Crescent, Norwich, married 2nd October 1915 in Fulwood Road, Broomhill, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Yorkshire (West Riding). Born 1890 in Newton-le-Willows. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1907; M.A. (Honours Classics) 1911; Teacher's Diploma; Officer Training Corps November 1908 to September 1911. Assistant Master at County School, Richmond, Surrey, and Sheffield Central School. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Lancashire, son of James and Ellen Sinclair, resident 27, Birley Street, Newton in Makerfield, Warrington, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 20. unmarried, a Student, born Newton Le Willows, Lancashire, resident Budbrooke near Warwick, Budbrooke, Warwickshire. Gazetted November 1914. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Row B. Grave 4.

SINKINSON

Francis Geoffrey

[Listed as Second Lieutenant on memorial and University Records] Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Tank Corps. Died of wounds in German hands at Ghent 8th April 1918. Aged 20. Son of Frank and Mary Sinkinson, of Monksfield, Lytham, Lancs. Born 1897 in Oldham. Baptised 3rd March 1898 in Glodwick, Prestwich, Manchester, son of Frank and Mary messenger Sinkinson. Educated at Worksop College. Officer Training Corps May 1916 to February 1917. Gazetted 1917. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Oldham, Lancashire, son of Frank and Mary Sinkinson, resident 126, Greengate Street, Oldham, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Oldham, Lancashire, at School, son of Frank and Mary Sinkinson, resident 6, Derby Road, Heaton Moor, Heaton Norris, Cheshire & Lancashire. Buried in GENT CITY CEMETERY, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row C. Grave 5.

SKEMP

Arthur Rowland

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment formerly 4th (City of Bristol) Battalion (Territorial). Killed in action at Le Cateau 1st November 1918. Aged 36. Son of the Rev. Thomas R. and Ann J. Skemp; husband of Jessie Dewrance (nee Clarkson) Skemp, of 18, Belgrave Road, Tyndall's Park, Bristol, married 1909 in Barrow in Furness Registration District, Lancashire. .Professor of English at University of Bristol. Born 1882 in Eccles. Educated at Douglas Secondary School, Isle of Man. Manchester University: 1901; M.A. (1st Class Honours English) 1907; Faulkner Fellow, 1905; Lecturer at StrassburgUniversity and Sheffield University, and Professor of English at Bristol University. Gazetted July 1916. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, born Eccles, a Scholar, son of Thomas R and Ann J Kemp, resident The Vale, Vicarage Lane, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Eccles, a Student, son of Ann Skemp, resident Albert Road, Park Gate Avenue, Withington, Chorlton, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Eccles, a Professor of English Language and Literature in the University of Bristol, married to Jessie Dewrance Skemp with one daughter, resident 10, Henleaze Road, Westbury on Trym, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 18.

SKITT

Harold George

Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion attached to 1st Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Killed in action at Dadizeele, Flanders, 1st October 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mr. George Morris and Mrs. Annie Jane Skitt, of "Ashleigh", Ellesmere Road, Shrewsbury. Born 12th August 1895 in Shrewsbury. Baptised 1st September 1895 in Shrewsbury, St Michael's, son of George Morris and Annie Jennie Skitt. Educated at Wellington College, Shropshire. Manchester University: 1915; Dental Student; Officer Training Corps 3rd July 1916 to 7th June 1917. Enlisted 20th October 1916. Gazetted 20th September 1917. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Shrewsbury, Shropshire, son of George Morris and Annie Jane Skitt, resident New Houses, 1, Ellesmere Road, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury St Mary, Atcham, Shropshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Shrewsbury, Shropshire, at school, a boarder, boarding at New Lands, Wellington College, Wellington, Shropshire. Buried in DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 13.

Extract from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Five, page 152:

SKITT, HAROLD GEORGE, 2nd Lieut., Machine Gun Section, 1st Battn. (87th Foot) Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers), only s. of George Morris Skitt, of Ashleigh, Ellesmere Road, Shrewsbury, Tobacco Manufacturer, by his wife, Annie Jane, dau. of Henry Skitt, Veterinary Surgeon, Old Heath; b. Shrewsbury, co. Salop, 3 Aug. 1895; educ. Wellington College, co. Salop, and Manchester University, where he was a member of the O.T.C.; was a Dental Student; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers 26 Sept. 1917 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 20 April, 1918, and was killed in action at Dadezeele 1 Oct. following. Buried where he fell. His Officer Commanding wrote : "He died when leading his platoon In an attack of very great importance in Flanders, and I can tell you, as some small measure of comfort, that the attack was a successful one, and that the enemy was driven from his position." Unm.

SMALLWOOD

Reginald

Second Lieutenant, 5th (Earl of Chester's) Battalion (Territorial), Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action at Wancourt, near Arras 18th April 1917. Aged 26. Son of John and Mary Smallwood, of 2 Mount Pleasant, Bury New Road, Manchester; husband of Emily Smallwood, of Tetlow Lane, Higher Broughton, Manchester. A member of Manchester University O.T.C. Born 1890 in Wrexham. Baptised 3rd August 1900 in Wrexham, Denbighshire, son of John and Mary Smallwood. Educated at Waterloo Road Board School, Manchester. Officer Training Corps October 1915 to February 1916. Engineer's Clerk employed by J. Broughton & Co, of 33, Dutton Street, Cheetham, Manchester. Attested 16th February 1909, aged 18 years 8 months, born Wrexham, a Clerk by trade, height 5 feet 7¾ inches, chest 31 inches, resident 2, Mount Pleasesant, Cheetham, Manchester, unmarried. Gazetted 27th September 1916. In the 1891 census he was newborn, born Wrexham, son of John and Mary Smallwood, resident Charles Street, Wrexham Regis, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Wrexham, son of John and Mary Smallwood, resident 2, Mount Pleasant, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Wrexham, an Engineer's Clerk, son of John and Mary Smallwood, resident 2 Mount Pleasant, Off Bury New Road, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5 and 6.

SMITH, MC

Allan Higson

Captain, 21st Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Missing in action presumed killed when his plane was brought down in flames by Ea. en. Frenzenberg over France, while flying a Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 serial no. A3622, 21st August 1917. Aged 23. Son of John Higson Smith and Annie E. Smith, of Cromwell House, Grimsby. Born 21st June 1892 in Grimsby. Manchester University: 1912; BSc. 1916; Officer Training Corps, October 1913 to October 1914. Employed at W. Foster & Co., Engineers, Lincoln. Enlisted September 1914; 10th Battalion Lincoln Regiment. Gazetted 23rd November 1915. Commandant Aerial Gunnery School. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificate 6th August 1915. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Grimsby, Lincolnshire,son of John Higson and Annie E Smith, resident Dudley Street, Grimsby, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Grimsby, Lincolnshire, a Mechanical Engineer, boarding at Mentone, Conway Road, Colwyn Bay, Llandrillo Yn Rhos, Denbighshire, Wales. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

SMITH

James Norman

Second Lieutenant, 15th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) attached to 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action at Becourt, Albert, 31st July 1916. Aged 20. Son of Moses and Jane Smith, of Saredon, Mossley, Congleton, Cheshire. Engineering Student (Honours), Manchester University. Born 1896 in Hanley. Baptised 3rd May 1896 in Cobridge, Christ Church, Staffordshire, son of Moses and Jane Smith. Educated at Hanley Secondary School. Manchester University: 1913; Student, Engineering Honours Part L, 1915; Officer Training Corps, October 1914 to September 1915. Gazetted 11th September 1915. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Hanley, Staffordshire, son of Moses and Jane Smith, resident 52, Bryan Street, Hanley, Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire. In the 1911 census he was agfed 15, born Cobridge, Satffordshire, son of Moses and Jane Smith, resident Mossley, Congleton, Cheshire. Buried at BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row U. Grave 37.

SMITH

Lionel Stockdale

Captain, Royal Engineers. Died of illness contracted on service, 23rd March 1919 in the Buclow Registration District, Cheshire. Aged 28. Son of Lionel Copley and Eliza Smith, of Oakfield, Ashton-on-Mersey. Born 25th May 1890 in Sheffield. Baptised 29th September 1890 in Skipton, Holy Trinity, Yorkshire (North Riding), son of Lionel Copley and Eliza Smith. Educated at Carlisle Grammar School; Reading Grammar School; Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1910; B.Sc. Tech., 1914. Enlisted 6th August 1914 as Corporal 28195, Royal Engineers, with Expeditionary Force to France 16th August 1914; Appointed temporay commission in the field as Second Lieutenant, "L" Signal Company, Royal Engineers (Motor Cyclist Section) with effect from 29th January 1915. Mentioned in Despatches. L.S. Smith, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, resident Lyndon, Ashton-on-Mersey, Cheshire, was issued a Silver War badge no. 149790 16th August 1917. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, son of Lionel C and Eliza Smith, resident Summerseat, Hipperholme, Halifax, Yorkshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, a Student Man. Tech. School, son of Lionel Copley and Eliza Smith, resident Lyndon, Oakfield, Ashton-Upon-Mersey, Cheshire. Place of burial currently not ascertained.

Extract from National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1919:

SMITH Lionel Stockdale of Lyndon Oakfield Ashton-on-Mersey Cheshire died 23 March 1919 Administration Chester 24 July to Lionel Copley Smith wool merchant.
Effects £85 12s. 2d.

SMITH

Quintin Livingstone

Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion attached to 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Thiepval 1st July 1916. Aged 26. Son of Robert and Agnes Livingstone Smith, of 77, Davenport St., Bolton. Born 1890 in Bolton. Educated Bolton Grammar School. Manchester University: 1907; B.A. 1910; Teacher's Diploma 1911; Officer Training Corps, November 1908 to September 1913. Assistant Master, Latymer Secondary School, Edmonton. Attested 1st November 1915 with the Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C.), resident 77, Davenport Street, Bolton. Gazetted 2nd November 1915. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Bolton, Lancashire, son of Robert and Agnes Smith, resident Clarence Street, Little Bolton, Bolton, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Bolton, Lancashire, son of Robert and Agnes Smith, resident 95, Davenport Street, Bolton, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.

SMYTH, MC

Edmund Fitzgerald

Major (Acting), 11th/13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action at Marcoing 3rd December 1917. Aged 31. Son of William and Jane R. Smyth, of Brookfield, Banbridge, Co. Down. Born 1886 in Banbridge. Educated at St. Columba's College, Co. Dublin. Manchester University: 1905; Student, Mechanical Engineering. Director of Smyth's Weaving Co., Ltd., Banbridge; Managing Director of Lisburn Weaving Co. Gazetted 15th September 1914. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 6.

Extract from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Three, page 252-253:

SMYTH, EDMUND FITZGERALD, M.C., Major, 11th (Service) Battn. The Royal Irish Rifles, s. of the late William Smyth, J.P., of Brookfield, Banbridge, co. Down, by his wife, Janie Robinson, dau. of the Rev. Dr. David Wilson. of Limerick ; b. Banbridge aforesaid, 18 Aug. 1886 ; educ. St. Columba's College, Rathfarnham, co. Dublin, and at Owens College, Manchester; was Managing Director of the Lisburn Factory, and Director of Smyth's Weaving Company, Banbridge; being an enthusiastic member of the Ulster Volunteer Force, he assisted to raise 400 men from Lisburn for the South Antrims, and was gazetted Capt. 11th Royal Irish Rifles; served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 5 Oct. 1915, to 7 July, 1916, and was wounded during the Somme attack in July, 1916; on recovery returned to the front, and was killed in action at Marcoing, near Cambrai, 3 Dec. 1917. Buried there. Brigadier-General Griffith wrote: "I had a great admiration and liking for your son, who was one of the finest officers in the Brigade, and is a great loss to us. I was particularly anxious to have him as a battalion commander. I know how poor my efforts at sympathy must be, but I think you would like to know in what high estimation we held your son, and what genuine sorrow all of us who have served with him feel at the loss of a good friend and gallant comrade." He was awarded the M.C. "for exceptionally good service as second in command of the battalion for a period of six months. He commanded the battalion when it captured a number of prisoners and several machine guns in action. Throughout his service he has shown great devotion to duty and exceptional powers of organization," and was mentioned in Despatches by F.M. Sir Douglas Haig [London Gazette, 1 Jan. 1918], for gallant and distinguished service in the field. Major Smyth was well known in many branches of sport, and his athletic record is a long and consistently good one. He led the Banbridge Hockey Eleven to victory on many occasions, and captained the side on that eventful day when the Irish Cup was wrested from the Palmerston team in Dublin and brought to Ulster for the first time. He gained International Honours first against Wales in 1911, and the following season against England, Scotland and Wales, when he was captain of the Irish team. He was also a member of the N.I.F.C. Rugby XV., and represented Ulster in the Inter-provincials in 1908. Much interested in golf, he was a member of the Royal County Down Golf Club, where he won numerous competitions, and was one of the founders and a trustee of the Banbridge Club: unm.

SNEATH, MC

Wilfrid Archer

Captain, 2nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 12th July 1917 at La Panne of wounds received on 2nd July 1917. Aged 30. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Sneath, of Thurlby, Bourne, Lincs. Born 1888 in Manthorpe, Lincolnshire. Eduicated at Thurlby Council School; Grantham Tech. Institute. Manchester University: 1905; M.B., Ch.B. (1st Class Honours), 1910. Demonstrator in Anatomy. In a Practice with Dr. Cheetham of Ashton-under-Lyne. Gazetted 14th August 1914. Attached Belgian Army Hospital, Calais, and Medical Officer (M.O.) to 6th Battalion Welch Regiment. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Listed in the Medical Register 1913 as being resident at Thurlby, Bourne, Lincolnshire, registered 4th August 1910, M.B., Bachelor of Surgery 1910 from Victoria University, Manchester. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Witham on the Hill, Lincolnshire, son of Henry A and Elizabeth M Sneath, resident Northorpe Street, Thurlby, Bourne, Lincolnshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Lincolnshire, son of Henry A and Mary (her middle name) E Sneath, resident Bottom, Northorpe, Thurlby, Bourne, Lincolnshire. On the 11th December 1912 he became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, resident Bourne, Lincolnshire, M.B. Manchester, listed in 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, in the Calendar of the Royal College of Surgeons in England. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row H, Grave 9.

SOUTHWARD

Robert Kennaugh

Private 4754, 2nd/7th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at High Wood, Somme, 18th August 1916. Aged 19. Son of William C and Mary Southward, of Cooilbane House, Sulby, Isle of Man. Born 1896 in Douglas, Isle of Man. Baptised 1896 in Douglas, Isle of Man, born 4 Prospect Terrace, Isle of Man, son of William Charles and Mary (nee Kennaugh) Southwward. Educated at Douglas Secondary School. Manchester University: 1915; Student, Science; Officer Training Corps, November 1915 to March 1916. Enlisted 20th January 1916 in St. Helens, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Douglas, Isle of Man, son of William C and Mary Southward, resident Sulby Mills, Lezayre, Isle of Man. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

SPENCE

William

Lance Corporal PS/9650 [9659 on SDGW], 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action at Flers, Combles, 9th October 1916. Aged 21. Son of Thomas and Emily Spence, of 3, Bell Street, Central Estate, Hartlepool. Born 1895 in Hartlepool. Resident Hartlepool, Durham. Educated at Hart Road School; Galley's Field School; Henry Smith's Secondary School. Manchester University: 1914; Student, Arts; Officer Training Corps, October 1914 to October 1915. Enlisted at Manchester November 1915 in the 20th Battalion (University & Public Schools), Royal Fusiliers. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Hartlepool, Durham, son of Thomas and Emily Spencer, resident 3, Bell Street, Throston, Hartlepool, Durham. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Hartlepool, Durham, a Student, son of Thomas and Emily Spence, resident 3, Bell Street, Hartlepool, Throston, Durham. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

STEAD

Horace Stuart

Second Lieutenant, 1st/2nd Battalion attached to 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 26th March 1918. Aged 27. Fourth son of the late Edward George and Laura Stead, of Manchester. Born 1891 in Fylde Regfistration District, Lancashire. Baptised 21 May 1891 in Blackpool, St John, Lancashire, son of Edward George and Laura Stead, of 130 Hornby Road, Blackpool, Lancashire. Officer Training Corps 16th November 1915 to 5th February 1916. Employed at the Head office of The Bradford Dyers' Association Ltd. Listed on the Roll of Honour for Bradford Dyers Association. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Blackpool, Lancashire, son of Ernest G and Laura Stead, resident 15, Wellington Street, Moss Side, Chorlton, Lancashire. Listed in the Absent Voters Lists 1918 1918, resident of Plas Newydd, Ogden Road, Knutsford. No known grave. Commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 32 to 34.

STELL

Jack

Second Lieutenant (Pilot), 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots. Accidentally killed at Cramlington, Newcastle, when he stalled on a turn at 250 feet resulting in a nose dive, flying in a Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 serial no. E81, 19th June 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mr. Alexander and Mrs. Amelia Stell, of 3, Brunel Street, Burnley. Born 8th May 1897 in Burnley. Educated at Burnley Grammar School. Employed as a Cashier, Cotton Weaving Shed of Messrs, James Lec & Bros, Ltd, of Elm Street Mill, Burnley, Lancashire August 1912 to February 1916. Officer Training Corps, February 1916 to July 1916. Gazetted 25th December 1916. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Burnley, Lancashire, son of Alexnder and Amelia Stell, resident 3, Rendel Street, Burnley, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Burnley, Lancashire, at school, son of Alexnder and Amelia Stell, resident 3, Brunel Street, Burnley, Lancashire. Buried at HABERGHAM (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. New Ground. Row E. Grave 13.

STEVENSON

Alan

Captain, 13th Battalion attached to 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Killed in action on the Somme 26th September 1916. Aged 29. Son of the Rev. William and Annie J. Stevenson, of 66, Stamford Rd., Mossley, Manchester. Born 1887 in Blackpool. Educated at Bradford Grammar School; Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1904; M.A. (Honours Classics) 1907. Assistant Master at Sandbach Grammar School; Duke's School, Alnwick, Northumberland. Enlisted August 1914.; Gazetted November 1914. Buried in BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 16.

STEVENSON

Talbert

Captain & Adjutant, 4th/5th (City of Dundee) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action at Polderhoek, Ypres, 14th November 1917. Aged 22. Son of Francis and Margaret Stevenson, of 10, Dudhope Terrace, Dundee. Born 1895 in Dundee. Educated at Dundee High School; Oundle School. Manchester University: 1913; Student, Applied Chemistry. Gazetted 2nd September 1914. Awarded the Military cross (M.C.) and Bar. Mentioned in Despatches. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), son of Francis and Margaret K Stevenson, resident 43, Constitution Street, Dundee, St Clement, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, a boarder at school, born Dundee, Forfarshire, boarding at Crosby School Boarding House, Milton Road, Oundle, Northamptonshire. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 2.

Extract from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Three, page 257-258:

STEVENSON, TALBERT, M.C., Capt., 4th (Territorial) Battn. The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), only s. of Francis Stevenson, of 10, Dudhope Terrace, Dundee, by his wife, Margaret, dau. of the late John Kidd, of Marrbank, Dundee ; b. Dundee, 3 May, 1S95; educ. Dundee High School; Oundle School, co. Northants, and at the Manchester University ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 2 Sept. 1914; promoted Lieut. 27 Sept. 1915, and Capt. 10 Aug. 1917 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 2 Feb. 1915 ; was wounded at Festubert 9 May, 1915, at La Quinque Rue 9 June, 1915 and again during the Battle of the Somme 9 Nov. 1916; and was killed in action at Polderhoek, on the Menin Road, 14 Nov. 1917. Buried in the Military Cemetery, La Clytte, 12 miles south-west of Ypres. His Commanding Officer wrote : "During the two long years I was with the battalion your son filled such a large part in my life. I remember so well meeting him for the first time at Richebourg, and I very soon found out what a magnificent fellow he was. When the battalion settled down I used to feel that I only had three companies to bother about. I knew that not only would any order be thoroughly understood, but that it would be carried out to the letter in a more efficient manner than I could have done it myself. In what I regard as the highest water-mark we reached when we marched down to the Somme, I think that a minute inspection of your son's company largely contributed to make General Finch Hatton refer to the battalion as the finest be had seen in France. Certainly his company was as near perfection as can be attained. Its fighting spirit, efficiency, grit and esprit de corps clearly stood out at a time when I think the whole battalion was well above the average, and I attribute it in the first instance to the magnificent example your boy always set and to his untiring conscientious work. I induced him to take over the Adjutancy—firstly, because no one else could do it as well, and secondly, because I wanted to take him away from the discomfort of the front trenches. . . . His trouble was always that he was too gallant—always wishing to personally carry out any dangerous duty," and Col. T. D. Murray : "Your son was without exception the finest specimen of the young British officer I have ever met. His loss to the battalion is irreparable. Since our former Colonel left he has been my Adjutant, and I relied, implicitly on him. Brave to a fault, brimming over with energy and kindness; a prime favourite with officers and men he also possessed a very old head on young shoulders. Personally, I loved your boy as if he had been a son of my own, and I have never been so cut up over any loss in this war." He was mentioned in Despatches by F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French [London Gazette, 1 Jan. 1916], for gallant and distinguished service in the field, and was awarded the Military Cross [London Gazette, 1 Jan 1917], for "gallantry at the Somme," and was awarded a bar to that honour [London Gazette, 27 Nov. 1917], for "conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty." "Amongst many thrilling incidents in a military career . . . none perhaps afforded Capt. Stevenson such an opportunity to express himself as during the Battle of the Somme in the Ancre Valley, from 9 to 13 Nov. 1916. He simply lived for these days, supported by the affection and loyalty of officers and men ; his company, when the time came, was in the pink, perfectly disciplined, well informed and burning with enthusiasm. The objective was St. Pierre Divion, and on the 9th the battalion moved forward to remove the first obstacles in the way. During these operations the Captain wounded in the log by a piece of shell : a bandage sufficed for this, and during the next two days the battalion fought their way right up to a high bank strongly fortified, protecting the village. On the 13th this strong position had to be rushed, and eye-witnesses declare Stevenson, with his men, simply revelled in the job, leading not only his own men, but gallant fellows who had joined from other regiments. They effectually cleaned the place up—the Captain unfortunately fell, with five wounds by an egg bomb, just before the village was captured.. . Such an experience as this Capt. Stevenson would not have missed for worlds, and proof of this is to be found in the fact that just a month previously he was pressed to accept the Brigade Majorship, but declined to leave his company, in view of the imminent engagement for which they were all prepared." Unm.

STEWART

John Stanley

Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion attached 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action on the Somme 17th October 1916. Aged 21. Son of Robert and Mary Stewart, of 35, Deramore St., Moss Side, Manchester. Born 1895 in Manchester. Educated at Ducie Avenue School. Officer Training Corps, July 1915 to January 1916. Employed as a Yarn Salesman. Gazetted 1916. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Manchester, attending schoool, son of Robert and Mary E Stewart, resident 37, Deramore Street, Moss Side, Chorlton, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.

STEWART

Vernon Radcliffe

[Listed as Lieutenant on memorial and University records] Second Lieutenant, 19 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Army Service Corps. Killed when he was struck by a propeller of a Nieuport 12, serial no. A5197, at Castle Bromwich 5th December 1917. Aged 23. Son of Dr. John Barclay Stewart and Sarah Elizabeth Battersby Stewart, of Well Bank, Haslingden. Born 19th March 1894 at 71 Ashbowne Road, Derby. Baptised 29th April 1894 at Derby, Green Lane Presbyterian Church, son of John Barclay and Sarah Elizabeth Battersby Stewart, of Holmesfield, Derbyshire. Educated at Newchurch Grammar School; Haslingden Secondary School; Giggleswick School. Manchester University: 1912; Student, Science. Gazetted 12th October 1914. Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificate 5th September 1916. Buried in HASLINGDEN (HOLDEN HALL) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Grave referenceB. 686 and 704.

Court of Inquiry Verdict:

The court are of the opinion that 2/L Stewart was accidentally killed owing to negligence on his own part in standing in the close vicinity of, & in the obvious course of, a machine about to make a flight.

STORRS *

James Parker

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion (Territorial), Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds at Ypres 8th August 1917. Aged 26. Son of James Storrs, J.P. and Alice Ann Storrs (wife's name differs when he remarried), of Stalybridge, Cheshire. Born 1890 in Stalybridge. Baptised 16th December 1890 in Staleybridge, St Paul, Cheshire, son of James and Alice Ann Storrs. Educated at Dinglewood School, Colwyn Bay. Manchester University: 1911; LL.B 1914. Articled to Mr. R. Innes, Solicitor, of Manchester, and passed his final examination in March 1915. Gazetted 6th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. In the 1891 census he was newborn, born Dukinfield, Cheshire, son of James and Alice Storrs, resiudent Thackeray Street, Dukinfield, Ashton under Lyne, Cheshire. In the 12901 census he was aged 10, born Dukinfield, Cheshire, son of James Storrs (a widower), resident 17, Mostyn Street, Dukinfield, Ashton under Lyne, Cheshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Stalybridge, Cheshire, a Law Student, son of James and Amy Beeley (second wife) Storrs, resident Fern Bank Mottram Road Stalybridge, Stalybridge, Cheshire. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row E. Grave 15.

STOTT *

Walter Goodwin

Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Manchester Regiment attached 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres 18th September 1918. Aged 31. Husband of Mary (nee Marsland) Stott, of Yew Tree Farm, Withington, Manchester, married 10th September 1917 at Withington, St Paul, Manchester, Lancashire, son of Thomas Henry Stott. Born 1886 in Manchester. Educated at Longsight Grammar School. Officer Training Corps, November 1915 to January 1916. Employed as a Cotton Salesman. Gazetted September 1916. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Manchester, son of Thomas Henry and Sarah Stott, resident The Grove, Moss Side, Chorlton, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Manchester, an Office Boy in a Shipping House, resident with is sibl;ings at 30, Victoria Avenue, Didsbury, Chorlton, Lancashire. Buried in HAGLE DUMP CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 9.

STRINGER

Albert Edward

Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Helles, Gallipoli, 7th June 1915. Aged 37. Son of Edward and Ann Stringer, of 6, Trafalgar Square, Ashton-under-Lyne. B.Sc., Victoria University, Manchester. Deputy Headmaster, Municipal Secondary School, Ashton-under-Lyne. Born 1878 in Ashton-under-Lyne. Baptised 24th February 1878 in Audenshaw, St Stephen, Manchester, son of Edward and Ann Stringer. Educated at Trafalgar Square Day School, Ashton-under-Lyne. Manchester University: 1897; B.Sc. 1900. Deputy Head Master of Ashton-under-Lyne Secondary School. Gazetted 2nd September 1914. In the 1881 census he was aged 3, born Ashton, Lancashire, son of Edward and Ann Stringer, resident 59, Cambridge Street, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire. In the 1891 census he was aged 13, born Ashton under Lyne, a scholar, son of Edward and Ann Stringer, resident Trafalgar Square, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 23, born Ashton under lyne, Lancashire, a School Master (Certificated), son of Ann Stringer (a widow), resident 2, Trafalgar Square, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 33, born Ashton-under-Lyne, a Science Master at a Secondary School, brother-in-law of Ralph Lees (Head Teacher at Trafalgar Square School), brother of Elizabeth Ann Lees, resident 6, Trafalgar Square, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 159 to 171.

STUART *

Frank

Captain, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) and General List attached to 57th Light Trench Mortar Battery. Killed in action at Messines 10th April 1918. Son of Harry T. R. and Margaret Stuart, of High Bank, Walshaw, Bury. Born 1891 in Thornliebank, Glasgow. Educated at Bolton Grammar School. Manchester University: 1908; Certificate in Technology (Applied Chemistry) 1914; Officer Training Corps, October 1909 to September 1912. Chemist with Know Mill Printing Co., Ltd., Bury. Enlisted 4th September 1914; U.P.S. Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Gazetted 1915. Previously wounded. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Scotland, son of Harry T R and Margaret E Stuart, resident Know Mill House, Entwistle, Edgeworth, Bolton, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Renfrew, Thonlisbank, a Student, son of Harry T R and Margaret Stuart, resident Know Mill House, Entwistle, Edgworth, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 161.

SUTCLIFFE

Henry

Gunner 72735, 140th heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of influenza and bronchial pneumonia, aggravated by exposure on Active Service, at 11th Casualty Clearing Station, France, 8th November 1918. Aged 39. Son of Alfred and Mary Sutcliffe, of 29, Wellington Road, Todmorden. Born 1879 in Todmorden. Resident Todmorden. Educated at Cross Stone School, Todmorden. Manchester University: 1897; BSc. 1900; Science Master. Attested 29th November 1915 in Burnley, enlisted March 1916 in Burnley, Lancashire, aged 36 years 7 months, height 5 feet 8½ inches, Weight 138 lbs, chest 36½ inches, an Assistant Schoolmaster, unmarried. Embarked as 160 Heavy Battery at Sotuhampton 30th July 1916, disembarked at Le Havre 31st July 1916, joined 140 Heavy Battery in the Field 3rd August 1916. Admitted to hospital P.U.O 8th October 1916, back to duty 15th October 1916. In the 1881 census he was aged 1, born Yorkshire, a Cabinet Maker's son, son of Alfred and Mary Sutcliffe, resident Mankinholes, Langfield, Todmorden, Yorkshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, born Mankinholes, Yorkshire, son of Alfred and Mary Sutcliffe, resident Sandholme Villas, Commercial Road, Langfield, Todmorden, Yorkshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 21, born Todmorden, Yorkshire, a School Teacher, son of Alfred and Mary Sutcliffe, resident Pavement, Todmorden, Yorkshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Todmorden, Yorkshire, a School Teacher, son of Alfred and Mary Sutcliffe, resident 29 Wellington Road, Todmorden, Yorkshire. Buried in ST. ANDRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 74.

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