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MILNROW WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

The Milnrow Memorial stands in its own grounds within the park in Milnrow, Greater Manchester. The memorial was moved here due to road improvement. It was originally at the Kiln Lane end of Dale Street, set back from the road near Milnrow Bridge. The memorial is made from Bollington sandstone and consists of a plinth surmounted by a bronze statue of a soldier with his rifle and fixed bayonet with a York sandstone pediment. The names listed on three panels with a fourth listing those of World War 2. There are 144 names for World War 1 and 54 for World War 2. The memorial was dedicated by Rev. T W Wareham and unveiled by Major General A Solly-Flood August 1924; the sculptor was G Thomas.

Photographs copyright © Dorothy Hargreaves 2008

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THE MILNROW URBAN DISTRICT
WHO DIED FOR ENGLAND
1914-1918

ARMSTRONG

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ARMSTRONG

William
Private 15304, Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 28 November 1915. Aged 17. Born Accrington, enlisted Shaw. Son of Letitia Long, of 32, St. James St., Milnrow, Rochdale, Lancs. SPOILBANK CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 26.Buried in

ASHWORTH

Harold
Private 21791, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 13 April 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. Son of John William and Sarah Elizabeth Ashworth, of 194, Harbour Lane, Milnrow, Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.

BANCROFT

George
Private 4422, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusilirs. Killed in action at Gallipoli 4 June 1915. Aged 19. Born Burnley, enlisted Bury. Son of Mrs. Susannah Bancroft, of 6, Ladyhouse Lane, Milnrow, Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (invluding Gallipoli). Panel 58 to 72 or 218 to 219.

BARKER

Ben
Lance Corporal 5660, 12th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 14 September 1916. Aged 22. Born Leeds, Yorkshire, enlisted Shaw, resident Milnrow. Son of Isaac and Alice Barker, of 147, Dale St., Milnrow, Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

BARNES

William Henry
Private 240877, 1st/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 8 June 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Burnley. Son of James William and Clara Barnes, of 5, Hinton St., Burnley. Born at Milnrow, Rochdale. Buried in LA CHAPELETTE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, PERONNE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 2.

BLACKBURN

Edward
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached to 2nd/7th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 22. Son of Alfred Blackburn, of 69, Rochdale Rd., Milnrow, Rochdale, Lancs, and the late Rebecca Blackburn. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 64 to 67.

BOTTOMLEY

Mark
Private 8767, 6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 18 October 1918. Aged 36. Born Risworth, Yorkshire, enlisted Rochdale. Son of John and Hannah Bottomley, of 71, Rochdale Rd., Milnrow, Rochdale. Buried in POMMEREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row Section D. Grave 11.

BOWDEN

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BRIERLEY

Addison
Private 19680, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 27 November 1917. Aged 20. Born Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. Son of the late John and Eliza Brierley, of 88, Rochdale Rd., Milnrow, Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 2.

BROADBENT

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BUCKLEY

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BUCKLEY

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BUTTERWORTH

Abraham
Private 31827, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 25 April 1917. Born and enlisted Rochdale. Son of John Butterworth, of 6, Wild House Lane, Milnrow, Rochdale, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

BUTTERWORTH

Arthur
Gunner 141270, 136th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 28 September 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. Son of John and Emma Butterworth, of Low House, Milnrow, Rochdale. Buried in BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 12.

BUTTERWORTH

James Elmer
Private 37997, 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 13 June 1918. Aged 22. Born Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. Son of John Butterworth, of Yew House, Milnrow, Rochdale. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot III. Row G. Grave 8.

BUTTERWORTH

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BUTTERWORTH

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BUTTERWORTH

William [Henry]
[Three entries] Private 123250, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in UNited Kingdom 20 November 1917. Aged 30. Born and enlisted Shaw. Husband of Beatrice Butterworth, of 85, Milnrow Rd., Shaw. Buried in CROMPTON CEMETERY, Lancashire. Church grave 10045.

CHADWICK

George Thomas
Private 291020, 10th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 19 August 1917. Aged 19. Resident Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. Son of George Willie and Alice Ann Chadwick, of 19, Cornfield St., Milnrow, Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 93 to 94.

CHAMBERLAIN

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COCKER

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COCKERILL

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COOPER

John
Private 16055, 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 17 July 1916. Aged 18. Born Salford, enlisted Rochdale. Son of John and Caroline Cooper, of 62, Rochdale Rd., Milnrow, Rochdale. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 126.

CRABTREE

John
Private S/13252, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action 12 October 1916. Aged 29. Born Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. Son of Mrs. Hannah Jane Crabtree, of 192, Harbour Lane, Milnrow, Rochdale, Lancs. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row AA. Grave 30.

CRABTREE

Willie
Private 34833, 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusliers. Died 24 November 1916. Born and resident Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. Husband of S. Newall (formerly Crabtree), of 2, Hollows Farm, Shore Edge, Crompton, Lancs. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, MAILLY-MAILLET, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 5.

CROCKER

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CROSSLEY

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DEAN

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DODD

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DRONSFIELD

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DUFFY

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FENNAH

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FIELDING

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FOWDEN

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FODEN

Ernest
Private 29898, 7th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 24 July 1918. Aged 21. Born Manchester, enlisted Rochdale, resident Milnrow. Son of William and Amelia Foden, of 34, Molesworth St., Rochdale, Lancs. Formerly 29394, Lancashire Fusiliers. Buried in GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS, Glasgow. Plot/Row/Section P. Grave 2582.

FOULDS

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GARTSIDE

Sim
Lance Corporal 34001, "D" Company, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident New Hey, Lancs., enlisted Rochdale. Son of Sarah Ann Gartside, of 79, Newhey Rd., Milnrow, Rochdale, and the late John Gartside. Formerly 12769, Lancashire Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel Panel 29 and 30.

GAUNT

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GIRLING

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GOODWIN

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GOODWIN

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HAIGH

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HARTLEY

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HARTLEY

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HEMMINGWAY

Alfred [Marriott]
[Listed as Alfred Marriott Memingway on CWGC] Private 21590, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 30 November 1917. Aged 31. Born Earls Heaton, Yorkshire, enlisted Manchester, resident Rochdale. Husband of Etty Hemingway, late of 10, Kiln Lane, Milnrow, Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 5.

HILL

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HILL

Joseph
Private 2978, "Q" Company, 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1916. Aged 38. Born Greenacres, Oldham, enlisted Oldham. Son of the late Joseph and Eliza Jane Hill; husband of Martha Ellen Hill, of 149, Milnrow Rd., Shaw, Oldham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 63 to 65.

HILL

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HOLDEN

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HOLDEN

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HOLT

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HOPE

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HOPLEY

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HOPLEY

Richard
Gunner 76620, 171st Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 2 September 1916. Aged 26. Born Oldham, enlisted Rochdale, resident Milnrow. Husband of A. E. Hopley, of 5, Stott St., Ladyhouse, Milnrow, Rochdale. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 48.

HOWARTH

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HOWARTH

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HOWARTH

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HOYLE

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HURST

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INGHAM

Samuel
Lance Corporal 9744, 1st/6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 20 December 1915. Born Hindley, Lancashire, enlisted Rochdale, resident Milnrow. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Grave lost. Special memorial Section C. Grave 208.

JACKSON

Joseph
Private 32415, 12th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action in Salonika 14 September 1916. Born Milnrow, enlisted Bury, Lancs., resident Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

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KAY

John
Private 16768, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 8 May 1915. Aged 19. Born Milnrow, enlisted Shaw. Son of Mrs. F. Leach, of 17, Ladyhouse Lane, Milnrow, Rochdale, Lancs (note the difference in surnames). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12.

KEATING

Thomas [Henry]
Private 2321, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 13 October 1914. Aged 23. Born Milnrow, enlisted Lancaster. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2.

KENDRICK

George
Rifleman C/543, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 13 April 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Rochdale, enlisted Manchester. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kendrick, of 29, Harbour Lane, Milnrow, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

KENWORTHY

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KINDER

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KNIGHT

Fred
Private 19083, 2nd Battalion attached 12th Trench Mortar Battery, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 23 November 1917. Aged 26. Born Oswaldtwistle, Lancs., enlisted Rochdale. Son of Isabella Knight, of 2, Wild's Terrace, Milnrow, Rochdale; brother of James (below). Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 17.

KNIGHT

Henry
Private 240483, 1st/6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 2 September 1917. Born Skipton, Yorkshire, enlisted Rochdale, resident Milnrow. Buried in AEROPLANE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 14.

KNIGHT

James
Private 19084, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 12 June 1916. Aged 29. Enlisted Rochdale. Son of Isabella Knight of 2 Wilds Terrace Milnrow, Rochdale, Lancs, and the late Marshall Knight; brother of Fred (above). Buried in BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 61.

LAW

Francis Edwin
Private 35221, 13th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers transferred to 1642,) 13th Battalion, Training Reserve. Died in United Kingdom 11 December 1916. Born Bodenham, herefordshire, enlisted Rochdale. Husband of Mary Lavinia Law, of 3, Stott St., Milnrow. Buried in MILNROW (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Plot/Row/Section 13. Grave 28.

LEACH

Ernest
Lance Corporal 6355, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 11 November 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Rochdale. Son of Frederick and Eliza Leach, of 28, Halliwell St., Milnrow, Rochdale; husband of Martha Alice Stott (formerly Leach), of 34, Moss Row, Norden, Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.

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LEE

Arthur
Corporal 11472, 116th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 6 November 1917. Aged 23. Born Holmfirth, Yorkshire, enlisted Rochdale. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lee, of 46, Ladyhouse Lane, Milnrow, Rochdale. Formerly 21212, Royal Lancaster Regiment. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 15.

LONGBOTTOM

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LORD

James Edmund
Private 242481, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 9 August 1916. Aged 20. Enlisted Bolton, resident Milnrow. Son of John and Sarah Lord, of 20, Cornfield St., Milnrow, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A.

LORD

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LYONS

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McDOUGAL

Albert Irvig
[Spelt McDOUGALL on CWGC] Private 104444, 54th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 23 April 1919. Aged 30. Son of William Irving McDougall and Mary Jane McDougall, of 38, Albert St., Milnrow, Rochdale, Lancs. Buried in CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 18.

MALLISON

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MASSEY

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MILLIGAN

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MILLIGAN

Donald [George]
Private 35216, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 28 May 1918. Aged 19. Born Milton, Lancs., resident Rochdale. Son of Samuel and Sarah Milligan, of 74, Harbour Lane, Milnrow, Rochdale, Lancs. Formerly S/325445, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in SISSONNE BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section L. Grave 15.

MILLS

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MILNE

James
[Listed as MILNES on SDGW & CWGC] Private 20316, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 16 June 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

MOWBRAY

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MURRAY

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NUNN

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OGDEN

William
Driver L/45813, "A" Battery, 72nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 14 October 1917. Enlisted Albershot, Hampshire, resident Rochdale. Son of Mrs. E. A. Crook, of 80, Rochdale Rd., Milnrow, Rochdale. Buried in ADINKERKE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot.Row.Section D. Grave 22.

ORMEROD

Otis
Serjeant 241996, 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 17 February 1919. Aged 24. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Ormerod, of 54, Dale Street, Milnrow; and husband of Sarah Ormerod, of 16 Sydney Street, Rochdale. Buried in ROCHDALE CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section O. Grave 14035.

PARRIN

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PEARSON

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Private 203493, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers transferred to 612366, 126th Prisoners of War Company, Labour Corps. Died 29 December 1918. Husband of S. Pearson, of 1, Chadwick Fold, Lady House, Milnrow, Rochdale, Lancs. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 8A.

PEARSON

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PLATT

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PRESTWICH

Herbert
Private 28598, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds 30 September 1918. Aged 20. Born Stalybridge, Lancashire, enlisted Rochdale, resident Milnrow. Son of Benjamin Prestwich, of 11, Dale St., Milnrow, Rochdale. Formerly 4770, D.L.O.Y. Buried in HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 7.

REEKIE

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REEVE

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RIGG

Richard
Private 16093, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Born and resident Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.

ROBINSON

Claude [S]
Private 54483, 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 21. Born Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. Son of Robert and Eleanor Robinson, of 24, Euston Grove, Morecambe, Lancs. Formerly 142504, Royal Field Artillery. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22.

ROSE

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ROSE

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ROYDS

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SKEELS

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SCHOFIELD

Albert
Lance Corporal M2/166634, Royal Army Service Corps attached 150th brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 12 July 1918. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted Rochdale. Son of George Albert and Ruth Schofield, of 182, Harbour Lane, Milnrow, Lancs. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 11.

SCHOFIELD

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SCHOFIELD

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SHARROCKS

William
Private 785012, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 23 January 1917. Aged 31. Born 20 October 1885 in Milnrow, Lancashire. Son of William and Ann Sharrocks, husband of Ellen Sharrocks, of 3, Queen St., Littleborough, Manchester, England. Native of Milnrow, Rochdale. Miner by trade. Married. Passed fit 25 January 1916 and attested 28 January 1916 at Bartonville, Ontario, Canada, aged 30 years 3 months, heoght 5 feet 5½ inches, girth 36½ inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in BOIS-DE-NOULETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 2. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8811 - 17

SHEPHERD

Thomas
Rifleman C/548, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 21 July 1916. Born Milnrow, enlisted Manchester, resident Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

SHORE

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STOTT

Amos
Private 32510, 1st/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 19 June 1918. Born and resident Milnrow, enlisted Shaw. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 42 and 43.

STUBBS

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SUTCLIFFE

Alexander
Private 12393, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers attached to 251st Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 26 June 1917. Aged 35. Born Rochdale, enlisted and resident Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Son of James and Betsy Sutcliffe, of 105, Royal St., Milnrow, Rochdale. Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section K. Grave 21.

SUTCLIFFE

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SYKES

Albert
Private 18593, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 2 July 1916. Born Oldham, enlisted Shaw, resident Milnrow. Husband of Annie Sykes, of 10, Ashes Lane, Milnrow, Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.

SYKES

Fred
Private 16773, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 8 May 1915. Born Milnrow, enlisted Shaw. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12.

SYKES

Jim
Private 57055, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 28 April 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sykes, of 15, Ladyhouse Lane, Milnrow, Rochdale. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 9.

TAYLOR

Edgar
Private 36823, 3rd/5th (Territorial) Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 10 October 1917. Born Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale, resident Newhey, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.

TAYLOR

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TAYLOR

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TAYLOR

Wilfred
[Two entries] Lance Corporal 2401, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 26 April 1915. Aged 24. Born Broughton, Worcestershire, enlisted Bury, resident Rochdale. Son of Benjamin and Alice Taylor, of 1, Cornfield St., Milnrow, Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 58 to 72 or 218 to 219.

TAYLOR

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THOMPSON

Albert
Private 39016, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 22 October 1916. Born Bottle, Liverpool, resident Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.

TILLOTSON

Albert
Private 80169, "B" Company, 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 18 September 1918. Aged 19. Born leeds, Yorskhire, enlisted Bury, Lancs. Son of Edwin and Annie Elizabeth Tillotson, of 4, Butterworth Hall Milnrow, Rochdale. Native of Leeds. Formerly 59177, Lancashire Fusiliers. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 9.

TRAVIS

Frank
Private 15159, 7th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 30 July 1916. Aged 21. Born Rochdale, enlisted Shaw. Son of William and Miriam Travis, of 40, Dale St., Milnrow, Rochdale; husband of Annie Travis. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.

TRAVIS

Harry
Private 202602, 1st/5th (Territorial Force), Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 4 September 1918. Born Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. Buried in LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 16.

TURNER

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TWEEDALE

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WADDINGTON

Fred
Private 16771, 1st Battalion, KIng's Own (Royal Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action 4 July 1916. Aged 21. Born Milnrow, enlisted Shaw. Son of Joseph and Lavina Hurst, of Milnrow, nr. Rochdale. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.1, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 19.

WADDINGTON

Robert
Lance Corporal 28586, 1st/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 2 September 1918. Born Newhey, Lancs., enlisted Rochdale, resident Milnrow. Son of Mrs. L. Waddington, of 9, Ashes Lane, Milnrow, Rochdale. Buried in BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 5.

WALLEN

Harry
Private 282246, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 20 April 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. Son of Abraham Kershaw Wallen and Sarah Ann Wallen, of 33, Delph St., Milnrow, Rochdale, Lancs. Buried in CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot iV. Row B. Grave 1.

WALSH

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WALSH

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WALTON

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WALTON

Elijah
Rifleman R/6837, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 30 November 1917. Aged 32. Born Rochdale, enlisted Shaw, resident Milnrow. Son of Mrs. Elizah Walton, of 33, Newhey Rd., Milnrow, Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9.

WALTON

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WHARFE

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WILD

Herbert Stanley
Private 24532, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8 July 1916. Aged 25. Born Rochdale, enlisted Wallasey, Cheshire. Son of John Henry and Harriet E. Wild, of 121, Royds St., Milnrow, Rochdale. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 110.

WILD

James
Private 19459, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 19 May 1916. Born Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

WILSON

John
Private 14398, 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Rochdale. Son of Mrs. Sarah Wilson, of Annis Hill, Milnrow, Rochdale, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 35 to 37.

WOOD

Charles Joshua
Private 202604, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds 20 August 1918. Born Milnrow, enlisted Rochdale. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 78.

WOODHEAD

Benjamin
Driver L/15787, 56th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Mesopotamia 12 July 1916. Born Milnrow, enlisted Shaw. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VI. Row W. Grave 5.

WORMWELL

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IN MEMORY OF THE ME
OF THE
MILNROW URBAN DISTRICT
WHO DIED FOR ENGLAND
1939-1945

ARMSTRONG

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BARNES

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BARNES

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BARNES

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BONNETT

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BRAMWELL

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BUCKLEY

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BUTTERWORTH

B J
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BUTTERWORTH

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CANNON

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CHEETHAM

Frank
Private 4133170, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 25 November 1942. Aged 32. Son of Charles Edward and Bertha Cheetham, of Milnrow, Lancashire. Buried in ANCONA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row A. Grave 7.

COCKER

Vernon
Aircraftman 2nd Class 2200680, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 31 October 1943. Aged 40. Son of Ann Cocker; husband of Edith Cocker, of Milnrow. Buried in MILNROW (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. New Portion. Row K. Grave 30.

COHOON

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COLLINGE

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COWBURN

[James] Frank
Sergeant 1066695, 117 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28 April 1943. Aged 21. Son of John and Mary Elizabeth Cowburn, of Milnrow, Lancashire. Buried in ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 5

CROWTHER

Jack
Serjeant 3451678, 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 24 November 1944. Aged 26. Husband of Edith Crowther, of Milnrow, Lancashire. Buried in SANTERNO VALLEY WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row A. Grave 15.

DAWSON

Kenneth
Private 3451694, 6th (10th Battalion, The Royal Welch Fusiliers) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Died 10 September 194. Aged 24. Son of Mrs. A. Dawson, of Milnrow, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 12.

FIELDING

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FLETCHER

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FOSTER

Selwyn
Fusilier 3458429, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 19 September 1944. Aged 30. Son of Walter Smith, and of Sarah Elizebeth Smith, of Milnrow, Lancashire. Buried in FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 2.

GILES

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GREAVES

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HAMBLER

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HARGREAVES

Eric T
Trooper 7934990, 50th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died 19 July 1943. Aged 26. Son of James and Emma Jane Hargreaves; husband of Joan Hargreaves, of Milnrow, Lancashire. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot II. Row G. Grave 33.

HELLIWELL

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HOLROYD

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HOWARTH

Vernon
Lance Corporal T/10699995, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 24 August 1943. Son of James Thomas Howarth and Sarah Alice Howarth, of Rochdale; husband of Margaret Ethel Howarth, of Milnrow. Buried in MILNROW (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Old Portion. Row 8. Grave 11.

HULME

Reginald
Sergeant 952518, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8 April 1943. Aged 24. Son of Charles Harold and Martha Matilda Hulme; husband of Mary Hulme, of Heston, Middlesex. Buried in MILNROW (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Old Portion. Row 2. Grave 13.

HUMPHREY

Fred
Lance Corporal 549956, 12th Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 21 May 1940. Aged 30. Husband of Edna Humphrey, of Milnrow, Lancashire. Buried in DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot 2 Row 6 Grave 4.

KEEN

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KERSHAW

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KERSHAW

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LEACH

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LORD

Hammond
Trooper 3452347, 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died 28 June 1944. Aged 30. Son of Abraham and Mary Lord; husband of Kathleen Lord, of Milnrow, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 8, Column 3.

LORD

Harold
Trooper 3448037, 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Died 28 June 1944. Aged 28. Husband of Helen Lord, of Milnrow, Lancashire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XXVII. Row F. Grave 6.

MANN

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MEADOWCROFT

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MITCHELL

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MOORE

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MORRIS

Harold
Corporal 3451779, 1st/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 9 June 1941. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Morris, of Rochdale; husband of Mary Morris, of Milnrow. Buried in ROCHDALE CEMETERY, Lancashire. Square Y. Church of England Grave 36919.

PARKER

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PICKUP

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PRESTWICH

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PRICE

George [Leonard]
Private 4105468, 1st Battalion The Herefordshire Regiment, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 22 October 1944. Aged 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Price; husband of Doris Price, of Milnrow. Lancashire. Buried in VENRAY WAR CEMETERY, Limburg (Netherlands), Netherlands. Plot I. Row F. Grave 10.

RIGBY

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ROBINSON

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RUTHERFORD

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SHEARD

Roy
Sapper 1878279, 276 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 24 July 1945. Aged 22. Son of Granville and Lily Sheard, of Milnrow, Lancashire. Buried in CELLE WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 4.

SIMONS

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SMITH

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TAYLOR

James Melvin
Private 3391049, 5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, Died 16 July 1944. Aged 30. Son of James William and Ethel Taylor, of Milnrow, Lancashire; husband of Elsie Taylor, of Milnrow. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XII. Row C. Grave 6.

WHITEHEAD

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WILKINSON

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WILSON

Derrick Barker
Leading Stoker P/KX 137209, H.M.S. Vestal, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was it was critically damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft about 55 nautical miles south-west of Phuket, Siam (Thailand) 26 July 1945. Aged 24. Son of George W. and Hilda M. Wilson; husband of Marjorie Wilson, of Milnrow, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 89, Column 3.

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